Moose Pond Cabin in Vermont
The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods. -Gustav Stickley
We had a chance to escape to the Green Mountains of southern Vermont and it kicked off our summer of travels. We found a great cabin to rent not far from the water and close to some towns we wanted to explore.
Since moving to New England, Vermont has stolen a little piece of my heart. It reminds me a lot of growing up in the Midwest— as strange as that might sound! As a child, one week in the summer was spent at a cabin up north from where we lived in Illinois. We usually found ourselves in Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin. My parents would rent a cabin and we had summers of fishing on the lake, catching fireflies, and connecting with nature. Vermont’s landscape is quite different, but the feeling is the same. That connection to nature that is so special among the pines, rock, and streams.
After weaving through the mountainous and lush terrain, we arrived at this quaint little cabin. We spent our days exploring. We visited some nearby towns and enjoyed every country store, boutique, and mom and pop restaurant we could find. We hiked and canoed on the nicer days. At night, the temps dropped quite a bit so we could enjoy gathering around the stone fireplace for games and treats.
I think my personal favorite of all the wonderful moments were those times spent on the front porch. In the mornings, we’d sip our coffee in our pajamas and hear the nature all around us. The birds chirping away and the wind in the trees. There was plenty of nature to spot and see. We had a wild turkey running around the grounds one day and our boys were excited to see their first bear sighting as we drove down the mountain to town the next morning.
It was the perfect reset from a busy school year. I’ll share some more on our Vermont trip soon. I have some posts I want to write for places to see and things to do.
*We found this cabin using vrbo.com. Also, I recommend airbnb.com.