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Charming Log Cabin on Private Pond Nestled in Woods.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

My charming log cabin sits on 100 acres of private land which adjoins 2200 of New York State Forest. It overlooks a small pond which is stocked with bass. You are welcome to catch a few and cook them fresh on the Weber gas grill. The front porch is comfortable with beautiful views of the pond, hills and the valley below.

It is a cozy cabin with a sleeping loft and comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a shower bath. The loft has a double bed and the first floor has a double futon.

Bring your bicycles in the summer or your cross country skis or snowshoes in the winter or your hiking boots year round, as the stare forest is full of groomed trails. Or bring your books and just relax and enjoy your surroundings.

We are only 12 minutes from Ellicottville, New York which is a quaint little ski and resort town. You can ski in the winter or golf in the summer. There are world class restaurants for fine dining and wonderful shopping.

It is the perfect place for solitude or a romantic getaway. I hope you will come and enjoy this special place on Golden Hill!!

Keywords: private fish pond, bordered by state forest, walking trails, bicycle trails, cross counrty skiing

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Great Valley

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Fishing on stocked private pond. No license required. Hiking on 2200 acres of NY State land. Bike trails. Cross country skiing. Snow shoeing.


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Charming Log Cabin on Private Pond Nestled in Woods.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 60 reviews
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cozy, remote, and well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! Our family had a great stay here. Bette's friend Sharon was there to help us in and show us around and was very helpful. Our only thought for improvement would be to possibly offer a foam topper for the pullout couch bed, it was a little uncomfortable. Other than that, the pond, streams, and woods made for a wonderful weekend getaway with some great skiing at Holiday Valley.

  • Submitted: 4-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nolan, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I do appreciate you mentioning the sofa. It is brand new but obviously needed a better mattress. I have ordered one!! So for your next visit you should have a more comfortable sleep! Sorry I missed meeting you and your family. Bette
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A rustic cabin - with modern amenities - located on a bluff in Great Valley, New York

  • 5 of 5

We lived the location and our dog lived the snow. A quiet and secluded cabin that was warm and comfortable.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I am always so happy when my guests enjoy their stay. AND your dog is soooo sweet......a pleasure to have all of you! Happy New Year!
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Buffalo, NY

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend at the cabin. It was exactly as described and did not disappoint. The cabin was warm, cozy, and quiet. A great place to reconnect with nature yet close enough to Ellicottville to enjoy some shopping and a nice dinner.

  • Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi!! Thanks so much for your kind review. I am so happy that you were able to relax and enjoy yourself. It was great meeting you and your husband and I hope you will come back for another visit!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Bette
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Cortland, Ohio

Quaint little getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as described and totally what we were looking for in a little getaway weekend with our dog! Would definitely recommend and stay again! Even the weather was perfect!

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!!! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I have been enjoying this beautiful weather as well. I appreciate your kind words!!! Bette
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love Great Valley! We have stayed twice with Bette and can't wait to go back. The leaves were gorgeous! The cabin is quintessential, a perfect getaway! Bette, thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin with us!

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maggie.....thank you so much and it is, as always, wonderful to have you as a guest. I am so happy you love my is pretty special to me as well!! Bette
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A perfect getaway to the cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience it was this past weekend in this very CHARMING & rustic cabin in the woods! Our host Bette set the tone perfectly as she let us in & we are so happy that we chose this perfect spot ! It was only a 20 minute drive into Ellicottville too!

We enjoyed a cup of coffee each morning from the front porch as the sun would rise over the hill ... the view is absolutely beautiful! Each and every detail of our stay was exceptional. The cabin was so cozy and decorated adorably. It looks exactly how it's pictured .

We can't wait to come back and stay again!! Thank you Bette for your awesome hospitality!

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Rachel and thanks so much for your kind review. It was wonderful having you and your family. It was fun seeing the surprise on your husband's face. What a thoughtful gift....I love the story about turn here, turn there and then the surprise!!! I look forward to your return visit!!
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Bette Hestle
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Great Valley

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$63.5

2 Night Min Stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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