1.5 miles from Waterbury Reservoir (swimming, canoeing, kayaking) Nestled among mature trees, this newly built five bedroom chalet features privacy and a panoramic mountain view from the living room and dining rooms. Cathedral ceilings maximize the view, sunlight and airy,open feel of the two story floor plan. With two bedrooms on the main floor and three upstairs, the layout is great for two families. The great room features gorgeous views and a bright open floor plan with upright piano, cathedral ceiling and wood burning stone fireplace. The oversized upholstered furnishings seat ten comfortably and stereo and video components complete the... room. Newly built and well-equipped, this kitchen is nicely outfitted for a larger group. The dining room seats ten with full views of Camel's Hump Mountain and the kitchen features an island that contributes to a great amount of counter space. The master bedroom suite and second bedroom with bath are located on the main floor. The cathedral ceiling allows for an open staircase with reading nook at the top that leads to the second floor with three bedrooms and a full bath. Newly completed game room downstairs. Two separate rooms; one for TV and one for ping pong. Other games include XBOX KINECT, Foos ball air hockey and multiple board games.
Left on 03/03/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | ALT
We loved the house and Stowe Country Homes was wonderful to work with. The house was spotless and all the details had been addressed - there was plenty of firewood, including kindling, inside, the heat was on when we arrived, and there was a helpful welcome packet (along with some yummy fudge!).
As other reviewers noted, the kitchen was extremely well-appointed. We cooked all our meals for the extended weekend and the the only criticism of the kitchen is that the knives are dull.
The house is advertised as having 2 queen suites and 2.5 baths, but it's actually 3 full baths (one does have only a shower), and the upstairs bath is in the hallway. For our group, 3 couples, this was perfect. We had been a little concerned that the upstairs bath would be off someone's bedroom, making those middle of the night bathroom visits a long walk for someone!
The living room area was great - roomy enough for 6 adults to lounge comfortably around the fire. And the oversize dining room table was perfect for meals, games and cards. It was large enough that a puzzle could have been left in progress at one end with room left for dining.
We loved our trip and would absolutely rent this house again. It is a bit of a drive to the ski area but for those looking to enjoy the other aspects of the area, it's a terrific value.
Left on 01/30/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | NYC
The home was cozy and nice -- the large dining table and open layout were great. We did have two issues. One was with the hot water and water pressure. Management was quick to send some to address the problem but the water temperature of the upstairs bathroom was still variable afterwards. Also, information provided indicated that the long, steep driveway would be plowed but it was not. The number provided to contact the plowing service was incorrect and it took some effort to find the correct number. However, the driveway was cleared and well-sanded early the next morning before we needed to head out. In the future, I would appreciate that basics like water pressure and temperature be checked prior to us checking in. All in all, I would stay again. Read more
SCH Maintenance was sent in and water pressure and temperature issue was resolved. SCH
Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
Left on 01/28/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Harry Sr.
An extremely well-equipped kitchen and an industrial-strength fireplace get above average marks for this chalet. Stowe Country Homes were really helpful, courteous and friendly. A serious drawback, however, is the hot water system. It is insufficient for for 6 adults. The heating system is uneven (stifling hot in the small bedroom downstairs) needs adjustment (control in each room of the radiant baseboards?). Finally, a good night's sleep in the master suite would really be nice but the mattress is of extremely poor quality. Read more
Left on 11/25/2008 for a stay in October 2008 | Mary C
The house was in a perfect location with mountain views and cathedral ceilings. Everything was clean and in order when we arrived; the house is fully equipped, including a coffee grinder (another cutting board would be nice though).
The rental price was a bit steep considering the season (not leaf peeping and before winter), and the $225 "cleaning" fee is a bit steep for two nights, but all in all an excellent company and property, and we would rent it again
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