About This Listing
Perfect for cozy stays away from it all, our comfortable cabin has its own private entrance, a skylight, a fireplace stove -- and even a steam room -- all just steps from great walks, history, and outdoor sports.
On the Sudbury River just a 30-minute drive from Boston and Cambridge, we have a 2-room private cabin with its own entrance and enclosed veranda attached to one end of our house.
Paneled in solid pine, it is rustic in look but newly constructed with up-to-date facilities including central heating, a new wood-burning stove, a steam room shower in the private bath, a skylight, and a "breeze-way" veranda. The standard-size double bed sleeps two comfortably and there is an empty closet in the entry hall for your things. (Please note: There are red curtains on all the windows. These photos were taken when a set of curtains was down being cleaned.)
WiFi access, towels, linens, blankets are all provided as well as an electric kettle and a small selection of teas, coffee, cocoa, and hot and cold cereal for breakfast in the breezeway room off the bedroom. There is also a large cooler for perishable snacks and food.
If you have a young child, we have a crib for infants and the trundle-bed sofa in the room easily works as a bed for an older child. Ask and we'll figure arrangements out in each case.
Ideal for a weekend getaway from Boston, canoeing and kayaking on the river, hiking and cycling, and local history tours, there are numerous attractions nearby. The Sudbury River, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and the Pantry Brook Wildlife Area are within walking distance (5 min or less). Thoreau's Walden Pond, the Old North Bridge, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, the Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Hawthorne's Old Manse, the Louisa May Alcott House, Longfellow's Wayside Inn, and the historic Revolutionary War battle fields of Concord and Lexington are all within a 15-minute drive.
NO Pets. (We love pets but want to maintain the pristine condition of the solid-wood floors, doors, and walls.)
SHOES OFF INDOORS Please in order to protect the wood floors.
Overall, my stay was good, not great. Cabin in the woods is accurate description. Phil’s mom was a gracious host.
What I found to be good about the property is:
•The cabin is spacious
•It’s very private and eerily quiet
•The cabin was immaculate
Things I did not enjoy:
•The mattress is of low quality and not comfortable
•The water pressure is borderline unacceptable.
Obviously many love the cabin attributes, but it was not for me.
My experience with this room and host was awesome. The place was beautiful and well maintained. Julia was a magnificent host and was extremely helpful and considerate. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.
Not much to add here- I am a repeat customer and for good reason! Whenever I travel up to the Boston area for work, I check to see if Phil's Cabin in the Woods is available.
Room is secluded, quiet and separate from the main house. Julia (Phil's Mom) is resident in the house and there to help if needed, but not intruding. This is ideal for those who want a nice quiet place to stay, lots of privacy. The water pressure in the shower is very low, but the steamer in the shower makes up for it to give you a long hot shower! Thanks for a nice three-night stay!
My husband and I had a wonderful retreat in Julia and Phil's cabin in the woods. Julia was a lovely hostess, giving me a thoughtful tour but allowing us privacy during the weekend. The space is perfectly planned out, filled with nooks and crannies, lovely furniture and a fresh pine wood smell. This is clearly a special home. The shower is a great additional touch. There's plenty of room for a couple, and we slept soundly listening to the birds and crickets. I didn't have enough time to explore all of the nature around the house, but maybe we will be back. I did learn a lot about local history walking down Water Row on Sunday. Our only regret was that we didn't have a mini fridge and toaster oven. Julia provides a large cooler with plenty of ice- much more comfort than most hotels offer. But if we had had those kitchen amenities we could have stayed here for weeks (escaping a home renovation). In fact, it might have been difficult to kick us out. Thanks Phil and Julia for the lovely stay. We would love to visit again.
About the Host, Phil
I am a non-smoker, a citizen of the EU (UK) and the USA, a student of Buddhism (Zen and Shambhala), and a sometime world-traveler who prefers to see places from an insider's perspective rather than as a tourist.