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Spend the month, week or weekend in a beautiful rustic converted barn on 6.5 very private sunny country acres with southerly long-range views of Mount Anthony and the Bennington Monument (Stays of 2 or more weeks are progressively discounted depending on the length of the stay). Wander the park-like trails through 4 acres of old apple orchard and woodland. Why get a bed and breakfast when you can have a house and land all to yourself? This vacation rental is located in southwestern Vermont, less than 12 minutes from downtown Bennington (but still feels very quiet and secluded). Pick apples, bird-watch, and view other wildlife like deer, grouse, wild turkeys, rabbits, and an occasional black bear that wanders through the property. Excellent fly fishing on the nearby Battenkill river. Attend the summer horse shows in nearby Manchester. Enjoy the world-famous Vermont fall foliage. Watch the flowers bloom in the spring. Enjoy a bon-fire in the back-yard. Five major ski areas are located within an hour's drive. House is fully furnished and has slate shower, bear-claw bath tub, gas cooking stove (*see below), microwave, refrigerator, cable, DVD/VCR, and wireless internet, plus two wood stoves and free wood to keep you warm at night (There's also central air heating if needed). There's a large downstairs master bedroom with its own gas stove/fireplace for ambiance and extra heat. There is a living room, dining area, and another small room that could sleep 2 with large electric blowup mattress on site. A spiral staircase leads up to a large loft with a spring mattress futon. The barnhouse was actually part of a large picturesque Vermont farm just up the dirt road (and viewable from parts of the property) until it was rolled down on logs and converted into a house some years ago.
* The antique gas stove has an oven that only gets hot enough for warming foods. The burners up top work just fine. There is a plug-in GE electric roaster oven available that can cook up to an 18lb turkey and also has bread pans for cooking loaves of bread. It is easy to clean too.
*** Contact me for additional information on steep discounts for stays of 2 or more weeks.
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Bathroom has a bear-claw bathtub with large window view plus a slate shower, sink, and toilet....moreless
This property is ideally suited as a romantic getaway for two although larger groups have stayed and enjoyed themselves. The loft is a semiprivate area that has a very comfortable spring mattress futon. There is another small room that could be used as a private sleeping area....moreless
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Downtown Bennington is less than 10 minutes away. You are also close to Arlington and Manchester in VT and Williamstown, MA....moreless
You can see the top half of the Bennington Monument from the upstairs picture window....moreless
There is a beautiful view of Mt. Anthony from the kitchen and upstairs windows....moreless
Christmas/New Years Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015 4 night min stay
Winter 1 2015 Jan 5 - Jan 14, 2015 3 night min stay
$160 Fri, Sat
MLK weekend Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter 2 2015 Jan 19 - Feb 11, 2015 3 night min stay
$160 Fri, Sat
Valentines Presidents Weekend Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2015 3 night min stay
Late Winter 2015 Feb 16 - Mar 26, 2015 3 night min stay
$160 Fri, Sat
Easter 2015 Mar 27 - Apr 6, 2015 3 night min stay
$190 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Spring 2015 Apr 7 - Jun 20, 2015 3 night min stay
$160 Fri, Sat
Summer 2015 Jun 21 - Sep 3, 2015 2 night min stay
$160 Fri, Sat
Early Fall 2015 Sep 4 - Sep 24, 2015 3 night min stay
$160 Fri, Sat
Fall Foliage Sep 25 - Oct 18, 2015 3 night min stay
$180 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Cleaning$90 + tax
In addition to the per night charge, there is a one-time $90 cleaning fee and 9% tax (No tax for stays one month or more). Stays of 2 or more weeks are progressively discounted. Stay the whole month for $2200 and avoid the 9% VT state room tax. Well behaved pets are welcome for a $30 pet fee.
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Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany NY and Pittsfield MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Bennington Vermont is located just south of Shaftsbury and Manchester Vermont is 20 minutes north. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and take a moment to discover its rich history.
Other Activities: hiking
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Lars (pictured here with his childhood sweetheart and wife Kristen) teaches high school biology, chemistry, and environmental science just outside of Philadelphia. He is a VERY avid skier who also enjoys camping, hiking, mountaineering, kite-surfing, watching the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with his wife and children. Kristen teaches electronic engineering at the college level and is an avid wind surfer, hiker, and quickly improving skier.
Why the Owner Chose Bennington: This is the perfect property to relax and unwind in total privacy. Vermont in general is a very relaxed, friendly place. If you are looking for stress reduction, a romantic get-away, and tons of outdoor activities, you found the perfect place.
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