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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Weathersfield farmhouse description

High Shelter Farm is a 270-acre sheep farm offering complete privacy from the road, lovely views of Mount Ascutney, and on-site hosts to your Vermont vacation. The guest apartment is the ground floor of the farmhouse; your hosts live on the upper floors.

The four-room guest apartment is 1200 square feet, with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Relax and get lost in the hammock under the sugar maples. The comfortable apartment has everything you could possibly need, just bring your toothbrush! Fully equipped sunny kitchen, high thread count linens, king-sized bed, private patio, grill and firepit. Washer and dryer, guide books to the area, a DVD library provided.

Continually being updated, our bright sunny rental has a huge jetted tub for relaxing, a wood stove for chilly evenings, and the charm of Vermont-made furnishings and artwork.

Swimming pool is open all summer and is shared with the main house. Pond and stream on property. Gather your own eggs from the laying flock, pick your own flowers from the garden, pour our maple syrup on your breakfast pancakes, build a fire in the woodstove, walk down a dirt road to the beaver pond and watch the bitterns fish. When you have finished rusticating, enjoy the excellent cell phone reception, high speed DSL, 200 TV channels, and central heat and air conditioning.

In 10 minutes by car, you can be picnicking by a covered bridge, canoeing the Connecticut River, playing golf at the Crown Point Club, picking fruit in season at Wellwood Orchard, or hiking Mount Ascutney trails. 30 minutes from Okemo for skiing; 40 minutes from Woodstock; 40 minutes from Dartmouth College. The VAST snowmobile trail is just across the road.

A pet (cat or dog) is fine, so long as it will not chase or harrass our sheep or chickens.

This is a non-smoking home. Smoking outside on the patio only.

Due to the presence of a swimming pool, children must be 10 years of age or older and able to swim to stay during the pool season (May through September).

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeping

              Suitability

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

                Due to the presence of a swimming pool, we ask that children be 10 years of age or older during the pool season (May to Sept). During the Oct to April season, children of all ages are welcome....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking outside on the patio only...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Two pets (cats or dogs) are welcome. Pets must have current vaccinations and be on some type of flea/tick medication. Pets will be asked to leave if they chase or harrass our herding dog, farm cat, sheep or chickens, or if they damage the apartment with scratching or soiling....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size leather sleep sofa in living room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom with double sinks, large 2-person jetted tub, and separate shower stall....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • MP3 Dock
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite service is Dish Network 200 Plus HBO...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                37 inch flatscreen HD TV in living room...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Farm Holidays

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Paragliding
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air conditioning for the few days it is needed...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Firewood
              • Garage:

                During the winter months,guests have a dedicated parking space in the garage...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Mobile Phone:

                Bring your cell phone, and you will have excellent reception with all major carriers. We should call our place 'Five Bar Farm'!...moreless

              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Covered parking space in winter to keep your car free of snow....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Connection speed is 54 mbps...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Woodstock soapstone stove in the living room. Plenty of firewood provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you should need by way of cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans. Cooking staples and charcoal for the grill are provided, but we ask you to replace what you use up....moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio:

                Private patio with firepit and plenty of firewood, hammock between the trees, herb garden, and charcoal grill....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Gazebo is next to the pool, and like the pool, it is shared with the main house....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Yard

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                35,000 gallon gunnite swimming pool, surrounded by flower gardens, shared with the main house. Pool is not heated....moreless

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Jetted Tub:

                Bath has a big 2-person jetted soaking tub...moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Veterans Day
              Nov 7 - Nov 11, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $160

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              Thanksgiving
              Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $160

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              Winter Holidays
              Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              MLK Weekend
              Jan 16 - Jan 20, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160
              Presidents Weekend
              Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160
              Memorial Day
              May 22 - May 26, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160
              Independence Day
              Jul 2 - Jul 7, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160
              Labor Day
              Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160
              Foliage Season
              Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $160
              Winter Holidays
              Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $160
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $135
              $875 $2,700

