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Forest Echo Cabins

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· Mt. Holly, Vermont
360 acres
2 sites
2 Lodging
Rustic and Comfortable Cabins. No power lines cross our property. We have no blaring screens to distract us from the sound of the wind in the leaves or to call us back to the whirl of modern life. But that does not mean we are without any comforts. Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, hot and cold running spring water, indoor bathroom, and overhead LP gas lamps. Nestled in the forest at meadow's edge, Cold Spring Cabin has an outdoor shower and indoor tub. Perched on a hill near the Farm Pond, Ripley Hill Cabin has an indoor shower and tub. The cabins are rustic, but clean and airy. The luxuries at Forest Echo Farm are not inside the cabins; they are found in the light that fills the forest in late afternoon, the silence of an evening canoe and the moonlit sparkle of dewdrops at midnight. Forest Echo Farm includes 360 acres, extensive shore to a 26-acre protected pond, numerous trails, and half a mountain. The Farm Pond offers a refreshing ‘dip’ to cool off. A hike from each cabin leads to Tiny Pond, an unspoiled lake where canoe, kayak and raft are available for shared use. Hiking trails are on the property. In addition to local trails, the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail are nearby. The surrounding area is chock full of restaurants, antique stores, country stores, bakeries, farm stands, farmers markets, general shopping, historic sites, hiking, swimming holes and scenic drives. Preserving and Sharing the Land. Forest Echo Farm is owned by a cooperative group of families and individuals who are committed to the values of simple living and the preservation of our environment. Forest Echo cabins offer a relaxing retreat where you can unplug and reconnect. The Forest Echo Farm community is dedicated to preserving our land, maintaining a balance between our human presence and the natural character of the forest, lakes, and mountains. Through the Vermont Land Trust, we have set aside 80% of our land to ensure that it will never be developed.
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Mt. Holly, Vermont, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Forest E.Joined in July 2017
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23 ratings · 26 reviews
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Noreen H.recommends
August 28, 2022
Cold Spring Cabin
Stayed 3 nights at cold spring cabin with my teenage son, dad and dog and a wonderful time was had by all. The cabin is lovely and well-equipped, the property beautiful and the caretakers friendly and helpful. We lucked out with the weather and took a couple of nice hikes, took out the kayaks, read on the porch and copzied up in front of the wood stove with tea or wine in the evenings- just a perfect weekend. We can't wait to be back. Teaching my son (and reminding myself) about the importance of conserving resources, and conserving beautiful places like this, was a bonus. Thank you!
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Nathan T.recommends
July 27, 2022
Cold Spring Cabin
Caretakers were warm and friendly. We could hear nearby cabin guests but not set them. Easy walk to swimming and Tiny Pond- beautiful! Fully outfitted with canoes, life vests, kayaks. Amazing! Short drive into town for necessities. Fridge and stove top was luxurious! But we mainly cooked in the fire. Hot outdoor shower was awesome. We slept on the screened in porch all three nights and falling asleep/waking up to the beautiful stars and sky was beautiful. Would definitely come back and already thinking of friends to invite next time we visit! Thank you!
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Francesca C.recommends
July 11, 2022
Cold Spring Cabin
Amazing place to stay near Green Mountain. Rose was so welcoming and gave us an orientation to the cabin. Lovely land and pond for swimming and going out on the water. Kitchen was well stocked.
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Andy W.recommends
June 25, 2022
Cold Spring Cabin
Wonderful, calm, and beautiful!
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Whitney M.recommends
June 22, 2022
Cold Spring Cabin
We had such a wonderful couple of days at Forest Echo pond! The cabin is adorable, the land is so peaceful and well cared-for, and we left feeling completely recharged. We already can’t wait to come back!
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Yesenia B.recommends
June 17, 2022
Cold Spring Cabin
Magical Stay!!!
I loved, loved, loved this cabin! It is surrounded by trees further away from the barn, giving you complete privacy! Has everything you need to have a comfortable and welcoming stay! The bathtub and outdoor shower was amazing! All the cooking utensils needed to make the perfect meal! This place is purely magical! I can't wait to come back.
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Katie B.recommends
September 28, 2021
Cold Spring Cabin
Cozy cabin, amazing property
Cabin was cozy, and rustic. We had a great time exploring trails on the property, and paddling on the lake. Very quiet and relaxing, just what we were after. Sarah and Richard were great hosts, very helpful and kind.
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Maggie R.recommends
September 7, 2021
Cold Spring Cabin
Perfect Labor Day weekend retreat
Had such a great time at Cold Spring with my partner this weekend! The drive down from Burlington was lovely and it was great to explore a part of Vermont we'd never been to before. The cabin was so well equipped and cozy, thanks also to the fall weather we were fortunate enough to have. We hiked, made fires, hung out on the porch, and visited a local brewery down the road in Proctorsville. Would love to bring friends next time and share this very special place with them!
