This post and beam, slate -roofed cabin is unique in that it offers a Vermont cabin experience, free of some modern conveniences but very comfortable and clean. It was designed and built by a Vermont sculptor / architect, using antique posts and beams, rafters and slate from a barn in Cornish, New Hampshire, just across the river. The design details are in themselves a rich pleasure. This cabin appeals to those who understand luxury as being simple. It is ideal for a quiet vacation, artistic work, contemplative practice, or a relaxing retreat.
It is a three-minute walk from the paved road where one parks, up through a pine forest to a lovely open knoll. In the spring, the knoll is covered with daffodils and in the summer, the flower gardens are a pleasure. The foliage in the fall right there is gorgeous. The winter is beautiful there – it’s, well, snowy and cold outside and snug inside.
The cabin and the guest room are heated by wood stoves with plenty of kindling and dry hardwood provided.
The cabin has solar –powered lights and paraffin lamps.
One carries the excellent quality well water from the artesian overflow, about 50', to the kitchen. The kitchen is simple, with good counter space, good utensils, and a propane gas cook stove and oven. We provide a large cooler for ice to keep food cold. A bottle of wine can be set in the overflow pool of the well to keep it cool.
The toilet is a delightful, clean composting outhouse, about 30' from the cabin.
There is an outdoor shower and set off in the woods, two New Zealand –style hot tubs – cast iron bathtubs that one fills with water and builds a fire under. It’s some effort but a remarkable experience!
The area is terrific for bicycling, and one can ride on postcard -gorgeous dirt roads or well –maintained rural paved roads. There are beautiful walks and good back country skiing, right out the cabin door. The St. Gaudens National Historic Site, the towns of Woodstock, Hanover, and Norwich and numerous smaller towns and villages are all within a half hour drive.
There is no phone or internet connectivity. One has to walk to the top of the ridge to get cellphone connection, and go to the villages of Brownsville or Hartland for internet.
The cabin is a haven of quiet and privacy. It is safe and no one will bother you.
$80 per night with your own linens and the expectation that you will sweep, take your recyclables and trash and leave it clean. Weekly and extended rates available. References and deposit required. Snowmobiles and ATVs are not allowed. Smoking is not allowed.
For more information and reservations, e-mail: jladdbvt@+ More