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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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, the road is not plowed all the way but a 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

More Details

Karen or Eric Nicholson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Karen or Eric 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 Eric Nicholson purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Karen or Eric 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 Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stowe Log Cabin Adventure!
average rating of 4.925 based on 51 reviews

Good stay.

  • 3 of 5

Cabin worked out great for what we used it for.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Karen and Eric provide a wonderful place to stay. We showed up and there was a little mix up (completely our fault) in that we hadn't realized we'd be walking up to cabin. Karen was kind and quick to reply and explained there was a sled to bring up our stuff. It was honestly such a great time. They take very good care of the cabin. It has a certain charm to it- warm, cozy, and off the grid. I definitely would recommend renting this cabin from the Nicholsons!! Overall a very pleasant experience! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place if you're looking for a rustic, off the grid getaway. The location is beautiful, and the place is very cozy. Super close to all the shops and restaurants in Stowe, but when you're at the cabin you feel like you're miles away from anything. Only thing we weren't expecting is how dark the cabin is on the inside, even in the day (we had to light candles even in the middle of the day). This is mostly because the cabin is surrounded by thick pine trees, but make sure to pack a lantern or extra candles. Overall highly recommended! Karen the owner even gave us a jump start when our battery went dead!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cottage 12/24 and 12/25. Great cabin, great location, great trails in the woods and around the pond, and nice and toasty. Close to downtown and other amenities Stowe has to offer. Owners were attentive to any questions, etc. Would be an awesome summer vacation spot as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

So deep in to the nature but still close to town, i went there it was 25-35 F cabin was warm and cosy, very close to snowboarding skiing , best sleep ever great getaway ! We will be back forsure

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and 2 dogs were lucky to arrive when the leaves were close to peak and the weather was sunny and close to 80 F and also a day before it was scheduled to be rainy and windy.

A dirt path led to a clearing near the pond where we parked. Benches can be seen near the pond. To the right there was a dirt road leading up to the cabin overlooking the pond. We initially opted to walking up the shorter steeper route consisting of stone steps and rails made of branches. While unpacking the car with our hands full we chose the longer, less steep, dirt road to go back and forth.

While unpacking we had the opportunity to meet Jeff ,Karen's husband when he came to check on the cabin. With no other renters they were kind enough to allow us to check-in and check-out whenever we liked. Coming from NY it was nice to listen to the quiet. The gas lights were nice but utilized candles more when we were awake because being a warm day the gas lights gave off a lot of heat. There were a lot of hiking trails to avail of but unfortunately we didn't have time to explore as much as we would've liked. The cabin and area is as described.

We only stayed 2 nights so we were able to get by with cleaning ourselves with body and facial wipes. Remember, there aren't any showers, but Karen provided some sources in town to wash if needed.

For a sit down breakfast that is close by I would really recommend the Green Goddess Cafe. As a suggestion be there before 9:45am and be sure to place your order first, then sit down and wait for your order to be called. Lines form very quickly because anyone who enters has to stand on line to place their order. While we were eating the line peaked at 15 people.

The one thing that was a little unnerving is what I'll refer to as the strange dog, this is before I knew who's dog it was. I wake up one morning, with daylight approaching, I hear a dog in the distance barking. It's not to bad from a distance but it's barking is getting louder and louder but I don't see anything when I look out the window of the cabin. I go about doing my morning routine. Take the dogs out then walk down the path to the car where I feed them. After I fed them I turn and finally see the barking dog around 2 car lengths away barking at us. I didn't know whose dog it was at the time or whether it was friendly or not so I put my 2 dogs in the car. After a few minutes it stopped barking and just walked away.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Stowe Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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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