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Cozy Family Log Cabin - 3/4 Mile to Mt Snow

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This log cabin was built in 1974, on land that has been in my family for many generations and abuts the Green Mountain National Forest and Mt. Snow. The cabin is situated on over 50 acres of private property, most of which is undeveloped and has conservation easements. There are endless opportunities for exploring the woods. It is about 3/4 mile from Mt. Snow and on the MOO-VER shuttle bus line.

We love our cabin, and it has many personal items, including original artwork and antiques, many books, comfortable-but-not-all-new furniture, and many games, puzzles and kids toys. This is not your typical rental cabin. This cabin is ideal for a family or for a quiet retreat by a single or couple, or two couples/families. Whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, star-gazing by an outdoor campfire, making meals together, sitting on the porch with a favorite novel, or curled up by the fireplace playing monopoly – this is the place for you. This house is also an ideal artist’s retreat, with six generations of family artwork sprinkled about.

Please be aware:

• There is no TV

• There is no dishwasher

• There is high speed wireless internet service

• There is cell phone coverage

Amenities include:

• One bedroom downstairs with two single beds

• One “study” downstairs, with a single bed

• One “dormer” bedroom upstairs, with a queen bed

• One spacious master bedroom upstairs with a king

• Two bathrooms – one upstairs, one down

• Two porches – one entry, one for outdoor living: including Adirondack chairs, a hammock and outdoor speakers

• A full kitchen and dining room

• A cozy living room with vaulted ceiling and balcony

• A fireplace, with logs supplied

• A radio, and CD player, and laptop computer for viewing DVDs

• An iPOD deck/speaker player (bring your own iPOD or iPhone)

• A full basement and a washer/dryer

• Sleds and snowshovels

• A telephone in the kitchen for emergency and local calls only

• A Webber charcoal grill on the utility porch for BBQ’ing.

The Rea Family Log Cabin is located on the mountain side Handle Road, on over 50 acres of private property, with conservation easements. Whatever the season, this is an ideal location for exploring the woods. There are old logging roads that can be explored, a brook behind the house, etc. There are no well-maintained trails behind the house – so bring your hiking boots or snow shoes! I find these woods very easy to hike in – even for young children. They are beautifully green and mossy and there are no hazards to speak of. It’s a wonderful place to find a special rock, or pick up a hiking stick, find newts, climb up a mountain brook, or build a fairy house in the moss. In the autumn, these woods light up with glorious colors – truly a sight to behold. In the winter, it’s a wonderful place to explore off-trail snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

The house will be clean and ready for you when you arrive, with clean sheets and towels laid out for you. Bath soap and shampoo are supplied. All paper products are supplied. There are extra blankets in every bedroom, and extra sheets and towels in marked bins and in the downstairs hall closet. There are emergency first aid supplies in the bathrooms.

More Details

Maria Rea
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Maria Rea

My parents built this home in 1974, on land that had been in the family for many generations. I enjoyed the house as a teenager and young adult - bringing friends up on ski weekends. Now I have my own family, and we spend summers and some winters here. I am happy to share this special place with you, and hope you enjoy all that our home and Mt. Snow and Southern Vermont has to offer.

Maria Rea purchased this cabin in 1974

Why Maria Rea chose West Dover

Our cabin is warm and cozy in the winter, and beautifully outdoorsy in the summer. This is a real family home that we would love to share with you.

What makes this cabin unique

Real Vermont log cabin! Private woods to explore at all times of year. Excellent local caretaker, if needed.


West Dover Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No extra guests without prior permission of owner.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bathroom has shower only, downstairs bathroom has bathtub/shower combo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Twin beds - downstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 twin/ single , Downstairs office/den with single bed, if needed.
    Dormer room - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) 2 singles in one bedroom, 1 single in den/study, 1 single on upstairs balcony.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
i-phone/i-pod speakers Books, games, toys Located on 50+ acres of private woods with brook, for off-trail hiking, snow-shoing, or back-country skiing. NOTE: there is no TV.


