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10 Supremely Secluded Cabin Rentals in Vermont

by Lauren Breedlove
Updated January 11, 2022

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Get away from it all in the Green Mountain State.

Nothing spells “getaway” like a secluded cabin. Toss in a dash of Vermont’s beautiful landscape and classic charm and you’ve pretty much attained the perfect escape.

Indulge in the luxury of undisturbed relaxation, peace and quiet, and not having to see a single soul — if that’s what you desire. Star in your own version of a quaint Hallmark movie with one of New England’s gems as the setting. Whether you choose to hole up in the tranquility of a cozy cabin or venture out to have yourself a quintessential Vermont adventure, the Green Mountain State has got you covered.

Summer brings abundant opportunities for hiking, cycling, paddling, and swimming, while the winter months deliver notoriously fantastic skiing and snowboarding conditions at the state’s various ski mountains. We can’t forget autumn colors and spring’s waterfall chasing either. Relish in the taste of real maple syrup, browse charming small towns, and get ready to have your stress melted away.

Find your own piece of remote paradise at these secluded Vermont cabins.

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1. Montgomery Secluded Upscale Cabin

Montgomery Secluded Upscale Cabin
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Why you should stay: Luxurious seclusion, Vermont style.

  • Location: Montgomery, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights (varies)
  • Rates from: $456/night

Treat yourself to luxury at the Montgomery Secluded Upscale Cabin near Jay Peak. Perched on a gorgeous 10-acre property, this stay blends rustic and modern perfectly. The style and design of the interior will have you feeling like you’ve stepped into the spread of a magazine. With four bedrooms, everyone can enjoy their own space in between making memories in the common areas. But really, you’ll want to be outside in this amazing area you’ve landed in. In the summer, hiking trails beckon from every direction; hit the Burnt Mountain trail for fresh Vermont air and views.

In the winter, Jay Peak Resort is a must — even if you don’t downhill ski or snowboard, there’s an activity for you. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and riding one of those new-fangled fat-tire bikes are all options.

Discover what makes the mountain town of Montgomery so popular — covered bridges galore, restaurants, and access to endless adventures await. Fuel up at The Inn, a fine dining establishment open on weekends, or the laid-back Snowshoe Lodge & Pub. After a fulfilling day of adventuring, cozy up by the fireplace, cook a family dinner, watch the sunset and stargaze, or play a board game.

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2. Chalet By The Creek

Chalet By The Creek 
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Why you should stay: Skylight windows for stargazing.

  • Location: Elmore, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $225/night

Perched on 8 acres of Vermont wilderness in the northern region of the state, Chalet By The Creek feels far removed while still in close proximity to restaurants and activities. With the picture-perfect town of Stowe just 20 minutes away, you’ll have access to excellent skiing, hiking, shops, and eateries. This pet-friendly, impeccably designed one bedroom cabin is the epitome of cozy. Relax on the two porches, venture to the property’s idyllic creek, lounge by the outdoor fire pit. Whatever you do, make sure to look up at the stars, whether outside in the crisp night air, or indoors through the skylights.

A plethora of activities nearby will fulfill any outdoor lover’s appetite. Hike the 2.3 mile Sterling Pond Trail, one of the numerous incredible trails along the famous Smuggler’s Notch route. At the top, you’ll get views of Stowe, Mount Mansfield, and the pond, of course. Or, venture along New England’s longest rail trail on foot, bike, or in the winter, snowshoes or cross-country skis. After, quench your thirst at one of the many area breweries; Lost Nation Brewing and Rock Art Brewery are local favorites.

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3. Private Wilmington Cabin

Private Wilmington Cabin
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Why you should stay: Green Mountain bliss.

  • Location: Wilmington, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $455/night

Perched in the tall trees of Green Mountain National Forest, the Private Wilmington Cabin is a southern Vermont gem with plenty of privacy. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor living at the sprawling 4 bedroom house — complete with large deck — where you’re mere minutes from almost any outdoor activity. Cooking enthusiasts will be thrilled to find a very well-equipped kitchen and grill for barbecuing too. Perfect for family meals!

Wilmington itself encapsulates “small town New England charm” with a tiny downtown area lined with quaint shops and restaurants. Channel your inner adventurer at the nearby Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain resorts for winter recreation, or tackle the exciting mountain biking and hiking trails. Climb the popular Haystack Mountain, a 5 mile trail featuring beautiful 360 degrees of Vermont views. Deep dive into the arts with a visit to Mass MoCA or catch a concert at Tanglewood. Don’t forget to discover a few covered bridges while you’re in the region as well, it’s pretty much a requirement when visiting Vermont.

