Hipcamp host John
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Apple and berry picking time is here.   Wellwood orchard is 1. 5 m away.   We highly recommend a visit.   Wonderful views and great products. Ditch the tent and stay dry and bug free. 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. Continue reading...

Apple and berry picking time is here.  Wellwood orchard is 1.5 m away.  We highly recommend a visit.  Wonderful views and great products.

Ditch the tent and stay dry and bug free.

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.

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
No. of sites
1 bookable site
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
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
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: None
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
Wind sports
Snow sports
Horseback riding
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Green Mountain Retreat

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Hipcamper Kelly
Recommends this listing

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!

Hipcamper Jim
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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!

Hipcamper Kristie
Recommends this listing

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!

Hipcamper Chantilly
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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!!

Hipcamper Mike
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

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!

Hipcamper Andrew
Recommends this listing

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
Recommends this listing

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
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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.

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