About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms (MBR + Bunk Area), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Quiet Vacation Spot in the Warmer Months.
The Cabin is located with the Cole House next to a private pond at 1700 feet on a quiet picturesque dead-end dirt road just below (one and one-half miles) the Stratton Mountain ski resort. Tennis, golf, horseback riding, and concerts at an outdoor shell are summertime features at the resort.
Rustic & Comfortable.
Warm and friendly, this is a cozy dwelling, comfortably furnished.
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 view of the pond and is cheered by a brick fireplace with an Avalon wood burning 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 and one in back of the fireplace with a shower big enough to hold two people. Across from the shower is a separate lavatory.
In the hallway leading from the living area to the master bedroom are two double-sized bunks. The master bedroom with a queen bed has its own bath with shower. Upstairs are games and a TV with DVD player. The Cabin has Cable TV and Wireless Internet Access.
A Private Pond.
In front of the Cabin is a patio facing the pond. The patio has a table, adirondack chairs and a Weber Grill for barbecuing. The three quarter acre pond offers refreshing swimming. A rowboat is provided for fun. The grassy banks of the pond provide safe and easy entry into the water and is a great place to enjoy the sun on a hot day. A lovely screened gazebo graces the far shore.
Lots to Do Nearby.
For a good hike, you can take the Long Trail which winds it way through the back of Stratton Mountain. 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 and hiking as well as a cool dip. The water is very cold even in the late August. 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 and Dorset.
The Cabin can be rented by the week or by the night (min 3 nights) during the Spring, Summer and Fall. During the Winter, the Cole Cabin can be rented by the ski season.
Keywords: Cabin, log cabin, Stratton, pond, Vermont, rural
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- english, french, My wife speaks French.
- Calendar last updated:
- May 28, 2018
About Jeremy Cole
I grew up in the Cole Cabin and the Cole House. Stratton was started by my mother, Malvine Cole, who was often called the Mother of Stratton Mountain, and a number of other people both local and from outside the state. I learned to ski on the hillside near the houses and at Stratton.
Why Jeremy Cole chose Stratton
The Cole Cabin offers an old style of vacation that is quiet, private and away from it all in the backwoods of Vermont, but it is also close to the Stratton Ski Area and other places of interest in Southern Vermont.
What makes this Cabin unique
Quiet, private with old fashioned charm. A 3/4 acre pond that has been recently restored with its own rowboat and access is a special part of the Cole Cabin experience. Young children are especially attracted to the pond with its many water creatures (frogs, salamanders, fish). A brook flows on the back of the property. If you like to hike, you can drive to the other side of Stratton and get access to the Long Trails's trail head as well as a trail that leads to the Stratton fire tower. The Stratton Resort is very close, but you are not a part of it, so you get the convenience of being close, but do away with the noise and congestion. It takes seven minutes to drive up to the ski area. Pikes Falls is two miles down the road, which means you can take a leisurely walk to it or be there in minutes if you drive down to it. Manchester is 20 minutes away, the Vermont Country Store is another 20 minute drive. Brattleboro is 45 minutes away.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming cabin on a pond
We loved the proximity to Stratton, Manchester and all of their respective activities. The cabin offered access to a swimming pond and brook, which is great for kids who are on the lookout for frogs, tadpoles, and salamanders. The cabin offered the basic amenities, which was nice. The owner was very prompt in providing us information and instructions were clearly labelled within the cabin from heating to garbage disposal. We would definitely rent the cabin again for a long weekend!
Peaceful, rustic, easy.
Met by Jeremy and learned the history of the cabin and took a quick tour of the property. We love being in the woods and staying in rustic cabins, so this was perfect. Also, rustic doesn't mean bare, it had everything we needed.
We were looking to disconnect - play card games, go hiking (Hamilton Falls was a nice 6-mile hike), BBQ, break out the guitar, do a little factory outlet shopping. We did all that and had a blast. We could have gone swimming but it was a little chilly and we simply ran out of time so we never took the row boat for a ride. It was a great trip and we'll likely do it again next year. And next year we'll go out to Bromley to play at the aerial park.
a cozy, well-appointed cabin in an excellent location
My husband and I loved our time in the Cole Cabin. Jeremy's directions to the cabin were very specific and helpful, and he was very personable. It is possible that not everyone would like such a small, rustic cabin, but we loved it. It was equipped with everything one could need. The location is also very convenient for those who like hiking. We went on five different day hikes in different locales, all within a drive of no more than 40 minutes at most from the cabin. The property itself is beautiful. The patio, the pond (with rowboat), the gazebo, the babbling brook--all wonderful for those who love the beauty of Vermont. It was also wonderfully quiet; there were no outside noises to disturb us at all.
A well cared for home full of history
We Stayed July 11-16th of 2017. The home is well appointed with all featured in solid working order. Everything was clean and orderly to allow us to fully appreciate the setting unlike some places we have stayed where we had to pre-wash the dishes to use them.
The also has tons of great local and national history. There are books in the house that allow you to explore that further.
We traveled to other towns on day trips and spent other days bike riding the local roads. Drivers were courteous and mindful. We made the long walk to the Ski village of Stratton to have meals and drinks. Keep in mind that summer are REALLY slow and many placed were not open. There is always a place to grab a beer though!
Overall, great place to catch up on The Good Life.
We were attending a wedding at Stratton mountain and wanted something close to the event yet welcoming to our two dogs. This is a warmly inviting log cabin especially quiet with a lovely pond. The hosts were particularly gracious to our two small dogs and provided everything we needed for our stay.
Quant, Quiet, & Quality!!
My husband, Frank, I, and our dog Bobby absolutely loved staying in the Cole Cabin. Upon arrival, Jeremy showed us the cabin, property, and a lay of local conveniences & attractions. Our stay was a very peaceful 7 evening retreat. We enjoyed visiting Pike Falls, Bromely Mt's Arial Adventure Park, and going on a Beer tour through VT.
The Cole Cabin had plenty of room for our needs, but still a great cozy cabin feel. The utility room added to the cabin was a perfect spot for wet paws & storage, so we could enjoy the entire cabin. The amenities are true to their word; we has sufficient cellular signal (Verizon) and WiFi provided from the Cole House.
I cannot give any higher recommendations on this vacation destination. The Cole Cabin WILL be a yearly retreat for us.
Thank you so much for the opportunity for this experience!!!
Thank you so much for staying in the Cole Cabin and for your very generous review. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Relaxing, swimming in a pond, two miles from Pikes Falls. Close to the Trail Head of the Long Trail. 1.5 miles from the Stratton Mountain Resort.
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