PRIVATE SUITE sleeps 2 - 8. Amazing mountain views! Flower gardens. Steinway Grand Piano. Incredible stars. Deeply quiet. Surrounded by private forest & meadow. Beautiful, peaceful, serene setting - a true Vermont nature paradise.
Welcome to your Vermont home away from home! We look forward to hosting you and sharing this slice of paradise with you. The Private Suite is warm and welcoming for friends and family, with a gorgeous, private view of meadow, mountains, gardens, valley, and sky.
Our pricing includes all rooms and meals taxes and all cleaning fees. We provide an all organic and locally sourced simple breakfast, all linens, fresh towels daily, and much more. Please see below for all amenities.
The PRIVATE SUITE is the whole first floor of our house - it's a dedicated private floor just for the Private Suite and includes all these rooms:
*The Blue Bedroom (sleeps 2)
*The Yellow Bedroom (sleeps 2)
*The Livingroom (can sleep 4 extra)
*The Full Bathroom with tub/shower
*Steinway Upright Piano
*Exterior doors to lawn (3 season)
One floor up from the Private Suite on a separate level is the Common Floor. This is the shared living space of our house. You also have use of this space, which includes:
*Full KITCHEN facilities
*Steinway Grand Piano
*Sunset deck with Weber gas grill
*Front porch & swing
We are family friendly! Plenty of room for kids, plus the Private Suite has lots of games, blocks, trains, Legos, books, and more.
More details and amenities:
*Real Goose Down comforter duvets
*Ultra thick Memory Foam toppers
*100% Egyptian cotton linens
*Radiant floor heat - your own zone
*Cozy, clean Berber carpet
*Large opening windows
*Fresh mountain air
*French doors open to meadow
*Clean, dust free environment
*Fresh 100% cotton bath towels
*Shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion
*Yoga balls available for stretching
*Treadmill right in the Suite
*Laundry washer/dryer right in the Suite
*All free/clear detergent
*Free High Speed WIFI
*Fast AT&T and Verizon cell service
Need tips on where to go and what to do? We can help you with that! We know all the best places to go!
We have one other AirBnB listing at our house. It is on the third floor of the house. It is called "Treetops Stowe Mtn Hawk's View" - a romantic private bedroom for two people (plus 2 more if you want a very cozy squeeze - we can create another mattress bed on the floor) with a huge private bathing room with a double bathtub and a slate tiled double shower. Feel free to check it out online. Adding this Treetops listing to the Private Suite would sleep 10-12 total .
Shared FULL KITCHEN facilities on the Common Floor. You can use the kitchen anytime day or night. The kitchen has a gas range top, an electric oven, a microwave, a toaster, a dishwasher, fridge, French press coffee makers, and of course all the usual cookware, utensils, and dishes. There is a gas Weber GRILL on the deck. Feel free to use the kitchen just like your own at home!
We are pianists and violinists - we have two STEINWAY PIANOS in the house which you may use anytime. In your Private Suite is a 1974 Steinway upright in perfect and tuned condition. On the Common Floor is a 1916 completely restored and rebuilt, historically accurate Steinway M Grand Piano.
ABOUT OUR BEDS:
*Real Goose Down duvets
*Plenty of pillows and extra bedding
*100% Egyptian cotton linens
*Ultra thick Lucid memory toppers
*Full cotton/foam layer mattresses
*Double/full size frames
About Lucid MEMORY FOAM bedding:
*Superior comfort/pressure relief
*Conforms to body weight/position
*Correctly aligns the spine
*Regulates sleeping temperature
*Ventilated to increase air flow
*Hypoallergenic and anti-microbial
To start your day,
we are pleased to offer you:
*Vermont fresh roasted, fair trade, organic French press coffee
*Jersey cow, grass-pastured, organic, Vermont fresh milk from a local farm
*European style, naturally leavened, organic, whole Vermont grown and baked rye bread
*Vermont clover honey, naturally crystallized, unheated, not filtered, raw
*Organic certified pastured butter from cows on spring pastures
*A variety of Twinings English Teas
*Organic orange juice
We live in a gorgeous environment, surrounded by mountains, forests, and farmland. The house has natural forest and ridgeline behind it, and large windows facing beautiful views across the valley to distant mountains. We have complete privacy at the property for the ultimate in peace and serenity!
