Waterfront Romantic Battenkill Kayaker's Dream, Flyfishing Near Dorset
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Arlington house description
380 ft of private BattenKill river frontage: This is a dream location for fly-fishers, kayaker, canoers, bikers, hikers, golfers, equestrians. But painters, photograhers, writers will enjoy Norman Rockwell's village. The MASS MOCA, Dorset Horse Show, the outlets in Manchester, the Race track in Saratoga, Lake George.... are all with a short drive. Stratton and Bromley ski resorts are ca.12 -16 miles away.
Vermont with Charm, close to the NY and MA borders, 7 miles to Manchester and its outlets, restaurants. Close to Bromley and Stratton ski resorts, in a recreational area. This nicely furnished home is not 'just a rental.' It has a lot of character and style. There is not a better location on the Battenkill: watch the river, fish, and kayak or canoe from your own backyard, cook, enjoy life on the river.
The Kitchen was an 18th century one room house, the main core was built ca. 1840; the living room and Master bedroom are a 20th century addition.
UNIQUE: ca.100 feet from the water! And packed with a lot of fun, character, and light!
Older, refinished golden wooden floors in older construction, new woods (cherry and oak) in Addition. Brand new oil heat furnace (March 2010) and water baseboard radiators, two zones. Woodstove in Living-Room.
Upstairs: 2 Bedrooms, possibly 3 (using the Artist Studio 13ft/13ft). The Master Bedroom is ca. 13ft/21ft and boasts a new cherry floor, 3 large closets and a deck overlooking the river. Downstairs: Office (9ft/9ft), Dining-Room (12+ft/19ft) opening onto the River, onto the Kitchen through a Bar, onto the Office through French doors; Large and bright Living-room(13ft/21ft) opening onto the River through a deck…. A Bath and a Laundry/utility room are en suite of the Kitchen. Two porches and a deck face the river, the cows and horses, and the Village…
Also: House: ca. 1,700sq.feet, Land only: 0.48 acre but 380 feet of waterfront and the open lawn looks huge and great. Across from the Rec. Park: Public tennis, golf, ice rink, basketball court, health trail, swimming pool…
Keywords: Delightful, charming, old world, French, Hawaiian, Victorian, tri-centennial home!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Recreation Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Kayaking, canoeing from the house to: the red covered bridge:4 miles, to the NY border: 7 miles, to the Hudson: ca. 21 miles.. Golf across the river (9 holes) and major golf courses in Manchester and Dorset within 7 miles. Bromley Zip-line within 20 minutes. Dorset horse Show: 15 miles, Saratoga Springs race track and SPAC (NY City Ballet + concerts) 35 miles. MASS MOCA: 30 miles.... Lake George 35 miles, Art in Manchester, Williamstown, Amazing bookstore: Northshires Bookstore in Manchester: great books and lectures. Wonderful hikes all around. It's great there, and around!!!!...moreless
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a magical two weeks
a magical two weeks
We totally fell in love with this cosy Vermont home that is full of charm and character. We were lucky to have good weather and could enjoy breakfasts on the porch or by the stream. Arlington is a short walk away and is surrounded by gorgeous areas, between beautiful, historic Bennington and Manchester. There walked and hiked all around the area, towards covered bridges and lakes, and loved it all. We visited many places in the fall, but no other place was quite like this house in Arlington. It really felt like home. It was quiet, intimate, furnished with taste and practical intentions, very comfortable and close to a town that had everything we needed.
- Guest Marie-Christine J.
- Date of stay 10/16/12
- Review Submitted 02/10/13
This house was perfect for our family, with awesome skiing at Bromley only about 20 minutes away and great shopping and activities in nearby Manchester. Although situated on a main road, you would never know it with the beautiful view of the Battenkill River from most of the windows in the house. We curled up next to the vintage wood stove every night, which provided a nice atmosphere and lots of warmth for board games and movies in the family room. The kitchen is great for making meals and having a glass of wine after skiing. Overall, we had a really nice family getaway at this quaint little home.
- Guest CJB (West Hartford, CT)
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/06/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Great time on the Battenkill!
Great time on the Battenkill!
This home provided for a great vacation for our family! If you like kayaking, fishing and the scenery & sounds that the river provides, you can't beat the location. I caught my first wild Brook Trout and some Brown Trout too right out front fly fishing. My son also enjoyed the fishing. We kayaked from an access point 2 miles upstream back to the house. Nearby Emerald lake was also a beautiful place to spend a day. Manchester and other towns aren't far away for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. We spent one day exploring the many antique shops in the area. The house was comfortable and well laid out. Overall a great vacation!
- Guest Keith B.
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Beautiful, scenic, serene
Beautiful, scenic, serene
We had a lovely stay. The house is indeed right on the Battenkill river. We ate every meal at the outdoor table sitting right in front of the water. It was nice that the property was so private. Leaving the windows open at night gave us a pleasant, cool breeze and the calming sound of the water running down the river. The only thing I would have wished for was a higher water level on the river so that we could kayak, but I'm pretty sure the property owner has no control over that. Instead, there were plenty of lakes in the area where we were able to enjoy our kayak.
- Guest Shari P.
