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Fun for Family & Friends! Camp fires, Gm Rm, Hot Tub, Hiking! & More

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Mountain View, River property 6 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms Near lake & ski

Looking for A fun Vermont vacation with all the amenities of a resort? You have found it!

Welcome to River Stone Eco Lodge, our Mountain ­view Lodge in Ripton, VT! It's like staying in your very Own Fun mini resort!

This spacious lodge has 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and room for all the family, Or

try something a little different. Surprise your significant other with a private, Wonderful & indulgent getaway for just the 2 of you.

Whether you bring one person or several, they'll love the 7-person hot tub, campfire ring stocked with firewood, hammock, full game room (more on that in a minute) your pick of comfy plush beds, a jetted tub, Jacuzzi tub in on sky-lit bathroom, a light filled spacious Great Room, the Tree Tops" Loft space at the top of the lodge, Secret Room ...and a lot, lot more.


The River Stone Lodge is idyllic for all seasons: from long, mild summer days (you don't need A/C here, but we have it just in case!) to crisp, technicolor autumn. And you don't need tire chains to get to us in the winter...we're located just off the road with plenty of parking.

Nature surrounds you on all sides of our 7-acre property. On a summer night, throw open the lodge windows and listen to nature's surround sound: Vermont peepers and the frogs in our small cattail pond. (For a different soundtrack, we have REAL surround sound, too!) Wonderful Pergola with a fun backyard to enjoy!

Bring your kayak or canoe to enjoy some sport in the lakes: Or perhaps take a dip in the swimming holes, or read a good book while you sun yourself using one the camp chairs provided put right in the water! while listening to burbling sounds of the river!

Nature always surprises us here: from newborn fawns right outside, to lunar moths lighting on the window, to the occasional bear and moose sighting!

Big windows keep the wooded and mountain views close, On a chilly winter day cozy up on the soft leather couches in the Great Room. Enjoy a fire in the fireplace, find your favorite show on Netflix (we have a smart TV in this room, plus 2 more)

You'll want to come back 4 times a year just to see how our setting shifts with the seasons!


Think of your favorite local bar, shrink it a little, and imagine having it all to yourself! Our downstairs game room has a bar and a pub table, a pool table, a popcorn machine, a poker table and Foosball table. You can spend hours down here- trust us.


Claim the master suite, with it's cathedral ceilings and four-poster king-sized bed wrapped in luxurious linens. Roll out of bed and into the perfect "good morning": the double headed shower in the en-suite bath, with spa tub.

Or head for the very top of the lodge to the lofts-a place we call the "Tree Tops" because you're literally right among them. There's a daybed up here, as well as a full bed under the sky light for star gazing, and a "secret Room" with a giant sized foof bag for escaping with a good book. In fact, the lodge is full of hidden nooks and crannies.

Other beds across 5 bedrooms include 4 queens, 1 full, 2 twins and a toddler bed . and sleeping cots for extra single guests which are comfortable. (in fact, we have a small toddler/playroom!) , as well as a portable crib for our littlest guests. When at full capacity great for extended families.


The kitchen is fully equipped for making memorable meals, and serving them at 2 dining tables. Aside from the GREAT ROOM, there are several other seating areas for watching nature, reading or spending time together.


An outdoor haven with a long history a bit of college town quirkiness, Middlebury /Ripton is famous among outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and fans of all things. local-including food, wine, beer, and crafts. At River Stone Lodge, we're just 5 miles from Middlebury. with its farm-to-table restaurants, wineries, breweries and hike/bike trails.

Then, right off scenic RT 125 in the mountains, two miles into the Green Mountain National Forest, you'll find the River Stone Lodge...and the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds it. Welcome!

Please reserve your vacation using the yellow " book in now"button on the right!

We look forward to having you.


Enjoy all 4 seasons of the year in this beautiful place we call heaven sent, Our fun, warm quirky lodge is full of fun and laughter for all. for those wanting to enjoy everything nature has to offer, you'll find it close to this home! your not 'out in nowhere' And it is easy to find and get to as this is a VERY popular scenic drive for people from all over.












