I cannot say enough about this cabin. It is the perfect place for a Vermont getaway! I have rented many cabins and this one exceeds all expectations. Rik, the owner (and builder), is the perfect host. He met us upon arrival with fresh baked bread and Vermont cheese. He had great suggestions for area attractions based on our interests. He truly went out of his way to make our stay a comfortable and enjoyable one.
The cabin is the most beautiful, whimsical cabin I've ever stayed in. It has been built so thoughtfully, using materials from the nature. Every room is amazing, but the bathrooms are unbelievable. My favorite is the downstairs bathroom. I felt as if I were showering in a rainforest (in the summer months you can open the doors and it feels as if you're outside!). Rik has also gone out of his way to make the cabin as green as possible, complete with garbage rules, so garbage doesn't rule.
I will definitely back to Hickory Ridge cabin. We are already in the process of figuring out dates for our next visit!
My husband and I decided we wanted to find a place we could return year after year with our children, like we used to do when we were little. This cabin was amazing! So unique and made with such thoughtfulness; we couldn't believe how beautiful it is! The cabin is secluded, but was close enough to shopping and restaurants. We also visited a local quarry where we had seen people swimming the day before, and look forward to visiting there as well as hiking when our kids get a little bigger. We relaxed, played outside, and exploded the area, and are already thinking about planning our next visit. Lastly, if you don't go for anything else, go for the homemade bread; its deliciousness!
This is easily the best place I have ever stayed at. The owner is fantastic as well. We will definitely be back for the tree house and hobbit home!
We had a chance to meet Rik, the owner, who built this amazing home, which balances the charm of a natural log cabin and the artistic style of a visionary architect. The home reminded me of the famous Gaudi houses from Spain - very unique. The views are fantastic and you are out in nature but only 15 minutes from a grocery store. Great for a retreat or special time with family and friends.
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My wife and I had some trouble with the dates that we originally planned for this trip but Rik worked with us and we were able to go this past weekend.
I can't stress enough how much better this place is than in the pictures and the description on tripadvisor. They don't do it justice. The cabin and the property it's on is nothing less than breathtaking. The craftsmanship that he put into building his cabin is just unbelievable. The floors, the steps, the bathrooms, the railings, walls, ceilings, the balconies and porch, the lighting, the bedrooms, the decor... I guess I'd be naming everything in the place, because everything is really beautiful. I walked around the cabin all weekend amazed at how much thought Rik put in to every square inch of the cabin. I was SO impressed with everything. Every two feet, I would call for my wife to come look at something that amazed me about the place. Not to mention the Hobbit house Rik is building in the woods. Just unbelievable! To top things off, we went on a weekend with a full moon and we heard a bunch of coyotes howling! I mean, EVERYTHING about our weekend at this cabin was just amazing. When I read in other reviews about Rik bringing a loaf of warm bread to his guests, I thought OK, that's a nice gesture. But when I tasted this bread, it had to be one of the best loaves of bread I've ever had in my entire life! Lol... I really can't stress enough how amazing our trip was. EVERYTHING about it was awesome. We've already started making plans to go back with some friends and family. There is SO MUCH room in this cabin and every room is just so awesome. We can't wait for our next trip to Vermont. I have to say, my wife and I walked away from this place with so many new ideas and completely inspired!
Thank you Rik for everything. This was one of the best trips we've made in a long time.
Joe and Sue