PRIVATE LOG CABIN OVERLOOKING LAKE MOREY WITH GREAT VIEWS

Mike Van Dyke or Nancy Reid

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PRIVATE LOG CABIN OVERLOOKING LAKE MOREY WITH GREAT VIEWS

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Cabin, 2 Bedroom(1 regular bedroom and a loft), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Mike Van Dyke or Nancy Reid

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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

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.

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
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5
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Private Log Cabin Overlooking Lake Morey with Great Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Private Log Cabin Overlooking Lake Morey with Great Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405861vb
802 728 2002
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Amanda,

Glad that you enjoyed your time in Fairlee. I'm thinking that watching hummingbirds must be quite an experience for a two year old::) Hope you can return someday again when visiting your alma mater!

Mike
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Private Log Cabin Overlooking Lake Morey with Great Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405861vb
802 728 2002
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
Springfield, Vermont
5

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY, WE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!

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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Nichole,
I was happy to be able to be the host for your very special event and am glad that the cabin fit the bill! Congratulations to your son and thanks to him for his service.

Mike
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Private Log Cabin Overlooking Lake Morey with Great Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405861vb
802 728 2002
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
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
Owner's Response: Well, Nick, any fan of The Boss is a friend of mine!

Glad you enjoyed it
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Private Log Cabin Overlooking Lake Morey with Great Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405861vb
802 728 2002
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Log Cabin Overlooking Lake Morey with Great Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405861vb
802 728 2002
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Courtney. Wish I could have done something about the weather but I'm not quite there yet:)
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Private Log Cabin Overlooking Lake Morey with Great Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405861vb
802 728 2002
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
5

EVERYTHING YOU'D WANT IN A LAKESIDE CABIN, AND MORE

Everything you'd want in a lakeside cabin, and more
  • 5 of 5
We came into town for our son's graduation from Dartmouth. Since there were a few of us, we decided to rent a home instead of a hotel room, which turned out to be an excellent decision! Working with Mike, the owner, ahead of time to coordinate the rental and receive information about the area, late arrival, etc. was so easy.

The home was absolutely perfect - easy to get to, clean and very close to Dartmouth (18 minutes drive). The view from the upper deck was absolutely breathtaking and it truly felt like we were "on vacation" which we didn't expect to feel during such an intense weekend. We were so pleased with this home and with Mike in particular; he ensured our stay was absolutely perfect and we felt so welcome! We would definitely come back to this wonderful cabin (great CD music options too) and recommend it highly to anybody travelling to this part of the country for any reason - thanks Mike!!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

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Fairlee Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2014 - Oct 13 2014
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$835
 
 
Fall
Oct 14 2014 - Nov 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$120
Fri,Sat
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
$100 non refundable deposit within 10 days of quote
Balance due upon arrival or may be pre-paid

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Mike Van Dyke
2095 Hebard Hill Road
Randolph, VT 05060
Tax Rate 9.0%
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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:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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 ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
Notes:
Visitors guide to local activities
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