Hipcamp host John A.
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Snow has arrived early! Please be prepared to walk in the 300yd. We do what we can to keep it open but no promises. You may need to do some shoveling also.If that doesn't scare you away grab your skies alpine or xc/board and have fun. Christmas shopping at the VT Country store, Woodstock or craft fairs galore.

We understand winter driving conditions can affect travel plans and

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Snow has arrived early!  Please be prepared to walk in the 300yd.  We do what we can to keep it open but no promises.  You may need to do some shoveling also.  If that doesn't scare you away grab your skies alpine or xc/board and have fun.   Christmas shopping at the VT Country store, Woodstock or craft fairs galore. 

We understand winter driving conditions can affect travel plans and will work with you if you can not make your reservation.

Spacious one room camp, bunk bed, dinning table, and chairs. Sweeping view to the South. Swimming pond 5 minute walk. LP burner and some cooking utensils. Wood stove for those chilly nights. No electricity but LED battery lighting. l. Crown Point Country club 3m away. Ascutney hiking and biking trails. Visit Woodstock or Hanover NH. And of course Harpoon brewery and Silo distillery.

Please bring your own kindling wood.  Chunk wood is furnished

Check in and out times are flexible if no one is booked on either side.

And last but not least if wedding bells are in your future your host is a Justice of the Peace and can perform wedding services!

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, wood burning stove
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in lake
Bins available
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Off site, connecticut river 3m and black river 3m

Wind sports

Hang gliding off mt ascutney or tandem ride at near by flight park

Snow sports

Cross country on snow mobile trails. snow shoeing, we have 2 pair to borrow. alpine okemo 30 min killington 55m

Biking
Hiking
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Green Mountain Retreat in Vermont.

Mountainous

Lovely view across the green mountains

Forest

Places to see near Green Mountain Getaway

Wilgus State Park
Wilgus State Park
2 miles way Explore
Mt. Ascutney State Park
Mt. Ascutney State Park
5 miles way Explore
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
9 miles way Explore
Camp Plymouth State Park
Camp Plymouth State Park
13 miles way Explore
Coolidge State Park
Coolidge State Park
17 miles way Explore
Quechee State Park
Quechee State Park
18 miles way Explore
Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park
Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National ...
18 miles way Explore
Mount Sunapee State Park
Mount Sunapee State Park
20 miles way Explore
Pillsbury State Park
Pillsbury State Park
20 miles way Explore
Jamaica State Park
Jamaica State Park
23 miles way Explore
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park
25 miles way Explore
Townshend State Park
Townshend State Park
25 miles way Explore
Emerald Lake State Park
Emerald Lake State Park
27 miles way Explore
Gifford Woods State Park
Gifford Woods State Park
27 miles way Explore
Green Mountain National Forest
Green Mountain National Forest
35 miles way Explore
Lake St. Catherine State Park
Lake St. Catherine State Park
38 miles way Explore
Fort Dummer State Park
Fort Dummer State Park
38 miles way Explore
Molly Stark State Park
Molly Stark State Park
40 miles way Explore
Greenfield State Park
Greenfield State Park
40 miles way Explore
Monadnock State Park
Monadnock State Park
41 miles way Explore
Lake Shaftsbury State Park
Lake Shaftsbury State Park
43 miles way Explore
Bomoseen State Park
Bomoseen State Park
44 miles way Explore
Woodford State Park
Woodford State Park
44 miles way Explore
Half Moon Pond State Park
Half Moon Pond State Park
44 miles way Explore
Branbury State Park
Branbury State Park
47 miles way Explore
Allis State Park
Allis State Park
47 miles way Explore
Clarksburg State Park
Clarksburg State Park
56 miles way Explore
Ellacoya State Park
Ellacoya State Park
57 miles way Explore
Bear Brook State Park
Bear Brook State Park
57 miles way Explore
Pearl Hill State Park
Pearl Hill State Park
60 miles way Explore
Ricker Pond State Park
Ricker Pond State Park
61 miles way Explore
Big Deer State Park
Big Deer State Park
63 miles way Explore
Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch State Park
63 miles way Explore
Moreau Lake State Park
Moreau Lake State Park
63 miles way Explore
Stillwater State Park
Stillwater State Park
63 miles way Explore
Kettle Pond State Park
Kettle Pond State Park
64 miles way Explore
Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park
64 miles way Explore
New Discovery State Park
New Discovery State Park
66 miles way Explore
D.A.R. State Park
D.A.R. State Park
66 miles way Explore
Pawtuckaway State Park
Pawtuckaway State Park
67 miles way Explore
White Lake State Park
White Lake State Park
70 miles way Explore
Cherry Plain State Park
Cherry Plain State Park
70 miles way Explore
Button Bay State Park
Button Bay State Park
71 miles way Explore
Little River State Park
Little River State Park
72 miles way Explore
Mt. Philo State Park
Mt. Philo State Park
72 miles way Explore
White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
73 miles way Explore
New England National Scenic Trail
New England National Scenic Trail
74 miles way Explore
Lowell National Historical Park
Lowell National Historical Park
76 miles way Explore
Crawford Notch State Park
Crawford Notch State Park
77 miles way Explore
Smugglers' Notch State Park
Smugglers' Notch State Park
80 miles way Explore
Elmore State Park
Elmore State Park
81 miles way Explore
Wells State Park
Wells State Park
86 miles way Explore
Green River Reservoir State Park
Green River Reservoir State Park
86 miles way Explore
Minute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park
86 miles way Explore
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
87 miles way Explore
Hampton Beach State Park
Hampton Beach State Park
89 miles way Explore
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley N...
90 miles way Explore
Thacher State Park
Thacher State Park
92 miles way Explore
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
93 miles way Explore
Moose Brook State Park
Moose Brook State Park
93 miles way Explore
Maidstone State Park
Maidstone State Park
95 miles way Explore
Jericho Mountain State Park
Jericho Mountain State Park
96 miles way Explore
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
96 miles way Explore
Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
Longfellow House Washington's Headquarte...
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Histori...
98 miles way Explore
Adirondack State Park
Adirondack State Park
98 miles way Explore
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic ...
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Grand Isle State Park
Grand Isle State Park
99 miles way Explore
Boston National Historical Park
Boston National Historical Park
99 miles way Explore
Boston African American National Historic Site
Boston African American National Histori...
99 miles way Explore
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
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Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly M.
recommends this listing.
November 19th, 2017

