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Terrific Getaway VT House - Pet Friendly & Privacy. Hike, bike, kayak nearby!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 restful bedrooms, 4 beds plus firm double futon, sleeps 5-6 people comfortably

A gem of a house for relaxation and inspiration. A no-rush breakfast on the front porch, watching the world go by. Stars and S'mores by the campfire at night. Let the babbling brook nearby lull you to sleep. Swimming, hiking, kayaking and biking nearby. Great for a family vacation or with your ski/riding buddies. On Route 100, in West Wardsboro village, just 4 quick miles (10 min) to Mount Snow and 10 easy miles (15 min) to Stratton's Sunbowl via Stratton-Arlington Rd. Main roads to both ski resorts are paved and well maintained, Only 5 miles to Stratton Recreation area (ice skating and sledding/tubing hill), Stratton Pond hiking trails and Grout Pond for swimming, fishing or kayaking. Charming VT-style cabin with safe, easy parking. Well-equipped kitchen. Free Wi-Fi. Newest feature - gas log fireplace. Very close to West Wardsboro Market and Stratton-Arlington Rd. Last-minute renters are welcomed. Pet dog considered. Contact me for midweek or off-season rates. Pay securely - call/text me directly before sending payment.

Other attractions: Catamount XC trails and VT Vast snowmobile trails nearby. Easy drive to Bromley Mountain Park/Zipline and Manchester outlet shopping. Premier golf courses (Mount Snow, Stratton and Haystack) nearby. Also Sitzmark 9 hole golf course. Grout Pond, Pike's Falls, Townshend Dam and Jamaica State Park for swimming/fishing are nearby. Quick drive to Mountain View Cinemas in Dover, VT. and excellent restaurants (family to fine dining with recommendations available). Antiquing, art galleries, HuskyWorks dogsledding, maple sugaring at Newell Hill Farm and delicious breakfast & homemade pies at Bittersweet Memories Cafe in Wardsboro are all very close by. Also Townshend Auction Barn (Saturdays) on Rt 30.

extra info: House has comfortable propane heat, gas log fireplace, gas stove and water heater. Smoke/CO2 and CO detectors throughout house for safety.

Coming Soon - new cell tower nearby for improved cell phone reception.

More Details

Joe and Lori Rapuano
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Joe and Lori Rapuano

Vermonter's at heart! It always feels great to be at our relaxing cabin in Vermont.

Why Joe and Lori Rapuano chose West Wardsboro

Very convenient to get to Mount Snow and Stratton's Sunbowl lodge. Also near Stratton hiking/biking trails and Grout Pond. Charming VT style cabin is fully furnished and equipped, very clean and well-maintained.

What makes this house unique

Peace & quiet away from the ski lodge crowds yet only minutes away from restaurants and other attractions. Soothing babbling brook nearby and hiking/snowshoeing along logging trails in the woods behind my house.


West Wardsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , updated fixtures
  • Terrific water pressure and plenty of hot water for showers. Soaps, shampoos, towels, toilet paper, hair dryer provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Excellent mattresses and pillows. Firm double-size futon as well. Warm bed comforters (plus several electric mattress pads and blankets) provided. Bedrooms have bureaus and closets. Linens and 2 sets of towels provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Plenty of safe, convenient parking space. 2WD vehicle is fine on driveway. Great views of Milky Way, constellations and shooting stars at night. Outside activities include horseshoe set and a campfire pit. Picnic table and chairs on front porch. Free WiFi access available at the house. WiFi cell service for within USA calls available at my house.


