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“Beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting”
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18 reviews
Second bedroom
First floor, looking from dining room into bathroom
Sunroom on second floor, window faces South, perfect spot to read a book
The endless fascination of watching the flames dance
Looking from living room into dining area
Half of the living room
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Rupert, Vermont

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Samanthap...
1 review
“Beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 9 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

My boyfriend and I booked this cabin with another couple during Christmas. It was a perfect backdrop and atmosphere for the holiday season. The cabin was warm and cozy for when we arrived. Rik kindly allowed us to set up a Christmas tree, which added to our exprience. Rik is knowledgeable about the area and can give directions for groceries and nearest amenities. The cabin is equipped with all kitchen supplies. Rik also promotes an echo friendly stay, with focus on compost and recycling. The only complaint we had was that the beds were a little uncomfortable. We would definitely come back again. It was well worth the drive!

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KeithN22
Blackstone, Massachusetts
1 review
“A Life Changing Experience”
Reviewed 24 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We found this cabin with just a Google search for "Vermont cabin rentals." There were hundreds of them, but something about this one stood out. It was the look of the place, with all of the natural wood and trees used in the construction. Booking it turned out to be the best vacation decision we've ever made. As great as the pictures are on this site, they do not even begin to do the place justice, and they don’t show everything. There are several very pleasant surprises that aren't mentioned anywhere, like the covered “garage” area where we kept our motorcycles so they’d be out of the weather. When you arrive you see and feel what it really is - an extension of nature built into the beautiful surroundings. We were greeted by Rik and also treated to some delicious fresh-baked bread, but the real treat was Rik himself. An amazing guy that created this amazing place and decided to share it with the rest of the world. And if you’re like us, after the first few minutes there you’ll realize that whatever you paid for it was an unbelievable bargain. The whole environment, from the unique and clever use of trees and nature throughout the cabin to the “Garbage Rules - so garbage doesn't rule” notice, has inspired us to make some major “green” changes at home. So this was literally a life-changing vacation and experience for us! We will be going back regularly, as often as we can. This place gets 5 stars, 10 out of 10, A++, and the best of any other rating format that’s used. And then there’s Rik’s latest project that he’s creating on the property – no spoilers here, you’d have to see it to believe it!

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Liked best: It felt like a natural extension of the environment, not just another building.
Liked least: That we can't live there permanently!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Heather12...
Westfield, New York
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The cabin was absoulutely amazing. The pictures and description of the cabin and property is very accurate and then some. We traveled with two teenagers and a 4 and 6yr old and they all loved it!!! The cabin is so unique and one of a kind. The property itself is beautiful, plenty of space for kids to run around or enjoy a campfire. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the fall. Very peaceful, the cabin is secluded but close enough to a grocery store, gas stations and other ammenities. I would (and will) recommend this to anyone wanting to visit Vermont. Knowing nothing about Vermont, Rik was so very helpful to answer all of our questions and give us great advice on things to do (which we did everything except find a moose). Honestly, I can't say enough. We loved it!!!!!

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Liked best: The unique features of this cabin and secluded feeling
Travelling group: Young Children
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Jennifer...
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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“WOW...Beauty in the scenery, Creativity in the cabin, Serenity in the experience!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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What pure joy it was for our family to stay at Rik’s cabin; after vacationing in NYC and Boston, his place was just what we needed to relax and unwind before heading home!! This enchanted dwelling comfortably accommodated our family of 6 and was fully equipped for us to settle right in. The rustic charm and artistic natural beauty of the cabin was a sight to behold; from the unique bathrooms and cozy living room with an inviting fireplace, to the “secret fortress” (as my daughter called it), there was something to allure you into each room. The peacefulness of the area created an environment that was conducive to reading, playing family games, hiking and napping. On top of all this, Rik was a delightful host; he even greeted us with homemade fresh baked bread upon our arrival; it will be exciting to see what other creations he has yet to unfold! We would highly recommend Rik’s Hickory Ridge Log Cabin to both couples and families alike who are looking to get away from it all!!

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Liked best: As for the cabin, the showers were amazing; as for the owner, he was incredibly friendly!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Houston
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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Management Response
15 Apr 2014
Thanks for the kind words Matt, It was great having you and Gabby visit. The snow is all gone and now Spring is under way. By the way the trucking business is my neighbor's and I tend to be more visible in the winter months when snow plowing, sanding, shoveling and moving firewood is essential. In summer I am harder to find.
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