Affordable 2-Bedroom Cottage, Private Access to Caspian Lake
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Greensboro cottage description
Guest cottage associated with (but not visible from) Gray Eyrie figuring in Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing to Safety.”(For Eyrie see vrbo #170513.) Equipped with full kitchen and bath, master bedroom w. queen bed & 2nd bedroom w/two twins. Atop Baker Hill, cottage faces eastward towards Stannard and Wheelock Mountains. Location is 0.6 mile from Caspian Lake dock shared with Eyrie. Canoe included. 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 Vermont’s Green Mountains and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Biking is another popular activity.
Rental is $900/week + 9% VT tax in July-August, $700/week + tax in May, June & September.
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). Two nearby gourmet restaurants are available (Claire's and Craftsbury Inn). The village and hinterland offer picturesque drives over back-country roads beside rivers, lakes and hills.
Keywords: House, Cottage
- 1040 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathtub and shower
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Wood Fireplace:
- Living Room seats 8
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Ping Pong Table
- Free Long Distance
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
ReviewsWrite a review
Gem of a Cabin
Gem of a Cabin
This cabin is in an amazing location for views and peacefulness. We hiked and canoed right there, and, being on the top of the hill, the views every morning were breathtaking. Loved the fireplace and the Barr Natural Reserve walking distance from the front door. Looking forward to going back soon.
- Guest ed t.
- Date of stay 10/05/13
- Review Submitted 10/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We loved the Eyrie Cottage
We loved the Eyrie Cottage
My husband and I, together with two kids, two dogs, and a cat spent 8 blissful weeks in this cottage in each of the summers of 2012 and 2011, as well as shorter stays during the two previous summers. The cottage is simple, clean and comfortable, and its location is spectacular: at the end of a private road, high on a hill with a beautiful view of mountains out the windows of the main room, yet an easy drive to the village of Greensboro. You walk out of the cottage directly onto a private trail that takes you through gorgeous woods and back fields, eventually arriving at the Barr Hill Nature Preserve and further trails. Caspian Lake is at the bottom of the drive, and the shared private dock is a great place to swim. The Greys are wonderful and generous hosts, always available if needed. Things we did while we were there: hiked parts of the Long Trail; went to Bread and Puppet; visited Ben & Jerry's factory; visited St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, and Stowe; frequented the lovely Greensboro Public Library; shopped for delicious local produce at Pete's Greens and the Buffalo Mountain Coop; and of course swam in Caspian Lake and explored the woods and trails around the cottage. We loved staying in the cottage so much that last summer we decided to buy our own place; otherwise we would return every year in the future.
- Guest Anne (New York)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 03/22/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, sightseeing.
Great getaway from civilization
Great getaway from civilization
This was a nice little cabin that is both up in the mountains and near a lake. The cabin is up a steep gravel road that is secluded and quiet. There are a few nice hiking trails right on the property. The lake is across the street with a private dock and canoe. The cabin was clean and well maintained. Big windows to enjoy the beautiful view over the mountain. There is no TV and I didnt see a ping pong table, unless it was in the attic, but there is wireless internet so bring a laptop for entertainment at night. There is also plenty of books (adult and kid) and some kid toys. There is a nice fireplace in the livingroom with wood outside so make sure you bring supplies to make smores. There is the "Willies" store right down the road with plenty of food items so no worries if you forgot something at home. There is plenty to do within reasonable driving distance. Cabot creamery is about 20min away. Ben & Jerrys and Green Mountain Coffee are about an hour away. Vermont Teddy Bear and Lake Champlain Chocolates is about 2 hours. There are also several farmer markets on Thursday and Friday in the surrounding towns. Plenty of fresh organic food. Overall really great place to visit. Spend your days visiting the factories and farms and spend your nights by the fire roasting smores.
- Guest Mike (Nanuet, NY)
- Date of stay 08/29/11
- Review Submitted 09/05/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: The pingpong table is located in the garage/stable a few yards down the driveway. The name of the local store is Willeys.
July-August $1,000/week, $175/night May, June $700/week, $125/night; Sept.-Oct. 15, $800/week, $150/night No rentals less than one full week during July-August.
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Year Purchased: 1965
About the owner: Clive Gray driving family's 1930 Pierce Arrow in Greensboro.
Why the Owner Chose Greensboro:
My parents built this house in 1965, my siblings and I inherited it on their deaths.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Beautiful rural area, spectacular views, abuts Nature Conservancy preserve.
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Gray Eyrie guest cottage
Eastward view from living area
Dock on Caspian Lake, shared with Eyrie
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