Something Special for the Holidays! Go Sleep in the Barn!!
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Chester barn description
Winter Wonderland... Close to several downhill and Nordic ski centers as well as skating, VAST trails, snowshoeing and hiking. Our beautifully appointed, warm and cozy apartment is a wonderful place to come home to after a day of enjoying the crisp Vermont air.
The kitchen is well implemented for making simple or gourmet dinners and country breakfasts.. A claw foot tub in the bathroom, a perfect place to soak away stress. Fine 100% cotton towels and bed linens are provided.
Relax and restore in a peaceful barn apartment in the historic Popple Dungeon district of Chester, Vermont. Hidden within a rustic early 20th century hay and dairy barn find a comfortable retreat that features wide pine floors, 1 large private bedroom with a restful queen sized bed, french doors open onto your private deck. Additional sleeping area in the living room, perfect for a young one or even a couple of not so young ones!
Vermont is not only for skiers. It is a paradise for a romantic get-away, artists looking for the right light and enough space to capture it, family adventures, and solo restorative retreats.
Create a new tradition ... An invigorating day in the hills of Vermont.... Local foods, crisp clean air, your own kitchen for a fabulous meal, shopping in local art galleries, antique shops and book stores, lunch in a local organic cafe, walks in the woods or cozy up to the fire...... Inspiring scenery, an idyllic get away.
Note to guests traveling with their dog... Please do not use the book it now button as there will be additional fees for pet guests and therefore the quote will be incorrect.
Fall - incomparable .... enough said.
Spring, with all the subtle beauty and joy of renewal. Winter brings cozy evenings in front of the glass fronted heating stove. Summer, alfresco dining on the deck. Fall is all about the color. Wander the property, enjoy the gardens and abundant bird life. Close to Chester and Grafton, skiing, golfing, antiquing, farmer's markets open Memorial Day through Columbus Day, shopping, hiking, kayaking and much more. Easy access to I-91.
When Summer is here, there is nothing like a country retreat when the gardens and farms are in high production and there is nothing to be concerned about except the choice between the hammock and an Adirondack chair and just which book to read first.
- 600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
We are happy to welcome a well behaved dog that is non-aggressive. We have chickens and a dog on the property ourselves. During your stay our very friendly border collie will be leashed and your pet should also be on a leash while outdoors on the property. We do not host cats, birds, snakes, lizards or turtles. Pets are not allowed on furniture and we ask that you are mindful of our beautiful rugs as well. Additional information regarding expectations and additional pet fees are in the rates section. ...moreless
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Additional studio bathroom with shower is generally available upon request and with prior arrangement. This bathroom is not exclusively for apartment use and cannot be reserved as such. Bust we are happy to give those that have problems getting in or out of a tub access to our studio shower....moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Climbing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Thermos Bottle
- Parking Off Street
- Water Cooler
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Toilet Paper
- Tiled Stove
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Beach Towels
- Large Cooler
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
ReviewsWrite a review
We were lucky to spend three nights at the Atelier Annex this month and wish we could return on an annual basis! The barn apartment was perfect, and together with the surrounding forests and country roads, we decided to just explore the immediate area and not venture to other Vermont locations. Daily walks and cooking "at home" rather than going out to eat were especially pleasant after the first part of our trip, which included too much driving and changing accommodations each night. Although we had planned to go to the Vermont Country Store, we never made it there--but in retrospect our walk with our host and his dog Rothko in the nearby forest proved to be a much more meaningful experience! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we will be visiting Vermont and Popple Dungeon Road again in the not-too-distant future. This is truly a special place.
- Guest Claudine D.
- Date of stay 10/06/11
- Review Submitted 10/25/11
Charming and Cozy
Charming and Cozy
We often take extended weekend trips to get away from the busy grind of our daily lives and our weekend at the Atelier Annex was one of the most rejuvenating, well-spent weekends we have experienced in quite some time. Arriving late after a reasonably direct drive from Manhattan, we were greeted by a cozy apartment with comforting music and prepared beds. Set on a formerly prosperous dairy farm of local significance, the original barn-converted-apartment rental provided an excellent setting to enjoy some real down time. The spacious living area, highlighted by a gas-heated stove and large art studio, was a great place for simply lounging and relaxing. The large sun-lit windows allowed us to take in the views of the surrounding hillside which hosted some fantastic wild birds, including bohemian waxwings, common redpolls, blue jays, woodpeckers and various raptors and wintering sparrows. The owner's, Katherine and Harry, made our stay very enjoyable. Both artists, their work, mostly inspired by the surrounding property, was charmingly displayed throughout the apartment. They provided us with farm fresh eggs from their own chickens and delicious maple syrup made from a local proprietor. While the apartment proved to be a great place for relaxing, it was also an excellent home-base for a exploring the beauty of Vermont's surrounding forests, towns, and ski slopes. We can't wait to return in the Summer!! -- Samantha, Jim, Kate and Chase
- Guest Sam (New York City)
- Date of stay 02/17/11
- Review Submitted 04/24/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Excellent all round
Excellent all round
We are just getting ready to leave after 9 nights staying at the apartment on Popple Dungeon Road. What a great place. A previous review hit the nail on the head - cozy yet elegant. The apartment is meant for two people but we had friends come and visit and they also enjoyed two nights with us on very comfortable bedding with an extra heated bathroom in the barn which was great for them. Our bed was extremely comfortable and cosy. The gas burning storve was wonderful, and additional heaters in the bathroom and bedroom ensured the entire apartment was toasty warm throughout. The apartment is surrounded by fields and very quiet our entire stay, no road noise, no noisy neighbors, just wonderful, not to mention a few nice walks for the dogs. Our hosts couldn't do enough to please, including a beautiful Christmas tree when we arrived, and an invitation for cheese and wine on our last night. What more could you ask for. Thank you Katherine and Harry for a wonderful home away from home. We will come back again.
