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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 Acres

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Last updated: 09/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spend the month, week or weekend in a beautiful rustic converted barn on 6.5 very private sunny country acres with southerly long-range views of Mt. Anthony and the Bennington Monument (Stays of 2 or more weeks are progressively discounted depending on the length of the stay). Wander the park-like trails through 4 acres of old apple orchard and woodland. Why get a bed and breakfast when you can have a house and land all to yourself? This vacation rental is located in southwestern Vermont, less than 12 minutes from downtown Bennington (but still feels very quiet and secluded). Pick apples, bird-watch, and view other wildlife like deer, grouse, wild turkeys, rabbits, and an occasional black bear that wanders through the property. Excellent fly fishing on the nearby Battenkill river. Attend the summer horse shows in nearby Manchester. Enjoy the world-famous Vermont fall foliage. Watch the flowers bloom in the spring. Enjoy a bon-fire in the back-yard. Five major ski areas are located within an hour's drive. House is fully furnished and has slate shower, bear-claw bath tub, gas cooking stove, microwave, refrigerator, dish washer, cable, DVD/VCR, and wireless internet, plus two wood stoves and free wood to keep you warm at night (There's also central air heating and a portable air-conditioner if needed). There's a large downstairs master bedroom with its own gas stove/fireplace for ambiance and extra heat. There is a living room, dining area, and another small room that could sleep 2 with large electric blowup mattress on site. A spiral staircase leads up to a large loft with a full sized spring mattress futon. There's also a love seat that pulls out into a double size bed. The barnhouse was actually part of a large picturesque Vermont farm just up the dirt road (and viewable from parts of the property) until it was rolled down on logs and converted into a house some years ago.

*** Contact me for additional information on steep discounts for stays of 2 or more weeks.


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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    There is an extra guest fee of $5 extra person (over 2 people). For stays 10 days or longer, we can negotiate this fee. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets are welcome for an extra $30 pet fee plus an extra $100 per pet on top of the normal $500 refundable security deposit....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6

  • Masterbedroom: 1 queen

    Master bedroom...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Semi-private...moreless

  • Backroom: 1 double

    You can use our large remote controlled inflatable mattress...moreless

  • There is a large master bedroom, a large loft with a comfortable spring mattress futon, and one other small room that has an electric blow-up mattress available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom has a bear-claw bathtub with large window view plus a slate shower, sink, and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This property is ideally suited as a romantic getaway for two although larger groups have stayed and enjoyed themselves. The loft is a semiprivate area that has a very comfortable spring mattress futon. There is another small room that could be used as a private sleeping area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Have a variety of board games....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Have Comcast Cable with On-Demand...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    We have a large container of old children's toys in the shed but you will have to ensure their cleanliness and suitability for your child's age....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Bennington is less than 10 minutes away. You are also close to Arlington and Manchester in VT and Williamstown, MA....moreless

  • Monument View:

    You can see the top half of the Bennington Monument from the upstairs picture window....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There is a beautiful view of Mt. Anthony from the kitchen and upstairs windows....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have a portable air-conditioner that can be wheeled up to a window and easily set up by simply opening the window 6" and inserting the hose/insert thing-a-ma-bop that comes out of the AC unit. ...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating:

    In addition to the wood-burning woodstoves and the gas "woodstove" in the bedroom, we have central air heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    The master bedroom have the bed made up with fresh linens. Please ask if you would like additional beds made up. Discount available if you bring your own linens and towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Free calling within the United States....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has gas oven and stove, dishwasher, microwave, electric plug in oven that can cook a 17 pound turkey, electric grill, toaster, toaster oven, cookware and utensils, and some spices....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    The Battenkill River is nearby. It has wold-class trout fishing and you can rent canoes just south of Manchestor....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lawn is approximately 2 acres with the rest of the 6.5 acre property consisting of old orchard woodlands and meadows with trails and park-like benches throughout....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have both a gas and charcoal grill....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Bromley, Magic, Mt. Snow, and Stratton are all within an hour's drive. Okemo is about 1:10 and Killington/Pico is about 1:20 away....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Foliage 2016
Sep 23 - Oct 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$125 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$890 $3,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$165
$880 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years 2016
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$170 $190
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$950 $3,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

