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
Beaver Dam Cabin is currently unavailable to rent due to renovations. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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.
Rates: $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.
New COVID-19 Camps Policy
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GMC is taking the following measures to comply with State of Vermont requirements and promote renter safety.
- Renters are required to complete this Certificate of Compliance on the day of their reservation. Please complete before leaving for the cabin since there is unreliable cell phone service at the cabin.
- Guests who can not certify that they met the State of Vermont’s current residency or self-quarantine requirement may cancel their reservation and receive a full refund from GMC
- Guests who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should not stay at the camp and may cancel their reservation and receive a full refund from GMC
- Renters are responsible for cleaning all touch surfaces at the cabin, outhouse, and picnic pavilion before and after their stay at the camp. Guests acknowledge that they are staying at a remote cabin that is not serviced or cleaned by GMC on a daily or weekly basis. GMC will make every effort to stock the camp with hand sanitizer, cleaning agents, and disposable gloves. However, guests should bring these items as well in case of an unexpected shortage.
The cabin is currently open to new bookings between June 26 and October 31. We plan to open the cabin for late fall and winter rentals on October 15th (subject to change). A one-day "maintenance day" in which the cabin is free of guests will exist between all bookings.
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!