YOUR VERMONT WOODS GETAWAY!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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YOUR VERMONT WOODS GETAWAY!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Huntington House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7

In summer, there is a large sunny deck with chairs and tables for reading or eating while listening to the sounds of birds and the rush of a nearby waterfall. A hammock hangs among the sweet smelling pines in front of the house. The deck also has a traditional wood-fired hot tub to relax in enjoy and watch the stars from at night.

High speed wireless Internet allows you to stay connected to the outside world if that will make your vacation more relaxing. There is an Apple TV to watch Netflix and other streaming content on a flat screen TV.

The large bath was completely remodeled in 2006 and includes an antique medicine chest, a large restored claw-foot shower-tub with a view of the surrounding hills, designer glass tile and bamboo flooring.

In summer, take a leisurely drive (the nearest traffic light is 15 miles away) to some of the wonderful organic farms and farmers markets for fresh Vermont produce and dairy and cook a fantastic meal in the large well-equipped gourmet country kitchen with dishwasher. You can create a feast here - or a simple country breakfast. Or choose from many fine restaurants in the area, like Mary's in Bristol.

More great restaurants using local ingredients are available in Richmond, Bristol, Burlington and Warren or Waitsfield - all within 20 minutes from the property (except Burlington, which is 35 mins).

In winter, ski out the front door and enjoy cross-country delights for hours. Or hop in your car for a short drive to the 'majors.' Sugarbush is 20 mins from the front door. Stowe is 45 mins away, Mad River Glen just 10 mins away. Return home to a crackling glass-front wood stove and hook up your music player to the stereo with provided cable. Relax and enjoy! Much better than a hotel.

New full size washer/dryer and new fridge installed in 2012.

Email with questions - please check online calendar for availability - it is kept updated at all times. Submit all rental requests via this site, please, as it helps us keep track of guests in a consistent manner.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steven - Email is the best way to contact me - use form on the right (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2004
Call Manager
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Speaks english, spanish

Why Steven - Email is the best way to contact me - use form on the right chose Huntington

Remote, yet accessible. Absolutely beautiful nature all around and a large well flowing floorplan.

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet and tranquility. You won't see another soul unless you want to.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Your Vermont Woods Getaway!
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
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Huntington Lake Champlain Valley
Virginia
2

Definitely rustic, NOT romantic

  • 2 of 5
My husband and I traveled to Vermont for our 1st wedding anniversary. After researching various accommodation options, we decided that we wanted privacy in a home rental and were also excited about the hot tub at this house. We diligently read all the reviews for the listing on here and other sites and almost all were positive and raving. So we booked. Steven was also extremely responsive and sent us thorough information ahead of time.

On arrival, we were honestly disappointed in the shape of the house. To be kind, the furnishings are shabby and run down. If we were 25 and with a group of friends skiing, it would probably be great. It just wasn't comfortable, and certainly not at all romantic. The hot tub was fine but took a very long time and constant fire stoking to heat up adequately. I went back and read the listing description, and there are no lies or misrepresentations. I guess I was just being optimistic about what to expect in a fairly expensive rental. Granted, there are a lot of great reviews, so many people must think this place was great, it just wasn't for us on our anniversary.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lane-
So sorry you were disappointed but I am glad you realized it was a matter of personal taste. I've been renting out the house for 10+ years and about 90% of the reviews are 5 star ratings. People are different - which is why I try to be really really clear in the description provided BEFORE you book.

Here are my exact words provided to ALL before booking: "In renting it out to hundreds of guests over 9+ years, I’ve had 2 complaints from people about cleanliness. The house is cleaned regularly and between guests of course. However, being in the middle of the woods and heating primarily with wood, there tends to be dust and other “country things” like spiders and cobwebs that just come with a house in the woods.
The only reason I mention this is so you won’t book the wrong house for you. If you are looking for a pristine condo in Stowe or a Hotel in Burlington, then this might not be the best house for you. Expect some dust bunnies and imperfections. I want you to be happy with your vacation house choice.

