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Karen or Abby Nicholson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cabin, 1 Bunk Bedroom (4 beds) + Loft Queen Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is a rustic, but clean and comfortable living in a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, private setting. Perfect for people looking to enjoy the peacefulness and adventure of camping - a natural setting with NO running water, NO electricity, NO TV, but also want the comfort of a well-equipped off-the-grid cabin.

Our family lived in this cabin for a few summers and then a full year while we built our house and it was fabulous. It's not for everyone but for people looking for a bit more of an adventure: sitting around the fire pit, exploring the woods, swimming, kayaking, snowshoeing, star-gazing, reading, playing a game, or just more privacy and solitude than hotels or camping can offer... this is for you. All that come, LOVE it (see reviews).

The cabin, though feeling remote, is only a few miles from hiking, bike trails, spas, pools, skiing, shopping, theaters, mountains, and everything Stowe has to offer.

Here are more details about this wonderful rustic living experience:

The 1st floor consists of: a main room with kitchen and table; an area for your things; a separate bathroom; and a separate 4 bunk bed room. Above there is a loft that is 1/2 the size of the first floor with a comfortable queen futon. (Renters bring their sleeping bags or sheets or we can provide them for an additional $20 per bed.)

There is a short hike from the parking area to the cabin. In the winter, road is not plowed all the way but path is packed and a sled provided. It is 2/10 of a mile.

It has two gas lights for light in the cabin, a cozy Vermont Castings gas stove for heat if needed, a two burner Coleman stove for cooking inside and a gas grill for deck cooking. We supply all the gas. We have all the pots and pans you need and other kitchen utensils. We will supply the first 5 gallons of water. The cabin is thoroughly cleaned and prepped for each renter. It's very comfortable.

For a toilet there is a composting toilet in the cabin in a separate room which is very comfortable (not odorous) or visit the custom, artist-built outhouse a short distance from the cabin. For showering there are several spas in town open to the public where you can get a day pass and use their facilities (ranging from $10 - 25pp including swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, work out facilities and clean showers). Many find this is a nice way to end the day before heading back to the cabin for dinner and relaxation.

It is comfortable and very charming. It is for those wishing a special cabin/wilderness experience in a beautiful, private setting yet with easy access to all that Stowe has to offer.

We have lived in Stowe for 26 years and are happy to give you any recommendations for things in Stowe that you are interested in doing.

For all who have rented it has exceeded their expectations.


We look forward to welcoming you to our little cabin paradise. Think of us when you want to get away from it all (yet have it all, close by, if needed). Karen

Keywords: Stowe Log Cabin, Log Cabin, Rustic, Remote, adventure, private, off the grid, outhouse

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen or Abby Nicholson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

About Karen or Abby Nicholson

Our family lived in the cabin for a year when we were building our current house. We have a small farm on our property, separate from the cabin area, where we raise two French Alpine goats for our milk/cheese, laying hens for our eggs, meat chickens and three alpacas. We have lived and loved Stowe's natural beauty and amenities since 1989.

Karen or Abby Nicholson purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Karen or Abby Nicholson chose Stowe Area

This Cabin is a perfect escape when we want to get away from it all or have a different experience. Renters love the comfortable yet rustic living in the cabin, the beauty of the setting (skies filled with stars, the pond, wildlife sounds and sounds of silence) and the feeling of getting away from it all but having all that Stowe has to offer if they wish to explore it.

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet, solitude, family togetherness, laughter, fun, connection to the land, peace...

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we inquired about staying for a long weekend in November the owner responded that she wanted to make sure we knew there was no foliage left and that the weather can be unpredictable this time of year. We appreciated her honesty so that we would not be disappointed. We rented anyway because we just wanted to get out of the city and relax. Our cabin stay would have been wonderful regardless of weather. It is clean and cozy and other than a trip to town and a hike on the one nice day, we mostly stayed at the cabin cooking meals, playing games, laughing, reading and enjoying one another's company. It was exactly what we needed and more. Thanks for sharing and for your honesty.
Nov 2014
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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 45 reviews

Comfortable cozy fun great get away.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is located in a great part of Vermont. This is a great location to go to get away from the big city. This gives you a chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors! If we ever go back to Vermont we will definitely be looking to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Peaceful, relaxing retreat with plenty to do

