Spectacular Retreat Overlooking Caspian Lake, Private Dock
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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.
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Member since: 2008
- 2667 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
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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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.
- Primary: (802) 533-2609
Links to more information:
View of Greensboro village from Gray Eyrie
Eyrie locarion near north end of Caspian Lake
Eyrie view towards Green Mountains
Sunset from Eyrie - 2
View from living room towards dining room - © P.J. Gardner
Eyrie fireplace - © P.J. Gardner
Eyrie master bedroom
Eyrie master bathroom
Kitchen shelf - © P.J. Gardner
View of Gray Eyrie from driveway
Caspian Lake view - © P.J. Gardner
Eyrie view towards Green Mountains
Eyrie dock on Caspian Lake
Living room & library - © P.J. Gardner
Eyrie breakfast nook
Eyrie second bedroom
Kitchen - © P.J. Gardner
Guesthouse living-dining room
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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