Comfortable House on a Private Country Pond in Stratton Vermont(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This comfortable rustic three bedroom house is located at 1700 feet, high in the foothills of Stratton Mountain.
A beautiful country pond is but a couple of steps away from the house. Located on a dead-end dirt road, the house is both quiet and convenient.
The House is 1.5 miles from the Stratton Base lodge, a ski area in the winter. Tennis, golf, horseback riding and concerts held in their outdoor shell are summertime features.
Spacious and Comfortable.
Warm and friendly, the house is comfortably furnished for easy housekeeping including, bedding, dishes, cutlery and utensils. Everything is provided except sheets, pillowcases and towels. The newly renovated eat-in kitchen is electric with a dishwasher, electric range, microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee grinder and coffee maker. A deep well gives pure water. Hand-hewn beams, pine-paneled walls and a brick fireplace with a warm and cozy propane fireplace are living room features.
Downstairs there is a bedroom with a queen bed. There is also a split bath. There is a claw foot tub with a shower and sink in one room and a sink and a lavatory in another room.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one with two double beds and one with one double bed. There is also a bathroom with a shower. The house has a washer and a dryer in a laundry room on the first floor.
Cable TV, Wireless Internet access and a DVD player are provided.
Outside of the house is a Weber Grill for cooking steaks, corn, hamburgers and hot dogs.
A Private Country Pond
In the Summer, the three quarter acre country pond offers refreshing swimming. It is spring fed. A rowboat is provided for fun. The grassy banks of the pond provide safe and easy entry into the water. The pond is a great place to enjoy the sun on a hot day. A lovely screened gazebo graces the far shore. Beyond the pond is a small brook.
In the winter, it provides a place to ice skate, an alternative activity to skiing.
Lots to Do Nearby.
You can go for a hike on the Long Trail which runs through Stratton Mountain or travel a short distance to a waterfall at Pikes Falls and to a wilderness lake. Pikes Falls is a beautiful rocky place for diving, sun bathing or hiking as well as a cool dip. The water is very cold even in the late August.
Within a few miles are good eating places, country auctions, fairs, antiques and within a half an hour's drive, concerts and summer theater.
The House can be rented by the week during the Spring, Summer and Fall and during the Ski Season in the Winter it can be rented by the night (4 night minimum), by the week or longer rentals. For more info on the ski season, visit the links page and visit the owner's website.
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Member since: 2006
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace
This is a year-round home heated by two propane heating units: an Empire fireplace insert in the living room and a Hearthstone soapstone heater in the kitchen. Both are 35K BTU heating units. ...moreless
- Iron & Board
Looks out on the pond and Stratton Mountain. Take a look at the video to see what it looks like. It features a brick fireplace with a Large Flat Screen TV along with book shelves with books....moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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Nov 15 - Apr 15, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $85
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 10%
Owner does not normally provide linens, towels, etc, but arrangements can be made directly with the owner for these items.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The house is located on a dead-end dirt road, so it is a get-away, but it is also very close to Stratton Mountain (you can see the mountain out your window) and only 20 minutes from Manchester, noted for good restaurants and outlet shopping. There is also a 3/4 acre private pond available on the property for ice skating in the winter and swimming in the summer. Pikes Falls is two miles down the road for cool water swimming and exploring.
About the owner: I grew up in the Cole Cabin and the Cole House. The Stratton ski area was started by my mother, Malvine Cole, who was often called the Mother of Stratton Mountain, and a number of other people both local and from outside the state. I learned to ski on the hillside near the houses and at Stratton.
Why the Owner Chose Stratton, VT, USA:
The Cole House offers an old style of vacation that is quiet, private and away from it all in the backwoods of Vermont. For skiers, it is close to the Stratton Ski Area; it takes about seven minutes to drive to the base lodge. Its closeness means that renters can come home from the skiing for lunch or run their kids up to the mountain and then return to spend a quiet day at the house or go cross country skiing or snow shoeing in the fields and woods nearby.
- Primary: (413) 731-9410 (Massachusetts, USA)
- Secondary: (802) 874-4698 (Vermont, USA)
Links to more information:
House originally built by Scott Nearing Community
Master Bedroom Downstairs with Queen sized bed.
Living room with hand-hewed beams and fireplace
1st Floor Laundry room with a washer and dryer.
House Lawn leading to the pond.
Private Pond showing the Gazebo.
Styles Brook runs down from Stratton Mountain -on the far edge of the property.
Styles Brook in the Spring.
Two miles down the road is Pikes Falls.
Comfortable eat-in Kitchen
Anothewr view of the Master Bedroom Downstairs with Queen sized bed.
Upstairs bedroom with two double beds.
Upstairs Bedroom with one double bed.
Hollyhocks next to the picnic table.
Path to the Pond.
Another view of the 3/4 acre pond.
Pond Gazebo on the Far shore.
Two miles down the road is Pikes Falls a place for a cool dip.
Spruce trees and the sky in early evening next to the house
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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