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Romantic, adult getaway near Stowe & Smugglers, trails, hot tub, sauna, max.6

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Unique 3 bdrm home with hot tub, sauna, snowshoe trails, close to everything!

Welcome to The Vermont Treehouse! As you can tell by the pictures, this property is distinctive, fun, and probably unlike anything you've experienced! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of Vermont year round at this peaceful and spacious home, a beloved and cozy retreat from the crazy outside world.

What's on the agenda for your stay? You might.......

*Lounge in the hot tub after a day of skiing or snowboarding at nearby Stowe or Smuggler's Notch Ski Areas.

* Snowshoe the four plus miles of private, ungroomed trails that start right at the door.

*. Take a sauna then go roll in the snow (you know you've always wanted to!)

* Many private trails lead to the brooks and waterfalls. Go have a picnic, just like when you were a kid.

* Ride your bike just down the road and access the Lamoille Valley Rail trail for a fun ride to Morrisville and the Lost Nation's Brewery or the Sunday brunch at 10 Railroad St. in Morrisville, or the other way to Jeffersonville and the Family Table.

*Back inside, pull out an old-fashioned board game to play with friends and family.

* Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the Hearthstone gas fireplace.

* Kick back, relax, and say "Ahhhhhhhhh!"

Vermont awaits..........and you deserve it!


This unique property is situated on a steep cliff and offers breathtaking views of a gorge, stream, and surrounding hills and mountains.

~Inside are five open levels, spiral staircase, sitting areas, and balconies.

~ Detached wood-fired sauna.

~ Hot tub on covered, screened-in porch.

~ Rustic brick/wood interior and floors with large outside deck.

~Reading nooks.

~Charming architectural details.

~Books galore and many board games.

~A mix of contemporary, stylish, and classic furniture mixed with lived-in antiques.

~Three bedrooms, two with queen sized beds, one with twin beds.

~ 1 full bath, 2 half baths.

~ Washer/dryer

~Satellite HDTV/DVR/DVD

~Central heating with new backup generator in case of power outage.

~Beautiful Hearthstone gas fireplace in living room.

~Free wireless internet.

~ Well-equipped kitchen.


We accept personal checks or bank checks (U.S. only) with payment in full due at least 30 days in advance. Credit cards accepted, but e-checks are preferred. Payment is returned with a signed copy of our Short Term Rental Agreement and copy of primary renter's photo i.d.

Check in 3:00 p.m., check out noon.


* This is a tobacco-free vacation home.

* The Vermont Treehouse is not ideal for young children, due to the layout/cliffside location.

* No pets, please.

*Responsible adults only (max. 6)

* No events (such as large parties).


Every season is truly spectacular here.

Near Stowe, Smuggler's Notch, and Jay Peak Resorts.

For cross country skiing, there is the Trapp Family Lodge (where you can also book a sleigh or wagon ride, depending on the season) and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

Convenient to grocery stores and shopping.

Pristine, private ungroomed trails meander through the woods for snowshoeing, hiking, or backcountry skiing.

Ride your bike just down the road to access the new Lamoille Valley Rail Trail or hike countless trails in the nearby Mt. Mansfield State Forest.

Many area restaurants available for a great meal.

Vermont has also become renowned for its wineries and microbreweries, so it is definitely worth taking the time to tour some of them!

There is so much to do in this little piece of heaven, or do nothing at all. Choose your own adventure!


Here are select comments from our Vermont Treehouse Guestbook:

"We brought snowshoes, and spent hours in the woods exploring the trails. Gorgeous! The wood sauna was fantastic and easy to use. We didn't leave the property for three days!"

"Everything was fabulous! We loved it here and want you to know how special of a place you have. Thank you again and please know, this is a time my family and I will never forget!"

"We had lovely stay in the Vermont Treehouse, one of the most architecturally fascinating houses I've seen anywhere in the world. All the amenities of your actual home are here, washing machine and dryer with detergent, dishwasher with soap, lots of towels, etc. rather than some places I've stayed that have amenities but no means to use them. Every traveller will appreciate the whimsy of this place, from the spiral staircase to the top floor, to the window seat up above. I highly recommend a visit, both for the serious skier and the casual vacationer who wants to visit the true Vermont.....Sandy, the owner, is just down the road and was easy to reach with our concerns (we had a fairly late arrival time and then ended up coming a day late). Also the wifi was blazing fast, fast enough to play online games.

