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The Private Fairytale Cabin of Your Dreams in Stowe! Featured in VRTravel!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, fireplaces, outdoor hot tub, billiard table, sleeps 6

If you were to visualize a perfect getaway in the mountains, you have just realized your dreams with Holly Cabin. Privately tucked away in the mountains surrounding the world renown town of Stowe, Vermont...ski capital of the East. LIFE Magazine put Stowe on its list of 100 places to visit during your life. Though Holly Cabin is situated on more than 10 acres, with a trout stream and swimming pond, and crystal clear water, it is only minutes from Stowe Village. This property is as perfect as Vermont is beautiful.

This location is a child's fantasy come to life. Feeding the pet ducks, feeding the trout, fishing, tubing, swimming, boating and running barefoot on a large manicured lawn...all in complete privacy.

For adults, here is a place to relax and renew your spirit.

For families, a place to totally enjoy being together.

*** Please see the owners website link for more photos & cabin information at hollycabin on Google.

More Details

Owner
Holly Arnell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We love this house so much".
Nov 2016
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Amenities

Elmore Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs
  • One bedroom is on the main floor. Two bedrooms are on the second floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Two porches; 1 with swing and furniture, 1 with sofa and chairs plus a large picnic table. Large lawn and swimming pond with crystal clear water and trout. Porches are perfect for reading, relaxing and snoozing. Washing machine and dryer are downstairs.

Reviews

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The Private Fairytale Cabin of Your Dreams in Stowe! Featured in VRTravel!
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The Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family has been vacationing in the Pocono Mountains for years and wanted to experience Vermont for a change. We searched and immediately were drawn to Holly’s Cabin. The whole process was communicated with Holly via email. Our goal was to get into the cold with superior ski/snow conditions and that’s what we got. As we approached the house, we were amazed at how beautiful the surrounding area was once we passed through the village of Stowe. Our arrival was amazing; the house is visible from the road and is nestled behind large evergreen trees covered with snow. It was truly a great experience pulling up to the house for the first time. Snow covered the house and icicles hung off the front porch. Lights were on and the house was cozy warm inside. Once inside, we were completely amazed at how well maintained the house was. The fireplace was perfect for keeping warm and cozy. The next day, we ventured out onto the property. This is where we witnessed some of the most spectacular nature views I’ve ever experienced. The house was well equipped with sheets, towels and cooking essentials. The house has a very unique outside hot tub that completely took away the pains created during a challenging day at Stowe Mountain Ski Resort. At night the temperatures dropped down to -16 but the house was warm inside lead by the most efficiently working Fireplace I’ve ever experienced. We were sad to leave such a beautiful place after our 4 day stay but will be back again in the future. The entire stay, I didn’t think of work and didn’t use my cell, which I realize on my drive home. We found our perfect Stowe log cabin in the woods and would recommend it to anybody who wants to get away with family.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a good stay

  • 3 of 5

We only stayed a short three nights. It was a

quick getaway.

Pros:

Effective communication with the owner. She called me the first night to check in and let me

know that I should call her if anything arose.

We LOVED the outdoor hot tub and after a snowfall, it was magical! The slippers and robes provided were a nice touch although there was no place to hang them outside to avoid getting them snowy or wet.

The pool table and game selection was nice when we just wanted to chill out and relax inside.

Also the fireplace and ample wood was spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting quietly listening to music and watching the fire.

Setting was quiet and remote yet just a few minutes to town or grocery.

There were ample towels and kitchenware to make our stay pleasant.

The house was clean upon arrival.

Cons:

As much as I dislike writing this, we found some things could have been better addressed.

Lighting- the lack of lighting especially in the kitchen made prep work extremely difficult especially at night.

Shower had terrible spray and it seemed as if some of the plumbing fixtures needed to be upgraded.

Too much clutter. Although t is not our home and clearly the owners choice, as a vacation rental, we felt that there were just to many stuffed animals on the furniture and pieces of decor on tables. It made navigation and placing personal items difficult.

A tea kettle would have been lovely.

This is subjective- but the mattress in the main floor guest room which had an egg crate topper created a "hole" which to roll in at the middle of the bed. It also caused both of our backs to be sore. But we have been used to tempurpedic in our home so it's possible we just weren't used to the softness.

