About this listing
White Birch Cottage is nestled in a private setting with easy access. It offers a spacious floor plan which can welcome 2 to 8 guests.
Perfect for a couple or family attending a local Mad River Valley Wedding, a ski vacation, family reunion or any special occasion.
Well-appointed and impeccable are just two adjectives that would best describe our comfortable and cozy cottage!
Newly constructed and fully furnished, including linens. Located in a beautiful white birch setting with a view, it has two bedrooms and a loft, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, washer /dryer, front and back decks with tables/ chairs, BBQ grill and a comfy outdoor fireplace with picnic tables
Floor plan total square footage: 1300
The main floor sleeps 4, the loft sleeps 4. 1 full bath. Maximum occupancy is 8 people (including children) If a larger party is needed, accommodations can be provided at the main house.
Excellent trails for snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and the VAST trails are right outside your door. Sugarbush and Mad River Ski resorts only 15 Minute drive, Stowe only 30 minutes away!
Please visit this link and you will understand why we love our home and community so much!
Almost Home: a documentary about Vermonts Mad River Valley!
Nearby: include canoeing/kayaking, golf, tennis, numerous quaint villages (Sugarbush, Warren and Stowe) antique shops, and restaurants within 15-30 minute drive.
Nearby attractions include Stowe Mountain Resort, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Bolton Valley, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Camel's Hump and Hunger Mountain are prime locations for hiking and viewing the fall foliage. The Waterbury Reservoir, Winooski and Lamoille Rivers are wonderful places to canoe, kayak, fish, camp, or swim. The town of Burlington on Lake Champlain, offers shopping, restaurants and any number of water activities. The State Capitol of Montpelier is also a short drive away. The cottage is central to many of Vermonts wonderful attractions.
To learn more about all there is to do in the area, we encourage you to visit these partner sites:
Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Factory, Cold Hollow Cider Mill
Green Mountain Club, Shelburne Museum
Mt. Mansfield Gondola,Alpine Slide or Skate Park,
Points of Interest in Central Vermont
Golf at :
Country Club of Vermont / Blush Hill Country Club
18 holes / 9 holes
Stowe Country Club Farm / Resort Golf Course
18 holes / 9 holes
Sugarbush Country Club / Copley Country Club
18 holes / 9 holes
Alpine Skiing at:
Stowe Mountain Resort / Mad River Glen
Sugarbush Resort / Bolton Valley Resort
Cross Country Ski and Snowshoeing at:
Trapp Family Lodge Nordic Ski Center/Stowe Mountain Resort
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters / Bolton Valley Resort
Hike nearby trails:
Green Mountain Club Trail Guide
Summer Concert Series:
Stowe Summer Music Festival/ Stowe Performing Arts
Vermont Mozart Festival
The Waterbury Reservoir, Winooski and Lamoille Rivers are wonderful places to canoe, kayak, fish, camp, or swim.
Directions: it is approximately :(10-20 min)from the cottage.
Waterbury Community Outdoor Pool
Directions: it is approximately :(10-20 min)from the cottage.
Stowe Community Indoor Pool
Directions: it is approximately :(20-25 min)from the cottage.
Stowe Snowmobile Tours:
The Two Hour Back Country Tour is an adventurous 25 mile journey through the Mount Mansfield State Forest for both the beginner and advanced rider. Go at your own pace, or challenge yourself on the varied terrain. This tour has it all: hills, woods, straightaways and speed (if you want it!). This is no "stroll through the woods." Book now for an experience you won't forget. Treat yourself to an adventure and experience back country Vermont in its prime winter season. Our staff is professionally trained and certified in safety and CPR.
Back Country Tour: Two Hour Tour
Weekends: 8am - 6pm, leaving every hour
Weekdays: leaving 9, 11, 1, 3, 5
Single (1 person) $144 - Double (2 people) $189
Passenger with Guide $89
Directions: it is approximately :19 miles from the cottage ( 20-25 min)
Indoor rink is in Waterbury. It is only about 9 miles from the cottage (10min).
They offer public skating and rentals
Mountain Valley Farms:
Specializing in horse-drawn rides––sleigh rides, hay rides, wagon rides and formal carriages––and formal and casual gatherings, nice way to experience Vermont!
Refundable Security Deposit $500.00. The deposit will be refundable after a satisfactory inspection of the premises has been met following departure. A satisfactory inspection includes: returning the house to the same condition found upon arrival.
