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Private and artistic log cabin, bring your pets and enjoy the best of Vermont

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Pawlet - VERMONT LOG CABIN

4 bedroom, 4 unique/artistic bathrooms, private rustic setting, no hidden fees

ARTISTIC LOG CABIN, private and peaceful. Set into a perfect homestead property with fruit trees, berries, gardens and naturally terraced terrain. With woods and old pastures all around, the birds will herald the morning sunrise. Beautiful views from the numerous windows and porch around two sides of house; also, a large slate patio that is perfect for cook outs. Fully appointed kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and two ovens. Cabin accomodates up to 8 people, master bedroom with private bathroom, second bedroom has one double bed, one single and another single in bedroom loft (which kids LOVE). The third bedroom has one double bed. The fourth bedroom has one double and one single bed. The sunroom has two couches that double as beds. The bedrooms and two bathrooms are upstairs, one bathroom is on the first floor. The cabin is owner built from mostly reused or local materials found in surrounding woods. Each bathroom is a unique work of art and you have never seen a fireplace like this one! The cabin is meant to be an example of how a beautiful, comfortable and functional house can be built for a fraction of the cost using your imagination. $180 per night, 2 night minimum based on up to 4 guests, additional guest $35 each per night.

The cabin is artistic and rustic in nature and in order to appeal to those ideals certain safety considerations are not present in terms of railing heights and spacing, steps inside and out are irregular, balconies inside and out, patios and porches as well as surrounding terrain are all organic and not young child safe. Please consider this when planning a trip with young children and feel free to ask for more details.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Two story treehouse. sleeps 5, very cool! type in 802728 in the "search for" bar to find it on this site.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Rik Sassa
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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About Rik Sassa

I am a stone mason/carpenter/artist that believes in living simply and close to nature. I enjoy creating spaces for people to use and demonstrating that living spaces can be beautiful, efficient comfortable and economical to build if you use your imagination and local resources. I think a building can have a life of it's own and impart a feeling on the people that stay there. I stive to create exotic, beautiful and organic structures that resonate tranquillity and harmony with their surroundings...... I hope you will agree.

Why Rik Sassa chose Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

This property has every thing that I was looking for in a piece of land: various levels, a view, open land and wooded, some huge old tree and stone walls that give it a feeling of history, water nearby and a rural feeling, and of course- being in Vermont, a state I feel a great connection with.

What makes this cabin unique

The benefits of this property are that it is centrally located, as I have said, 'all roads lead to West Pawlet.....eventually'. It is also private yet easy to access.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveller reviews)

Private and artistic log cabin, bring your pets and enjoy the best of Vermont
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 76 reviews

A lovely getaway in Vermont

  • 4 of 5

This beautiful log cabin in the mountains for Vermont was lovely. A lovely, quirky, rustic, comfortable, artistically beautiful house on a gorgeous piece of land with a view of the mountains. Rik greeted us upon our arrival and gave us the particulars of the house and all its elements. It is truly a piece of art inside! After our tutorial, Rik dashed off as he had bread baking in the oven. Within a few minutes he returned with a lovely loaf of fresh out of the oven bread. So good with butter! We had dinner the first night at The Barn at Rik's suggestion and it was a wonderful dinner - food was amazing. Day trips south to Manchester, north to Rutland and Killington, dinner at the Dorset Inn. Beautiful scenic drives, good food, outlet shopping, and two nights of fires in the unique fireplace added to our enjoyable stay. I'm sure this house and property is as beautiful in spring, summer and winter as we found it to be in the fall. We even managed to have coffee on the front deck the first morning as it was still quite warm and sunny. Would highly recommend this property and families would be very comfortable. My only negative comment is that the phone service we found to be non-existent. We were able to get wifi, but not able to receive or make phone calls. No reflection on Rik as this is rural Vermont and phone service is sketchy other than nearer the towns. I found that to be pleasant to some extent, but could be problematic if you must have phone service. Only reason for 4 stars rather than 5. Otherwise we had a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga Springs, New York

Creative cabin

  • 5 of 5

Rick was very welcoming and greeted us at the cabin with some warm bread just out of the oven ( which we ate in like 2 seconds!). The cabin is beautiful & the grounds are private with plenty of space. We were not able to enjoy the area as we wanted because of the weather but we stayed in & cooked /watched movies/lit the fireplace. Overall I would recommend the cabin to anyone!