The wood fired hot tub is great in all seasons, I especially love it in winter when you can be in hot water looking up at a clear starry sky. I’ve seen the Northern Lights and shooting stars are pretty common. Since it is wood fired, it takes some time and effort to get going. Mostly just filling it up and starting a fire - but It’s not a “flick a switch” hot tub. It is fun to build the fire and stir the water and watch it heat up. It can take a few hours depending on weather conditions. Once it gets hot - it holds the heat really well so subsequent heatings take far less time.

There are often some pine needles that float around in the hot tub. Again, if you’re a “Purell” person, it might not be for you. If you prefer the smell of pine needles over chemicals, you will love it, Visit www.snorkel.com for more info.

If you seek an experience close to nature, with activities like hiking, XC skiing and the great outdoors, then it is perfect."

I would recommend you don't book a house in the middle of the Vermont wilderness in the future if you are not comfortable with building fires and rustic living.

As a matter of fact, the sofa was just replaced in 2014 so it is new, the bedding is all top quality high thread count etc... so I am not sure what it was you didn't like. Again I am sorry as it seems you booked the wrong house for your needs/lifestyle.
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Huntington Lake Champlain Valley
5

Cozy and Rustic Vermont Home with Vintage Eclectic Charm!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay in Steven's home! It is cozy and rustic and filled with so much charm! It seemed as if every piece of decor and furniture had a story to it, filling all the rooms with energy and character. I loved the mirrored wooden wall screen in the living room! I had fun just exploring the house to see what vintage item was lurking in the corner. Kitchen is fully stocked with all the pots, pans, plates, etc. you would ever need. Great room to cook together with friends and family. Nice big bathroom with unlimited supply of hot water. The beds were clean and comfortable and kept me very warm (thumbs up to the down comforters!!!). Loved the wood stove - took a little bit of time to learn how to start a fire, but we were pros by the next day. This place would have been perfect for our original group of 8 - and very roomy for our group of 5. After a day of snowboarding the hot tub would have been wonderful, but unfortunately, we started the fire too late in the evening and it takes a lot of time for all that water to warm up. It didn't ruin our stay at all - we were content just hanging out inside where it was warm. :) But that's a definite to-do item on our next visit! I didn't bring my dog with me, but I wish I had! The location is spectacular. At night, you can see every star in the sky! In the morning, I watched the sun rise behind the mountain in the distance. Great place to get away, recharge, find some peace, or spend quality time with friends and family.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Huntington Lake Champlain Valley
3

Enjoyable, but beaten up Vermont Home

  • 3 of 5
We had a good time during our stay at this rental. While I was expecting "a little dust on the bottle," the condition of this home needs some upgrades. Particularly, the couch in the living room has a long line of duct tape along the top seam. Duct tape on furniture is not rustic, it's trashy.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you didn't enjoy the place. The couch is covered with a clean cover, perhaps that came off? Will look into it. Probably could use a new couch, but other than that I can only assume this just wasn't the right type of house for you. It's a rustic cabin in the woods not a condo style place and I try to make that VERY clear in my pre-booking notifications to all clients.
If you check my reviews on this site and Airbnb the place consistently gets 5 star reviews and all these positive reviews are recent. So, again I am sorry the house wasn't up to your standards. There is another house on VRBO in Huntington which is totally spotless and has all perfect furniture. You are not allowed to wear your shoes in their house and the rent rate is higher. I would suggest you go their if you decide to return to Huntington because it sounds like this type of place would be more to your liking.
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Huntington Lake Champlain Valley
Brooklyn, NY
5

Remote Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Exceptional rustic country.retreat....we enjoyed the local swimming holes almost every day and the hot tub under the shooting stars by night...went kayaking through Clearwater Sports in Waitsfield, antiquing in Waterbury, hiking and bouldering in Smuggler's Notch.We visited the Neighborly Farm and the Fat Toad Farm creameries in Brookfield and Randolph and enjoyed the bird watching off the deck..hawks/ blue heron/goldfinches/cedar waxwings/a savannah sparrow/ruby-throated hummingbirds in the flowers around the deck and of course the ever-present delightfully darting chickadees. There were also enough great knives /pans/a barbeque and local produce to make a great meal.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Huntington Lake Champlain Valley
5

