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Colonial-Style Log Home in a Quiet Setting

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

'Sanctuary' describes this green-built, two-story log home perfectly. Peaceful, quiet, nestled on a wooded mountainside in Vermont, it's the superlative place to get away from the noise of everyday life. A fully furnished screened back porch, complete with soft patio lights, padded porch swing, and small dining table completes the picture. A glassfront woodstove (fall/winter) adds charm and warmth. All flooring random-width pine finished with natural oils. Bedrooms are spacious and include sitting areas. And yes, I have Wifi! Unique shopping and art galleries await you in quintessential Woodstock, only 5 miles away. Silver Lake State park with beachfront, kayak and paddleboat rentals, and playground area is 5 miles away. After a day at the beach, there's the famous Barnard General Store for deli/ice cream, Tozier's drive-up, or fine dining at the Barnard Inn and Max's Tavern. Live theater/concerts within 30 minutes distance at Northern Stage, The Hopkins Center, and Lebanon Opera House.

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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2232 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    The upstairs toilet has a built-in toddler seat for little ones. The upstairs west bedroom is ideal for children with one large queen bed and queen-sized sofa sleeper; games and a basket full of exploratory-type games and puzzles....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    I welcome well-behaved, crate-trained dogs. A waste-scoop and 30 ft. cable is provided outside. I also have two dog beds and two dog blankets as dogs cannot lounge on furniture or bedding. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    west upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    east upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    first floor master bedroom...moreless

  • All bedrooms are very spacious and have sitting areas: 20 x 15 feet and the rare beauty of 6 x 12 logs and 6 x 8 log ceiling beams. Both upstairs bedrooms have romantic gas stoves for warmth and ambiance. All interior walls have Williamsburg-color pallet wallpaper and wainscott/chairail; all have ceiling fans for your comfort, spacious closets, and beautiful views of the forested mountainside....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: combination tub/shower

    basement bath...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have separate sink/toilet areas, custom built-in cabinetry, and are very luxuriously decorated. The upstairs toilet has a built-in 'kiddie' seat for toddlers. The basement tub/shower is located in the laundry room and is great for larger parties when everyone's trying to get a shower at once....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a beautiful, two-story, center-hall colonial log home decorated in classic Williamsburg colors and built in 2000. It has gorgeous paneled wainscot/chair rail/wallpaper on the interior walls, classic 6 x 12 flat logs on the exterior walls, with wood beams and painted board ceilings. A few minor areas in the house are not carpenter 'finished,' but it does not detract from the home's rare beauty and does not affect functionality. Because of this lack of 'perfection', though, you will get an exceptional price. The screened-in back porch, 8 x 32 with six cushioned chairs, two cushioned love seats, a dining table and padded porch swing is worth gold during summer months, attached to the dining area with french doors. Washer and dryer in basement. Dogs considered, but let's discuss first. COLD WEATHER GUESTS: The two main heat sources are THREE gas fireplaces on thermostat (dining room; two bdrms) glass-front woodstove (living room) requiring you to start/maintain a fire in winter...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    Found in upstairs west bedroom...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Many DVD movies available for guest use--found in basement stairwell shelves and in upstairs west bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    In the late fall, winter, and early spring, the view of the surrounding mountains through the bare trees is gorgeous....moreless

  • Rural:

