Alder Brook Cottage: A Tiny House in the Woods


Tiny home hosted by Leigh

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 beds
  3. 1 bath
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From the moment you cross the cedar footbridge over Alder Brook, you'll know you're somewhere special. Featured in Boston Magazine and CabinPorn, Alder Brook Cottage is an inspired, rustic dream cabin located in the woods of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Surrounded by a crystal clear stream and 1400 acres of rugged forest, it is the perfect getaway for glampers looking to experience the tiny house life. Minutes away from Caspian Lake, Hill Farmstead Brewery & Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

The space
**Read this: this is a rustic, off-the-grid cottage—no electricity or running water, and you have to be okay with climbing a loft ladder AND using an outhouse. Buy firewood locally.**

After you park off the (paved) road, you’ll cross a wooden footbridge over a stream and climb a rocky staircase into the forest. After a couple hundred feet, the house appears through the trees. Inside you’ll find a sunny, cozy space that is perfect for relaxing in the beauty of the woods. The cabin is fully insulated and features a wood stove to keep you cozy in the cooler months. There is a kitchenette with a stove and pots and pans, a bathroom with a shower basin, a fold-out daybed, a wood stove, a pull-down table, bookshelves lined with some of my favorite books, and a loft with the most comfortable queen mattress in Vermont. Summer, fall, winter, spring — the cabin is like something out of a fairytale.

**You’ll need to bring your own water (2 gallons per person per day is usually enough)
**You'll need to buy your own bundles of firewood at nearby Aubuchon Hardware or Tops. Don't bring firewood from other places — it transports invasive pests that are currently devouring some of our beloved trees here in the Kingdom!
**It is in the woods, but you can still hear cars on the road about 200 feet away.

Behind the house is 1400 acres of untouched forest, cliffs, and streams. You’re 5 minutes from the town of Hardwick, with all modern conveniences available. You are nearby tons of pristine lakes and rivers, the best brewery in the world (no joke — Hill Farmstead Brewery has won best in the world many times), the best cheesemaker in the world (Jasper Hill Farm....also no joke), world class cross country skiing at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, mountain biking at Kingdom Trails, and ski resorts such as Stowe, Burke Mountain, Jay Peak, and many more.

Check in: 3pm or later
Check out: 10am
When you leave: strip sheets, take your trash, clean your dishes, leave no food

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 queen bed, 1 small double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 52 reviews


Where you’ll be

Hardwick, Vermont, United States

Hardwick is a quintessential Vermont village, with a little library, a bookshop, restaurants, and various other businesses along a short main street. There is cross-country skiing and mountain biking in town. You'll love restaurants like The Village Restaurant, Connie's Kitchen, and Positive Pie. A really cool old suspension footbridge crosses the river downtown.

You are also very close to the quaint Vermont towns of Craftsbury & Greensboro, both featuring classic General Stores, which we recommend exploring as well!

Hosted by Leigh

  1. Joined in August 2012
  • 52 Reviews
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Even though I'm originally from North Carolina, I've absolutely fallen in love with the snowy Northeast Kingdom. I head to nature to recharge, ideally with friends, my old, sassy chocolate lab, and lots of good food.


  • Brian

During your stay

The tiny house is self check-in. We'll send details shortly before your arrival.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy