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Puffer's Downhill Lodge - Magic, Stratton, Bromley, & Okemo

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House and garage with nice cozy setting.

House and garage with nice cozy setting. Back view of Puffer's Downhill Lodge Garage, plenty of room for 2 vehicles Living room with large full view windows. Brick floor to ceiling wood fireplace to keep cozy Full kitchen with granite counter tops and table. Antique 1800's full size bed. Two twin Jenny Lynn style bed's. Bedroom 3 antique double bed with writing desk View from loft Loft with full size futon, great for kids. Dogs love Vermont too...

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Last updated: 02/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Windham chalet description

***** Check out our great rates for 2013 - 2014 ***** ($275/nt ~ $1750/wk ~ $3800/mo standard winter rate).

****If you're a skier, rider, snow-shoer, hiker, or just an outdoors type nature loving person, then look no further, we are in the middle of Ski and Hiking Country! We also have access to the VAST trails!****
Our very well kept, comfortable and accommodating chalet style home has what you'll need to enjoy your stay. Enjoy the collection of ski memorabilia, from old skis and poles, to original signage and trail maps in the very large living room with magnificent fireplace. Our home has been renovated from top to bottom with warm antique furnishings from surrounding VT areas.
Whether spring, summer, fall or winter, there's no better way to enjoy it than relaxing in the fresh Vermont Country air and watching the ever changing beautiful landscape. Our Beautiful Chalet-style home is close to 4 major ski areas including Magic, Bromley, Stratton and Okemo Mountains. They are also great for mountain biking and hiking. Also close by is Tator Hill Country Club a Championship 18 hole golf course and beautiful Lowell Lake with a 3.5 mile walking trail that surronds the lake.

****This is the place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get back in touch with nature at its best. Children and adults can explore the true beauty of the outdoors in a safe and inviting environment.****
Hiking, skiing, and kayaking are minutes from your doorstep. Pets love it here too...

A true home-away-from-home, you'll enjoy coming back to year after year.

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking on front deck or outside....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The kitchen is very well equipped with all the amenities you would find at home....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Television
              • Radio
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Video Library:

                Assorted DVD's available....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Cinemas
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Outlet Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Mountain
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Covered Parking:

                            Room for full size SUV with cargo box on top....moreless

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            Covered or uncovered...moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Fireplace
                          • Parking
                          • Garage
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Front load...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Front load...moreless

                          • Telephone
                          • Parking Off Street

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen:

                            granite counter tops / kitchen table seats 6 / extra chairs provided....moreless

                          • Pantry Items
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Stove

                          Outside

                          • Canoe
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Guestbook Comment

                            Guestbook Comment

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 04/01/07
                            • Review Submitted 04/25/07
                            Your house is so beautiful and it's in a perfect spot. It's nice to find a place where the owners take pride in making their home feel so welcoming. It's close to all the places we like to ski. We will be back again next year!! Thanks so much for sharing your home and making our vacation unforgetable.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Wonderful summer escape

                            Wonderful summer escape

                            • Guest Mark B.
                            • Date of stay 08/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/20/13
                            While the other reviews were from those who enjoyed the property in the winter, we had a fabulous summer escape with our family. The property was cozy and had all the amenities as described and there were more. The Puffers encouraged us to use their canoe which we did on the beautiful Lowell Lake. We forgot our fishing equipment and were offered to use their quality fishing equipment. What was perhaps most impressive was when we had an issue with the water and within hours, the Puffers showed up to take care of it. They were kind warn and very helpful. We look forward to future escapes at this cozy property.

                            Owner response: Mark, Glad you and your wonderful family were able to enjoy your stay, I apologize again for the hot water issue but am glad I was able to correct it in a timely manner. This will be a learing for us on the new on-demand hot water system. Hope the fishing was good and look forward to seeing you again... Jeff & Jen Puffer

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Convenient to Great Winter Activities

                            Convenient to Great Winter Activities

                            • Guest lukymann (United States)
                            • Date of stay 01/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/21/13
                            Came up over MLK weekend with a group of friends an co-workers. The house was clean, well-stocked with kitchen supplies and accurately described by the photos. We really enjoyed using the fireplace in the large living room. The house is very conveniently located to a number of winter activities - within reasonable driving distances of Stratton and Okemo, as well as Magic Mtn. and the Viking Nordic Center (for snowshoeing/x-country). The Puffers were also very helpful and easy to work with in planning our trip - Thanks Jeff!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: Andrew, Glad we were part of your time spent in Vermont. We try to make the house as comfortable as you would be expected. Hope to see you in the future. The Puffers...

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Best vacation A+++

                            Best vacation A+++

                            • Guest Chuck (Seneca Falls NY)
                            • Date of stay 02/18/12
                            • Review Submitted 02/27/12
                            We were very happy with the rental. Everything we needed was there for us and the home was pleasant and comfortable. Jeff and Jen left excellent directions and we were very satisfied. We would definitely plan to visit vermont again and stay at Puffers Downhill. We skiied Okemo and Stratton as well as toured the area visiting Manchester, Weston and Chester. Thanks for a great vacation.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Chuck, Hope to see you again soon. The Puffers

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • winter wonderland

                            winter wonderland

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 12/25/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/02/12
                            My wife and two teenage kids had a great time over the christmas break; skiing at stratton was close enough, cabin was quiet...we did not have cell phone coverage (a nice break!), there is a landline if you need it. Clean, spacious, warm, good kitchen...what more could you ask for? Thanks Jeff and Jen

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Glad we could accommodate your family Kevin, Thanks for the review. Hope to see you in the near future. The Puffers...