Overall:

Since it was a short trip calling the owner or manager to rectify any issues we had seemed too wasteful of our precious vacation time so we just made the best of it. Overall we were pleased with our stay and found the amenities quite nice, however we felt that the price we paid did not justify the stay. This house overal needs some thoughtful updating for todays standards, especially at the price paid.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, I’m glad you had a “good stay.” It is difficult to know exactly how to respond to a guest when issues are confusing. Should I ignore or address them? So, I’ll do my best to answer your review for the benefit of others who are considering visiting our home. It is very important to me to have my guests enjoy themselves and I prepare for every visit dedicating at least 16 hours to preparation. Our home was selected from hundreds of others, by a prominent travel magazine, for a feature article on “the New England vacation you dream of” where “there are enough surprises to keep you engaged and contained for weeks.” I will be happy to forward this article to anyone who would like to read it. The kitchen has 5 lighting fixtures. Some of them are on dimmers and maybe this guest didn’t realize this. Nobody has ever mentioned a lack of lighting at the house. The house has many antiques and items that distinguish it from others. The pictures on the web site show the character of the house and most people tell me that it is actually better in reality. We do not have “egg crate” toppers but memory foam on every bed which should support people nicely. Mattresses are very subjective but we try to have our beds and bedding suited for maximum comfort. We do supply robes, foot wear and towels for hot tub use. As the hot tub is outside, I don’t know exactly how we could protect towels from the climate but 5’ away from the hot tub, through the sliding door, are accommodations for hanging towels, clothes, etc.. All our appliances are new and modern. The nature of our home is not stark and rental-like. It is designed to be warm, cozy, interesting and elegant as well. A log home should represent true Americana, yes?
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5

Amazing place to unwind and relax in a serene, natural setting

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an enchanting stay at the cabin. What a gorgeous place! Easy access to Stowe and complete with its own crystal clear stream,pond and rejuvenating hot tub. The cabin is cozy and well stocked with books, games and even a pool table. We did not turn on the television once! The great room is huge and though it was summer time, we could imagine a roaring fire and just lounging on the comfy sofas. If you want or need a home away from home, where time seems to stand still and waits for you to mosey on out to the back deck to feed the ducks or take a nap on a lounge chair this home is for you! Great base for hiking trips - close to all of the waterfalls, Stowe restaurants and of course, the Ben & Jerrys factory. We loved that Holly checked in with us to see if we needed anything, though she provided everything - from hot tub robes to toilet paper! She wasn't kidding when she said all we needed was our clothes for the week! Thank you Holly for sharing your special slice of heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for such a nice review! I think I have to assure those who read this review that you aren't a travel writer...you expressed yourself with such clarity and insightfulness...many thanks. Hope we have the opportunity to have you back as a guest sooner rather than later. Warm regards to you and your family.
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5

The cabin and property were absolutely amazing! So private and beautiful. We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a Vermont vacation that you'll never forget! Spacious beautifully decorated home with complete privacy amidst incredible natural scenery! The owner, Holly, is amazing and very accommodating! We had everything we needed and more. It also comes with a family of ducks! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chuck and Penny!
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5

Perfect relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Holly's Cottage is exactly as it is described, it is truly a place to get away from it all. The cottage itself is beautiful and has everything you need to feel like you are still at home but with the surroundings that you go to Vermont for. The cottage is set back from the road and you have complete privacy and seclusion once you are in the back yard.

The garden and pond are perfect for outdoor games and you can spend hours outdoors reading a book or just relaxing without seeing or hearing the outside world. It is also close enough to Stowe to eat out easily or stock up on provisions, so you get the best of both worlds. Holly was a pleasure to deal with and extremely thoughtful and attentive throughout our stay - thank you Holly.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just WOW!

  • 5 of 5

Some reviewers used words like 'fairy tale' and 'magical', and I couldn't agree more! You can sense that the house, both inside and all its surroundings, are very special to the owner and are meticulously taken care of. It simply a great place. We had a great time with our grandparents and young children. Holly provided a pack & play and a high chair for the toddler, and the kids loved exploring the ducks, bears and other animals throughout the house. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hugo for your terrific review! We hope to see you back again before too long.
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Burlington
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Montperier
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Route 89
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Elmore
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Many cultural activities all year long

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $300

My security deposit is usually 300.00, not 1,000, as stated by Home Away.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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