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Cozy Mountain Cottage--Ski, Swim, Hike, Foliage--Family Fun or Romantic Getaway

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private setting on a hill overlooking Star Lake and mountains beyond

private setting on a hill overlooking Star Lake and mountains beyond Fully equipped, modern kitchen w/ dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster Large living room w/ woodstove, sat-TV, DVD player August sunset cottage at center, left -- a winter paradise :) LR has queen sleeper sofa from LR looking toward dining area;
door to deck from LR looking toward front door to porch deck overlooking Star Lake and mountains beyond 75 mile view to the Adirondacks two modern bathrooms master BR has queen bed view from master BR view from second BR; has a double bed cottage sits on 180 acres of our land cottage on left, our summer rental (VRBO #88648) in center; our house on right beautiful sunsets over Star Lake moose in pasture above our cottage :) sunset view from both bedrooms full moon over Cottage winter mist in the valley below a winter sunset over snow-covered Star Lake frozen sunset over the cottage waning winter light

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Belmont cottage description

A cozy Vermont mountain cottage one mile to picturesque Belmont Village and Star Lake, and 6 miles to Okemo Ski Resort and Ludlow. A private location with a deck overlooking Star Lake, meadows and mountain vistas (with a 75 mile view!).

Sleeps 2 to 6...... 2 for a romantic get-away, or up to 6 for family and friends:
2 bedrooms [Queen; Double; and Queen Sleep Sofa in living room], 2 baths, living room with woodstove, High Speed Internet, satellite TV, DVD, CD player; dining area; fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave; laundry with washer/dryer. A beautiful mountain get-away, yet close to skiing and other activities.

We are in the heart of the Green Mountains between Killington and Stratton/Bromley. We have beautiful (spectacular!!) views off to the west and northwest (great sunsets). Our cottage sits on a hill surrounded by stately maples and open pastures. It sits at 2100 feet above sea level and overlooks a lake with a 75 mile view across the mountains of Vermont and into New York State (we see the highest mountain in NY). We are one mile from Star Lake which has a beach and boat access. The cottage is surrounded by 180 acres of our land, and hundreds more acres of friends, family and the State of Vermont. We have our own trail network for hiking, snowshoeing and xc skiing, and there's lots of other hiking all around the town and local area. On our land across the road from the cottage there are four beaver ponds that string along a brook that runs into Star Lake.

Although private, our cottage is in the heart of the Vermont ski and tourist area so there are lots of restaurants, shops, and activities within 5 to 10 miles

Winter:
Okemo 6 miles; 5 other major ski areas are 30-40 minutes away (Killington, Pico, Bromley, Stratton, Magic); snowshoe, cross-country ski and sled from house; village skating; 1/2 mile to VAST snowmobile trail system.

Summer & Fall: Peaceful hide-away; nearby mountain lakes - swim, fish, boat rentals. Central to sightseeing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, biking; near historic Weston Playhouse and Weston Priory. Surrounded by Vermont forests and autumn foliage.

No Smoking.
Dogs are permitted by request.


Keywords: cottage, cabin, house

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                dogs allowed with permission; sorry, no cats...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                fun for everyone young and old :)...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                ...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                queen sleep sofa in the living room...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                upstairs bath...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                downstairs bath, off the living room...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                ...completely fit out with everything you'll need...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Stove
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                Central heating system...moreless

              • Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Wood Stove
              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • 180 acres,,,, with trails for hiking and snowshoeing

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player
                  • Television
                  • Books
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    ...75 mile view, and sunsets galore :)...moreless

                  • Lake View

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fishing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Antiquing
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sledding
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Cozy Cottage with great views and location

                        Cozy Cottage with great views and location

                        • Guest Rajesh S.
                        • Date of stay 02/12/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/23/14
                        We rented Ron's cabin for the extended Presidents Day weekend. For weather related reasons, we had to drive up a night earlier and Ron was most gracious and accomodating of the request. The cottage itself is a very cozy cottage with all the amenities you would want. It is ideally located with a short drive to Okemo entrance. It snowed everyday and the plow service was on-time daily to ensure the driveway was clear. Ron was a pleasure to deal with and i would not hesitate to recommend or to rent the cottage again.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                      • Awesome place!

                        Awesome place!

                        • Guest Lucia L.
                        • Date of stay 02/17/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/21/14
                        Thank you, Ron and Dottie, for sharing your little piece of paradise. What an incredible location. My husband and I, our two kids and our dog really enjoyed our stay. Your home has a cozy yet open feeling to it, and it is obviously well cared for. Located close to the Jackson Gore entrance for Okemo, it is incredibly convenient to some fantastic skiing. And thank you too for letting us use your snowshoes. It was a treat to do a snowshoe stomp on our last morning. We hope to come back again soon!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                      • Wonderful stay!

                        Wonderful stay!

                        • Guest Lisa m.
                        • Date of stay 01/24/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/03/14
                        We came up for a ski weekend with some friends. The cottage was so cozy, well maintained, and had beautiful views. Very short drive to Jackson Gore entrance to Okemo, which I find more convenient than the main entrance. They provided us with restaurant recommendations and made us feel very welcome. Definitely looking forward to coming back again. Also, our pup loved running in the snow covered pasture!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children.