    In the country, but with easy access down 1700 total feet of driveway to Rte. 12 and the charming brook running beside it....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table for six, with extra leaf stored in basement for seating up to eight persons. Dine by the romantic gas fireplace controlled by wall-mounted thermostat. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    One main propane-fueled gas fireplace in dining area; two smaller gas fireplaces in both upstairs bedrooms--all thermostat controlled. Wood stove in living area for fall, winter, and spring use. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Ample room for 6-8 cars at driveways terminus....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Land line may be used for both unlimited local and USA long distance calls as owner pays flat rate for this....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loading Maytag machine and matching dryer in finished utility room in basement. Extra tub/shower in laundry room for people or pets!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    No password required....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Cozy, romantic Waterford (made in Ireland) wood stove; firewood provided on a rack in the living room and outside on the covered front porch....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with paper towels, dish and dishwasher soaps provided. Professional gas oven/stovetop; countertop oven; microwave; ultra-quiet Miele dishwasher; farm sink/gooseneck faucet....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator; freezer pull-out drawer on bottom....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available 4 miles north at Silver Lake State Park. ...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn extends 20' from back porch, goes around west side of house to extend 10', and then to front of house extending 25'. Mixed forest surrounds the property. Logging path behind house to mtn. top. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Three porches---front porch (44' x 8'); side porch (15' x 8'); back screened porch (32' x 8')....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 8 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$240 $325
Fri, Sat
$1,795 $3,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $256 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $130 Nightly

Labor Day wknd 2015
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
Early Autumn 2015
Sep 8 - Sep 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$225 $295
Fri, Sat
Peak Foliage 2015
Sep 21 - Oct 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$240 $345
Fri, Sat
$1,850 $3,995

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $232 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $56 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Late autumn/early winter 2015
Oct 21 - Nov 24, 2015
1 night min stay
$215 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,565 $3,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $203 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $64 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
Early ski season 2015
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$235 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,550

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $192 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Christmas break 2015
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $375
Fri, Sat
$1,875

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $225 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Peak ski season 2016
Jan 3 - Mar 19, 2016
2 night min stay
$265 $375
Fri, Sat
$1,875 $4,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $225 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $64 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Early spring 2016
Apr 8 - May 1, 2016
1 night min stay
$210 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer 2016
May 2 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$240 $325
Fri, Sat
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$325
Early Autumn 2016
Sep 6 - Sep 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$230 $310
Fri, Sat
Peak Autumn 2016
Sep 19 - Oct 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$240 $340
Fri, Sat
$1,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $224 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Late fall 2016
Oct 17 - Nov 22, 2016
1 night min stay
$220 $290
Fri, Sat
$1,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $204 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$300
Early winter 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$230 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,700

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $222 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Christmas/NewYear's 2016
Dec 16 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,825

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $225 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$235 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,595 $3,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $219 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $130 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $200
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Monthly rental is greatly encouraged and often negotiable and will range from $3,500 to $4,400, depending on the season; 3 months or more, ask for rates. Thinking of staying 28 days? Make it 30 or more and you will likely pay LESS!


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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Barnard Inn/Max's Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodstock Golf and Fitness
19 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction - Amtrak
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Vermont Rte 12
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Barnard Inn
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Suicide Six Ski Area
4.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Silver Lake State Park

Car: Recommended

Located equidistant from quintessential Woodstock and beautiful Silver Lake State Park in Barnard, you'll get the best of both locations: unique shopping, art galleries, Billings Farm, Rockefeller mansion and national park, outdoor concerts, kayaking, sailing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, skiing, all on a secluded, quiet mountainside. Trails on my 24.5 acres, so bring your hiking shoes, snowshoes, or your ATVs!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Meet Heidi---an ordinary woman with an extraordinary tale of working beside her (now late) husband, Paul, their master-carpenter friend, Randy, and Heidi's three children to build their dream house in Vermont. Thrown into this project quite by the surprise of Providence, she realized in those four years of 'amateur family logging' on their 24 acres, sawing up the felled white Eastern pine on a portable sawmill, and finally building, that only by testing a dream can you know if you have been given both the faith, perseverance, and grit to complete that dream. Though Heidi lost her husband Paul in 2007 to heart disease, she endeavors to share this uniquely peaceful and beautiful home to weary travelers in search of respite and sanctuary from the demands of the world we live in. Enjoy and be at home in this magical place nestled in the calm beauty of Vermont!

