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Robert Frost Mountain Cabins
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“Middlebury Feb Graduation”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Is is not possible to give a positive enough review of the Robert Frost Cabins. The cabins were very well appointed and had everything we needed. The beds were heavenly. Marty and Carol were extremely accommodating. One of the highlights was the bonfire that they lit for us. They even supplied extra long sticks for smores. We rented three cabins for 13 people and all agreed that we will be back.
We highly recommend the Robert Frost Mountain Cabins for any occasion in any season.

The MacDonald Family

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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VTCabins, Owner at Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
What a wonderful family! It was a privilege to host all three generations and to help you celebrate the grad's success. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Five of us stayed in Cabin #1 (Peak Perspective) for four nights while celebrating my daughter's graduation from college. Carol and Marty surprised us with Congratulations signs for my daughter along the drive in and at the cabin. The cabin was fantastic-- warm (in sub-freezing temps) and fully equipped. We felt so comfortable there and got much joy from looking out the window at the snowy meadow and the distant mountains. Quintessential Vermont. Most extraordinarily, Carol and Marty essentially co-hosted a brunch that we held in their community room. They provided plates, cups, warming trays, tables, utensils...we couldn't have thrown our party without their extraordinary help! Marty even drove off in search of some of our guests who hadn't showed up; he found them and guided them to the party. One of our favorite events during our stay was a walk on their trails and a boisterous snowball fight en route. An utterly perfect place to stay-- blissfully quiet, totally homey, fantastic hosts in Marty and Carol!

Room Tip: We loved the views from Cabin 1 but i'm sure all are lovely.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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VTCabins, Owner at Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
It was so fun to help you set up for brunch in The Loft and to have some great conversations with your family afterwards. We love when our guests use that space for larger gatherings. Best of luck to your daughter as she starts her career!
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Sandwich, Illinois
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Clean and cozy cabins built with care. Some of the logs used in construction were milled from the property. Well equipped kitchen areaEnjoyed sitting around Marty's firepit and drinking wine. Also did the brewery tours in many of the neighboring areas.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VTCabins, Owner at Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
It was a pleasure to share a campfire and the stars with you. Next time you come to visit we'll be sure to have some of Alchemist's Heady Topper on hand to sample.
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Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

I absolutely can not put into words just how much we loved our stay at Robert Frost Mountain Cabins. There are so many little touches that are inexplicable, but make you feel like Marty and Carol are welcoming you into their own home. Me, my girlfriend, and our friends instantly fell in love with the place as we pulled in, and we just kept loving it more and more each day we stayed.

Firstly, the cabin itself was gorgeous. Everything was clean, and felt new. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could possibly need (we cooked pasta, chicken, sauted broccoli) from tupperware to appliances to wine glasses! The living room area had a very comfortable couch (that folds out into a bed if need be) and a beautiful nook to read/enjoy the view out the window (complete with a very well thought out reading light). The gas fireplace was easy to use, and kept us quite warm, while giving the cabin a great area for everyone to gather around. Our bedroom was quite roomy for a room with a queen bed, and it had a nice window that opened to our back porch. The other room with the twin beds was also quite roomy, even with some nice drawers for storage, the cabin's floor plan was clearly well thought out. The bathroom opens to the living room/kitchen area and is quite large, and fully stocked with towels and all the necessities. Finally the fully screened in back porch was absolutely amazing. Complete with a dining set for cookouts, our porch faced the lightly snow covered woods. The view of the pine trees covered in white that go on as far as you can see... just reminds me of something Robert Frost himself would write about. Lastly outside our back porch, they do have nice charcoal grills if you want to do some grilling (yes, we were crazy enough to grill in January!).

The location itself is amazing, and if you are looking to disappear off the earth for a few days, this is the place to go. The first thing we noticed, is that there is no cell phone reception within 20 minutes of the cabins... this is a GOOD thing! We were able to thoroughly enjoy life for our long weekend because of that. If you do need to be connected, there is free high-speed wifi in each cabin, which did make looking up activities in the area convenient. We stayed in cabin #4, Serene Outlook, and right outside our cabin was a trail head into the woods, which eventually made an easy loop back around (good for dog walks) or could head farther down the mountain depending on what you were looking for. The view from the bonfire/loft area was breathtaking, we could see some towering snow-capped mountains in the distance. Lastly, as remote as the cabins are, you are close enough to a lot of popular destinations like Mt. Abraham, The Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, and Branbury state park. You are also reasonably close to Middlebury where you can find a full grocery store to stock your cabin for your stay.

