CabinSense is a private oasis on 175 acres with 3 large ponds hidden in the hills of Vermont. Simple and rustic, it stands in stark contrast our modern-day lifestyle. Without electricity, cell or Internet, it is offered as a special place to escape, unwind, rest & recharge. The main cabin has a bunk bed and a twin bed, a wood stove with oven, a cooler and an outdoor fire pit with grill. A second cabin accommodates parties larger than 3 but no more than 6.
The Main Cabin is made of full-scribed (swedish cope) white pine logs, 12 to 14 inches in diameter. The building is 16x18 feet with a 6 foot covered porch. The roof and sub floor are fully insulated with recycled fibers and the floors are planked with rough-sawn 2-inch-thick hemlock. Inside, there is a hand-crafted bunk bed, an antique table, chairs and a wood-fired cylinder stove with oven and side-mounted hot-water tank.
The Extra Cabin - If you have more than 3 people in your party and no more than 6, there is a second cabin with 3-burner propane stove, dry sink, wood stove, screen porch and sleeping loft with king bed and a single bed. This cabin is not insulated, but is spacious and located only a few minute walk from the main cabin on the other side of the pond. We only offer this cabin as extra space for groups larger than 3 but no more than 6. The minimum base rate is $150 for the main cabin plus $25 per person for parties with more than 3 people up to 6.
The Land - The cabins are located on 175 acres of pristine Vermont forest populated with old-growth trees, well-defined trails, moss covered rocks and ledges, deep valley bogs, elevated hilltops and three large ponds. The cabins are located next to the south and middle ponds.
The Ponds - The ponds cascade one to the other and are supplied by cool mountain springs located on the property. Each pond is suitable for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing (perch). Together they attract and support an abundance of wildlife including duck, owl, deer and black bear. They are surrounded by hiking trails and have multiple access points, including a 30-foot rope swing next to the main cabin, docs and swimming raft. The water is cool and refreshing.
In combination, this "space" is like renting your own National Park.
The entrance to the property is at the south end marked by a green gate with combination lock. This is where the town dirt road ends. From here, a private woods road leads north 3/4 of a mile to the ponds and cabins. In spring, summer and fall, it is suitable for a cars with some clearance (not sports cars) preferably with four wheel or front-wheel drive. In Winter, it is snow-packed and requires snow shoes, cross country skis or a snowmobile. It is also on the V.A.S.T. network. The town plows to a point just shy of the gate with room to park.
What to Bring - Towels, sleeping bags (or sheets and blankets), pillows, flash lights, head lamps, lantern, drinking water, food, cooler, cups, plates, utensils, bug repellant and gear to hike, mountain bike, swim, fish, kayak, ski, snowshoe, snowmobile or hunt (according to season and with a Vermont license).
Limited Usage - The cabin has no interior plumbing and is served by an outhouse with a composting sawdust toilet. By definition it is a "primitive camp." Annual usage is limited to 60 days per year and no more than three consecutive weeks. Each cabin outfitted for a party of three.
I am an avid fan of Vermont and its natural beauty. I love to trail run and mountain bike and look forward to spending time in the woods whenever I can. For anyone who loves nature, you will love Cabinsense!