NEW TO RENTAL MARKET! Gorgeous Scandinavian Feel Home - Walk To Slopes!
Graham and Helen
- english, Basic Spanish
About Graham and Helen
We are the Kessler family. We have two young boys and we love the great outdoors, hiking and skiing and spending time with friends and family! We purchased this beautiful mountain retreat so we could enjoy family time on the mountain - especially skiing and boarding! We live in Charlottesville Virginia - only a 50 minute drive to Wintergreen resort. We often host VRBO guests in our home in Charlottesville so we know what makes for a wonderful vacation rental.
Graham and Helen purchased this House in 2017
Why Graham and Helen chose Pedlars Edge
It offers plenty of space to enjoy with family and friends without being on top of each other. Cozy yet spacious. We loved that it was updated and had central heat and cool (quite unusual on the mountain). It is also close walk to tyro slope and has a great layout for large groups.
What makes this House unique
Our property has central heat and air which is unusual on the mountain where most properties have only baseboard heat. This means that the home stays nice and warm and heats very quickly upon arrival during the winter season. It is built on a double lot with over an acre of woodland behind so it is private and spacious.
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Fantastic time in this roomy, luxurious retreat!
Our 4 families, 12 of us aged 6 to 77, arrived at "Mountain Mama" looking forward some late season winter sports and were not disappointed. Preparatory interactions with our hosts, who were knowledgeable and responsive, made our arrival and move-in seamless. Mountain Mama is situated on the side of the mountain amongst old growth hardwoods and pine. Views of the mountain and the valley were amazing. There were deer and other wildlife everywhere, which the kids loved spotting! We immediately lit a fire (with the host provided firewood) and proceeded to divvy-up the space with the kids. We found the layout, 3 floors, really suited our differing demands for privacy and socializing. There was always a nook in this spacious home available to abscond away with a book. If you wanted to socialize, the main living area on the 2nd floor provided a wonderful seating area by the wood-burning fireplace (there is also a gas fireplace on the bottom floor). From your comfy couch on the main floor, you could communicate with the cooks, and those aspiring to be, in the kitchen via the open floorplan. The kitchen is big enough for the whole gang to hang-out and discuss the experiences of the day. Our video game addicts found the Wi-Fi to be fast and reliable. The cousins jumped at the opportunity to claim bedrooms situated around the basement/bottom floor (1 of 3 floors), enjoying and reconnecting with each other away from the grown-ups on the upper floors. We all were thrilled with the technology provided. TVs were modern with internet content of all types, YouTube to ESPN to the latest movies streamed freely. The rooms were spacious and the beds magnificent. The Master Bedroom also had a steam shower that was therapeutic for the creaky bones and sore muscles that come from a day on the mountain. I had never used a steam shower before and am now thinking of installing one at my home! The conditions were wet while we were there; the washer and dryer provided were modern and very useful for drying wet equipment. The slopes are easily accessed from the house by foot. Situated a couple hundred yards from Mountain Mama is an access point to the trail named Tyro, an easy Intermediate rated run. Driving to the lodge is easy as well. Shuttling family to/from the lodge took less than 5 minutes each way.
All-in-all, this vacation rental gave us everything we wanted. Private, spacious, modern design and amenities, great location, and fantastic hosts…we will definitely be back!
Thanks so much for this wonderful feedback! So glad you enjoyed your stay in our home.
Sweet mountain paradise!
What a lovely home and stay this weekend! Owners were VERY responsive, home was very well equipped with all that we needed, and there was a beautiful welcome basket for us upon arrival. Little mountain paradise and we'll be back!
Beautiful & comfortable
CHOOSE THIS HOUSE and you’ll be glad you did! A beautifully redone home, elegantly decorated with a comfortable feel that puts you at ease. The owners did a wonderful job ensuring renters have everything they need (and some special treats, too!) A wonderful house, whether traveling alone or with children. The layout is very family friendly, the living rooms are cozy, there’s an array of games, a great laundry room for peeling off snow soaked or muddy clothing, and a whole host of games and entertainment. The owners were incredibly helpful with dining suggestions, tips for navigating the ski hill, and sights to see while in the area. We recommend this place all the time and can’t wait to go back!
Great family outing for our grandchildren's first ski trip, and we had a blast!
The property was well located and very comfy and nice inside. It was convenient with different levels per kids/couples. We were welcomed with a nice basket of goodies from Helen and Graham.
We took our 4-wheel drive truck but were unable to access the steep drive to park, but the parking by street was fine. We shuffled ourselves to 'drop off' area, which did not take long. Also, there is a path a few houses down that you can cut through to Big Acorn which a few used.
Even though the winds were hard, one of the lifts unfortunately broke, we had a great time in this great rental! I would certainly consider renting it again; the owners were very nice! * We left this morning with the temp at 0! Cheers, The Andrews Family
Spacious, clean and well maintained!
We had a wonderful weekend in this cozy but spacious home. The owners went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Would highly recommend staying here!
So glad you and your family had a wonderful winter getaway!
Fabulous weekend getaway!
We loved our stay at Mountain Mama! The house was very clean and very welcoming from the moment we stepped in the front door. The owners didn’t overlook a single detail in making their home feel like our home for the weekend. The house was the perfect size for our two families (4 adults, 5 smallish children) without being too overwhelming. The pictures very adequately show the space provided. We will definitely plan to stay again for our next trip to Wintergreen!
We are so glad you had a wonderful weekend with your friends and family. You are very welcome to come again anytime!