|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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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.
I imagine the hostess as the grandmother character out of a fairy tale who has opened her cabin set in the woods to give her guests a true experience of cozy comfort & delight. My family had an amazingly perfect winter time (5 night) stay. We were utterly comfortable. The house is well heated & insulated so no cold drafts! During the day our college age kids skied at Stowe, a 25 min drive without ski vacation traffic but plan 1hr in Xmas ski season. The nearest well stocked super market is 5-6 miles away. We spent many an hour sitting in the tv free living room reading in front of a lovely fire in the impressive stone fire place or indulging in a large and deep wooden hot tub outside with the snow falling down on us. The layout of the house is fabulous as it offered ample space to hang as a family be it in the living room, or at the large sized dining table, or while making food in the very well stocked kitchen. When we wanted to be more separate from one another that worked too. For example our kids would often retreat to the fabulous rec room downstairs to play pool, ping-pong, or to watch a movie on the tv there. The bedrooms are removed and quiet. There is also a tv in the ground floor master bedroom with its own full bath. As someone who likes to walk I headed out the front door for several magical strolls on the property and down some of the classic Vermont dirt roads surrounding the home. While another guest review complained that the beds were too soft, I actually sensed the host intentionally put extra memory foam and stacks of comforters on the beds to really go all out in making her guests feel like Goldie Locks when she finally discovered the softest bed and fell deeply asleep. The internet was very slow but given we were there to "get away from it all" this was not an issue for our family. Because of the many knickknacks throughout the house this is probably not the best home to have toddlers in or if your aesthetic is modern minimal. The house is very clean, and well organized with plenty of blankets, towels, and clean bathrobes near the hot tub. It snowed heavily during our stay but the driveway and surrounding roads were timely plowed allowing us safe travel. There is a caretaker who was responsive and helpful when I called with a few simple questions. The host also is very responsive. We highly recommend staying here!
My family and I just spent the most magical week at Holly Cabin (Finistere). It is perfectly named as it truly feels to be where the world ends and calm and relaxation begin. As we sat in the hot tub under the stars and just talked and laughed for hours on end, I realized all I had been missing with my crazy schedule. The home is obviously loved and each piece in it seems to want to tell you its story... The beds are so comfortable, they feel like a hug. The appliances are all new, the water so pristine and Mother Nature was in her splendid glory everywhere. I can't wait to go back in the winter and in the summer to see how this slice of heaven transforms with the seasons. Thank you Holly for creating such a special place where my family and I can find amongst ourselves that which matters most, each other.
Sometimes it is hard to put into words how wonderful a vacation can be and now would be one of those times. We pulled into the driveway expecting what we saw in the pictures. A lovely log home in the woods...
As we came around the driveway, we realized we were someplace very special. Within seconds of exiting our car, ducks greeted us like they had been waiting for us all day! Before even venturing into the house we walked around the property and decided we had lucked out beyond belief. Between the pond, the ducks, the bear carving, the inviting hot tub and the lounge chairs set up on the lawn, we were in heaven.
Then the shouting from those that went inside began. GET IN HERE! YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO BELIEVE THIS HOUSE. And that was an understatement...
We read every review before booking this property. Some times you just don't know and it is a risk. NOT AT HOLLY CABIN.
To the people who did not appreciate the Vermont experience with this property, I truly pity you. You missed it. Perfection and upkeep are not what it is about. Warmth, heart and memories in the woods surrounded by clean air and beauty are.
We will book again and again. Thank you Holly for adding to our cherished memories with your outstanding property.
Holly is easy to communicate with and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay. The property is so sweet and pretty with a pond and porches. Inside is cluttered, although many of the collectibles were interesting. Mattresses are all super soft -- so soft that my husband had to sleep on the floor. Wifi is weak. The cabin is convenient to many great trailheads and to the town of Stowe. We would return to the area but would not rent this property again.
This is my second time staying at this cabin and a simply cannot express enough how beautiful it is! This property has all the feel of a home. I've rented houses before and from the moment I entered they felt sterile and felt like a rental property but Finistere feels like a true and truly magnificent home. The outside grounds has one beautiful path and sitting area after another. The pond is exquisite and I spent an whole hour lounging on a raft and floating with the ducks. There are different and beautiful flowers and plants in bloom ranging from the specifically placed and manicured to beautiful wild flowers growing around the pond and on the wood's edge. Awesome, beautiful and so comfortable!! I wish I had stayed longer!
Other Activities: Many cultural activities all year long
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
My security deposit is usually 300.00, not 1,000, as stated by Home Away.