The final, and best part of my review is about the owners of the cabins, Carol and Marty. I've never seen better hospitality at any location I've stayed at, including 5 star resorts that cost triple the price. When you stay here, you feel like truly appreciated guests. The Husband and Wife pair live in the first house you pass on your way to the cabins, just down the road from where you will be staying, and are always available for you to stop by and talk or ask for anything you need. We had let them know that we were bringing our two pups ahead of time, and when we arrived they had left bowls for food and water, and treats for both of our dogs (which they loved!) They had started the fireplace to warm the cabin up for us, and left us some local coffee and hot cocoa mix. A little later that day Carol herself stopped by to ask if we needed anything, give us directions to stores, and meet our very excited dogs (they are both very big dog people, and our puppies loved them). The next morning we awoke to a picnic basket of fresh, warm, delicious blueberry maple muffins left on our doorstep... Carol is quite the baker! On the last day of our stay, snow had started to accumulate and we saw Marty go by in his plow, clearing the roads, the next thing we knew, we looked out the window and saw him shoveling around our car for us. The two of them love to talk to their guests and they took this wonderful weekend and made it extra special for us. They clearly love what they do, and put a lot of effort into making sure their guests enjoy their stay.

P.S. Our pups can't wait to come back and play with their super happy and friendly dog Merlin!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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VTCabins, Owner at Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
It was truly a pleasure to be your hosts. Thanks so much for all of your kind and positive feedback.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We have stayed at the Robert Frost Cabins two times now and each time we have been so pleased with the experience. Marty and Carol have built 4 (soon to be 5) amazing cabins that are warm, cozy, and comfortable (each with a fireplaces!). We have enjoyed walking the trails around the cabins as well as driving to Burlington to visit friends. We especially appreciate the baked goods that Carol makes for each visit. As we have only visited during the fall and winter, we can't wait to come back in the summer and take full advantage of the grill on the porch!

Room Tip: Every cabin has a great view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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VTCabins, Owner at Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Glad to hear of your plans to for a summer visit and bar-b-que. Nothing smells more like summer than something cooking on the grill. We'll be sure to have your cabin's grill tools ready to be put to use!
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a (too) brief couple of nights at these lovely, well-appointed guest cottages over New Year's. Even our dog Riley was welcomed, with dishes and treats waiting for him upon our arrival :) It was COLD outside when we were there - well below freezing at night, and just teens during the day and the heat in the cabins must be magic - it was toasty the whole time! A couple of highlights included many different pillows to choose from, memory foam topped beds, LOTS of towels, a large fridge and kitchen well stocked with dishes, pans, etc. It is also nice that the bathroom is not located in the bedroom - I get up early and like to be able to let others sleep in with their doors closed. We didn't spend much time on the screen porch this trip, but will definitely plan to come back when we can. the Wifi is great, but (as expected) there is no cell service for calls/texts. I occasionally saw 1 (useless) bar on Verizon, but nothing for AT&T. there is a land line in the community loft.

Room Tip: We were in Cottage #2 and had plenty of privacy. the view out the back door and screen porch was of...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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VTCabins, Owner at Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Glad that you were toasty - even with the chilly temps. When we planned the cabins, it was important to us to ensure that they would be well insulated and comfortable. Nice to hear that the effort was well worth it.
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Waterville, Maine
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We spent 5 nights at the Robert Frost Mountain Cabins during the week of Thanksgiving. Our son is a student at Middlebury College, and the cabins provided a perfect place for our family holiday. The two-bedroom cabins are beautifully built and very spacious, with a well appointed kitchen, screened-in porch, and gas fireplace. Carol and Marty are such gracious hosts, and they made us feel right at home in our cabin and in the loft gathering space, complete with books, games, movies, and satellite TV. Our son was even able to get his laundry done while watching Thanksgiving football games! We plan to return in the fall to take advantage of evening bonfires and spectacular views of the foliage. I am so glad we discovered this hidden gem!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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VTCabins, Owner at Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
It was great to be able to provide you with a home away from home for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to sharing other VT seasons with you.
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Property: Robert Frost Mountain Cabins
Address: 2430 North Branch Rd, Ripton, VT 05766
Location: United States > Vermont > Ripton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Ripton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Robert Frost Mountain Cabins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2014 and 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner, Robert Frost Mountain Cabins offer spacious, artisan-crafted, timber frame cabins with spectacular mountain views. Each cabin has 2 bedrooms, bath, kitchen, living/dining room and screened back porch. Nestled on 112 acres bordering the Green Mountain National Forest, our charming cabins include all of the contemporary comforts and are conveniently located near Middlebury and a short distance from Middlebury College’s Main and Bread Loaf Campuses. We offer year round short term or extended stay lodging. ... more   less 
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