Raffaele & Melinda

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (kids 11 & 9) stayed at Rik’s cabin for four nights. We loved our stay in this beautiful, creative, unique house. The pictures don’t do it justice — you have to see it to get how amazing it is. It had everything we needed for our stay. Rik welcomed us at the house when we arrived and returned about 30 minutes later with fresh bread straight from the oven! We loved exploring the property, day trips to Manchester and Bromley Adventure Park, hiking Lye Brook Falls, and listening to the rain fall on the tin roof over the porch. None of us wanted to leave when it was time to go. What a gem!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every thing about the cabin; it's creative and quirky design, the wonderful bathrooms, the beautiful fireplace, etc. There are many beautiful views from the deck (which is wrap around) and meadow. Rik is a wonderful host and artist, and the fridge had some welcome fresh food already stashed. Close to Lake St. Catherine and all the surrounding areas of Dorset and Manchester, it is truly a gem.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vermont Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had a lovely time at Rik's cabin. The cabin is just beautiful inside and out and shows such artistry. The natural wood and rock used throughout the cabin paired with the beautifully mountainous setting of Rik's property creates a true oasis from a fast-paced lifestyle. Each of the four bathrooms Rik has created will take your breath away with how unique and amazing they are! There was plenty of space for our guests who we invited for one night of our stay, and the cabin then felt incredibly spacious for the rest of our time at the cabin with just the two of us. We appreciated all the different sitting areas both within the cabin and outside on the wraparound porch, as well as at the outdoor fire pit on the patio which was a great place to spend the evenings. We grilled a lot of different meals, and it was convenient having a larger and a smaller charcoal grill option. There is a plethora of brochures and maps for local daytrips that would please anybody looking to go out for an excursion without traveling too far from the cabin- lots of nearby options. We hiked at Merck forest, which offers beautiful farmland and scenery. On a different day we went swimming in beautiful Lake St. Catherine. Next time we'd love to rent kayaks at Lake St. Catherine too. Overall we had a truly special and wonderful vacation at Rik's cabin and hope to be back before long.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Second Stay, Just As Magical As The First!

  • 5 of 5

Our second (now hopefully annual!) stay at Rik's cabin was just as perfect as the first. His cabin is inspiring, and truly a work of art. The location of the cabin in West Pawlet is everything you could want in a Vermont vacation. You can stay in the cabin alone and not go anywhere for a perfectly relaxing stay (peaceful, beautiful views, full kitchen) or venture out - the cabin is close to Manchester, shopping, hiking trails, breweries, restaurants, etc. Rik is a pleasure to deal with, very easy to talk to and makes sure your stay is a success. I would give more than 5 stars if I could! I recommend staying here, you will not be disappointed! We had 6 people in the cabin and one dog and did not feel cramped at all. There are multiple areas to sit outside and rooms to hang out inside. Also I would recommend checking out his tree house (separate rental) if you really want a unique experience. A+ THANK YOU again from all of us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany international
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Granville, NY
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Fort Edward, NY
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Barn Restaurant
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Car: necessary

This is a four season location, centrally located between five ski areas (two large, Stratton and Killington and three smaller ones, West Mountain, Bromely and Willard Mountain). There is cross country skiing and snow shoeing nearby. In the warmer months, there is trail hiking at Merck Forest Farm Center (along with various homsteading demonstrations and workshops on different weekends). There are a few mountains to hike nearby for views of surrounding towns and area (1 to 2 hour hikes). Many biking opportunities around, including a tandem bike here that is at your disposal. There is a 30 mile converted rail trail at the bottom of the driveway for biking, walking, horsebackriding and snowmobiling. Fishing on the Famous Mettowee and Battenkill rivers (canoeing/tubing as well). Dive into history and swim at the Old Dorset Marble Quarry, there is also a playhouse and an 18 hole golf course/tennis, along with fine dining in Historic Dorset (15 mins away), Saratoga is an hour away with Racetrack/Casino, shopping, dining, music and arts. Water slide, tree-top adventure course and zip line at two ski resorts in summer. Beautiful Lake St. Catherine (15 mins away), Lake Bomoseen (35 mins away) and big Lake George (45 mins away) all have boating, water skiing while Lake George has golf, mini golf, dining, malls, and Great Escape amusement park/ water park. Locally there are numerous farmers markets, yard sales, and antiquing options around. Natural Vermont provides streams to peruse, birds to watch, hunting in hunting season and mid Sept. to mid Oct. is foliage season when the hills burst into oranges, reds and yellows. Sightseeing all around, but if all this activity seems too much and what is really needed is a break from activity, then grab a cold drink and relax on the porch swing or hammock and enjoy the sunset while listening to the great horned owls, then come inside for a nice romantic evening in front of the fire.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Pawlet, Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
presidents day
17 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
labor day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
22 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £119
Pet Fee £20

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Pawlet in Vermont

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Each bathroom is more unique than the last, all very cool, imaginative and functional.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , there is a flat couch that could be used a bed as well
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • One master bedroom with private bathroom and balcony outside. Second bedroom has one double, two singles (one in a loft that kids love) and a single fold up roll away bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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