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Restored Grist Mill on 70 Riverfront Acres, Mountain Views

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Last updated: 10/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Springfield guest house description

The Grist Mill is a restored historic mill located on 70 river front acres of the General Lewis R. Morris estate in Springfield, Vermont.

The views of river, valley and surrounding mountains are fantastic in every direction.

The property is on the National Register of Historic Places and dates from the 1790's. The estate is now a fully operational Christmas tree plantation with lots of fun animals and poultry.

Inside the mill, the old post and beam architecture is awesome. There is a 3 story staircase that is open from the ground floor to the roof.. The house has wide board floors and is furnished with many country antiques and travel artifacts from all over the world.There is air conditioning for the few hot weeks during summer. Normally you will not need it.

The farm is situated on the west bank of the Connecticut River, just 5 minutes off Interstate 91. Our large and secluded private dock is within a few hundred feet of the Mill. We provide canoes, a rowboat and several tubes for fishing and frolicking on the river.

You will find that the charming country lane which runs along the riverbank is a perfect place for walking or bicycling.

For those of you who might prefer not to swim with the fishes, we have a large in ground pool which we usually open in late June. Before then, in Vermont, only the beaver and otter do any swimming.

There is very little traffic on the river road and only slightly more on nearby Route 5, so cycling, walking and jogging are safe for young and old. We have an assortment of elderly bicycles you can use if you choose not to bring your own. Excellent hiking is available at Ascutney State Park just a few miles away. A beautiful state boat landing is 2 miles away.

The Mill has three bedrooms, three baths and about 1800 feet of floor space.

You will enjoy the first floor great room with its fireplace, exposed beams, wide board floors, and complete entertainment center with flat screen HD TV. In addition, this floor has a full bath.The kitchen provides ample workspace and all the utensils needed for family meal preparation. In addition to a full size range and refrigerator, the kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, a washer-dryer and several other small appliances. The dining table comfortably seats ten people. Double French doors lead to a small rear deck and your very private furnished patio with fire pit and grill..

The open winding staircase leads to the second floor. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, seating area and a full bath. A second double bedroom and another full bath are also located on this floor. Both bedrooms have views of the valley, mountains and river.

Climb the winding open staircase to the third floor. Pass through a den with a double sleep sofa and child's bed, and enter a large bedroom with twin beds.

You will not run out of places to eat or picnic on the property. The frog pond surrounded by wildflowers is inviting but so is the shady outdoor living and eating area in view of the in ground pool. There are picnic tables on the lawns as well. Your private terrace for outdoor living has a view of the playground, bonfire area and picnic table. The large dock is a very quiet inviting place for a picnic, reading or drinks in the evening.

The village of Springfield, about 10 minutes away, makes life easy. There is a large shopping center, several fast food places, and a dozen restaurants both casual and serious.
The old village center has a newly restored movie theater with 3 screens. There are free tennis courts, nature preserves, even a lake and beach.

Nothing in Vermont is more than 2 hours away including Ben and Jerry's.

A 20 minute drive will take you to Claremont NH with its, Walmart, KMart, unlimited shopping opportunities, cinemas and good restaurants.

Nearby ski areas include Okemo, Magic, Stratton, Bromley, Sunapee, Suicide Six, and Killington which are all within an hour of the farm.



FOR THE COMFORT OF OUR FUTURE GUESTS, WE DO NOT PERMIT SMOKING IN THIS FACILITY.

SMALL PETS ARE WELCOME BUT THERE IS A $50.00 SPECIAL CLEANING FEE

Keywords: Restored early 19th Century Post and Beam Grist Mill. Sensational architecture--exposed beams, wide board floors, 3 story atrium with winding staircases. Located on the Connecticut River

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Small and medium sized pets will be considered on a case by case basis. There is a leash law in our town and our ducks and chickens free range all over the lawns. Nonetheless, pets love it here and have great fun on walks, swimming in the river, etc....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is one step at the front entrance to the house, however, we have had wheelchair bound guests for whom we can provide a sleep sofa on the ground floor. This works well because there is a full bath with a large seated shower on that floor....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Den

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Located in master bedroom suite on second floor, Double Beds (1) Located in bedroom on second floor., Twin or Single Beds (2) Large third floor bedroom, Child Beds (1) there is a child's bed located in third floor den. A portacrib is also provided., Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib is provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is located in the third floor den....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Entertainment center, CD player, DVD/VCR and other amenities. Canoes and rowboat are provided as well as tubes for the river. Life jackets are provided. There is a collection of bicycles., sleds, and other things for fun and games. The children's playground is large and features many activities. There is a pond full of frogs. We have 3 ducks, and 16 chickens for your entertainment and petting. There are many books (including cookbooks), children's books and family games for your use. We provide baskets of up to date sightseeing brochures, maps with our favorite excursions marked, and books and magazines about Vermont....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                CD player and dozens of CDs provided...moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite TV is located in great room...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                large library of children's titles...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                The house is located in the fertile river valley with gorgeous mountains on all sides....moreless