Why the Owner Chose Barnard:
You will find peaceful seclusion here: a uniquely beautiful, green-built home nestled among 24.5 acres of sugar-maple laden forest, yet easy access to Vermont Rte. 12 just 1700 feet down the mountainside driveway. Quintessential Woodstock is 5 miles south, Silver Lake and the Historic Barnard General Store 5 miles north, Mt. Tom hiking and horseback trails 3 miles away, and Hanover, NH and Dartmouth College 23 miles away. Northern Stage and the Lebanon Opera House are 22 miles away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
After over 400 guests and five years of vacation renting Heidi has heard nothing but 'Wow--better than the photos!' Comments left in Heidi's guest book and numerous posted reviews on two listings say it all. Heidi has accommodated many varied guests: families with children, couples wanting a romantic getaway, bridal parties, groups of eight '20-something' weekend skiers, and everyone in between, each group leaving behind rave reviews about the home, the setting, and the entire experience.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Side porch east entrance

    Side porch east entrance

  • Kitchen has farm sink, goose-neck faucet, custom cabinetry, gas/convection range

    Kitchen has farm sink, goose-neck faucet, custom cabinetry, gas/convection range

  • Screened porch, 8x32--French doors, padded swing, dining table, skylights.

    Screened porch, 8x32--French doors, padded swing, dining table, skylights.

  • Center hallway

    Center hallway

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Quiet living area to relax, read, converse . . .

    Quiet living area to relax, read, converse . . .

  • Upstairs west brdrm-- DVD player, sitting area, gas fireplace,ceiling fan.

    Upstairs west brdrm-- DVD player, sitting area, gas fireplace,ceiling fan.

  • Upstairs hall sitting area facing east upstairs bedroom entrance.

    Upstairs hall sitting area facing east upstairs bedroom entrance.

  • Upstairs, east bedroom--pure romance.

    Upstairs, east bedroom--pure romance.

  • Upstairs bathroom--two room--tub/shower, built-ins, skylights!

    Upstairs bathroom--two room--tub/shower, built-ins, skylights!

  • East outside entrance to house, screened porch.

    East outside entrance to house, screened porch.

  • Driveway leading down from the house; a great walk amid the serenity of nature. You'll come upon a pond and end up by a babbling brook!

    Driveway leading down from the house; a great walk amid the serenity of nature. You'll come upon a pond and end up by a babbling brook!

  • Kitchen and dining area--bright, southern-exposed, vaulted ceiling, skylights.

    Kitchen and dining area--bright, southern-exposed, vaulted ceiling, skylights.

  • Vaulted ceilings, upper window, skylights--sunshine! Southern exposure.

    Vaulted ceilings, upper window, skylights--sunshine! Southern exposure.

  • Screened porch, east view; screen door connects to open side porch, gas grill.

    Screened porch, east view; screen door connects to open side porch, gas grill.

  • Romantic Master Suite with sitting area, ceiling fan.

    Romantic Master Suite with sitting area, ceiling fan.

  • Master Bath, two-room--custom built-ins, two vanities, shower, bookcase.

    Master Bath, two-room--custom built-ins, two vanities, shower, bookcase.

  • Throw open the windows in summer to enjoy a nap, the breeze, a three-sided view.

    Throw open the windows in summer to enjoy a nap, the breeze, a three-sided view.

  • Upstairs west bdrm sitting area--sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, puzzle/games

    Upstairs west bdrm sitting area--sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, puzzle/games

  • Upstairs east bdrm--4-poster bed, sitting area, gas fireplace, ceiling fan.

    Upstairs east bdrm--4-poster bed, sitting area, gas fireplace, ceiling fan.

  • Upstairs bath--two room, custom built-ins, vaulted ceiling & skylights.

    Upstairs bath--two room, custom built-ins, vaulted ceiling & skylights.

  • Back screened porch providing summer bliss and evening magic with candelabrum and soft patio lights, the neon dance of fireflies in July and August.

    Back screened porch providing summer bliss and evening magic with candelabrum and soft patio lights, the neon dance of fireflies in July and August.

  • View in spring from west ledge

    View in spring from west ledge

  • Peak autumn by the pond--a magnificent view!

    Peak autumn by the pond--a magnificent view!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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