Above is a mind bending panorama of Butternut Cabin (taken with a drone camera, and is what you'd see if you were suspended in mid-air 100 feet in front of the cabin and rotated 360 degrees). Pretty cool! Butternut Cabin has been fully reconstructed and improved in 2014. The new Cabin is situated about 100 feet from the site of the old Cabin (old Butternut Cabin was constructed around 1978, and survived to 2014 before succumbing to unstable footings).
Renting Butternut Cabin:
- Due to our very busy wedding season the Cabin is booked for all Fridays and Saturdays from mid-April - early November. Most Sundays and mid-week (Monday - Thursday nights) are open.
- Reservations required. Call (802) 434-2283 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. Payment is due at time of reservation and is non-refundable.
- $100 per night (with 9% tax = $109) when we have skiing. Includes ski/snowshoe passes for 4 people. $20 per person for extras.
- $50 per night without skiing (with 9% tax = $54.50).
The Butternut Cabin Features:
- Woodstove (with flat top that can be used for cooking)
- Picnic Table
- 8 bunks with 8 mattresses
- A handful of books to read
- A vintage outhouse
- No electricity or running water
- A great view of the Green Mountains, with Camel's Hump front and center.
- Firewood included with rental, but please bring matches, paper and kindling
- Butternut Cabin is located one mile from our main lodge, and is accessible only by skis or snowshoes in winter, or hike/bike in summer. Sorry no driving up!
Winter Cabin Rules:
- If you are snowshoeing or hiking up we STRONGLY recommend a daytime check in. It can be hard to follow the snowshoe trails at night.
- Walking or Snowshoeing on groomed trails is prohibited and makes Dave (our head groomer) very upset.
- We now have a $100 re-grooming fee for anyone that walks or snowshoes on the groomed ski trails. This fee goes directly to Dave's blood pressure medication fund.
- Snowshoers must stay on the specified snowshoe trails. No snowshoeing on ski trails!
Other Common Butternut Cabin Questions:
Can I drive up to there? Nope. You gotta hike or ski or bike or snowshoe the mile to get up there. It's part of the experience.
Can I get a refund if I have to cancel? Nope. You gotta pay when you make a reservation, and it's non-refundable.
What should I bring? Food, water, flashlights, matches, newspaper, kindling, sleeping bag, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, games, cards, carving knife, cell phone, toilet paper, cooking pots & pans, a comfortable backpack, not a complete list here... but a start.
Carry in, Carry out? Exactly. Please carry out all your garbage. It's fine to use our dumpsters in our parking lot when you leave (one is garbage, one is recycling) They are located in the back of the Sleepy Hollow parking lot.
Is it warm enough in winter? Yes... the woodstove is oversized for the room, so if anything you'll probably be too hot once you get it going. Expect a cold cabin when you arrive in winter... but it doesn't take too long to heat up once you get the fire going (45 min?).
Is it a private rental? Yes... We only rent to one group at a time overnight. During the day, however, it is open to the general public.
When is check in/check out? Check in time is 3pm. Check out time is 9am. The cabin is open to the general public during the day, 9-5. In general you are welcome to check in earlier or check out later than given times, but can expect day users to visit the cabin during these times. You can leave your belongings in the cabin in the corner during the day if you are staying multiple days.
Where do I park, how do I check in? Park at the main parking lot at Sleepy Hollow. Maps are available at the front desk at the lodge, and also online. Note the lodge is only open 9am-5pm, so if arriving after this and it's your first visit here, be sure to make arrangements beforehand. We can leave out a map for you. There is no key for the cabin.
Best trails to use to get to the cabin? Skiing: Ski up past the round barn into Molly's Meadow. Take Bishop trail up to the cabin. 1 mile from parking lot to cabin. Easiest way up there, though it is still hilly. You can also ski up Butternut Cabin trail to get there, but it is a hillier route to take (most people ski up Bishop trail, and back down Butternut Cabin trail). Snowshoeing: Skywalker trail goes directly to the cabin. This singletrack starts in the back of the parking lot near the big trailhead signboard. Follow the green arrows and green paint blazes. 1.5 miles. Note: snowshoeing on the groomed ski trails is not allowed (you can cross the groomed ski trails while following the singletrack snowshoe trails). Hiking or Biking: You can follow either Skywalker (singletrack) or go up Bishop trail. Please note no hiking or biking on the ski trails when there is more than 1" of snow. This messes up the ski trails and causes pandemonium all around.
Can I bring a sled or wagon to bring up gear to the cabin? Yes... A great idea that makes things easier.
What is that road I see in the valley down below? That is Texas Hill Road.
How many people can sleep/stay in the cabin? There are 8 twin sized mattresses at the cabin, so eight is a comfortable group size. You can also have folks sleep on the floor if they bring mattress pads (on on the porch in the summer). Max allowed group size is 12.