Wilderness Cabins for Rent at Merck Forest and Farmland Center Rupert Vermont
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Camping at Merck Forest

Come stay at one of Merck Forest and Farmland Center's rustic, backcountry cabins. Our cabins, each individual in design and location, make a great weekend get-a-way for groups, families, or individuals. With over thirty miles of trails to explore on 3,000 acres, educational programs, and our working farm, you'll easily find something to enjoy during your stay.

Cabin Basics
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. All of the cabins at Merck Forest are accessed by foot, and the distance to the cabin is measured from the Visitor Center parking area. See below for more information on each specific cabin, and more photos of the cabins can be seen here.

Please note, when you call or go online to book:

- Members receive a 20% discount off cabin rentals.
- Wood is an extra $15, not subject to the discount (wood is offered Oct 1 - Apr 30).
- There is a 2-night minimum on weekends.

Please see Cabin & Shelter Guidelines for more information.

Spruce Cabin

Spruce Cabin
Located at the edge of a Red Spruce stand with a panoramic view across an upland meadow, Spruce sleeps 6 people and is 1 mile from the Visitor Center. There is space for one tent nearby.

Ridge Cabin

Ridge Cabin
A cozy cabin located on a remote wooded ridge with great views. Sleeps 6 people and is 2 miles from the Visitor Center.

View Point Cabin

Viewpoint Cabin
Our smallest cabin, Viewpoint sleeps only 2. It sits at the top of a hill in a woodland meadow with lovely views to the west. Viewpoint is 1½ miles from the Visitor Center with space for four tents nearby. 

Neds Cabin

Ned's Place
Tucked in the woods at the edge of a field with outstanding views of Bear Mountain and Mt. Equinox. Great for star gazing, Ned's sleeps 10 people, is 2¼ miles from the Visitor Center, and it has space for two tents nearby.

Nenorod Cabin

Nenorod Cabin
Nenorod Cabin, with its wrap-around porch and rocking chairs has great summer and winter views. Nenorod sleeps 6 people and is 2.25 miles from the Visitor Center. Read a review.

Duncs Cabin

Dunc's Place
Located in a secluded valley on Old Town Road, alongside the White Creek. This cabin is a retired sugarhouse. Dunc's sleeps 15 people and is 1.9 miles from the Visitor Center. There is space for two tents nearby.

Barn Cabin

Barn Cabins
The Barn Cabins are near a stand of Balsam Fir, beside a hay meadow, overlooking the farm. The upper cabin sleeps 6 people and the lower cabin sleeps 5. Rent one or both. The cabins are ½ mile from the Visitor Center.


Cabin Rates

CABINS May 1 - Sept 30 Oct 1 - April 30
Spruce $50 $65
Ridge $50 $65
View Point $50 $65
Nenorod $65 $80
Ned's Place $75 $90
Dunc's Place $75 $90
Barn Cabin 1 $50 $65
Barn Cabin 2 $70 $85


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