The mountains of Killington, Vermont are full of secret surprises. Among the abandoned trails, man-made forest routes, and natural feature terrain parks a small rustic shelter sits underneath the Killington Peak, open to anyone and everyone all year round.
Known as Cooper’s Cabin, it is frequented by hikers looking to catch a few hours of sleep while hiking across the Appalachian Trail, skiers in need of a place to rest their feet when cruising down the slopes, or teenage locals in search of party spot.
While it lacks in quintessential cozy snow-lodge amenities such as heat, power, or even a pillow and a blanket, this concealed shelter has most of the necessities to get you through a night on the mountain. Inside the cabin it is simple and unaffected, furnished only with a long picnic table facing a stretch of open-windows on one side and two sets of wooden bunk-bed style sleeping platforms on the other.
Though there may not be a warm fireplace to sit around and drink some hot cocoa, but its antiquated modesty and practical outdoor accommodations makes for not only a prime little shelter but also an alluring treasure along the picturesque mountainside landscape.
Know Before You Go
Cooper's Cabin is located along the Appalachian Trail off of Wheelerville Road in Killington, VT.