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Cozy Family Log Cabin - 3/4 Mile to Mt Snow
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Great setting for a relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Charming Cabin in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this warm and inviting cabin. It's the quintessential, old fashioned Vermont cottage. The exposed logs and big fireplace were so nice to come home to after a day at Mount Snow, which is about two minutes down the street. This is a great place for a family getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellington, CT

Even better second time

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin with 2 other couples for the second year in a row and loved it even more this time. We were greeted by the familiar and rustic sights and smells of property, which brought back great memories of our last visit. We spent most of our indoor time between the living room/roaring fireplace and the dining room, enjoying the peace and quite. I work in the tech industry, so 4 days without a laptop and tv were a welcome respite (although we did use the wifi to stream an NFL game!) We hiked at Mt Snow and explored the woods behind the cabin for hours, making fantastic new memories.

There were some upgrades from our visit last year which made it even more comfortable. All 3 of us couples can't wait to return next fall and would recommend this cabin for any season!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place super close to Mt. Snow - lots of character. We loved our stay & would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our group drove up from Philly for a three night weekend. The cabin was comfortable and cozy. We had the fire place kicking in the living space and spent most evenings around the dining room table.

The cabin does not have a TV which was perfect. Although, the wifi was helpful once and a while.

All in all, a great change of pace and I'd highly recommend for the VT experience in any season.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island, NY

cute log cabin - great for a ski weekend

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is exactly as advertised. It is very close to Mount Snow and convenient to restaurants on Rte 100. It is indeed old, but functional. The kitchen area is well stocked with all necessities, with a nice dining area. The living space has a fireplace that is supplied with both logs and firestarters for you. The negatives are that the furniture is both old and not very well set up for a large group to sit in the living 'room'. There is a couch and coffee table and then there are a few chairs set up in the corners of the room. The biggest negative for us was that the house is very dark. The lighting is mainly small table lamps or floor lamps, that do not provide much light, especially upstairs in the bedrooms, but most inconvenient in the living room. The heat is also 'iffy' it turns on and provides heat immediately but it is difficult to control, making it either too hot quickly or to cold, I think the reason being that the outside doors don't close well and are drafty. If this sounds like a bad review, it is most definately not. I just wanted to point out things that you don't get from the photos. We really enjoyed out stay here, and would absolutely stay here again. the dealings with Maria were always prompt and professional. The house was very clean, paper towels, toilet paper provided. It is in a great location and we enjoyed hiking in the snow in the woods right behind the cabin. It is reasonably priced, and well suited to a family or group of 7, (the single bed in the loft area was really "iffy", actually the whole loft area kind of creaked when you walked on it). All in all, we had a great time in this cabin, and would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A couple of responses to this review: The living room furniture is older but comfortable for most renters. It includes a full size couch, two comfy stuffed chairs and two wooden rocking chairs. It easily accommodates seven, with a large soft rug in the middle and in front of the fire. Our family often sits on the rug, playing games, in front of the fire. Re: lights - there are overhead lights in the kitchen, dining room and living room. It is true the bedrooms have free standing lamps set up for reading in bed. The cabin was built in 1974, has been maintained well, but is definitely is NOT a new condo with built in lights in ceiling. I've never had problems with the heater it is very strong and heats the house quickly. It is important to keep the door to the study closed (where the thermostat is located). This is very easy to do. Otherwise, cold air from opening the door to the porch can trip the furnace on unnecessarily.
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mt. Snow Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Rte 100
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
2 Tannery Road
Nearest Ski
0.75 Miles
Mt. Snow Resort
Car: necessary

Our log cabin is located in West Dover, Vermont on Handle Road, just 3/4 miles to Mt Snow Ski resort. West Dover and Wilmington are in the Deefield Valley - a beautiful area vacation retreat with many options for recreation (skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, swimming, boating) and shopping, dining and local music. There is always plenty to do! Pick up the local Deerfield Valley News paper for all the current activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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