My dog and I stayed at this wonderful property from Dec. 26, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017. It was everything it was promised to be and more! Liz is one of the most gracious and warm hosts I have ever met! Arriving later in the day on a very cold, December evening, Liz had the fire all ready to go in the beautiful fireplace in the living room. A warm loaf of bread, Brie, and wine greeted me on the dining room table. Treats and fresh water greeted the pup. The house was pristine - just spotless - yet, cozy and welcoming. It truly is located only 5 minutes from the village of Stowe; yet, it is quiet and private. Located very close to a private trail, my dog and I enjoyed daily hikes where the pup could run and play off-leash. While I enjoyed cooking on the gas stove, I did venture out into the village. I particularly enjoyed dining at The Whip in Stowe - great food and service - highly recommend. I shopped at Mac's Market as you go into the village - great little market with local beer and food selections. Without question, I will return to this wonderful spot and this wonderful host. I highly recommend this house if you are seeking a cozy, quiet, dog-friendly retreat with mountain views and an impeccable host!