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STOWE LOG CABIN ADVENTURE!

Karen or Abby Nicholson

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: spanish, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Karen or Abby Nicholson

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: spanish, italian
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2014
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STOWE LOG CABIN ADVENTURE!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

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, snowshoeing, xc skiing and exploration - 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 4 xc ski center, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, 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.

There is a short hike from the parking area to the cabin. In the winter months we keep the snow packed down so you can walk it in your boots. We also provide a camping sled if you want to pull your things in.

It has two gas lights for light in the cabin, a cozy Vermont Castings gas stove for heat, 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. 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 24 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.

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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). Jeff, Karen Eric & Abby

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen or Abby Nicholson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: spanish, italian

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. 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
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136732vb
-(802) 279-2898 (Vermont, USA)
Stowe Stowe Area
5

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!
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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136732vb
-(802) 279-2898 (Vermont, USA)
Stowe Stowe Area
4

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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136732vb
-(802) 279-2898 (Vermont, USA)
Stowe Stowe Area
Boston, MA
5

Thoreau has nothing on this place.

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect retreat for someone who is looking for solitude and peace, and understands that it's not full service or the Ritz. That's not to say it's not comfortable. Au contraire. It's quite comfortable and cozy. Meals by candlelight, a warm fire in the cast iron (propane fired) stove or a quiet night on the porch with a book (I used a petzl headlamp) is just what the doctor ordered. I especially enjoyed a shower in the trees right off the porch with the solar heated water bladder. Refreshing! Perfection in the woods. Amazing setting.
Your hosts are amazing and incredibly helpful. If you're lucky you'll get a visit from super cuddly, Percy, the owners spaniel.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The cabin experience works well for families, groups of friends, and couples but also individuals looking for renewal, like this guest. He embraced every aspect of simple living and it sounds like he found what he was looking for and refreshed from his cabin stay! And I love his review title… good sense of humor!
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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136732vb
-(802) 279-2898 (Vermont, USA)
Stowe Stowe Area
Hingham, MA, USA
5

Rustic and restorative!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin was a breath of fresh air amidst the fast-paced technology-centered routine of everyday life. The days we spent swimming, kayaking, and relaxing here felt in many ways, like the first time we'd been able to breathe and think clearly in months. It is hard not to look out at the placid surface of the pond, flanked by rustling conifers, crickets chirping, and not feel at peace. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful experience with us. P.S. Percolator coffee is delicious!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are always surprised when people thank us for sharing the Stowe Cabin experience with them. After all, they have paid to stay. But we do appreciate that they are grateful to have enjoyed this very unique, special experience/place. We are thrilled that 100% of our guests gain so much from having stayed. It's our gift to share and we enjoy doing so.
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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136732vb
-(802) 279-2898 (Vermont, USA)
Stowe Stowe Area
5

Roughing it in VT

  • 5 of 5
I decided to go way out of my element for what I wanted to do and where to stay for a few vacation days for myself and the family and went with the "roughing it" theme at the cabin. This was a lovely compromise between a hotel resort room which I wanted and the pitching a tent my husband wanted in the Stowe VT area. Overall we were all very pleased with the accommodations and the adventure that went with staying in a rustic cabin without running water, no electricity and a compost toilet. First of all the toilet was much better than I could have imagined -- clean and non-smelly. The gas lamps and gas fireplace were very charming and kept us warm. The bedding was comfortable enough and great comforters and pillows were provided. The cabin was cozy enough to keep us all together but still allow space away either in the above loft or the bunk room if anyone needed time out to read a book or some privacy. During our two nights we didn't go into town to shower but the kids did splash in the pond and the Nicholsons provided some showering suggestions.
The kids had a great time out on the private and safe pond in the kayaks and catching frogs and catfish in the pond. We grilled on the gas barbecue and ate at pond side on the nice picnic table. Later in the evenings we had a great time roasting sausages over a fire on the pit and the smores came later.
The cabin was comfortable enough to relax in on a rainy day but we were close enough to the tourist attractions of Waterbury and Stowe that we took advantage of a short drive to enjoy the Ben and Jerrys ice cream factory, Cold Hollow Apple Cider mill and the Bike path in Stowe.
This was a great opportunity for us to put away the electronics and TV for the kids and the cell phone, Facebook and emails for my husband and I. We had fun playing cards and Jenga by candlelight with the kids and I can't ever recalling spending so much consecutive time outdoors with the family all working and having fun together. That in itself was priceless.
We would definitely encourage someone reading about this rustic vacation getaway who would normally overlook this type of opportunity to give it a chance and realize that there can be a happy compromise between becoming one with nature and not giving up on culture and civilization.
We will definitely be back -- probably fall although for the right people a winter getaway at the cabin would be a different but marvelous type of adventure all of its own.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The cabin is the perfect place for those wishing for the peaceful, outdoor, unplugged adventure that camping gives but who don't want to invest in all the camping equipment or just don't want to sleep/live in a tent. The cabin has its own charm and the setting here is also like having your own private park which is tough to find.
business
Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136732vb
-(802) 279-2898 (Vermont, USA)
Stowe Stowe Area
5

A very special place

  • 5 of 5
My family including two kids had a terrific time staying at this cabin, which is so much more than simply a cabin, since it has its own pond and hiking trails, all in total privacy. It's like having your own state park. Also, the owners are great people. We'll be going back there.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to share this special place with others. We do hope you do return with your children or perhaps for a romantic get-away. We had a couple come when dating and it was such a special stay at the cabin that they returned and he proposed to her by the pond.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Burlington
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
Waterbury
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza Joint & Schoolhouse Country Store
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Stowe Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Waterbury Reservior
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Stowe Cabin Rental Rates

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$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes The minimum rate is $125 for 1-3 people. The rate for 4-6 is $!50 per night. These rates include everything.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Stowe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clean, non-odorous composting toilet. No shower or running water. Outhouse can be used if preferred.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is a loft bedroom.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Futon in the loft area. Twin bunk beds (4) in the closed off room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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