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Green Mountain Trails

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· Pittsfield, Vermont
600 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
The mountain, once a source of wood for the Stanley Tool factory and a site for bridle trails in the summer and Nordic skiing in the winter, is now best known as a the birthplace of the Spartan Race and host of the infamous Death Races, as well being a popular mountain biking destination called the Green Mountain Trails. The trail system boasts 25 miles of flowy trails for all abilities as well as a stone staircase climbing from the base to the top of the trails at Shrek’s Stone Hut. Awake to an incredible sunrise and panoramic Green Mountain views after a night underneath a starry dome unblemished by city lights. Chilly evenings in the hut are easily tempered by a pot belly stove fed by seasoned wood. A built in bunk accommodates two people, but it’s possible to sleep up to four guests.
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Pittsfield, 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 Matthew B.Joined in January 2019
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171 ratings · 129 reviews
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Melissa D.recommends
March 19, 2023
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Cozy!
The coolest, coziest hut! We snowshoed in (definitely necessary) and it was close to 1.8 miles. The view was incredible, and everything you could need was provided. We loved the peace and quiet and would love to do it again, but would probably pack lighter next time. Thank you so much for letting us stay!
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Mark F.recommends
February 6, 2023
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Phenomenal Experience
Amazing experience! Incredible views & the cabin was super cool! The stove was super warm. All around phenomenal experience. The host was great to work with.
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William O.recommends
January 23, 2023
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Winter Overnight
Went up in winter. Great to have firewood and drinking water supplied! Cabin is awesome - all the necessities are there. Trail in was really easy to follow, despite the many trails all over the area - can't wait to return with more time to explore the various trails.
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Vince B.recommends
January 23, 2023
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
We drove over 9 hours just to spend one night in this cabin. Truly special experience. Enough said!
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Wes M.recommends
January 22, 2023
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Awesome night on the mountain. Cabin was well stocked and Matt communicated great. Can’t wait to do it again.
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Danielle W.recommends
January 4, 2023
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
I seek out a lot of small affordable cabins in New England, this is by far one of the best I've stayed at! Beyond being incredibly cute, it was so nice to have water, sleeping pads, art supplies, games all provided. The stove was great for cooking, but a bit hard to keep slow burning all night but easy enough to light back up. The email with all the pre trip info was great! If you're heading up in the winter though you won't be able to get up the road to the parking lot. The views! Wow! Will definitely come back.
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Wilson S.recommends
December 21, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Incredible experience. Perfectly stocked. Can’t wait to go back. 10/10
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Margaret O.recommends
December 8, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Great little hut to go offline and enjoy the views and quiet, or the loud quiet. Nice hike up to hut (be prepared to hike with all your stuff), got dark pretty quickly during this time with cloud coverage. Plenty of firewood and the fire starters were great. Made building fire quick and easy. Surprisingly pretty insulated besides the door so the wind wasn’t an issue inside the hut. Have already recommended this hut. Will be coming back.
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Benjamin S.recommends
December 6, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
This place is awesome! Far enough away to be private, close enough to be accessible. Loved everything about it. The cabin itself is full of character in the best way. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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Tina B.recommends
November 20, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
We had an amazing night! We were blown away by matthews attention to detail with what he shared about the cabin and its amenities. Lucked out with no wind and amazing views and a nice cozy fire to warm up to at night. Highly recommend.
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George P.recommends
November 17, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Shreks cabin is truly amazing. Matt is a wonderful host. Defiantly going back
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Tsun Siu Y.recommends
November 15, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Firewood and water is available waiting for you what else could you ask for ?
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Zoe H.recommends
November 10, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Great spot, great views, great host—can’t go wrong with Shrek’s.
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Julia P.recommends
November 9, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Beautiful spot! Lovely to have bikers stop by. The best was the lunar eclipse! Such a special hit.
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Kyle C.recommends
November 5, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Awesome stone hut in the hill! Had a great time on the hike in and exploring around. Dinner and relaxing at the campfire outside. The little wood stove kept us warm and cozy at night while we read and painted rocks. Woke to sunrise views over a misty 100 valley while we sipped our coffee and hot chocolate. The hut is clean and inviting and has all the basic kitchen essentials. And that kindling cracker…fantastic! We had so much fun hanging out together at this wonderful spot. Thanks!
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Spencer C.recommends
November 1, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Outstanding cozy cabin
Awesome, unique cozy cabin with great views. Shrek’s cabin was fantastic to stay at. It’s a beautiful spot. The cabin would be small for any more than 2 people, but for two people it is just right.
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Steven L.recommends
October 31, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Highlander's stone cottage.
What a magical spot this place is. Make you feel like you ate stepping back two hundred years in time. The cabin is a perfect mix of Little House on the Prarie and Highlander. Love it.
