The Green Mountain Club manages four rustic cabins across Vermont for rental by GMC members and the public. These cabins provide affordable lodging for families and small groups to enjoy Vermont’s world-class outdoor recreation opportunities and all the best of rustic living.
GMC’s cabins are basic with no running water, electricity, or kitchen facilities. A wood stove, cured firewood, and detached privies are available at each site. Guests are expected to bring their own bedding and sleeping pads.
Please be aware, the cabins are not insulated and will never get as warm as your home. When spending a night at a GMC cabin, come prepared with the gear and sleeping bags to keep you warm as if you were camping.
Built in 1928 and restored in 2017, Bolton Lodge offers renters rustic accommodations in the backwoods of Bolton Valley, Vermont. Located in Mount Mansfield State Forest, the camp is within Bolton Valley Resort’s network of cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Renters can access the cabin by either following the Broadway Trail from Bolton’s Nordic and Sports Center, a 1.5 mile hike or ski, or via the Catamount Trail from where it heads north from the Bolton Valley Access Road, a 2/3 of a mile hike or ski. Accommodations include unfurnished bunk beds for up to eight guests, woodstove, firewood, and composting privy. There is no electricity or running water.
Built around 1930 and restored in 2016, Bryant Camp offers renters rustic accommodations in the backwoods of Bolton Valley, Vermont. Located in Mount Mansfield State Forest, the camp is within Bolton Valley Resort’s network of cross country ski and showshoe trails. Starting at Bolton’s Nordic and Sports Center, renters can enjoy a mile hike or ski via the Bryant Trail (part of the Catamount Trail) in order to reach the camp. Accommodations include an unfurnished sleeping loft for up to eight guests, woodstove, firewood, and composting privy. There is no electricity or running water.
Wheeler Pond Camps
The Green Mountain Club owns two rental cabins on the shore of Wheeler Pond located in Barton, Vermont: Hadsel-Mares Cabin and Jean Haigh Cabin (completed fall 2023, replaces the old Beaver Dam Cabin). The cabins are near Lake Willoughby, which is at the center of the Northeast Kingdom hiking trails that cover nearly 40 miles in the area. The two cabins share a parking area and outhouse, and are rented to separate groups simultaneously.
Built circa 1970, this cabin was donated to GMC in 2004 by Chris and Marc Hadsel. It is 650 square feet downstairs with bunks for 6, with a sleeping loft for 2 additional guests upstairs. Uninsulated. Main living area. Separate dry kitchen with gray water bucket. North-facing screened porch. Wood stove and seasoned firewood provided. Shared outhouse.
Jean Haigh Cabin
Jean Haigh cabin opens in December 2023. It was built by the GMC construction crew and funded by the Long Trail Legacy Campaign. It is named in honor of Jean Haigh, former GMC club president and founding member of the Northeast Kingdom Section. The cabin sleeps 8 guests in bunk beds, and has a woodstove in the main living area, and north-facing screened-in porch.
General Cabin Policies:
- Check in time is after 1:00 PM on the date of arrival and check out is by 12:00 PM on the date of departure.
- GMC Cabins are pack-it-in, pack-it-out facilities. All extra food and garbage must be packed out by guests.
- Guests should not exceed the maximum capacity set by GMC.
- Only supplied firewood or dead and downed wood may be used for firewood. Cutting of live trees is not permitted. Removing cut firewood from camp is prohibited.
- Modification or vandalism of the cabin is prohibited.
- At GMC’s discretion, a facility cleanup/repair fee of up to $200 may be charged to the reservation’s credit card if the facility requires cleaning or repairs after rental.
- Reservations canceled 15 days or more in advance will receive a 50% refund. Reservations canceled 14 days or less in advance are non-refundable. GMC is not able to give refunds based on weather or trail conditions.
- No smoking.
- New for 2024, reservations for all four cabins will open at the same time for the coming rental year. Reservations for May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025 will open up March 13th at 12 PM for GMC members and March 14th at 12 PM for the general public.
- For information and reminders on reservation schedules, please ensure you are signed up for GMC emails.