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.
Ripley Hill is the largest cabin with the most amenities. Itl is located on a hill overlooking the Farm Pond. The cabin has two bedrooms, one with a double-bed and another with a double-bed and a twin bed. There is also a couch with a fold-out double bed, in the main room. The screened-in porch, with an additional queen-sized bed, overlooks the Farm Pond.
Ripley Hill Cabin is open June through early October.
Ripley Hill is equipped with an indoor bathroom with a sink, toilet, tub and shower. The kitchen has a gas-powered refrigerator and stove as well as a sink. Hot and cold running water is available inside the cabin. Ripley Hill features a wood stove and a fireplace in the main room. There is also an outhouse.
Ripley Hill is a short walk to the Farm Pond and the central play structure. It is about a 20 minute walk to our lake. It is close to Cold Spring Cabin , but out of sight. Sometimes two families book these cabins together.
- 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.
- 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.
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. The cabins are rustic, but clean and airy.
Forest, Meadow, Lake and Pond
The luxuries at ForestEcho Farm are not inside the cabins; they are found in the light that fills theforest in late afternoon, the silence of an evening canoe on Tiny Pond and the moonlitsparkle 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 amountain.
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 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
The vibe at Ripley Hill Cabin
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What an amazing space and property.. beautiful and quiet, butterflies and owls, and a great comfortable cabin with everything you can ask for. The caretakers are near at hand, but not over present and the property is clearly well maintained. We can't wait to come back!