Big Spring Announcements

 

 

The hut’s bunk room will sleep eight guests. A reading nook in the common room will sleep two more.

 

You’re in the Right Place to get the Latest Info.

 

The arrival of spring means exciting times are upon us at Vermont Huts. In just a few short months, we’ll be transporting our hut from the Yestermorrow campus in Waitsfield to its final destination in Green Mountain National Forest. We anticipate the final permitting and paperwork to be finalized this April/May, after which point we’ll work quickly to get the hut opened to the general public this summer.

 

But that’s old news for most of you. What you really want to know is when you can book this hut, how much it’s going to cost, and what kind of benefits you’ll receive as a member. Well, the time has come. Read on to find out the hut’s pricing schedule and what type of early booking access you’ll receive as a VT Huts member.

 

Reservation Rollout

 

An exclusive members-only period of seven days will allow Vermont Huts members the ability to make early reservations. After seven days, reservations will open to the general public. In order to guarantee you have early reservation access, become a member today.

 

The members-only reservation window will open later this spring once the hut’s opening date in summer 2018 is more clear. In any case, the hut will be available for reservations from its opening day (summer 2018) through March 31, 2019.

 

Reservations for summer 2019 will open January 1, 2019, with available booking dates of May 25 – October 31, 2019. Reservations for winter 2019/20 will open July 1, 2019, with available booking dates from November 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020. After that, we’ll remain on the January/July schedule for opening reservations, effectively creating two booking seasons.  The chart below may be of assistance:

 

Member Reservations Open Public Reservations Open For Bookings Between
January 1 January 8 Memorial Day – Oct. 31
July 1 July 8 Nov. 1 – March 31

 

Reservation Rates

 

Rates for our first hut will fluctuate based on season, and making a reservation means you get exclusive use of the hut for you and your group. The prices will not change based on group size. Below is our projected rate structure. Taxes not included:

 

 

Season Weekday Rate Weekend / Holiday Rate
Summer (Memorial Day – 10/31) $135/night $175/night
Winter (11/1 – 3/31) $110/night $155/night

 

Keep in mind our first hut will sleep 10 people, and we encourage you to invite friends and family to enjoy the evening with you. When dividing those nightly rates by 10 guests, you’ll end up with affordable per person rates ranging between $11/per night and $17.50 per night depending on the season. A smaller group simply means a slightly higher per person rate. Of course, you could be the generous type and not charge your friends/family their portion, but hey, that’s totally your call!

 

Member Discount

 

All members will receive a 15% discount per night. Only one member discount can be applied per night (for example, if you have three Vermont Huts members staying in the hut on the same night, the total discount will still be 15%, not 45%). However, there is no limit to the amount of times a member can use his/her nightly discount. At $35/individual and $65/family, a membership can easily pay for itself after two nights. Join today.

 

Cancellation 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.

 

Recap

 

  • Members will receive a 15% discount per night
  • Members will have an early seven-day window of exclusive booking access
  • Reservations are anticipated to open spring 2018 for bookings between summer 2018 – March 31, 2019
  • Reserving the hut means you have exclusive use of the hut (just like the Stone Hut, Bryant Camp, and Bolton Lodge)
  • Rates vary by season (see above)

 

What will be in the hut?

 

  • Bunks and mattress pads for up to 10 guests (just bring your sleeping bag)
  • Kitchen with pots/pans/utensils/etc… (no running water, use stream or snowmelt for water. Always treat your water.)
  • Propane stovetop for preparing meals (bring your own food)
  • Propane stove for heat during cold months
  • Common room for eating meals, playing games, etc…
  • Reading nook for napping, relaxing (also doubles as a sleeping cove for two people)

 

Much of this information, as well as additional details, will be posted on the hut’s reservation page when it goes live later this spring. If you haven’t become a member yet, join today or donate to the hut fund to ensure this project is completed on time. We can’t thank you enough for your support.

 

See you on the trails!

RJ Thompson

RJ lives to be in the mountains, and he loves sharing his passion for the outdoors with anyone who is willing to join him on foot, skis, or bike. His love for the Green Mountains began in 2002 while studying at the University of Vermont, which led him to complete an M.S. in Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College. When RJ is inside, you can find him dancing to random folk songs with his wife, Olivia.