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An enchanting cottage with a postcard view

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4-8

Steeple Cottage is a magical cottage on a private hill overlooking the village of Stowe. It has been completely rebuilt and has a romantic, sun filled atmosphere. It is the perfect honeymoon retreat or charming getaway. It is a short walk to the centre of the village of Stowe where restaurants and boutiques await you. The area has all kinds of outdoor activities and concerts and the physical beauty of Vermont is everywhere.

Virginia Huber
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Virginia Huber

I love Vermont. I am a Montrealer who has been coming to Stowe for longer than I want to admit. When I retired from the Fashion Industry in Montreal, I decided to rebuild this sweet cottage. I call it Steeple Cottage as it has a charming view of the church steeple in the winter. My grand father was an architect in England and I think there is some of his love for buildings in my bones. My Steeple Cottage is full of heart and makes me happy just being inside it. I hope you will come and visit and be enchanted too.

Virginia Huber purchased this cottage in 2000


Stowe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The master bath has a garden view from the extra large tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master suite - 1 queen
    Guest suite - 1 queen
    Sleeping loft - 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master annex - 1 double
  • The cottage sleeps 4 very comfortably in two spacious bedroom suites. With the upper lounge and master bedroom annex, there is room to sleep guests up to 4 more people. There is an additional per person charge should the extra sleeping space be required.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

An enchanting cottage with a postcard view
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Our favorite vacation home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Virginia's beautiful cottage every summer for the past 3 years and plan to come back this year, as well! Although we vacation other places and take other trips throughout the year, this is the place we feel most at peace. There is something wonderful about the effortless decor of the space and the beautiful landscaping that just feels like home to us.

The two master suites on separate floors make this an easy home to share with friends, as we've done several times, and our young daughter can sleep nearby knowing we're close while still giving us privacy! We love walking down the hill into town and biking on the nearby trails. The home itself is full of lots of little comforts. We have adventures during the day and return home at night to put our feet up, play cards, cook, drink wine, and just relax. Virginia makes us feel welcome and cared for, every time! Our daughter calls this "her Vermont house"; it truly is a special place!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just love it when I hear that my guests feel the same way about my cottage as I do. This little spot gives me incredible pleasure and it is good to be able to share it with others. Thankyou for this heart felt review.
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Clearwater, Fl

Dream Home in a Dream Town

  • 5 of 5

Let me start off by saying I am the worlds most pickiest person when it comes to homes I will rent( I need clean, updated, nice furniture, comfy beds etc). I could tell by the pictures on line it was cute but in real life it was AMAZING!!!!! I really wanted that cozy New England charm and boy did we get it. My husband and our two kids went for Christmas and the lovely Virginia (the host) had it all decorated. It was so clean and cozy, it has been recently renovated so everything is in such good condition, the furniture is so cute and really nice, the bathrooms are so clean and pretty, etc. We went skiing during the day and came home to comfy beds, nice well equipped kitchen, wood burning fireplace and don't get me started on the view. It has to have the best view in all of the town. It sits up high and you can see the famous Stowe steeple!!! We sure did get the White Christmas we wanted and I can't wait to go back!! Thank you so much Virginia for letting us stay in your cottage , it was out of a dream!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutley Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough about how much we loved this house.

It was simply amazing. The decore was beautiful. It looked like it came from a home decore magazine.

So comfortable and cozy. The kitchen had everything that we needed. The yard was very tranquil. The house was convientiently located within walking distance from the shops in Stowe village. No need for a car. There is also a lovely trail that you can walk to that starts off both a bike and walking trail, but then splits of into a ''quiet trail'' that is great becuase there are no bikes that you have to worry about. It was such a nice easy walking trail. We will be back to stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was so much more than we expected. Everything you could possibly want was available. The host was extremely gracious and the setting was perfect. We stayed here for Thanksgiving and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect get-away cottage

  • 5 of 5

We reluctantly left Stowe almost two weeks ago. It is difficult to drive away from your favorite ski area with over two feet of fresh powder on the slopes.

Leaving the skiing behind was, however, easier than leaving Virginia's beautiful Steeple Cottage. The wonderful reviews that have preceded ours give an accurate glimpse of the pure comfort and sense of style that we enjoyed throughout our stay. Every aspect of the cottage seemed like what we so often wish for but rarely find in a vacation home.

Steeple Cottage, with it's great kitchen and lovely dining room with a view, was the perfect place to entertain our New England friends. They all enjoyed it thoroughly and complimented us on our good taste and clever choice of vacation spots. We happily accepted all compliments while feeling that we were actually just very lucky to have found such a unique cottage. We passed along the compliments to Virginia for she truly created every detail of the cottage.

It is a work of art.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

The House That Gives You a Big Hug

  • 5 of 5

We've rented many properties over the years, both around Stowe and elsewhere. I can say quite honestly that this was the most "comfortable," meaning you don't feel as if you're just a number. Virginia makes you feel truly at home and thoroughly welcome, and the cottage is about as inviting as it gets. The location at the center of town is great -- and being right down the block from Black Cap Coffee is a big plus.

Rent this property and you won't be disappointed. In a word: fantastic!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Waterbury Reservoir
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Stowe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Foliage/Early Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mlk Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, $150

There will be a $25/person/night surcharge for groups larger than 5.
Cleaning fee and house supplies $150. Holiday rate $200

Booking is confirmed upon receipt of 50% of the rental by check to Virginia Huber. The balance is settled in cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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