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 rental cabins provide you with a vacation spot amidst 400 acres of Vermont meadows and forest.
Paperstock is our most secluded and rustic cabin. It is situated at the
base of Tiny Mountain, at the end of a gravel road. Many people feel its
best features are the large, screened-in sleeping porch and the outdoor
shower. In the warm weather, these features keep you cool.
There is one double bed in a private bedroom, one queen-sized bed on the porch, and one full-size futon/couch in the main room. The cabin sleeps 6.
Paperstock is open June through early October.
is equipped with a sink, gas powered refrigerator and stove, and a wood
stove. There is an open air, outdoor shower (breezy, but definitely worth it!), an
indoor bathroom, and an outhouse. Hot and cold running water is
available both inside and outside the cabin. The bathroom is equipped
with a shower, sink, and a composting toilet. . There is also an outhouse. We encourage outhouse use as much as feasible at Paperstock because the composting toilet has a small capacity.
- 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.
- Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, hot and cold running water, indoor bathroom, and overhead LP gas lamps.
- 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 coldgravity-fed running water, a gas stove for cooking, gas lights and even a propane-poweredrefrigerator. The cabins are rustic, but clean and airy.
Forest, Meadow, Lake and Pond
The luxuries at Forest Echo Farm are not inside the cabins; they are foundin the light that fills the forest in late afternoon, the silence of an eveningcanoe on Tiny Pond and the moonlit sparkle of dewdrops at midnight. Forest EchoFarm includes over 400 acres, extensive shore to a 26 acre protected pond, a farmpond for swimming, 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, Tiny Pond and the Farm Pond are a short hikefrom all cabins and on the property.
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, however there is no cell phone reception in or just around Paperstock Cabin. You can walk to the end of Paperstock road, close to our Farmhouse to get cell reception.
- 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