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PRIVATE LOG CABIN OVERLOOKING LAKE MOREY WITH GREAT VIEWS

Mike Van Dyke or Nancy Reid

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Mike Van Dyke or Nancy Reid

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015
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PRIVATE LOG CABIN OVERLOOKING LAKE MOREY WITH GREAT VIEWS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Fairlee Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedroom(1 regular bedroom and a loft), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This private log cabin on 11 wooded acres overlooks Lake Morey and has a fabulous eastern view of Franconia Notch and Mt. Moosilauke. From the swinging hammock chair on the deck and while enjoying your favorite beverage, you can enjoy great sunrises and moonrises while receiving, as one guest put it, “Fairlee therapy.” The first thing that most visitors say when arriving at the cabin is “wow!” Keep your eyes open as we often spot hawks, eagles, owls and an occasional hot air balloon.

Included are two kayaks and a canoe and a beach pass for the Fairlee town beach. The Lake Morey public boat launch is 5 minutes away. The cabin is 10 minutes away from a public boat launch on the Connecticut River, one of many from which you can plan a canoe or kayak trip on the river. There is a network of hiking and mountain biking trails maintained by the Lake Morey Association right off the porch. Also 5 minutes away are great road bike routes. One of our favorites crosses the Connecticut into New Hampshire. There is a bike route for everyone – from short and easy to a century ride. Lake Morey Country Club is just down the hill with a great 18 hole public golf course. There are also other excellent public courses in St Johnsbury and Hanover, both within a half hour. Hanover, New Hampshire (home of Dartmouth College) with concerts, fine restaurants and theaters is 20 minutes away. On the lower lawn, there is a picnic table and a fire pit. This recently built and carefully maintained log cabin is a perfect spot for rest and relaxation or as a base for multiple activities to satisfy the ardent athlete or the quiet nature lover. For the sportsman/woman, there is fishing in Lake Morey, the CT River or Lake Fairlee. In the fall there is direct access to the Fairlee town forest and other hunting areas.

Keywords: log cabin, lake and mountain view,awesome deck, hiking, golf, mountain and road biking, lake and river access, hunting and fishing, canoeing and kayaking, nature retreat, near Hanover

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Van Dyke or Nancy Reid (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015

About Mike Van Dyke or Nancy Reid

We are outdoor enthusiasts and would love for out guests to gain as much enjoyment from this spot as we do. Mike is a former senior administrator in higher education with a background in outdoor recreation and natural resource management. He also loves music, plays guitar and piano and sings. Big fan of Bruce Springsteen. Favorite activities include cycling, golf and hiking and just being outdoors.

Nancy works as a professor at Union Institute and University after a long career as an elementary school teacher and is a life long educator.

We have a dog, Otis, who is a 2 year old black Lab and a joy to walk with. Otis recently completed his first 4000' foot peak as we scaled Camel's Hump in March.

Mike Van Dyke or Nancy Reid purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Mike Van Dyke or Nancy Reid chose Fairlee

Initially, it was to find a vacation home within 2 hours or so of home in western Massachusetts. Although Mike had lived in VT before, he had never really known this area of Vermont until taking up an offer from a friend to spend a few days at a family cabin. He fell in love with the area because it reminded him of the Connecticut River Valley of his youth, complete with a drive in theatre. After looking at other properties, this one had the location and the VIEW. Easy access to I 91 (1.3 miles) made it easy to travel from Massachusetts. Shortly after building the cabin, while sitting on the deck one Sunday reading the paper, Mike saw an ad for a job at a college in Randolph, applied and got the job. Now living in Randolph, it is less than an hour to get to Fairlee from home.

What makes this cabin unique

Let's start with sitting on the deck and enjoying the view. Sometimes, it's a hard place to leave. For the active outdoor person, there are a variety of things to do. For the less active, there is easy access to many Vermont attractions.

We have intentionally not added cable or internet because it is meant as a retreat from the hustle of everyday life. If you must be in contact, there is good cell phone coverage and the Fairlee library offers a wi fi hot spot. Not being on the lake offers more privacy while still being close by..

