This cozy little cabin has a shower for 2, regular propane heat &/or wood stove. Secluded & peaceful. Located in the foothills of the Green Mountains of Vermont. People say it's quite quiet, except for the sounds of nature. Interior is Sportsman Themed. Meet 'Bucky' the singing deer (if he wants to work). You'll love the place, I do. GC-owner. Note: Please E-mail or Call for Availability, as I DO NOT utilize the Availability Calender shown elsewhere. CO & Smoke detectors, plus fire extinguishers on site. There is no regular garbage pickup so you must carry out what you create (big plastic bags are provided). Free usage of an excellent DVD/VHS collection. Bring your cell phone. Free WiFi at town library (parking lot too). During the summertime, there is free usage of public tennis courts & a swimming pool in the Village (about 3.5 miles away).
Amenities also include: Woodstove, outdoor kettle BBQ grill, microwave, toaster & coffeemaker. Dishes & utensils provided, + TV's, VCR, DVD , Radio, 200+ free good movies, & several board games. You must bring your own personal linens (bedsheet, pillowcases & towels) & food. Currently no Cable TV or Internet subscribed, but possible if you pay. Direct TV &/or the DISH Network Satellite service could also made available, but IS NOT present;y hooked up. Satellite dishes are installed but not currently subscribed to. Rocking chairs on porch. Picnic table/benches in Gazabo (AC too). Ceiling fan, portable AC floor fan & upstairs loft window air conditioner. Also an openable roof window above one bed.
Absolutely, NO PETS are allowed, sorry. Also, NO SMOKING inside the cabin. Seasoned, split wood is provided. Snow plowing of driveway is also included. The town plows the road (usually very promptly). During/after snowstorms you may have to shovel a path from car to cabin. Simple cleanup is requested upon leaving the joint (eg. washing dishes and vacuuming/sweeping the floor)+ garbage removal otherwise a cleaning fee will be charged. Thanks.
ACTIVITIES: a Round Trip Train Ride from Chester Depot in the summer/fall, hiking, hunting, summer theatres, photography, Alpine slide, water park, zip lines, antiques, crafts, golf, tennis, fishing, mountain biking, stargazing, Weston Priory, Weston Playhouse, leaf peeping, shopping, restaurants, downhill skiing at: Okemo, Killington, Magic, Bromley & Stratton. Cross country skiing at: Viking, Grafton, and Tator Hill. Stargazers, check out 'Stellafane' in Springfield during the summer ( an amateur telescope society convention)
Cabin is 3-1/2 miles West of the village of Chester. There is a GOOD Mom & Pop grocery store in Chester Depot (with excellent meats), + a JiffyMart convenience store, two gas stations & TD Bank, with 24 hour ATM, in village. Big supermarkets can be found in nearby Springfield and Ludlow. Auto towing and repair offered at Benny's in Chester. Two good bakeries (Baba a Lewis & Heritage Deli) that both have little eateries attached. The sometimes open, Country Girl Diner offers good diner food too. Two Pizza shops are also in the village (Pizza Stone, my favorite. as it also offers music on weekend eves). The best restaurant probably is MacLaomain's Scottish Pub in Chester. The Stone Hearth Inn also has dinners and music sometimes, as does the Fullerton Inn & Restaurant on the Green.
Overall, there are a couple of nice restaurants in Chester, several Inns, and a local diner.
Emergency 911 phone service should be available on your cell phone. There is a clinic is Chester Village and a hospital in Springfield, Vermont (15 mles). The area is very nice, with rolling countryside. The village is a bit sleepy at night, and very quiet for the most part. There is a round-trip train ride at the Depot in the summertime and during fall foliage. The town offers pleasant swimming at the Olympic size town pool, which you are entitled to use as my guest. Unfortunately, there are not many lakes in the area. Closest lake is about 10 miles, others approx. 20 miles North, near Plymouth, just north of Ludlow. Plymouth State Park has lake access and boat rentals and Lowell Lake State Park is a beautiful, little place that is a good place to canoe or kayak and hike on the trail looping the lake Some lakes offer trout fishing and there are also several trout streams in the area (the Black River in Cavendish/Ludlow, BattenKill in Manchester & Williams River in Chester). Bass fishing can be found in the Connecticut River & nearby ponds. The Appalachian & Long Trails are about 15 miles away and offer a true hiking experience. At the cabin, cellphone service is spotty, ... some carriers work, others don't.
Because it's great! A true Log Cabin experience... rustic with modern conveniences. Front porch with rocking chairs to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Peaceful, country living to savor.
Good for your mental health! An excellent getaway from the city!
Good for your physical health! Enjoy the attractions and opportunities that are afforded with life in the environs of Southern Vermont.
Meet and greet the locals. Hear some real life stories... some true others ... well maybe not.
The owner was extremely accommodating and thoughtful. Our first time here was back in January during a big winter storm. The owner was kind enough to let us go up a day early, free of charge, so that we did not have to drive up during the storm. We were blown away by his kindness.
The cabin is cozy and charming with everything you need. There is a nice wood stove with plenty of firewood, it was -15 degrees outside but we were nice and toasty inside. There is a huge selection of DVDs that we took advantage of and got to watch some great movies while we were snowed in.
The town of Chester itself is a great town to stay in. You don't get much of the ski crowd, but Ludlow, VT and other ski areas are only a few minutes away. There are some great antique stores nearby including our personal favorite, Wyndham Antique Center in Bellow Falls.
I highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a place to unwind.
P.S.- Do yourself a favor and get some Blue Wings at Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern, you can thank me later.
The cabin was just as promoted, quaint and cozy! My wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere provided by a winter storm, wood stove and lack of electronic gadgets. The owner was very caring and called to make sure we arrived safely and to contact him with any issues. I highly reccomend this cabin for people seeking a true getaway to a small town with many neat attractions.
The cabin is located in the foothills of Vermont's Green Mountains. It's lovely, rolling countryside with lots of privacy, peace & quiet. Located on a 'loop' road that is about a half-mile in length, the cabin gets little traffic because it is not a 'through-road'. It is simply charming in all four seasons! It is surrounded by four major downhill ski areas (Okemo, Bromley, Stratton & Magic, plus Killington Mtn. & Mt.Snow are 45 minutes away), yet not located in a busy 'ski-town'. It is 3-1/2 miles outside the quaint village of Chester, VT, in the rural countryside, but not in the distant boondocks. All modern amenities are available in town & the cabin itself. Food supplies can be obtained at Mom & Pop stores in the village, as well as restaurants, inns and diners. Everything is basically supplied except your own personal linens & food. Upon confirmed booking, specific printed directions will be sent to you, including a GPS address.
Other Activities: stargazing (see: Stellafane in Summer @ Springfield, VT