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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 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

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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 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.

Family OwnedForest 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 CabinsNo 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 PondThe 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 UpWe 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 FarmDuring 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.

Activities NearbyShopping 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/WiFiMany people can get cell phone reception on Forest Echo property.

There is no WiFi on Forest Echo property.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Tap
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, wood burning stove
Toilet available
Flush toilet, pit toilet
Pets allowed
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table 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%

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. the lake is a short hike from cold spring cabin.

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

Places to see near Forest Echo Farm

Camp Plymouth State Park
Camp Plymouth State Park
2 miles way Explore
Coolidge State Park
Coolidge State Park
6 miles way Explore
Gifford Woods State Park
Gifford Woods State Park
15 miles way Explore
Mt. Ascutney State Park
Mt. Ascutney State Park
15 miles way Explore
Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park
Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National ...
15 miles way Explore
Wilgus State Park
Wilgus State Park
16 miles way Explore
Emerald Lake State Park
Emerald Lake State Park
18 miles way Explore
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
18 miles way Explore
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park
19 miles way Explore
Quechee State Park
Quechee State Park
20 miles way Explore
Lake St. Catherine State Park
Lake St. Catherine State Park
23 miles way Explore
Jamaica State Park
Jamaica State Park
24 miles way Explore
Townshend State Park
Townshend State Park
28 miles way Explore
Bomoseen State Park
Bomoseen State Park
29 miles way Explore
Half Moon Pond State Park
Half Moon Pond State Park
29 miles way Explore
Green Mountain National Forest
Green Mountain National Forest
31 miles way Explore
Mount Sunapee State Park
Mount Sunapee State Park
34 miles way Explore
Branbury State Park
Branbury State Park
35 miles way Explore
Pillsbury State Park
Pillsbury State Park
35 miles way Explore
Lake Shaftsbury State Park
Lake Shaftsbury State Park
37 miles way Explore
Allis State Park
Allis State Park
41 miles way Explore
Woodford State Park
Woodford State Park
42 miles way Explore
Molly Stark State Park
Molly Stark State Park
42 miles way Explore
Fort Dummer State Park
Fort Dummer State Park
44 miles way Explore
Moreau Lake State Park
Moreau Lake State Park
51 miles way Explore
Monadnock State Park
Monadnock State Park
53 miles way Explore
D.A.R. State Park
D.A.R. State Park
53 miles way Explore
Greenfield State Park
Greenfield State Park
54 miles way Explore
Clarksburg State Park
Clarksburg State Park
54 miles way Explore
Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park
55 miles way Explore
Ricker Pond State Park
Ricker Pond State Park
59 miles way Explore
Button Bay State Park
Button Bay State Park
59 miles way Explore
Big Deer State Park
Big Deer State Park
61 miles way Explore
Kettle Pond State Park
Kettle Pond State Park
61 miles way Explore
Stillwater State Park
Stillwater State Park
61 miles way Explore
Mt. Philo State Park
Mt. Philo State Park
61 miles way Explore
New Discovery State Park
New Discovery State Park
63 miles way Explore
Little River State Park
Little River State Park
64 miles way Explore
Cherry Plain State Park
Cherry Plain State Park
67 miles way Explore
Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch State Park
68 miles way Explore
Ellacoya State Park
Ellacoya State Park
69 miles way Explore
Bear Brook State Park
Bear Brook State Park
71 miles way Explore
Smugglers' Notch State Park
Smugglers' Notch State Park
73 miles way Explore
Pearl Hill State Park
Pearl Hill State Park
74 miles way Explore
Elmore State Park
Elmore State Park
75 miles way Explore
White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
79 miles way Explore
White Lake State Park
White Lake State Park
80 miles way Explore
Green River Reservoir State Park
Green River Reservoir State Park
81 miles way Explore
New England National Scenic Trail
New England National Scenic Trail
81 miles way Explore
Pawtuckaway State Park
Pawtuckaway State Park
82 miles way Explore
Adirondack State Park
Adirondack State Park
83 miles way Explore
Crawford Notch State Park
Crawford Notch State Park
83 miles way Explore
Thacher State Park
Thacher State Park
85 miles way Explore
Grand Isle State Park
Grand Isle State Park
89 miles way Explore
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
90 miles way Explore
Lowell National Historical Park
Lowell National Historical Park
90 miles way Explore
Macomb Reservation State Park
Macomb Reservation State Park
91 miles way Explore
Burton Island State Park
Burton Island State Park
93 miles way Explore
Cumberland Bay State Park
Cumberland Bay State Park
93 miles way Explore
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
93 miles way Explore
Wells State Park
Wells State Park
96 miles way Explore
Maidstone State Park
Maidstone State Park
97 miles way Explore
Knight Island State Park
Knight Island State Park
97 miles way Explore
Moose Brook State Park
Moose Brook State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Cold Spring Cabin

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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.Bubble bath with a view :)  This was my favorite.When you first pull in, you'll see this large red barn.  Ring the bell and someone will come out to greet you!
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 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 pitView outside the front doorGreat coffee grinder
Property
Forest Echo Farm
State
Vermont
$98/night
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