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Roy Wilkins

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Log Cabin on the Williams River in Chester, ~VT~

13 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Den +sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8- 10)

The perfect Vermont location. This waterfront log cabin sits directly above the Williams River with spectacular river and mountain views west and south. Sit on the deck or in the new sunroom and listen to the rapids rushing below. Go fishing for brook trout on the Williams River directly on the property. The property has one of the few swimming holes on the Williams River. The cabin has all the charm you would expect with the addition of Wi Fi for your computer, three satellite HDTV’s, a dvr, satellite radio, dvd and a cd player. It has a fully appointed kitchen, a wood pellet stove and a steam shower. The cabin now has a new sunroom with a HD TV. The cabin has a large fit pit for evenings sitting by the fire looking at the illuminated rapids rushing below. This home is located in Chester - minutes from local shopping, conveniences and fine dining., 15 miles away is the Okemo Resort Tater hill golf course, loads of great local activities for the whole family.. 8 miles from I-91. This 4 season vacation home will allow you and your guests a wonderful Log Cabin experience.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Roy Wilkins (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Roy Wilkins

We grew up on the New Jersey shore and settled there. We love Vermont and we enjoyed all the ski areas in southern Vermont. We finally built a true log cabin in southern Vermont.

Roy Wilkins purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Roy Wilkins chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

We built a log cabin in 1995. The location is outstanding. It is secluded but close to the town of Chester and near the major town of Springfield. Is on a historic dirt road that has been in place for over 200 years. Green Mountain Tpk. The road has a historic covered bridge that goes over the Williams river. Outstanding hiking, biking and river activities. Chester is centrally located to it all! The Weston Playhouse, Vermont's oldest professional theater company in Vermont hosts live performances, plays and musicals and is only minutes away! The nearby town of Bellows Falls hosts many of Southern Vermont's summer events .

Love sports?

There is boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming on the Connecticut River. Enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and golfing all available in the Okemo Valley area! Unique summer sports and activities include horseback riding in Woodstock, Orvis fly fishing in Manchester and hot air ballooning in Quechee. During winter months you'll find downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin sits facing south on a bluff overlooking the Williams river with rapids directly below the house. A lower deck sits on top of the rapids with a view of the mountains and sunsets.

The river is excellent for fishing for brook trout and has a five foot swimming hole at the end of the property. The lower,upper decks and new sunroom are excellent places to watch the sunset with a beverage and listen to the sounds of the rapids.

Love to explore?

The historic towns of Woodstock, Grafton, Walpole, Weston, Brattleboro and Manchester are just a few of the most beautiful and scenic places that are just a short drive away.

Love to shop?

The famous Vermont Country Store is just 4 miles away! The town of Manchester with all of its incredible outlets such as the Gap, Bose, Anichini, Crabtree & Evelyn, J. Crew and Polo just to name a few is 30 minutes away.

Love to Antique?

The Stone House Antique Center with over 80 dealers is great for fun antiquing is just down the street! There are all kinds of auctions, antique shows and fun eclectic flea markets to be found almost every weekend in Southern Vermont. The Brimfield Antique Show, put on three times a year, is one of the largest antique shows in the U.S

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

Waterfront Log Cabin on the Williams River in Chester, ~VT~
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

CLEAN,ETREMELY WELL KEPT. QUIET, VERY RESTFUL

  • 5 of 5

GREAT CABIN. CDRTAINLY LIVED UP TO ITS DESCRIPTION AND MORE. GRANDS CAME FOR FEW DAYS AND LOVE THE SWIMMING HOLE. COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER PLACE TO STAY. WANTED SOMETHING PEACEFUL AND RELAXING, CERTAINLY GOT IT. LOVED THE LOWER DECK NEAR THE RIVER. SPENT MANY HOURS THERE READING OR JUST RELAXING. DIDN'T GO TO MANY PLACES BECAUSE WE JUST WANTED TO RELAX. AND DID. A TRULY UNIQUE CABIN AND A GREAT VACATION. HOPE TO GO BACK NEXT YEAR. LOVED IT

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Feel in love with this place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay... House was cozy and inviting.Love every little detail of the house, paintings on the wall,upstairs bed frame,the swings, well I could go on and on. The dog loved the river and there was a deer who show up one morning to say hello. Was a perfect palce and location.So close to everything but you felt like you where miles from anything...

