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Secluded Log Home .3 mi. to Carinthia lifts. Waterfalls, view, pond, privacy.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom plus loft, 3 bathroom

This log cabin offers access to deep woods wilderness while maintaining the convenience of abutting the Carinthia ski area of Mount Snow. Built in 2013, the cabin is energy efficient, modern, and comfortable yet rustic and simple in design.

The old Somerset rd, now a walking path travels behind the home to the Carinthia base area. The surrounding upland forest has been conserved through the Vermont Land Trust. From this land is access to the Green Mountain National Forest back country. Several small streams emanate from these lands comprising a few of the headwaters to the North Branch of the Deerfield river.

A small pond greets you midway up the 650 foot long driveway. An abundance of amphibians, insects, and birds reside here. A travel corridor for animals from the upland forest to the Tannery Wetlands located across the street makes for interesting wildlife sitings. The Tannery Wetlands consists of approximately 50 acres of preserved land. Here there are a couple of rough walking paths to the North Branch of the Deerfield river where you'll occasionally find brook trout.

The Valley Trail access is located at the end of the driveway on Handle Rd. This trail leads to both the mountain, other walking trails, and to the town of Dover. Mount Snow and the Hermitage/Haystack are located off of the same road as the cabin.

Sound is the first sense alerted when you exit your car. A natural pristine cold water stream rushes down exposed bedrock into a shallow pool. This pool never warms past 50 degrees. In the spring it rages, the summer it calms down, and in the winter it is muted under ice and snow. Brief dips into the water in the summer is exhilarating and rejuvenating.

Partial views of the opposing ridge line are prominent from the wrap around porch. Pets enjoy lounging on the porch too.

The home is well insulated and quite comfortable. It's heating and cooling is provided by a standing column geothermal system. Throughout the house are speakers which connect via wifi to your phone or computer I-tunes. Smart lighting is throughout the home.

The first floor of the home is a walk-out basement. Here there is a small area to remove your boots and coat. The basement has two pull-out couches, a full bathroom, and a television for movie viewing. Television viewing is only available through Apple TV. There is no cable TV.

The second floor of the home is an open concept dining/kitchen/living area. There is a bedroom with queen bed and bathroom off of the great room as well as access to the wraparound porch.

The third floor has two bedrooms, one a kids room with single bed and bunk bed and the other bedroom has a queen bed. There is a loft with a futon and board games as well as a full bathroom.

I hope you have a wonderful stay at this cabin getaway. Enjoy peaceful nights by the outdoor fire pit accompanied by the gentle rush of the nearby waterfalls, while tree frogs and crickets peep throughout the night.

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West Dover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests must read wood stove guidelines in booklet at the home prior to using wood stove.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Washer/Dryer located in main floor bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has a bunkbed and a single bed
    loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    basement - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Secluded Log Home .3 mi. to Carinthia lifts. Waterfalls, view, pond, privacy.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

This home was well equipped but mostly was a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This home was a quaint log cabin and had a beautiful wooded setting. It was equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Awesome cabin and location for Mount snow !

  • 5 of 5

Clean , comfortable and quiet home . Stayed here a few times and always enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-located, well-stocked, exceptionally clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving weekend at this beautiful cabin near Mt. Snow. The house is both very conscientious in terms of layout, quality appliances and utensils, and its ecological impact. Mike has left a very comprehensive guide to local places for shopping, dining and activities. Its a walk away from Mt. Snow and I can't really think of a way this cabin could be more ideal...

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great location, well maintained cabin in the forest

  • 5 of 5

A nice stay. We stayed during Columbus day weekend. Cabin is well suited within a mile of mount snow. We enjoyed Oktoberfest at mount snow and walked to and from the event.

The cabin has 2 upper floor bedrooms and a main floor bedroom. Well appointed kitchen.

Nice stream runs alongside the cabin and adds to a peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this house! It is very comfortable and has everything we needed, including linens and lots of cookware. The large yard and the creek with the waterfall and stream pool were a huge hit with us and our dogs. We hiked around behind the house, hung out on the big deck, relaxed, and had a peaceful time. Brattleboro and Wilmington are close by and fun to visit. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay and explore from.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our needs. There were five of us on motorcycles. We used the cabin as a base to explore Vermont and New Hampshire for the week. The wifi was great! The owner was extremely responsive, and the cabin was easy to find. Will definitely stay here again if we're back up this way!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Michael Kirkland
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Michael Kirkland

Built the home with the assistance of many friends and contractors.

Michael Kirkland purchased this house in 2013

Why Michael Kirkland chose West Dover

The home is quietly located in the middle of a private nature preserve and animal travel corridor. Year round cold water therapy at the small stream pool and waterfalls. Walking distance to the Mount Snow either through the woods or on the road.

What makes this house unique

A nice hammock along with other porch furniture is located on the wraparound porch. The rushing waterfall sounds can put you into a dreamlike state where you can come up with a visions for the future. The auditory hallucinations are fantastic. Walk down the driveway and it goes from waterfalls to frogs peeping at the pond to less water flowing to more frogs peeping.


Two Tannery Road
Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Deerfield Valley airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dover Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mount Snow golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Two Tannery
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Mount Snow
Car: recommended

The driveway is an icy harpack in winter. Snow tires and four wheel drive are highly recommended.

The Hermitage/Haystack is located off of the same road as the cabin approximately 2 miles away.

The town of Wilmington with many small shops is located about 15 minutes from the home.

Nearest Moover stop is at the Carinthia lodge.

Many restaurants in Dover are within a 5 minute drive from the home.

This home is great spot for exploring and experiencing southern Vermont.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Contact owner for information about additional rental units nearby.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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