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin. It was just what we needed for a rustic weekend away. The cabin was spotless and just as pictured. We loved sitting up on the porch in the rocking chairs, taking the kayaks out for an early morning paddle and exploring the trails all around the pond. The location was perfect for exploring the town of Stowe too. Our 3 year old had a ball and is already talking about when we can return to the cabin. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Stacy - thanks for sharing your stay with us and our future guests. Your enjoyment is why we rent it. We like to share this special spot and the restorative benefits with others. We hope you and your family will return. The winter is also beautiful.
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Wonderful property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week-long stay here. The setting in the woods was great, the kids had tons of fun swimming and boating in the pond and exploring the woods, and the cabin itself was nice and large enough for our family of 4. Clean and well-maintained, and the owners were available to answer questions and assist with anything we needed very quickly. The location was also terrific; a few minutes from Stowe, a few more from Waterbury (ideal for craft beer fans like myself). The only surprise we had was that the cabin itself was quite dark on the inside, even during the day (a result of being nestled in the woods); not a real problem though - the gas lights worked well and there were plenty of candles. Overall a great place I'd recommend to anyone who thinks they can do without power/plumbing for a bit :)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad this family enjoyed all that the cabin, Stowe and surrounding areas have to offer. This is the first time I have heard a concern about it being a bit too dark in the cabin. I will check to make sure the gas lights are functioning properly and maybe we will also consider adding one more. We have cleared trees to improve the view of the pond but the tall trees around the cabin add to it feeling cozy in the forest. I'm not sure we want to take any of those down to get more light. We will think about it. Thank you for your feedback.
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Chelsea, MA

Great Cabin in beautiful Stowe!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in a great location. Its close to town yet far enough for privacy.

The cabin itself is very well maintained and beautiful. Its a short hike up to the cabin from the summer parking spot. The set up inside was well thought out and makes everything easy. Tho there is no water the owners supply some by the kitchen. We used it to clean. They also have a solar shower which we used to get clean. Lay it in the sun in the morning by the afternoon you have hot water. The compost toilet inside was great. Its ordorless and easy to use.

The entire property is great. They have trails for hiking, the pond with kayaks, a paddle board, and a fire pit with precut logs nearby. We enjoyed everything this property and Stowe had to offer. We even seen an owl several nights by the cabin.

We definitely recommend staying here.

We are already planning another trip to come here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cute little cabin located on an amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Our only regret staying at this cabin is not being able to stay longer. The cabin itself is really nice and very comfortable. The beds (futon/bunk) were very comfortable and we all loved the cut branches used to create the railings in the loft. The cabin is perched up on a ledge overlooking the pond. We loved waking up in the loft and having a view down to the pond right from bed. We never missed not having electricity or running water and although the composting toilet seemed fine we never used it opting instead for what is one of the nicest outhouses we’ve ever seen (I know that sounds odd, but trust me it’s great!). While showers were available in town we opted to use a portable sun shower which we hung from a tree next to the pond. Showers with a view!

As nice as the cabin is the real gem is the property it’s located on. In addition to the really picturesque pond there is a really nice grassy area with a fire pit and chairs for relaxing. We also enjoyed walking the many trails that were all very well maintained as well as taking the kayaks out for a paddle around the pond. It was very warm during our stay so we couldn’t resist taking a cooling dip in the pond after getting back from a mountain bike ride. Sitting by the pond sipping coffee listening to a choir of frogs and watching a family of geese cruise the pond was the highlight of both mornings we were there. All-in-all it was a wonderful experience and we hope to return someday in the future so we can spend more time exploring all this wonderful property has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great weekend away from the city

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property was very cozy and relaxing. Well-kept trails around the pond were fun to hike. Property owners were very easy to communicate with, and made sure we had everything we needed when we arrived. We thought the only thing the place was lacking was a dog to play with. Going without electricity and running water for a weekend was not nearly as big a deal as we thought it might be. We can't wait to go back during warmer weather to swim in the pond!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ten Acres Bistro
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Burlington Ferry to NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Stowe Country Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza Joint & Schoolhouse Country Store
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Stowe Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Waterbury Reservior
Car: necessary


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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 10.0%

The minimum rate is $125. Additional charges for 3+ people. These rates include cleaning but not taxes.

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Stowe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clean, non-odorous composting toilet. No shower or running water. Outhouse can be used if preferred.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen futon w/ down topper in a loft accessible by ladder.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , Room on main floor w/ door closing it off from living space
  • Queen size Beds (1) Futon in the loft area. Twin bunk beds (4) in the closed off room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No electricity (yes, gas lights), no running water (yes, water jugs & sink / composting toilet). No frills wilderness cabin experience located on private pond, surrounded by woodlands but close to everything Stowe has to offer.

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