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4. Pine House Vermont

Pine House Vermont
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Why you should stay: Enjoy the privacy of pines.

  • Location: Stowe, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $383/night

Hidden in the midst of giant pines, the idyllic Pine House Vermont is an amazing secluded stay just outside of Stowe. Escape to this three bedroom log cabin on a sprawling seventeen acres of old farmland, where you can experience a purely secluded getaway. Snuggle up with a book from the cabin’s library, relax on the deck, wander the wooded property, and make memories around the fire pit. The Pine House Vermont is pet-friendly too, so your furry companions can play on the property.

Slap on some skis at Stowe Mountain Resort or Smuggler’s Notch — both just a 15 minute drive from the cabin. Hiking trails in the area are a hiker’s delight in the warmer months: trek up Camel’s Hump or Mt. Mansfield, or choose one of the shorter paths in scenic Smuggler’s Notch State Park such as Lake of the Clouds. Reward yourself with a craft brew at one of the local breweries. Hill Farmstead and Prohibition Pig are popular choices.

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5. Lakeview Log Cabin

Lakeview Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: It’s massive and located in Vermont’s “Golden Triangle.”

  • Location: Peru, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $1,750/night

Live the estate life during your Vermont getaway at the Lakeview Log Cabin. Located approximately 15 minutes from the town of Manchester, this southern Vermont property spans 60 acres. With 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a deck, heated pool, hot tub, and a private tennis court, this cabin is basically its own resort. Not to mention, there’s a private lake too. Ideal for family reunions or large groups of friends, this Vermont stay is the perfect private escape with luxury in every single detail. Laze in the gazebo, do laps in the pool, challenge friends in the amazing game room, stare at the shimmering lake, and barbecue to your heart’s content, all with abundant elbow room.

Although there’s enough to do on property to entertain any group for weeks upon weeks, Vermont’s natural beauty outside of the estate is reason enough to venture out. Take advantage of being in the midst of the state’s “Golden Triangle.” It sounds magical…and it is.

Choose from Magic, Stratton, or Okemo Mountains to shred Vermont powder. Or, if cross-country skiing is more your speed, hit the trails at the nearby Viking Nordic Center. In the summer months, hiking, fishing, and kayaking prove to be excellent outdoor pursuits in Vermont’s forests and mountains. Try your hand at fly-fishing with a lesson at the famous Orvis fly-fishing school on the Battenkill River, who knows, you might just discover a new talent.

At the end of the day, just remember there are several bars in the estate home to pour yourself a drink and relish in the Vermont-inspired memories you’ve made.

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6. Vermont Dream Cabin

Vermont Dream Cabin
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Why you should stay: Hike and snowshoe directly out of the front (or back) door.

  • Location: Shaftsbury, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $213/night

Make your secluded cabin dreams come true at the Vermont Dream Cabin, situated on 70 acres in southwestern Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. Four-wheel drive is required in the winter months, so you know it’s going to be nice and secluded. Although the cabin shares a driveway with the property’s sister loft, that’s all that’s shared and there’s plenty of space for the privacy you’re craving. This adorably rustic cabin is an ideal place to unwind, both indoors and outdoors.

Explore the expansive grounds, where you’ll discover hiking and snowshoeing trails in the lush Vermont forest complete with dreamy mountain rivers and streams. After, the wood-burning stove offers warmth in the cooler temperatures, or, post up on one of the porch rocking chairs and relax in the pure wilderness during long summer nights.  Don’t forget to channel your inner child while swinging on the property’s tree swing and telling stories around the campfire, too.

If you want to venture off property, more outdoor activities await at Bromley Ski Mountain, fishing at Lake Shaftsbury State Park, and hiking in the White Rocks Recreation Area. Stop by covered bridges, browse shops and find delicious fare in quaint Manchester, just 20 minutes from the Vermont Dream Cabin.

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7. Campobello

Campobello
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Why you should stay: Mountain view serenity.

  • Location: Mad River Valley, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights/varies
  • Rates from: $377/night

Soak in views of the stunning Mad River Valley from the comfort and privacy of Campobello, a 3 bedroom cedar log cabin. Overlook the property’s 4 acres from the deck off of the master bedroom, or private balcony attached to one of the upstairs bedrooms. Campobello is meant for relaxation — melt your stress away in the clawfoot tub, eat Vermont cheddar on the deck, or have a leisurely absorb the views from the bench swing on the deck’s lower level.

