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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

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Charming Log Cabin on Private Pond Nestled in Woods.
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 78 reviews

Making Memories

  • 5 of 5

As a Christmas present, I choose to give my granddaughters a memory instead of another toy they don't need - so last December I told them we would go on a trip in August to see Niagara Falls and spend time together at this cabin. What a great gift! Me, my daughter and 2 granddaughters spent a wonderful weekend at the cabin. The cabin is well stocked and very comfortable (bring your own food). Sitting on the front porch was amazing. We played games each night, laughing together hysterically and talked for hours on end. On our last night there I took my granddaughters by the hand outside under the starry sky and watched a shooting star cross the horizon - priceless! The cabin is secluded but not far from civilization. The owners house is just down the hill and after showing us around it was nice to know she was there if needed but she respected our privacy. The town of Ellicottville is nearby and is very quaint with good restaurants. Niagara Falls is about one and a half hours North from the cabin. Thank you Bette for sharing this beautiful place with others.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy......I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your wonderful review. I truly can't stop smiling thinking about you laughing and enjoying being there but especially holding your granddaughters hands and looking at the sky. I shall think of that forever! I know you will keep on making fabulous memories and your family is very blessed to have you. It was so nice to meet all of you and I hope you have a great rest of your summer. Bette
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Even better than the last time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a remarkable visit the last time we visited a few years back, and with the addition of a nice fire pit between the cabin and pond this place is flawless in our opinion. We had such a great time, and so did our dog. It’s a great place to bring the pups with the pond and nearby hiking trails. Went out to walk the dog before daylight and heard an owl off in the near distance. Just sit back and enjoy the views and peacefulness of nature at its finest. Amazing place, thanks again Bette for sharing!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian! Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your was great to hear about the owl. I do love hearing them in the evening. Everyone sure is enjoying my new firepit. A guest from Toronto built it for everyone to enjoy!! Thanks again and look forward to your return visit!
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  • 5 of 5

An absolute delight! Cozy, clean and comfortable. A peaceful setting tucked away in the woods. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elaine! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. The weather sure was nice as well. I sure appreciate your review and hope you will return again soon. Bette
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Absolutely awesome relaxing property to stay at.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you bette for sharing your beautiful cabin with others and their furbabies. We absolutely loved it and were and to leave. We enjoyed several eateries in the area and the salamanca antique mal was awesome. Our dogs josey and eli greatly enjoyed playing in the pond and now that we are home they snoring up a storm they will sleep for a week lol. Thank you again bette.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sabrina.....thanks so much for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your 'furbabies' are soooooo sweet and it was great meeting 'all' of you. I hope they get some good rest so they can come back and visit again....and perhaps you can come with them too!!!!
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  • 5 of 5

The setting of this cabin is stunning. We loved sitting on the front porch enjoying the view, especially on the rainy day we had during our stay. Our dog loved it. Her and I walked around the pond numerous times and spent a afternoon at Allegheny State Park. We even had lunch on the patio there. Very pet friendly. Great, relaxing time. Hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi!! Thanks so much for your review. I am so glad you did enjoy your stay. I sure never get tired of the views! Bette
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Charming and peaceful with great view and fabulous host!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our four kids were looking for a long weekend get away that wasn't far from home and didn't break the bank. Bette's little slice of heaven was just the ticket. So charming was our little cabin in the woods we look forward to a return visit. A bedroom loft with a queen size bed and sofa bed make this a comfortable 4 person stay. We had 6 and had to get a bit creative but we knew ahead of time and made it work. Bass pond in front and acres of woods to explore in back made for some fun adventures. Only 35 minutes from Allegheny State Park and 15 minutes from Ellicotville make this a great year round stay. Be sure to read and fill out the guest journal so you can read about Clyde. If you need a simple laid back retreat my family and I highly recommend Bette and her Charminig Cabin in the Woods. Thank You Bette for your warm and friendly welcome and seeing to it that we enjoyed our stay. Your attention to detail in decorating the cabin adds such authenticity along with the brief history of the cabin seals the deal. Thank You Bette, God Bless you, your family and your Charming Cabin in the Woods. David and Lori Casey and family August 16 thru 18, 2018

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David. Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was so nice to meet you and your family. I still smile when I think about your son's comment about the 'Gateway'. I had friends visiting from GA and came right back down to my house and told them about it. It was a pleasure having you and your family as guests and I look forward to your return visit! Bette
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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