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Summer D.recommends
October 28, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
One of a kind spot
It was so unique here! Such a perfect hike up to the cabin and amazing views, especially at sunrise!! The cabin had everything you would need and was beyond cozy with the wood burning stove. Can’t wait to come back!!
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Kelly K.recommends
October 21, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Beautiful family camp experience
Shrek’s cabin was wonderful. We have never mountain bikes before but we rented three full suspension bikes from Green Mountain Bikes in Rochester and had a blast in the trails while we were there. Note we really had to stay on the green as inexperienced people, including an 11 year old kid. The cabin was really perfect. We were cozy at night with a small fire, and loved waking up to the view. The host leaves stones and paint pens for guests to decorate with and place on the side of the cabin, and my daughter and I loved doing that around the fire. It really is a one of a kind experience. Matt is a warm and wonderful host. We note that others had lots of folks stopping by, but we were there from a Thursday to Saturday at peak foliage and didn’t see anyone else.
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Zack K.recommends
October 9, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Peaceful and cozy bike basecamp!
We loved this cozy cabin. It was perfect for the two of us. Great basecamp for all-day biking, and then it was a great evening retreat when the day was done. The potbelly stove warmed up the cabin quick. We had a great view of the (full!) moon and stars. Misty morning from atop the lookout was quiet and peaceful. We'd definitely stay here again -- would be fun to do a snowshoeing trip in the winter.
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Kimberly B.recommends
October 7, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Mid week adventure
Went away for a quick little getaway mid week. The location is absolutely fantastic and the cabin had everything we needed. We got the stove going a little too well and it was toasty. Also got to meet a little mouse friend patrolling the outside of the cabin. The trails do intersect right at the cabin, so we had a lot of visitors!
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Eric K.recommends
October 2, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
All the right backcountry touches make an epic MTB retreat. Trails are incredible and fun to explore. Simple pleasures of many fire making options, gravity shower and killer views of the alpenglow plus enormous night sky. Matt prepped some nice birch small enough for the firebox and potbelly stoves. A must for any adventurer. Will reserve 2 nights next time.
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Melanie W.recommends
October 1, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Amazing. Magical. A once in a lifetime experience.
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Melissa P.recommends
September 30, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
My favorite spot
My second time here and definitely my favorite spot to brings friends and family to get away from our busy life and enjoy and beautiful vermont.
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Natasha R.recommends
September 22, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Such a cool experience!
Although we didn’t have the best weather - our stay at Shrek’s cabin was magical and so much fun! A short, easy hike to the top (about 30 min) and the cabin came equipped with everything we needed and more! We brought our bedding for sleeping inside due to the weather but you could easily pitch a tent outside too and waking up to a sunrise would be unbelievable!!! Can’t wait to go back again some day!
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Stephanie C.recommends
September 21, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
This is our third annual trip to Shrek's hut. It is a magical place where we have made many good memories. It is well stocked with water, cooking ware, firewood and the view cannot be beat. We hope to return again next year!
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Jonah T.recommends
September 13, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
This was my third visit and it was great as usual. Will return for sure.
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Antonio R.recommends
September 4, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
Awesome Cabin!
Shrek's is a very cool place. Great sunsets and sunrises. Great fire pit with a rack for hanging pots. Indoor stove too so lots of cooking options. There are 2 single person size pads, one on each bunk for sleeping on and a hammock for relaxing. Very well stocked with utensils, cups, cookware etc. Great set up! Only downside is that there are a decent amount of people coming by from pretty early through sunset, mostly mountain bikers. I was there to bike too and gone most of the day so it didn't bother me, but if you are looking for remote solitude during the daytime this might not be ideal for you. Night however was peaceful and quiet and the star visibility was great up there. Speaking of biking- the trail network is excellent and varied. As good as anything I've rode in VT (or elsewhere for that matter). Plenty to keep you busy for a couple days especially since you'll want to hit lots of the trails multiple times. Staying up at Shrek's and riding out the front door after watching an amazing sunrise to hit some great trails and return for cooking over a fire under a beautiful sunset is a unique and highly recommended experience!! 🤩
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Melissa P.recommends
August 29, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
What an amazing experience
This was an amazing experience. Watching the sunset from on top of this mountain and being about to look at the stars was amazing. The hut isn't self was very clean and cozy. I hike up to the hut was about a mile and half so that's definitely something to keep in mind when you are packing. Already planning my next trip here again !
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Ellen W.recommends
August 29, 2022
Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut
True mountain living
Shriek’s Hut is a beautiful spot! The hut is tiny, but it’s isolated (1.3 miles from the car—remember to bring your big backpack) and has beautiful views. My only problem is that I’m a hiker, and the mountain seems to be primarily a home for mountain bikers. But I had a lovely weekend!
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