It's so quiet here, there's just the wind in the trees, crickets singing, birds warbling in the forest, and in winter, snow gently falling. At night there are billions of stars overhead, fireflies winking in the meadow, owls hooting from the woods, and coyotes yipping on the ridge. We have seen coyote, moose, deer, wild turkey, and bear right at the house!
We value light filled, clear, airy spaces, and we've designed the house to reflect that. Here you'll find a calm, clean, and peaceful environment. You'll get to look out at the gorgeous natural beauty around you and the views over the distant valley while remaining cozy and comfortable inside.
Please see our profile for a description of our family. We love hosting and meeting guests! While you're here, please make yourself at home. Early mornings and late evenings are totally fine.
We will be in and out during your stay. If we're around and you're around, we hope to get to chat ... but on the other hand, if you're busy or would just like total quiet and privacy, that's fine too!
Our place is just 15-20 minutes to:
*Ben & Jerry's Factory Tours
*Apple Cider Mill
*Fresh Cider Donuts
*Free Jams/Preserves Samples
*Vermont Cabot Cheese Outlet
*Lake Champlain Chocolates Outlet
*Free Cheese & Chocolate Samples
*Working Maple Sugarhouse
*Maple Syrup & Candy Store
From our place, it's:
*10 minutes to Stowe Village
*25 minutes to Stowe Mtn Resort
*40 minutes to Craftsbury
*45 minutes to Sugarbush
*45 minutes to Montpelier
*45 minutes to Jay Peak
*45 minutes to Indoor Water Park
*50 minutes to Burlington, VT
*2 hrs to Montreal, Quebec, Canada
*3 hrs to Boston, MA
*5 1/2 hrs to New York City
available in the area include:
*Carriage rides with draft horses
*Sleigh riding with draft horses
*Moonlight / dinner / fondue
We live in a hotspot of amazing Vermont craft beer MICRO-BREWERIES, where you can take tours, fill growlers, buy cases, and taste samples. We are just 5 - 60 minutes to:
*Hill Farmstead Brewery
*Rock Art Brewery
*Lost Nation Brewery
*Trout River Brewery
*Trapp Family Lodge Brewery
*Crop Bistro Brewery
*Magic Hat Brewery
In winter, we're just 25 minutes to:
*BEST SKIING/RIDING IN THE EAST! At Stowe Mountain Resort - we have steeps, glades, parks, half pipe, and excellent sunny, groomed beginner/gentle terrain!
*CROSS-COUNTRY NORDIC SKI AREAS - Trapp Family, Stowe Mtn. Resort, and Craftsbury Nordic Center with snowmaking, classic and skate trail grooming, and snowshoeing
In summer, we're just 5-25 minutes to:
*AMAZING WATERFALLS & RIVER SWIMMING HOLES
*WOODED WALKING TRAILS
*MOUNTAINS TO HIKE with rocky 360 degree views
*TRAIL RUNNING in the forests
*DRIVE TO THE TOP OF MT. MANSFIELD - tallest mountain in Vermont with outstanding views to Canada, New York, and New Hampshire.
*WORLD CLASS RACING - cycling, running, trails, extreme
*Award winning 5.5 mile beautiful paved RECREATION PATH through the village, along the river, past restaurants, into the forest/farmland, and toward the mountain
*BIKE RIDING rentals and kid trailers available
*gorgeous LAKES with PARKS and BEACHES and BOAT RENTALS
*GOLF three courses - moderate to very challenging!
*ROAD CYCLING routes people come from all over the world for
*MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS award winning Hardy designed in several forests
*RESTAURANTS an incredible selection of from casual to fine dining, cool bar scenes, hopping après ski, outdoor patios/decks/gardens, romantic white tablecloth
*LIVE THEATER, MUSIC, DANCE
*ZIP LINE RIDE
*MODEL SAILBOAT RACING
*SHOPPING art, clothes, jewelry
*BREWERIES - Vermont craft ales and lagers
*WINERY - Vermont ice wine
*CIDERY - fancy Vermont hard ciders
We are a homeschooling family. We love kids! We provide BABYSITTING for $25/ hour if we are available.
We accept well behaved SMALL DOGS under 20 lbs. upon request. Please message us for details. While here, please expect to clean up after your pooch and to supervise them at all times. Also, we do not allow unattended dogs at the house (not even in a crate). Be prepared to take your dog with you when you go out. We will provide dog day or night care for $5 hour if we are available.
