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Spectacular Retreat Overlooking Caspian Lake, Private Dock

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View of Greensboro village from Gray Eyrie

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Last updated: 05/23/2014

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Greensboro house description

This one-level 2,700 sq. foot structure, known as 'Gray Eyrie,' is a locus of action in Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing to Safety.”

Built as their dream house by the friends Stegner describes, a retired professor & wife, the house sits atop Greensboro's Baker Hill with a 180-degree view over the village and 700-acre Lake Caspian, one of Vermont's most pristine lakes. The 80-acre property adjoins The Nature Conservancy's 256-acre Barr Hill Preserve, offering miles of hiking trails and picnic sites with sightings of wildlife and views spanning the Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire. Biking is another popular activity.

A separate guesthouse with two bedrooms, sleeping four, is available at $700/week during May 15-June 30, $800/wk in Sept.-October, and $1,000/week during July-August. See VRBO/300035. A dock on the lake, 0.6 mile down Baker Hill, offers the house and guest house a canoe and private access to swimming, boating and fishing.

Both the main house and guesthouse are closed for the winter, Oct. 15-May 15.

Greensboro is a preeminently rural community in Orleans County, one of three that make up Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom. The village has several dairy farms as well as fields and forests conserved by The Nature Conservancy, the Vermont Land Trust and the Greensboro Land Trust. Greensboro has a richly stocked general store (Willeys), and a country club with tennis and golf that nonmembers can access for daily fees (mvcc). A nearby gourmet restaurant is available (Claire's/Hardwick). The village and hinterland offer picturesque drives over back-country roads beside rivers, lakes and hills.

Amenities: Large fireplace, phone, broadband internet, fully equipped kitchen and laundry except no dishwasher. Extensive library. Linens provided. Charcoal grill. Garden chairs. No smoking, please.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2667 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Dock on Lake Caspian, 0.6 mi. down Baker Hill, offers house & separate guest house private access to swimming, boating, fishing. Aluminum canoe provided at dock. Property abuts 256-acre Nature Conservancy preserve (Barr Hill)....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Books for all ages, former English professor's library...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Central feature of our property...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Eyrie has private dock on Caspian Lake...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Dramatic View of Green Mountain range from the house, panorama from near-by Barr Hill Preserve...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Adjoining dining area easily seats 12...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance
              • Heating:

                Baseboard electric...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Spacious living room with lake view, large fireplace...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                ATT service works...moreless

              • Parking:

                Half-dozen spaces next to the house...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full service provided...moreless

              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Canoe with paddles...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Lawn overlooking Caspian Lake...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Spring & Fall (Fall: 9/1-10/15
              May 16 - Jun 30, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $200 $200
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,300 $5,000

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              $275 $275
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,800 $6,500

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              50% deposit on booking, remainder + 9% tax at least two weeks before occupancy


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              Location

              70 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Burlington
              6 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Hardwick
              80 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Lake Champlain
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mountain View Country Club, Greensboro
              35 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Montpelier-Barre
              6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Vermont Routes 15-16
              6 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Several in Hardwick
              0.6 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Eyrie

              Car: Necessary

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1963

              About the owner: I am a retired development economist, spent most of my career with the Harvard Institute for International Development, am spending much of my time during retirement in promoting land conservation in Greensboro, the surrounding area and Vermont overall.

              Why the Owner Chose Greensboro:
              Property was built by my parents as their dream house, is now owned by a family trust. My four siblings and I grew up spending their summers in Greensboro, to which grandparents first brought their family in 1910.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Greensboro is a beautiful rural area, located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Much community recreation centers around 700-acre Caspian Lake. Two of The Nature Conservancy's 50+ preserves in Vermont are located in Greensboro, one of them abutting the vacation rental property.


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • View of Greensboro village from Gray Eyrie

                View of Greensboro village from Gray Eyrie

              • Eyrie living-dining area with view of lake

                Eyrie living-dining area with view of lake

              • Eyrie view towards Green Mountains

                Eyrie view towards Green Mountains

              • View from Eyrie living & dining room

                View from Eyrie living & dining room

              • Additional living room nook

                Additional living room nook

              • Eyrie second bedroom

                Eyrie second bedroom

              • Eyrie breakfast nook

                Eyrie breakfast nook

              • Eyrie laundry

                Eyrie laundry

              • Sunset from Eyrie - 1

                Sunset from Eyrie - 1

              • Eyrie guesthouse

                Eyrie guesthouse

              • View of Gray Eyrie from driveway

                View of Gray Eyrie from driveway

              • Eyrie locarion near north end of Caspian Lake

                Eyrie locarion near north end of Caspian Lake

              • Eyrie dock on Caspian Lake

                Eyrie dock on Caspian Lake

              • Eyrie .living room & fireplace

                Eyrie .living room & fireplace

              • Eyrie master bedroom

                Eyrie master bedroom

              • Eyrie master bathroom

                Eyrie master bathroom

              • Eyrie kitchen

                Eyrie kitchen

              • Eyrie view towards Green Mountains

                Eyrie view towards Green Mountains

              • Sunset from Eyrie - 2

                Sunset from Eyrie - 2

              • Guesthouse living room & kitchen

                Guesthouse living room & kitchen

              VRBO #170513

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 05/23/2014
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