More Details

Kris Or Jane
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Kris Or Jane

I own another wonderful log cabin just 25 miles north of this gorgeous place! We have been renting it for 13 years. We have many requests every year for a larger rental for larger families and this is it! Join us at our Lodge! Where nature is 'everywhere'

Kris Or Jane purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Kris Or Jane chose Vermont

I have ALWAYS LOVED this part of Vermont! Just gorgeous! And when this opportunity came up to actually be able to buy a place here we were thrilled! With the river just across the road and being near the lake and skiing it was a perfect fit for our large extended family! and the beauty of the area plus the Mossalamoo recreational are right there and being so close to Middlebury also made it a perfect fit. It is a fun place! which was what we were looking for, we have 5 kids and 10 grand children and we wanted a vacation home that we could bring each family to, close to the river and skiing in the winter. This was a perfect for us and we thought many other families might enoy it to.

What makes this lodge unique

When I first drove up my mouth dropped open! It was LOVE at first sight and I had not even entered the house yet! For years I had taken this scenic Route and always thought what a beautiful part of Vermont it was. BUT upon entering this home my heart started to race! all the gorgeous details and Fun the builder had poured into this home. The wonderful surprises! like the stone work inside that drops two floors into the livingroom! and the SECRET ROOM! just to start! It was like walking into my dream fun vacation home! yet a it is warm inviting and HAPPY. All the windows and light, And just the FEEL made me say YES! And the AREA so beautiful! We feel blessed!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the rental, we all had a great time! The house is beautiful.

Thank you again and will call when the next niece is ready to be married.

(e-mail sent to us)
Sep 2014
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Ripton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • All bathrooms with all towels provided and starter supplies such as hand soap ect...
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , The 'nest' queen bedroom with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 7 - 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , located off the nest suite for when need for little ones
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed Sky ceiling, sky lights, curtained for privacy
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main floor nature's Bedroom Sleigh bed pillowtop
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Across from the Jacuzzi bathroom 4 poster queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , wonderful bedroom with windows throughout
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , under the sky light at top of the house with 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , The Bears bedroon 2 twin beds 2nd floor
  • All bedrooms to be beautifully furnished! With wonderful pillow top mattresses, fabulous bedding all done to the house character! You'll love them! You won't want to leave :)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
We now have added a generator so that our guests never have to worry about Power outages !!!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Fun for Family & Friends! Camp fires, Gm Rm, Hot Tub, Hiking! & More
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 25 reviews

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

In a nutshell: This home is absolutely beautiful and the owners were easy to get in touch with - and responded very quickly.

About our trip: This was a multi-family vacation with friends, a total of 14: 7 adults and 7 kids, ages 16-months to 6 years old. The size of this home is very accommodating to large groups and there are so many areas to explore. Our kids loved running around all over, up and down the stairs, the playroom in the main living room, reading books by the gas fireplace after hiking/skiing/sledding, the first floor game room, and especially the secret room.

Bonus features we loved: fenced in yard, hot tub, heated floors in the mudroom, the stained glass window, and hiking trails a short distance from the house.

We all agreed this is the perfect spot for us - and we'll be coming back.

Thank you, Kris and Ben for opening your beautiful home to us! We hope to see you again next year :)

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We do try hard to make this fun for the whole family and your friends. It is the unexpected that can be so wonderful! And River Stone Lodge has that and more for families. Our grandchildren LOVE the exact same things as what you mentioned too! Plus swimming in the river in the summer! And the amazing hiking in the area all year long makes this a treasure for all children and adults to always remember. We do hope to see you again! God Bless, Ben & Kris
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Amazing & Romantic

  • 5 of 5

Truly a wonderful home all to ourselves with everything one could wish for

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Kingstown, RI

The pics didn't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Overall, my group had a fantastic stay. There was plenty of space for everyone - we especially loved the game room in the basement and the hot tub outside. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We thought the pictures of the place looked great on HomeAway but they didn't do it justice. The home is beautiful, spacious, attention to detail and very cozy.