A signed rental agreement is required ! Please note the details:
1.This is a NON SMOKING cabin. Butts are to be disposed of properly and not left anywhere on the property. Any violation of the smoking policy will incur a $300.00 fine and if additional cleaning is necessary to remove smoke odors from the cottage and/or linens, cost will be subtracted from your security/damage deposit.
2.The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clogs the septic system, you could be charged damages of up to two hundred dollars ($200).
3 There is a NO PETS POLICY. Guests who bring a pet or pets will forfeit their security/damage deposit and may be evicted
There are 2 pets you will see out and about “Buddy” a black Lab and “Princess” a beagle. They are very friendly and will approach you for affection, which is great. Please do not allow them in the cottage.
4 Children are welcome and for their safety we must require that they be monitored at all times by an adult.
We supply games; however some games have small pieces or parts and are not suitable for young children. i.e. toddlers and infants, who may put things in their mouths. Do not allow young children to play unsupervised with games.
5 Parking – Parking is limited to three (3) vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only.
Please park directly in front of the cottage as tightly as possible. If the plow does arrive while you are in, we may ask that you move your vehicle so he can plow where your car is parked.
Parking on the road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees and is the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner
6 SECURITY/DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A security deposit of $500 is required.
Please refer to the Checkout Checklist in the binder!
This must be paid at the time of booking the reservation. The security deposit is NOT applied toward the nightly lodging fee; however, it is fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met.
a. No damage is done to cabin or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
c. All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in refuse containers outside and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned.
d. All keys are left on the kitchen table and cabin is left locked.
e. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
f. No linens are lost or damaged.
g. No Early check-in or late check-out.
h. Prior to vacating the cottage, the guest is responsible to remove all trash, redemption and recyclables, ensure all dishes and cookware are clean returned to its original place, any furniture that was moved to its original position. Beds should not be “stripped”, please fold the bed spread/comforters and shams and set aside, towels should be left in a laundry basket when you leave the premises. Trash; there is a small container in the kitchen, large container on the back deck. Small bags are located under the kitchen sink; large bags are located in the hall closet.
When the large container becomes full, please dispose of it. Do not leave trash on the decks, the animals will get into them and make a mess.
Redemption and recycling are in the grey container on the back deck.
*Recommended location for trash, recycling and redemption:
Depot Beverage 1 River Rd Waterbury, VT (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
M-F 7am - 4pm Sat 8am -3pm (redemption closes @2pm)
i. Fires/Open Flames: The property does have an outside fireplace, with advance notice arrangements can be made for a camp fire. Open Flames including candles and incenses are not permitted inside the cottage.
7 PAYMENT – If booked thru Airbnb payment is processed thru Airbnb. However when the reservation is confirmed and contact information is exchanged, the guest is required to provide a credit card that would be held for incidentals that may arise during the stay and if/any cancellation fees.
8 CANCELLATIONS - 50% of your deposit will be refunded with 60 days’ notice from scheduled arrival date. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty except if deposits were made via credit card. All credit card cancellations are subject to a 5% cancellation fee or $50 whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation deposit. Sorry, no refunds for holidays or early departures-- no exceptions.
9. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests per cabin is limited to eight (8) persons. An additional charge or $100.00 per person per night for guests in addition to eight (8) will be assessed.
10 THIS PROPERTY REQUIRES A TWO (2) NIGHT MINIMUM STAY;
Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than two days, the guest will be charged the three-night rate.
11 NO DAILY MAID SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the cabin, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate however is available at an additional rate.
12 RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice.
Transportation and travel insurance are NOT covered
13 FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
14 WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.
15 STORM POLICY/ROAD CONDITIONS – No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads can be curvy and steep. Gravel drives are well maintained, however we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months. We do not refund due to road conditions.
16 TRAVEL INSURANCE: We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, go to (URL HIDDEN) for details and to purchase.
17 The cottage is privately owned; the homeowners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
18 General use of the cottage: guests and visitors shall not disturb, annoy, endanger or inconvenience our neighbors; or use the premises for any immoral or unlawful purposes, or violate any law or ordinance. The dwelling is for residential purposes only. No loud parties or celebratory events are allowed without agreement from the owner. The guests are prohibited from parking campers, motor homes or tents without prior notification to the owner/s.
19 All equipment and appliances are in working order, please report any inoperative equipment to the owner’s in person or call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) We will make all reasonable effort to have repairs made as soon as possible.
21 No reduction in rent, rebate or refund will be issued for a mechanical failure of air conditioning, dishwasher, washer, dryer, TV or other appliances. You will not be held responsible for repairs beyond your control.