Coming to visit but have NO CAR? We are happy to give you a lift to town if we are going that way, free of charge. Otherwise, if we are available, we can provide CAR SERVICE for you whenever / wherever you want to go. Rates for drop off or pick up are $15 to Stowe Village, Morrisville, or Lake Elmore, $20 to the Mountain Road, and $30 to Stowe Mtn. Resort or Trapp Family Lodge. Destinations further by request/negotiation.
Private individual, family, and group downhill PROFESSIONAL SKIING LESSONS for all levels are available with Steve - a former collegiate racer and now a PSIA master level, fully certified instructor since 1987. To book Steve, call Stowe Mountain Resort at (phone number hidden) and ask to book a private lesson with Steve Ames.
The PRIVATE SUITE is the entire first floor of our house. All the Suite's rooms (2 bedrooms, livingroom, full bathroom, laundry room) are entirely private from the rest of the house.
The Suite is accessed by an interior stairway down from the Common Floor (with a door at the bottom), or by (3 season) the exterior doors onto the lawn/meadow.
Our house has three floors:
The First Floor (down one level from the Common Floor) is dedicated to your Private Suite.
The Common Floor is shared space - front porch, front entry, livingroom, dining room, half bathroom, full kitchen, and deck. You can expect to see our family or other AirBnB guests on this floor. Please make yourself at home - enjoy!
The Third Floor (up one level from the Common Floor) has our family's private space, as well as another dedicated AirBnB space called "Treetops Stowe Mtn Hawk's View." Feel free to check out this listing online.
On your way through Stowe, there is a Shaws supermarket on your left, which is a good place to stock up on anything you might like to have at the house.
There is also a wide selection of coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, markets, lunch spots, and high quality dining in Stowe, only 10 min. away.
Vermont is so beautiful in all seasons!
Here's what you can expect to see in our area:
In SUMMER, the resident broad-winged hawk soars overhead, and the flower gardens are blooming all around the house. There are always gentle cool breezes blowing here. You're welcome to sit out on the deck or porch and enjoy the gardens and the view. You can jump on the trampoline! You can explore the woods around our house and up to the ridge. We know beautiful trails to hike, with amazing views, waterfalls, lovely 1/2hr to 1 hr strolls through the forest, rigorous 2-4 hr mountain hikes with rocky tops and firetowers. We also have recommendations for kayaking, canoeing, swimming in our many rivers and lakes. You can bike ride on our national award winning recreation path and or tackle the forest trails. You can rent all the equipment you need, bring your own, or even take a guided tour. You can explore Vermont's tallest peak, take a gondola ride, a glider ride, a zipline ride, go shopping at our 60 shops, eating at our 40 restaurants, and don't forget Ben & Jerry's!
AUTUMN brings harvest festivals and Octoberfests in town, and the changing leaves on the mountainsides. Geese honk overhead and the woods turn a glorious shade of orange. The farmer's markets are full of harvest foods, and you can visit breweries, wineries, antique shops, and stroll the village. There are lantern tours on selected fall nights in Stowe! Driving up Mt. Mansfield and hiking the ridge, or taking the gondola up are popular ways to look at the leaves, in addition to many scenic drives (with covered bridges!), walks, and hikes.
NOVEMBER LOCAL'S SECRET - The light is beautiful in this month as the sun angles lower in our northern latitude. You can see deeply into the forest now that the leaves are gone, and the sunlight makes beautiful patterns on the trunks of trees. Walks and hikes are lovely. The moss and ferns glow green on the rocks and boulders. Single yellow birch trees stand out on the purple/grey mountainside. The valleys are dry, warm, and snow free, with cyclists, hikers, bikers enjoying the pavement and trails, but the mountain tops are beautifully kissed with snow and frost. You may be able to catch some early skiing. Restaurants have specials galore. Shopping is amazing - with deep discounts and sales from the summer season. Music, galleries, and theater are all happening. Breweries are open for tours. Vermonters hold locals' festivals. Everyone is in a relaxed, happy mood. Come visit!
In WINTER, while the winter wonderland snow piles up outside, our house is super warm and full of light - sunshine pours in the windows of the kitchen and diningroom, and we have a gas fired "woodstove" as well. We get tons of snow! Sledding down our driveway is fun. You can even jump off the deck if there's enough snow. We have sleds, and you're welcome to sled anywhere around the house. You can even jump on the trampoline in winter - great fun! We work in the ski industry at Stowe Mtn. Resort, so we can give you tips if you are skiing and riding there - it's the best on the East Coast! You can also ice skate, cross country ski, go on sleigh rides, and go dogsledding here in Stowe.