MLK weekend 2017
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$180

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Valentines/Presidents 2017
Feb 10 - Feb 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$130 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$900 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Easter Week 2017
Apr 7 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$130 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$900 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 25 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$140 $180
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$820 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

July 4th weekend 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$165
$825 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100 $140
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$775 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $90 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

In addition to the per night charge, there is a one-time $90 cleaning fee and 9% tax (No tax for stays one month or more). Ask about discounts for stays of 2 or more weeks. Stay the whole month starting at $2500 and avoid the 9% VT state room tax as well as the extra guest fees. Well behaved pets are welcome for a $30 pet fee plus tax. There is an additional $100 per pet added to the security deposit of $500. There is an extra $5 per night per additional guest for more than 2 guests. Quoted prices often don't include the pet fee or discounts for longer stays so please ask for an updated quote when making a booking request. If booking more than 6 weeks in advance, the payment will be broken into 2 payments with between $100 and $200 required up front (depending on the length of the stay) and the rest being due 3 weeks prior to your arrival. All payments can be made on-line using credit card or eCheck, but if you feel more comfortable sending a personal check through the mail, please let me know and I can arrange to have the rental agreement and payments made through certified mail.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bromley Mountain

Car: Necessary

Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany NY and Pittsfield MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Bennington Vermont is located just south of Shaftsbury and Manchester Vermont is 20 minutes north. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and take a moment to discover its rich history.

Other Activities: hiking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Lars (pictured here with his childhood sweetheart and wife Kristen) teaches high school biology, chemistry, and environmental science just outside of Philadelphia. He is a VERY avid skier who also enjoys camping, hiking, mountaineering, kite-surfing, watching the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with his wife and children. Kristen teaches electronic engineering at the college level and is an avid wind surfer, hiker, and quickly improving skier.

Why the Owner Chose South Shaftsbury, Shaftsbury, VT, USA:
This is the perfect property to relax and unwind in total privacy. Vermont in general is a very relaxed, friendly place. If you are looking for stress reduction, a romantic get-away, and tons of outdoor activities, you found the perfect place.


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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • A real converted barn in Vermont!

    A real converted barn in Vermont!

  • The skiing is great in our neck of the woods!

    The skiing is great in our neck of the woods!

  • Kitchen with all the modern amenities.

    Kitchen with all the modern amenities.

  • Loft with comfortable spring mattress futon

    Loft with comfortable spring mattress futon

  • View from the kitchen window

    View from the kitchen window

  • Woodshed with free wood for your use

    Woodshed with free wood for your use

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Spiral staircase leading to loft

    Spiral staircase leading to loft

  • Slate shower and bear-claw bathtub.  Relax and soak with a mountain view.

    Slate shower and bear-claw bathtub. Relax and soak with a mountain view.

  • Park-like trails throughout 4 of the 6.5 acres.

    Park-like trails throughout 4 of the 6.5 acres.

  • Log swing along the trails

    Log swing along the trails

  • Looking up toward the loft

    Looking up toward the loft

  • Living room woodstove

    Living room woodstove

  • View of kitchen from dining area.

    View of kitchen from dining area.

  • Winter wonderland

    Winter wonderland

  • Front hallway

    Front hallway

  • The most comfortable couch and leather recliner ever

    The most comfortable couch and leather recliner ever

  • Bear claw bathtub with view

    Bear claw bathtub with view

  • Large backyard firepit

    Large backyard firepit

  • Closest visible neighbor.  The house was originally located up near this barn.

    Closest visible neighbor. The house was originally located up near this barn.

  • The barn (far right) before being moved down the hill and converted into a house

    The barn (far right) before being moved down the hill and converted into a house

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Barn
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