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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!

Karen or Abby Nicholson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Karen or Abby Nicholson

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Stowe Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bunk Bedroom (4 beds) + Loft Queen Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is rustic, but clean and comfortable living in a beautiful, private setting. Wilderness hiking, swimming or sitting around the first - right out the front door. This is for people looking for solitude and a rustic outdoor experience. NO running water, NO electricity, NO TV, NO video, NO hot tubs, NO problems.

Our family lived in this cabin for a few summers and then a full year while we built our house and it was fabulous. It's not for everyone but for people looking for a bit more of an adventure: sitting around the fire pit, exploring the woods, swimming, kayaking, snowshoeing, star-gazing, reading, playing a game, or just more privacy and solitude than hotels or camping can offer... this is for you. All that come, LOVE it (see reviews).

The cabin, though feeling remote, is only a few miles from hiking, bike trails, spas, pools, shopping, theaters, mountains, and everything Stowe has to offer.

Here are more details about this wonderful rustic living experience:

The 1st floor consists of: a main room with kitchen and table; an area for your things; a separate bathroom; and a separate 4 bunk bed room. Above there is a loft that is 1/2 the size of the first floor with queen futon and double futon. (Renters bring their sleeping bags or sheets or we can provide them for an additional $20 per bed.)

There is a short hike from the parking area to the cabin.

It has two gas lights for light in the cabin, a cozy Vermont Castings gas stove for heat if needed, a two burner Coleman stove for cooking inside and a gas grill for deck cooking. We supply all the gas. We have all the pots and pans you need and other kitchen utensils. We will supply water. The cabin is thoroughly cleaned and prepped for each renter. It's very comfortable.

For a toilet there is a composting toilet in the cabin which is very comfortable (not odorous) or a visit the custom, artist-built outhouse a short distance from the cabin. For showering there are several spas in town open to the public where you can get a day pass and use their facilities (ranging from $10 - 25pp including swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, work out facilities and clean showers). Many find this is a nice way to end the day before heading back to the cabin for dinner and relaxation.

It is comfortable and very charming. It is for those wishing a special cabin/wilderness experience in a beautiful, private setting yet with easy access to all that Stowe has to offer.

We have lived in Stowe for 26 years and are happy to give you any recommendations for things in Stowe that you are interested in doing.

For all who have rented it has exceeded their expectations.


We look forward to welcoming you to our little cabin paradise. Think of us when you want to get away from it all (yet have it all, close by, if needed). Karen

Keywords: Stowe Log Cabin, Log Cabin, Rustic, Remote, adventure, private, off the grid, outhouse

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen or Abby Nicholson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Karen or Abby Nicholson

Our family lived in the cabin for a year when we were building our current house. We have a small farm on our property, separate from the cabin area, where we raise two French Alpine goats for our milk/cheese, laying hens for our eggs, meat chickens and three alpacas. We have lived and loved Stowe's natural beauty and amenities since 1989.

Karen or Abby Nicholson purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Karen or Abby Nicholson chose Stowe

This Cabin is a perfect escape when we want to get away from it all or have a different experience. Renters love the comfortable yet rustic living in the cabin, the beauty of the setting (skies filled with stars, the pond, wildlife sounds and sounds of silence) and the feeling of getting away from it all but having all that Stowe has to offer if they wish to explore it.

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet, solitude, family togetherness, laughter, fun, connection to the land, peace...

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we inquired about staying for a long weekend in November the owner responded that she wanted to make sure we knew there was no foliage left and that the weather can be unpredictable this time of year. We appreciated her honesty so that we would not be disappointed. We rented anyway because we just wanted to get out of the city and relax. Our cabin stay would have been wonderful regardless of weather. It is clean and cozy and other than a trip to town and a hike on the one nice day, we mostly stayed at the cabin cooking meals, playing games, laughing, reading and enjoying one another's company. It was exactly what we needed and more. Thanks for sharing and for your honesty.
Nov 2014
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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 26 reviews

Superior experience

  • 5 of 5

Last summer we stayed at this beautiful cabin with our grandchildren. It was the perfect place to enjoy ourselves and the kids had a blast. They all requested a return visit in 2015 and I just booked our stay. The grounds are beautiful and the kids enjoyed swimming and kayaking on the pond. We went hiking at Ranch brook and fishing at Waterbury Reservoir. Dinner by candle light was a unique experience followed by a hysterical game of charades. Back to the basics for a generation hooked to electronics! Memories that will last forever.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Providence RI

Beautifully secluded and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We were looking to really get away over the weekend and this was just the place! Wonderfully off-the-grid, very peaceful and so, so quiet, especially for us city folks. Stowe is close enough for a quick trip in but far enough to maintain a very secluded feeling. The bitter cold outside couldn't stop us from snowshoeing and exploring (over the frozen pond!!), while inside the cabin was always warm and cozy, perfect for chess and a quiet night. Will definitely be making a return journey in warmer days!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When our family lived in the cabin for a year one thing we treasured about the experience was getting outside every day despite the weather (wind, rain, cold, sleet, snow, heat). I'm glad you found the beauty in snowshoeing in the cold temperatures you had. And the reward is retreating into the warm cabin by the fire.