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                      • P&R

                        P&R

                        • Guest Panda83 (Grundy Center, Iowa, United States)
                        • Date of stay 09/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                        Dear Ron, We had a wonderful time in Vermont! We watched cheese makers, woodworkers, pewter artisans, glassblowers and horse trainers. We hiked and hiked, seeing, in person, views we had only seen on postcards before! We ate Belmont pizza and had a culinary treat at Harry's for Thai night. We visited farms and farmer's markets, and watched buckwheat being cut with a team of horses and bundled by hand at the Calvin Coolidge birthplace. Thanks for accommodating our late arrival with fantastic directions! We appreciated the suggestions for day trips, hikes and eateries The cottage was great; perfectly stocked with all we needed. Thanks SO much for providing such a wonderful place for us to celebrate our anniversary, relax, and enjoy the most beautiful views! Warm regards, R & P

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                      • Perfect house in outstanding location

                        Perfect house in outstanding location

                        • Guest MK (Massachusetts)
                        • Date of stay 07/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/04/13
                        We had a wonderful week in this cozy, clean, comfortable, and well-maintained house. It was a perfect home-base as we attended a nearby writing workshop. Great views of the mountains and the owners couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. Would highly recommend.

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                      • Lovely Vermont Cottage

                        Lovely Vermont Cottage

                        • Guest Jazzer (Cambridge)
                        • Date of stay 07/20/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/02/13
                        We (2 couples and 2 dogs) spent a pleasant and relaxing week at the Unterman cottage. We found it clean and comfortable and just the right size for two couples (and those 2 dogs!). The cottage is privately situated on a hill allowing for lovely views. We enjoyed our meals on the deck and snoozes on the sofas. The cottage is within easy driving distances to Weston, Woodstock and Manchester for those who like to poke around and shop. Nearby Ludlow has an excellent wine and cheese shop and the local country store offers decent pizza. Ron is a warm and friendly host whose love of the area is contagious. We recommend this place for those who like a laid-back, restful vacation in beautiful surroundings.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.

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                      • Great Place to Stay

                        Great Place to Stay

                        • Guest Eric (Kingston, MA)
                        • Date of stay 03/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/03/13
                        We had a great time, in a great place. The cottage was clean and set up nicely for our stay, the wood stove kept us warm & cozy! It snowed 6 inches the night we arrived and by 8:30 am, the driveway had been blown clear by a man with a snow machine capable of clearing an airfield! The views to NY were fabulous as well as the corresponding sunsets! We will certainly be booking a few more stays here! Ron was great and very accommodating to our group, not to mention his attention to detail in the booking process!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: It was a pleasure to host Eric and his family. They were great guests and it's always wonderful to hear how our guests appreciate our little corner of paradise in Belmont :)

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                      • Guest comment entered by owner

                        • Guest Shirley & Andrew B.
                        • Date of stay 07/05/08
                        • Review Submitted 07/05/08
                        Dear Ron and Dottie-- Thanks very much for letting us enjoy your very comfortable cottage. The photos we'd seen both in the brochure and on the internet didn't do justice to either the clean and modern facilities, nor the marvelous views. We look forward to returning some day. Many thanks again, especially for the warm and thoughtful welcoming touches.

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                      • Guest comment entered by owner

                        • Guest N/A
                        • Date of stay 10/10/06
                        • Review Submitted 10/10/06
                        [email after returning home]Dear Ron and Dottie,Well, we're finally making the difficult transition 'back to the land called work' after our awesome visit to your 'bit of heaven on earth'. Indeed our stay at your heavenly haven refreshed both our spirits and bodies, and put Vermont on the "must see again & again" list of places to visit. What a perfect way for us to have celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Hey, we may not have spotted your neighborhood moose, but he was tracking us!! What excitement we got from spotting his fresh tracks on our way back from clumping down to see one of the beaver dams on your property!! :) What can I say, our stay in your 'little' cottage changed our lives.... Hey, I'm getting ready to put kindling in our 'never used before' fireplace, just to bring back some Belmont ambience to our San Diego nest!! (That fire-stoking bit is an AMAZING new activity for this San Diego native to start doing, trust me on this one!! :)I hope this note finds you and Dottie well....... Drop us a line now and again to keep us posted on your lives, ok? Now that we've touched each other, you're in our hearts forever; you can't get out of it! :) Hugs, Pat …and Denny, San Diego, CA

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                      • Guest comment entered by owner

                        • Guest N/A
                        • Date of stay 09/10/06
                        • Review Submitted 09/10/06
                        Ron & Dottie,We had the best ever vacation; it was absolutely excellent !! We loved the mountains, the hiking, the horses, and EVERYTHING. Thanks so much – we’ll be back.Igor & Tatiana, Brooklyn, NY