22 Utilities are included in the rental, however, excessive electrical or heating use (due for example to windows/doors left open, heating on when not in the house) will be charged.
Please conserve energy by making certain that all unnecessary lights are shut off when exiting the cottage
23 In the winter months: upon your arrival the heat will be set at 64 degrees, if this is not comfortable adjust the heat accordingly (Please no lower than “L” and no higher than 68 degrees). 68 degrees will keep the main room very, very toasty and the loft will may be too warm so it is recommended that you use the ceiling fan to circulate the heat thru out the cottage.
The main floor bedrooms will be cooler, you MUST keep the bedroom doors open (except for brief periods when privacy is needed) and the thru the wall fans on to circulate the heat from the main rooms to the bedrooms. If this is not done the pipes will freeze.
There are extra blankets in the hutches if you need them.
Upon your departure please return the heat to 64 degrees, make certain the bedrooms doors are open and the thru the wall fans are on.
You may hear /see a gentleman "Max" he is our next door neighbor and friend, he is helps us keep the decks /walkways clear of snow & ice.
Ice Melt is in the lime green containers. Please use when needed, but be careful not to bring in to the cottage on your boots and shoes
Please; store all skies, poles and snow boards on the racks located on the front deck. The cottage does not have accommodations inside.
* Rack to the right is for snow boards
* Rack to the left is for skis and poles
Please all other equipment such as boots, gloves, helmets and such are to be stored in the containers provided in each bedroom
In the summer months: the cottage is not air-conditioned, usually is not necessary.
However there is a window fan installed in the bath which helps keep the small area cool and removes the humidity from the room from showers. During showers it is recommended that the fan be utilized in reverse (out switch) and for cooling forward (in).
There is also a window fan installed in the main loft bedroom and can be operated the same way.
If you feel that you need more window fan, please ask, we have them and would be happy install them for you, it is very easy.
In the two main floor bedrooms there are beach towels in the closet and in the loft there are beach towels in the storage containers in each room for your use.
The property does have extra beach chairs, with advance notice arrangements they can be made available.
If you have additional coolers, beach chairs or other items that require storage please locate them on the back deck or if they need to be under cover we can accommodate them in the garage
24 The cottage is well stocked with most of the basics, as a courtesy if you consume all of something and it was provided upon your arrival; please replace it before departing for the next guests’ arrival.
25 Please help preserve the cottage wood flooring by removing you shoes at the door. You will notice a basket of slippers provided for your use while at the cottage. The slippers are intended for inside use of while at the cottage, not outside.
26 Telephone service is local and emergency only. You are welcome to use the phone. (Unlimited long distance in the US) Please keep the calls as short as possible. Note: the phone is shared with the main house; we will try to keep the calls to a minimum during your stay. No international calls please.
27 You are welcome to rent PPV Or VOD thru Dish Network, before your departure any rentals will need to be settled.
28 If a power outage occurs you will find (2) battery operated lanterns in the hall closet on the shelf.
29 Satellite instructions if needed are in the back of the cottage binder.
30 Local recreation, restaurant and area attraction recommendations are also located in the back of the cottage binder.
31 A binder labeled Owners Manuals located in the living room has all the cottage appliances if there is need and we are not available to help
32 If not installed, an additional leaf for the dining room table is located under the bed in the loft if needed.
33 Wireless signal identification name:
SSID: will be provided WEP KEY: Will be provided
34 You must be 21 years of age to rent this home and provide proof of age, if requested.
If you wish to use a credit card for this lodging, please provide the following information
Name on Credit card(URL HIDDEN)
Type of Credit Card: Master Card/Visa/Discover
Credit Card Number (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) )
Exp date X/X(URL HIDDEN)CVV Number ( XXX )
Driver’s License Numbe(URL HIDDEN) Issuing Stat(URL HIDDEN)Exp
I hereby give permission to charge/hold my credit card for the amounts above. I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable as called out by the cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to purchase travel insurance. By Signing Below, I agree to all terms and conditions of this agreement.
Lead renter; after signing please email to (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Other Fees: Cleaning fee: $200.00
If a larger party is needed, accommodations can be provided at the main house at $109.00pp/pn.
Please note: the Airbnb website does not allow the addtional fee of 9% for the required Vermont State Lodging Tax, it has been included in the loding fee
Sorry we do not allow pets , however
There are 2 pets you will see out and about “Buddy” a black Lab and “Princess” a beagle. They are very friendly and will approach you for affection, which is great.
Please do not allow them in the cottage.