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Your home away from home awaits you in Green Mountain splendor. Welcome!

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Last updated: 08/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Newly finished in 2012. 12 rooms provide mixture of open and intimate space. Experience illumination as warming rays arise over beaver pond to cascade through the Living Room Window Wall to the heart of the home. Charming Knotty Pine Cathedral Ceiling rises 27' above thereby linking upstairs bedrooms (2) and balcony with primary living area. Soapstone, Hickory & Stone Tile country kitchen appeal meets state of the art, energy saver appliances. Master Suite includes Queen Bed and Cathedral Bath complete with custom tiled 2 person Jacuzzi features 16 jets and light therapy. Plus the custom tiled 4x5' shower and floor complemented by the oak and stone vanity make you feel at home. Quiet all day sunny Study is set apart. Sealed gas fireplace adds ambiance and warmth. Solid Shaker Panel wood doors allow stylish access to all rooms. Ample storage with 2 full walk in closets. Recessed sitting/reading area on balcony. Rec Room in walk out basement with 10' ceilings complete with 8' Slate Billiard Table, 12' Red Oak Rec Room Bar, and Canopy. WIFI. Phone service with free nationwide calling in 48 contiguous states. DirecTV on 46' L.E.D. flatscreen with DVD player and connections for Computer (Living Room) and 42" flatscreen behind Rec Room Bar. Food Network Cooking Pans provide excellent meal preparation. Expansive rear deck overlooking pond provides wildlife viewing by day (beaver, moose, bear, deer, fox, ducks, geese, great blue heron and more). Lovely manicured lawn, gardens, stonewalls & campfire ring. Handmade quilts adorn beds. Small library available along with personal DVD collection and games. PETS WELCOME with owner permission. NO SMOKING FACILITY & GROUNDS.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 is the minimum rental age unless a family with children is renting and parents are on site....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The back wrap around deck, while having regulation railings and balusters, does not have a gated stairway. Children should be supervised....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is permitted out of respect for those whose health is adversely affected by 2nd hand smoke. Thank you for your compliance....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets and know that families do too. Please speak with us regarding your pet....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The house design made wheelchair accessibility a problem. We apologize for this reality....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • Bedroom 2: Bunk Room 2nd flr: 1 double, 5 twin/ single

    6 bunks in this room; 2 lg. closets; sleeps 7; room for cots...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    On 1st Floor with Master Bath & walk-in closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    Folding Screen for privacy; 2nd Floor; Sleeps 4; Walk In...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    2p whirlpool, tiled shower & flr, oak vanity, cathedral...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd Floor; Deep Soaking Tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: Powder Room: toilet

    By 1st flr entrance & houses separate laundry room....moreless

  • The Cathedral Knotty Pine Ceiling Master Bathroom features a tiled 4'x5' shower, 2 person whirlpool with 16 jets and light therapy, with a handsome deep oak vanity and inviting palladium window. Stone tile surrounds the whirlpool and covers the floor and shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A couple of moose ambled through the Beaver Pond in late Sept. 2012. You'll see a picture on our site to prove it. We've also been entertained by the beaver population in the pond. And a local black bear and cub have made their way along the back side of the house on their way to the pond. Can you say tranquility? To sit out back on the deck some 15' above the yard and feel the peace...priceless! Hike in nearby woods. Behold the expanse of the Milky Way in the dark Night Sky. Have ease of access to Mount Snow from the 'traffic lite' north side just 3 miles away. Enjoy the best that Vermont woodlands has to offer. For on site massage, contract with Marci Himelson with Mount Snow Massage (802) 464-5602. For on site sitters, contract with Deerfield Valley Sitters (802) 490-4729. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Assorted Books available in Living Room & Study for your enjoyment....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Large Rec Room in Walk out Basement features Slate Billiard Table & 12' Red Oak Bar with storage area & L.E.D. lighting. Quoit Boards for exterior use in furnace room....moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games Available along with Quoits (exterior) & Billiards in Rec. Room....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    8' Slate Pool Table in Rec Room plays true....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV mid-range package....moreless

  • Television:

    46' L.E.D. Samsung Flat Screen with external speaker in Living Room. 42' L.E.D. behind Bar in Rec Room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    About 15 DVD movies are available for viewing suitable for all ages....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Just 3 'uncongested' miles north of Mount Snow 450' off Route 100. Just 11 miles SE of Stratton. Located in lovely Green Mountain National Forest area....moreless

