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.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Only outside of house. On the porch is fine.
Well behaved pets are always welcome!
Not suitable for very young children. Ask why.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful house & location. Enjoyed our time and definitely will be going back
Weekend country get away
We had a great time enjoying the fall colors in Vermont. The cabin was just what we were looking for. The environment was Peaceful and had time to enjoy our surroundings. The fresh eggs and wonderful homemade bread was a great treat! Thank you for sharing this unique cabin!
Fantastic place to stay
Rik greeted us at the property and had baked bread and collected eggs for us. The grounds are beautiful and it is a great area to explore. We all loved our stay at Rik’s cabin!
Rik is a great host in a great property
Pictures cannot do this property justice as it must be scene and experienced to truly be appreciated. It is one of a kind and offers a wonderful experience.
Cabin is better than in the pictures!
We LOVED this cabin. It has so much character. Rik has done such a nice job decorating each and every room. Place is also very clean and the surroundings are awesome! Trees, wild flowers, groomed areas and peace...Nature at its best! It was our first time and are planning to come back in fall, winter and spring. Also pet friendly. Highly recommend it!
SUCH a fun place to get away from it all....
Whimsical really does describe this home and the property. I described the entire property as Swiss Family Robinson meets Tarzan. Our family of 5 had tons of room. We literally bickered over who was going to use which of the unique showers and truly enjoyed our time with Rik being shown around the property and learning from his many talents.
I would not recommend this property for people that aren't pretty mobile or for people with young children. All bedrooms need to be accessed by either climbing up or down stairs, and the railing system while perfectly fine and appropriate for the setting...and apparently quite sturdy has some pretty good gaps.
The area is quite private. The Wifi was fine for the five of us.
I called it Vermont Vacation Speed....
Thanks for a memorable week with the family 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.