Very Vermont in a great way

  • 5 of 5
Wanted a place to really feel the vibe of Vermont in a setting private, yet accessible; cozy and rustic, yet comfortable. This place is it. We went in the peak of fall and I can't imagine a nicer place to stay. The owner Stephen was also very easy and pleasant to deal with. Would love to experience this place in the splendor of other seasons.The living room area was great at night sitting in front of the wood stove with drink in hand and the kitchen large enough to hang out while preparing the communal meal. Anyway, I highly recommend this wonderful place and would love to come back again.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntington Lake Champlain Valley
New York, New York
5

quiet get away

  • 5 of 5
A great retreat from a busy life. It was adventure indoors! This is a great find! You would think that you were totally isolated but a few yards away, you can see cars passing by. For those city folks needing some time off but not wanting to go completely off radar but still have the luxury to go to very cool places like Burlington, Stowe and ofcourse our neighbors, CANADA.. This is the place to be. The wifi helps to be connected from the outside world while the warmth of the wood stove completely envelops you! The outdoor hottub was amazing against the cold air and as Steven says its pretty magical in the winter! Thanks for an amazing stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Burlington International (BTV)
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Essex Junction
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Richmond
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Mad River Glen

Relax and unwind in your own private setting. This unique property is located in the gorgeous Huntington River Valley - just over the hill from major ski resorts, yet totally removed in attitude and energy - and much closer to Burlington. If you want to have access to all the restaurants and amenities that Burlington and the ski friendly Mad River Valley offer, yet retreat to your own private world at the end of a day - this is the spot for you.

Situated on over eight private acres (and backing up to hundreds more of state forest), with not a neighbor in sight - the setting will bring you serenity and peace. The interior has been decorated by artists and built by local craftspeople - so you'll feel part of the unique culture of Vermont. Huntington is a wonderful town, close to Burlington, Vermont's largest city, with theatres, restaurants, colleges and great shopping - yet retains its small town charm and bucolic farming tradition.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, spa, basketball court

Golf: Sugarbush, Stowe

Ski: Mad River Glen, Sugarbush, Sleepy Hollow XC, Camels Hump XC, Bolton Valley, Stowe and more...

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Foliage Season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Presidents Day
Feb 12 2015 - Feb 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Huntington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Recently renovated with glass tiles and claw foot tub and shower setup. Great views from the shower to the surrounding hills. Custom tile work with tiles from around the USA and Morocco too. Nice pedestal sink and antique medicine chest. It's a large bathroom with bamboo floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Red Room - 1 queen , cozy romance
    Old Office - 1 double , off kitchen
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , large suite
  • One of the bedrooms has only a curtain separating it from the kitchen. There is visual privacy, but not soundproof as there isn't a door. This is kept this way to maximize air flow for heating in winter. Another bedroom (the master) has french glass doors leading to a large sitting area. This is upstairs and there are no other rooms up there, so it's the warmest in winter (heat rises) and is like a private suite unless you have someone sleeping on the floor futon in the sitting area. The third, which I call the massage room or red room, is cozier and has an old cabin feeling. It has it's own gas heater so the door can be closed for complete privacy. It is also off the kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No Cable/Satellite): Limited local service by rabbit ears. Bring a book :). Winter in rural Vermont calls for 4 wheel drive and/or good snow tires. Please be prepared. You can park at the bottom of the driveway if you can't make it up. Glass front stove so you can watch the fire. Wood-fired - Japanese Style Hot Tub - easy to operate instructions provided (no moving parts) - best in winter. Large, well equipped kitchen. Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains - complete privacy - no visible neighbors. Please bring a calling card for long-distance calls (or use Skype via Internet). Not suitable for children under 6 as the stairway has no railing and is open. No tobacco use inside.
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