  • Rural:

    10.2 acre property featuring open meadow, beaver pond, mixed hardwood, privacy, intense night sky. Surrounded by other large, wooded parcels. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    We have a small, tranquil beaver pond visible from the back deck. It is a wonderful wildlife wetland with beaver, moose, heron, ducks, bear and more. Lovely backdrop! No swimming....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    2 Dining Areas are featured. Smaller Dining off Kitchen overlooking pond (4-6) plus Breakfast Bar (2); Den features larger table (6-8); Additional Folding Chairs in Hall Closet...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric Dryer in laundry room off 1st floor powder room....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Sealed Propane Fireplace with heat exchanger. Use timer dial to left of mantle to activate....moreless

  • Garage:

    The separate Garage currently stores residual construction items. Converted side entrance to a trash/recycling/returnables room. Please separate items according to sign....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane: Radiant in Rec Room Floor (basement) & Forced Hot Water throughout remainder of home....moreless

  • Internet:

    Due to rural nature, the internet is accessed via DSL connection but it is the best that can be provided in the area presently. Access code in study....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide bed linens & dish towels. Guests are asked to bring hand and bath towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    19'x20' Living room features an east facing window wall to welcome morning sun, cathedral ceiling with balcony & sealed propane fireplace for comfort and ambiance....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample with overflow on private cul-de-sac....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) Free National Calling Plan to 48 contiguous states. Cell Reception Poor. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing Machine in laundry room off 1st floor powder room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee 12 cup and Single Cup Keurig (you may want to supply your own specialty K-cups)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Corel Table Service (square pattern) for 12. Other variety of dishes to complement. Varied silverware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch Ultra Quiet Model (New)...moreless

  • Freezer:

    See Fridge for details...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Soapstone Counters, Hickory Cabinets, Tile Floor & Spacious Walk-in Pantry...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Sharp Counter Model...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Mixer, 2qt Crockpot, Electric Teapot, Large Electric Pancake Skillet...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE Side By Side Fridge Freezer (New) with auto ice maker, built in water filter, delivery through door....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Ceramic Top Island Range/Oven (New) with bridge burner for optional griddle and L.E.D. Island Range Hood...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Nearby access to Somerset Reservoir (11 miles long with pure wilderness) for paddling/sailing & small motors (fishing). Lake Whitingham for motorboats & jet skis. Lake Raponda...nice swimming & beach....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap Around Rear Deck overlooking 2 acre Beaver Pond & Wildlife Habitat. Covered side deck affords outdoor options even when raining....moreless

  • Golf:

    Outstanding Courses at Mount Snow (West Dover) and Haystack (Wilmington) and at Stratton as well. True championship golf possibilities!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your Kayaks/Canoes to enjoy unspoiled wilderness in Somerset Reservoir. Take whitewater boats to Ball Mtn. Dam (Townsend) for timed releases. Rentals available at Lake Whitingham (Wilmington)....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The stone walls were built during summer 2013 and all the topsoil moved. Hydroseeding has provided a lush lawn & new campfire pit overlooking pond. Gardens and Shrubs are planted....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small Weber Gas Grill on covered side deck....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front Porch catches afternoon rays...great place to relax....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Bring skis and snowboards to enjoy Mount Snow (3 miles) & Stratton (11 miles). You'll be glad you did! (during snow season, of course!)...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring & Summer 2016
Apr 19 - Sep 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$240 $265
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750
Fall Foliage 2016
Sep 20 - Oct 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$275 $330
Fri, Sat, Sun
Late Fall 2016
Oct 17 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
Early Winter 2016
Nov 21 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$340 $380
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,380
Christmas/NewYear 2016/17
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$440
$3,000
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,600
Early Spring 2017
Apr 11 - May 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$220 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $265
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $30
  • VT "NO WASTE" INITIATIVE $30
  • Cleaning $130
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until payment received to confirm.

eChecks (Direct Deposit) and Credit Cards are Accepted.

Payment can be made through this site.

Cancellation within 20 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 20% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.

Cancellation within 7 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 50% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

  • Jamaica State Park

    "Swimming, Whitewater Kayaking, Hiking"

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  • Somerset Reservoir

    "One our favorite places to kayak with many bald eagle and beaver sightings. Not a building t..."

