Beaver Dam and Hadsel-Mares Camps, Northeast Kingdom
The Green Mountain Club has two cabins on the shore of Wheeler Pond located in Barton, Vermont. 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.
Beaver Dam Cabin is currently unavailable to rent due to renovations. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Hadsel-Mares Camp: 650 square feet downstairs with bunks for 6, sleeping loft for 2 upstairs (guests supply their own sleeping pads). Uninsulated. Main living area. Separate dry kitchen with gray water bucket. North-facing screened porch. Wood stove and seasoned firewood provided. Outhouse.
Please be aware:
- The cabin is not insulated and will never get as warm as your home. When spending a night at Hadsel-Mares, come prepared with the gear and sleeping bags to keep you warm as if you were camping.
- Hadsel-Mares Cabin was built prior to 1978 and some of the paint on the cabin’s porch and exterior may contain lead. GMC is planning on repainting the porch as soon as conditions allow in 2019. In the interim, guests are advised to use caution when accessing the porch.
After many years of the same rental fee, GMC will be increasing the rates for Hadsel-Mares Cabin starting January 1, 2019. The revenue generated by this modest increase in fees will help cover the costs of maintaining the facility.
Rates for Rentals in 2018: $65 per night. $43 per night if you stay 7 or more nights.
Current Green Mountain Club Members: During checkout, please use the discount code member for 30% off. If you are interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership, Join / Renew Membership.
Rates for Rentals after January 1, 2019: $75 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.
These cabins are for rent year-round. For reservations, please use the reservation system below. You can call the Green Mountain Club at (802) 244-7037 for any questions about the cabins.
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.
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.
Wood stove. Seasoned firewood provided.
Guest provided – bring your own headlamps, flashlights, and/or enclosed lanterns. No open flames, please.
Guest provided – bring your own portable camp stove, pots, dishes, and utensils. For safety, please use stoves outdoors whenever possible.
No potable supply. In winter: melt and treat snow. In summer: treat pond or stream water.
None; cell coverage spotty.
Driving directions are supplied when you make your reservation. If you do not have a reservation, please respect the privacy of guests and do not go to the camps. There is a small parking area for two vehicles per cabin at the trail that leads one tenth of a mile in to the camps. The camps parking area is for overnight guests with reservations only. 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.
Guest Comments from the Wheeler Pond Logbook:
. . . arrived early evening in time for some to canoe and kayak . . . beautiful sunset . . . pink, white & purple puffs sitting on Wheeler Mountain . . .
. . . morning here is magical . . . the changing light plays on the mountains and pond, transforming the view moment to moment . . .
. . . the cabin, the pond, the mountains, the forest have barely changed over the years . . . we see the herons, the loons, beaver, moose . . .
. . . a light breeze passes by me every once in a while, carrying a delicious smell of morning dew, grass, and earth . . .
. . . our first time here . . . kayaked on the pond under the full moon & hiked the red trail up Wheeler Mountain . . . humbled by the vistas, the color . . .
. . . woke up to bright sunshine and snowshoed around the pond . . . we really love this place and will be back!