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Colonial-Style Log Home in a Quiet Setting

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Barnard house 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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Property Type

  • House
  • 2232 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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

          • 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
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          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

              • DVD Player:

                Found in upstairs west bedroom...moreless

              • Video Library:

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

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              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 and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • 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

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • Telephone:

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

                  • 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

                  • Parking:

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

                  • Internet:

                    DSL...moreless

                  • Gas Heating
                  • Living Area
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Backpack
                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Refrigerator:

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

                  • 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

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Golf Clubs
                  • 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

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                  • Porch / Veranda:

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

                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  2014 Fall Foliage
                  Sep 11 - Oct 20, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $240 $345
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,850
                  Late autumn
                  Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $245 $255
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,550
                  Thanksgiving 2014
                  Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $1,165
                  flat fee
                  Christmas break
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $275 $350
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  Late ski season 2015
                  Mar 12 - Apr 5, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $265 $325
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,875
                  Spring 2015
                  Apr 6 - May 3, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $235 $250
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,595
                  Summer 2015
                  May 4 - Sep 3, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $240 $325
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,795
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $235 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,595 $3,900
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                  • cleaning fee $170
                  • Pet Fee $30
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Monthly rental is negotiable and will range from $3,900 to $4,200, depending on the season; 3 months or more, ask for rates.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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 nearly 300 guests and three 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.


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                  Photos

                  • Side porch east entrance

                    Side porch east entrance

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

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

                  • 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 . . .

                  • Winter view from the west side ledge

                    Winter view from the west side ledge

                  • 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.

                  • 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 brdrm-- DVD/VHS player, sitting area, gas fireplace,ceiling fan.

                    Upstairs west brdrm-- DVD/VHS 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.

                  • The pond in autumn

                    The pond in autumn

                  $235 - $350 per night (USD)
                  15

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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