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Private Country Log Home with Spectacular Views and Pond on 11 Acres

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Log Home, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with Awesome Mountain Views

Vermont is all about mountains, outdoor life and peaceful, beautiful surroundings. Upon arrival you will find it difficult to leave this one-of-a-kind four bedroom log home in paradise. It has all the ambiance you could wish for....warm and charming with spectacular views and large private spring-fed swimming pond with dock and raft for diving or sunbathing.

This very comfortable, family and pet-friendly home has a large open floor plan with cathedral ceilings in both living room and dining room, massive two-sided stone fireplace, unique 12-person custom pine table in dining area, and spacious loft with additional TV/DVD for the kids. Enjoy mountain views from every room in the house including large picture windows in living, dining and master bedroom. This house comfortably sleeps a maximum of 8 people in four bedrooms; portable beds are available for two additional people at an additional cost of $50 per person per night.

During the summer find yourself relaxing in our adirondack chairs on the expansive lawn or large farmers porch overlooking the large serene spring-fed swimming pond, surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, spectacular mountain views and sunsets. Gaze into the sky and you will see soaring gliders from nearby Stowe airport, hot air balloons or migrating Canadian geese. In winter, step outside with your snowshoes or cross-country skis onto local trails or enjoy watching your children playing or sledding in the snow. And of course, you can also enjoy some of the best skiing in the East just 20 minutes away at the Mt. Mansfield ski resort, 45 minutes to Jay Peak and 55 minutes to Sugarbush.

Take a short drive into Stowe Village and indulge yourself in shopping, fine dining and world-class spa facilities. Or travel up the Mountain Road to visit Mt. Mansfield and the new $400 million resort at Spruce Speak at Stowe and experience the new hotel, spa, restaurants and shops, base lodge, 18-hole golf course, and much more. Also visit the newest exciting addition to the community, the recently opened Performing Arts Center at Spruce Peak . In the summer, enjoy many local activities such as the Hot Air Balloon Festival in July, summer concerts, antique car shows and farmer's market.

We know that your stay here will be fun, relaxing and memorable for your entire family and friends and you will want to return again to this lovely property in paradise.

Keywords: Log Home, Mountain Views

More Details

Owner
Sandy Farmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Sandy Farmer

My husband Peter and I grew up in Beverly, Massachusetts. He has always had roots in Vermont, since he and most of his family were born in the Stowe area. In fact his father was on the original crew that built and operated the first ski trails and lifts at Mt. Mansfield. Peter spent many summers and winters in Vermont as a child and eventually became a professional free-style skier in the 70's. Because of his love for Vermont and family connection, he built our wonderful log home on this beautiful property with breath-taking views.

I also had moved to Warren, Vermont in the late 70's where I owned a home with a beautiful horse farm for 15 years. Coincidentally, after many years Peter and I re-met in Stowe during a weekend visit. I later relocated to Massachusetts, and we eventually married with a lovely outdoor wedding at our Vermont home.

Needless to say, Vermont still has a special meaning to the both of us, and we are always reminded of how romantic the area is and how we fell in love everytime we are there!

Sandy Farmer purchased this house in 1987

What makes this house unique

Private, Spectacular Views, Swimming Pond, Close to Stowe and Morrisville and 3 Ski Resorts

Amenities

Morrisville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2) First Floor Master Bedroom and 2nd Floor Bedroom, Full-Size Bed (1) Second Floor Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) First Floor Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Swimming Pond, Canoe, Outdoor Shower, Horsehoe Pit, Perenial Gardens, Sleds, Hiking and X-Country Ski Trails Nearby, New Outdoor Fire Pit

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Private Country Log Home with Spectacular Views and Pond on 11 Acres
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
4

Wonderful Winter Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our ski weekend getaway. The house has 4 bedrooms, which was great for the 4 couples on our trip. The pictures did not do the house justice. It is an adorable cabin with stunning views. The fireplace was perfect for warming us up after a day on the slopes. The large table was amazing! The only thing I feel I would like to mention with the house is that the beds weren't the most comfortable, as multiple people in our party mentioned that. The other thing was the distance of the house to Stowe mountain. It wasn't an issue for us, but it would have been nice to be a little closer. Overall, we had a great weekend here. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our goal to make our guests very comfortable in our home and to improve our guests’ experience. Upon receiving and following up on the guest review regarding the beds, she expressed that some of the beds were too firm. In the many years that we have hosted our home, the beds were never an issue and some guests have commented that they were very comfortable. In addition, we do have many repeat guests. In this case, the firmness of a mattress appears to be a matter of personal preference. During our recent trip to our home, we purchased a mattress topper for one of the beds to provide our guests with the option of a less firm mattress. It is our hope that this issue will not prevent future guests from choosing our home and missing out on the wonderful experience our property offers our guests with its serene surroundings, spectacular mountain views and relaxed atmosphere of a log home. As the guest mentioned, their overall experience was very positive and would highly recommend.
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Juneau, AK
5

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the views.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Exactly as advertised and a comfortable family get away. Great swimming pond that the kids and the dog thoroughly enjoyed. It was so wonderful to sit on the deck or lawn chairs and just gaze out at the view of the pond and the surrounding mountains and watch the gliders go by. Absolutely perfect!

