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Marty and Carol Kulczyk

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

You'll love this cabin near Middlebury, VT

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, charming timber frame cabin with panoramic mountain view

Blackberry Bend is a spacious, artisan-crafted, fully-furnished, timber frame cabin with spectacular views overlooking the Green Mountains. The cabin has 2 bedrooms, full bath, fully equipped kitchen, living / dining room, Swedish reading nook, gas fireplace, wireless internet and panoramic view. Positioned on the Eastern slopes of Robert Frost Mountain and nestled on 112 acres bordering the Green Mountain National Forest, our charming cabin includes all of the contemporary comforts and is conveniently located near Middlebury and a short distance from Middlebury College’s Main and Bread Loaf Campuses. We offer year round short term or extended stay lodging. Blackberry Bend is perfect for individuals, families or couples desiring a romantic Vermont getaway.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Marty and Carol Kulczyk (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 3 traveler reviews

You'll love this cabin near Middlebury, VT
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Relaxing home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited this area for the first time as a combination anniversary / bucket list adventure, including hiking in the Adirondacks and a fresh Maine lobster at Chauncey's. He was the blessed one who actually found this little gem in the mountains. From the time we booked the cabin to the moment we left, the owners were unimaginably kind, accommodating and hospitable. The cabins are fairly new (some brand new), equipped with all that you'll need. The environment is homey (right down to the campfire, complete with hot chocolate and two overly friendly pooches), and the accommodations are handcrafted, unique and impressive. We were the only guests for the majority of the week and so it was extraordinarily quiet and relaxing. The sunrise and double rainbows over the mountain backdrop were absolutely breathtaking. The bonus was the early morning visit by a red fox. We’ve already told several family and friends about this amazing find! If you're looking to slow down, relax and enjoy the mountains, this is your place. We're already talking about how soon we can return! Thank you for the memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you were able to experience some of the simple enjoys that are available on our property - including an occasional visit from wildlife and the sun rising over the mountains. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Beautiful new cabins - warm welcome - great setting

  • 5 of 5

We drove up to Vermont in the middle of a snowstorm, so we arrived extremely late at night after a very slow drive. As we finally pulled into the driveway we were stunned to be met by Marty, the owner who had been waiting for us and helped us unload and gave us banana bread and hot chocolate. Huge relief.

The cabins are new, immaculate, and well equipped. The boys from both cabins built a luge run down the hill and borrowed sleds from the owners, while we tried their snow shoes.

There is a great common area in the main barn with exercise machines which went unused - we were exhausted from the drive and skiing at Middlebury Bowl.

While the cabins are deep in the woods, they are quite close to Middlebury which is a real town with all the facilities you would expect. Very weird - like turning left from a road in the woods and suddenly finding yourself in the Downtown Boston!

Highly recommend the cabins - especially if you have a family and want to cook, hang out, and not worry about disturbing other people.

BTW - the owners were kind enough to do some grocery shopping for us - that was huge.

(I ticked Romantic Getaway even though that was hardly the way our holiday went - too many kids! But I can vaguely remember those sorts of weekends and this would fit the bill).

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent family get-away

  • 5 of 5

We came for a short get-away with our 3 children (13, 10 and 1 1/2) and spent 3 wonderful days at the Robert Frost cabins. We arrived in the middle of a blizzard and Marty and Carol's welcome was heart warming. They were very helpful and did everything to make our stay enjoyable.

The cabin was very tastefully decorated, cosy and warm, very clean, great shower. We were able to cook (oven + gas) and spend some relaxing time watching DVDs from Marty and Carol's collection. The Wi-Fi is definitely a plus.

The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed several walks on the property, with the dogs! Marty and Carol also lent us some sleds and snow shoes, to the great enjoyment of the family. The location is quite remote and very quiet and peaceful. There is a small downhill ski resort nearby, quite fun with the powder, a Nordic ski center, and the town of Middlebury is not far- cannot comment too much on the town as we only visited the supermarket (good-sized) and had a quick tour with our car.

Would definitely recommend the cabins to friends and relatives, both with and without children.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you, David and your kids stay with us. We hope to see you again next winter or to have the opportunity to share the Green Mountain beauty with you in another season.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Waybury Pub
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Ralph Myhre Golf Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 125
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Waybury Inn
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Middlebury College Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Dunmore
Car: necessary

Our location offers the best of both worlds. When you stay with us you’ll be tucked away in the small, quiet town of Ripton but within short drives to local attractions, events, recreation and dining.


