Genuine 1865 Vermont with Luxury Updates - 6 B / 4.5 Baths
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Rawsonville farmhouse description
10 minutes (6 miles) 'door to door' to the Stratton Mountain Parking Garage.
2001 eat-in designer kitchen with VT slate countertops and handcrafted VT red birch cabinets. 148 year-old hand-hewed beams on the living room and dining room ceilings. Refinished original pine flooring. New thermopane wooden windows.
6 bedrooms. 4-1/2 bathrooms (3 full bathrooms, with tiled showers and floors - radiant floor heat, renovated in 2008. Additional 1-1/2 baths in 3rd floor bedrooms, newly constructed in 2011.)
Dining room, living room and study. 2 x Comcast HD digital cable TV receivers. 2 x new 42' full HD LED-LCD TVs. DVD & surround-sound stereo. VT Castings wood stove.
PLEASE GO TO LAST LINE ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS LISTING TO SEE OUR HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO ALBUM
Gas grill. New 8 ft sliding glass door onto rear deck with hanging bird feeders + supply of birdseed.
800 feet of brook + pond and waterfall. New wooden siding + exterior paint work + new frig and TVs in 2012..
10 minutes or less to 4 good restaurants and night life. High-speed wireless internet for your computers. Extra parking.
We are 'in the country' but near everything. Very private - own 5 acres of land on both sides of the road. Flat land. Walk the road in moonlight along the Winhall River. See wildlife and trout. This is Vermont unchanged.
Our Vermont second home is a true refuge from the stress of modern life. Anne and I have spent 15 years renovating and updating this 1865 Vermont farmhouse. The house had been last renovated by a NYC banker beginning around 1968. In 1997, we bought the property from him, which we have furnished, in part, with antiques from our parents. Except for the third floor dormer and the first floor family room addition, the basic structure is as it was originally constructed by Dr. Orris Pier after the conclusion of the Civil War.
Please take a look our Google photo album. There, you will see the 1869 map showing the location of our home - then the Pier residence.
Back then, Dr. Pier was a Methodist minister and Rawsonville was a tiny farming and logging community. On the map, you see a one room school house, which functions today as a community center. You see the Skinner general store, which is now the location of the Equipe bicycle and snowboarding shop. And, that's it, apart from the handful of residences depicted on the map. Rawsonville, and our road are almost as thinly populated today as in 1869. Nothing very much has changed on our road in 148 years. The brook still flows behind the house. And, down from our place, the Winhall River still runs alongside our road.
What drew us here was the genuineness of old Vermont on a country road. We own 5 acres on both sides of the road. There is nothing but fields and trees from the back of our house to the banks of the Winhall River 600 ft away. Across the road from the front of the house, our property there is part of 1 sq mile of timberland in the Green Mountain National Forest.
We are 'in the country' but near everything. There is privacy here, but not isolation.
You can walk to Tony's Pizza and eat pizza of NYC quality. You can drive 2 minutes to the Winhall Market and buy gourmet everything. In 10 minutes, you can be parking in the Stratton Mountain Parking Garage to go skiing or have luxury dining at Verde's Restaurant.
Or, just stay at home and prepare your own meals in our modern kitchen with Vermont stone slate countertops and red birch cabinets. We have almost every kind of board game imaginable (chess, checkers, cards and more).
Sit outside on our pond deck and solar lite pond house to feed our 5+ lb trout; or to just enjoy the muted stirring of the brook and the gushing waterfall. Walk under the stars and moonlight down our road with a glass of wine along the Winhall River. Across the road, you can park extra cars in front of our barn and walk through our gladed forest of tall pine trees. These are the simple pleasures you will long remember.
Of course, you can be 'wired in' to the outside world through our high speed wireless internet and watch movies or play games 24/7 on our new 42' LED TVs. The Red Fox tavern, with its Irish atmosphere, is 10 minutes away. The former Outback Restaurant (now Whisky' Dick's) is 2 minutes away. Drive 10 minutes to Jamaica for gourmet dining at the Three Mountain Inn or Solo's in South Londonderry. We feel pretty spoiled here.
