About the property
- House1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Dreaming of a Romantic Get Away filled with peace, tranquility & nature?
How can one choose between the sunrise, the beautiful canoe and row boat rides during the day or the unbelievable summer sunsets? Luckily, you don't have to, they are all right in front of you when you stay in our Getaway Cottage on Daniels Pond! Available for year-round rentals so you can enjoy the natural and unspoiled beauty of the Northeast Kingdom during Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall.
Have you ever stayed at a mountain top lake? Daniels Pond is a little slice of Vermont heaven - a perfect place to enjoy some peace and tranquility. It is a nature lovers delight!
The cottage is waterfront, with the shoreline only steps from the door. It has an open floor plan with natural cedar walls, exposed wood beams and views of the water and mountains at every turn. This fully appointed lakefront home, ideally for couples, small group of friends or small family with children over 8 yrs. It has easy one level living with a bedroom on the main floor, perfect for older couples.
It is located in an area known as the Northeast Kingdom, named by the National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations as one of the most desirable places to visit in the United States. Daniels Pond is a 66 acre pond of quiet, pristine water, well known for the spectacular, romantic sunsets. It's "quiet water", because Vermont does not allow powerboats or jet skis here.
Enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, fishing, swimming, use of our canoe, row boat and 2 pool floats. Feel free to bring your own kayaks as it takes about an hour to paddle around the pond. Right outside your door is the level yard, picnic table, private dock and shoreline. The cottage is located on a very quiet dead end road. A great place to walk, play, ride bikes, explore the back roads and enjoy the water. This is a majestic place that gives you a wonderful sense of getting back to nature and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Gorgeous Fall Foliage colors intensify and change every day, right in front of your eyes!
Why not just sit back and relax, watch the clouds go by and gaze up at the stars each night....when was the last time you did that? Don't you deserve A Getaway?
(The property is not suitable for children under 8 yrs old)
OKAY, I LOVE IT AND WANT TO RESERVE IT...
Here's what to do...
1. Click the Request to Book button
2. Pick your dates from our availability calendar
3. Fill out all the information
4. Be sure to tell us a little bit about yourself (who's coming, what you want to do on vacation, any special celebration)
4. Complete credit card info (you will not be charged yet).
5. Once I receive your request, I will give you a call to chat about your vacation plans. (I often call within a few minutes :) of you clicking the button - depending on time of day)
6. Reservation will be confirmed (HomeAway will then charge your card)
Please note that you a dealing directly with the owner of the property - We really care about making your stay fantastic and look forward to having you at the cottage,
Kristi & Ed Bride :)
Kristi & Ed Bride, Owners
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Kristi & Ed Bride, Owners
The owners, Kristi & Ed are from VT. We have been married for more than 30 years and love this calm retreat that is our 'secret' on Daniels Pond. We grew up an hour away from Glover, near Montpelier, the capital city. Kristi has been visiting the pond with family since she was a very little girl. We like to shop at at Currier's Store, Pete's Greens Farm Stand and Burtt's Apple Orchard. You might pass us on the Mt. Pisgah hiking trail, bid against us at an Albany auction or catch us floating the sunny afternoon away on the pond. We have fun by chasing a golf ball down the Westmore golf course, standing in line for an ice cream at Pick & Shovel and eating a Strawberry Shortcake at the Irasburg Church Fair. One of our summer favorites (July) is a day trip to Fitch Bay (Quebec-so bring your passport) where wineries and Bleu Lavande (Lavender Farm Fields) are located. We love exploring the towns of the Northeast Kingdom (and Eastern Townships of Quebec) and all they have to offer. We love winter too, Skiing at Jay Peak and Burke Mountain and show shoeing around the pond on snowy day followed by a glass of wine in front of the fire!
