Although Vermont is the 43rd smallest state in the US, within its 9600 square miles, there’s a lot that makes it special. And it’s not all maple syrup (although it’s the largest producer in the US) or ice cream (Ben & Jerry’s home base is in South Burlington) or cheese (Cabot Creamery is in Waterbury Center).
Vermont is for people who like covered bridges; there’s over 100. It’s for people who like to explore forests; it’s the fourth most heavily forested state in the US, encompassing 4.5 million acres. And of course, it’s also for people who like skiing, as there are 22 resorts scattered throughout.
In short, there are quite a few reasons to vacation in the Green Mountain State. Next question is where to stay? See below for some of the best cabin rentals for your getaway.
Cool Cabins in Vermont
Cabin Near Stratton Mountain
This five bedroom and three bathroom rental is located in Winhall and is perfect for a larger group who wants to ski and have their own space. You are closest to Stratton, but Magic and Bromley are only a fifteen-minute drive and you can reach Mount Snow or Okemo in about a half an hour.
Put together a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it at the large dining table. There are three spots to warm yourself up after a day out on the slopes: the stone fireplace inside, the fire pit outside, or the modern chiminea on the porch. At night, gather everyone in front of the projector for a movie.
You are also only about 15 miles from the town of Manchester for dining out and shopping. Head five minutes from the cabin to grab a freshly made coffee or pick up some beans to use at the cabin. In the warmer months, you can also enjoy nearby kayaking, hiking, and paddle boarding.
Farmhouse with Mountain Views
This four-bedroom and three-bathroom rental is located in Morristown with close proximity to Stowe for skiing as well views of the mountain right from your living room.
Watch the stars from the fire pit outside or get cozy by the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Cook in the fully equipped kitchen or use the new grill outside. There are plenty of spaces to sit and take in nature here, from the porch chairs to the egg swing to seats by the waterfall. You can also dine outside.
Head ten minutes into Stowe for shopping and dining. Walk to the golf club or hike at nearby Elmore State Park. Green Mountain Distillers is close by as well. If you don’t feel like cooking and love BBQ, check out Black Diamond BBQ, under five minutes away. For beer lovers, there’s The Alchemist or Lost Nation.
Killington Cabin on Six Acres
This four bedroom and three bathroom cabin is located in Killington, Vermont, where you’ll find the famed Killington Ski Resort, which boasts 155 trails, located only 13 minutes away.
Warm yourself back at home at the wood-burning stove after a day on the slopes or hit the hot tub to relax. You also have a bar and game room with board games and a video game system to entertain you and your friends and family. If that’s not enough, the garage boasts a pool table, foosball, and a beer pong table. There’s also a fire pit outside to gather around at night.
You can also head to Pico for skiing or if you are visiting in the warmer months, golfing at Green Mountain National Golf Course and hiking the Appalachian Trail. You can also rent kayaks to use on Colton Pond and Kent Pond.
Cabin in Private Forest
This one bedroom and one bathroom rental is located in Shaftsbury, where you can take in the Robert Frost Stone Museum or explore Lake Shaftsbury State Park with ease. The cabin is also part of 70 acres of private forest.
Take in the forest from your deck, or if you’d rather stay inside, take it in from the windows and skylights. Cook in the fully equipped kitchen or use the BBQ outside. Stargaze while around the fire pit in the evenings. Pop a DVD in and cuddle up for the evening, put on some records, or pick up the guitar and play something live.
Despite feeling like you are in the middle of nowhere, you are really only about 20 minutes from dining and shopping if you want to go into town.
A-Frame Near Kingdom Trails
This three bedroom and 1.5 bath rental is located in Burke, with access to the VAST trail for snowmobiling just across the street.
Put together a meal in the full kitchen or use the propane grill outside. Roast marshmallows by the fire pit outside, or stay warm and cuddle up with a movie or board game inside. If you are looking for some competition, there’s a shuffleboard and Nintendo in the game room.
You are only a few minutes from biking and hiking at the Kingdom Trails, snow sports at Burke Mountain, and hiking, fishing, swimming, or kayaking at Lake Willoughby.
Smart Cabin Near Okemo
This two bedroom and two bathroom cabin is located in Ludlow, with Okemo ski resort and its 120 trails just three miles away.
After a long day out recreating, come home to a steam shower complete with body jets and chromatherapy, or submerge in the soaking tub. You can take in the views from the porch or watch the night skies from the fire pit.
If you prefer staying close to the rental, you can access VAST snowmobile trails right from the backyard. Or head out and take a hike at Buttermilk Falls or the Lost Mine Trail.
Scandinavian Chalet in the Woods
This two bedroom and two bathroom rental is located in Royalton, close to breweries, shops, and skiing at Sugarbush, Killington, Stowe, and more.
Take advantage of fresh eggs as well as herbs from the garden right outside to use in any meal you decide to cook in the fully equipped kitchen or out on the grill. Cozy up with a book from the shelves by the wood stove in the living room after a long day out recreating. Or use the projector and get lost in a good movie. Relax in the hammock or gather around the fire pit at night.
If you don’t feel like cooking, head to nearby Worthy Burger. There’s also Upper Pass Brewery for some suds. Go sledding right on the property or head to one of the resorts for bigger opportunities. There is also plenty for kids to do on the property including swings and a trampoline.
Adirondack-Style Cabin in Southern Vermont
This three bedroom and two bathroom rental is located in Winhall, which puts you convenient to all sorts of Vermont attractions including skiing at Bromley or Stratton and dining and shopping in Manchester.
Get cozy in front of the wood-burning stove after a day out on the slopes. Make a meal in the full kitchen or use the gas grill outside.
You can easily hike the Appalachian Trail from here or even just walk the neighborhood to grab a coffee. Take in the mountain views or the waterfall and small stream near to the property. Or head 25 minutes to Lowell Lake State Park for water activities and hiking.
Secluded Cabin in Green Mountain National Forest
This three bedroom and two bathroom rental is located in Jamaica, putting you only about ten minutes away to skiing at Stratton.
Make a great meal in the fully equipped kitchen, warm up by the wood stove after a day of recreation, or better yet, hop into the sauna or Jacuzzi tub for some rejuvenation.
You can take in the views of Ball Mountain Brook from the rental or head right down there to take in the water closer or even wade in. If you want to really get into the water, head two miles to Pike Falls for swimming. At night, you can roast marshmallows around the fire pit under the starry skies or head into town to dine out.