Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Located in Rupert, Vermont

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Merck Forest and Farmland Center (MFFC) is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission to teach and to demonstrate the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland. MFFC is composed of 3,162 acres and includes a 3,100 acre managed forest, a certified-organic sugaring operation and a 62-acre farm. We offer on-site demonstrations, apprenticeships, workshops, and school programs as well as recreational and volunteer opportunities. These offerings allow visitors to connect with MFFC’s farm and forest through meaningful experiences with this working landscape.

With over thirty miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding, MFFC has a multitude of recreational opportunities. Visitors looking for a multi-day adventure can hike in and spend the night at any of our nine cabins or four shelters. Expect an off the grid experience, each cabin at MFFC has a different floor plan and can host anywhere from one to twelve people. All cabins are enclosed, contain a table, woodstove & wooden bunks. Ned’s, Nenorod and Dunc’s also have sleeping lofts. Each cabin has an outhouse located nearby. Some cabins also have space for tents.

    Rates vary from $50 – $90 per night depending on the cabin and season. Please check their online reservation portal or call for more details.

    Cabins can be rented year-round. For reservations, please click the Book Now button below. You can also call the Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 802-394-7836 for any questions about the cabins.

    Reservations are made on the Merck Forest & Farmland Center website. By clicking this button, you’ll be redirected to their website to make your reservation.

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