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Methuen, MA/USA
5

Absolutely wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this cabin for 2 weeks, and it was absolute heaven!!

The house itself had everything you could ever need or want. (well stocked kitchen, etc...) and is very nicely decorated.

We spent the majority of our stay outdoors and down by the river. When the water level is not high, there's a little beach down on the left. Follow the path in the back of the yard behind the firepit. I was expecting the water to be ice cold but it was absolutely gorgeous.

Any questions we had for the owner were promptly responded to.

We were so impressed with this place that we've already booked another 2 weeks for next year.

I would recommend this cabin highly!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Cabin right on the River

  • 5 of 5

We had the best stay at this wonderful cabin. It is without a doubt the best equipped place I have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in so many holiday homes around the world.

It is so homely and cosy, and the owners clearly love the place and it has so many of their personal touches. The space outside is just as amazing as the cabin itself. A massive area to play, sit and watch the river and even the beach down by the rocks, it really did have it all.

We didn't venture out much as we just loved being there, we did visit Ludlow and Woodstock and obviously the little town of Chester just down the road. Recommend the great Country Girl Diner in Chester, a real authentic experience (especially for us Brits).

You could not fail to fall in love with the whole experience of staying in this cabin, the whole family loved it, and for 4 people we had so much space.

Thanks for an absolutely wonderful stay :))

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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New York
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this cabin and we did not want to leave. The river was so nice, not cold at all, we paddled around for hours. Bring your tire tubes. We would love to come back for another week. We have stayed in a lot of cabins over the years and this is the only one we would spend another weeks vacation at. Nice restaurants, short drive to Manchester. Well equipped with anything you need. Tons of utensils, hair dryer, washer dryer, basement TV room with tons of sleeping space, great deck and patio.Great fire pit, we spent 3 nights by the fire.Thank you so much for sharing your paradise with us. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful retreat in scenic Vermont

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented this fabulous cabin for a week in June. We loved our stay! The house has everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable vacation. It is creatively decorated and features a lot of nice personal touches throughout. Although there were only 2 of us, the house has enough beds to accomodate several people.

Outside, there's a nice deck with a large grill, and several chairs and a porch swing. Further across the yard is a fire which was nice to hang out by and make S'Mores at night. There is also a set of stairs on the edge of the property that descends down to a beautiful running river. You can fly fish for trout in the river, and there is calm area where you can swim, as well. The location (Chester, VT) is about 10 miles from Springfield. It serves as an excellent base for day trips to Manchester, Woodstock, Burlington, etc.

Locally, we enjoyed a nice dinner at a Scottish pub in town, and often bought deli items at Lisias, which has good food at reasonable prices. There are also several nice antique stores in the area, which were great fun to explore. The abundance of scenic drives in the area provided us with several days of spectacular sightseeing - I think we put 900 miles on the car just driving around Vermont.

The cabin would serve as an excellent base for winter activities, too, since there are an abundance of ski resorts and snowmobile trails in central Vermont. And I can imagine how beautiful the area is in the fall when the foliage is at its peak. But no matter what time of year you visit, this cabin is a perfect retreat for you and your family. Clean, comfortable, quiet and cozy with all the ammenities of home. I happily recommend this property to all. Thanks Roy!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Map

Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Okemo
Car: necessary

Climbing on Rocking Chair Mtn. Directly behind cabin.

Excellent mountain biking and hiking on Green Mountain Rd, covered bridge 2 miles away. Okemo and Bromley adventure parks only 20 min away. Simon Pierce glass blowing only 35 min away.Long Trail Brewery and restaurant 40 min away

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Rates & Availability

Chester Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 4 2016 - May 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,100
$3,600
 
 
Summer
May 30 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$3,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 23 2016 - Nov 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,300
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,100
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fire pit

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