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Waterfront Log Cabin on the Williams River in Chester, ~VT~

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Den +sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8- 10)

The perfect Vermont location. This waterfront log cabin sits directly above the Williams River with spectacular river and mountain views west and south. Sit on the deck or in the new sunroom and listen to the rapids rushing below. Go fishing for brook trout on the Williams River directly on the property. The property has one of the few swimming holes on the Williams River. The cabin has all the charm you would expect with the addition of Wi Fi for your computer, three satellite HDTV’s, a dvr, satellite radio, dvd and a cd player. It has a fully appointed kitchen, a wood pellet stove and a steam shower. The cabin now has a new sunroom with a HD TV. The cabin has a large fit pit for evenings sitting by the fire looking at the illuminated rapids rushing below. This home is located in Chester - minutes from local shopping, conveniences and fine dining., 15 miles away is the Okemo Resort Tater hill golf course, loads of great local activities for the whole family.. 8 miles from I-91. This 4 season vacation home will allow you and your guests a wonderful Log Cabin experience. The cabin sleeps eight.

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Roy Wilkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Roy Wilkins

We grew up on the New Jersey shore and settled there. We love Vermont and we enjoyed all the ski areas in southern Vermont. We finally built a true log cabin in southern Vermont.

Roy Wilkins purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Roy Wilkins chose Chester

We built a log cabin in 1995. The location is outstanding. It is secluded but close to the town of Chester and near the major town of Springfield. Is on a historic dirt road that has been in place for over 200 years. Green Mountain Tpk. The road has a historic covered bridge that goes over the Williams river. Outstanding hiking, biking and river activities. Chester is centrally located to it all! The Weston Playhouse, Vermont's oldest professional theater company in Vermont hosts live performances, plays and musicals and is only minutes away! The nearby town of Bellows Falls hosts many of Southern Vermont's summer events .

Love sports?

There is boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming on the Connecticut River. Enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and golfing all available in the Okemo Valley area! Unique summer sports and activities include horseback riding in Woodstock, Orvis fly fishing in Manchester and hot air ballooning in Quechee. During winter months you'll find downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin sits facing south on a bluff overlooking the Williams river with rapids directly below the house. A lower deck sits on top of the rapids with a view of the mountains and sunsets.

The river is excellent for fishing for brook trout and has a five foot swimming hole at the end of the property. The lower,upper decks and new sunroom are excellent places to watch the sunset with a beverage and listen to the sounds of the rapids.

Love to explore?

The historic towns of Woodstock, Grafton, Walpole, Weston, Brattleboro and Manchester are just a few of the most beautiful and scenic places that are just a short drive away.

Love to shop?

The famous Vermont Country Store is just 4 miles away! The town of Manchester with all of its incredible outlets such as the Gap, Bose, Anichini, Crabtree & Evelyn, J. Crew and Polo just to name a few is 30 minutes away.

Love to Antique?

The Stone House Antique Center with over 80 dealers is great for fun antiquing is just down the street! There are all kinds of auctions, antique shows and fun eclectic flea markets to be found almost every weekend in Southern Vermont. The Brimfield Antique Show, put on three times a year, is one of the largest antique shows in the U.S


Chester Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fire pit


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Waterfront Log Cabin on the Williams River in Chester, ~VT~
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful Experience

  • 5 of 5

It was such a gorgeous spot! We loved it entirely and would love to come back! Had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great end of summer get away

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Wilkins log cabin. So many great memories! The house was perfect for three teens and our dogs. Tubing on the river, board games, s'mores, relaxing with a good book and a cup of coffee in the sunroom. We ventured out to Woodstock to the Sugarbush Hill Farm - great cheeses and maple syrup -and we all had our first kiss from a baby calf, lunch at country girl diner, sticky buns from baba louis', an ice cream stand in an antique store, where we ordered one scoop on a cone and received six small 15 year old was in heaven. Some of the nicest people I have ever met - every where we went! Beautiful country roads and covered bridges...a great way to wrap up summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location, overwhelming cow manure smell and not very clean

  • 2 of 5

A nice spot overlooking the Williams River. A good swimming hole although one has to be

concerned with agricultural runoff. All the amenities are included in terms of kitchen ware

but the grille is pretty dirty, the outside area is quite unkempt and beaten down and the basement area (which includes a lot of the advertised sleeping capacity) smells very moldy and is unpleasant.

The property is just downwind from a large dairy farm and quite frequently the smell of cow manure saturates the immediate environment. If you like the smell of cow manure, the place

is heaven.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The basement issues have been resolved by placing a dehumidifier that has an internal pump and will keep the basement from getting musty. Bedroom air conditioners will be added in the near future. I have hired a new lawn service for all of the property.
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Beautiful, peaceful cabin on the river...

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful birthday weekend... hiking, swimming in the river, making smores by the pit and relaxing in the perfect log cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin photos well but wasn't what I expected.

  • 2 of 5

My family and I booked this cabin because it was near the water and could sleep us comfortably. Little did we know that it wasn't so kid friendly, with the steep drops steps away from the back deck,(Not so kid friendly) which made every body nervous, the very hard mattresses made it rough for people to get a good night sleep and the musty smell in the basement, not to mention the strong smell of cow manure every time the wind blew. We all had to deal with these conditions.

Overall my family and I had a good trip despite these conditions just note that it's not so kid friendly and definitely not animal friendly when it comes to these steep drops, steps away from the back door.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Extremely neat and clean. Everything was exactly as stated in the description. The basement was bigger than we anticipated. The boys stayed for a couple of days and they enjoyed their privacy and rooms. The river was beautiful, nice sitting area in the afternoon. We brought our two pups with us, kept them leashed when we were outside. Kitchen was perfect. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Climbing on Rocking Chair Mtn. Directly behind cabin.

Excellent mountain biking and hiking on Green Mountain Rd, covered bridge 2 miles away. Okemo and Bromley adventure parks only 20 min away. Simon Pierce glass blowing only 35 min away.Long Trail Brewery and restaurant 40 min away




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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