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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 167 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Rik Sassa
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Pawlet, Vermont

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(88 traveller reviews)

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Private and artistic log cabin, bring your pets and enjoy the best of Vermont
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 88 reviews
5

Peaceful and Fun!

  • 5 of 5

As you can see from the photos, this is a beautiful cabin designed and built by an imaginative mind with a keen eye for rustic details. The varied use of reclaimed wood, stone, and concrete makes it unique. In case you can’t tell, every bathroom and shower and tub is a vacation all on its own!

Rik met us there and gave us a tour of the cabin with clear instructions on how everything worked and, as others have mentioned, a loaf of fresh-baked herb-crusted bread! Later we discovered that he had set everything up in the fireplace for us so that all we had to do was light the newspaper at the bottom! On one chilly and rainy afternoon, we availed ourselves of the collection of top-notch board games in the closet.

The beds were very comfortable and every bedroom was stocked with many cozy blankets. The latter were perfect for the crisp New England nights in late May when we were there.

If you enjoy cooking on your getaway, you’ll be glad to know that the kitchen is brilliantly equipped: plenty of counter space, two gas ranges, a big refrigerator, gorgeous iron skillets, a variety of sharp knives, and a drawer full of every tool you could need.

This is the greenest cabin rental vacation we’ve ever had! If you care about recycling and composting, you’ll feel at home. If not, now’s the time to have fun learning about it!

If you’ve come to immerse yourself in Nature, you’ll be rewarded by the peaceful forest as well as numerous fun birds to watch. In May, we saw warblers, were teased by a drumming Pileated Woodpecker, and lullabied by a couple of Bard Owls. The cabin is a short drive from Merck Forest and Farmland Center if you’re looking for a lovely hike and a look at sustainable farming practices!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Unique place.

  • 4 of 5

Very cool place. Beautiful setting and very quiet (minus the wildlife). Really enjoyed our stay. Great mix of rustic and modern convenience

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We will be back

  • 5 of 5

Excellent overall experience. Rik is an outstanding host.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Interesting house...not for everyone

  • 3 of 5

The good:

The main floor and upstairs bedrooms are really nice - handmade woodwork. Clean. The owner is very nice. He meets you with delicious fresh bread. He was very accommodating of our pets. Fun and interesting designs in the bathrooms.

The bad:

Only 2 of the 4 bedrooms were useable for my party. The bedrooms in the walkout basement were too musty for anyone to stay in. All of the couches and chairs are worn to the point of being uncomfortable. WiFi only worked for non Apple devices. No lock on the front door (I guess it's not necessary there, but it made my family and I uncomfortable).

The ugly:

Pulling up to the house we thought we were in the wrong place. The pictures lead us to believe it was a secluded cabin in the woods. It is off the beaten path, but there are several out buildings that are being used by the owner and detract from the exterior. There is, however, a pretty awesome hobbit house down the hill.

This is a nice enough place but it is not for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I must say it stings to get a negative review (even if it is only partially negative). I truly want guests to feel comfortable and at home. I felt like a different place was being described, but I realise different people see things differently, and I will address all the realistic concerns mentioned.
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4

Excellent Rustic Escape

  • 4 of 5

Rich's house is a wonderful stay, a true country escape not too far from some popular destinations. Let me just say Rik is an easy going host who provides you with just about anything you need for a comfortable stay.The house is rather unique built from natural materials with an adirondack cabin feel. Only two things keep me from giving it 5 stars. One is the need to either drive or hike for cell service. (he does have network WIFI - we just never managed to connect to it and truthfully didn't bother him for assistance) and the other is the doors do not lock at night or when you leave the house to explore, I guess it is remote enough that it really wasn't an issue, but we needed to get used to it since we come from a busy area and our doors are always locked. That being said I never asked him for a key either. In the end these were minor inconveniences and actually helped us relax even more since our kids were unable to consume wasted hours on devices like iPhones and iPads , etc. We enjoyed it very much and would likely return again late summer or to Ski in the winter. If you bring a pet like we did be prepared to treat him/her for Ticks in the warm weather since it mostly woods around the house. He also has some interesting buildings on the property that he allowed the my kids to explore like a treehouse and a hobbit house built into a hillside. If you don't mind a quiet country setting and either want a place to just relax with family or if you need a good jump off point for day trips I would definitely recommend a stay here you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect weekend getaway cabin.

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property, very unique yet comfortable and welcoming. Rik met us when we arrived Friday night and brought us a fresh loaf of bread, which was delicious. He provides most everything you need, we have no complaints and will definitely be back next year. Be sure to walk down the hill and see the hobbit house. Yes, the hobbit house. It's awesome.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany international
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Granville, NY
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Dorset
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Fort Edward, NY
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Barn Restaurant
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Bromley
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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Pawlet, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
labor day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$317
A$1,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest
 
foliage
22 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$317
A$1,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$317
A$1,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest
 
X-mas
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$380
A$2,029
A$5,072
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$228
A$1,268
A$4,058
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$44.38 per person per night
Pet Fee A$31.7
Damage Deposit A$190.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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