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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

More Details

Bette Hestle
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday 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:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • 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 4.848485 based on 66 reviews

Nic and cozy getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay. Amazing view. Close to ellicotville. Just an all around winner. I would strongly suggest staying here. We may make this a yearly get away. Fun for everyone. Bring your dogs as they have plenty there to explore!

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David! Thanks so much for the review......I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was great meeting you and your pups! I am so glad you are considering making it a yearly trip. That makes me happy and I too think it is a special place. Thanks again and enjoy what is left of this weekend. Bette
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Webster, NY

Very beautiful and private

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time , went to allegany state park and did some hiking, ours two dogs were loving the outdoors.

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann!! So glad you enjoyed your visit and this amazing area. I appreciate your review!
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Dublin, OH

Lovely & private get-away

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cabin for its cozy appeal, but also because of the privacy the surrounding wooded property offers. The cabin backs to Golden Hills State Park, and the front porch overlooks a beautiful pond with some mountain views in the distance. Although the weather was not great (some rain, cold, snow) we did enjoy walking around the pond and even lit a fire in the fire pit. The cabin is well insulated; the heater worked great and could be adjusted easily. We had everything available that we needed in the kitchen. When the sun appeared the nearby Alleghany State Park Red House area was great for a paved trail 5 mile walk. And we headed to Ellicottville to do a wine tasting at the Winery of Ellicotville, ate at the Ellicotville Brewing Company (fabulous beer & food), bought some delicious chocolate at Watson's, and had lunch at The Gin Mill. I would recommend this cabin for a couples get-away where you can do as much or as little as your heart desires. We were comfortable and cozy in the cold weather and would love to come back and enjoy in the summer. Thank you Bette for a wonderful stay. It was a pleasure meeting you.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim! It was a pleasure meeting you both as well. I appreciate your great review. And YES....those chocolates are the absolute best.....dangerously delicious!
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Everything was as described! Nice and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Bette was very friendly. We enjoyed reading, cooking, hiking, and relaxing with Hazel our dog. The only recommendation would be a pair of wine glasses. We shared the 1 that was already there.Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my sorry about the wine glasses. What a slip up on my part. AND especially funny as that is what my business is, Hand Painted Wine Glasses/Glassware. My barn warehouse has hundreds of wine glasses. Yikes and thanks for letting me know and I shall take a bunch up to the cabin so my guests will not have to share a glass!!!!
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Erie PA, USA

Cozy private and perfect

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay here in early snow covered March. Bette, the owner, couldn't have been nicer. The cabin was rustic but had all the comforts one would need. No wifi if that matters, and Verizon doesn't get good serves (at&t does tho). Not that we were to bothered by that, kinda the point of staying in a cabin. The cabin is tucked back in the corner of there property, with the back of the cabin just touching Golden Hills State Forest. Even with the bare trees you cant really see any other houses from the porch (if any). Feels extremely private. Didn't fish but the pond is a great touch. Super easy to get to downtown Ellicottville, about a 12min drive. Would love to come back in the summer time.

Perfect for a couple but could see it being fun with a small group of buds too.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gus! Thanks so much for the nice review. I am so glad you are planning on returning. It was great meeting you both and also great to have you as guests in my little bit of paradise!! Bette
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North Huntingdon, PA

Beautiful and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

My family and our dogs had a wonderful weekend. We came to go skiing but the weather did not cooperate but we still had the best time. The cabin and property is absolutely lovely. We were able to relax but yet still walked all around the very private property and visited the town of Ellicottville. I even chose to just stay at the cabin for my birthday and roast hot dogs and make smores over a fire instead of going in to town for a steak dinner because I just didn't want to leave the lovely cabin. Bette was very nice. She showed us around the cabin and even explained the interesting history behind it. She lives close to the cabin and told us if we needed anything to just call or stop by, which we did not need anything because the cabin was just what we wanted.

5 stars just doesn't seem good enough for this place. We can't wait to return.


  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW Janet.....thanks so very, very much for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure having you and your family visit. And it makes me so happy to know you enjoyed my cabin so much. I look forward to your Fall visit!! Bette
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Great Valley

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$66.24

2 Night Min Stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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