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18 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, Unwind, Breathe Deeply.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3BR/3BA/Sleeps 2 to 10

The perfect country retreat. Vermont's famous fresh air from the 18 acres of tranquil woodlands and trails surrounding this spacious, comfortable, cheery country house. Picture windows and a wrap-around deck look over Hidden Valley's miles of hills, fields and streams into the next state. With 3600 square feet of living space, the house offers several gathering areas, including two separate living rooms, a game table area, a dining area and a sociable kitchen. Marvelous for retreats, reunions, family gatherings, writers and artists. Great for three couples, one per floor. Furnished down to the cookbooks. There are games galore, hundreds of well-chosen books and over 200 movies on video. Artisan stonemason Simon Shultz created magnificent two-story stone columns that support the outside deck and, at the heart of the chalet, a spectacular three-story stone core with two fireplaces. A charming spiral staircase connects all three floors.


Sleeping accommodations: The total number of beds in the chalet are: two twin beds, two queen beds, two queen sofa beds. The two twin beds are in the ground floor bedroom, the main floor bedroom has one queen bed, the third floor bedroom has a queen bed. The chalet has two livings rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the main floor. The ground floor living room has a queen sofa bed that can sleep two persons. The main floor living room also has a queen sofa bed that can sleep two people.


All within an hour: learn Fly Fishing at the Orvis Fly Fishing School or visit the American Museum of Fly Fishing in historic Manchester village: the Norman Rockwell Exhibition, where Norman Rockwell's models are your tour guides, at the Arlington Gallery in Arlington, hometown of Norman Rockwell 1939-53, on historic Route 7A; the world- famous Simon Pearce Glass-Blowing workshop and restaurant in Quechee, VT and the noted Billings Farm Museum in Woodstock, VT.
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • The Green Room: 2 twin/ single

    Ground floor...moreless

  • The Beige Room: 1 queen

    Main floor...moreless

  • The Blue Room: 1 queen

    Third floor...moreless

  • Living Room/Library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Ground floor...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Main floor...moreless

  • One bedroom and one full bath on each of three floors.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Third floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The chalet has Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Delicious take-out or catered meals are available from Kathryn Vanderminden, a first-rate chef in Wells (villageroots@gmail.com), who emphasizes local, fresh ingredients. Full meals, picnics, soups, appetizers and desserts for take-out or serving...or for catering weddings and other events at the Rye Chalet. Second living room seats seven. Washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board are in the laundry room. Guided hiking, hunting and/or fishing tours with a Certified Hunter-Safety and 'Let's Go Fishing' Instructor can be arranged for an additional fee -- for all levels from child to expert....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake:

    The lovely Lake St. Catherine is right in Wells, about a five minute drive from the Rye Chalet....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Sweeping mountain and valley views, all the way into the next state....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular view down valley and into New York state....moreless

  • Rural:

    Wells, Vermont, population 900, is one of Vermont's 250 small towns....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Full pot type. Not one-cup Keurig type....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    At Lake St. Catherine Country Club, about five miles from Rye Chalet....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 26 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 20 - Mar 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$270
$1,418 $4,050
Spring Special 2017
Mar 16 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$190
$998 $2,850
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$235
$1,234 $3,525
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Turnover/cleaning fee $120
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

You may choose either a $200 refundable damage deposit, or a $59 non-refundable insurance policy. The refundable damage deposit appears as our default option, but it is easy for us to change it to the non-refundable insurance policy if you prefer.

We give a $100 discount for your second rental week.

10% Friends & Family discount for your second visit and all visits thereafter.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Granville, NY
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake St. Catherine Country Club
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Rutland, VT
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Route 149 and Vermont Route 30
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Barn, in Pawlet, Vermont
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bromley, Pico, Killington, Stratton
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake St. Catherine State Park

Car: Necessary

Visit charming Manchester, the original outlet town, the charismatic Northshire Bookstore, Orvis' glorious flagship store and great restaurants. Browse picturesque Vermont towns, antique, craft and art shops, the Vermont Country Store. Professional summer theater at Dorset Playhouse. Fly fish at Orvis Fly Fishing School or local lakes and rivers. History at President Lincoln's son's estate, Hildene, or Fort Ticonderoga. Lake St. Catherine (right in Wells) and Bomoseen Lake (in Castleton) offer canoe and kayak rentals. The private Lake St. Catherine Country Club in Wells has an 18-hole golf course open to the public. Miniature golf in Wells. Hike the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail. Ski resorts Killington, Pico, Bromley and Stratton offer summer alpine slides and scenic chair lifts. Drive to Shelburne Museum, Calvin Coolidge's home in Plymouth, the Robert Frost Trail in Middlebury, the Grandma Moses Museum in Bennington, tour Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury.

Other Activities: Shopping in Manchester, VT, the original outlet town.

Golf: The Rye Chalet has it's own golf pitching area. The Lake St. Catherine Country Club, right in Wells, offers an 18-hole golf course and club house. There are numerous other golf courses within driving distance, such as Castleton, Vermont and Whitehall, NY, both about a 20 minute drive. Two PGA 18-hole championship courses are under an hour's drive: Killington's Geoffrey Cornish-designed par 72 course and the Golf Digest award-winning Green Mountain National Golf Course. Most courses are open mid-May through October.

Ski: The Rye Chalet in Wells, Vermont is central to all the major Western Vermont skiing areas -- Bromley, Killington, Stratton, Pico, Magic and Okemo. All are about 30-50 minutes away. The nearest is Bromley at about 25 minutes. Killington is about a 45 minute drive. Those skiing Killington or Pico often stop in Rutland for dinner at a wide variety of available restaurants en-route back to the chalet. Those skiing Bromley or Stratton often choose to have dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in Manchester en-route back to Wells.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: For more details, call Dave (808-227-9189) or Merry Lee (808-227-9188).

Why the Owner Chose Wells, VT, USA:
Tremendous view. Marvelous artisan stonework throughout the chalet. Lifelong friends with original builders Olie and Jinny Rye.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Fresh, fresh air. Relax. Wind down. Escape. Tremendous view.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • The Beige Bedroom

    The Beige Bedroom

  • Magnificent artisan stonework

    Magnificent artisan stonework

  • Lots of woodland walks on the Rye Chalet property.

    Lots of woodland walks on the Rye Chalet property.

  • Dine on the deck.

    Dine on the deck.

  • Enjoy the deck in the evening.

    Enjoy the deck in the evening.

  • Left side of valley view - from deck.

    Left side of valley view - from deck.

  • Walkway outside chalet ground floor.

    Walkway outside chalet ground floor.

  • The Rye Chalet in spring.

    The Rye Chalet in spring.

  • Trees line the country road to the Rye Chalet.

    Trees line the country road to the Rye Chalet.

  • An aerial view of the Rye Chalet and it's 20 acres of privacy.

    An aerial view of the Rye Chalet and it's 20 acres of privacy.

  • The magnificent stonework and spiral staircase that connects all three floors.

    The magnificent stonework and spiral staircase that connects all three floors.

  • View over Hidden Valley from the chalet deck.

    View over Hidden Valley from the chalet deck.

  • View down the valley from Rye Chalet.

    View down the valley from Rye Chalet.

  • Right side of valley view from the deck in early autumn.

    Right side of valley view from the deck in early autumn.

  • The Rye Chalet in winter.

    The Rye Chalet in winter.

  • The side lawn, a nice pitching green. The road goes to the old saw mill.

    The side lawn, a nice pitching green. The road goes to the old saw mill.

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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