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Historic Maple Street Dairy-Charm and Convenience in Stowe Village

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 7-8, Walk Everywhere

Located in the heart of one of New England's most vibrant villages, the Maple Street Dairy exudes country charm while offering travelers a Vermont take on Alpine chic.

This well-preserved 1830's farmhouse, with wide plank flooring and beautiful winding staircase, is part of a compound which was the Maple Street Dairy, the first dairy in Stowe. It is within easy walking distance of numerous shops, restaurants, and recreational amenities. World class downhill skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort is just a 12 minute drive away, or if you don't want to drive to the slopes, you can hop on the ski shuttle which stops just down the street.

With three bedrooms and two full baths, the home comfortably sleeps 6 in the upstairs bedrooms. If you need more heads in beds, two more can sleep on the daybed with pullout trundle in the den downstairs. Two separate living and dining areas provide a spacious environment for apre-ski lounging for adults and kids. HDTV, DVD player, wireless internet access, and plenty of board games and puzzles are provided to keep you connected and entertained.

The property owners, who live on site behind the farmhouse in the renovated barn, are dog lovers and know many guests don't want to have to leave their dog behind when they go on vacation. One well-behaved dog is permitted and more are negotiable. Stowe's famed recreation path and off-leash Quiet Path are both great places to walk or ski with your dog nearby.

Come enjoy village life in Stowe!

More Details

Owner
Karen Akins
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Karen Akins

The property owners are Karen and Dan Akins, who live on the compound behind the original farmhouse in the renovated barn. They moved to Vermont in 2002 from Austin, Texas via London, England to raise their kids in a wholesome, small town environment that offered winter sports. Both are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, tennis, and hockey. They are now empty nesters and devote much of their time to hiking with their 10 year-old goldendoodle, Sunny.

Dan is from St. Paul, Minnesota and Karen is from Oklahoma and Texas. They met while studying at the London School of Economics. They lived and worked in Washington, DC then Austin, Texas until they moved their family to London. They have two children, one a psychologist and the other an aspiring hockey player.

Karen Akins purchased this house in 2001

Why Karen Akins chose Stowe

Being in Stowe village is great because you have easy access to nature along the recreation path but you can also walk to all the village amenities. Maple Street is one of the few areas of Stowe with a real neighborhood feel. In the winter, you can also access the snowmobile path right out the back door!

What makes this house unique

The Maple Street Dairy is located alongside other well-maintained historic residences in Stowe, within walking distance of all of the amenities of Stowe village. This is a perfect location for skiers and non-skiers alike, so that some in the group can take the ski shuttle to the mountain in the morning, while others have use of the car. Or if some drive up, the others are not stuck at a remote location, but can walk into the village to shop or eat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a way to celebrate a 70th birthday with family. The house is so lovely and you have such an amazing attention to detail!



We recommend to anyone the rec path (ski or shine), the scenic by-way to Smugglers Notch, checking out the new Topnoch, and dinner at the Trapp!
Sep 2014
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Amenities

Stowe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has grab bars in both the shower and near toilet for elderly or handicapped guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Family Room/Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 1-2
    Blue Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • We just added a new fold-out couch, so the house now sleeps 7-8. It is located in the den/family room which adjoins a full bath. There's a TV/DVD/VCR in that room so it's perfect for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The farmhouse is located on a compound of 3 buildings. The other two buildings are occupied by the owners, so if you are seeking extreme privacy, this is probably not the place for you. We will be sharing a driveway and walkway leading to our house and your rental.

Reviews

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Historic Maple Street Dairy-Charm and Convenience in Stowe Village
average rating of 4.826087 based on 28 reviews
Dallas TX
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the farmhouse for six days over the Christmas holidays, 2004. The decor was appealing and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay immensely, and plan a return stay someday. We especially liked the fact that the house was located within a very short walk from shops and restaurants of Stowe.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2005
  • Stayed: December 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

charming house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Historic charm with updated bathrooms and kitchen. Very nice room layout and nice dining room. Cooked a meal for seven in the kitchen and was very impressed with the working kitchen. Great yard if bringing pets. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, VT, USA
5

Charming! A wonderful place to spend the holidays with family.

  • 5 of 5

Karen was accommodating, and the house is lovely. It's got lots of historic charm and is very near the heart of Stowe village.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stowe!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home. A truly 5 minute walk to the village amenities and 10-15 min picturesque drive or shuttle to the slopes. House is warm and welcoming and had everything we needed.

We had a great time-thank you Karen-loved all your lights and decorations too!

Sharon

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM
5

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful house, and the owners are very attentive. I would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place for ski trip

  • 4 of 5

The house is charming and the owners are friendly and accommodating. As noted by others, there is some road noise, but the white noise machines counter it nicely. 10 min to the mountain, walking distance to restaurants and a great price. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Ski and snowboard on Mt. Mansfield Cross at Stowe Mountain Resort. Cross country skiing nearby at Trapp Family Lodge. Walk to Stowe's main street, with great shopping, world class restaurants. Grocery store, sledding hill, ice skating rink, movie theaters, Stowe Recreation Path.

Ski: Stowe Mountain Resort is just up Mountain Road, about15 minutes by car. There is also a ski shuttle that leaves from one block away if you don't want to drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 10.0%

The deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to rebook the property for the dates you reserve.

The cleaning fee does not apply to stays of a week or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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