|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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!
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).
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.
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…
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$15 + Tax|
Available during all four seasons.
50% deposit required. Balance due upon arrival.