'What an amazing time we've had. Going to sleep and waking up to the gorge outside was one of the many reasons to love this house.

"What a beautiful, hidden gem you have here!" "The Treehouse had everything we needed....most especially peace, quiet, and rest in beautiful surroundings. The hot tub provides the perfect ending to a day of rigorous hiking up Hunger Mountain. You have created a warm, inviting, and unique experience in the heart of skiing and hiking country. The Treehouse is quite a treasure."

"Going to sleep and waking up to the gorge outside was one of the many reasons to love this house." We feel refreshed and recalibrated and will sing the praises of Johnson, Vt. back in NYC! Thank you for providing such a unique and enchanting home!"

"My wife and I hd a wonderful stay here, and invited a couple of friends to join us. We found everything we needed to cook meals between the grocery store in Johnson and the appliances and utensils right here in the kitchen. The hot tub was a pleasant reprieve after a long day skiing the slopes of Stowe and the roads were plowed swiftly after a night's worth of snowfall. We look forward to our next stay here!"

" We had an amazing time at The Treehouse! Dennis and Sandy were so helpful (it was snowing and we couldn't make it up the hill-they did everything they could to solve our problem). We snowboarded on Sunday, hiked the trails on Monday, and spent a day/night in Burlington, and recommend all those things. The hot tub was great after being out in the cold all day. The house had everything we needed. We will definitely be staying here again the next time we are in Vermont."

"Thank you for providing the perfect place to enjoy a winter retreat in Vermont - its warm and cozy atmosphere, fantastic forest views in all directions, nearby walking trails and access to nearby towns and ski slopes. After one longish walk in snow shoes, returning home to the sauna was especially welcoming....we will return to Australia happy, very satisfied, and rested. If we could, we would make this trip our annual retreat."

More Details

Sandy Bender
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Sandy Bender

I am a native Vermonter (also called a "Woodchuck") who loves the peacefulness and serenity of the northern Vermont hills. My husband and I raised our family here, and now I spend my time working on the trails in the woods, shoveling horse manure, and trying to keep the fox from stealing my chickens.

Sandy Bender purchased this house in 2014

Why Sandy Bender chose Johnson

This property is just "down the road a piece" from ours, and I've had my eye on it for years. We were able to buy it a couple of years ago and have put our heart and soul into upgrades, fixes, and additions. I think you will find all the comforts of home, but better, because you're on vacation!

What makes this house unique

If you're looking for a unique place to vacation, close to all the outdoor activities you can think of, this is surely it!

*My guests have all written in a Guest Book we keep over at The Treehouse, talking about their stays. I treasure it! If you're interested, and want to see their recommendations, please feel free to let me know and I will email them over. Thanks for your interest, we hope you visit The Vermont Treehouse soon! Feel free to call me with any questions, I'd be happy to talk to you! Sandy Bender 802 635 2860 in Johnson, Vermont.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property is all we had hoped and more. Every detail was thought of and we felt at home immediately. It's obvious how much love and care you've both put into your "Treehouse" near Stowe. If and when we come back for a visit, we'll definitely be staying here. Thank you so much for your hospitality.
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Johnson in Lamoille County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Filled out, signed, and initialed Short Term Rental Agreement must be agreed to and returned before booking will be considered confirmed.
  • Looking to rent to responsible adults, no parties or events. Non smokers, no pets.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • First floor has half bath. Second floor has a full bath. Third floor has a half bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Third floor master bedroom suite
  • First floor bedroom has queen sized bed, second floor bedroom has twin beds, third floor is where the master bedroom suite is, with a queen sized bed. The beds are new, and very comfortable. You may not want to get up!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic, adult getaway near Stowe & Smugglers, trails, hot tub, sauna, max.6
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Cozy and unique vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My time at The Treehouse ranks among my top vacation experiences yet!

My husband and I decided we wanted a trip away to relax and enjoy the winter sports Vermont has to offer. We chose to stay at The Treehouse and couldn't be happier with our decision!

We arrived late at night after a series of flights, and were delighted to find the fridge stocked with breakfast for the next morning! Sandy, our host, was so wonderfully considerate to save us an early morning trip to the grocery store. The house was beautifully furnished and impeccably clean. The place was tucked away amongst loads of trails, yet a short drive to the ski resorts. The hot tub was clean, filled, and ready for our arrival! The windows were huge to allow for lots of natural light in the daytime. Sandy was incredibly helpful and accommodating with our questions and concerns. We were able to do lots of snowboarding, exploring, and relaxing- precisely what we needed!