Kristi & Ed Bride, Owners purchased this House in 2012
Why Kristi & Ed Bride, Owners chose Glover
We love the beautiful and unspoiled location, the quiet sounds of the Pond and close proximity to mountains and small towns. From May to October we like to shop for vegetables, eggs and more at farm stands on the side of the road and the many local Farmers Markets. Visit local country stores, small family owned shops, county fairs, festivals & church suppers. Make time to check out the Bread & Puppet Theater Museum, Circus Smirkus, Craftsbury Chamber Players as well as the many artists that reside in the area. This is where you get outside to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and boating on some of the most beautiful land & water anywhere. In the fall, the leaves change color and the foliage is legendary - you have to see it to believe it! From December through April, skiing/riding Jay Peak, Burke Mountain or Stowe, and snowshoeing, ice skating and snowmobiling are available throughout the area. Jay Peak also has a huge, amazing indoor water park that is open year round! Each spring brings the 'Maple Sugar Season' where the famous VT Maple Syrup 'Liquid Gold' is bottled for all to enjoy on pancakes, ice cream & more!
What makes this House unique
Daniels Pond is so beautiful and this cottage was hand built in the 1980's by Kristi's Dad. He cut down the cedar trees on the lot and used them to build the cottage-all the wood you see inside, he put up by hand! As you can see it is waterfront and has a small sandy beachfront on the edge of the pond, perfect for wading in the water slowly or sitting on the dock and kicking your feet. In the winter, it's perfect for Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing and Cross Country Skiing on the pond. This is a magical place to relax, reconnect with nature (and each other) and get away from it all. Don't you deserve A Getaway on Daniels Pond?
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Rest and Relaxation
This is a beautiful, tranquil setting for a perfect get away.
The house is well maintained, and in a wonderful location.
The owners were terrific, really making us feel welcome, and providing lots of information about local activities.
I highly recommend this place
Perfect home away from home!
We spent a wonderful week at the cottage and were sad to have to leave! Kristi and Ed are so welcoming and accommodating, and the cottage is a true home away from home. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need, all linens and towels are provided, and many other personal touches at the cottage make it feel so welcoming and comfortable. As a family of 5 we had plenty of space to cook/eat meals, relax on the porch, and enjoy the yard and water. The kids loved the loft sleeping area!
The pond itself is so incredibly peaceful! We spent many hours watching the loons, saw the eagle and heron soaring over the water, and enjoyed much success fishing from the dock. So many wonderful memories were made and we can't wait to come back! Thank you for making our vacation so relaxing and fun, Kristi and Ed! Hope to see you next year!
Dear Vicki, Mike, K, M & T,
We love that your family felt so well cared for and comfortable at the cottage. We try to prepare the cottage the way we would for very dear friends - so all you have to do is bring in your bags and everything else is done for you! Now that's a vacation! Thank you for our wonderful 5 star review :) Hopefully the "fish tales" will last until the next time we see you!
Kristi & Ed
Quiet, comfortable, easy water access
The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The hosts are thoughtful and welcoming. Kristi and Ed have made every effort to make our stay a happy and memorable one. We had a great time on the pond as well as exploring the area. Our experience was all we had hoped for and more.
Dear Linda & Bill,
We are so happy that you had such a memorable stay and enjoyed all the extra touches, as well as taking in some rare birdwatching! Thank you for your 5 star review and all your kind words - it really means a lot to us! We would love to see you again. Cheers, Kristi & Ed
We had such a relaxing time at the Get- Away Cottage. It is so incredibly peaceful here. Each day we would take the rowboat or canoe out on the " pond". Most always we saw loons, but better than seeing them is hearing them at night. I don't think I ever heard a car at night. The beds were wonderfully comfortable, and the appliances were all top quality. We took day trips sometimes - Stowe is an hour and 10 minutes away, Cabot Creamery is about half an hour. Many times we went 10 minutes into Glover to the general store that has everything, including an old screen door that slaps shut as you enter. As we took walks on the dirt roads the neighbors would all wave. It was just a wonderfully relaxing vacation, with a beautiful, homey cottage to stay in. Dale, Becky and Laura
Dear Dale, Becky & Laura,
Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review! Having comfy beds are really important on vacation - glad you slept so well on our new luxury mattresses and bedding! We really enjoyed meeting all of you and hearing your miraculous story! Wishing you all the best and hope to see you soon! Cheers, Kristi & Ed
We stayed at this house on the lake the week of July 8th. The weather could have been better but that did not dampen our vacation. We were greeted with a basket of goodies, the house was spotless and welcoming. There's a book of information about local restaurants, places to go, we usd it frequently. The bed was very comfy, and the kitchen well appointed. It was a fun, relaxing week! Kristi is very thoughtful and couldn't be more helpful.
