Private Mountainside Luxury Post-and-Beam Retreat on 30 Secluded Acres
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Up a winding private driveway, flanked by maple trees lies this beautiful quiet and secluded mountainside post-and-beam home. Surrounded by 30 acres of forest, with views through the trees, the house sits high above the valley floor. The trees, birds and wildlife serenade you by day, while the quiet solitude lulls you to sleep at night. Large deck, living room and separate family room, plus private office with computer. Extensive private hiking/snowshoeing trails from just outside the back yard. All amenities, casually but tastefully furnished.
More Details: The house is located about 1/3 of the way up and into a 30 acre property, which means you are deep in the woods with no one else around. The land slopes up reasonably steeply to where the house is, and then flattens out above it. You could walk out of the house, and hike for 10 miles without seeing another person or house (I've done this).
The house itself is a post and beam three level house. The first level has two bedrooms, laundry room, and a playroom that includes a couch, TV and DVD player, and a video game player as well.
The playroom opens up and out onto the hillside, and the driveway as it snakes down to the town road. A slate patio sits outside, along with a grassy hillside.
The second level has a bathroom with shower, an office (where the crib is). The rest of the second floor is wide open, the living room soars up 2 stories, the dining area is encased in glass above and on 2 sides, and the open kitchen is well equipped.
More Details (cont..): In the living room are a large couch, a second smaller couch, a 24' TV, and a DirecTV video system.
On the second floor, a large deck wraps around the house. The deck overlooks the hills, the trees, and really makes you feel like you are living in a tree house. A table and chairs are there for outdoor dining, along with two other chairs and a gas weber grill.
On the third level - a master bedroom with king size bed, a full bathroom with tub, and another bedroom with a loft bed - queen size, and underneath a smaller couch, and room for either an inflatable bed, or the crib.
The house itself is all built in wood. Huge hand-hewn pine timbers are exposed in post and beam style. The floors are wide pine planks, while the walls and ceiling/sloping roof is painted white sheetrock.
Wildlife abounds. Birds chirp and flit about. Owls hoot and hunt at night. Turkey, deer, chipmunks and many other animals are all around. A nice hiking trail loops around from outside the back door
Testimonials: Jim, thanks for a wonderful time in Vermont. The house was lovely. The snow was beautiful. Peace and solitude. .............and those alpacas were the best (there is a one week old baby now too!)
Randall and the Thanksgiving gang.
Sue and I just spent 5 wonderful, cool and relaxing weeks in this beautiful house. We were surrounded by woods and greeted daily by the songs of birds.
The house felt like home and our two sons could visit with their families and find spacious bedrooms - even toys for the grandchildren. Our young grandchildren loved the deck because they were able to go in and out of the house at will and play without getting into trouble or falling. Our sons want us to do this again next year.
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- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Low Allergen Environment
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- 1 king
- 1 queen, 1 baby crib
- Loft style
- 1 queen
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- main floor
- toilet, shower
- 1 king, 2 queens, 2 twins, 1 sleeper sofa, crib.
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Games For Kids
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
sports and adventure activities
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Child's Highchair
- Computer Available
- Toilet Paper
- Wireless Internet
- Basic Soaps
- Activities Guide
- Washing Machine
- Alarm Clock
- Local Activities Guide
- Iron & Board
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Broadband Access
- Towels Provided
- Paper Towels
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
ReviewsWrite a review
We (myself, my Husband, and two daughers - ages 3 & 5) stayed in this lovely home for the week of Thanksgiving 2009. It was just perfect. We hiked everyday (up the hill and to locations close by), read, had fires, took naps, cooked, watched movies, etc. The house has a great layout and is very well kept. A few minute ride to The Barn (restaurant) with very good food (and inexpensive)! A 20 minute drive to Manchester and lots of shopping. This house had everything we needed and was close to many excursions. Our daughters loved the bunk bed! We look forward to coming back for future visits! Beautiful house surrounded by lovely property and country!
- Guest kmcubed
- Date of stay 11/22/08
- Review Submitted 12/07/09
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Jim- The house was great! Perfect location and size for our family. Thanks again-Linda
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/01/07
- Review Submitted 06/30/07
Steve and I have been back home for a short while and settled into our old routines and thought we would send you a quick note to thank you for the opportunity to stay at your Vermont home. We can't tell you enough how enjoyed our stay there. We have been traveling to Vermont for over 12-Years. We never came home before more relaxed and enjoying the trip as much as we did this time. You have a very nice home and location! We just can't wait until October!! Have a great Summer. Sincerely, Diane and Steve Kingston
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/01/04
- Review Submitted 07/28/04
Sue and I just spent 5 wonderful, cool and relaxing weeks in this beautiful house. We were surrounded by woods and greeted daily by the songs of birds. The house felt like home and our two sons could visit with their families and find spacious bedrooms - even toys for the grandchildren. Our young grandchildren loved the deck because they were able to go in and out of the house at will and play without getting into trouble or falling. Our sons want us to do this again next year. We drove the back country roads and loved the dairy farms. Everyone in VT seems to keep their property beautifully groomed. And the muffins at the Wells Country Store are sensational. Ed Cleveland's maple syrup was delicious.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/01/03
- Review Submitted 09/16/03
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Apr 1 - Jan 1, 2014
7 night min stay
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- Tax Rate 9%
- Cleaning $100
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This 4 Bedroom Post and Beam Home Sits High Up With Privacy and Views!
The road leading up to the house takes you away from the real world!
Twin Bedroom on First Floor Looks Out Over the Field and Forest
Living room with post and beam vaulted ceiling & plush moose over fireplace
The office - on main floor - with crib. With high-speed wireless connectivity
One of the two full bathrooms. The other has a tub
A great 20 minute circle hike departs and arrives from the back of the house
You can find lots of these little orange newts on the hiking trails
In the summer it is like being in a treehouse!
The House in Winter
Looking towards the kitchen and dining room from the living room
Kitchen and Dining Area, Overlooking the Large Deck
Kitchen. With full pots, pans, dishes, silverware and cow-print stools
Queen Bedroom on First Floor is Comfortable and Cozy
See maples, birches, hophornbeams, shaggy bark hickory, deer and turkeys