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Charming Log Cabin on Private Pond Nestled in Woods.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

My charming log cabin sits on 100 acres of private land which adjoins 2200 of New York State Forest. It overlooks a small pond which is stocked with bass. You are welcome to catch a few and cook them fresh on the Weber gas grill. The front porch is comfortable with beautiful views of the pond, hills and the valley below.

It is a cozy cabin with a sleeping loft and comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a shower bath. The loft has a double bed and the first floor has a double futon.

Bring your bicycles in the summer or your cross country skis or snowshoes in the winter or your hiking boots year round, as the stare forest is full of groomed trails. Or bring your books and just relax and enjoy your surroundings.

We are only 12 minutes from Ellicottville, New York which is a quaint little ski and resort town. You can ski in the winter or golf in the summer. There are world class restaurants for fine dining and wonderful shopping.

It is the perfect place for solitude or a romantic getaway. I hope you will come and enjoy this special place on Golden Hill!!

Keywords: private fish pond, bordered by state forest, walking trails, bicycle trails, cross counrty skiing

More Details

Bette Hestle
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Great Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Fishing on stocked private pond. No license required. Hiking on 2200 acres of NY State land. Bike trails. Cross country skiing. Snow shoeing.


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Charming Log Cabin on Private Pond Nestled in Woods.
average rating of 4.83871 based on 62 reviews
Erie PA, USA

Cozy private and perfect

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay here in early snow covered March. Bette, the owner, couldn't have been nicer. The cabin was rustic but had all the comforts one would need. No wifi if that matters, and Verizon doesn't get good serves (at&t does tho). Not that we were to bothered by that, kinda the point of staying in a cabin. The cabin is tucked back in the corner of there property, with the back of the cabin just touching Golden Hills State Forest. Even with the bare trees you cant really see any other houses from the porch (if any). Feels extremely private. Didn't fish but the pond is a great touch. Super easy to get to downtown Ellicottville, about a 12min drive. Would love to come back in the summer time.

Perfect for a couple but could see it being fun with a small group of buds too.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Huntingdon, PA

Beautiful and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

My family and our dogs had a wonderful weekend. We came to go skiing but the weather did not cooperate but we still had the best time. The cabin and property is absolutely lovely. We were able to relax but yet still walked all around the very private property and visited the town of Ellicottville. I even chose to just stay at the cabin for my birthday and roast hot dogs and make smores over a fire instead of going in to town for a steak dinner because I just didn't want to leave the lovely cabin. Bette was very nice. She showed us around the cabin and even explained the interesting history behind it. She lives close to the cabin and told us if we needed anything to just call or stop by, which we did not need anything because the cabin was just what we wanted.

5 stars just doesn't seem good enough for this place. We can't wait to return.


  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW Janet.....thanks so very, very much for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure having you and your family visit. And it makes me so happy to know you enjoyed my cabin so much. I look forward to your Fall visit!! Bette
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cozy, remote, and well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! Our family had a great stay here. Bette's friend Sharon was there to help us in and show us around and was very helpful. Our only thought for improvement would be to possibly offer a foam topper for the pullout couch bed, it was a little uncomfortable. Other than that, the pond, streams, and woods made for a wonderful weekend getaway with some great skiing at Holiday Valley.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nolan, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I do appreciate you mentioning the sofa. It is brand new but obviously needed a better mattress. I have ordered one!! So for your next visit you should have a more comfortable sleep! Sorry I missed meeting you and your family. Bette
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A rustic cabin - with modern amenities - located on a bluff in Great Valley, New York

  • 5 of 5

We lived the location and our dog lived the snow. A quiet and secluded cabin that was warm and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I am always so happy when my guests enjoy their stay. AND your dog is soooo sweet......a pleasure to have all of you! Happy New Year!
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Buffalo, NY

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend at the cabin. It was exactly as described and did not disappoint. The cabin was warm, cozy, and quiet. A great place to reconnect with nature yet close enough to Ellicottville to enjoy some shopping and a nice dinner.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi!! Thanks so much for your kind review. I am so happy that you were able to relax and enjoy yourself. It was great meeting you and your husband and I hope you will come back for another visit!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Bette
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Cortland, Ohio

Quaint little getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as described and totally what we were looking for in a little getaway weekend with our dog! Would definitely recommend and stay again! Even the weather was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!!! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I have been enjoying this beautiful weather as well. I appreciate your kind words!!! Bette
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

2 Night Min Stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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