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Sugar Hollow Camp

Pittsford, Rutland County, VT
05763
Price: $118,000
Acres: 119.2
Type: Home & Land
Availability: Available
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
House/Buildings
Easement

Introduction

A hard-to-find camp including substantial acreage with long range views, sited beside a small spring-fed pond in central Vermont. A conservation easement provides for the management of its timber resource and allows for many recreational activities such as hunting, hiking and fishing on Hollow Brook which borders the southern boundary.

Location

Sugar Hollow Camp is located in Pittsford, Vermont, between Rutland and Middlebury on scenic Route 7. The town is heavily forested with streams and brooks flowing into the Otter Creek and then on to Lake Champlain to the north. Rutland is a quick eight-mile drive to the south. Middlebury is only 24 miles away and Burlington is an hour and a half to the north. New York city is under five hours via I87, Boston is just over three hours to the east on I-89 and Montreal is a three-hour drive to the north.

Access

Access to the property is directly off Sugar Hollow Road, a town-maintained dirt road about two miles from Route 7. The camp’s road is a grass and gravel-covered road that gradually climbs through the forest to the cleared area around the building. This road is easily driven with an ATV or pick-up truck, and power is available at the street.

Site Description

Although much of the land is protected by a conservation easement from The Nature Conservancy, there is already a well-built open plan cabin on the property for the new owners to enjoy. The remainder of the property surrounding the camp is well suited to long-term forest management, recreation and hunting. The terrain is gently sloping upward from the access point and is an easy walk or drive through a varied forested ecosystem. Because of the road which runs from the eastern boundary to the middle of the property, you can get to any part of the land quite easily.

Except for the clearing where the camp is located, most of the property is forested. There are several year-round streams running downhill from natural springs located at the height of the property. These streams and the deep forest provide for some very nice hunting opportunities with evidence of old deer blinds around.

Note that per the property maps located to the right on this page, the adjacent 273-acre Sugar Hollow Pond Forest is also for sale with the price of $130,000. The existing access on this property provides solid access to this affordable adjacent acreage with pond frontage.

House/Buildings

The cabin is situated about two-thirds of the way up the access road. It’s well built with wide pine flooring, cedar shingles, a screened-in porch on one end and an open deck on the other side with great views to the east. The camp sits on the shores of a small, spring-fed pond suitable for a quick swim on a hot day. There is a gas-powered stove, solar panels for electricity, a bathroom with composting toilet and a loft for sleeping. With a pull-out sofa, this camp can easily sleep four to six people in its open plan design. There is also a wood stove for those chilly nights.

Easement

The property will be sold subject to a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the current owner of the land.  TNC is one of the most respected conservation organizations in the nation.  A working forest “partnership” with TNC offers the new owner predictability and cooperation, given the long history and solid reputation this conservation organization has established regarding the easement lands under its jurisdiction.

Easement highlights include:

  • Most sustainable forestry activities are permitted to support the long-term stewardship of the protected property;
  • The property can be posted against public access;
  • Silvicultural activities can occur under an approved forest management plan;

A copy of the proposed conservation easement is available upon request.

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