Home is clean, beds very comfortable, game room super fun, just an amazing place. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davidson, NC

A Magical Holiday Escape!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home nestled in Green Mountain State Park!!! It truly feels like you are staying in your own private ski lodge. The house is beautiful with everything you would need for a perfect getaway with family and friends or even a business team getaway. We arrived 2 days after Christmas, to find the house beautifully decorated. It is apparent that the owners, Kris & Jane, take pride in their house and want to ensure that their guests have a memorable time!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so mush for noticing the effort towards making it beautiful for you! We really try to decorate River Stone Lodge for the holidays and all year around by the season for our guests to enjoy! And you noticed! It makes it so fun for us when we know our guests love it! Your suggestion that it would make a great business retreat was something we had not thought I will start contacting business now. Thank you. Warm wishes for a Happy New Year in 2017! Kris & Ben Dykema (Jane is my friend who helps with the bookings a very important part of our team. )
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Boston, MA

Amazing mountain escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the lodge over a long weekend in October, with three other families (5 kids total). Wow! What an amazing home, in a breathtaking setting. The home is very large and modern, yet cozy at the same time. Plenty of room inside and out for the kids to run around and play. The kids particularly enjoyed the game room downstairs, while the adults enjoyed the hot tub. We all enjoyed searching for the hidden room (which we found, and the kids got a real kick out of). The house is fully stocked with games, towels and linens, and pots and pans - we really didn't need to bring a thing other than food. The lodge is conveniently located to hiking, wineries, breweries, etc. Kris (the owner) is great and always very responsive to questions. Needless to say, we did not want to leave, and look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt 7
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Middlebury, VT- only 5 minutes away!
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Middlebury Snowbowl - 2 more downhill, 2 x-country
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

River Stone Lodge is just inside the Green Mountain National Forest and near the Moosalamo National Recreation area! 18,000 acres of pure, breathtaking beauty. 70 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Located on the most gorgeous scenic VT route 125- a popular route for cyclists. Near everything you'd want for all seasons! Enjoy the sounds of the river right from the house and have fun fishing and/or swimming. Two ski areas within 5 minutes- one downhill and the other cross country. Within 45 minutes of two other major ski areas. Two indoor heated garages PERFECT for skiers/snowboarders who don’t want to have to shovel the car out in the morning!

Many guests will have the chance to see the occasional bear, moose and deer on the property! Biking, motocycle riding, hiking, walking, bird watching, wildlife viewing and more. Located within 5 minutes of Middlebury where local restaurants and shops await you. Convenient location to grocery – conventional and local co-op, restaurants, shopping but still located within the Green Mountain National Forest. We are the perfect distance for a short trip to the cultural Vermont hub of Burlington where you can enjoy more great dining, theatre, tourist attractions and more.

This is the perfect rental for an active family getaway, reunion with friends or just a quiet, luxurious and romantic weekend away. We even can host small events such as weddings. Please inquire!


Rates & Availability

Ripton Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Spring
May 11 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early SUmmer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Fall
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 25 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas At The Lodge
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Holiday Christmas New Yea
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Peak Spring
May 17 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Range $150-$250 $240 + Tax
Pet Fee $89 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Hot Tub $89 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Groups require Renter's insurance of 9 or more
Pet Fee $15 nightly
Extra person charge if you exceed 12 guests
You must be 23 or older to rent this home
cleaning fee ranges from $150-$250 Please inquire
Security hold of $800 required if you do not take insurance. GROUPS are required $59 renter's insurance
NO refunds it is almost impossible to re-rent the property AFTER it has been booked off
WEDDINGS & EVENTS We do allow all events to go through us there is a Flat Fee for weddings and events which will cover your stay and the house, Guests staying and property for event, Tables, Chairs, Porta potty for guests. Not included Tent if you want one (the rental for a tent we provide ALL RENTALS GO THROUGH US, Clean up YOU provide that or pay extra for this. We cannot do weddings or events over 75 guests max. We are a (dry) property for events at this time as we do not have nor can we provide a bar tender which is required by the state of Vermont. Rate is based on time of year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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