This is a warm, friendly, and cozy dwelling that some guests refer to as a hobbit house.
The Cole Cabin was built out of logs cut down with hand saws the old fashioned way and then transported to the cabin site with horses, where they were 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 propane fired 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. 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. One is in the master bedroom and it has a shower, sink and a toilet. There is also a second split bathroom with a toilet in one room and across from it, an oversized shower room with a sink.
Sleeping areas or bedrooms on the first floor:
|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 hang out on a hot day and go for a swim. A rowboat is provided. The grassy banks of the pond provide safe and easy entry into the water for young children. A screened gazebo graces the far shore. The pond is shared by the Cole House, but otherwise is private.
Lots to Do Nearby
It is a pleasant hike or a short drive from the cabin to a waterfall called Pikes Falls, a beautiful rocky place for swimming, diving, sun bathing or hiking. The water is very cold even on the hottest days. Watch a video of Pikes Falls.
On the backside of the property is Styles brook which runs down from Stratton Mountain. Watch a video about Styles Brook.
$175 a night with a three night minimum or $950 a week in the Spring-Summer-Fall plus Vermont and Town Rooms Tax (10%) for rentals under 30 days. In addition, there is also an $95 cleaning fee and a refundable security deposit. A deposit of half your rent holds your reservation and is refundable up to 30 days before the start of your stay. The rental balance is due before your arrival. All utilities are included in the reasonable weekly rates.
During the warmer months, the cabin may be rented by the week or by the night with a three night minimum. In the summertime, the cabin is ideal for couples and young families with a couple of young children. Smoking is not permitted.
The cabin is available for rental in the winter months by the ski season (December-mid April).