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Julie M.recommends
August 16, 2021
Cold Spring Cabin
Sweet little cabin tucked on a huge piece of family-owned land. We had a great time! The hot water outdoor shower was a godsend at the end of each day, and the sleeping porch was heaven. We cooked dinner every night on the large stone fire hearth. One bonus amenity that I didn't know about before arriving is that there is a propane fridge, it saved us an ice trip on our cooler. The property is beautiful for walking and we loved swimming in the pond - appreciate all they are doing at Echo Farm to take care of the land, and especially the kind caretakers. Couldn't recommend Cold Spring Cabin enough and would love to return!
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Jordan M.recommends
August 1, 2021
Cold Spring Cabin
Perfectly peaceful
Loved my time at the Cold Spring Cabin! The host Sarah was so helpful and kind and the cabin was the ideal getaway for some peace and quiet. Lots of places on the property to walk/swim with my two dogs and tons of stuff to do close by. The cabin itself was basic but cozy and has everything you could need (including a very comfy bed!) I only wish I had been able to stay longer! Will definitely be back :)
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Maddie B.recommends
July 15, 2021
Cold Spring Cabin
A dream!
It was a dream to stay here & we will be back! We booked the cabin for a week and it was perfect. The outdoor shower was hands down our favorite part of the cabin (that and the view from the covered porch... and the fire place!). The kitchen is well stocked with every kind of tool you need to cook. The gas stove/oven, fridge, lights make this place feel super comfy- be not afraid people who are intimidated by the no electricity piece. The deco is out of a movie- everything is dreamy and the photos on here do not do it justice. We loved walking down to the lake where we paddled around. The proximity to other hikes, swims, and the cute town of Ludlow make the location perfect in case you get cabin fever. The caretaker Sarah was so nice and helpful. A+, two thumbs up, can't wait to come back.
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Noreen H.recommends
July 9, 2021
Cold Spring Cabin
Lovely stay
My family of 4 (husband, 2 teen kids, pup and I) stayed at Cold Spring cabin and had a great time despite arriving on a cold, wet wknd. Everyone we met at the farm was super helpful and friendly. The cabin itself is lovely and homey and we loved spending time by the fire. When weather did permit we did some kayaking on the beautiful Tiny Pond (abt a 20 min walk from the cabin) and took a couple of short hikes, most notably to Buttermilk Falls. There's a nice little town with restaurants, shops and pubs within 20 min drive. Overall a very relaxing stay, would highly recommend.
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Bull J.recommends
July 1, 2021
Ripley Hill Cabin
Magical place
This is such a magical place, very remote, private and yet when needed 15 min drive to stores etc. the cabin is perfect we had a multi generation girls 4 days my mom, sister, and my two adults daughters. We will definitely come back and highly recommend it.
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Inga R.recommends
June 20, 2021
Ripley Hill Cabin
Loved it ❤️
The time we spent at the Ripley Cabin was beyond words! Such a beautiful place to unplug and recharge in nature. The cabin had everything we needed for our stay. Sarah and Richard were very welcoming and kind, gave clear instructions and were easy to reach with any questions, making our stay really special. The lake on their property was so beautiful and secluded, we enjoyed our time canoeing and swimming.
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Kristen M.recommends
July 30, 2020
Cold Spring Cabin
We'll be back!
We loved our stay at Forest Echo Farm. The land is beautiful; the hosts friendly, helpful, and responsive; and we had a really great time. Canoeing on Tiny Pond, swimming and catching frogs in farm pond, hiking, and stargazing were some highlights. The kitchen is well stocked with dry goods and cooking/eating supplies. The cabin had just the right balance of rustic "camping" mixed with creature comforts for our family if 4 traveling with two young children. We'd definitely come back.
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Mia C.recommends
August 19, 2019
Cold Spring Cabin
Exactly what I needed!
This was the perfect getaway cabin I have ever visited. It is private and had all you need for a real cabin feel experience. The oil lamps and vintage bath brings a very unique unique touch to the cabin. I recommend this place to anyone who’s looking to disconnect for a couple of days.
