Jean Haigh Cabin is one of two rental cabins at the Wheeler Pond Camps site in Barton, Vermont. Alongside Hadsel-Mares Cabin, these two cabins offer a home base for exploring the Northeast Kingdom and the year-round recreation opportunities of the area.
Jean Haigh Cabin
Built by GMC, the cabin was completed in November 2023 and opened to renters in December 2023. It is named in honor of Jean Haigh, former GMC club president and founding member of the Northeast Kingdom Section. The 400 square foot cabin has bunkbeds for up to eight overnight guests. The screened-in porch faces the pond, with views of the mountains beyond. Main living area with wood stove and seasoned firewood provided. Shared outhouse with Hadsel-Mares Cabin.
Please be aware, the cabin will never get as warm as your home. When spending a night, come prepared with the gear and sleeping bags to keep you warm as if you were camping.
Please note, for reservations beginning December 2023, renters may encounter some remaining construction materials on site.
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Rates: $95 per night.
Current Green Mountain Club Members: During checkout, please use the discount code member20 for 20% off. If you are interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership, Join / Renew Membership.
Cancelation Policy: 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.
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.
For this first year of availability, reservations for December 15, 2023 – April 30, 2024 will open to GMC members on December 7 and the general public on December 8.
The cabin is available for rent year-round. In general, bookings open in March for the next rental year, which runs May 1st through April 30th of each year. Reservations for May 2024 through April 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.
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Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is after 1:00 p.m. on the arrival date, and check-out is by 12:00 p.m. on the departure date.
Max. Occupancy: 8 guests.
Recreational Opportunities: Hiking, climbing, fishing, hunting, paddling, swimming, biking (road/mountain), XC ski touring, backcountry skiing, and lift-service downhill skiing. For hiking trails, you can check out our Northeast Kingdom Map.
Heat: Wood stove. Seasoned firewood provided.
Lights: Guest provided – bring your own headlamps, flashlights, and/or enclosed lanterns. No open flames, please.
Cooking: Guest provided – bring your own portable camp stove, pots, dishes, and utensils. For safety, please use stoves outdoors whenever possible.
Water: No potable supply. In winter: melt and treat snow. In summer: treat pond or stream water.
Toilet: Outhouse, shared with Hadsel-Mares Cabin.
Phone: None; cell coverage spotty.
Accessibility: The cabin is designed for wheelchair accessibility. A fully ADA-accessible trail to the cabin is planned, but not yet complete. The current 350-foot long path to the cabin is not accessible due to its uneven surfaces and steep grades. This page will be updated when the trail is built.
Access: Driving directions will be provided in your reservation packet. Please note Wheeler Mountain Road is steep and can be challenging to drive, especially in winter and mud season. There are two parking areas, one on either side of Wheeler Mountain Road, with space for a total of eight cars. Please park efficiently and leave space for others. A trail from the eastern parking area leads one tenth of a mile in to the camps. The parking areas are for overnight guests with reservations. A public parking lot for day use is located 0.5 miles north of the camps on the right at the Moose Mountain and Wheeler Pond Trailhead.
Upon reserving the cabin, a confirmation email with information including the lock combination will be sent. If you do not receive this email, please contact our Visitor Center during our hours of operation.
Elevation: Approx. 1500′.
Date Built: 2023.