APRIL LOCAL'S SECRET - Once again, the light is lovely in this month as spring returns to the mountains. While the valleys are greening up, snow remains on the mountain tops, creating a beautiful tableau. The maple sugarhouses are steaming with boiling sap into maple syrup! They often have tours and samples. You may be able to catch some late season spring skiing. You'll see cyclists returning to their scenic routes in the valleys. Restaurants have specials galore - we even have a whole statewide dedicated restaurant week. Shopping is amazing - with deep discounts and sales from the winter season. Music, galleries, and theater are all happening. Breweries are open for tours. Vermonters hold locals' festivals, such as maple sugar festival. Everyone is in a relaxed, happy mood. Daffodils are blooming and the trees are budding out.
Come visit and enjoy quiet and peace in Vermont's nature paradise! Don't hesitate to ask us any questions or contact us at any time for more information. Thank you for taking a look at our place, and we hope to see you soon!
Heidi and Steve are really warm hosts. Make you feel like home. Beautiful rooms with a personal touch. The house is secluded in the wilderness - exactly what we wanted/beautiful views. (Its close to the stowe village too). Loads of games/stuff if you want to lay low in the wild. Healthy breakfast with a touch of vermont.
We plan to visit vermont and stay with them more in the coming seasons. Cant forget to mention - they gave us excellent information on places around there to dine/visit/drive/ski/dance/pubing...! With all the snow we missed jumping on the trampoline :)
What a great weekend we had at the PRIVATE SUITE! Highly recommend and hope to return again when we ski Stowe Mountain again! Heidi, Steve and family were perfect hosts.
Steve and Heidi were amazing hosts. Not only were they accommodating to our six guests in the private suite but went above and beyond to ensure our positive experience. I would highly recommend the private suite to anyone looking for a place to stay in Stowe. Heidi was extremely helpful and knowledgeable for suggesting places to see and things to do. We are looking forward to a future stay! Thanks again Steve and Heidi!
Our stay with Steve and Heidi was great. They were really responsive and the most accommodating people I have ever stayed with (more accommodating than my friends and family). Stowe is the most beautiful mountain I've ever been on and it was an easy drive from their house. Their dog is adorable and their kids were so polite.
Look around for their notes if you ever find that you have a question! Chances are that they have anticipated it!
We stayed in the private suite and had a wonderful experience. The accommodations were top notch - beautifully decorated, comfortable with views that humble your soul. Very close to all Stowe has to offer. Steve, Heidi, the kids and Cookie were great hosts. We look forward to returning.
The Ames family were charming and gracious hosts to our multi-generational family. Our grandchildren were participating in the cross-country ski races at Trapp Family Lodge and I wanted a place where we could all stay together along with their parents. The two bedroom, living room sleeping arrangement worked well for the seven of us. We enjoyed the board games and the privacy of the suite, but also liked socializing with Heidi and Steve and Emily and Miles in the common area. Being able to cook our own meal the first night and enjoy an early breakfast before heading to the races in the morning was a big plus. It was a pleasure getting to know our hosts and we appreciated all the special touches that made us feel welcome.
We were happy to stay again with Steve and Heidi (and kids and Cookie). Still same nice and clean apartment as during our last visit, same friendly hosts!
(This is a floor in a big house, but it is very private, and stuffed extremely well. Has a lot of board games, toys,etc...)
Convenient location to the Stowe mountain.
Don't forget to ask about local food recommendations!
Prior to our arrival Heidi was very friendly and communicative. She provided us with detailed instructions, as well as suggestions on where to eat and things to do in Waterbury and Stowe.
Unfortunately our first car to arrive had troubles making it up the steep driveway due to some winter snow and ice; Steve was very helpful and assisted them with getting the car out of a snowbank.
While we did not spend much time at their house, our stay was comfortable and we felt welcome in their lovely home. We would definitely reserve one of Heidi and Steve's listings for future trips to the Stowe area.
Steve and Heidi were so welcoming and helpful, providing lots of expert advice on where to go to pursue all of our various interests (snowshoeing, x-country, downhill, beer tasting) and sharing their kitchen with us. It was also great to get to know them and their wonderful children a bit.
Steve and Heidi were amazing hosts. From their warmth, amazing suite and views from their house our stay was just wonderful. I highly suggest their place to anyone looking for some quiet time away from the city.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.