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Rustic Cabin on Private Pond in Stratton Vermont

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 propane fired 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.

Rental Seasons

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.

Vermont meals and rooms tax ID#440-K10128065F-01

Keywords: Cabin, log cabin, Stratton, pond, Vermont, rural

More Details

Jeremy Cole
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, My wife speaks French.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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.


Stratton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please review the Terms of the Rental PDF prior to booking the rental.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The Master bedroom has a toilet, sink and shower attached to it. There is also a split bath with a toilet in one room and across the hall a large shower area with a sink and a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom with Queen Bed, private bathrom with shower., Bunk Beds (1) This bunk bed has two double beds, one on top of each other. In a sleeping alcove. See the photos and video for more details.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Cabin is on a 3/4 acre pond with a row boat and is swimmable in summer and skateable in the winter.


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Rustic Cabin on Private Pond in Stratton Vermont
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Quant, Quiet, & Quality!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Old log cabin with additions. Quaint and cozy. Plenty of room for the 4 of us. Nice yard and pond.

  • 4 of 5

Small spaces but welcoming for a family to spend quality time together. Everything included makes it convenient. Internet was inconsistently working for 2 I-phones and a laptop usage. It had rained a lot during our stay so we couldn’t enjoy the back patio. It was also very hot and humid and only had one movable fan to use plus a ceiling fan in the bedroom. But overall very comfortable and charming. We enjoyed our stay and we were able to do a lot of sightseeing locally.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review of the Cole Cabin in Stratton. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and had a good vacation. I am sorry that the internet did not work to your satisfaction. It comes a long way down the road and sometimes is flakey especially when it has been storming. It normally provides easy access for email and for general browsing and the watching of an occasional movie. It is not designed for heavy downloading or gaming. As for the fans, I do have additional fans I can provide to renters who would like them. The temperatures during your stay were so cool in the evening (low to mid 60s) that I didn’t think to ask if you might need an additional fan. Thanks for bringing these issues to my attention. I appreciate it and thank you for staying with us.
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Peaceful Rustic Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting for quiet relaxation. Owner very helpful when storm took out wifi. The cabin is cozy, with a delightful secluded setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wanderlust weekend at the Cole cabin

  • 5 of 5

My son and I recently had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay at the Cole cabin. We felt as if we were the only inhabitants for miles!

The cabin was comfortably set-up for guests and we felt very much at home there. It’s proximity to the base of Stratton Mountain was most convenient (a mile and a half or so), but the cabin truly seemed as if it were tucked away in the wilderness.

It was very welcoming of Jeremy to stop by the cabin on Friday morning to introduce himself and drop off an extra set of keys.

We would love to return the this “little piece of heaven” sometime in the future.

Five stars *****

Scott and Nolan - father and son “yogi” team

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cabin on a pond

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, rustic, easy.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $95

Please review the Terms of the Rental prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.