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Welcome! The UVM Outing Club Cabin is located on the Bolton Valley Ski area access road in Bolton, Vermont. The “OC Cabin” serves as an Outing Club trip overnight facility and leadership-program-training-center during the academic year. This rustic, traditionally constructed post and beam cabin was erected in the spirit of student wilderness leadership and community engagement.

Perched high above Joiner Brook, the cabin was designed and constructed locally by Liberty Head Post and Beam of Huntington, VT in 1986. It is in immediate proximity to great recreational opportunities: downhill & nordic skiing at Bolton Valley, rock & ice climbing in Bolton, canoeing and sea kayaking on Waterbury Reservoir and whitewater kayaking on the Winooski River, and numerous points of access to Camel’s Hump across the valley. With the help of Outing Club leaders and UVM student volunteers, the OC cabin remains an incredible retreat resource for the UVM community.

Rental Details:

The OC Cabin is available for rental to UVM student, staff and faculty groups during available weekends throughout the academic year and during the summer. Rentals are available for official UVM group use only and not for private purposes (ie. no friend or family rentals). Student groups must have a faculty or staff sponsor.

All cabin rental requests should be forwarded to Asst. Director of Student Life for Outdoor Programs, John Abbott. Feel free to contact him by email at or by phone at 656-2060. Please include the following in your inquiry: your name, the name of your group or organization, the desired date of rental, the number of people in your group and contact information.

Deposit & Payment:

For groups with less than 10 members: Cabin rental is $15 per person per night during weekdays. Weekend rentals are bumped up to $20 per person for one night rentals and those rates drop to $15 per person per night for multiple night rentals on the weekend.

For groups with more than 10 members: There is a $200 deposit required to reserve the cabin for any night or weekend. This deposit covers the first 10 members in the group (for the first night) and every consequent member will be charged $20 for the night. Once again, these rates get dropped to $15 per person per night for multiple night rentals.

Upon confirmation of availability, renter groups are required to complete a Liability Release Form and send it to John Abbott at Any questions regarding the deposit or cabin rentals in general can be directed to him.

Arrival & Departure:

If new to renting the OC cabin, we will arrange to have one of the OC cabin managers meet with your group to get you settled upon arrival. They will you’re your group through details of cabin start up, use, clean-up and departure.

Last modified January 12 2014 03:55 PM

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