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Forest Echo Farm, in Mt. Holly, Vermont, offers an escape to the wilderness within a comfortable, rustic setting. Forest Echo Farm was a working farm in the 1800s. Today, our cabins provide you with a vacation spot amidst 360 acres of Vermont forest and meadows. Cold Spring is our most intimate cabin. There is a beautiful view of Mt. Ascutney from both the sleeping porch an

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Forest Echo Farm, in Mt. Holly, Vermont, offers an escape to the wilderness within a comfortable, rustic setting. Forest Echo Farm was a working farm in the 1800s. Today, our cabins provide you with a vacation spot amidst 360 acres of Vermont forest and meadows. Cold Spring is our most intimate cabin. There is a beautiful view of Mt. Ascutney from both the sleeping porch and the bathtub.

Cold Spring has one double bed on the screened-in sleeping porch, a queen bed in a separate bedroom and one twin bed (with bolsters it serves as a day bed) in the main room.

The main room offers a cozy wood stove. In the kitchen there is a sink and solar-powered refrigerator and gas stove. The indoor bathroom, accessed through the bedroom,  features a large, old fashioned tub, a sink and a toilet. There is also an outdoor shower and an outhouse. Hot and cold running water is available both inside and outside the cabin. Cold Spring is a favorite for honeymooners, couples, and small families. Sleeps 4.

Cold Spring is available for rent June 1 through September 30, 2021.

Cold Spring Cabin is a short walk from Ripley Hill Cabin, but out of sight. Sometimes two families or a large group book these cabins together. Cold Spring is a short walk from the Farm Pond and the central play structure. It is about a 20 - 40 minute walk from our lake.

  • Check in with the Caretakers upon arrival and departure.
  • Please note that there is no electricity at any of the cabins. Everything is solar, gas, wood, or hand powered.
  • Bring your own bed linens, blankets, and towels.
  • Bring your own food.
  • Bring your own masks, hand sanitizer and supplemental cleaning supplies.
  • We can send you a full list of what is supplied at each cabin, just ask. 
  • No housekeeping, please leave a clean cabin for the next guests.
  • The cabin is open seasonally, June through September.
  • Our pricing includes 9% VT tax.

Family Owned 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.

Rustic and Comfortable Cabins No power lines cross our property, no grid electricity reaches our cabins. 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 of the comforts of civilization. Each cabin has hot and cold gravity-fed running water, a gas stove for cooking, gas lights and even a solar-powered refrigerator.

Forest, Meadow, Lake and Pond 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 on Tiny Pond and the moonlit sparkle of dewdrops at midnight. Forest Echo Farm includes 360 acres, extensive shore to a 26 acre protected pond, a swimming hole, numerous trails, and half a mountain. Canoes and kayaks provided at Tiny Pond, no outside boats allowed. 

Cleaning Up We do not offer a 'housekeeping' service, but instead ask you to clean up before your departure and leave the cabin ready for the next renters. Please clean the kitchen, sweep the floor and take your trash, compost, and recyclables to our Caretakers for disposal. They are on-site to greet you upon arrival, answer your questions and see to any maintenance. They can also make recommendations for activities in the surrounding area.

Activities at Forest Echo Farm During your stay at Forest Echo, enjoy walking and hiking, bird- watching, canoeing, swimming, playing on our playground, or just relaxing. There are several hiking and walking trails right on the property. Tiny Pond offers a secluded spot for swimming and canoeing; we even have a resident heron. Tiny Mountain and Tiny Pond are walkable from the cabins.

Activities Nearby Shopping and Dining - The nearest town, Ludlow, and the surrounding area is chock full of restaurants, antique stores, country stores, bakeries, farm stands, farmers markets, general shopping, and scenic drives. The Crowley Cheese shop and factory are nearby and worth a visit.

Hiking and Biking - The Appalachian and Long Trails are within a 45-minutedrive from Forest Echo. There are many local bike/ski shops in Ludlow with bike rentals and other activities. Our Farm trails are not for cross-country bicycling, but there are miles and miles of back roads to enjoy from the end of Tinney Road.

Cell Phone Reception/WiFi Many people can get cell phone reception on Forest Echo property. There is no WiFi on Forest Echo property. If you don't plan to fully unplug, bring a battery for recharging devices. 

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Forest a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

There are small fish in our lake – sunfish, pike, bass. Renters are welcome to bring their own equipment and fish. We encourage...Read more

Hiking

Several trails and old logging roads cross the property. Take a walk to the lake or up to the overlook on Tiny Mountain. If yo...Read more

Paddling

Two canoes and a double kayak are available at our lake for renter use.

Swimming

Tiny Pond, our lake, is a 3/4 mile long, unspoiled lake located on Forest Echo Farm Property. There are no buildings along the...Read more

Wildlife watching

Vermont is home to hundreds of species of mammals and many can be seen on a regular basis. Deer, of course, can be seen or hea...Read more

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cold Spring Cabin in Vermont.

Forest

Forest Echo (including Cold Spring Cabin) sits on 400 acres of forest and meadows. We have set aside most of these to remain u...Read more

Lake
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Katie

Cozy cabin, amazing property

Katie B.
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September 28th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Forest
Response from Forest, the Host, on September 30th, 2021

Thanks Katie! So glad you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmly, Linda Forest Echo

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Hipcamper Maggie

Perfect labor day weekend retreat

Maggie R.
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September 7th, 2021

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!

Coffee on the porch--cabin comes stocked with a mini french  press. Cold Spring CabinCold Spring CabinView from the screen porch!
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Response from Forest, the Host, on September 7th, 2021

So glad you had a wonderful time in our special place! Thanks, Linda

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Julie M.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

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!

Hipcamper Jordan

Perfectly peaceful

Jordan M.
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August 1st, 2021

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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Hipcamper Forest
Response from Forest, the Host, on August 3rd, 2021

Thanks, Jordan! Glad you had a nice time. Looking forward to hosting you again. Warmly, Linda Forest Echo Farm

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Hipcamper Maddie

A dream!

Maddie B.
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July 15th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Forest
Response from Forest, the Host, on July 15th, 2021

Hi Maddie - So glad you found the cabin sweet! It was our pleasure to host you. Warmly, Linda Forest Echo

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Hipcamper Noreen

Lovely stay

Noreen H.
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July 9th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Forest
Response from Forest, the Host, on July 9th, 2021

Thanks! So happy you enjoyed yourselves. It was nice to meet you too. Warmly, Linda Forest Echo

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Hipcamper Kristen

We'll be back!

Kristen M.
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July 30th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Forest
Response from Forest, the Host, on July 30th, 2020

Thanks! We were delighted to share Forest Echo with your family and hope you can come again. Warmly, Linda

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Hipcamper Mia

Exactly what i needed!

Mia C.
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August 19th, 2019

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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Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole A.
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September 23rd, 2018

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.

We drove right up to the cabin so bringing in our stuff  was easy Picnic table next to the fire pitFront porch with a lovely place to sleepGreat coffee grinder

Awards

Best of 2018 Vermont
4th place
Property
Forest Echo Farm
State
Vermont
Country
United States
$98/night
1 Site

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