This old writer's studio is the perfect getaway! After being greeted at the main house by chickens and ducks, there is a short drive through the fields and trees to get to this simple little cabin. All of the windows and sweeping views, including Stratton Mountain, make it a great spot to sit back and relax. The host was very accommodating, stocking the cabin with water, fire wood, toilet paper, and plastic wear. The wood stove kept us warm on a chilly evening while playing games by candle light. There is a bunk-bed in the corner, but we opted to crash on our sleeping pads right by the fire. We're looking forward to staying at this site again!

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Hipcamper Jeffrey
Jeffrey A.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2018

We had such a great weekend at John and Patti's Green Mountain Retreat! My wife and I visited for a relaxing weekend with our two beagles, and it more than met our expectations. The host greeted us as we arrived and made our way up towards the cabin. It rained quite a bit that day and the drive up was a little slippery but doable. Well worth it.

John came up the next day to check on us and answer any of our questions. We took the dogs on his recommended 3 mile hike around the property to Cook's Pond and back, it was fun following the directions scrawled on John's handwritten map. The dogs led us, bounding through his fields and along the roads towards our destination. There were (probably) miles of tubing for tapping the sugar maples along the way in the wooded areas, we also ran across wild turkeys and beautiful mountain views along Skyline Drive.

To cap it off, we came back to the cabin to do a little time-lapse photography of the amazing sky and cabin view. WOW! What an amazing night, got some great time-lapse footage of the clouds rolling along the mountains, and twinkling stars in the pitch black sky. Such a great time.

The Green Mountain Retreat is a great place to get away for the weekend - we can't wait to come visit again during the winter!

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Hipcamper Jim
Jim L.
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2017

We, including our 2 dogs, had a great time at this mountain cabin. It's a rustic cabin, no running water, electric and an outhouse. However, the hosts were so awesome and so accommodating, that it didn't feel lacking at all. Prior to our arrival, they had put a full 7-gallon water jug in the cabin and already had the wood stove going to warm up the cabin. During our stay, whenever we needed more water or firewood, it was brought to the cabin, we didn't need to go get it ourselves.

The cabin is located away from the main house, maybe about 1/2 mile away thru fields and up a hill top, so we felt like we were in a remote place by ourselves with a lot of privacy. This cabin truly had million dollar views all around, especially from the front of the cabin. The cabin itself had big windows on 3 sides, so that you have amazing views even from inside and felt so airy and open inside. We were planning to go hiking at nearby mountains (Mt Ascutny, Okemo, etc), but we didn't want to leave the cabin. We had such a relaxing time hanging around the cabin, sitting outside, grilling and enjoying the views. Also, we had great time just hiking the trails around the property, the host actually gave us a hand-drawn map of a nice hike around their property.

