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Family Friendly Mountain Escape for Outdoor Enthusiasts/Near the Ponds

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bolton Valley chalet description

We have a rustic mountain home nestled on the side of Stimson Mountain on 25 owned acres and 4,000 explorable acres. We are a comfortable home for 4-6 adults or adults and kids. Your neighbors are waterfalls, hiking trails, swimming holes, ski trails and biking routes... amazing solitude with clean and fast technology makes this house especially equipped to provide you with all the peace and connectivity on a human scale. The water is Vermont well water and is the best you will ever taste. Swimming, cliff jumping, skiing, hiking, mountaineering, biking, rock climbing await immediately! A wood burning stove keeps you cozy in the winter and the breeze at 1500 feet cools you in the summer. You will witness amazing mountain sunsets from the deck and astonishing amounts of wildlife out the back door. With three great bedrooms and a loft with a pull out couch, cathedral ceilings in the living and dining room, wood burning stove and great cooking kitchen this is truly a mountain escape worthy of the most energetic explorers who love to relax after a big day in the outdoors.

Our home is 2.5 miles from the Bolton Valley Ski Resort and 1 mile to the Wedding and Event Pavilion called 'The Ponds at Bolton Valley' and Timberline Lift.

We are 25 minutes from major airports, ferry's, trains and Burlington, Vermont's crown jewel and the true live music capital of the Northeast (That's right NYC and Boston - eat your heart out). Burlington and Vermont are a locals paradise so if you're a visitor your in for a treat. Come experience the dozens of restaurants that have been using local ingredients well before it was ever a catch phrase to do so. Head over to Ben and Jerry's and see where the worlds best ice cream started or go check out Nectar's in Burlington where Phish got their start. There's VT Teddy Bear, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Green Mountain Chocolates and many more local, great companies that add vitality and excitement to an already vibrant scene.

If you want more excitement head to Burlington for a great dinner, catch a show at the renowned Flynn Theater, walk the shores of Lake Champlain - check out Echo Museum and Aquarium on the water or just stroll around and check out the sites on the world famous pedestrian walkway that is Church Street. Burlington gives you all the big city you need in a Vermont Village type of way.

Of course if it's Vermont Village you're looking for Waterbury and Richmond are 6-8 miles in opposite directions at the bottom of the Access Road and each has it's own small town charm. Come see what a real local economy looks and functions like; you will find locally owned bars/breweries, restaurants, snack shops, bakeries and bars as well as farmer's markets, schools, churches and a real, honest to goodness community of people who will be glad to see you.

For some more adventure by car you can head to Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glenn with only about a 40 minute drive for amazing skiing and outdoor life.

It doesn't matter what season you come - there is always a festival of some sort happening every weekend so get out and experience the sites and enjoy the ride while you're at it.

If you're a biker, welcome to heaven. If you're a hiker, welcome to the oldest continuous footpath in the US, The Long Trail. Skiers... it's obvious, you've arrived, whether hitting the back-country and enjoying the moose and the 300+ inches of snow annually. Rock Climbers and Boulder-ers - they call Bolton 'The Land of Boulders and Bears' and it's true. You'll find giant boulders everywhere and heavy cliffs to climb winter or summer.

So don't miss this place, you'll never want to leave. We love it because it's truly a Vermont Experience and we want to share that with you.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chalet
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Couldn't be more perfect for kids. And for parents who like to have active kids and then have tired kids!! The best of both worlds. Well equipped with high chairs, pack & play and crib with sheets, baby monitor, bottle drying rack, some toys and books!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please no smoking on the property. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            we love pets...but we love the sanctity of our home as well. We have had too much damage to our home with pets, so we no longer allow pets in our home....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            This is wide open, overlooking the mountain side......moreless

          • Riverside: 1 queen

            Be lulled to bed by waterfalls and wind...moreless

          • Library: 1 twin/ single

            For those that love to read...moreless

          • The Loft: 2 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            For games and extra room, this is the perch...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

            Dual sinks, overlooking front yard...moreless

          • Downstairs: toilet, shower

            Great hot water - perfect for quick in and out...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We love our mountain home and we want to share it. Perfect solitude and action. Winter and Summer and all things in between. Kids or Couples, friends and family. You will not sleep better than at our home. Do email while sitting next to a waterfall and enjoy a 21st century mountain living experience. We are located 1 mile from the wedding and event center 'The Ponds at Bolton Valley'. We have recently painted, stained and purchased many new appliances, all new linens, beds and couches! We want you to enjoy your stay and come back! Smiles! Da Brink Family...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                We love them and have lots!...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Accessible through your computers DVD player with an HDMI cord that is provided or the is a DVD player and about 50 movies...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Outside: The waterfalls. Inside: the loft has many games including a homemade game from Jamaica called Luti. It is like Parchessi but better!...moreless

