3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 7-8, Walk Everywhere
About Karen Akins
The property owners are Karen and Dan Akins, who live on the compound behind the original farmhouse in the renovated barn. They moved to Vermont in 2002 from Austin, Texas via London, England to raise their kids in a wholesome, small town environment that offered winter sports. Both are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, tennis, and hockey. They are now empty nesters and devote much of their time to hiking with their 10 year-old goldendoodle, Sunny. Dan is from St. Paul, Minnesota and Karen is from Oklahoma and Texas. They met while studying at the London School of Economics. They lived and worked in Washington, DC then Austin, Texas until they moved their family to London. They have two children, one a psychologist and the other an aspiring hockey player.
Karen Akins purchased this House in 2001
Why Karen Akins chose Stowe
Being in Stowe village is great because you have easy access to nature along the recreation path but you can also walk to all the village amenities. Maple Street is one of the few areas of Stowe with a real neighborhood feel. In the winter, you can also access the snowmobile path right out the back door!
What makes this House unique
The Maple Street Dairy is located alongside other well-maintained historic residences in Stowe, within walking distance of all of the amenities of Stowe village. This is a perfect location for skiers and non-skiers alike, so that some in the group can take the ski shuttle to the mountain in the morning, while others have use of the car. Or if some drive up, the others are not stuck at a remote location, but can walk into the village to shop or eat.
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Just what we were looking for!
Wonderful place to stay
This home is in a great location. Close to all the shops, trails and restaurants that Stowe has to offer. Easy walking to almost everything. There was a very minor mix up with keys but Karen fixed it immediately. And it gave her a chance to fill us in with the weekend events happening in Stowe. A win win! We are already planning our next girls weekend back.
Charming little farmhouse in fantastic location
We had a great stay; went up as 2 young families and had plenty of space and amenities in a charming antique farmhouse so close to the town center, shopping and bike path.
Comfortable stay in a quaint Vermont town.
Antique home with modern appliances and conveniences. Right in Stowe village walking distance to local businesses and restaurants. Reasonable drive to 3 ski areas. Good for families or small groups.
Charming home, A+ location
Cozy and well appointed and so close to downtown Stowe. Perfect for our family and dog. Sounds from the road were manageable too.
Modern and historic. Great place.
They had the place in great shape. Easy trip to the mountain, easy proximity to town. Would definitely stay again!
Ski and snowboard on Mt. Mansfield Cross at Stowe Mountain Resort. Cross country skiing nearby at Trapp Family Lodge. Walk to Stowe's main street, with great shopping, world class restaurants. Grocery store, sledding hill, ice skating rink, movie theaters, Stowe Recreation Path.
Ski: Stowe Mountain Resort is just up Mountain Road, about15 minutes by car. There is also a ski shuttle that leaves from one block away if you don't want to drive.