On the shores of Wheeler Pond in Barton, Vermont, Wheeler Pond Camps offer a home-base for exploring the Northeast Kingdom and the year-round recreation opportunities of the area.
Beaver Dam Cabin
Beaver Dam Cabin is currently being rebuilt and is unavailable for reservations.
Please note that GMC is underway with the construction of a second cabin on the property. This cabin will replace the former Beaver Dam Cabin and is expected to open in the fall of 2023.
As a result of this project, there may be GMC staff and/or volunteers on the property Mondays, Tuesday, and Fridays during daylight hours doing carpentry work. The construction site is not visible from Hadsel-Mares Cabin, but you may hear construction noises (generators, air compressor, etc). While we are excited to make these improvements and know they will ultimately enhance the overall Wheeler Pond experience, we recognize that the work may impact users’ experience during construction.
For renters who currently have bookings for the winter and spring of 2023: If you do not wish to stay at Hadsel-Mares while this construction is taking place, GMC is offering full refunds to all guests who wish to cancel. Refunds may be requested by phone or email.
For prospective renters: Please be aware of this construction activity before making a booking and reach out to GMC with any questions or concerns.
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: $77.25 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.
The cabin is available for rent year-round. Bookings open in January for the next rental year, which runs May 1st through April 30th of each year. Reservations for May 2023 through April 2024 will open at 10 AM on January 18th, 2023.
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 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.
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!