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Terrific Getaway VT House - Pet Friendly & Privacy. Hike, bike, kayak nearby!
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews

Warm cabin less than 10 minutes from the mountain

  • 5 of 5

Great little cabin with 4 beds just a few miles away from Mt. Snow. Everything you need, nothing that you don’t. Clean, good heat, and hot water. Can’t wait to stay here again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4/5 Stars

  • 4 of 5

The rental property was exactly as advertised. The satellite / DirecTV did not work one of the nights during our stay, but that could be attributed to some inclement weather in the area that disrupted the satellite connection; no fault of the Owner. The beds were a bit stiff and creaky, but nothing too uncomfortable either. The only complaint we had is with the overall cleanliness of the unit. The vast majority of the unit was well kept and clean, but there was a good amount of dead bugs and dead lady bugs in certain parts of the unit. They were mainly found at the interior side of the exterior walls. Other than that, we would return for future stays at this rental. 4/5 stars.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the favorable 4/5 stars rating. Greg neglected to note that, as a kind gesture, I offered him a free night in the future because of the unfavorable ski weather that weekend. I quickly responded to Greg to get the DirecTV signal back up for him when he and his family arrived. The beds are firm and some mattresses are brand new. Ladybugs are used in New England as a non-chemical agricultural control of destructive insects. Being a clapboard-sided house, the presence of ONLY ladybugs is something I’ve tried to address without use of harmful pesticides. I clean my house regularly and thoroughly.
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Great place and location. Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Luke, Glad you enjoyed staying at my VT house. Please come again! Joe
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New York

Lovely property right near two large Ski Resorts

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a long ski weekend with another couple. The location was fabulous!! The house is adorable with a lot of Vermont charm. The owner Joe is extremely friendly and a pleasure to deal with. We had a few issues due to how the people who stayed before us had left the house but Joe was beyond apologetic and extremely helpful overall. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole for your gracious comments. I will be true to my word on the offer I made to you. I’m glad that you enjoyed staying at my VT house!
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Warm Cozy ski cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a great cabin. It was -20 degrees outside and four of us were warm and cozy inside with plenty of space. Very convenient drive to either Mt Snow or Stratton. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed staying at my VT cabin. Please come again sometime.
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Broomfield, CO

Clean. Well finished. Very charming.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family of 4 and our Labrador dog to Ski Stratton. It was great. Very well equipped kitchen and a great setup to crate your dog while out of the house. Everything was as described or better. I will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sticky Fingers Bakery
Roadhouse Restaurant
Car: recommended

Hugging the Dover Brook between Mount Snow and Stratton near the Stratton-Arlington Road. Close to Vermont VAST snowmobile trails and HuskyWorks dogsled rides. Near Grout Pond (swimming, fishing and kayaking) and the Stratton Trail (hiking and nature discovery). Reasonable distance to larger Somerset and Harriman Reservoirs. On scenic Rt 100 (motorcycle and bicycle heaven!) in the village of West Wardsboro, VT. Spectacular views of the Milky Way and meteor showers at night.

Other Activities: snowshoeing, Catamount XC trail system, dogsled rides, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, kayaking, and hiking.

Golf: Challenging Mount Snow, Haystack and Stratton golf courses are all nearby.

Ski: Incredible skiing & snowboarding terrain at both Mt. Snow (4 quick miles from my ski house) and Stratton (10 easy miles from my ski house). Big Bromley and Magic Mountain are 35 minutes away. Okemo is 45 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $100 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

$200/weekend night summer rate. $250 weekend night winter rate. Two night minimum stay. Add $50 per night for winter holiday weekends (3 night minimum), weekdays, school vacation periods (except specifically stated holiday price). Rates may change for special circumstances like extra snowplowing and excess utility charges.

GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO LEAVE MY HOUSE CLEAN AND NEAT OR A MINIMUM $75 CLEANING FEE WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE SECURITY DEPOSIT. Damage fee (varies) and cleaning fee ($75) deducted from security deposit if necessary.

Check-in 3 pm, Check-out 12 noon.

Winter seasonal monthly rate is $1,800 per month plus utilities and rental tax or $2,500 per month with utilities and tax included (December through April). Seasonal rental to be paid up-front plus $2,000 security.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel less than 15 days prior to your start date, prepaid amounts will be retained unless my house is re-rented for the same amount and time period. If the re-rental is for a lesser amount, then that amount will be refunded to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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