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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 Acres

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Last updated: 12/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bennington guest house description

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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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional

      Suitability

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Considered
      • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5

      • Masterbedroom: 1 queen

        Master bedroom...moreless

      • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

        Semi-private...moreless

      • There is a large master bedroom, a large loft with a comfortable spring mattress futon, and one other small room that has an electric blow-up mattress available....moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

        ...moreless

      • Bathroom has a bear-claw bathtub with large window view plus a slate shower, sink, and toilet....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • 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

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Downtown Bennington is less than 10 minutes away. You are also close to Arlington and Manchester in VT and Williamstown, MA....moreless

          • Monument View:

            You can see the top half of the Bennington Monument from the upstairs picture window....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            There is a beautiful view of Mt. Anthony from the kitchen and upstairs windows....moreless

          • Rural

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Tubing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Alarm Clock
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Firewood
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Laundry Soap
          • Paper Towels
          • Toilet Paper
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Stove

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Grill
          • Lobster Pot
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Large Cooler
          • Outdoor Grill

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Optional
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 5
              from 26 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $190
              $900
              Winter 1 2015
              Jan 5 - Jan 14, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $110 $160
              Fri, Sat
              $775
              MLK weekend
              Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $180
              Winter 2 2015
              Jan 19 - Feb 11, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $110 $160
              Fri, Sat
              $775
              Valentines Presidents Weekend
              Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $180
              Late Winter 2015
              Feb 16 - Mar 26, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $110 $160
              Fri, Sat
              $775
              Easter 2015
              Mar 27 - Apr 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160 $190
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $850
              Spring 2015
              Apr 7 - Jun 20, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $110 $160
              Fri, Sat
              $775
              Summer 2015
              Jun 21 - Sep 3, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $120 $160
              Fri, Sat
              $775
              Early Fall 2015
              Sep 4 - Sep 24, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $110 $160
              Fri, Sat
              $775 $2,200
              Fall Foliage
              Sep 25 - Oct 18, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $120 $180
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $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 $500
              • Cleaning $90 + tax
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              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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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/27/2014
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              Location

              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Albany Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Many
              25 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Bromley Mountain

              Car: Necessary

              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

               

              Owner info

              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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              Photos

              • Cozy Converted Vermont Barn

                Cozy Converted Vermont Barn

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Gas stove in  master bedroom to keep you warm at night.

                Gas stove in master bedroom to keep you warm at night.

              • Loft with roll-tip desk

                Loft with roll-tip desk

              • View from the kitchen window

                View from the kitchen window

              • kitchen

                kitchen

              • Woodshed with free wood for your use

                Woodshed with free wood for your use

              • Log swing

                Log swing

              • German cuckoo clock

                German cuckoo clock

              • Large firepit

                Large firepit

              • Bear claw bathtub with view

                Bear claw bathtub with view

              • Spiral staircase leading to loft

                Spiral staircase leading to loft

              • Looking up toward the loft

                Looking up toward the loft

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Loft with comfortable spring mattress futon

                Loft with comfortable spring mattress futon

              • Winter wonderland

                Winter wonderland

              • Closest neighbor.  The house was originally located up near this barn.

                Closest neighbor. The house was originally located up near this barn.

              • Front hallway

                Front hallway

              • The most comfortable leather recliner ever

                The most comfortable leather recliner ever

              • Secluded picnic area

                Secluded picnic area

              • Comfy couch

                Comfy couch

              • Dining area

                Dining area

              • Bear claw bathtub and slate shower

                Bear claw bathtub and slate shower

              • The barn (far right) before being moved down the hill and converted into a house

                The barn (far right) before being moved down the hill and converted into a house

              $110 - $190 per night (USD)
              26

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 12/27/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/27/2014
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