Mountain View, River property Near River & Near lake, WIFI, Hot Tub, GM Room
Kris Or Jane
About Kris Or Jane
I own another wonderful log cabin just 25 miles north of this gorgeous place! We have been renting it for 13 years. We have many requests every year for a larger rental for larger families and this is it! Join us at our Lodge! Where nature is 'everywhere'
Kris Or Jane purchased this House in 2014
Why Kris Or Jane chose Ripton
I have ALWAYS LOVED this part of Vermont! Just gorgeous! And when this opportunity came up to actually be able to buy a place here we were thrilled! With the river just across the road and being near the lake and skiing it was a perfect fit for our large extended family! and the beauty of the area plus the Mossalamoo recreational are right there and being so close to Middlebury also made it a perfect fit. It is a fun place! which was what we were looking for, we have 5 kids and 10 grand children and we wanted a vacation home that we could bring each family to, close to the river and skiing in the winter. This was a perfect for us and we thought many other families might enoy it to.
What makes this House unique
When I first drove up my mouth dropped open! It was LOVE at first sight and I had not even entered the house yet! For years I had taken this scenic Route and always thought what a beautiful part of Vermont it was. BUT upon entering this home my heart started to race! all the gorgeous details and Fun the builder had poured into this home. The wonderful surprises! like the stone work inside that drops two floors into the livingroom! and the SECRET ROOM! just to start! It was like walking into my dream fun vacation home! yet a it is warm inviting and HAPPY. All the windows and light, And just the FEEL made me say YES! And the AREA so beautiful! We feel blessed!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Nice property very nice owners
Everything in previous reviews were accurate. Nice spacious property and great hosts. But had issues with hot water in the shower. The other thing which nobody mentioned that cell phone service is not existent and WiFi was not reliable. This has nothing to do with the owners, it’s the area. If you need to do any work on your computer you have to travel 15-20 minutes into another town on route 7. Besides those issues I would highly recommend this property.
Fantastic Property Inside & Out
We loved everything about our stay at the lodge in Ripton. Great location, plenty of room and nice amenities. The only thing I would mention is that the entries are a little tough but very minor point considering what a great stay we had. Would definitely rent again!
Thank you so much for staying with us this summer! We are so happy you ove the house and would stay with us again! The house has 3 entrances and we do have in the directions that you are welcome to drive right up to the side entrance so it would have been easy. I will make sure I tell every guests this again though I know sometimes there is so much to read people miss it:) The spiral is beautiful but it can be a challenge for some guests through the driveway entrance. So we have the other option! Hope to Have you stay again!
A Beautiful Vermont Vacation Home
We were in Vermont for the week to attend our son’s graduation from Norwich University. The drive from Ripton to Northfield is breathtaking and there are a couple of beautiful waterfalls along the way.
When we arrived at the home we were taken back by the beauty of the home and surroundings. This was only the beginning though. The inside of the home is amazing. The pictures are very accurate and the home is spectacular and spotless! I am a big fan of woodworking and the beauty and quality of the woodworking is fantastic. The detail and beautify of the interior of the home is perfect! There is so much room in this house that our family of 7 were able to be together most of the time, but we were also able to split up and have our own time and space when needed.
There are so many bedrooms that it was hard for everyone (other than us parents who chose the master) to choose their bedrooms. The dining room table has ample space for a peaceful breakfast as well as a banquet sized dinner. When the younger members of the family got bored sitting at the patio they enjoyed the game room. The furnishing in the home are top notch and there are some great antique pieces as well.
The outside is very nicely laid out and there are 2 fire pits. The Ripton General store sells bundles of firewood and it is only 1 mile away. (They also sell wine and beer) We only used the hot tub one night, but it was great. The pergola patio is very spacious and cozy. We spent every spare moment out there, it is really a relaxing setting! The only downside to it is that the highway can be busy at times, but we are spoiled because we have a mountain home in a very secluded area in Pennsylvania and there is no traffic at all. The river across the road is beautiful and there are some great swimming holes. Unfortunately there was some very heavy rains while we were there and the water was too high to go in.
Chris the owner was very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. We most heartily enjoyed our stay, recommend it to all and would go back in a minute!
Relax in VT
What a great relaxing Easter weekend getaway. The property is absolutely beautiful. We would recommend it to everyone!!
Thank you! We strive to have a beautiful place for all of our guests. The lodge is very relaxing with plenty of space, yet alot of warmth throughout. We hope you come again!
Beautiful home. Lots of space and great amenities. Will definitely stay again!
We had a great time! The house was exactly what we were looking for and was just as advertised!
Thank you for staying with us! We hope you come again! LOTS of snow now! Winter is such a fun time to spend with us with the ski places that are close by, both cross country and down hill. But best of all you can just relax and enjoy what our home has to offer :). THANK YOU, Kris & Ben
River Stone Lodge is just inside the Green Mountain National Forest and near the Moosalamo National Recreation area! 18,000 acres of pure, breathtaking beauty. 70 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Located on the most gorgeous scenic VT route 125- a popular route for cyclists. Near everything you'd want for all seasons! Enjoy the sounds of the river right from the house and have fun fishing and/or swimming. Two ski areas within 5 minutes- one downhill and the other cross country. Within 45 minutes of two other major ski areas. Two indoor heated garages PERFECT for skiers/snowboarders who don’t want to have to shovel the car out in the morning!
Many guests will have the chance to see the occasional bear, moose and deer on the property! Biking, motocycle riding, hiking, walking, bird watching, wildlife viewing and more. Located within 5 minutes of Middlebury where local restaurants and shops await you. Convenient location to grocery – conventional and local co-op, restaurants, shopping but still located within the Green Mountain National Forest. We are the perfect distance for a short trip to the cultural Vermont hub of Burlington where you can enjoy more great dining, theatre, tourist attractions and more.
This is the perfect rental for an active family getaway, reunion with friends or just a quiet, luxurious and romantic weekend away. We even can host small events such as weddings. Please inquire!