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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. Enjoy eggs from our laying flock and the flowers in 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.
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).
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
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
Woodstock soapstone stove in the living room. Plenty of firewood provided....moreless
4 Ring Stove
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
Deck / Patio:
Private patio with firepit and plenty of firewood, hammock between the trees, herb garden, and charcoal grill....moreless
Gazebo is next to the pool, and like the pool, it is shared with the main house....moreless
Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
35,000 gallon gunnite swimming pool, surrounded by flower gardens, shared with the main house. Pool is not heated....moreless
Independence Day Jul 2 - Jul 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Labor Day Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2015 3 night min stay
Foliage Season Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Holidays Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
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
Pet Fee$50 + tax
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.
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