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Get Away, Private Barn Apartment in Southern Vermont

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chester barn description

When Summer is here, there is nothing like a country retreat when the gardens and farms are in high production and nothing to be concerned about except the choice between the hammock and an Adirondack chair and just which book to read first.

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!

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.

Summer, alfresco dining on the deck. Close to Chester and Grafton, golfing, antiquing, farmer's markets open Memorial Day through Columbus Day, shopping, hiking, kayaking and much more. Easy access to I-91.

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 on a cool night...... Inspiring scenery, an idyllic get away. 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.

NOW renting for June, July and August. Long term still available.

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage


              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters must be 25. Children of guests are of course welcome and must be accompanied by a parent of guardian on the property. ...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Due to some rather unfortunate experiences, we can no longer accept pets in the apartment. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                There is no smoking allowed anywhere on the property....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


              • Bedroom has comfortable queen bed and twin daybed. Living Room also has a day bed with trundle. Sleeps two....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


              • 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

              Other Amenities

                  • Chester has a town pool and recreation area for summer activities, sledding hill for winter. Nearby Grafton has ice skating and cross country trails. Okemo is 20 minutes away for downhill skiing. Waldorf inspired play space in Chester. We can direct you to yoga classes, massage therapy, summer farmer's markets and good food. ...moreless


                  • Games
                  • Video Library
                  • Television:

                    Reception is coming soon, but an extensive video library available now. We have wifi so you can watch tv online if you have that capability on your devices....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Always there are books - and if you have read all the ones on the shelves - let us know, there are ALWAYS more books! ...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    We provide a speaker for your own iPhone or iPod mobile music library - you know better than we do what you like to listen to! ...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    There are board games in the apartment, mostly suitable for teens and adults... not much here for littles.... but there is a Waldorf inspired play space in town with perfect toys for little ones! ...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR


                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Live Theater
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Rural:

                    Hills, Trees, Brooks... a few chickens....! ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Only 2.5 miles from charming Chester Village....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Local Maps
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Tiled Stove
                          • Telephone
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Backpack
                          • Fireplace:

                            Propane fired glass fronted stove... no hauling firewood necessary! ...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Beautiful propane fired stove... It looks like a wood stove but muss, no fuss!!!! ...moreless

                          • Living Room
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Parking
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Internet
                          • Local Activities Guide


                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Toaster
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Oven
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Grill
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Pantry Items
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker


                          • Wood Deck
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Ski & Snowboard:

                            Okemo, Magic, Bromley, Stratton, Grafton Ponds ... Winter Wonderland! ...moreless

                          • Balcony
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Canoe


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          August Special
                          Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,200 $4,000
                          Labor Day Weekend
                          Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Sep 2 - Oct 9, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $190 $200
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,330 $4,750

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Standard Cleaning Fee $75
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Extended Cleaning Fee $150
                          • Tax Rate 9%


                          We do not take pets.

                          Please arrive after 3 PM unless you have made prior arrangements. Check out is 11 AM, unless prior arrangements are made.

                          Please observe the designated parking areas that change seasonally to protect the grass and ground covers.

                          Extended Stays of 2 weeks or more require a cash/check security deposit based on length of stay, minimum $250.

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                          Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates


                          110 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bradley International Airport, CT
                          13 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Bellows Falls
                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Mac Laomainn's Scottish Pub, Chester, VT
                          13 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Okemo, Ludlow, VT
                          5.5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Taterhill Golf Course, Chester, VT
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Several Options in Chester, VT

                          Car: Necessary

                          Chester is a delightful town centrally located in Southern Vermont with easy access to all the areas activities. Ski Okemo, Killington, Magic, Bromley & Stratton, paddle Lowell Lake & Connecticut River, hike Mount Ascutney, play golf at Tater Hill, shop for antiques, books, art, craft, locally produced cheese, eat in wonderful restaurants in surrounding towns, enjoy world class theater & music festivals in Bellows Falls, Chester & Putney. or just relax in the country.

                          'Chester -The Vermont you were hoping to find'

                          Alternate Airports w/drive times: (car rentals, adv. res. at local airports)

                          Bradley International Airport: CT - 2 hours

                          Rutland: Local airport - service from Boston etc. 45 minutes

                          Lebanon, NH: - service from Boston & NY - 45 minutes

                          Manchester, NH - Regional airport - 2 hours

                          Burlington, VT - Regional airport with good connections to major airports - 2 hours

                          Albany, NY - 2 hours

                          Boston Logan Airport - 3 hours

                          Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking


                          Owner info

                          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!

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

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                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Entry


                          • Living Area

                            Living Area

                          • Kitchen


                          • Luxurious Bath

                            Luxurious Bath

                          • Summer Garden Volunteers

                            Summer Garden Volunteers

                          • Fall on the Farm

                            Fall on the Farm

                          • Summer Deck

                            Summer Deck

                          • Cozy Living Space to read, relax and stay warm by the fire.

                            Cozy Living Space to read, relax and stay warm by the fire.

                          • Dining Area

                            Dining Area

                          • Inviting Bedroom with 100% cotton high thread count bedding

                            Inviting Bedroom with 100% cotton high thread count bedding

                          • Early Fall Grape Harvest

                            Early Fall Grape Harvest

                          $175 - $200 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 3

                          View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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