| Bolton Valley Resort reopens Bolton Lodge |
In 1928, members of the Burlington Section of the Green Mountain Club set out to build a new cabin near Joiner Brook in Bolton. This new shelter was to replace a deteriorating Dunsmore Lodge. What they were able to construct became the best and most inviting camp on the newly minted Long Trail System – Bolton Lodge.
On Friday Dec. 15, 2017 the Green Mountain Club officially reopened the historic Bolton Lodge as part of the Bolton Valley Resort. Originally built in 1928 to house hikers exploring Vermont’s Green Mountains and the Long Trail. The early European style architecture remains as the Lodge was fully restored.
The lodge has been reopened to skiers, hikers, and adventurists to take full advantage of. Rates for exclusive use of the Cabin are $95 per night Friday through Sunday and $75 per night, Monday through Thursday. With access to the rustic backwoods lodging within Bolton Valleys Resort’s network of Nordic Skiing and Snowshoe trails, this Lodge maintains an aspect of Vermont that has been able to stay hidden from the rest of the state. “Bolton Lodge is one of the oldest and most unique shelters on the Long Trail System and we are proud to once again open its doors for public use,” Green Mountain Club President John Page said.
In order to restore the Lodge, the Green Mountain Club had to raise $10,000. This support was to help install new wood flooring, restore the historic wooden bunk beds, and build a wood shed to supply the cabin with firewood on cold winter nights for its four-season guests.
Guests can start their journey from Bolton Valley’s Nordic and Sports Center. Allowing renters to hike or ski in to the cabin through Broadway Trail (part of the Catamount Trail). The Lodge can accommodate up to eight guests and features a wood stove, firewood, and a composting privy.
Make reservations for your night at the Lodge here: greenmountainclub.org/cabins