Dear Linda & Gene -
We are so happy that you had fun, felt relaxed and so comfortable at the cottage! Its great that you got to unwind on the waterfront porch and read to your hearts content! I loved your "spotless" comment - I really take pride in that! We'd love to have you back anytime! All our best, Kristi & Ed
Wonderful home in a picture perfect setting! A++++
Our family of four with two girls ages 10 and 13 had a terrific, fun, and restful week on Daniel's Pond in this immaculate and well-supplied cottage. Kristi and Ed have thought of everything and we felt warmly and genuinely welcomed by them to stay in their family's home.
We rented two paddleboards for the kids from Clyde River Recreation and we had our kayaks with us so we spent a lot of time out on the water. We fished and swam and floated around on this very nice and clean big pond. There were loons to watch and a family of ducks swam close by every day.
Kristi is terrific and we took all of her advice about the best local places to visit and she was "right on" about all the neat places to tour and eat, etc. The setting here is pristine and beautiful in all kinds of weather. The house is comfortable with all the amenities we needed with kids (e.g. good Wifi at the end of the day!). It was a wonderful and memorable week. This home and location deserve 5 stars all around. We lucked out with this rental for sure and hope to go back!
Dear Becky, Curt, A & S,
Thank you for our 5 star review and all your compliments about the cottage and hospitality! We try to go above and beyond providing the "inside scoop" to make a vacation really special. You guys were awesome and so happy to have youhere for your daughter's birthday! Come on back anytime :)
Cheers, Kristi & Ed
A Getaway Cottage is a quiet, relaxing and central location for all your Northeast Kingdom activities. An easy 40 min drive to Jay Peak Resort for skiing/riding, the amazing Pump House Indoor Waterpark, Year Round Ice Skating Rink and Championship Public Golf Course. Also just a 30 min drive to Burke Mountain for Skiing/Riding & world class mountain biking. Stowe Mountain Resort is less than one hour. Craftsbury Outdoor Center is 20 minutes away for some of the best cross country trails anywhere!
In the summer bring your mountain bikes to ride Glover's dirt back roads and hills around the cottage or head over to Kingdom Trails in East Burke (fee) for IMBA 'Epic' rated trails & lift serviced downhill runs at Burke Mountain. If a road bike is your passion, try the (25/50 or) century rides along Route 16 passing through the gorgeous hills and valleys of this rural region.
If you'd like to explore Canada, remember to BRING YOUR PASSPORTS! The Canadian border is only 35 minutes north, where you can experience the quaint Eastern Townships in the Province of Quebec, We love to explore the small towns, wineries, shops and brasserie's in and around Magog, Fitch Bay & Stanstead. In July, one of our favorites is the Lavender Farm named "Bleu Lavande" for amazing relaxation, massages, live music and local products using lavender from the farm. Also, venture up to Montreal for the Jazz Festival, F1 Canadian Grad Prix, Just For Laughs comedy festival, a casino and more, it's just a 2 hour drive away!
Take a day trip to Stowe/Waterbury and visit Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, stop by Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Cabot Cheese Annex, Green Mountain Coffee and Lake Champlain Chocolates to round out your must have VT Food & Drink day! Plan ahead to pick up your Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery. Also, the #1 rated brewery, Hill Farmstead Brewery is just 15 minutes from the cottage.
Shop at Currier's Quality Market, a real VT General Store & Post Office - (6mi) or a small town C&C Supermarket (8mi) for your grocery needs. Visit the Caledonia Spirits, home of famous Barr Hill Gin and Vodka (Hardwick). You must have the "Green Mountain Special" pizza at The Parker Pie Co (W. Glover) and then you'll know why Food Network Magazine called it one of 'America's 50 Best Pizzas'.
Visiting local Vermont schools? Lyndon State College (30mins), Lyndon Institute (30mins) Sterling College (20mins) & St Johnsbury Academy (35mins)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rentals Saturday to Saturday during July and August. No pets (sorry no exceptions), No smoking and No fireworks allowed for the comfort of our guests and pond neighbors. Rates subject to change until confirmed in writing by owner.