- Guest Lynne H. (Annandale, NJ)
- Date of stay 12/23/10
- Review Submitted 12/31/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Affordable, Elegant and cozy!Guest comment entered by owner
Affordable, Elegant and cozy!
Our stay at The Popple Dungeon apartment was fantastic to say the least! The apartment boasts solitude and a calming atmosphere. It is also complemented with nice scenery. Everything we needed was provided and the hosts made it a top priority to make sure we were comfortable. Definitely a great deal. I highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to kick back, unwind, and immerse themselves in the mountains of Vermont.
- Guest S. Houserman, USMC, Okinawa, Japan
- Date of stay 12/26/09
- Review Submitted 11/01/10
InspiringGuest comment entered by owner
My husband and I were fortunate to be guests at the Atelier Annex apartment this summer. During our brief stay we thoroughly enjoyed the warm, spacious, comfortable, cozy, well-appointed space. The gracious hospitality of our hosts and the beautiful natural surroundings re-introduced us to a part of New England we too rarely visit. The clear night sky, the canopy of stars, the meadows, hills, woods, and the 'musical' accompaniment of various woodland and farm creatures helped slow us down, quiet our minds, and renew our spirits. It is a truly inspiring and enspirited place!
- Guest J Antonellis & R Finos, Holliston, MA
- Date of stay 07/31/10
- Review Submitted 11/01/10
Home Away from HomeGuest comment entered by owner
Home Away from Home
When traveling, we prefer vacation rentals to hotels for a number of reasons. We enjoy being able to shop locally and cook our own meals. We also enjoy being away from commercial areas and getting a feel for everyday life in the places we visit. The Atelier Annex on Popple Dungeon Road is a perfect spot to experience life in rural Vermont. The weathered old barn is set in the peaceful countryside. It is likefinding a pearl in an oyster, when you open the doors to the elegant apartment inside. Katherine and Harry have thought of everything to make you comfortable and at home here. There is a well equipped kitchen, complete laundry facilities, a very comfortable bed, and comfy chairs in the living area. I especially liked sitting on the private deck and taking in the lovely view. We enjoyed being able to go out site seeing during the day and returning to our home away from home for a relaxing evening meal. We hope to return one day.
- Guest Betty & Dave Gross
- Date of stay 10/01/10
- Review Submitted 11/01/10
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 12 - Jan 6, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Pet owners please note: There is an additional pet fee and pet cleaning fees are in addition to the standard cleaning fee. Cleaning fees are not in lieu of leaving the apartment as you found it, other than laundry. If your dog makes a mess, sheds or destroys anything, it is your responsibility to clean it or pay for replacement. Our pet policy is nonnegotiable.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Additional Pet Cleaning: $50 + tax
- Standard Cleaning Fee: $75 + tax
- Pet Fee: $50 + tax
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Tax Rate 9%
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- Nearest Airport: Bradley International Airport, CT at 110 Miles
- Nearest Train: Bellows Falls at 13 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-91 at 12 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Mac Laomainn's Scottish Pub, Chester, VT at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Okemo, Ludlow, VT at 13 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Taterhill Golf Course, Chester, VT at 5.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several Options in Chester, VT at 2.5 Miles
About the owner: We are artists and have our studios here on the property. Our home is also on the property, so we are around to help with questions about the area and if you need us for anything. We operate a small gallery in Chester, which for us, is a great way to meet new people and share ideas and art. We have lived all over the states, in all kinds of climates and atmospheres ( social and physical) and living here is like coming home, stepping into the perfect pair of fuzzy slippers... ahhhhhh yes, this is right.
Why the Owner Chose Chester:
We chose this property simply because the moment we stepped out of the realtor's car, we knew, this was home. It is magical, pinch me, I can't believe I live here! Chester is a great little town, loads of character and characters! Shopping and groceries, a hub for the rest of the county and Southern Vermont. Really a great place to live and to visit.
The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
This place has a charm that brings people back from as near as Ascutney and as far away as Okinawa. We have had other returning guests from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Hartford, Buffalo, Colorado Springs, and Chattanooga. It is all about the barn! We fell in love with this property over the MANY we viewed, mainly because of the barn, it's vaulted ceiling, it's solid presence and sense of space. In summer of 2013 she received a facelift and is now as beautiful outside as she has always be inside! Artists..... Painters, Poets, Potters, Photographers, Writers, Musicians, Composers, Sculptors, Actors and Directors... and those wanting to explore all the possibilities ... There is plenty of studio space for you. Let us know ahead of time and we can work out the details. We do it all here!
- Primary: +1 8028751046 Please do not call after 9 PM ET.
Summer Garden Volunteers
Fall on the Farm
Cozy Living Space to read, relax and stay warm by the fire.
Inviting Bedroom with 100% cotton high thread count bedding
Early Fall Grape Harvest