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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer

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Last updated: 06/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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. 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).

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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

    ...moreless

  • 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
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: 06/22/2015
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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

Links to more information:

 

Photos

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

    Pull up a chair on the lawn. You're on vacation.

  • 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

  • Guest apartment patio with fire pit and herb garden

    Guest apartment patio with fire pit and herb garden

  • Summer garden with butterfly and bees

    Summer garden with butterfly and bees

  • Chickens

    Chickens

  • Morning glories for a morning swim

    Morning glories for a morning swim

  • Sheep and donkey barn

    Sheep and donkey barn

  • Autumn morning from the front lawn

    Autumn morning from the front lawn

  • Sheep in the fall

    Sheep in the fall

  • 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, DVD, and Dish Network 200 plus HBO

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

  • Front view of High Shelter farmhouse

    Front view of High Shelter farmhouse

  • Spring lambs on the lawn

    Spring lambs on the lawn

  • Swimming Pool shared with the main house

    Swimming Pool shared with the main house

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

    Canoeing on the Connecticut River, 6 miles from the house

  • Patio and rock garden

    Patio and rock garden

  • Sheep on pasture

    Sheep on pasture

  • Molly and Summer, the High Shelter donkeys

    Molly and Summer, the High Shelter donkeys

  • Chairs on the front lawn

    Chairs on the front lawn

  • February morning

    February morning

  • Woodland trail system for hiking & snowshoes; bring your own Nordic skis!

    Woodland trail system for hiking & snowshoes; bring your own Nordic skis!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 06/22/2015
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