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/23/12
Owner response: The water level of the BattenKill varies everyday. It can get low in July and August if it gets hot and there is no rain for a few days. But that combination is rare, and one rainfall brings the level back. In my 6 years of owning this house I have never seen it un-passable. I did have to walk on a few stones in the summer but just a few minutes. I love kayaking that is why I bought that house. I know that if you want to enjoy a ride down stream, this is a dream location. By the way, the River can be very fast in the spring or after a heavy rain.
Charming River House
Charming River House
This house has the best access to the Battenkill of any house I've seen in the area. Just walk out the back door and there it is in all its glory, sparkling like a million diamonds. The entire back of the house caters to the water view. There are tables for eating down by the water, and comfy chairs for relaxing. There are many lovely drives and walks in this area. Drive up the toll road to the top of Equinox Mtn......walk around Lake Shaftsbury, or just walk out the door and cross the bridge into "town" or to the little park. There's also some good antiquing in East Arlington.....the shop in the old train station is supposedly haunted. We spent time there in the winter and enjoyed the accessibility to everything in the area. The house was warm and cozy....we loved building a fire, and cooking in. There were no scary unplowed hills to traverse if we decided to drive out in the snow. Easy in, easy out. And it's only 30 minutes to skiing if you desire. In the spring we saw the perennials waking up....the lilacs, peonies, lilies and roses. And just down the road at The Sugar Shack the maple syrup was boiling. We stopped in and had free warm samples. We just visited this summer and got to see everything in full bloom. So green and lush! From our access in the backyard we kayaked to the Red Covered Bridge by Norman Rockwell's house. Oh so Very Vermont!!! Good location...15 minutes to Manchester (Outlets, of course. But best of all, there's a Great bookstore and cafe there.) 15 minutes to Bennington (Go up into the Obelisk...great views). Check out the authentic general store on 313W near Sandgate.....and in the summer make sure to shop at ClearBrook Farms just down the road in Shaftsbury....amazingly fresh local foods. Three out of four seasons we have enjoyed all this place has to offer. We haven't seen it yet in the fall, but hey, it's Vermont. It will be gorgeous! The house itself is sweet and comfortable....and very well outfitted. The owner is great to deal with. You'll love her and her charming River House!
- Guest Angela K. (VT, TN, USA)
- Date of stay 02/01/11
- Review Submitted 09/13/11
Great river getaway!
Great river getaway!
The owner of this property was most accommodating and literally saved our vacation at the last minute when previous reservations fell through. The property has an expansive backyard with direct access to the river. It is off a somewhat busy street, but you only really notice at rush hour (VT's version, haha). The river is perfect for floating down on a tube and kayaking (though don't be fooled, the current is stronger than it looks!). Rent inner tubes up the street and if you have two cars leave one down at a turn-off! The firepit is great for smores and star gazing. Bring bug spray :) As is common with many parts of VT, nobody in our party got cell service but we were kindly allowed to make long-distance calls from the landline. The master bedroom and bath are fantastic. The other bedroom is more cozy, but perfectly doable for two smaller framed people. During the day, the upstairs does get a little stuffy, but your time is better spent reading on the back porch with a riverview anyway!
- Guest Elizabeth L. (Boston, MA)
- Date of stay 07/19/11
- Review Submitted 09/12/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.
My husband and I stayed here and had a lovely time. The house is both comfortable and gorgeous: it's an old cottage restored to retain its character while providing every modern convenience. It has a fully, (and I mean fully,) equipped kitchen, beautiful views of the river from nearly every room, and available equipment for river sports and exploring the area. The owner of this house was friendly, courteous, and willing to accommodate our questions and requests. The air conditioners, while available, were not installed at our arrival, but our weather cooperated and we didn't need them. The best part of this house is that it has no neighbors on one side or behind it , and the only close neighbor cannot be seen from the inside or back of the house, making this vacation home perfect for couples and anyone who enjoys a fabulous view with privacy.
- Guest Tobie T.
- Date of stay 06/28/11
- Review Submitted 07/08/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for your appreciation. It is a GREAT vacation home. If the ACs were not connected it is because my ad does not say AC. It is so cool there that they are not necessary. If the mercury goes up, so will the units, OR at your request.
750.00 - 750.00 per weekend. $850 in high season 1200.00 - 1200.00 per week in June and September 1400.00 per week in July and August 75.00 - 75.00 Cleaning. 9.00 - 9.00 Tax. Possibly available longer terms for the fall, winter and spring 1,600 holiday rate
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Private waterfront: better view of the house backyard without the foliage!
View of the house from the Battenkill
Dining-room open onto the River, the Living-Room, the bar/Kitchen & the Library.
Master bedroom opening onto the River
Guest bedroom 1 double antique bed, a bit smaller than a regular double
Living room with view of river
Backyard view from kitchen deck
Kayaking from the house on the Battenkill
Morning Dew in backyard
Dining room, bar onto kitchen
Dining room opening into living-room
Master bedroom, cherry floor, double closets...
Artist Studio: third bedroom: futon only (double)
View from Master Bedroom Deck
Fly-fishermen having fun in the backyard
Our private waterfrontage
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