One Night Escape to Vermont

Echo Valley Campfire

Echo Valley is a quiet spot in Vermont that our family likes to escape to. We don’t get to go there as often as we’d like, so even a single overnight is special to us.

Morning Fog

The car was packed, the dogs were ready to go and at the other end of our drive we’d find my parents and our children.

Abe is Excited as We Arrive

Look into my eyes


There was a water bottle full of rye and a cooler keeping steak tips cold.

I’d end up leaving my camera out over night and woke to find it soaked with a heavy morning dew. Thankfully, it kept on shooting and it gave me another reason to like it.

An early morning walk gave me ample time to test out the Slide from Peak Design and it lived up to my expectations. I may only have a beta test unit, but I love it.

Waking Up in Echo Valley Makes Me Happy

Camp for Sale

The one photo I’m glad I didn’t take on our adventure was of the For Sale sign posted in front of the cabin that is for sale down the road from my parents property. I’m tempted enough by it’s solitude that I don’t want the seller’s number.

We also set up my Kammock Roo to show it to my dad. As you can see the kids loved kicking back in it and I sense we may be buying a few more in the future.

Trying out the Kammock

Trying out the Kammock

It was only a single night, but that is better than nothing and any time spent where cell phones don’t work is good times for me.

  • Looks like an awesome spot! I love Vermont in the fall. Have you tried out the double hammocks (can’t tell if that’s one in the picture)? They’re great. You can wrap them around your entire body (like a cocoon). Ideal for camping.

    • This one is made for camping and it gets a lot bigger. Not sure I’d want to try two people in it though for sleeping.

      New England in the fall is one of the reasons I can’t move away. I love it too much.

  • Kim Chapman

    Love that picture of Dad

    • Me too. Credit for that has to go to the kids. Not sure which one of them took it though.

  • gachap

    Nice spot and really good picture of your dad!

    • Yes it is. One of the kids took it and I love it!

  • I LOVE this post… LOVE the photos… and you’re right… any amount of time AWAY from the routine and electronics rejuvenates us… heart, body and soul! Thanks CC and Family! ♥

  • Gorgeous! I just did the same thing in VT last weekend…in Rochester. Went jumping off of rocks into natural pools in a cascade of waterfalls in Warren. What a state!

    • Being born and raised in New Hampshire it is always a little weird to sing the praises of Vermont, but it is a beautiful state that I really need to see more of.

      • I feel the same way being born & raised in New York. I met an innkeeper in town the last time I was there and he was saying if it wasn’t for the NYC, Boston & Montreal areas then Vermont’s economy would suffer greatly. He’s probably right, but so many of us aren’t taking advantage of such a beautiful neighboring state nearly as much as we could.