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring-Summer
                      Apr 14 - Sep 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $125 $140
                      Fri, Sat
                      Fall Foliage
                      Sep 19 - Oct 20, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $165
                      late Fall
                      Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $125 $140
                      Fri, Sat
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $140
                      winter, non-holiday1
                      Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $165 $230
                      Fri, Sat
                      early xmas holiday
                      Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $280
                      Xmas week
                      Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $360
                      New Year's
                      Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $410
                      winter, non-holiday2
                      Jan 3 - Jan 15, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $175 $240
                      Fri, Sat
                      MLK
                      Jan 16 - Jan 18, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $390
                      winter, non-holiday3
                      Jan 19 - Feb 12, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $175 $240
                      Fri, Sat
                      Presidents Week
                      Feb 13 - Feb 21, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $340 $370
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay

                      $720

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning $90 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Notes:

                      Discounts for most stays longer than 3 nights; Please inquire

                      in July and August we rent by the week, usually Saturday to Saturday -- $720/week plus cleaning & tax.

                      Columbus Day weekend -- $520 for 3 nights plus cleaning & tax.

                      Arrival & Departure:

                      Arrival time is after 4:00 pm

                      Departure time by 11:00 am

                      RESERVATIONS are taken with 1/2 down at booking using any major credit card, and the balance due 45 days prior to arrival.

                      CANCELLATIONS:

                      ONLY IF we are able to re-rent for the full term of your reservation, then the payments less a cancellation fee of $50 will be refunded. If we are unable to re-book all payments will be forfeited.


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Owner info

                      About the owner: My wife and I are retired and live full time in Belmont, just down the road from our rental cottage. Come visit us in our little corner of paradise :)

                      Why the Owner Chose Belmont:
                      Ron's family began coming to Belmont for summers in 1956 and his parents moved here full-time from New York City in 1970. As a teenager Ron worked on a local farm and the family came up to Belmont for every vacation, all year 'round. Ron and Dottie moved here full-time in 2001 and enjoy all of Vermont's seasons -- You will too :)

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We are in the heart of the Green Mountains between Killington and Stratton/Bromley, and minutes to Okemo. We have beautiful (spectacular!!) views off to the west and northwest (great sunsets). Our cottage sits on a hill surrounded by stately maples and open pastures. It sits at 2100 feet above sea level and overlooks a lake with a 75 mile view across the mountains of Vermont and into New York State (we see the highest mountain in NY). We are one mile from Star Lake which has a beach and boat access. The cottage is very private being surrounded by 180 acres of our land, and hundreds more acres of friends, family and the State of Vermont. We have our own trail network for hiking, snowshoeing and xc skiing, and there's lots of other hiking all around the town and local area. On our land across the road from the cottage there are four beaver ponds that string along a brook that runs into Star Lake. ..... and we have a moose that visits every now and then [EMAIL us for this picture and many others]. Although private, this house is in the heart of the Vermont ski and tourist area so there are lots of restaurants, shops, and activities within 5 to 10 miles (Mt. Holly, Ludlow, Weston, etc.)


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                      Photos

                      • private setting on a hill overlooking Star Lake and mountains beyond

                        private setting on a hill overlooking Star Lake and mountains beyond

                      • Large living room w/ woodstove, sat-TV, DVD player

                        Large living room w/ woodstove, sat-TV, DVD player

                      • cottage at center, left -- a winter paradise :)

                        cottage at center, left -- a winter paradise :)

                      • from LR looking toward dining area;
door to deck

                        from LR looking toward dining area; door to deck

                      • deck overlooking Star Lake and mountains beyond

                        deck overlooking Star Lake and mountains beyond

                      • two modern bathrooms

                        two modern bathrooms

                      • view from master BR

                        view from master BR

                      • cottage sits on 180 acres of our land

                        cottage sits on 180 acres of our land

                      • beautiful sunsets over Star Lake

                        beautiful sunsets over Star Lake

                      • sunset view from both bedrooms

                        sunset view from both bedrooms

                      • winter mist in the valley below

                        winter mist in the valley below

                      • frozen sunset over the cottage

                        frozen sunset over the cottage

                      • Fully equipped, modern kitchen w/ dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster

                        Fully equipped, modern kitchen w/ dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster

                      • August sunset

                        August sunset

                      • LR has queen sleeper sofa

                        LR has queen sleeper sofa

                      • from LR looking toward front door to porch

                        from LR looking toward front door to porch

                      • 75 mile view to the Adirondacks

                        75 mile view to the Adirondacks

                      • master BR has queen bed

                        master BR has queen bed

                      • view from second BR; has a double bed

                        view from second BR; has a double bed

                      • cottage on left, our summer rental (VRBO #88648) in center; our house on right

                        cottage on left, our summer rental (VRBO #88648) in center; our house on right

                      • moose in pasture above our cottage :)

                        moose in pasture above our cottage :)

                      • full moon over Cottage

                        full moon over Cottage

                      • a winter sunset over snow-covered Star Lake

                        a winter sunset over snow-covered Star Lake

                      • waning winter light

                        waning winter light

                      VRBO #71156

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                      $103 - $410 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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