This Cabin Exceeded our Expectations—BY FAR
Submitted: October 2, 2011
Stayed: September 2011
We were looking for a quiet, private hideaway where we could do some writing, hiking, snoozing in the sun, and laid-back relaxing. This charming cabin (and YES it is charming) turned out to be perfect—once you turn in the long drive you immediately lose sight of the closest neighbor’s house. When, after two hundred feet of driveway, you arrive at the cabin you’re surrounded by ten acres of open lawn, towering forest, sensational sunset views to the west, and a mountain brook down in the woods that babbles pleasantly day and night. The home and its surroundings easily rate 5 Gold Stars—and if our standard poodle could write a review he'd give it 6 Golden Woofs. The VRBO photos show the cabin just as it is and we found it to be comfortable, well-furnished and nicely equipped. It is clean and cozy as advertised. When relaxing in the living room we loved making wood fires in the Franklin-stove fireplace; it warms the room within ten minutes and gives off a satisfying glow (plenty of dry split wood is provided.) Before renting, I had questions about the cabin and some attractions in the Warren/Waitsfield/Sugarbush area so called the owner—she was immediately responsive and helpful, and followed up with emails.
BTW, if you rent here be sure to have a dinner at American Flatbread in Waitsfield. I've probably had a thousand miles of pizza in my life but the flatbread pies they bake in their huge dome-shaped wood-fired oven is THE BEST pizza I've ever had. No contest. During our week we prepared our dinners at the cabin every night except two—and on both of those evenings we went to American Flatbread. Don't miss it—you'll thank us. And the cabin itself? We highly recommend FEENEY HOLLOW (<< the home's name) and fully expect to return. Our Einstein-bright poodle, Max, was clearly upset when we were packing up to leave. He's INSISTING we go back to Feeney Hollow—soon. BTW, in our Manhattan apartment Max rules the roost and calls the shots. So that settles it—we'll be back.
John & Dru-Ann
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