Appalachian Gap Distillery – Tour and taste barrel aged spirits.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory Tour – 30-minute guided tour and tasting.

Burnham Maple Farm & Market – Maple and VT products.

Champlain Orchards – One of VT’s oldest orchards.

Country Driving Tours of Vermont – Drive your own BMW Z4.

Dakin Farms – Sugar house and store.

Danforth Pewter Workshop and Store – Offering one-of-a-kind pieces, a history wall with antique Danforth pieces, and viewing windows into the workshop.

Drop-In Brewing Company – Tasting room for beer samples and growler fills.

Happy Valley Orchards – Pick your own produce.

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History – The oldest chartered community history museum in the United States

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum – preserving and sharing Lake Champlain history

Lincoln Peak Vineyard – tours, tasting and events

Mahaney Center for the Arts – visual and performing arts

Maple Landmark Woodcraft – Educational wooden toys, games and gifts.

Middlebury College Museum of Art – Displaying thousands of objects ranging from antiquities to contemporary art.

Middlebury Tasting Trail – Beer, wine, cider, & spirits tastings

New England Maple Museum – Exhibits, tours, tastings, and gifts.

Otter Creek Brewing – Self-guided tours, samples, and gift shop

Ripton Country Store (c.1890) – A historical and operating country store and post office. Selling staples, Vermont products, and souvenirs.

Shelburne Farms – Walking trails, children’s farmyard, restaurant, property tours and special events.

Shelburne Museum – Museum of art and Americana.

Shelburne Vineyard – Taste. Tour. Enjoy.

Sparkling – Champagne and Wine Bar.

Thornapple Farm – horse drawn sleigh rides

Town Hall Theatre – center for music, theater and opera

UVM Morgan Horse Farm – Dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Morgan Horse through breeding and selection.

Vermont Folklife Center – Preserving and presenting the cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region.

Vermont’s Own Products – Quality products made in Vermont.

Vermont Soap Discount Factory Outlet and Soap Museum – Organic soaps.

Vermont Teddy Bear Factory Tour – Where the Best Teddy Bears in the Universe Are Born.

Woodchuck Cidery – Hard cider tasting and tour.


Numerous hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country trails. Here’s a sampling. Contact us for more info.

Moosalamoo National Recreation Area – Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and snowshoeing.

Mount Abraham hike – Famous for its 360-degree panorama.

Robert Frost Interpretative Trail – A trail winding through the forest, where selections from Frost’s verse are posted at regular intervals.

Rattlesnake Point and Falls of Lana Trail – Visit the picturesque falls and view Lake Dunmore, the surrounding hills, and New York peaks from Rattlesnake Point cliffs.

Skylight Pond Trail – Climb to Skylight Pond and Skylight Lodge.

Abbey Pond Trail – Follow river and cascades to the pond.

Spirit in Nature Trail – Interconnecting paths where people of diverse spiritual traditions may walk, meet or meditate

TAM (Trail Around Middlebury) – 16 mile long footpath with sections appropriate for bikes and jog stollers

Texas Falls hike – Easy trail and classic waterfall.

TrailFinder – Find many more Addison County Trails online.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Chapter – Outings and events.

Cross-country skiing at Rikert Nordic Center. (we offer discounted passes)

Snowmobiling at Snowmobile Vermont. or with your own snowmobile on Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) trails.

Skating and hockey at Memorial Sports Center.

Sledding on nearby hills.

Downhill skiing at Middlebury College Snowbowl (we offer discounted passes) or Mad River Glen or Sugarbush

Fly Fishing in nearby rivers.

Golfing at Ralph Myhre Golf Course or Neshobe Golf Club

Harvest wild blueberries at Goshen’s 30-acre Blueberry Management Area.

Bristol Falls or East Middlebury Gorge swimming holes

And much more…


Rates & Availability

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Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Available during all four seasons.

50% deposit required. Balance due upon arrival.

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Vermont Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) One of the two bedrooms has a queen size bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) One of the two bedrooms has two twin size beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Cabin has a reading/sleeping nook and futon with innerspring mattress that opens into a additional queen size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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