Please take a moment to glance at the photos in our Google album, which will give you a realistic impression of what our place is all about. Click on the photos for a descriptive caption.
Sleeping Capacity: 16 persons maximum, broken down as follows:
Third Floor = 7 persons
Bedroom on pond side: In 2011, brand new King-sized bed and full bathroom. In the album, there are photos of this room and the view from this room (Third Floor View).
Bedroom on opposite side: 5 single beds. Three built-in bunk niches on the floor and next to the wall. Each sleeping niche has a single bed with new mattress (2011), reading light, blackout curtains for privacy and 2 x 24' wide storage drawers underneath. Two additional single beds. There is a half bath for this suite. There are two photos of this room. And, there are no bunk beds in the house.
Second floor = 6 persons
King-sized bedroom with full bath and changing room/laundry on one side of the second floor. Two photos in the album.
Queen-sized bedroom plus a second bedroom with two single beds in tandem. There is a full bath sandwiched between both bedrooms. Three photos.
First Floor = 4 persons.
The family room has two brand new futon sofas (2011), which convert into double beds. There is a full bath on the first floor. Two photos.
Total sleeping capacity = 16 persons
Total baths = 4-1/2
FIRST FLOOR LAYOUT
4th Bedroom. 2 x double beds. These are futons in the 'family room' off of the kitchen. They open up into comfortable double beds. This room has the a more expansive view of pond, brook, waterfall and mountain ridges and a 42' LED HD TV, DVD player and separate Comcast HD digital receiver.
The dining room table in the photo is set up for 10 persons. Add two leaves and seat 15.
Bath. There is a full bath immediately off of the side entrance and hallway to the kitchen.
It has an 'L' shaped configuration, with slate stone flooring and shower.
Kitchen. The kitchen is state-of-the-art. We totally renovated it in 2001. The kitchen has red birch cabinets, spruce flooring and
an expansive VT slate countertop, which will seat 6 persons on bar stools. The appliances include a separate cook top and wall oven, microwave, garbage disposal and refrigerator. A full complement of good quality housewares is provided.
Dining Room. The dining room (with 19th Century hand-hewn ceiling beams) was also renovated in 2001, with a new wet bar and build-in cabinets. The dining room table is set up for four persons.
The dining room had a glass wall with a new sliding glass door (2012) out to the rear deck with bird feeders strung from the overhang. You will see many birds if you fill the feeders (sunflower seeds gladly supplied).
Living Room. There is a 42' LED TV, DVD player and surround-sound stereo in the living room, which also has exposed 140+ year old hewn ceiling beams.
The TV has its Comcast HD digital receiver as well. There is a large Vermont Castings wood burning stove with tempered glass front door.
The 'L' shaped sofa will comfortably seat 6 adults.
Study. There is a study off of the center hallway, with a refinished country kitchen desk.
Our DSL wireless internet can be accessed anywhere in the house.
Front Deck + Rear Deck (with gas grill).
Ample firewood in the woodshed.
Extra parking in front of our barn across the road.
