“Alcorn Heights” Create some great summer memories with family and friends surrounded by 360 degree spectacular views in all directions from every window of this meticulously built, custom 5800 square foot Post and Beam home. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Vermont Mountains and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Do some day hiking up one of the local mountains, river tubing along the White River and the Tweed River, visit nearby nature museums and historical points, and take a swim in Barnard's Silver Lake. Situated on 20 Acres, this home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 half baths. Private setting surrounded by hundreds of acres of undeveloped wilderness land, yet close to amenities including Barnard’s Silver Lake, a short drive to Woodstock, Killington, Central Vermont ski areas, and the Green Mountain range. Craftsman finishes include ash and hickory floors, butternut cabinets, knotty alder custom interior doors, six-person hot tub spa complete with shower. Exercise room, fabulous kitchen, & several areas to spread out and relax. Bonus Media room with ping pong table, bar area, and games. Great outdoor decks for entertaining with grill. Sleeps 8-10 people with 2 extra futons in bonus room. As a consideration to the comfort and preference of the majority of our guests this is a no smoking home and we cannot accommodate pets. Close to I-89 access and a comfortable commute from the Boston, New York City area, and New England States. To get a better view of the home via Google maps; enter longitude and lattitude 43.768936,-72.673070 into the search bar. Available for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter rentals.
- House5800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Min Stay3 nights
Meticulous Post & Beam Home with breathtaking views.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 18, 2018
About Deb Powell
This spectacular property was purchased in 1986 with the hope of 360 degree views from the top of the property. The "barnhouse" was built in 2001 and was used for years as family retreat, with breathtaking views to the east, and is currently the caretaker's residence. Actual construction of Alcorn Heights began in 2005, with the clearing of the land and foundation excavation. The foundation was poured in 2006. Site work continued through July of 2007 when the actual first floor deck was constructed and the timberframe construction began. By fall, the home was tight to the weather. Construction continued through 2008 with interior fixtures and details completed on March 9, 2009. Our family's history abounds throughout the different themes, corridors, and corners of the home.
Deb Powell purchased this House in 1986
Why Deb Powell chose Barnard
True 360 degree views have been created for this site by carefully opening view windows of the peaceful surroundings and spectacular views. We carried the natural surroundings to the inside of this property so no one feels a separation between the two. Choosing clean lines and organically inspired design elements makes the inside of this home as tranquil and naturally elegant as the views surrounding it. The final furnishings are intended to make this home a fun place to enjoy family and friends!
What makes this House unique
* True 360 degree spectacular mountain top panorama! * Site of the former Alcorn Tower... ...hence the name Alcorn Heights * Handsome timberframe contemporary - Upscale finishes and styles * 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 6 person hot tub * 20 acres surrounded by thousands of acres of state forest land * A rare site. A special opportunity!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This property had amazing views and beautifully furnished and built. Will definitely return
This home is like a piece of heaven! Craftsmanship and views are Fabulous!
Every window has an outstanding view! This is our second stay. We love it! An addiction!
We love all the places to shower, in the morning, as well hahaha!! My favorite shower is the rainfall shower by the hot tub!
It took us a half an hour just to snowshoe around the property and the little path-like areas. Such DEEP snow!
Family game time in the HUGE family room was wonderful!!
There were plenty of places, in this home, for everyone to find a quiet corner.
Beautiful views to wake up to!
Thank you Rick for sharing your piece of heaven!!
-Kristin and Peter Wells
Fantastic mountaintop home with beautiful views
Our two families, with 4 teenage girls, loved the home, hot tub and the views. We enjoyed the fireplace, played plenty of board games, watched the olympics, and in olympic spirit had a ping-pong tournament that we'll remember for a long-time. It was a short drive to get to a couple of fun ski mountains. The kitchen is very well equipped and so we made dinners most nights.
The one drawback was due to weather. In mid-February, the mid-60's temps caused the roads leading to the house to be a muddy soupy mess. It made the trip to and from the house a bit unnerving at times. The driveway was far better maintained than the roads. As the owner lists, a 4WD vehicle is likely best when mud season rolls around.
The house is absolutely beautiful. We stayed for my sister's 30th birthday weekend, 7 adults and 2 toddlers and had more than enough space to stay and for the toddlers to run around in. The game room was a lifesaver with the kids, and the ping pong table was a fun bonus. The views from the house are fantastic, and we can't say enough good things about the house itself. (Heated bathroom floors, the awesome kitchen, the hot tub!!) The beds were comfortable, everything was clean, and we felt at home almost immediately. The town of Barnard is very small, but had everything we needed. Only took 30 minutes to get to Pico Mountain to ski, and only about 15 to 20 mins to get to Woodstock to walk around and visit the inn for the spa (also recommended!) They are not kidding when they say the driveway is steep though. We had a land rover and had no problem going up and down the driveway, but don't ignore the 4wd car advice if traveling in the winter. We would recommend Alcorn Heights to anyone, and hope we are able to return someday.
This house is amazing! Absolutely stunning interior, only outdone by the views out every window!
This house is amazing! Absolutely stunning interior, only outdone by the views out every window! The windows are so big and numerous that even indoors you feel part of the outdoors.
Excellent across the board.
This property exceeded all our expectations. Among many lovely features, the exquisite views, landscaped grounds and layout of the kitchen were highlights. The "bonus" room was also a family favorite. Furnishings and fixtures are of extremely high quality. Our AWD vehicles handled the short steep sections of the driveway without difficulty, even after rain. We'd love to experience this property during foliage season and in winter. Communications from owner and manager were prompt and comprehensive.
Close to Silver Lake State Park with beach, swimming, BBQ & Picnic areas, Volleyball, Paddle Boarding, Paddle Boats, and Canoes to rent, & concession stand. Tennis courts at the Barnard Academy school or the Woodstock Fitness & Racquet Club. Golf at Woodstock Country Club, Quechee, Killington, or Montague Golf Club. Fishing or Fly fishing. River Tubing, biking, Hike the Long Trail or Appalachian Trails. Antique shopping, Shopping in Village of Woodstock, & movie theaters including drive-in theater in Randolph, restaurants and Billings Farm & Museum. Roller Coaster at Killington.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Absolutely no smoking. Any additional cleaning will be deducted from security deposit. No pets. Property is for sale and guest will allow showings with 24 hour notice from listing agency. Toll free calls included. Any Non- toll free calls are the responsibility of the guest to pay in full.