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Nicole A.recommends
September 23, 2018
Cold Spring Cabin
We drove up from Western Connecticut on a Friday afternoon and had to make an unexpected stop for a leaky tire which delayed our arrival but the caretakers were very accommodating. Directions were very clear but service is spotty in that area so I would print out the directions or screen shot them so you don't have to rely on internet coverage. The cabin is truly "off the grid" and it was amazing to unplug. We didn't get any service so there wasn't any temptation. There is no electricity at the cabin so plan accordingly. The cabin itself is very rustic with kerosene lanterns. We were hoping to sleep on the front porch but it was late Sept and the temps were too chilly. So we set up in the bedroom. Be aware, the bed is very simple, just a mattress on a wooden slat and bedframe so if you are used to a cushy mattress, bring a mattress pad. We were fine. Brought our own linen and comforter. Off the main bedroom is a cute bathroom with a tub that overlooks the property. Very secluded. I was able to take a wonderful bubble bath on the last night and it was heaven. The cabin has indoor plumbing and hot water which was nice but there is also a very well kept outhouse in the back which we also used. Although there is plenty of hiking and a small pond for swimming, we stayed mostly inside and made fires in the wood stove which kept the place nice and warm. There are lots of puzzles which kept us busy and even an old school hand-crank record player although there was only one record. Not sure if it would play regular vinyl but if you have some records at home, bring them for some music. We slept very well, there is no noise except for the occasional wildlife. No one bothered us, we felt like we had the place to ourselves. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed to cook all weekend (but you have to bring your own food). We also grilled out on the fire pit next to the cabin. They have a percolator and french press and even a manual coffee grinder. Our only complaint is that there were some mice making noise at night but my husband shooed them away. Overall, we had a lovely experience and would recommend this listing.
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Michelle S.recommends
September 10, 2018
Paperstock Cabin
My friend and I quite enjoyed the Paperstock cabin at Forest Echo Farm. The cabin was exactly as pictured online. It was perfect for our needs. The cabin was clean, cozy and the sleeping porch was amazing. The staff at Forest Echo Farm were very helpful and so friendly. If you have any questions they are more then willing to answer your question and give you advice. We had a wonderful experience and would be happy go back. There is so much to do both on the property and in the surrounding area. We wish were able to stay longer!
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Christian H.recommends
August 24, 2018
Paperstock Cabin
Another fantastic experience. Thank you so much for quick response and accommodation! The cabin is great, extremely private, and complete with the sound of the babbling brook heard from the screened in porch. Thanks again!
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Jed B.recommends
August 20, 2018
Paperstock Cabin
I would highly recommend Forest Echo Farm cabins to anyone looking for a peaceful and fun experience. We had a chance to see all the cabins. They are clean, rustic and quiet. The hosts were tremendously responsive and just genuinely nice people. The pond was beautiful too! The driveways to the cabins are fine for any SUV. We found they were not easy on touring motorcycles. If you are on a dual sport bike they would be no problem and even fun. We still had a blast and are planning to come back! It was a fun adventure!
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Tracy H.recommends
August 16, 2018
Paperstock Cabin
Our stay here was perfect. It rained the whole time and we still had a great stay, so I think this says a lot! The second bedroom—the screened in one—is much more incredible than pictured. This room is elevated off the ground and the whole wall (which is very long) is screen (ie basically not there) and facing the forest. Since you can't see any ground or anything... it's kinda heaven? Just a wall of trees. Lots of fun games and puzzles in the cabin. The lake (Tiny Pond) was so secluded and dreamy. Will definitely be back :)
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Amber K.recommends
August 4, 2018
Cold Spring Cabin
Cold spring cabin was great! It's a beautiful property with lots of space for visitors to roam- we enjoyed the lake once we found it! Also enjoyed all the wild mint and blueberries. The cabins are definitely rustic, don't expect glam, but do expect a cozy forest getaway. It was just what we were looking for!
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Allison L.
July 29, 2018
Paperstock Cabin
Good rustic cabin that protected us from the rain. The area could have been mowed a bit more to enjoy the field and fire pit. Gas lamps were great. Indoor compost toilet was a bit of work to clean so we used the outhouse.
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Christian H.recommends
July 22, 2018
Ripley Hill Cabin
What an amazing space and property.. beautiful and quiet, butterflies and owls, and a great comfortable cabin with everything you can ask for. The caretakers are near at hand, but not over present and the property is clearly well maintained. We can't wait to come back!
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Bob M.recommends
August 7, 2017
Cold Spring Cabin
Great stay at Cold Spring cabin. The bed on the screen porch was wonderful and the cabin was spacious and homey. The caretakers were helpful but gave us privacy as well.
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Chantilly W.recommends
July 31, 2017
Cold Spring Cabin
My friend and I had a wonderful time staying in this cabin! Our "hosts" were actually a community of 19 families who jointly own 400 acres of this land. Communication was through the land's caretakers, who were sweet, helpful, and prompt with phone calls and emails. The cabin itself was spacious and adorable. There's no electricity, but we were provided with flashlights and kerosene lamps, which were super cozy at night! There's also a kitchen with well-stocked pantry and kitchen tools available. There are even things like pasta, rice, tea, sugar and honey in case you forgot literally everything at home. One thing to note is that you must bring all your own bed linens with you, and "leave no trace" at the end of your stay. My favorite part was the yellow claw-foot bathtub, which has a view of the trees and a far-away mountain:)
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