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View of Greensboro village from Gray Eyrie

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This one-level 2,700 sq. foot structure, known as 'Gray Eyrie,' is a locus of action in Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing to Safety.”

Built as their dream house by the friends Stegner describes, a retired professor & wife, the house sits atop Greensboro's Baker Hill with a 180-degree view over the village and 700-acre Lake Caspian, one of Vermont's most pristine lakes. The 80-acre property adjoins The Nature Conservancy's 256-acre Barr Hill Preserve, offering miles of hiking trails and picnic sites with sightings of wildlife and views spanning the Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire. Biking is another popular activity.

A separate guesthouse with two bedrooms, sleeping four, is available at $700/week during May 15-June 30, $800/wk in Sept.-October, and $950/week during July-August. See VRBO/300035. A dock on the lake, 0.6 mile down Baker Hill, offers the house and guest house a canoe and private access to swimming, boating and fishing.

Both the main house and guesthouse are closed for the winter, Oct. 17-May 15.

Greensboro is a preeminently rural community in Orleans County, one of three that make up Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom. The village has several dairy farms as well as fields and forests conserved by The Nature Conservancy, the Vermont Land Trust and the Greensboro Land Trust. Greensboro has a richly stocked general store (Willeys), and a country club with tennis and golf that nonmembers can access for daily fees (MVCC). Several restaurants are nearby in the town of Hardwick (Positive Pie, Village Diner, Yummy Wok, House of Pizza). The village and hinterland offer picturesque drives over back-country roads beside rivers, lakes and hills.

Amenities: Large fireplace, phone, broadband internet, fully equipped kitchen and laundry except no dishwasher. Extensive library. Linens provided. Charcoal grill. Garden chairs. No smoking, please.

Keywords: House

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, norwegian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2667 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Dock on Lake Caspian, 0.6 mi. down Baker Hill, offers house & separate guest house private access to swimming, boating, fishing. Aluminum canoe provided at dock. Property abuts 256-acre Nature Conservancy preserve (Barr Hill)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books for all ages, former English professor's library...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Central feature of our property...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Eyrie has private dock on Caspian Lake...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Dramatic View of Green Mountain range from the house, panorama from near-by Barr Hill Nature Preserve...moreless

  • Village:

    Greensboro village at south end of Caspian Lake, featuring Willey's Store, Mountain View Country Club, Circus Smirkus summer camp....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Adjoining dining area easily seats 12...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Large fireplace in living room - see photo...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating:

    Baseboard electric...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with lake view, large fireplace...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    ATT service works...moreless

  • Parking:

    Half-dozen spaces next to the house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Heatilator in breakfast nook...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service provided...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Guests welcome at Mountain View Country Club...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Guests welcome at Mountain View Country Club...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$275 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,900 $6,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

50% deposit on booking, remainder + 9% tax at least two weeks before occupancy. Payment by check to family trust, Morgan-Stanley, Waltham, Mass.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hardwick
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Champlain
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mountain View Country Club, Greensboro
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Montpelier-Barre
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Vermont Routes 15-16
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Hardwick
0.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Eyrie

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1963

About the owner: I am a retired development economist, spent most of my career with the Harvard Institute for International Development, am spending much of my time during retirement in promoting land conservation in Greensboro, the surrounding area and Vermont overall.

Why the Owner Chose Greensboro, VT, USA:
Property was built by my parents as their dream house, is now owned by a family trust. My four siblings and I grew up spending their summers in Greensboro, to which grandparents first brought their family in 1910.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Greensboro is a beautiful rural area, located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Much community recreation centers around 700-acre Caspian Lake. Two of The Nature Conservancy's 50+ preserves in Vermont are located in Greensboro, one of them abutting the vacation rental property.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, norwegian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • View of Greensboro village from Gray Eyrie

    View of Greensboro village from Gray Eyrie

  • Eyrie locarion near north end of Caspian Lake

    Eyrie locarion near north end of Caspian Lake

  • Eyrie view towards Green Mountains

    Eyrie view towards Green Mountains

  • Sunset from Eyrie - 2

    Sunset from Eyrie - 2

  • View from living room towards dining room - © P.J. Gardner

    View from living room towards dining room - © P.J. Gardner

  • Eyrie fireplace - © P.J. Gardner

    Eyrie fireplace - © P.J. Gardner

  • Eyrie master bedroom

    Eyrie master bedroom

  • Eyrie master bathroom

    Eyrie master bathroom

  • Kitchen shelf - © P.J. Gardner

    Kitchen shelf - © P.J. Gardner

  • Guesthouse

    Guesthouse

  • View of Gray Eyrie from driveway

    View of Gray Eyrie from driveway

  • Caspian Lake view - © P.J. Gardner

    Caspian Lake view - © P.J. Gardner

  • Eyrie view towards Green Mountains

    Eyrie view towards Green Mountains

  • Eyrie dock on Caspian Lake

    Eyrie dock on Caspian Lake

  • Living room & library - © P.J. Gardner

    Living room & library - © P.J. Gardner

  • Eyrie breakfast nook

    Eyrie breakfast nook

  • Eyrie second bedroom

    Eyrie second bedroom

  • Kitchen - © P.J. Gardner

    Kitchen - © P.J. Gardner

  • Eyrie laundry

    Eyrie laundry

  • Guesthouse living-dining room

    Guesthouse living-dining room

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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