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'the Duck & Dog' Green Mountain Retreat

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Last updated: 11/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Middlebury lodge description

This mountain retreat is nestled inside the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area of Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest. It sits down in a hollow on 10 private, densely wooded acres at the end of a narrow, canopied gravel road one mile from the closest public thoroughfare.

When here, you will find yourself in the heart of wilderness surrounded by a forest of ash, cherry, sugar maple, beech, birch, hemlock, hickory, northern red oak, spruce, balsam fir and white pine. You may also be visited by the occasional squatter such as black bear, moose, deer or flock of wild turkeys.

The property is strategically built on granite ledge on land that slopes toward a babbling brook and an old overgrown logging road (great for hiking and spotting wildlife).

It is a crossroads for wildlife and extensive bird activity not only because there are no nearby roads or neighborly activity, but because of its extensive granite ledges all along the brook's ravine walls where animals search for forage and take shelter.

The house will comfortably sleep 6-8 people. It consists of 2 BR each with a queen bed, and an additional spacious sun-filled loft leading out to a cedar deck with breathtaking foliage views. Loft includes a convertible full-size lounger and queen-sized air mattress with additional floor space for sleeping bags. It has 1.5 baths, plus a refreshing outdoor shower.

The entire kitchen was just renovated and includes new stainless steel appliances as well as all kitchen utensils and dishware, such as a cuisinart grind & brew coffeemaker, mini food processor, blender and toaster oven.

Enjoy sitting on the new front and back cedar decks or around the fire pit absorbing the beauty and sounds (many wild birds) of the tree canopy rising from the babbling brook.

Included in the rental are all amenities such as high speed wireless internet, DISH network, local and domestic long distance calling, DVD player, ipod docking stereo, bedding and towels. There are board games and some lawn games available, as well as the use of two adult and one children's bicycle.

Ducks and dogs always stay free. However, please keep them off the furniture.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            However, the house is not child proof....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Evidence of smoking will result in automatic forfeiture of security deposit....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved ducks and dogs always stay free. No dogs or ducks on furniture, please....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            This bedroom is a spacious loft with door...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom includes a queen size bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Euro lounger in loft converts into a double bed. There is also a double high queen size air bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Refreshing outdoor shower; Large outdoor campfire pit ; Storage of guests' bikes and other 'toys' in shed; board games and lawn games available...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Includes surround sound system for watching movies....moreless

              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 7 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance
              • Linens Provided:

                Includes bath towels...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                We are remote...........no cell phone service....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                (2) Two highly efficient & eco-friendly Harman pellet stoves with automatic ignition and temperature control maintain the lodge warm and cozy....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                CuisinArt Grind & Brew...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffeemaker Cuisinart mini food processor Toaster Oven Food Blender...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                All new kitchen with butcher block counters, glass & stone backsplash and stainless steel appliances....moreless

              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Newly built 7' x 30' ground level, front cedar deck and 12' x 12' upper cedar deck off loft....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Carteblanche
              • Dinersclub
              • Discover
              • Eurocard
              • Jcb
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              3 night min stay
              $160
              $950 $3,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $240
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              Check-in time is 4pm, while check-out time is noon. Should you need to check in early or check out late, prior notice is required and will depend on other reservations. Should guests fail to check out by noon without prior approval, we reserve the right to use all or a portion of the security deposit to compensate the housekeeper and incoming guests for infringing on their schedules.


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              Last updated: 11/05/2014
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              Location

              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Rutland
              23 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak in Rutland
              9 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Waybury Inn
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Branbury State Park at Lake Dunmore

              Car: Necessary

              Free blueberry picking at two blueberry management areas maintained by U.S. Forest Service within walking distance. Raspberry and blackberry picking on property as well.

              Blaze your own trail to Silver Lake, Falls of Lana and Lake Dunmore or simply hike around the property and surrounds identifying trees and wildlife tracks.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2009

              About the owner: With roots in CT and CA and as Middlebury College graduates, central VT was an annual excursion. When looking for a retreat, we discovered this remote lodge and immediately knew it was the place for us. The ‘duck and dog’ offers tranquility and isolation yet is within a short scenic drive to “civilization” – the well-known Waybury Inn; Middlebury’s Breadloaf Campus and Snowbowl; Robert Frost Country; Brandon’s quaint, picturesque downtown; Branbury State Park and the Falls of Lana; and Silver Lake which can only be accessed by foot or bike, thereby preserving its peaceful surroundings. It’s the perfect combination of access and isolation – one that fits our lifestyle to a tee.

              Why the Owner Chose Middlebury:
              We searched within the Ripton (East Middlebury), Hancock, Rochester and Goshen quadrant and found the duck and dog. It's exclusive location inside the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area and proximity to Robert Frost country and other area towns and attractions was very attractive.

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              This is outdoors at its finest. Because of its isolated location, when you are here, no one will find you or see you. There is no need to drive anywhere to enjoy the wilderness as you can simply walk out your door to enjoy any activity. The area is dense with trees, shrubs and glacier rock formations that exude a serene and tranquil environment.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Deck walks out from the loft. Enjoy the tree canopy and sounds from the brook.

                Deck walks out from the loft. Enjoy the tree canopy and sounds from the brook.

              • South-facing lawns and firepit leading out from kitchen/dining area..

                South-facing lawns and firepit leading out from kitchen/dining area..

              • South-facing bedroom view of a tree canopy during autumn foliage.

                South-facing bedroom view of a tree canopy during autumn foliage.

              • Large loft/sunroom with surrounding picture windows and views to the woods.

                Large loft/sunroom with surrounding picture windows and views to the woods.

              • You are here!.

                You are here!.

              • the duck..................

                the duck..................

              • Entry with wildflowers, swings, chiminea and a tree canopy rising from the brook

                Entry with wildflowers, swings, chiminea and a tree canopy rising from the brook

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              • South-facing bedroom.

                South-facing bedroom.

              • North-facing bedroom.

                North-facing bedroom.

              • Entirely new kitchen with large picture window soaking in the tree canopy..

                Entirely new kitchen with large picture window soaking in the tree canopy..

              • Dusk snowfall early winter..

                Dusk snowfall early winter..

              • Winter view of the Green Mountain ridge line, the long trail and Brandon Gap..

                Winter view of the Green Mountain ridge line, the long trail and Brandon Gap..

              • ...........and Dog.

                ...........and Dog.

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

              $160 per night (USD)
              4

              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 11/05/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 11/05/2014
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