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  • Valley View Saloon

    "Outstanding local crafted beers on tap, friendly staff, great large screen sports focus, bil..."

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  • Timber Creek Cross Country Ski

    "Extremely competent and helpful staff. Tell Kelly Kahler (owner) that Ted Newcomb sent you. ..."

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  • Snow Mountain Market

    "A small, well supplied grocery store very near Mount Snow with the BEST DELI SANDWICHES arou..."

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  • Roadhouse Restaurant

    "Charming, country style restaurant with excellent chef and wait staff. Love the down to eart..."

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  • Pizzeria La Toscanella

    "I've been blessed to have eaten fine pizzas in many places an others that are ... "no so muc..."

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  • Boyd Family Farm

    "The Boyd Family operates a tremendously diverse farm with Farm Share Produce, Berries, Flowe..."

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  • Adams Farm

    "Their Sleigh Rides during the winter snows is unparalleled for all ages. A fantastic journey..."

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  • Sticky Fingers Bakery

    "A religious experience in a bakery? You can't just have one. Unbelievable. Everyone says so...."

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  • The Hermitage Inn

    "Exceptional VT Charm and Ambiance. Expertly prepared cuisine and service. Fabulous wine cell..."

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  • Two Tannery Road

    "Deliciously crafted meals in quaint Vermont setting. "

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  • Dot's of Dover

    "A buzzing place for breakfast, lunch and more in downtown West Dover. Tremendous omelets. Te..."

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  • The White House of Wilmington

    "Lovely setting atop a hill directly off Route 9 east, they offer an exquisite menu in an ele..."

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  • The Doveberry Inn and Restaurant

  • The West Dover Inn

    "Wonderful meals, great bar, owners are fantastic. Enjoy a quaint evening on the town."

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  • Stratton Mountain Ski Resort

    "Love this hill! Conical shape. Two faces. Meandering trails of every ability. Wondrous views..."

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  • Mount Snow Resort

    "A snow face for every ability and more. Mount Snow may start with snow season but is so much..."

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  • The Inn at Sawmill Farm

  • First Trax

72 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
4.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Saloon
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mount Snow Country Club
38 Miles
Nearest Train
Brattleboro
38 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-91
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Dover Forge Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Snow
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Raponda, Wilmington

Car: Recommended

Four season, outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Just 3 miles north of Mount Snow's north entrance (no traffic). Stratton is only 11 miles NW. Very fine restaurants (Dover Forge) and pubs (Valley View Saloon) in West Dover & Wilmington await your discovery. Somerset Reservoir (the largest body of impounded water within VT) is nearby...a total wilderness experience on 11 mile lake. Kayakers...don't miss! Challenging golf courses with grand vistas at Haystack, Mount Snow and Stratton. Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe at Timber Creek or create your own trails in our adjacent National Forest. Appalachian Trail just 5 miles away. Foliage in the region is unparallelled generally from the final week of September through the 2nd week of October. Relax, Re-create, Reflect!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Betsy and I lived in and loved the Mount Snow Valley and its people for 10 years prior to our move south as a pastoral family. We knew this would be the location of our future retirement home where our grown family and all our friends could comfortably gather to renew relationships and build new found community. As the sign says in the living room, 'Friends are the family you find along the way.' We hope you'll discover such warmth in this place. Betsy and I are Massachusetts natives (Amherst & Braintree respectively). We met at college at the University of Massachusetts, setting our eyes on the future. Married one week after graduating, I then continued with my graduate degree in the area of Pastoral Ministry within a progressive denomination. Betsy's field has been greenhouse management. We take a rather pragmatic view of life, raising 3 kids to love the simple pleasures and to revel in the out of doors. It is one of the reasons our hearts leaped when we discovered the property only 11 miles from where we once lived. We knew it was the right place for our future home. And in 2010, construction got underway to fulfill a very big dream that we've long shared.