              • Games:

                Yes. We have board games and crafts....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Play your own music wirelessly on our Bluetooth stereo...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                NO CABLE....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Surround Sound with Blue Tooth capability...moreless

              • Television:

                HD monitor with Apple TV, internet enabled...moreless

              • Toys:

                Outside: Waterfalls and rocks and woods and dirt. There are some legos, crafts, crayons, paints and trucks....moreless

              • Video Games:

                Smart TV...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Smart TV, Apple TV, about 25 DVD's....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                On a clear day if you climb the top of our Mountain, you can see Lake Champlain in the distance!...moreless

              • Monument View
              • Mountain View:

                We are on the side of the a mountain, 1 mile from groomed trails and 50 feet from 1500 vertical feet of back country skiing - miles and miles of miles of alpine trails and tons of untracked acreage....moreless

              • Ski-In:

                We are on the side of the a mountain, 1 mile from groomed trails and 50 feet from 1500 vertical feet of back country skiing - miles and miles of miles of alpine trails and tons of untracked acreage....moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                We are on the side of the a mountain, 1 mile from groomed trails and 50 feet from 1500 vertical feet of back country skiing - miles and miles of miles of alpine trails and tons of untracked acreage....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Yee Haw - Vermont River Country - Swimming hole galore. If you want lake waterfront - Go to Burlington and experience one of the most amazing waterfronts in the country....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Wonderfully attached dining/living area with cathedral ceilings and open fireplace. There is a free standing child high chair as well as one that attaches to the dining room chair....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer:

                New...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                4,000 acres of wilderness...moreless

              • Garage:

                Yes for one smaller car. No remote though....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Wood and Propane heater. There is also a fire pit and plenty of wood....moreless

              • Internet:

                High Speed, Wireless...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Sheets: for king bed, queen bed, twin bed and full size pull out sofa. Plenty of pillows and extra blankets. Crib sheets and bumpers for crib 23X40 and pack and play. Extra children's blankets too....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Open and cathedral ceiling with inside chimney and wood stove. High tech home entertainment...moreless

              • Parking:

                Plenty...moreless

              • Telephone:

                If you have an AT&T cellular phone, please let us know as we will add you to the micro-cell for your stay. Up to 4 lines. There is also a non-electric powered landline phone in case you lose power. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Yes, for up to 8 persons. Bathmats also....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                New...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Cozy and stocked with wood. Handyman for hire to build a fire for you before your arrival or after you return from a day on the slopes. (Pay him directly). Fire pit outside!...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Of course; complete with the grinder. The back yard of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty of dishes, glassware and utensils, serving dishes and even sushi ware. Adult beverage glassware too!...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New. Please rinse well!...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                A great cooking kitchen, well set up. Dishes, glassware, adult beverage glassware, pots/pans, blender, crock pot, griddle, salad spinner, cutting boards, bakeware, mixing bowls, Magic Bullet and more!...moreless

              • Microwave:

                New...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Bake a cake if you want! Spices, flour, sugar, oil/vinegar and other odds and ends. Saran wraps, foil, napkins, dish towels, candles. If you finish something, please purchase for the next crew!...moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Off the master bedroom....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Deck with fire pit and furniture. We get very few bugs at the house so it makes star gazing very comfortable. (Non-Winter months only.)...moreless

              • Golf:

                Within 10 miles...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                This year we will be planting wildflowers and lettuce for you to enjoy! (Non-Winter months only!)...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Deck is right off of the dining room. There is a gas grill as well as a wood fire grill that was handmade. Delicious! (Non-Winter months only.)...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                1 mile to the lifts 2.5 miles to resort...moreless

              • Tennis:

                up the hill 2 miles...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Dec 16 - Mar 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,300 $4,500

                  Rates are based on 7 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

                  New Year's Eve
                  Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2014
                  1 night min stay

                  $300
                  flat fee
                  Spring
                  Mar 16 - May 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $125 $150
                  Fri, Sat
                  $875 $2,250

                  Rates are based on 7 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $175 $225
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $3,750
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Housekeeping $125
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Included

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                  Check in and out times can be flexible if there are no renters the days of your arrival and departure.