              • River
              • Water View:

                The Connecticut River is quite wide at this property and the views up and down the river are spectacular and can be seen from every point on the 70 acre estate....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The property is located on the beautiful Connecticut River which can be seen from the house. It takes about 2 minutes to walk through the orchard to the river bank....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                New stack unit with washer...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Gas Fireplace:

                Easy, clean and toasty warm....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                No need to bring a thing,l not even beach towels...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mobile Phone
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                On this large farm there is more parking than you ever could use....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                No problem. Snowmobiles OK too....moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                located in kitchen, new front loading washer...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                The kitchen is well equipped for large groups and serious cooks....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                open country kitchen is part of great room...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                There is a small balcony/deck off the dining area. It is an excellent place to view the playground....moreless

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Bicycles
              • Binoculars
              • Boat
              • Boat Dock
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Canoe
              • Child's Swing
              • Deck / Patio:

                a small balcony/deck has stairs which lead to a beautiful stone terrace. The terrace has comfortable sofa and chairs as well as eating table and chairs. the location is very private and secluded with sensational views of the river valley and mountains. There is a firepit for chilly evenings....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Adjacent to the inground pool, there is a partly covered terrace with comfortable seating as well as an eating table and chairs....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Terrace
              • Walkway To Water

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                The estate has a beautiful inground pool with fountain. It is for the use of the vacationers in this house and one other vacation house....moreless

              • Outdoor Pool

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  christmas/new years
                  Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $400
                  $1,695

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  low season
                  Apr 4 - Jun 12, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $150
                  $795
                  high season
                  Jun 13 - Sep 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $995

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • cleaning $100 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  Half of rental fee is required to make a reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.


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                  Location

                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Manchester, NH
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Springfield
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Bellows Falls, VT
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 91
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Springfield
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Okemo

                  Car: Necessary

                  There are free tennis courts in the village and there is an excellent fitness center with indoor pools which offers daily rates.

                  A large boat landing is located 2 miles from the house.

                  There is a golf course in Springfield but there are also about a half dozen other courses within a half hour drive.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1978

                  About the owner: Sandra and Peter Mollica are retired professionals from the Washington DC area who enjoy the quality of life that Vermont has to offer. We love meeting new people and making sure that they have a wonderful time.

                  Why the Owner Chose Springfield:
                  We have a passion for restoring old houses and buildings. The property has our own restored 1793 house as well as two charmingly restored vacation rental houses. We bought the property as a second home but found we loved Vermont so much that we retired here. The charm of Springfield is that, while the village is not huge, it has every convenience and is not a tourist trap. You are just a few minutes from anything you might want or need. Springfield has a hospital and Dartmouth Medical Center associated with the Dartmouth College Medical School is only 45 minutes away Our location on the river is beautiful and fun in all seasons. We like to ski different areas depending upon our mood and thee weather. The location is ideal for that.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
                  There are several reasons that our guests love it here. 1. Peace and quiet are here but there is so much to do some folks never leave the property. It functions as a resort. 2. The beauty is incredible and the river, the mountains, and surrounding historic villages are living postcards. 3. The two vacation rental houses plus Santa's house sleep a total of 22 persons. This makes it possible for large wedding, friend or family groups to stay and have great times together. Catering is available. Finally, we work hard to make sure that you have a good time. We are right here on site to help and advise you as well as solve any problems which you might encounter.


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                  Photos

                  • The Grist Mill

                    The Grist Mill

                  • The Living Area

                    The Living Area

                  • The Double Bedroom

                    The Double Bedroom

                  • The Stairway to the Third Floor

                    The Stairway to the Third Floor

                  • The Pool

                    The Pool

                  • An Eagle over the River

                    An Eagle over the River

                  • Trees

                    Trees

                  • The Vermont Sky

                    The Vermont Sky

                  • The Dining & Kitchen Area

                    The Dining & Kitchen Area

                  • The Master Bedroom

                    The Master Bedroom

                  • The Twin Bedroom

                    The Twin Bedroom

                  • The Patio

                    The Patio

                  • An Alpaca Parade

                    An Alpaca Parade

                  • Looking For Dinner

                    Looking For Dinner

                  • The River in Autumn

                    The River in Autumn

                  • The Grist Mill & Barn

                    The Grist Mill & Barn

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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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