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Private and artistic log cabin, bring your pets and enjoy the best of Vermont """

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Rik Sassa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 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.


Pawlet Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
  • Each bathroom is more unique than the last, all very cool, imaginative and functional.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , there is a flat couch that could be used a bed as well
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • One master bedroom with private bathroom and balcony outside. Second bedroom has one double, two singles (one in a loft that kids love) and a single fold up roll away bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private and artistic log cabin, bring your pets and enjoy the best of Vermont
average rating of 4.8854165 based on 96 reviews
Greenfield Center

Perfect Winter Get Away

  • 5 of 5

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.

The Kerns

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Queens, NY

Way more magical than pictures

  • 5 of 5

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!?!?!?!?

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

A True Work of Art

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, custom-built house, filled with interesting details and situated on a lovely hillside. We ran into a couple issues with the hot water, but Rik was very helpful and quick to respond. It was very cold during our stay (though perfectly warm inside the house), so we didn't venture far, but we did check out some of the other places Rik has built on his property - an elaborate multi-story treehouse, a more modern treehouse, and a cozy-looking hobbit house. It felt more like living in a work of art than a house. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the log cabin. The cabin is truly amazing and unique. Rik was very accommodating and helpful. He brought us freshly baked bread when we arrived. The facilities at the cabin was also perfect, and we are looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very cool place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My family love staying here. It match the description perfectly, private and artistic. Heavy on the artistic, the craftsmanship of this place is unbelievable. My hat is off to Rik, his artistic vision has to be experienced. Make sure to check out the Hobbit house and tree houses on the property. The accommodations were excellent. We had six in our party and no one had any bad comments about any aspect of our visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was interestingly artistic with a quaint homey feel. Interesting unique shopping in the nearby Manchester and a great golf course in Hudson Fall - Kingsbury. All in all a wonderful time and great bread.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany international
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Granville, NY
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Fort Edward, NY
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Barn Restaurant
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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