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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


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 double 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 gas-powered refrigerator and stove. The indoor bathroom 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 comfortably.

Cold Spring is open June through early October. 

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 gas, wood, or hand powered.
  • Bring your own bed linens, blankets, and towels.
  • Bring your own food.
  • No housekeeping, please leave a clean cabin for the next guests.
  • The cabin is open seasonally, June to early October.
  • 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 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 propane-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 over 400 acres, extensive shore to a 26 acre protected pond, a swimming hole, numerous trails, and half a mountain.

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 a short hike from all cabins.

Activities NearbyShopping 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.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


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


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


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



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


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

Swimming hole

The vibe at Cold Spring Cabin

Places to see near Forest Echo Farm

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Hipcamper Chantilly
Chantilly W.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2017

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:)

Sunrise from the front porch!Back of the cabin.When you first pull in, you'll see this large red barn.  Ring the bell and someone will come out to greet you!Bubble bath with a view :)  This was my favorite.
Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole A.
recommends this listing.
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 pitView outside the front doorGreat coffee grinder
Hipcamper Mia

Exactly what i needed!

Mia C.
recommends this listing.
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 Bob
Bob M.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2017

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.

Hipcamper Amber
Amber K.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2018

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!

Hipcamper Forest
Response from Forest, the Host, on September 11th, 2018

Hi Amber, So glad you enjoyed Forest Echo, we are happy to share our little slice of forest. You are right, it's definitely not glam, but it is peaceful and away from the world. thanks, Linda

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Hipcamper Kristen

We'll be back!

Kristen M.
recommends this listing.
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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