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Historic Maple Street Dairy-Charm and Convenience in Stowe Village

Stowe, VT, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

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!


Karen Akins

Member Since 2005
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • Mountain


            • Family
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Paper Towels
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Up to 2 cars. More cars present a problem because of snow storage. Exceptions made, please ask.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      Local telephone service upon request.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Oven/stove, Dishwasher, microwave, Keurig coffee/tea maker, blender, electric skillet
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig and K-cups provided
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully stocked
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Utensils and dishes for 8
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          No ice maker
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Staples and spices in pantry.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Seating for up to 8
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  Dining table can be converted to table tennis. Paddles, balls, nets provided.
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Kids
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (2) Stowe Cable with movie channels.
                                • Stereo
                                  Bookshelf stereo system.
                                • Television
                                  (2) HDTV
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Selection of family movies available.


                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Ski storage on porch. Some snow toys available .


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          We have folding wheelchair ramp for entry. Downstairs fold-out with aero bed can turn living room into bedroom. There are grab bars on toilet and shower in downstairs bathroom.


                                            • 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

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • 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.

                                                              25 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect place to stay in Stowe Village

                                                              Joan L.

                                                              I stayed at the Maple Street Dairy this weekend with a group of 6 friends. It was the perfect location. It’s walkable to the village and not far from the ski mountain. The living area is very spacious and easily accommodates a large group for dinner and hanging out. Karen and Dan live on the property and are super responsive and a wealth of information about the area. We had a great time and will be back!

                                                              Lots of space for our family of five

                                                              Kate B.

                                                              We really loved staying at the Maple Street Dairy home. The house itself is clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and spacious enough for a large group to spread out and allow everyone to enjoy being in their own space. The location is ideal: a short walk to get to shops and cafes, and a short drive to great downhill and XC skiing. The owners live nearby and were available if we needed anything (we didn’t) but did not intrude on our vacation in any way. We will definitely stay here again the next time we’re in Stowe.

                                                              charming house in a great location

                                                              Nancy A.

                                                              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.


                                                              Sharon H.

                                                              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!


                                                              Awesome stay!

                                                              Katherine T.Santa Fe, NM

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

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

                                                              Ken L.Burlington, VT, USA

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


                                                              Stowe, VT, USA

                                                              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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              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.

                                                              25 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                                              Property # 118083ha