|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The perfect Vermont location. This waterfront log cabin sits directly above the Williams River with spectacular river and mountain views west and south. Sit on the deck or in the new sunroom and listen to the rapids rushing below. Go fishing for brook trout on the Williams River directly on the property. The property has one of the few swimming holes on the Williams River. The cabin has all the charm you would expect with the addition of Wi Fi for your computer, three satellite HDTV’s, a dvr, satellite radio, dvd and a cd player. It has a fully appointed kitchen, a wood pellet stove and a steam shower. The cabin now has a new sunroom with a HD TV. The cabin has a large fit pit for evenings sitting by the fire looking at the illuminated rapids rushing below. This home is located in Chester - minutes from local shopping, conveniences and fine dining., 15 miles away is the Okemo Resort Tater hill golf course, loads of great local activities for the whole family.. 8 miles from I-91. This 4 season vacation home will allow you and your guests a wonderful Log Cabin experience.
We grew up on the New Jersey shore and settled there. We love Vermont and we enjoyed all the ski areas in southern Vermont. We finally built a true log cabin in southern Vermont.
Roy Wilkins purchased this cabin in 1995
We built a log cabin in 1995. The location is outstanding. It is secluded but close to the town of Chester and near the major town of Springfield. Is on a historic dirt road that has been in place for over 200 years. Green Mountain Tpk. The road has a historic covered bridge that goes over the Williams river. Outstanding hiking, biking and river activities. Chester is centrally located to it all! The Weston Playhouse, Vermont's oldest professional theater company in Vermont hosts live performances, plays and musicals and is only minutes away! The nearby town of Bellows Falls hosts many of Southern Vermont's summer events .
There is boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming on the Connecticut River. Enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and golfing all available in the Okemo Valley area! Unique summer sports and activities include horseback riding in Woodstock, Orvis fly fishing in Manchester and hot air ballooning in Quechee. During winter months you'll find downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
The cabin sits facing south on a bluff overlooking the Williams river with rapids directly below the house. A lower deck sits on top of the rapids with a view of the mountains and sunsets.
The river is excellent for fishing for brook trout and has a five foot swimming hole at the end of the property. The lower,upper decks and new sunroom are excellent places to watch the sunset with a beverage and listen to the sounds of the rapids.
Love to explore?
The historic towns of Woodstock, Grafton, Walpole, Weston, Brattleboro and Manchester are just a few of the most beautiful and scenic places that are just a short drive away.
Love to shop?
The famous Vermont Country Store is just 4 miles away! The town of Manchester with all of its incredible outlets such as the Gap, Bose, Anichini, Crabtree & Evelyn, J. Crew and Polo just to name a few is 30 minutes away.
Love to Antique?
The Stone House Antique Center with over 80 dealers is great for fun antiquing is just down the street! There are all kinds of auctions, antique shows and fun eclectic flea markets to be found almost every weekend in Southern Vermont. The Brimfield Antique Show, put on three times a year, is one of the largest antique shows in the U.S
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this cabin for 2 weeks, and it was absolute heaven!!
The house itself had everything you could ever need or want. (well stocked kitchen, etc...) and is very nicely decorated.
We spent the majority of our stay outdoors and down by the river. When the water level is not high, there's a little beach down on the left. Follow the path in the back of the yard behind the firepit. I was expecting the water to be ice cold but it was absolutely gorgeous.
Any questions we had for the owner were promptly responded to.
We were so impressed with this place that we've already booked another 2 weeks for next year.
I would recommend this cabin highly!!!
We had the best stay at this wonderful cabin. It is without a doubt the best equipped place I have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in so many holiday homes around the world.
It is so homely and cosy, and the owners clearly love the place and it has so many of their personal touches. The space outside is just as amazing as the cabin itself. A massive area to play, sit and watch the river and even the beach down by the rocks, it really did have it all.
We didn't venture out much as we just loved being there, we did visit Ludlow and Woodstock and obviously the little town of Chester just down the road. Recommend the great Country Girl Diner in Chester, a real authentic experience (especially for us Brits).
You could not fail to fall in love with the whole experience of staying in this cabin, the whole family loved it, and for 4 people we had so much space.
Thanks for an absolutely wonderful stay :))
My husband and I spent a week in this cabin and we did not want to leave. The river was so nice, not cold at all, we paddled around for hours. Bring your tire tubes. We would love to come back for another week. We have stayed in a lot of cabins over the years and this is the only one we would spend another weeks vacation at. Nice restaurants, short drive to Manchester. Well equipped with anything you need. Tons of utensils, hair dryer, washer dryer, basement TV room with tons of sleeping space, great deck and patio.Great fire pit, we spent 3 nights by the fire.Thank you so much for sharing your paradise with us. We had a great time.
My boyfriend and I rented this fabulous cabin for a week in June. We loved our stay! The house has everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable vacation. It is creatively decorated and features a lot of nice personal touches throughout. Although there were only 2 of us, the house has enough beds to accomodate several people.
Outside, there's a nice deck with a large grill, and several chairs and a porch swing. Further across the yard is a fire which was nice to hang out by and make S'Mores at night. There is also a set of stairs on the edge of the property that descends down to a beautiful running river. You can fly fish for trout in the river, and there is calm area where you can swim, as well. The location (Chester, VT) is about 10 miles from Springfield. It serves as an excellent base for day trips to Manchester, Woodstock, Burlington, etc.
Locally, we enjoyed a nice dinner at a Scottish pub in town, and often bought deli items at Lisias, which has good food at reasonable prices. There are also several nice antique stores in the area, which were great fun to explore. The abundance of scenic drives in the area provided us with several days of spectacular sightseeing - I think we put 900 miles on the car just driving around Vermont.
The cabin would serve as an excellent base for winter activities, too, since there are an abundance of ski resorts and snowmobile trails in central Vermont. And I can imagine how beautiful the area is in the fall when the foliage is at its peak. But no matter what time of year you visit, this cabin is a perfect retreat for you and your family. Clean, comfortable, quiet and cozy with all the ammenities of home. I happily recommend this property to all. Thanks Roy!
We were 3 adults from 55 to 83 needing 3 bedrooms and the cabin was just perfect for us & our 3 dogs.
Beautifully furnished, well equipped, we had everything we needed. Meals on the deck, a nightly fire in the pit, a meditation spot on the lower deck, who could ask for anything more. There were wonderful places for my daughter to do 20-30 mile bike rides, back roads for me and the dogs to walk on and comfortable outdoor seating where my older friend could relax and read. You could not go wrong with this fabulous home.
Thank you Wilkins family for allowing us to share it for a time.
We are a family of 8 with kids ranging in ages from 4 to 16. The cabin was PERFECT!! Not only was the cabin itself family friendly, but the river and the outside firepit were special treats. The town of Chester is close by and a nice place to visit/shop (antiques,candy,syrup...). The cabin is conveniently located so that it is easy enough to visit other places in VT or the surrounding states if you so choose. If not the cabin is quite sufficient by itself for a nice quiet get away. Thanks Roy for sharing this place with us!!
Climbing on Rocking Chair Mtn. Directly behind cabin.
Excellent mountain biking and hiking on Green Mountain Rd, covered bridge 2 miles away. Okemo and Bromley adventure parks only 20 min away. Simon Pierce glass blowing only 35 min away
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
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