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 three cabins provide you with a vacation spot amidst 400 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 book these cabins together. Cold Spring is a short walk from the Farm Pond and the central play structure. It is about a 20 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.
Forest Echo Farm is owned by a cooperative group of families and individualswho are committed to the values of simple living and the preservation of ourenvironment. Forest Echo cabins offer a relaxing retreat at a reasonable cost.
Rustic and Comfortable Cabins
No power lines cross our property, no electricity reaches our cabins. We have no blaring screens to distract us fromthe sound of the wind in the leaves or to call us back to the whirl of modernlife. But that does not mean we arewithout 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-poweredrefrigerator.
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.
We do not offer a 'housekeeping' service, but instead ask you to clean up beforeyour departure and leave the cabin ready for the next renters. Please clean thekitchen, sweep the floor and take your trash, compost, and recyclables to ourCaretakers for disposal. They are on-site to greet you upon arrival,answer your questions and see to any maintenance. They can also makerecommendations 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, playingon our playground, or just relaxing. There are several hiking andwalking trails right on the property. Tiny Pond offers a secluded spot forswimming and canoeing; we even have a residentheron. Tiny Mountain and Tiny Pond are a short hikefrom all cabins.
Shopping and Dining -
The nearest town, Ludlow, and the surrounding area is chock full ofrestaurants, antique stores, country stores, bakeries, farm stands, farmersmarkets, general shopping, and scenic drives. The Crowley Cheese shopand 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 shopsin Ludlow with bike rentals and other activities. Our Farm trails arenot for cross-country bicycling, but there are miles and miles of back roads toenjoy from the end of Tinney Road.
Cell Phone Reception
Many people can get cell phone reception on Forest Echo property.
- 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 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Cold Spring Cabin
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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:)
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!