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Cozy, Charming Vermont Chalet close to 5 major ski areas sleeps 5

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This is a secluded mountainside retreat. Perfect for a getaway for two and room enough for 5 it is located on nine private acres that sit just above the White River. It is only minutes from Killington, Okemo, Sugarbush and Pico. With Killington being only 14 miles away… it’s a skier’s delight!

It is also unbelievable in the summer. Privacy abounds on the 9 acres- pond outside the front door and swimming within walking distance to the White River. Seven miles away is Silver Lake. Killington has a wonderful Adventure's Park if you have children. Hiking is abundant and great places to take dogs OFF the leash. There are several companies within minutes that rent canoes, and tubes. Arts and crafts festivals are every weekend as are outdoor concerts.

The Chalet offers a fully equipped custom built kitchen, a gas powered VT Castings stove, 1 full bathroom, flat screen satellite TV in the living room, and 2 sleeping areas: 1 bedroom with a full size bed, and a private sleeping loft with a king size bed, plus the love seat in the living room pulls out to a twin size bed.

At the Chalet there are sleds for the two great sledding runs. Snow shoes are available also. Jump on your snow mobiles from the driveway and head out for a ride through the scenic mountain trails. If you’re a cross country ski lover you will enjoy the meadow trails nearby.

As mentioned above as breathtaking this area is in the winter, the spring, summer, and fall will capture a place in your heart. The babbling brook that runs through the property brings beautiful music to the bountiful lush green canopy of this part of the Green Mountains. Swimming, fishing, tubing, and walking along the White River are just a step outside the front door. There is a beautiful pond right outside your front deck.

There are many nearby natural wonders that just have to be seen. Quechee Gorge, Texas Falls, and Moss Glen Falls are among a few of our favorites. The quaint New England towns of Woodstock, Quechee, Randolph, Barnard , and Rochester are a must to visit for shopping, antiquing, and restaurants. Nearby also offers Vermont Cabot Cheese outlet and Ben & Jerry’s.

Whether you are an active person that wants to celebrate the outdoors, a person looking for solitude that just wants to warm up next to a cozy fire, you will find this mountainside gem rejuvenating

More Details

Janie Feinberg
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Janie Feinberg

My name is Janie Feinberg. I grew up on Long Island and went to Connecticut College for Women and Brooklyn College. I own a School Improvement company that administers to the needs of failing schools. I have two grown daughters and two fabulous granddaughters. I love animals and you will meet my 2 year old Golden when you come.

Janie Feinberg purchased this chalet in 1968

Why Janie Feinberg chose Gaysville

What makes this piece of property unique! That is a very challenging task to complete without writing a book. In 1968, my then husband and I, NYC school teachers, were late in scheduling our Christmas ski vacation. We ended up at Laolke Lodge (turn left once you come across the river) a log ski house owned by Olive Pratt for the Christmas break and thus started our romance with Gaysville, VT. We fell in love with everybody and everything about Gaysville, VT. At the end of the season, Olive let us know that her brother had 11 acres of land on Vulture MT and was interested in selling the property. “Uncle Buddy” Pratt wanted a used VW bus and we traded that bus for 11 acres of land in 1968. During the winter of 1968-69, we met Uncle Chapin Pratt, and began plans for our log home. My husband and I camped on the land during the summer of 1969. We cut the trees, mixed the mortar, and I,personally, dug out the basement with a huge shovel. Our friends and I camped and everyday worked along side Uncle Chap’s workers. In 1970, we moved to Vermont and had our two girls and 2 dogs. Life happens and in 1982 I was forced to leave Vermont and move back to NY. I did not see our home again for 17years. In 1999, my two daughters and I returned to VT to discover that there had been three owners since I had sold my home. It had been abandoned for 2 winters and was going up on the market in 3 months if back taxes were not met. 3 months later we had our home back and because it was virtually destroyed being abandoned for 2 winters I got it back for what I sold it for! My son-in-law restores homes. Our home had been in two magazines. He looked at the pictures and restored our home. What a magical place it is. The two hand hewed beams in the kitchen and living room were done by Uncle Buddy with his axe. The stone work all came from a 150 year old barn that Uncle Chap tore down. The top log in the dining room was leveled by Wayne Pratt, Uncle Chape’s son, who had the use of only one ey

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is carefully designed and the kitchen is complete with gourmet equipment. It is very private on 11 acres of land with a nearby pond. The views are lovely, but the forest surrounding the chalet are just as magnificent.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Gaysville in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - There is a loft sleeping area with an oversized mattress
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy, Charming Vermont Chalet close to 5 major ski areas sleeps 5
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Awesome cabin close to Killington

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive review. I hope to see you again. Have a great rest of what is STILL winter up here. Janie
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Broomfield, CO

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very helpful. A nice setup for small family. Well appointed.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Enjoyed having you. Janie
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The house is adorable

  • 5 of 5

The house was only a short drive to killington and when I walked in the door I thought it was a perfect little cabin in the woods. The house was very clean and had everything we needed ,I will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I look forward to meeting you next time. Janie
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Colchester, CT

Great overall place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very secluded and nice get away.

Be aware that you may need snow tires and four wheel drive to get to the cabin depending on weather. Also follow Janie's very detailed directions or you could find yourself in the wrong spot.

Mattress in main bedroom a little hard for my taste but sleeping loft is delightful.

We would stay again--great location for skiing and other outdoor activities.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plattsburgh, NY

Lovely, immaculate chalet tucked away in the woods

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here alone for three days between Christmas and New Years, hoping to find absolute peace and quiet in a snow covered winter forest. That is exactly what I got. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute , little cottage in the middle of the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time driving to some fantastic hiking trails in the area! Janie was super nice and had everything ready for us upon our arrival. Would definitely rent again!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I marked you 5 stars as well. I would hardly have known anyone was there. Have a lovely Fall. Janie
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Lebanon Municcipal
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Green Mountain National
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
rte 107
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tozier's, Barnard Inn, Stonybrook Tavern,
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.81

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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