|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This log cabin was built in 1974, on land that has been in my family for many generations and abuts the Green Mountain National Forest and Mt. Snow. The cabin is situated on over 50 acres of private property, most of which is undeveloped and has conservation easements. There are endless opportunities for exploring the woods. It is about 3/4 mile from Mt. Snow and on the MOO-VER shuttle bus line.
We love our cabin, and it has many personal items, including original artwork and antiques, many books, comfortable-but-not-all-new furniture, and many games, puzzles and kids toys. This is not your typical rental cabin. This cabin is ideal for a family or for a quiet retreat by a single or couple, or two couples/families. Whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, star-gazing by an outdoor campfire, making meals together, sitting on the porch with a favorite novel, or curled up by the fireplace playing monopoly – this is the place for you. This house is also an ideal artist’s retreat, with six generations of family artwork sprinkled about.
Please be aware:
• There is no TV
• There is no dishwasher
• There is wireless internet service
• There is cell phone coverage – but just remember you’re in Vermont; so it’s spotty.
• One bedroom downstairs with two single beds
• One “study” downstairs, with a single bed
• One “dormer” bedroom upstairs, with a queen bed
• One spacious master bedroom upstairs with a king bed
* One single bed on the balcony/loft
• Two bathrooms – one upstairs, one down
• Two porches – one entry, one for outdoor living: including Adirondack chairs, a hammock and outdoor speakers
• A full kitchen and dining room
• A cozy living room with vaulted ceiling and balcony
• A fireplace, with logs supplied
• A radio, and CD player, and laptop computer for viewing DVDs
• An iPOD deck/speaker player (bring your own iPOD or iPhone)
• A full basement and a washer/dryer
• Sleds and snowshovels
• A telephone in the kitchen for emergency and local calls only
• A Webber charcoal grill on the utility porch for BBQ’ing.
• A simple outside fire ring for campfires, star-gazing and making s’mores
The Rea Family Log Cabin is located on the mountain side Handle Road, on over 50 acres of private property, with conservation easements. Whatever the season, this is an ideal location for exploring the woods. There are old logging roads that can be explored, a brook behind the house, etc. There are no well-maintained trails behind the house – so bring your hiking boots or snow shoes! I find these woods very easy to hike in – even for young children. They are beautifully green and mossy and there are no hazards to speak of. It’s a wonderful place to find a special rock, or pick up a hiking stick, find newts, climb up a mountain brook, or build a fairy house in the moss. In the autumn, these woods light up with glorious colors – truly a sight to behold. In the winter, it’s a wonderful place to explore off-trail snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.
The house will be clean and ready for you when you arrive, with clean sheets and towels laid out for you. Bath soap and shampoo are supplied. All paper products are supplied. There are extra blankets in every bedroom, and extra sheets and towels in marked bins and in the downstairs hall closet. There are emergency first aid supplies in the bathrooms.
My parents built this home in 1974, on land that had been in the family for many generations. I enjoyed the house as a teenager and young adult - bringing friends up on ski weekends. Now I have my own family, and we spend summers and some winters here. I am happy to share this special place with you, and hope you enjoy all that our home and Mt. Snow and Southern Vermont has to offer.
Maria Rea purchased this cabin in 1974
Our cabin is warm and cozy in the winter, and beautifully outdoorsy in the summer. This is a real family home that we would love to share with you.
Real Vermont log cabin! Private woods to explore at all times of year. Excellent local caretaker, if needed.
We rented this cabin with 2 other couples for the second year in a row and loved it even more this time. We were greeted by the familiar and rustic sights and smells of property, which brought back great memories of our last visit. We spent most of our indoor time between the living room/roaring fireplace and the dining room, enjoying the peace and quite. I work in the tech industry, so 4 days without a laptop and tv were a welcome respite (although we did use the wifi to stream an NFL game!) We hiked at Mt Snow and explored the woods behind the cabin for hours, making fantastic new memories.
There were some upgrades from our visit last year which made it even more comfortable. All 3 of us couples can't wait to return next fall and would recommend this cabin for any season!
Fantastic place super close to Mt. Snow - lots of character. We loved our stay & would definitely recommend!
Our group drove up from Philly for a three night weekend. The cabin was comfortable and cozy. We had the fire place kicking in the living space and spent most evenings around the dining room table.
The cabin does not have a TV which was perfect. Although, the wifi was helpful once and a while.
All in all, a great change of pace and I'd highly recommend for the VT experience in any season.
This cabin is exactly as advertised. It is very close to Mount Snow and convenient to restaurants on Rte 100. It is indeed old, but functional. The kitchen area is well stocked with all necessities, with a nice dining area. The living space has a fireplace that is supplied with both logs and firestarters for you. The negatives are that the furniture is both old and not very well set up for a large group to sit in the living 'room'. There is a couch and coffee table and then there are a few chairs set up in the corners of the room. The biggest negative for us was that the house is very dark. The lighting is mainly small table lamps or floor lamps, that do not provide much light, especially upstairs in the bedrooms, but most inconvenient in the living room. The heat is also 'iffy' it turns on and provides heat immediately but it is difficult to control, making it either too hot quickly or to cold, I think the reason being that the outside doors don't close well and are drafty. If this sounds like a bad review, it is most definately not. I just wanted to point out things that you don't get from the photos. We really enjoyed out stay here, and would absolutely stay here again. the dealings with Maria were always prompt and professional. The house was very clean, paper towels, toilet paper provided. It is in a great location and we enjoyed hiking in the snow in the woods right behind the cabin. It is reasonably priced, and well suited to a family or group of 7, (the single bed in the loft area was really "iffy", actually the whole loft area kind of creaked when you walked on it). All in all, we had a great time in this cabin, and would highly recommend staying here.
Despite the unbelievably cold and less than desirable ski conditions, the cabin was the highlight of our weekend. Maria, and her caretaker Becky, were very accommodating through the entire reservation and arrival process. The cabin is very inviting with its quaint mountain charm and oddly themed interior. The description is quite accurate as far as amenities and what to expect upon arrival. Everything was clean and organized, Becky does an impeccable job getting the guests situated and is there to help if any problematic events occur. There is more than enough room for two couples to share the space without having to share bathrooms or be on top of one another. We definitely plan on renting Maria's cabin again and would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for a little peace and quiet and a very relaxing vacation away from it all.
Stayed at the cabin for a short three day weekend ski trip with a few friends. Unfortunately we had terrible conditions for skiing but very much enjoyed the time we spent in the cabin. Layout is perfect for relaxing and hanging out with friends. The open kitchen/dining area is a great space for everyone to spend time together while meals are being prepared. The living room has a vaulted ceiling and large fire place that is very cozy for relaxing and playing a few board games. The only complaint that we had was that the mattress in the master bedroom was a little too worn out. The cabin is located as described, under a mile to Mount Snow. I would recommend the cabin to anyone planning a trip to the area for 6-7 guests.
Our log cabin is located in West Dover, Vermont on Handle Road, just 3/4 miles to Mt Snow Ski resort. West Dover and Wilmington are in the Deefield Valley - a beautiful area vacation retreat with many options for recreation (skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, swimming, boating) and shopping, dining and local music. There is always plenty to do! Pick up the local Deerfield Valley News paper for all the current activities.
|Cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|