Over the past couple of years I've enjoyed renting cabins from state campgrounds in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Recently, my wife and I spent rented a cabin at Wilgus State Park in Vermont. The cabin was constructed from trees that was cut from the surrounding area. The inside has a table, chairs, bunk beds, futon couch, 2 electrical outlets, and an overhead fan/light. They're nothing fancy but perfect for a short stay. There are showers and bathrooms near by on the campground property. Vermont has 10 parks that offer cabin rentals for $48 a night. There are also 6 Vermont Parks that offer cottage rentals. The cottages have multiple rooms, showers, stove and refrigerator for about $70-$80 a night.
We spent a lot of time sitting on the porch watching the antics of the red squirrel. Sometimes they would run right across the porch just inches from our feet. They're pretty bold for an animal that's only half the size of a gray squirrel.
Their tails look like some sort of plant I might find in a field on a Fall day. It looks like a cross between a cat-tail and a pussy willow.
The chipmunks kept us company too until the red squirrels chased them off.
The campground is located right along the Connecticut River. It has a hiking trail and their are canoe/and kayak rentals available. This stretch of river is good for bass fishing but there are some trout and walleye as well.
I didn't put a lot of effort into pursuing birds but we were able to observe a few interesting species right from the porch. Cedar Waxwings, Black-throated green Warbler, Northern Parula and American Redstarts were all observed as they landed in the sumac plants.The temperature in Connecticut was in the mid 90's but it seemed much cooler where we were. The evergreens provided shade and there was a light breeze coming off the river. Of course, you don't exactly work up a sweat when you're sitting on a porch watching squirrels.
note:.The cabin we had (eagle) was in close view of the next cabin over but had a decent river view. The Osprey cabin had the most privacy so that is the one that I would rent if I were to go back to this campground.