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
- Third Floor = 7 persons Bedroom on pond side: In 2011, brand new King-sized bed and full bathroom. In the album, Photos of this room and the view from this room (Third Floor View). Bedroom on opposite side: 5 single beds. Three built-in bunk niches on the floor and next to the wall. Each sleeping niche has a single bed, reading light, draw curtains for privacy and 2 x 24' wide storage drawers underneath. There is a half bath for this suite + two additional single beds. Second floor = 6 persons King-sized bedroom with full bath and changing room/laundry on one side of the second floor. Queen-sized bedroom plus a second bedroom with two single beds. There is a full bath sandwiched between both bedrooms. First Floor = 4 persons. The family room has two brand new futon sofas (2011), which convert into double beds. There is a full bath on the first floor. Two photos. Total sleeping capacity = 16 persons Total baths = 4.5...moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Spacious bedroom accommodations on 3 full floors
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Kids
- Books For Adults
- Games For Kids
- Autumn Foliage
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Small Game
- Whitewater Rafting
- Mountain Biking
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Basic Soaps
- Local Maps
- Ceiling Fans
- Paper Towels
- Free Local Calls
- Mobile Phone
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Activities Guide
- Living Room
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Hair Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wood Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Wet Bar
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Garbage Disposal
- Coffee Grinder
- Walkway To Water
- Deck / Patio
- Deck Furniture
- Outdoor Furniture
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Beach Towels
- Outdoor Grill
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
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We have unfortunately left your beautiful home. We all had a better time than anticipated and the snow couldn't have been more perfect. I have never been to a rental that felt so much like home! The location is amazing, so we had so much time on the mountain. Saturday weather conditions were brutal but Sunday was a perfect day! Thank you so much!! Future renters: the owners, Pete and Anne, went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Suggested restaurants, things to make sure to bring, and stores and sites in the area. They also have people close by in case anything goes wrong. There was a projected 12-18 inches of snow to fall the morning of our arrival and they let us come up the night before to make sure we were safe and the snow was plowed before we woke up every morning so we didn't get snowed in. I would recommend this house to any party big or small and hope to come back myself!
- Guest Kimberly A.
- Date of stay 02/08/13
- Review Submitted 02/11/13
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- Nearest Airport: Albany, NY at 70 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Rt 30 and Rt 100 at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Former Outback Restaurant ( now Whisky Dick's) at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Stratton Mountain at 6 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Stratton Mountain at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Former Outback Restaurant ( now Whisky Dick's) at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1997
About: We have lived in NJ in the same Victorian house for more than 35 years. Born and raised outside of Buffalo, NY in Williamsville. Anne grew up in Haddonfield, NJ outside of Philadelphia.
What drew us here was the genuineness of old Vermont on a country road. We own 5 acres on both sides of the road. There is nothing but fields and trees from the back of our house to the banks of the Winhall River 600 ft away. Across the road from the front of the house, our property there is part of 1 sq mile of timberland in the Green Mountain National Forest. We are 'in the country' but near everything. There is privacy here, but not isolation. You can walk to Tony's Pizza and eat pizza of NYC quality. You can drive 2 minutes to the Winhall Market and buy gourmet everything. In 10 minutes, you can be parking in the Stratton Mountain Parking Garage to go skiing or have luxury dining at Verde's Restaurant.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Experience genuine old Vermont on a country road. Here, you can unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures offered by our rural setting and ambiance. You have privacy but not isolation. You can always pick up the pace. The ski hill is 10 minutes away. So are great dining and other activities.
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Kitchen - seating area for 6 persons - Vermont slate stone countertops
first floor shower with natural slate stone tiled throughout this full bath
Family Room - add 2 table leaves to seat 15 Persons
living room with 42' LED TV, DVD, surround-sound stereo + Comcast digital cable
Master bath - large tiled shower in beach motive with hand-painted frieze
2d floor - second full bath, tiled - 'Jack & Jill' configuration
3rd Floor Bunk Room - 3 sleeping niches, each with reading light and curtains.
3rd Floor Master with en suite bath
waterfall in early winter
New pond deck and pond house with solar-powered night lighting
fall foliage and view of a ridge line at Stratton
extra parking across the road in front of our barn
Kitchen with red birch cabinets + full compliment of cookware
Family Room with 2 Futon Sofa Beds
Dining Room with table set for four persons. 148-year old hand hewed beams.
Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor
Queen-sized Bedroom on second floor
Twin single bedroom on second floor
Bunk Room - 2 single beds - 5 total beds
Third floor overview: brook + pond + waterfall
2012 - new wood siding and trim and fresh paint job + 2011 new metal roof
bridge over brook
road in front of house with view of giant pine ('triple top')
looking through sliding door at a red squirrel on feeder + back deck + gas grill
6 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
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