Triple Creek is a winter-only hut and is located on private land in Huntington, Vermont. Triple Creek Hut sits along the Catamount Trail, making it a perfect destination along your backcountry touring journey. Some of the primary features are:
Mattress pads for up to four guests (just bring your sleeping bag and bed sheet). Do not attempt to fit more than four guests in the hut.
Kitchen with pots/pans/utensils/etc… (no running water, use snowmelt for water or pack in your own. Always treat your water).
Three-burner propane cooktop for preparing meals (bring your own food)
Wood stove for heat during cold months (seasoned wood provided). You should know how to operate a wood stove.
Small table and four chairs for eating meals, playing games, etc
Outhouse for hut guests
Please reference the “Recreation” tab for information about proximity to the Catamount Trail.
The Triple Creek Cabin can be reserved for $90/night during the week, and $95/night on weekends. Members will receive a 15% discount using their custom member number. The reservation is for exclusive use of the entire hut for the night of your reservation. Individual beds cannot be reserved.
*All rates subject to Vermont Rooms and Meals Tax.
Access to Triple Creek Cabin is via a short (approximately 250 yards) walk/ski from the parking area located in the landowners’ driveway. All wheel drive is strongly encouraged, as the driveway can sometimes be slick (it’s winter in Vermont, after all). Otherwise, you may need to park at the bottom of the driveway and walk up (less than a quarter mile extra).
The hut is located on private land off Camel’s Hump Road in Huntington, VT. Specific directions will be emailed to you upon booking your stay.
The Triple Creek Cabin is located less than a five-minute ski or snowshoe to/from the Catamount Trail – Vermont’s 300-mile long ski trail running from Canada to Massachusetts. Once on the Catamount Trail, you can head north or south to explore the surrounding area. If you head north and plan to use the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Area, be sure to get yourself a day-use ticket.
The hut is located in Section 20 of the Catamount Trail. You can learn more about this section and view its map here, or you can visit the interactive map on the Catamount Trail Association’s website here.
Check-in/out Times: Check-in anytime after 3:00 pm on your arrival date. Check-out no later than 10:00 am on your departure date.
Location: The hut is located on private land in Huntington, VT just off the Catamount Trail a short distance from Camel’s Hump Rd. The hut is approximately 200 yards from the parking area on the landowners’ property. Specific directions for parking and accessing the hut will be emailed to you after you make a reservation.
Parking: Parking is located on the landowners’ property. All-wheel drive may be necessary to reach the parking lot depending on weather conditions. If you are unable to make it up the driveway, you will need to park on the road and walk up the driveway (less than 1/4 mile). If you choose to ski to the hut via the Catamount Trail, please ensure you have parked in an area that permits overnight parking. VT Huts is not responsible for your vehicle.
Absolutely NO SMOKING in the hut.
Do NOT go on the pond located on the property!
No outside shoes/boots in the hut. Bring slippers – they’re way cozier 🙂
Heat: The hut is heated with a wood stove, and instructions are provided in the hut user manual. You should be comfortable operating a wood stove if you are reserving the Triple Creek Hut. Guests are responsible for making their own fires, and the hut will likely not be warm when you arrive. The hut heats up quickly due to its small size and insulation, and wood is located under a bench inside the hut. Additional wood is located under the hut, and guests should restock the interior wood before departing.
Lights: There are no lights provided in the Triple Creek Cabin. Please bring a headlamp or battery-powered lantern for your lighting needs. No gas-powered lanterns or open flames of any kind in Triple Creek Cabin.
Water source: The streams near the hut and snow are your water sources. There are wallboard buckets in the hut that you can use to fill any number of the pots with water. Always be sure to filter, treat, or boil water before consuming. Five gallons of potable water will be in the cabin upon your arrival.
Cooking:There is a propane cooktop with three burners in the kitchen area for your convenience, and the kitchen has pots, pans, dishes, plates, bowls, utensils, knives, etc…. Simply bring your own food. Do not use the wood stove as a cooking surface, but you can heat water in the large pot on the stove for dish washing.
Lighting the cook top burners: The cooktop runs on propane so you will first need to make sure the propane valve – located directly above the cooktop – is turned on. When in the “ON” position, the blue valve will be parallel with the floor. The cooktop has an auto ignite feature so you do not need matches. Simply turn the knob furthest to the right slightly until you hear a clicking noise. This will create a spark and the burner will ignite! After ignition, you can adjust the knob to your desired flame intensity. The other burners operate the same way. Be sure to return all knobs to the “OFF” position when you are finished cooking.
Cleaning dishes: There are three wash bins in the kitchen. There are sponges and dish soap for your convenience. Use stream water or snow to fill the three bins. You can heat water in the camp pot on the woodstove. One bin is for soapy water, the other two are for rinsing. There is a drying rack to place the dishes so they can dry.
Grey water: Grey water from doing dishes, brushing teeth, or cooking should be dispersed outside where the “Pee and grey water” sign is (reference map in hut). Do not dispose of grey water in or near the streams. Please filter all grey water so no food ends up on the ground.
Outhouse: There is toilet paper in the outhouse for doing your business. Guests are asked to urinate outside the hut in the designated pee and grey water site (see map). We really don’t want to fill up the outhouse with pee! Number two business should always occur in the outhouse. Be sure to add lime and sawdust and close the lid of the toilet when you’re finished.
Trash: Pack out all trash. Please make sure there are no food scraps in any of the grey water you dump out. Use screens provided. This is a leave no trace hut.
Sleeping: The hut sleeps four guests, and there are mattresses provided in the loft. There is no need to bring a camping pad, though you should bring your sleeping bag or blanket(s). There are no pillows or linens provided.
Phone: There is no phone on site, and cell coverage is spotty to non-existent.
Pets: Pets are not allowed inside the Triple Creek Cabin or on the landowners’ property. This is out of respect for those with pet allergies and for the safety of our landowners’ dogs. Failure to comply with this policy will result in additional charges.
In case of emergency: In the event of a true emergency, guests are allowed to use the landline phone in the owners’ house; there is little to no cell reception on site. The emergency address will be provided in your confirmation email.
Departure: Please sweep up after yourselves using the broom and dust pan. Be sure the propane cooktop burners and gas line are all turned OFF, and that the kitchen area is clean. Replete the wood under the birch ladder with dry wood for the next guests. The vents on the wood burning stove should be opened up. Pack out all trash and personal belongings. Do not leave any food behind – it will attract mice and other animals. When leaving, be sure all doors and windows are latched.
Landowners: The landowners do a regular check on the hut to ensure an awesome stay for guests. You may see them and should feel free to introduce yourselves. Please report any issues requiring maintenance to the caretaker by making a note in the log book or emailing email@example.com so we can address them.
Cancellations: Reservations canceled 15 days or more in advance will receive a 50% refund. Reservations canceled 14 days or less in advance are non-refundable.
*Failure to comply with these policies may result in additional charges to your reservation.
Should you have any questions about your stay, please contact the Vermont Huts Association office at 802-798-3003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.