Why the Owner Chose West Wardsboro, Wardsboro, VT, USA:
As previously noted, we are outdoor people who love the environment and revel in the unique beauty of all the changing seasons. Each has a character uniquely its own. The wetland behind the house is an active ecosystem that enthralls visitors. Between activity in the pond, the interplay of color and shadows, floral beauty, a very dark night sky where the Milky Way band leaps out at you, and easy access to the two incredible mountains and their amenities just around the corner along with all the lakes and trails for outdoor enthusiasts, this is about as good as it gets in our mind's eye!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When preparing to build, we fell in love with a special design. It melded Betsy's dream of a Country Farm House with a lovely front porch with my vision of a hybrid Colonial. While we employed skilled framers and other trades people do what they do best, we (along with family and so many friends) have labored countless hours to finish interior and exterior to our liking. It has taken two years to get to this point often working just 1-1/2 days per week save for vacation time, but slowly the dream has been realized. Now we are pleased to share it with you!


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Photos

  • Your home away from home awaits you in Green Mountain splendor. Welcome!

    Your home away from home awaits you in Green Mountain splendor. Welcome!

  • Toward the pond side of the house and just below campfire area, a look back.

    Toward the pond side of the house and just below campfire area, a look back.

  • And speaking of WILDLIFE in the pond...dated Sept. 27, 2012. Love it!

    And speaking of WILDLIFE in the pond...dated Sept. 27, 2012. Love it!

  • A bright view from balcony overlooking 27' high Cathedral Ceiling Living Room.

    A bright view from balcony overlooking 27' high Cathedral Ceiling Living Room.

  • Sealed gas fireplace, 46' LED TV with DirecTV, DVD & small DVD library.

    Sealed gas fireplace, 46' LED TV with DirecTV, DVD & small DVD library.

  • Spacious Master Bedroom features luxurious queen bed and warm red oak floor.

    Spacious Master Bedroom features luxurious queen bed and warm red oak floor.

  • Cathedral Master Bath boasts 2p 16jet whirlpool, knotty pine ceiling & stone.

    Cathedral Master Bath boasts 2p 16jet whirlpool, knotty pine ceiling & stone.

  • The whirlpool & view are restorative after a winter's day of fervent activity.

    The whirlpool & view are restorative after a winter's day of fervent activity.

  • The Blue Room: 2 full size beds & room divider with large walk-in closet.

    The Blue Room: 2 full size beds & room divider with large walk-in closet.

  • Den with table for expanded dinner guests and games.

    Den with table for expanded dinner guests and games.

  • Hickory Country Kitchen: VT Soapstone Counters, Tile Flr, Pantry, Glasstop Range

    Hickory Country Kitchen: VT Soapstone Counters, Tile Flr, Pantry, Glasstop Range

  • Our friendly beaver makes a splash and we hope you enjoy your time here too!

    Our friendly beaver makes a splash and we hope you enjoy your time here too!

  • The lawn is mowed, stone walls trimmed and gardens mulched and flowering.

    The lawn is mowed, stone walls trimmed and gardens mulched and flowering.

  • Standing stones behind campfire pit overlook beaver pond and side steps to deck.

    Standing stones behind campfire pit overlook beaver pond and side steps to deck.

  • As you now know, this isn't the only moose around here! Entry hallway.

    As you now know, this isn't the only moose around here! Entry hallway.

  • Sunshine wakes you up courtesy of Living Room window wall. Dining area beyond.

    Sunshine wakes you up courtesy of Living Room window wall. Dining area beyond.

  • Morning glow on Shaker Panel Door from Master Bedroom looking to LR & back deck.

    Morning glow on Shaker Panel Door from Master Bedroom looking to LR & back deck.

  • Stone tiled Master Bath shower is ever so spacious with antique oak vanity.

    Stone tiled Master Bath shower is ever so spacious with antique oak vanity.

  • Adjustable internal lighting to establish desired atmosphere. Some like it hot!

    Adjustable internal lighting to establish desired atmosphere. Some like it hot!

  • 2nd Floor Bunk Room sleeps 7. 2 large closets and sun from morning to night.

    2nd Floor Bunk Room sleeps 7. 2 large closets and sun from morning to night.

  • Looking out Study door to covered side deck and pond beyond. Gas grill provided.

    Looking out Study door to covered side deck and pond beyond. Gas grill provided.

  • The Rec Room Oak Bar & Canopy require only brick work & sports 8' pool table.

    The Rec Room Oak Bar & Canopy require only brick work & sports 8' pool table.

  • The new range hood adds brilliance to cooking space without occluding the view.

    The new range hood adds brilliance to cooking space without occluding the view.

  • And Autumn is just another kind of wonderful!

    And Autumn is just another kind of wonderful!

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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