The perfect cozy pkace to unwind

  • 5 of 5

The weather swung wildly over the course of our visit, (as low as 6 degrees F!) but we enjoyed every moment- we each finished two books, slept like babies, played many games of Yahtzee & Go, and just enjoyed cooking the simple food we brought, and stayed in. The sled to get our stuff to the cabin was a key element of our success! We are already planning a trip back this summer to enjoy the outdoor elements of this beautiful property! Thank you so much Karen & family!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple chose the cabin to celebrate their anniversary. Morning one they woke up to cold in the cabin as the thermostat to the gas stove had broken in the night. We got the heat back on within 20 minutes of their call and had a repairman within 2 hours to fix the thermostat. We also gave them a partial refund for the night for the inconvenience. While the cabin is not meant to be a typical house but instead an off-the-grid adventure, discomfort is not something we want our guests to experience and we will always be quick to respond to such needs should they arise. From this review it sounds like they had a wonderful anniversary and stay at the cabin despite a little cold night one.
Wiscasset, Maine

A MUST-STAY!!! Spectacular OFF-GRID CABIN Stowe, Vermont ELOPEMENT!!!

  • 5 of 5

We eloped to Stowe and found this beautiful off-the-grid cabin the perfect place to have our ceremony!!! Mitzi was our Justice of the Peace and we were lucky enough to see the 'island' in the middle of the pond so we had her read our vows and ceremony out there! Mid-November and it was perfectly sunny and nearly 60 degrees!!!

We are truly blessed and grateful to have been given such a perfect setting for a very special day in our lives. We will be back for many years to come!!!

P.S. We even went out in the kayaks at 6:45am this morning (now 30 degrees) and paddled around! Refreshing!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were honored that you chose the cabin and 'island' on the pond to have your ceremony (and I'm glad the November weather cooperated!!). You are the first though we have hosted bachelor gatherings and one couple returned for a second cabin stay and he proposed to her by the pond. We wish you love and happiness and please do return!

Escape and explore!

  • 5 of 5

There is little I can write here that will actually do the cabin justice. You simply have to experience it. Leave your expectations home. Bring only what you need. Let no trace remain of your visit beyond the guest book and marvel in the beauty that surrounds you.

Our weekend....

Outdoorsy by nature, we arrived much later than anticipated on a Friday evening, with three sleeping kiddos, one dog and a packed agenda for the long weekend ahead. The cabin was delightful upon entrance- clean, warm and dimly lit. A spacious loft served as both a sleeping area and place to play games while Bunk beds reminded the kiddos of their two week stints at summer camp...simple yet cozy! A small kitchen was stocked with essentials and all you might need. The bathroom and its composting toilet sparked a number of environmental discussions!

Avid mountain bikers, we headed south to Millstone Saturday morning . The mountain biking Mecca of Stowe, our plan was to explore the quarry's via pedal and foot. Breathtaking to say the least....and the boys venture that it's some of the best mountain biking in New England, surpassing Kingdom Trails.

The Sunday adventure was to hike the Stowe Pinnacle Trail. A mere ten minute ride from the cabin, we encountered a full parking lot and countless friendly folks so up we went! Uber rocky and technical in some places...the view from the top is worth every moan and groan while en route! Pack water, snacks, a camera and patience.

Our last adventure, Monday, was a split as the boys headed off to some newly discovered mbiking trails (Cady Hill Forest) while the girls and I poked around town at the many different shops. A divide and conquer method to appease all parties on our final day in Vermont.

The cottage is perfect...all you really need when it comes down to it. Our time spent inside was limited at best. We slept, ate breakfast and headed out to explore the great outdoors of Stowe. We did squeak in both early morning late night paddles on the pond...chilly temps and all. Danish, the golden retriever, will, paws down, tell you his favorite part was hiking around the pond in the early hours of the day and taking a swim before heading back to the cabin for a nap! Stowe is a charming, quintessential New England town that offers so much in terms of food, shops and outdoor activities. We capitalized on the outdoors piece...and hope to return this winter and do it all again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family had an agenda and enjoyed a lot of the amazing outdoor adventures that Stowe and surrounding areas have to offer. They also sound like they retreated back to the slower pace of the cabin. What a great balance! I hope they do return because they just scratched the surface of all the adventures that this area offers!

Lovely off-grid cabin getaway

  • 4 of 5

We were more comfortable than we expected here. The cabin is clean, well kept, and cozy! It sits on the same property as the owner's home, and they made sure to let us know they'd be readily available if we needed anything - but it's far enough into the woods that it still feels quite secluded. The property has some nice walking trails, and a kayak and canoe are available for use on the little pond by the cabin. There is also a grill and cooler on the patio, so we were able to get groceries at the market in Stowe and cook all our meals at the cabin to maintain that rustic appeal. It was just the two of us for this stay, but with two bunk beds on the lower level, there was room for a small family or a few friends there who don't mind close quarters. It was everything we were looking for in our little weekend escape, and we certainly hope to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear when people settle in and cook meals at the cabin. When we lived there it was a highlight to spend time cooking and enjoying one another and a meal at a slower pace than is possible in a conventional house. It's a difficult experience to describe but when you've lived it you know you've experienced another time or a different way of being.


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ten Acres Bistro
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Burlington Ferry to NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Stowe Country Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza Joint & Schoolhouse Country Store
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Stowe Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Waterbury Reservior
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Stowe Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes The minimum rate is $125. Additional charges for 3+ people. These rates include cleaning but not taxes.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Stowe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clean, non-odorous composting toilet. No shower or running water. Outhouse can be used if preferred.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen futon w/ down topper in a loft accessible by ladder.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , Room on main floor w/ door closing it off from living space
  • Queen size Beds (1) Futon in the loft area. Twin bunk beds (4) in the closed off room.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
No electricity (yes, gas lights), no running water (yes, water jugs & sink / composting toilet). No frills wilderness cabin experience located on private pond, surrounded by woodlands but close to everything Stowe has to offer.

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