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • great House

                            great House

                            • Guest Happy in natick (Natick, MA)
                            • Date of stay 01/28/11
                            • Review Submitted 02/01/11
                            Thank you so much for the use of your home. Easily accesable to both Stratton and Okemo. Plenty of room for the 7 adults that make up our family. Beds were extremely comfortable and all the ammenities of home. Will be sure to keep your information available for when we head to VT again. Thank you, Kathy

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Thanks Kathy, Hope to see you again soon. Enjoy! The Puffer...

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

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                            • Guest Matt
                            • Date of stay 01/09/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/24/11
                            Matt here again, this time we were able to spend a week, and as before this place in perfect close to everything. We did have one problem with the water heater pilot going out but Jeff & Jen (the owners) had the plumber here in a snap to take care of it. They are available when ever needed which I found out was only that one time. The house is very well maintained, with everything you could possibly need. We will be back again! Matt

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

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                            • Guest Emily
                            • Date of stay 01/06/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/24/11
                            We first want to thank you for your wonderful house, it was perfect for our group. We skied Stratton and Okemo on our 3 day weekend. We were able to spend some time in Manchester to hit the outlets which was nice for our shopping fix. Hope to be back soon! Emily E.

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                            • Guest Matt
                            • Date of stay 01/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/24/11
                            The house was perfect and in a great location, we skied Bromley and Stratton on a 2 day weekend. We will be back up on the 9th to enjoy great skiing and a great house again. Thanks for the fire wood... Matt

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                          • Great ski weekend!

                            Great ski weekend!

                            • Guest Buffalo Snowboarders (Buffalo)
                            • Date of stay 01/06/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/15/11
                            This cabin was perfect for a long ski weekend! It's located 15 minutes from Stratton Mountain. Lodge is nicely furnished and well maintained. We easily fit 7 people and did not feel crowded. Highlights: Wood burning fireplace in living room Fully equipped kitchen (coffee maker, microwave, pots & pans, condiments) Car port (fit large van, no problems) Timely snow plow service Dog friendly (dog zip line outside, private area) Functioning Washer/Dryer Landline (no cell/internet service from cabin, but available down the road) Jen & Jeff Puffer were very easy to work with, reasonable and available if needed. Grocery store nearby (within 10 minutes) - Extra blankets available, the lodge does take a few hours to initially heat up but once warm, stays warm. Thank you, Puffers - great weekend.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Thanks for the review Emily, Glad everything was as expected. Hope to see you in the comings years... The Puffers...

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Fall & Winter
                          Nov 18 - Apr 30, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $275
                          $1,750 $3,800

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $275
                          $1,750 $3,800
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $100
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Discounts given to repeat guests.

                          ***Book Early!!!*** $100 cleaning fee for each stay.

                          Cash and Checks accepted. Holiday weeks/weekends extra.

                          7+ people +$50 per night

                          Non refundable deposit (1/2) required at time of booking.

                          Payment due in full 30 days prior to arrival date.

                          Rates: 2013/2014 (US Dollars) unless noted below.

                          May 1 through September 1 …

                          $150/night (2 night minimum) $750/week

                          Check is preferred method of payment.


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                          Last updated: 02/23/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Motorway: I-91 at 20 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Magic Mountain at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Tater Hill Golf Club at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: The Mill (Highly Recommended for nice dinner) at 4 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: My wife Jen and I are from Western, MA. We were married at the 'Chapel of the Snows' on Stratton Mountain. We have 2 dogs that love to go to VT for the fresh air as well. We are avid skiers and golfers that still enjoy coming to Stratton Mountian year after year. Thanks for taking a look at our vacation home, and hope to see you in the future. Jeff & Jen Puffer

                          Why the Owner Chose Windham:
                          We bought our house while honeymooning at Stratton Mountain in Feb. 2005. We fell in love with the area after years of coming here skiing. We decided to buy in this area due to the easy drive from Western, MA and surrounding areas. The area has so much to offer and I feel it's one of the most beautiful places in Vermont, with it's quaint towns and quailty of life. We spent several months updating and furnishing our home with antiques from homes in South Central, VT. We wanted our guests to feel as comfortable as we do when staying. We hope you'll have the chance to stay and enjoy this beautiful state.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
                          You'll enjoy just being able to relax and taking in benefits of just being here. Whether it's sitting in front of the fire, playing cards with family and friends, making a puzzle with the children, reading, making snowmen, exploring, etc., you'll know you can do it in a safe environment. As with many homes in VT, we try to accomodate everyone and I'm sure you'll find your stay in VT most enjoyable.


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                          Photos

                          • House and garage with nice cozy setting.

                            House and garage with nice cozy setting.

                          • Garage, plenty of room for 2 vehicles

                            Garage, plenty of room for 2 vehicles

                          • Brick floor to ceiling wood fireplace to keep cozy

                            Brick floor to ceiling wood fireplace to keep cozy

                          • Antique 1800's full size bed.

                            Antique 1800's full size bed.

                          • Bedroom 3 antique double bed with writing desk

                            Bedroom 3 antique double bed with writing desk

                          • Loft with full size futon, great for kids.

                            Loft with full size futon, great for kids.

                          • Back view of Puffer's Downhill Lodge

                            Back view of Puffer's Downhill Lodge

                          • Living room with large full view windows.

                            Living room with large full view windows.

                          • Full kitchen with granite counter tops and table.

                            Full kitchen with granite counter tops and table.

                          • Two twin Jenny Lynn style bed's.

                            Two twin Jenny Lynn style bed's.

                          • View from loft

                            View from loft

                          • Dogs love Vermont too...

                            Dogs love Vermont too...

                          $275 per night (USD)
                          18

                          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 02/23/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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