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Historic Maple Street Dairy-Charm and Convenience in Stowe Village

People8
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:
23 February, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stowe in Lamoille County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom has grab bars in both the shower and near toilet for elderly or handicapped guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Family Room/Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 1-2
    Blue Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Video Player
  • 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 centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Maple Street Dairy-Charm and Convenience in Stowe Village
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 29 reviews
Dallas TX
5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2005
  • Date of Stay: December 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of space for our family of five

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stowe, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
23 Feb 2018 - 26 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£834
for 2 nights
From
£354
£2,252
£4,379
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£834
for 2 nights
From
£354
£2,252
£4,379
 
 
Nightly Rate
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,725
for 6 nights
From
£433
£2,252
£4,379
 
 
Nightly Rate
28 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,858
for 4 nights
From
£433
£2,252
£4,379
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,189
for 3 nights
From
£354
£2,252
£4,379
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £125.32
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

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