The character of the cabin is still rustic with all of the basic creature comforts needed after an active day, assuming that you can leave the deck.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Private Log Cabin Overlooking Lake Morey with Great Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
wilbraham, ma
5

WOW! LOOK AT THAT VIEW!

  • 5 of 5

So secluded yet so close to everything. The views from the front porch are a 100 times better than the pictures shown, absolutely stunning. If you can break away from looking at the view from the porch there is biking, hiking, swimming, boating and even a drive in movie theatre close by. The cabin is cozy and rustic, very relaxing. You even have hummingbirds that come to the feeders. Cell reception is 5 bars but once you come here, you don't really want to use it. We had 6 people and 4 dogs, plenty of room to spread out. We did fireworks one night(store 5 min away) and a campfire the other night so make sure to bring marshmellows. One day we rented a pontoon boat and enjoyed 6 hrs on the ct river, I would highly recommend doing this. The Marina is only 5 min away. Mike, the cabin owner is great and extremely helpful with any questions you make have about the area. He even offers kayaks for you to use. Next time I will bring a bike so I can pedal the 5 miles around the lake area and then visit the ice cream stand as a reward.

I cannot say enough about how great this place is. Definitely 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, CO
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful location. Amazing deck with a breathtaking view of the lake. We sat for hours and drank in the view. The home had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend and we were very comfortable during our stay. We loved the fire pit and deck swing, especially, and our toddler spent hours watching hummingbirds come to the feeder. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Springfield, Vermont
5

Beautiful Views, Great place to get away, we didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not give this place justice! Was so much more then we expected! Beautiful views, tons of birds and a cozy cabin it has it all!! So close to everything but just enough far from it too!! We enjoyed ourselves so much!! What a lovely getaway!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A perfect blend of rustic and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this cabin renews the spirit. It feels rustic (to a city dweller) yet perfectly cozy and welcoming. Complete with fire pit, hiking recommendations, porch hammock and coffee pot, it's the perfect weekend (or whole week!) retreat. The cabin is pet-friendly which makes it all the more inviting. Nestled in a idyllic mountain overlooking a lake, you can either chose to relax completely or have some adventures.

We chose to hike Mount Cube and had a great time. It will take a few hours but the views are worth it!

Mike was a wonderful and helpful host through the whole process. We would wholeheartedly recommend this property to any vacationer looking in the area.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Springfield, MA
5

Exactly what we were hoping it would be!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a cabin that was secluded and that would give us a good feel for what Vermont had to offer for a vacation destination. We certainly found the perfect spot! My husband and I hiked Bald Top Mt. with our dog the first day. Trail was right from the cabin! The next day we walked the 5 miles around the lake (no hills after the day before thank you) and we were able to drive into North Woodstock to check out the village with plenty of time to relax with a book on the porch before the sun went down. Walking around the lake you could look up and see the cabin up on the mountain! How jealous those lake house owners must be! Hopefully we will visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Southern, VT
5

Laid back, lovely and private!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier. The cabin was cozy on our rainy days, and the town bech was a quick trip on sunny days. Corresponding with Mike was absolutely great. He was so prompt and considerate. A++

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lebanon, NH
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
In Bradford
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Morey
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fairlee town beach
Car: necessary

Fairlee Drive in- outdoor movies

Enjoy the Fairlee Diner on Main Street. Other restaurants in Fairlee, Bradford and Hanover.

You should visit Farm Way in Bradford!

Groceries at Wings Market in Fairlee

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Rates & Availability

From $115 Per night

Fairlee Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - Jun 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Summer
Jun 19 2015 - Oct 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes We do all if the clean up and that is why we don't charge an additional fee. We have had great luck with guests taking good care of the cabin.
$100 non refundable deposit within 10 days of quote
Balance due upon arrival or may be pre-paid

Mail check to:
Mike Van Dyke
2095 Hebard Hill Road
Randolph, VT 05060
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Amenities

Fairlee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold out sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Visitors guide to local activities

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