About the property
- Cabin1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
4 bedroom, 4 unique/artistic bathrooms, private rustic setting, no hidden fees
ARTISTIC LOG CABIN, private and peaceful. Set into a perfect homestead property with fruit trees, berries, gardens and naturally terraced terrain. With woods and old pastures all around, the birds will herald the morning sunrise. Beautiful views from the numerous windows and porch around two sides of house; also, a large slate patio that is perfect for cook outs. Fully appointed kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and two ovens. Cabin accomodates up to 8 people, master bedroom with private bathroom, second bedroom has one double bed, one single and another single in bedroom loft (which kids LOVE). The third bedroom has one double bed. The fourth bedroom has one double and one single bed. The sunroom has two couches that double as beds. The bedrooms and two bathrooms are upstairs, one bathroom is on the first floor. The cabin is owner built from mostly reused or local materials found in surrounding woods. Each bathroom is a unique work of art and you have never seen a fireplace like this one! The cabin is meant to be an example of how a beautiful, comfortable and functional house can be built for a fraction of the cost using your imagination. $180 per night, 2 night minimum based on up to 4 guests, additional guest $35 each per night.
The cabin is artistic and rustic in nature and in order to appeal to those ideals certain safety considerations are not present in terms of railing heights and spacing, steps inside and out are irregular, balconies inside and out, patios and porches as well as surrounding terrain are all organic and not young child safe. Please consider this when planning a trip with young children and feel free to ask for more details.
ALSO AVAILABLE: Two story treehouse. sleeps 5, very cool! type in 802728 in the "search for" bar to find it on this site.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Rik Sassa
I am a stone mason/carpenter/artist that believes in living simply and close to nature. I enjoy creating spaces for people to use and demonstrating that living spaces can be beautiful, efficient comfortable and economical to build if you use your imagination and local resources. I think a building can have a life of it's own and impart a feeling on the people that stay there. I stive to create exotic, beautiful and organic structures that resonate tranquillity and harmony with their surroundings...... I hope you will agree.
Why Rik Sassa chose Pawlet
This property has every thing that I was looking for in a piece of land: various levels, a view, open land and wooded, some huge old tree and stone walls that give it a feeling of history, water nearby and a rural feeling, and of course- being in Vermont, a state I feel a great connection with.
What makes this Cabin unique
The benefits of this property are that it is centrally located, as I have said, 'all roads lead to West Pawlet.....eventually'. It is also private yet easy to access.
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This was our third visit, we always enjoy this unique cabin. It is set back from the road in the woods, surrounded by flowering trees this time of year, and has great views of the mountains. The host is most gracious and helpful, brought us a fresh baked loaf of bread and shared eggs from his flock of chickens. If a person has mobility issues this cabin would be difficult because bedrooms are on the ground and upper floors. Otherwise, prepare to enjoy yourself in this laid back, country retreat filled with fine and unusual craftsmanship.
Great place to stay to get reunited with nature and your own artistic vision.
Rik's place is designed to offer comfort and convenience with individual artistic flares throughout the house and property. The place demonstrates that our impact on the planet does not have to be so extreme. Working with nature rather than fighting it constantly.
Relaxing and very comfortable
The design of the house is amazing. Felt like the trees were growing all through out the house. We wanted to get away from the city life for a bit and this was perfect for that. Our dog enjoyed every minute of the outdoors and the smell of fresh air. Rik welcomed us with rosemary bread of which we all loved and couldn’t stop eating. We will definitely be going back during summer days to enjoy the lakes around the area.
A truly unique place to get away!
The pictures don't do Rik's place justice. It's the perfect place to find peace and quite. A very gracious host, Rik brought us a fresh baked rosemary bread loaf upon our arrival and supplied us with a dozen fresh eggs from his chickens. Kids and a blast. I highly recommend staying there and plan on going back in the future. Thanks again Rik!
Perfect Winter Get Away
Rik's cabin and hospitality cannot be beat. We arrived on a snowy day to be greeted with a freshly laid fire, incredible hot sourdough bread and farm fresh eggs. Truly a step above and beyond. The cabin itself is truly unique. Each bathroom is an artistic experience and the inclusion of natural trees and organic materials make it a sight to behold. I would recommend highly to anyone who wants to get away and reconnect.
Thanks Rik, you truly are the perfect host.
Way more magical than pictures
Where do we begin? Rik has created an ecosystem of joy, nature and relaxation. The location is perfect — close to enough civilization to feel at ease, but surrounded by enough nature to recenter and recharge. And about 5 minutes away from amazing farm stores with raw dairy and beautiful meats and cheeses. The cabin itself is indescribable, as is the treehouse a few hundred yards away. They are beautifully handmade and hand-sculpted structures that enhance the feeling of being in nature. It all seems dreamlike and then Rik shows up with a homemade loaf of rosemary bread and it just gets even better. Open the refrigerator, and find a dozen of "Rik's Chicks" eggs—straight from his own chickens, fed on compost and pecking about down the hill, near Rik's very own HOBBIT HOUSE. Do we need to go on??? Why haven't you booked it yet!?!?!?!?
This is a four season location, centrally located between five ski areas (two large, Stratton and Killington and three smaller ones, West Mountain, Bromely and Willard Mountain). There is cross country skiing and snow shoeing nearby. In the warmer months, there is trail hiking at Merck Forest Farm Center (along with various homsteading demonstrations and workshops on different weekends). There are a few mountains to hike nearby for views of surrounding towns and area (1 to 2 hour hikes). Many biking opportunities around, including a tandem bike here that is at your disposal. There is a 30 mile converted rail trail at the bottom of the driveway for biking, walking, horsebackriding and snowmobiling. Fishing on the Famous Mettowee and Battenkill rivers (canoeing/tubing as well). Dive into history and swim at the Old Dorset Marble Quarry, there is also a playhouse and an 18 hole golf course/tennis, along with fine dining in Historic Dorset (15 mins away), Saratoga is an hour away with Racetrack/Casino, shopping, dining, music and arts. Water slide, tree-top adventure course and zip line at two ski resorts in summer. Beautiful Lake St. Catherine (15 mins away), Lake Bomoseen (35 mins away) and big Lake George (45 mins away) all have boating, water skiing while Lake George has golf, mini golf, dining, malls, and Great Escape amusement park/ water park. Locally there are numerous farmers markets, yard sales, and antiquing options around. Natural Vermont provides streams to peruse, birds to watch, hunting in hunting season and mid Sept. to mid Oct. is foliage season when the hills burst into oranges, reds and yellows. Sightseeing all around, but if all this activity seems too much and what is really needed is a break from activity, then grab a cold drink and relax on the porch swing or hammock and enjoy the sunset while listening to the great horned owls, then come inside for a nice romantic evening in front of the fire.