We’re no strangers to roughing it in nature. Whether we’re slogging through a 4-day section on the Long Trail, getting some dawn patrol freshies on our AT setups, or just driving home from the office during mud season - we love to get down and dirty out in the Green Mountains. That being said, if we can mix in a little luxe with our great outdoors - all the better. That’s why this high-end, yet rugged tiny house in Windham, VT has so resolutely piqued our interest.
Set back deep in a pine grove a good 100 yards or so from the closest parking spot, the Edison bulb-lit walkway to the front door is magical and transformative. Leave all your stress and complications back in the car - you’re about to set out on some serious forest bathing.
Inside, the tiny house you’ll find yourself wowed by the 17-foot ceilings and the wall of windows looking out on the trees below. In fact, every window greets you with a sea of brilliant green pine boughs and moody forest scapes. The small, yet amply equipped concrete-countered kitchen has a four-burner stove with copper backsplash, deep stainless steel sink, microwave, coffee maker, and fridge with freezer. More than enough to cook either an extravagant gourmet dinner, or to casually whip up a quick breakfast sammie for the mountain.
The sleeping loft is full height with a wonderfully comfortable queen-sized bed, end tables with charging outlets, and individual lights perfect for catching up on some much-needed reading.
If you truly can’t manage to tear yourself away from work while you’re here, there is also a workspace with an inspirational view out into nature and a blazing-fast internet connection for any emergency Zoom meetings or Slack sessions that may arise.
Downstairs you’ll find a cozy leather sofa to curl up on, as well as a chic wood and wrought iron coffee table. In the mood for a movie night? You’re in luck - the drop-down home theater projector plugs easily into your smartphone or laptop and you’ll feel like you’re in your own personal treehouse drive-in in the woods.
While everything about this tiny getaway may be breathtaking, the true pièce de résistance can be found with the 71” soaking tub in the bathroom. With more than enough room for two (and a convenient shelf for a bottle of wine and glasses), you’ll be able to feel any tension or pressure melting away as soon as you dip in.
While you wouldn’t be blamed for never leaving this peaceful abode, there is a ton to do in the surrounding area. Windham is smack dab in the middle of ski country and there are three ski resorts within a 20-minute drive, including Stratton Mountain. In the Summer, there are world-class golf courses with sweeping mountain views, as well as more hiking trails and swimming holes than you can imagine (Pikes Falls is a local favorite).
In nearby Manchester, you’ll find fine dining (be sure to check out the Crooked Ram and Silver Fork) as well as outlet shopping and The Orvis Flagship store. Closer to the cabin just a few minutes away, you’re definitely going to want to do lunch at Honey Pie, or if you’re looking to get a little fancy, enjoy dinner at their sister-restaurant SoLo Farm & Table.
The tiny house can fit up to three guests, and it is currently listed at $288 per night.
What guests are saying: “The best getaway we could dream of. Surrounded by beautiful and evolving nature, we found this cabin very charming and beautifully decorated. That bathtub is the cherry on the cake.”