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 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:

              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              Pet fee is $50 for one pet; $100 for two pets. If guest stays more than 7 days, the pet fee is a weekly recurring fee. Children under the age of 10 stay with parents for free. Children 10 and up incur the $20 per night fee for additional guest.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 10/21/2014
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              Location

              23 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Lebanon, NH
              12 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Harpoon Brewery
              4 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Crown Point Country Club
              8 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak at Claremont, NH
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 91 VT Exit 8
              6 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Inn at Weathersfield
              19 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Okemo Mountain Resort
              4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Stoughton Pond

              Car: Necessary

              In Weathersfield, VT (Postal address Perkinsville). 3 1/2 miles from Exit 8 of Interstate 91. All the charm of a dirt road with privacy, quiet, and forest and mountain views. But close to civilization. Grocery stores, restaurants for both fine and casual dining, 2 movie theatres are just a 15 minute drive. Thirty minutes to Okemo for skiing, forty minutes to either Woodstock, VT or Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1997

              About the owner: Your hosts are Randolph and Grace Knight. Grace is a 53 year old sheep farmer. Growing up outside New York City, Grace's favorite part of the year was vacation visits to her grandparents, aunts, and cousins who lived in Vermont. As soon as she could move to Vermont, she did. Randolph grew up in Florida, but has loved Vermont since his first visit in 1985. The Knights live at High Shelter year round. They enjoy farming, gardening, and travel. When they travel, they always stay at a vacation rental! They look forward to sharing their special part of Vermont with you.

              Why the Owner Chose Weathersfield:
              Peace, privacy, and the feel that this is the real Vermont. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland, nature is at our doorstep. But, we are so close to major resort areas (Woodstock, Hanover, Sunapee, Manchester) with their cultural opportunities and retail stores.

              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
              The Knights live here, but completely respect visitors' privacy and need for peace. If visitors need suggestions of things to do, directions to their day's destination, or help with a maintenance issue, the hosts are right there. Because we live on-site, the apartment is always impeccably maintained and completely stocked.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • Spring lambs on the lawn

                Spring lambs on the lawn

              • Bedroom with king size bed and sitting area

                Bedroom with king size bed and sitting area

              • Bathroom with double sinks, jetted tub, and large shower stall

                Bathroom with double sinks, jetted tub, and large shower stall

              • Summer garden with butterfly and bees

                Summer garden with butterfly and bees

              • Pull up a chair. You're on vacation.

                Pull up a chair. You're on vacation.

              • Canoeing on the Connecticut River, 6 miles from the house

                Canoeing on the Connecticut River, 6 miles from the house

              • View from the guest apartment window

                View from the guest apartment window

              • Guest apartment patio

                Guest apartment patio

              • After hiking all day, they earned their marshmallows

                After hiking all day, they earned their marshmallows

              • Molly and Summer, the High Shelter donkeys

                Molly and Summer, the High Shelter donkeys

              • Gathering maple sap in March.

                Gathering maple sap in March.

              • Front lawn in winter

                Front lawn in winter

              • Large sunny kitchen with dining area

                Large sunny kitchen with dining area

              • Living room with flatscreen TV, Dish Network 200 plus HBO, and DVD/BluRay

                Living room with flatscreen TV, Dish Network 200 plus HBO, and DVD/BluRay

              • Front View of High Shelter

                Front View of High Shelter

              • Swimming Pool shared with the main house

                Swimming Pool shared with the main house

              • Chickens

                Chickens

              • Morning glories for a morning swim

                Morning glories for a morning swim

              • Misty morning

                Misty morning

              • Autumn morning from the front lawn

                Autumn morning from the front lawn

              • Sheep on pasture

                Sheep on pasture

              • Sheep in the fall

                Sheep in the fall

              • February morning

                February morning

              • Woodland trail system for hiking and snowshoeing

                Woodland trail system for hiking and snowshoeing

              VRBO #428866

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

              $135 - $160 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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