                  No pets.

                  Monthly rentals include 2 hour weekly housekeeping services. No exceptions.


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                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Burlington International
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Bolton Valley Ski Resort
                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Lake Champlain Transportation
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bolton County Club
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak - Waterbury
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 89
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bolton Valley Ski Resort
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bolton Valley Ski Resort
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Waterbury State Park

                  Bolton Valley Resort is located 2 miles up the hill - they are Vermont's only wind powered ski resort and home to the highest base elevation in Vermont, with over 300 inches of snow per year it's a local delight, challenging for the best and great for kids too - for real.

                  Their wedding and event pavilion, The Ponds, is located 1 mile from our home.

                  Waterbury is Ben and Jerry's country - go on a tour, eat some ice cream. Stowe, home to the Ski Resort of the same name and a quaint and upscale village experience is a must see. Richmond, Vermont is a quintessential Vermont experience, with locally owned restaurants and bars, farmers markets, playgrounds and a great bakery. Their wedding and events site, The Ponds, is 1 mile from our front door. The Long trail runs along the top our our land and is a 2 mile walk...you can access the trail, the oldest continuous footpath in the US, from our house and walk to Canada - I've done it! Miles of roads of biking await and tubing on the Winooski river...Live music, sports, theater and amazing food and recreation are all around.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: We are a family of three. Mother, Father and Son. We love to play in the woods and water and snow around our home. We love to explore the waterfalls and the land we live on. We aspire to gardening and business and we love to share things we love...and we love our home in Vermont.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bolton Valley:
                  Growing up in the area I used to drive by this house on my way to ski. I never imagined I would live here and now that I do, I want to share it with others. It's such a magical place. The locals call it the Half-Way House because it's half-way between the top and the bottom. It's a True Vermont Experience

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
                  Everyone who stays says they get the best sleep they've ever had and that the water is like nothing they've ever experienced. It's an outdoor enthusiasts dream, a kids play land and a couples retreat.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • We get a lot of snow!

                    We get a lot of snow!

                  • Looking down from the loft into the coziness

                    Looking down from the loft into the coziness

                  • Well stocked kitchen!

                    Well stocked kitchen!

                  • Loft/Play room with pull out sofa. Full mattress.

                    Loft/Play room with pull out sofa. Full mattress.

                  • Master Bedroom - King Bed - great view

                    Master Bedroom - King Bed - great view

                  • Twin bed in the library - we love books

                    Twin bed in the library - we love books

                  • Looking up to the loft/awesome room

                    Looking up to the loft/awesome room

                  • 52 Inch LED TV, HDMI, HD-TV-Blue Tooth Stereo-DVD Player-Internet TV & Apple TV

                    52 Inch LED TV, HDMI, HD-TV-Blue Tooth Stereo-DVD Player-Internet TV & Apple TV

                  • Upstairs Bath

                    Upstairs Bath

                  • One Dump

                    One Dump

                  • More than 300+ inches per year

                    More than 300+ inches per year

                  • Cozy! Relax after a day of hiking and exploring.

                    Cozy! Relax after a day of hiking and exploring.

                  • Many amazing meals have been prepared in this kitchen! Delicious!

                    Many amazing meals have been prepared in this kitchen! Delicious!

                  • Kitchen into dining room.

                    Kitchen into dining room.

                  • The loft/game room/awesome hangout/sleepover space

                    The loft/game room/awesome hangout/sleepover space

                  • Guest Room 1 - Queen Bed.

                    Guest Room 1 - Queen Bed.

                  • Turning wet clothes dry and dirty clothes clean. Great for families!

                    Turning wet clothes dry and dirty clothes clean. Great for families!

                  • Dining Room. Seats 6 with extra chairs for guests.

                    Dining Room. Seats 6 with extra chairs for guests.

                  • Downstairs Bath

                    Downstairs Bath

                  • Upstairs Bath

                    Upstairs Bath

                  • Our our back door.  More than 1500 vertical in the backyard.  Ready for hiking.

                    Our our back door. More than 1500 vertical in the backyard. Ready for hiking.

                  • Yes Please!  This kinda thing happens all the time.

                    Yes Please! This kinda thing happens all the time.

                  • The house comes stocked with wood for burning...delicious!

                    The house comes stocked with wood for burning...delicious!

                  VRBO #446452

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                  $125 - $250 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Speaks: english
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