About Janie Feinberg
My name is Janie Feinberg. I grew up on Long Island and went to Connecticut College for Women and Brooklyn College. I own a School Improvement company that administers to the needs of failing schools. I have two grown daughters and two fabulous granddaughters. I love animals and you will meet my 2 year old Golden when you come.
Janie Feinberg purchased this Chalet in 1968
Why Janie Feinberg chose Stockbridge
What makes this piece of property unique! That is a very challenging task to complete without writing a book. In 1968, my then husband and I, NYC school teachers, were late in scheduling our Christmas ski vacation. We ended up at Laolke Lodge (turn left once you come across the river) a log ski house owned by Olive Pratt for the Christmas break and thus started our romance with Gaysville, VT. We fell in love with everybody and everything about Gaysville, VT. At the end of the season, Olive let us know that her brother had 11 acres of land on Vulture MT and was interested in selling the property. “Uncle Buddy” Pratt wanted a used VW bus and we traded that bus for 11 acres of land in 1968. During the winter of 1968-69, we met Uncle Chapin Pratt, and began plans for our log home. My husband and I camped on the land during the summer of 1969. We cut the trees, mixed the mortar, and I,personally, dug out the basement with a huge shovel. Our friends and I camped and everyday worked along side Uncle Chap’s workers. In 1970, we moved to Vermont and had our two girls and 2 dogs. Life happens and in 1982 I was forced to leave Vermont and move back to NY. I did not see our home again for 17years. In 1999, my two daughters and I returned to VT to discover that there had been three owners since I had sold my home. It had been abandoned for 2 winters and was going up on the market in 3 months if back taxes were not met. 3 months later we had our home back and because it was virtually destroyed being abandoned for 2 winters I got it back for what I sold it for! My son-in-law restores homes. Our home had been in two magazines. He looked at the pictures and restored our home. What a magical place it is. The two hand hewed beams in the kitchen and living room were done by Uncle Buddy with his axe. The stone work all came from a 150 year old barn that Uncle Chap tore down. The top log in the dining room was leveled by Wayne Pratt, Uncle Chape’s son, who had the use of only one ey
What makes this Chalet unique
The chalet is carefully designed and the kitchen is complete with gourmet equipment. It is very private on 11 acres of land with a nearby pond. The views are lovely, but the forest surrounding the chalet are just as magnificent.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Charming and cozy chalet in the heart of Vermont!
Janie (and her golden retriever Zoe!) were terrific hosts. Janie was very responsive leading up to our stay answering all of my questions promptly. She was so helpful by offering us some great recommendations of things to do and restaurants to eat - and everything she suggested was a huge hit with us! The view of the mountains are spectacular! We hope to visit again soon and would definitely choose to come back here!
Relaxing and fun weekend location!
Janie’s Chalet is the perfect place for anyone that is looking for a mixture of relaxation and fun. The chalet was cozy and peaceful, the pond/yard area was a huge plus for our energetic pup, and Janie is so sweet and gives great local recommendations. I highly encourage anyone to book here and hope to return in the future when I need another quiet escape from the city! Thanks again Janie.
The place was nothing short of incredible.
We absolutely loved it!! The property was amazing and Janie is a sweetheart. For anyone looking for a quaint getaway, look no further.
Thank you so much! You left the chalet immaculate! I, so, appreciate that. Hope we see each other again.
Cozy ski retreat
We had a great stay at the cozy chalet while skiing at Killington. My 14 year-old son was happy with the great wifi, and my husband and I relaxed next to the gas stove/fireplace after a day of skiing. The alcove sleeping area was very nice and cozy. Killington was 30 minutes away and eateries were 15-20 minutes away. Janie was a wonderful host and helped us when our all-wheel drive couldn't get up the icy driveway which was later treated with pea stone gravel which did the trick. We had everything we needed to make a hearty breakfast. We enjoyed our stay at the charming chalet.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I appreciate that so much! Hope to see you again.
Charming Vermont Mountain Escape!
Thank you, Janie, for sharing your cozy and warm chalet. Our first impression was a winter wonderland as we arrived late at night during a beautiful snow storm (we have 4-wheel drive!). Our teenage boys loved the terrain and enjoyed riding around in their 4 wheeler on mornings they were not out skiing and snowboarding. The loft was perfect for them as well! Our puppy loved the long walks up the mountain along with playing with his new friend Zoey! We will definitely be back. We loved the location to UNV and Killington. Janie is a wonderful host with amazing stories about this special property. I miss reading by the gas stove already!
Thank you so much!! I look forward to seeing you all again.
A great cozy isolated mountain chalet with a very gracious host
We had a great time in Janie's (& Zoey) chalet. It was a beautiful cozy house, perfect for a couple and their dog. Janie was a fantastic host - friendly, quick in replying, and supportive during a big snow storm we faced while there. We only have positive things to say about our hosts. The only downside from our stay was that the wifi wasn't working at all in the house, and since we didn't have phone service, we were completely out of communication with the world. We notified Janie of this, but it didn't get fixed in the days we were there. She hinted that there was a problem with the lines, but to the best of our knowledge she didn't call the companies to get it fixed ASAP. Unfortunately that's a big flaw from our perspective - had we known ahead of time, we'd have prepared for it, but we didn't so didn't bring any books, films, etc.
I realized that it might take a VERY long time to get WiFi consistently working at the chalet, so I had a land line phone installed with its own modem for Wi Fi. The chalet is now ON THE GRID:)