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Terrific Getaway VT House - Pet Friendly & Privacy. Hike, bike, kayak nearby!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

2 restful bedrooms, 4 beds plus firm double futon, sleeps 5-6 people comfortably

A gem of a house for relaxation and inspiration. A no-rush breakfast on the front porch, watching the world go by. Stars and S'mores by the campfire at night. Let the babbling brook nearby lull you to sleep. Swimming, hiking, kayaking and biking nearby. Great for a family vacation or with your ski/riding buddies. On Route 100, in West Wardsboro village, just 4 quick miles (10 min) to Mount Snow and 10 easy miles (15 min) to Stratton's Sunbowl via Stratton-Arlington Rd. Main roads to both ski resorts are paved and well maintained, Only 5 miles to Stratton Recreation area (ice skating and sledding/tubing hill), Stratton Pond hiking trails and Grout Pond for swimming, fishing or kayaking. Charming VT-style cabin with safe, easy parking. Well-equipped kitchen. Free Wi-Fi. Newest feature - gas log fireplace. Very close to West Wardsboro Market and Stratton-Arlington Rd. Last-minute renters are welcomed. Pet dog considered. Contact me for midweek or off-season rates. Pay securely - call/text me directly before sending payment.

Other attractions: Catamount XC trails and VT Vast snowmobile trails nearby. Easy drive to Bromley Mountain Park/Zipline and Manchester outlet shopping. Premier golf courses (Mount Snow, Stratton and Haystack) nearby. Also Sitzmark 9 hole golf course. Grout Pond, Pike's Falls, Townshend Dam and Jamaica State Park for swimming/fishing are nearby. Quick drive to Mountain View Cinemas in Dover, VT. and excellent restaurants (family to fine dining with recommendations available). Antiquing, art galleries, HuskyWorks dogsledding, maple sugaring at Newell Hill Farm and delicious breakfast & homemade pies at Bittersweet Memories Cafe in Wardsboro are all very close by. Also Townshend Auction Barn (Saturdays) on Rt 30.

extra info: House has comfortable propane heat, gas log fireplace, gas stove and water heater. Smoke/CO2 and CO detectors throughout house for safety.

Coming Soon - new cell tower nearby for improved cell phone reception.

More Details

Joe and Lori Rapuano
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Joe and Lori Rapuano

Vermonter's at heart! It always feels great to be at our relaxing cabin in Vermont.

Why Joe and Lori Rapuano chose Mount Snow Area

Very convenient to get to Mount Snow and Stratton's Sunbowl lodge. Also near Stratton hiking/biking trails and Grout Pond. Charming VT style cabin is fully furnished and equipped, very clean and well-maintained.

What makes this house unique

Peace & quiet away from the ski lodge crowds yet only minutes away from restaurants and other attractions. Soothing babbling brook nearby and hiking/snowshoeing along logging trails in the woods behind my house.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Terrific Getaway VT House - Pet Friendly & Privacy. Hike, bike, kayak nearby!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
Coopersburg, PA

This place is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

I decided last minute to take a quick trip to VT for some skiing with my kids. I wanted reasonably priced accommodations and was lucky enough to find Joe's cabin in the listings. We were skiing at Mt Snow and the cabin is about 10 mins away. The cabin was just as described in the listing and as noted by others in reviews. It was perfect for our needs. I could tell that the owners try very hard to make sure their guests are taken care of. Joe was very quick to respond to a small issue that arose and he got it taken care of promptly. I would recommend this cabin to anyone and we will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Garret for the great review. You're are welcomed to come back anytime! Joe Rapuano
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Great warm and cozy house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful ski vacation in Vermont and would recommend this house to any family looking to ski either Mt Snow or Stratton. We skied Stratton this year and it was one of the coldest weekend's on record. Joe's house was warm and cozy the entire time with plenty of room four our family to move around. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, quaint, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to many outdoor activities! Easy drive to the Vermont Country Store. We explored during the day, play many family games at night by the fire place. Can't wait to visit again in the summer to do some hiking!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic relaxing weekend getaway cabin

