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Experience "Building Wild" Cabin!
Experience "Building Wild" Cabin!
3 guests
3 beds
3 guests
3 beds
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A unique and beautiful cabin on a secluded 1000 acre wetland, easy access, unbelievable wildlife viewing. Fish, Ducks, Otter, Bear, Bobcat, and beaver may be seen in this environment. Watch National Geographic's Building Wild Video: Float My Cabin!

The space

This is a cabin build on National Geographic's Building Wild cable show, elected because of its unique environment.

Guest access

Fields, freshwater pond, 1000 acre wetland, Battenkill River, hiking trails, etc.

Interaction with guests

I will give guidance and be available.

Other things to note

Keep in mind, this is camping with a grill provided and an outhouse. Pond is nice for bathing. Drinking water must be brought with you.



17 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
April 2017
Made the decision to stay here in April, which was risky as the weather could have been terrible. But the risk paid off. We had beautiful weather and although it was cold on the first night there is a heater in there which is very effective. Jan is a brilliant host, he waited patiently for us when there was a delay with our car hire and was always on hand if we needed him. He messaged us a couple of times to check we were ok, but if you don't need him for anything he just leaves you to it. Some minimal bedding is provided but if you want extra comfort I'd suggest bringing sleeping bags/more mats. Some people may want to bring earplugs as theres lots of noise from surrounding animals but it didn't bother us. Would also recommend taking a decent torch/headlight due to no electricity. The BBQ was a nice surprise and made for a couple of tasty meals. All in all it was a fantastic once in a lifetime experience that I would highly recommend to anyone.

Bruce User Profile
October 2017
For our second stay at the cabin, the foliage was near peak and breathtaking! It was a week later in October than last year, and interestingly the foliage was at an earlier stage and there were lots of Canadian geese, where last time there were nearly none (but hundreds of red-winged black birds)! A new experience each visit :)

Susan User Profile
September 2017
Jan's place is an incredibly unique cabin, in a gorgeous quiet setting.

Cate User ProfileCate is a superhost.
August 2017
Jan's cabin is as magical as described. Perched right on the edge of a magnificent wetland. It was glorious to stay there. I hope to go back. Definitely bring your own bedding and your own cookware if you want more than a grill can provide.

Chris User Profile
August 2017
Gorgeous location and a completely wonderful unique stay! Jan was great about letting us check in a little early and making sure we were comfortable and knew about the canoes and other amenities. Totally recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet peaceful getaway.

Michelle User Profile
July 2017
This is a charming, secluded, tiny cabin with waterfront access to a tributary of the Batten Kill River. Located next to the Eldridge Swamp State Forest, you can expect a wealth of wildlife sightings and only the faintest sounds of road traffic. Otherwise, you really feel completely alone in the woods. The cabin has minimal furnishings and a few amenities that make it all worth it, such as an outdoor propane grill (with grilling utensils), Adirondack chair on the roof with sweeping views of the valley (great for sunset/sunrise views), and a canoe (with a tiny, slow leak - but you won't even notice it). The wooden "stairway" leading to the Adirondack chair on the roof is a little sketchy - wouldn't recommend for children, anyone overweight or with knee/back problems, or the elderly. Also, bring bug spray, your own toilet paper, lots of potable water, utensils, bedding and pillows, and extra headlamps/lanterns. It gets pitch-black at night and there are creepy-crawlies everywhere! All in all, you won't regret your stay. We had a wonderful time and look forward to being back one day.

Chris User Profile
June 2017
Jan's cabin is truely unique, and the views are beyond gorgeous. He made sure we were aware there is no electricity or running water, and had the cabin ready for check in early. This isn't glamping though, be prepared to be exposed to bugs, wasps and mice! There is a propane grill for cooking, a propane heater (no more wood stove as pictured), an outhouse, and a canoe - but don't get excited to use the canoe pulley in the front - seems to be out of commission at the moment. We had a lot of fun here and hop to be back soon!

Joined in January 2014
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