The cabin, built in 1936, is a very calming, simple, and slightly rustic home. It sits on a hill and is surrounded by stunning views, a newly seeded meadow, 50 private acres of forest, and a 10,500 acre contiguous block of protected lands including Miller State Park, Wapack National Wildlife refuge and the Temple Mountain State Reservation.
You enter the cabin through the front hall, with its mid-century modern desk and country bench. Connected to the hall is a large kitchen and a big double height main-room, with a lovely large stone fireplace. The main room has a dinning table, a sitting area, a quirky mix of art on the walls, shelves of art & design books, and incredible views that extend all the way to peaks in Vermont. The bathroom, bunk room, and master bedroom all also lead off the main hall. The downstairs bathroom has a claw foot tub and a high pressure rain shower head. The bunk room has two bunks, a ping pong table, and large windows looking out to the forest and stonewalls beyond. The master bedroom has a plush California king bed, oak furniture, and another incredible view. There is also an upper floor, with another bedroom, another bathroom and an office, which all have fantastic views. The cabin is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, watching the Fall leaves change, or as a writer or painter's retreat. The cabin is close to skiing, swimming, many hiking trails, and the nearby town of Peterborough, which is a lovely New England village. Boston is also only an hour and twenty minutes drive away.
The cabin shares its road with two other houses, however, they are far away and the cabin is the last house up the hill, so your privacy is absolutely complete. There is also no television, since this is really a retreat from modern life.
Lastly, during the peak snow months, we have a snowplough man, who will clear the driveway whenever there is excess snow, however, four wheel drive cars are also very strongly advised. Late May and Early June can be black fly season in Northern New England; however, the cabin has a good breeze, so it hasn't ever been a big problem here.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$2000 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$7000 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
This was our second stay up at the cabin and we loved it just as much as the first time! It's a beautiful place, with stunning views and Luke is a great host. We are hoping to stay again sometime soon!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The cabin is beautifully decorated and so comfortable that we felt immediately at home. The views are stunning. Perfect place to come just to switch off and relax. Luke was a pleasure to deal with, and we are very grateful to him for sharing this special place with us.
Lukes cabin is magical - perfectly placed with an incredible view of trees and hills and in our case fall colors. The cabin itself is a bit like a very homely version of the Metropolitan museum - treasures to discover everywhere: great and various art, books to satisfy all tastes, roaring fires, big meals around the table prepared in the kitchen that has everything, ping pong, boggle, scrabble, all good if you can get out of the soft beds and big bath to do it all. All set in the most beautiful countryside with trails leading to lakes, up hills and through forests. Luke has built something special and he's kind enough to share it.
We are going to come back and see it in every season - you should too!
The property description & photos were very accurate.
Simply stating that we had a pleasant stay...just doesn't seem to be fair! Upon pulling up to the home, we were blown away by the view, as we were so far from all the other homes that we visible (barely). A storm was rolling in and we took the opportunity to watch it roll in from the North Western view while staying dry on the large porch.
Our dog approved of the stay as he enjoyed the front porch and the grassy lawn. The ducks were also a highlight of his stay.
Books and books. All so interesting - who needs Barnes and Nobel or a Kindle! The place was very eclectic with groovy antique nudes and random framed art. A bit of an antique museum feel, as he is a dealer of antiques in a nearby village.
Our interactions with Luke were informative and he was very helpful with all the instructions/house & area manual were well written out. No need to ask anything!
Our bedding was crisp and clean and the master bedroom sported two panoramic windows for daydreaming while lying in bed.
However, if you are a late sleeper, be aware there are no shades of curtains in the bedrooms. Although, no need to worry about privacy, not a soul close by :-) We spent Fourth of July watching three different town fireworks in the distance...So neat! Luke and Emily also left us some local veggies for our meals, however we had already shopped!
We'll be back!
We absolutely loved our stay at the cabin. The views are absolutely amazing, the cabin itself is a piece of design-inspiration, and everything was very clean and comfortable.
We hope to visit again soon!
I can't say enough wonderful things about both the cabin and Luke as a host. The place is stunningly gorgeous; the views are literally breath-taking and the cabin is decorated impeccably. The fireplace was so nice and made the whole cabin smell incredible. The kitchen is also huge and filled with everything you would ever need. The location is also really amazing; just a few minutes away from a super cute little New Englandy town and a short drive away from some really great hiking. The cabin felt secluded in the best way possible and provided a perfect escape from the city. Can't wait to go back!
Luke was a great host. The cabin was also extremely pretty and equipped with everything anyone can possibly need. Me and my friends enjoyed two nights and three days here and everyone absolutely loved it. We went during our school Spring Break, and next time we will definitely go back around Christmas time to enjoy the snow and the awesome view from Luke's cabin.
Luke was an incredible host, going above and beyond to ensure we had an itinerary chock-full of adventures. His knowledge of the area is unparalleled, and he was a patient, communicative host. An incredible weekend, and we hope to be back again.
I'll just add to the chorus about what a fabulous place Luke has. It feels like you're on your own private mountaintop with views going on for miles. The architecture and furnishings of the cabin are all unique and create a really cozy atmosphere. Wonderful art and photography books abound, and you can really get into a game of ping-pong. Highly recommended. Luke is a terrific host.
Amazing cabin filled with unique and fun art work and artifacts. The collection of books rivals any library. Very spacious home with an immaculate kitchen. The fireplace was homey and smelled delightful. The area was very private (it felt like you owned the whole mountain) and offered great hiking right outside the front door. Luke was incredibly gracious as a host and unbelievably accommodating. Do not pass this place up. It was truly unforgettable and I can't wait to make another visit!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.