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A Quiet Place for a Vacation

The Cole Cabin is located on a dead-end dirt road just below the Stratton Mountain ski area off of the Pikes Falls road.

This is a warm, friendly, cozy dwelling that some guests refer to as a hobbit house or boat-like.

It is built out of logs cut the old fashioned way, one by one in the woods and then transported to the site, where they are placed on top each other and chinked.

Private and quiet, the side of the Cabin that faces the pond has a patio for barbecuing and general outdoor relaxation. A Weber charcoal grill, picnic table with umbrella and Adirondeck style chairs are provided. It is a lovely spot for enjoying the day.

 

Inside the Cabin
The Cabin is comfortably furnished with bedding, dishes, cutlery and utensils. Everything is provided except sheets, pillowcases and towels.The one-person stand-up kitchen has a stainless steel sink, dishwasher, electric range, coffee maker, microwave, toaster and a refrigerator. The log living room has a brick fireplace with an Avalon fireplace insert. Gas heat is available when needed. For dining, there is a locally made free form pine slab table.

There are two bathrooms in the cabin, one in the master bedroom with a shower and a second split bathroom with a toilet in one room and across from it, an oversized shower room with a sink.

There are two sleeping areas or bedrooms on the first floor in the Cabin: a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, ceiling fan and its own bath with shower and there is a sleeping nook with two double-sized bunk beds in the area leading from the living room to the master bedroom.

Upstairs is a play/get-away/storage space with an Alice-in-Wonderland style children's play space.

A Private Pond
The Cabin is a few steps from a spring-fed 3/4 acre private pond. The pond is a great place to enjoy the sun on a hot day, go for an afternoon swim or do some recreational, catch and return fishing. A rowboat is provided. The grassy banks of the pond provide safe and easy entry into the water for young children and a lovely screened gazebo graces the far shore. The pond is shared by the Cole House, but otherwise is private.

Lots to Do Nearby
From the cabin, it is a pleasant hike or a short drive to a waterfall at Pikes Falls, a beautiful rocky place for diving, sun bathing or hiking as well as a cool dip. The water is very cold even in the late August. Watch a video of Pikes Falls. On the backside of the property is Styles brook which runs down from Stratton Mountaiun. Watch a video about Styles Brook.

Within a few miles, up at the Stratton ski area or down in the valley, are good eating places, country auctions, fairs, antiques and within a half an hour's drive, concerts and summer theatre in Weston. Manchester is outlet store heaven for the shoppers in your group.For a good day hike, take the Long Trail or the Appalchian Trail, which winds its way through the back of Stratton Mountain to Stratton Pond. A number of State Parks are close by, including Jamaica State Park, which has its own falls called Hamilton Falls. You can put in a canoe or go fishing in the many streams and nearby lakes.

Authentic Vermont attractions within a short drive include farmers’markets in Brattleboro, Jamaica and Weston, Dutton's Farm Stands in Newfane and Manchester, the Brattleboro Food Coop, the Grafton Village Cheese Store on Route #30 in Brattleboro, artisanal cheese producers on the Vermont Cheese Trail and country stores in Jamaica (D & K’s Grocery) and Harmonyville (the Harmonyville Store). There are good places to eat including the Three Mountain Inn in Jamaica and The Perfect Wife and Bistro Henry in Manchester.

A Great Place to Unwind
Cable Television is provided. Local stores rent movies you can play on the DVD player. On your own phone, unlimited local calls may be made. You must charge long distance, in or out of state to you credit card or home phone.If you have Verizon Wireless data device or phone service, you can use it here. AT&T has limited service at the Cabin. High Speed Wireless Internet service is provided.

Reasonable Rates
$800 a week in the Spring-Summer-Fall plus Vermont and Town Rooms Tax (10%) for rentals under 30 days. A deposit of half your rent holds your reservation and is refundable up to 30 days before the start of your stay. Before arrival, the rental balance is due plus a refundable $100 damage deposit per week. All utilities are included in the reasonable weekly rates.

Weeks start on a Saturday after 4 PM and end on the following Saturday at 10 am. In the summertime, the cabin is ideal for couples and young families with a couple of young children. Smoking is not permitted.

The cabin may be rented for the ski season. Families are given preference. It may be rented by the season, by the month, week or four day stay. Please visit my ski season page for more information.

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The Cabin Exterior: Three Views

Pond Side View Road Side View Cole House Side View

The Rooms: (Double-click on the photos to enlarge them)

Livingroom with Wood Stove Insert
Cabin Kitchen
(fireplace wood is seen in the foreground
Downstairs Master Bedroom

Double Bed Bunkroom / Sleeping Nook
Livingroom Looking Toward the Kitchen
Upstairs Playspace

The Environment:

The brook in back of the pond
Pond from the Far Shore Pond from the near shore Styles brook on the edge of the property

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