Although you can cook a fantastic meal in the well-equipped kitchen, the small, quintessential northern Vermont town of Warren is a must for at least sandwiches — and it’s close by. The Warren Store is a staple, with deli delights that will make you swoon, craft beer, cheese, gifts, and pretty much everything else.

Northern Vermont is a photographer’s paradise — drive around and you’ll be tempted to stop every few minutes to capture the beauty. In the winter, Sugarbush Ski Resort is just a hop and skip to soaring downhill on skis or snowboards. It should be noted that you can see Sugarbush Mountain from the cabin. Warmer seasons call for hiking and waterfall chasing — get spritzed by Moss Glen Falls, and head out on the Phen Basin trails for a trek or mountain biking adventure.

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8. Wilmington 100-Acre Cabin

Wilmington 100-Acre Cabin
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Why you should stay: So much room for activities (and solitude).

  • Location: Wilmington, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $500/night

Romp around in 100 acres of idyllic forest at the Wilmington 100-Acre Cabin. In classic Vermont fashion, this cabin comes with incredible views, its own sledding hill, and a private pond. Prepare to be mesmerized by the views from almost anywhere you go in the cabin too with ample windows. Fall is an incredibly beautiful time to enjoy the sprawling vista that this property offers — although any time of year is gorgeous. If you enjoy cooking, venture out to the local farm stands for fresh-as-it-gets produce before making a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen.

Engage in a little healthy competition in the rec room where a ping-pong table awaits for some fun indoors, or head out to explore the massive property. Skiers and snowboarders will find themselves close to some of southern Vermont’s popular ski resorts — both Mount Snow and Prospect Mountain Ski Area are fantastic choices and within close proximity to the cabin. In the summer, head over to Lake Raponda, where you can swim, kayak, or lounge on Green Mountain Beach.

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9. Barnard Renovated Cabin

Barnard Renovated Cabin
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Why you should stay: An onsite waterfall and creek provide the soundtrack for your stay.

  • Location: Barnard, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $270/night

Refresh at the two bedroom Barnard Renovated Cabin in central Vermont. You’ll find a peaceful escape with plenty of style at this 50-acre property, complete with cathedral ceilings, wood stove, and spiral staircase. Outside, there’s much to discover — a waterfall, a beach, a creek, and wildlife are all within reach. Spend a summer day lazing on the sandy stretch by the pond, or cast a line and try to catch a fish. Hit the trails at Quechee State Park, Vermont’s deepest gorge where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Ottauquechee River as you make your way along the path.

Winter sports enthusiasts will be pleased to discover access to multiple ski resorts from this well-placed cabin too. Although it’s secluded enough for privacy, you’ll be no further than 15 miles from amazing skiing and snowboarding. Killington Ski Resort is just 13 miles away, and the famed Suicide Six Ski Area is a mere 4 mile drive from the property. Get a dose of small town Vermont in historic Woodstock, where you can visit covered bridges, the Billings Farm & Museum, and browse shops.

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10. Granville Romantic Retreat

Granville Romantic Retreat
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Why you should stay: Romance is in the Vermont air.

  • Location: Granville, Vermont
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights/varies
  • Rates from: $230/night

The Granville Romantic Retreat cabin has all the makings for a romantic getaway. Seclusion, Green Mountains, and a hot tub all mix together at this idyllic stay for a cocktail of rejuvenation. Depending on the time of year, explore the 10 acre property on foot or snowshoes, and then warm up in the hot tub or make hot chocolate to enjoy while watching a movie in the cabin’s home theater. Book lover’s will relish in the window seat adjacent to the wood stove that’s practically begging you to curl up with a good read too.

Leaf-peep while driving around central and northern Vermont in the fall, uncover swimming holes in the summer and waterfalls in the spring, and hit up Sugarbush, Middlebury Snow Bowl, or Mad River Glen for skiing and snowboarding in under 45 minutes from the cabin. Access to the famous Long Trail is nearby as well, if you’re up to hiking a portion of it. Stop into the storybook town of Warren is just 15 minutes away and if you’re thirsty, Cousin’s Brewing is only five more minutes north. The beer isn’t going to drink itself, after all.

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