4 bedroom, 4 unique/artistic bathrooms, private rustic setting, no hidden fees
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 West 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.
Children allowed - Not suitable for very young children. Ask why.Not suitable for very young children. Ask why.
Pets allowed - Well behaved pets are always welcome!Well behaved pets are always welcome!
Smoking allowed - Only outside of house. On the porch is fine.Only outside of house. On the porch is fine.
Max guests: 10
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Another Great Trip to West Pawlet
My wife and I just got back from our 2nd visit to Rik's cabin, and I'm pretty sure we'll be up there again. The cabin is beautiful, Rik is a very helpful, friendly, host, and the area is so peaceful. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for some peace and quiet in a really nice, clean, and unique cabin.
We had a great time at the eco friendly oasis that is Rik’s cabin. Other than the lack of tv and slight privacy issues that just come with being on the same property as the owner, there was absolutely nothing to say that made this experience bad. The bathrooms, porches and treehouses made the house and the stay for us.
-The bunch of college students!
Absolutely terrific experience. If you're looking to get away from it all in a pristine northern environment, this is it. Recommend it many times over.
Beautiful getaway and perfect place to reconnect.
Could not have asked for a better weekend away. The pictures don’t give this place justice. Rik is a gracious host and his home is one we will never forget. It snowed before arriving allowing my 17 abd 18 year old a chance to snowboard and sled on the grounds. Our dog Annie was worn out from all the exploring. We look forward to coming back in the fall to see the foliage. Thank you Rik.
Our Family and dogs had a great time unplugging from our normal hustle and bustle. Rik was great as was his rosemary bread.....hot off the press. The house is perfect, just like the pics! Unbelievable that Rik did all of this himself. We'd love to visit in the Springtime. Thank you Rik
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.