The cabin comes with a bunk bed, but we just put down a tarp, sleeping pads and then our zero-rated sleeping bag. This combined with the wood stove, kept us cozy and warm, even on the first night when the temps dropped to 15 degrees. The host also checked in on us the following morning, to ensure that we were ok and warm enough. Did I mention that the hosts were so nice? :)

The wood stove not only kept us warm, but it was great to cook on it as well. It's very big, so the stove top area is big enough for big pots, skillet, etc to be used at the same time. We had brought our propane camp stove, but didn't use it much. The coffee, made in a percolator on top of the stove, smelled and tasted awesome. My wife enjoyed cooking on the wood stove so much. The cabin also has a picnic table inside, plus 2 benches, assortment of chairs, etc. Also, the "kitchen" area has a nice counter top area, shelves and a sink, so it made camping life very convenient. The cabin has a big floor space, so that even with all of the furniture and our 10'x8' sleeping area, we had plenty of space to move around inside.

I can go on and on, but I'll stop with the last note about the hosts. As I mentioned before, they were so hospitable and responded promptly whenever we contacted them, before and during our stay. We had stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and they even brought us slices of delicious homemade pies! We really appreciated it, especially their kindness and thoughtfulness.

We can't recommend this place enough to anyone looking for an amazing vacation and will definitely recommend to family and friends. In our opinion, the location, the hosts and the price can't be beat. We really didn't want to leave and if I didn't have to work the next day, we'd have extended our stay for one more day, if the hosts were open to it.

Thank you so much again for your hospitality and we will definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Kristie
Kristie R.
recommends this listing.
January 19th, 2018

Stayed over a few nights in mid-January with my dog to try out our winter camping gear and systems. The cabin and its environs were just lovely--couldn't have asked for more peaceful. Temps ranged from 35 to about 50 in the cabin depending on how long the wood stove had been going, which made for a very comfortable stay even though it was about zero at night outside. Bring traction or snowshoes to explore the property and its trails--Yaktraks were fine for the quarter-mile or so hike in to the cabin, but I did wish I'd had something stronger for longer walks. The hosts were quite helpful with all the necessities but provided plenty of quiet and privacy, which was much appreciated. We had a wonderful time!

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Hipcamper Chantilly
Chantilly W.
recommends this listing.
January 30th, 2018

Something about this cabin was so peaceful. We came up for a weekend for my husband's birthday and absolutely loved it! Our hosts were friendly, communicative, and checked in during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. The wood stove was warm and the view was unbelievable.

If you're coming for a winter trip, just make sure you have the correct gear. For instance, our host John recommended crampons (spikes for the bottom of your shoes for icy conditions.) I had no idea what those were, but we picked some up beforehand, and we definitely needed them! The road up to camp turned icy and was a bit steep for driving. Walking to and from camp would've been impossible without the crampons.

Thank you again!!

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Hipcamper Mike
Mike P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
February 13th, 2018

I was excited to spend a night at John's Green Mountain Retreat and spent the time leading up to my trip really talking it up to my friends and family. They were extra jealous when I showed them the photos in the listing.

I've been in need of a getaway and even though my stay would be just one night, it was the key part of a week-long road trip up North.

After arriving in town early and buying some time at a local lunch spot, I showed up for my reservation at the exact earliest moment I could. I was looking forward to maximizing my stay.

Long story short, John accidentally overbooked and allowed the previous nights guest to stay another night. He offered me a place above his garage as well as a cash refund but I decided to just take the refund and head further West. I had to drive past the sunset but luckily found another location to spend the night, even though I felt like I lost a good bit of rest time.

I understand that accidents happen and John was apologetic and also gave me a refund but it certainly left a bad taste. I do hope to plan a trip back someday if I can.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on February 14th, 2018

Dumb mistake on my part!

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew O.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2018

Really great spot! John's cabin is an awesome little getaway with tons of privacy, gorgeous views and lots of peace and quiet. John was a super accommodating host and made sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable for the weekend - including his own maple syrup for sale at his house. The cabin provided the perfect amount of shelter from the winter elements while being rustic enough to feel like the woodsy getaway we were after. The drive up to the campsite wound through the woods a short way and opened up into a beautiful clearing that felt like a little oasis in the Green Mountains. The wood stove inside provided plenty of heat on a few very cold February nights and was also a nice cooking surface. I'd love to come back during the spring or summer and would highly recommend this spot to anybody looking for a cozy, minimalist cabin for the weekend!

Hipcamper Ali
Ali N.
recommends this listing.
February 22nd, 2018

Loved the cabin -- it was a cozy, relaxing experience overall. We were looking for some peace outside of the city, and this was the perfect getaway. The wood stove was excellent and kept us warm throughout the night. John was helpful and communicative throughout the booking/visiting process. Definitely recommend this cute little place.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick F.
recommends this listing.
February 23rd, 2018

I loved this place. John and his wife were super friendly and helpful and the cabin itself is perfect. Everything you need, nothing you don't. Spent a couple days hiking a snowshoeing around the Ascutney area and this was a great home base.

Property
Green Mountain Getaway
State
Vermont
$62/night
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