The house was fully equipped with the necessary items and Sandy was quick to respond to any questions. The log home was also close to shopping in Morrisville and not too far from Stowe.

We definitely would stay here again the next time we visit Vermont.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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seekonk, ma
5

We had a great time!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first "Home Away" experience and it was just great! The entire process was made easy by Home Away and the property owner. The property and house exceeded our expectations. The house is clean, accommodating and well maintained. Photographs don't do justice to the yard, pond, house and panoramic mountain views. Our granddaughters loved canoeing and chasing frogs in the pond. Daily visitors to the yard included herons, ducks, deer and turkeys. The house is conveniently located just a mile from the village of Morrisville, convenient shopping, Lake Elmore State Park and just a short ride to Stowe and Waterbury attractions. Lake Elmore State Park is just 3.5 miles away and provides beautiful scenery and very affordable canoe and kayak rentals. Not a bad meal the entire week. We particularly enjoyed The Whip and Idle Time restaurants in Stowe and Avard's in Waterbury. I would highly recommend a week or more at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning Property and Views

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples and 2 single guys in our party and we used the house as a central point for daily motorcycle trips. We came up from NY and NJ and our group was between 45 - 53 years old. This property was outstanding in terms of views, functionality, cleanliness and comfort. There were several days when we didnt even get on the motorcycles but just stayed at the house and enjoyed the pond and the views. Sunsets were beautiful and a little different every night. some nights clouds, some fog, some clear.

We did day trips on the bikes to Mt Washington, NH, northern VT, The Adirondacks in NY and Lake Champlain. the property was central to all of these.

Beds were comfortable, grill worked fine, kitchen had everything we needed and the dining room table was awesome.

Being kids at heart, we had frog catching contests almost daily ... no frogs were hurt during this ...

I highly recommend this property during any season. Stowe and Smugglers Notch were within 15 - 20 minutes.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow! Just Wow!

  • 5 of 5

First I would like to say that many times pictures can be a bit deceiving... Not this place the pictures are mediocre to what we arrived at. We called it our slice of heaven. I've never been on a vacation where I didn't want a break from cooking dinner.... I didn't want to leave this house for dinner. The house is so well equipped I didn't need to unpack half of our supplies.

Our dog and kids had a great time chasing the frogs (frogs are super happy we left!). Ducks greeted us every morning and evening. The fire pit and fire place were so pretty at night! The grounds are beautiful! and Oh my the sunset over the mountains at night was my husband's and mine go to entertainment every evening.

Beds were super comfy. As with the entire layout of the house...But my favorite was swimming in the fresh pond. There was also a canoe that my kids loved going on the pond with. We found it far enough away from the town but close enough to get to everything we needed.

Think luxurious log cabin with all the amenities!

We definitely want to go back!

Thank you Farmers! This was voted the prettiest vacation we've taken as a family and we've been to many locations

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great in the winter, would love to come back in the summer!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with several friends from college for a weekend and skied at Stowe. We had a great time! Sandy was very responsive and accommodating to our needs. She also provided thorough information about the house and area. The house was spacious and had a nice open layout on the first floor so everyone could eat and relax together.

Our only suggestions- perhaps a new grill, we ended up not using it because not all of it lit and it was quite dirty.

Also maybe some salt in the winter months for the front steps-they were particularly icy while we were there.

Otherwise the house was well equipped with kitchen supplies, linens, and fire wood. Great fireplace and dining table, great views, private.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Stowe Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Waterbury
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Route 89
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mt. Mansfield Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Elmore State Park
Car: necessary

Glider Rides, Canoeing, Alpine Slide, Summer Concerts, Festivals, Antique Car Shows, Farmers Markets, Antique Shops, Hiking, Biking, Swimming

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Rates & Availability

Morrisville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 19 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$385
$2,695
 
 
Fall
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 
 
Fall
Oct 11 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$675
$4,725
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$475
$3,325
 
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cleaning fee is not included and shall be determined upon quote request.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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