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20 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, Unwind, Breathe Deeply.

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Last updated: 12/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Wells chalet description

The perfect country retreat. Vermont's famous fresh air from the 20 acres of tranquil woodlands and trails surrounding this spacious, comfortable, cheery country house. Picture windows and a wrap-around deck look over Hidden Valley's miles of hills, fields and streams into the next state. With 3600 square feet of living space, the house offers several gathering areas, including two separate living rooms, a game table area, a dining area and a sociable kitchen. Marvelous for retreats, reunions, family gatherings, writers and artists. Great for three couples, one per floor. Furnished down to the cookbooks. There are games galore, hundreds of well-chosen books and over 200 movies on video. Artisan stonemason Simon Shultz created magnificent two-story stone columns that support the outside deck and, at the heart of the chalet, a spectacular three-story stone core with two fireplaces. A charming spiral staircase connects all three floors.


Sleeping accommodations: The total number of beds in the chalet are: two twin beds, two queen beds, two queen sofa beds. The two twin beds are in the ground floor bedroom, the main floor bedroom has one queen bed, the third floor bedroom has a queen bed. The chalet has two livings rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the main floor. The ground floor living room has a queen sofa bed that can sleep two persons. The main floor living room also has a queen sofa bed that can sleep two people.

All within an hour: learn Fly Fishing at the Orvis Fly Fishing School or visit the American Museum of Fly Fishing in historic Manchester village: the Norman Rockwell Exhibition, where Norman Rockwell's models are your tour guides, at the Arlington Gallery in Arlington, hometown of Norman Rockwell 1939-53, on historic Route 7A; the world- famous Simon Pearce Glass-Blowing workshop and restaurant in Quechee, VT and the noted Billings Farm Museum in Woodstock, VT.

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Responsible renter must be an adult....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • The Green Room: 2 twin/ single

                Ground floor...moreless

              • The Beige Room: 1 queen

                Main floor...moreless

              • The Blue Room: 1 queen

                Third floor...moreless

              • Living Room/Library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Ground floor...moreless

              • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Main floor...moreless

              • One bedroom and one full bath on each of three floors.

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Ground floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Main floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Third floor...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The chalet has Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Delicious take-out or catered meals are available from a first-rate chef, using local, fresh ingredients. Full meals, picnics, soups, appetizers and desserts for take-out or serving...or for catering weddings and other events at the Rye Chalet. Second living room seats seven. Washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board are in the laundry room. Guided hiking, hunting and/or fishing tours with a Certified Hunter-Safety and 'Let's Go Fishing' Instructor can be arranged for an additional fee -- for all levels from child to expert....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2)...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    More than 200 movies on video....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake
                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    Spectacular view down valley and into New York state....moreless

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    We start you off with enough wood for 3-4 fires. Additional firewood is available for purchase at various suppliers in Wells....moreless

                  • Firewood
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Wood provided for first 1-2 days. Available for purchase thereafter....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available:

                    Delicious take-out or catered meals available from first-rate chef, using local, fresh ingredients. Catered weddings or other events....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Refrigerator - freezer...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Binoculars
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Dec 15 - Mar 15, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $245
                          $1,610 $5,950
                          Spring Special
                          Mar 16 - May 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $185
                          $1,225 $3,950
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $215
                          $1,400 $4,950
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Tax Rate 9%

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                          Location

                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Albany, NY

                          Car: Necessary

                          Visit charming Manchester, the original outlet town, the charismatic Northshire Bookstore, Orvis' glorious flagship store and great restaurants. Browse picturesque Vermont towns, antique, craft and art shops, the Vermont Country Store. Professional summer theater at Dorset Playhouse. Fly fish at Orvis Fly Fishing School or local lakes and rivers. History at President Lincoln's son's estate, Hildene, or Fort Ticonderoga. Lake St. Catherine (right in Wells) and Bomoseen Lake (in Castleton) offer canoe and kayak rentals. The private Lake St. Catherine Country Club in Wells has an 18-hole golf course open to the public. Miniature golf in Wells. Hike the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail. Ski resorts Killington, Pico, Bromley and Stratton offer summer alpine slides and scenic chair lifts. Drive to Shelburne Museum, Calvin Coolidge's home in Plymouth, the Robert Frost Trail in Middlebury, the Grandma Moses Museum in Bennington, tour Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury.

                          Other Activities: Shopping in Manchester, VT, the original outlet town.

                          Golf: The Rye Chalet has it's own golf pitching area. The Lake St. Catherine Country Club, right in Wells, offers an 18-hole golf course and club house. There are numerous other golf courses within driving distance, such as Castleton, Vermont and Whitehall, NY, both about a 20 minute drive. Two PGA 18-hole championship courses are under an hour's drive: Killington's Geoffrey Cornish-designed par 72 course and the Golf Digest award-winning Green Mountain National Golf Course. Most courses are open mid-May through October.

                          Ski: The Rye Chalet in Wells, Vermont is central to all the major Western Vermont skiing areas -- Bromley, Killington, Stratton, Pico, Magic and Okemo. All are about 30-50 minutes away. The nearest is Bromley at about 25 minutes. Killington is about a 45 minute drive. Those skiing Killington or Pico often stop in Rutland for dinner at a wide variety of available restaurants en-route back to the chalet. Those skiing Bromley or Stratton often choose to have dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in Manchester en-route back to Wells.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1994

                          About the owner: For more details, call Merry Lee.

                          Why the Owner Chose Wells:
                          Tremendous view. Terrific artisan stonework throughout the house.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Main Floor Living Room

                            Main Floor Living Room

                          • The kitchen

                            The kitchen

                          • The Green Bedroom

                            The Green Bedroom

                          • The Beige Bedroom

                            The Beige Bedroom

                          • Magnificent artisan stonework

                            Magnificent artisan stonework

                          • Lots of woodland walks on the Rye Chalet property.

                            Lots of woodland walks on the Rye Chalet property.

                          • Dine on the deck.

                            Dine on the deck.

                          • Enjoy the deck in the evening.

                            Enjoy the deck in the evening.

                          • Left side of valley view - from deck.

                            Left side of valley view - from deck.

                          • Walkway outside chalet ground floor.

                            Walkway outside chalet ground floor.

                          • Dining area and game area

                            Dining area and game area

                          • The Blue Bedroom

                            The Blue Bedroom

                          • Ground Floor Living Room

                            Ground Floor Living Room

                          • An aerial view of the Rye Chalet and it's 20 acres of privacy.

                            An aerial view of the Rye Chalet and it's 20 acres of privacy.

                          • The magnificent stonework and spiral staircase that connects all three floors.

                            The magnificent stonework and spiral staircase that connects all three floors.

                          • View over Hidden Valley from the chalet deck.

                            View over Hidden Valley from the chalet deck.

                          • View down the valley from Rye Chalet.

                            View down the valley from Rye Chalet.

                          • Right side of valley view from the deck in early autumn.

                            Right side of valley view from the deck in early autumn.

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                          Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                          $185 - $245 per night (USD)
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                          Sleeps 10

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