A New Stone Hut
For years, one of the most coveted reservations in Vermont hasn’t been at a swank hotel or spa but at The Stone Hut, a cabin that sleeps eight to ten at the top of Stowe Mountain Resort’s Four Runner quad. Nights at the cabin, managed by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, are doled out by lottery each year and cost about $225.
But if you didn’t win the lottery, don’t despair. There’s a new stone hut you can book – albeit not
one as swank or as easily accessible—for a lot less. New for this season, the Vermont Huts Association has announced that Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut in Pittsfield will be joining its network of seven huts across Vermont.
The small cabin, which sleeps two to four, features a wood stove, fire pits and amazing views. The cost to book Shrek’s Mountaintop Stone Hut (via vermonthuts.org) is $65 a night.
Located between Killington and Rochester, the hut could serve as a stopover on the proposed Velomont trail, a route that would eventually link trails from Killington to Stowe. It is just off the Green Mountain Trails mountain bike trail network, a half mile hike from the parking area, off land owned by Spartan Race founder Joe de Sena.
And that’s not the only new hut in the works. “We’re also exploring the idea of locating a hut or yurt somewhere on Bolton Valley’s property and, possibly, another one in Huntington” says RJ Thompson, executive director for Vermont Huts. “It’s exciting to witness the new energy and creative thinking up there at Bolton Valley. If a hut makes sense for all parties involved, we’ll do our best to make it happen,” added Thompson.
Featured Photo Caption: Shrek’s Cabin is the perfect winter backcountry destination. Photo by Kevin Duniho.