My husband and I are so grateful for our time at The Treehouse and will certainly be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

This little slice of heaven is the perfect get away. Everything we needed was there and Sandy could not of been a better host. We loved the house and look forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vermont escape

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Sandy's treehouse over the New Year holidays with some friends and we couldn't have asked for anything more for our holiday! The house is located in a peaceful and picture perfect corner of the woods and has everything you could want for a winter vacation: hot tub, sauna, lovely living space and comfortable bedrooms and access to a couple of private nature trails. Sandy was extremely helpful with the reservation process and gave us lots of tips to help plan our stay, pack appropriately and get there safely. The kitchen is really well equipped and Sandy even left us some much appreciated maple syrup and fresh eggs. Would definitely recommend this house to a couple or close friends who are looking for a quiet escape in a lovely location. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treehouse In the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Sandy's treehouse near Stowe, Vermont. This was an awesome hidden treehouse in the mountains and had everything you could need on a vacation... hot tub, sauna, snow sleds. It was truly a magical vacation. Sandy went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed, including fresh eggs, maple syrup, fresh baked cookies, and more. She met us when we arrived to give us a tour of the property and explain how to work some things (such as the electric fireplace). She gave us recommendations on fantastic places to eat in the area, as well as some good ski slopes for beginners (Smuggler's Notch versus Stowe) and other things to do in the area (different trails to visit during our time). She also called to check in on us when she heard the roads were covered in ice and to let us know the snowplow was en route. Overall, this was an awesome vacation for my family in an awesome, unique location with a wonderful host. Thanks so much Sandy!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Treehouse over XMAS holidays. The property was gorgeous. Sandy was a most gracious host. She had baked us free shortbread cookies, fresh eggs, and maple syrup.The property had everything you could imagine. The beds were all so so comfortable. Sandy was very easy to deal with during the reservation process as well. Anything I mentioned she went above and beyond in getting; including board games which we enjoyed and a XMAS tree already up when we got there. I would highly recommend this property for anyone traveling to that area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, I appreciate it! Sandy
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Homey Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

When I first drove into the driveway, I was in awe of this unique home! It is such a cool looking building, and even has a sauna a few meters from the house. I feel right at home and cozy staying in this "treehouse". There are so many different places to curl up and read a book, surf the web, or admire the Vermont nature with all of the windows. Great walking trails right from the door, internet is fast, kitchen is great. Many bedrooms, and you don't feel crowded. I loved the shower on the 2nd floor, very roomy and clean! Overall, great experience! If you're looking for a home-away-from-home, treehouse getaway...here's your place!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Copley Country Club
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Amtrak in Waterbury, Vt.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Pizza, Wicked Wings, Edelweiss
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Smuggler's Notch 32 miles, Stowe Mt. 25 miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Eden, 8 miles, Lake Elmore, 10 miles
Car: necessary

Vermont is home to many wineries, craft beers, and distilleries, all with tours and tastings. Johnson Woolen Mills is three miles away for indulging your "Inner Woodchuck", Butternut Mountain Farm in Johnson is 'the' place for maple syrup and other Vermont products. Don't forget a visit to the famous Trapp Family Lodge, where you can book a romantic sleigh ride with a beautiful Belgian team of horses. Then or course, there is Ben and Jerry's in Waterbury. If you are more interested in "doing stuff", just down the road from The Treehouse is the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, which connects neighboring towns and countryside by bike, skis, horses, or on foot. Right out the door are trails for snowshoeing, hiking, and wandering in the woods. As you see, you can be busy every hour you are here, or just hang out in the hot tub and relax. The choices are endless!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Johnson, 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
Chistmas/New Years
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
MLK Weekend
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
President's Week
16 Feb 2018 - 27 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £225.15
Cleaning Fee £90.06 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.28
Tax Rate 9.0%

We are looking for responsible adults, non-smokers, and no pets. Not suitable for children. If possible, we prefer payment via good old fashioned paper check or echeck ($25.00 fee for bounced check or credit card chargeback), but that is if the payment can be received at least 30 days before check in so it can clear.
$300 Refundable Security Deposit, copy of primary renter's photo i.d., and a signed copy of our Short Term Rental Agreement are due during booking process. Filled out, signed, and initialed Short Term Rental Agreement must be returned before reservation is considered 'confirmed'.

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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