  • 5 of 5

We spent a summer weekend at this cozy, well-kept, fully furnished little cabin and enjoyed every minute! The cabin comes complete with a nearby babbling brook and wandering neighborhood chickens. The cabin was very clean and extremely comfortable. Overall it was very relaxing place to stay with lots of charm, and situated right in the Green Mountains just a stone's throw from Mt. Snow. We wandered into the nearby villages and grabbed a bite which was fun and delicious. I would highly recommend this property to anyone interested!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, relaxing, beautiful mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic little cabin in the heart of the Green Mountains just a stone's throw from Mt. Snow. The cabin is very well-kept, clean, and fully equipped for vacation activities. The owners are very responsive and attentive. There is a babbling brook just across the road and the neighbor's chickens were an added treat. We highly recommend this property! You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to getaway from it all

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful 5 day stay at Joe and Lori's cabin in West Wardsboro. We brought our 3 kids and our 2 dogs and there was plenty of room for everyone.

The cabin has a lot of character and we could tell that Joe, Lori and their kids put a lot of work into it to make it inviting and homelike. It is clean, well-kept and has all the comforts of home :)

Joe came by before we arrived to make sure everything was okay at the house and brought some fans because the weather was going to be warm.

We enjoyed going to Stratton Mt. and Mt. Snow to do some hiking, Grout Pond to go swimming and visit the flea market in Wilmington.

We definitely recommend their cabin to anyone who wants to get away, yet have all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I was glad to meet and get to know your family a little bit. I hope that we stay in touch in the future.
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Sticky Fingers Bakery
Roadhouse Restaurant
Car: recommended

Hugging the Dover Brook between Mount Snow and Stratton near the Stratton-Arlington Road. Close to Vermont VAST snowmobile trails and HuskyWorks dogsled rides. Near Grout Pond (swimming, fishing and kayaking) and the Stratton Trail (hiking and nature discovery). Reasonable distance to larger Somerset and Harriman Reservoirs. On scenic Rt 100 (motorcycle and bicycle heaven!) in the village of West Wardsboro, VT. Spectacular views of the Milky Way and meteor showers at night.

Other Activities: snowshoeing, Catamount XC trail system, dogsled rides, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, kayaking, and hiking.

Golf: Challenging Mount Snow, Haystack and Stratton golf courses are all nearby.

Ski: Incredible skiing & snowboarding terrain at both Mt. Snow (4 quick miles from my ski house) and Stratton (10 easy miles from my ski house). Big Bromley and Magic Mountain are 35 minutes away. Okemo is 45 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

$150/weekend night summer rate. $250 weekend night winter rate. Two night minimum stay. Add $50 per night for winter holiday weekends (3 night minimum), weekdays, school vacation periods (except specifically stated holiday price). Rates may change for special circumstances like extra snowplowing and excess utility charges. Damage fee (varies) and cleaning fee ($75) deducted from security deposit if necessary). Check-in 3 pm, Check-out 12 noon. Winter seasonal monthly rate is $1,800 per month plus utilities and rental tax or $2,500 per month with utilities and tax included (December through April). Seasonal rental to be paid up-front plus $2,000 security.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel less than 15 days prior to your start date, prepaid amounts will be retained unless my house is re-rented for the same amount and time period. If the re-rental is for a lesser amount, then that amount will be refunded to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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West Wardsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , updated fixtures
  • Terrific water pressure and plenty of hot water for showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Excellent mattresses and pillows. Firm double-size futon as well. Warm bed comforters (plus several electric mattress pads and blankets) provided. Bedrooms have bureaus and closets. Linens and 2 sets of towels provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Plenty of safe, convenient parking space. 2WD vehicle is fine on driveway. Great views of Milky Way, constellations and shooting stars at night. Outside activities include horseshoe set and a campfire pit. Picnic table and chairs on front porch. Free WiFi access available at the house. Coming Soon - cell phone tower nearby.

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