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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2 to 4

High Shelter Farm is a 295-acre property offering complete privacy from the road, lovely views of Mount Ascutney, and on-site hosts to your Vermont vacation. The guest apartment is the ground floor of the farmhouse; your hosts live on the upper floors.

The four-room guest apartment is 1200 square feet, with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Relax and get lost in the hammock under the sugar maples. The comfortable apartment has everything you could possibly need, just bring your toothbrush! Fully equipped sunny kitchen, high thread count linens, king-sized bed, private patio, grill and firepit. Washer and dryer, guide books to the area, a DVD library provided.

Continually being updated, our bright sunny rental has a huge jetted tub for relaxing, a wood stove for chilly evenings, and the charm of Vermont-made furnishings and artwork.

Swimming pool is open all summer and is shared with the main house. Pond and stream on property. Enjoy the flowers in the garden, pour our maple syrup on your breakfast pancakes, build a fire in the woodstove, walk down a dirt road to the beaver pond and watch the bitterns fish. When you have finished rusticating, enjoy the excellent cell phone reception, high speed DSL, 200 TV channels, and central heat and air conditioning.

In 10 minutes by car, you can be picnicking by a covered bridge, canoeing the Connecticut River, playing golf at the Crown Point Club, picking fruit in season at Wellwood Orchard, or hiking Mount Ascutney trails. 30 minutes from Okemo for skiing; 40 minutes from Woodstock, VT and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park; 30 minutes from Dartmouth College, 20 minutes from St. Gaudens National Park in Cornish, NH.

A pet (cat or dog) is welcome.

This is a non-smoking home. Smoking outside on the patio only.

Due to the presence of a swimming pool, children must be 10 years of age or older and able to swim to stay during the pool season (May through September).

More Details

Owner
Grace Knight
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Grace Knight

Your hosts are Randolph and Grace Knight. Growing up outside New York City, Grace's favorite part of the year was vacation visits to her grandparents, aunts, and cousins who lived in Vermont. As soon as she could move to Vermont, she did. Randolph grew up in Florida, but has loved Vermont since his first visit in 1985. The Knights live at High Shelter year round. They enjoy the outdoors, gardening, and travel. When they travel, they always stay at a vacation rental! They look forward to sharing their special part of Vermont with you.

Grace Knight purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Grace Knight chose Weathersfield

Peace, privacy, and the feel that this is the real Vermont. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland, nature is at our doorstep. But, we are so close to major resort areas (Woodstock, Hanover, Sunapee, Manchester) with their cultural opportunities and retail stores. We are situated between Vermont's only National Park--the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Historic Site in Woodstock, and New Hampshire's only National Park--St. Gauden's in Cornish, NH. Less than 4 miles from the Interstate exit, we are easy to find.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Knights live here, but completely respect visitors' privacy and need for peace. If visitors need suggestions of things to do, directions to their day's destination, or help with a maintenance issue, the hosts are right there. Because we live on-site, the apartment is always impeccably maintained and completely stocked.

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Lebanon, NH
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Harpoon Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Crown Point Country Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak at Claremont, NH
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interstate 91 VT Exit 8
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Inn at Weathersfield
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Stoughton Pond
Car: necessary

In Weathersfield, VT (Postal address Perkinsville). 3 1/2 miles from Exit 8 of Interstate 91. All the charm of a dirt road with privacy, quiet, and forest and mountain views. But close to civilization. Grocery stores, restaurants for both fine and casual dining, 2 movie theatres are just a 15 minute drive. Thirty minutes to Okemo for skiing, forty minutes to Woodstock, VT. 30 minutes to Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

Amenities

Weathersfield Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with double sinks, large 2-person jetted tub, and separate shower stall.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size leather sleep sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
5

Beautiful Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at High Shelter Farm was everything we hoped it would be. The hosts are gracious, the apartment is spotless, and the area is absolutely beautiful. There are clearly marked hiking trails on the huge wooded property and we enjoyed walking in the peacefulness of the woods. We spent the evenings reading, listening to music and watching the stars. Overall, an entirely restful, peaceful and enjoyable stay. We’ve traveled a lot and stayed in a lot of places, and this is one of the best – can’t recommend it highly enough. Thank you, Grace and Randy.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greatness Through and Through

  • 5 of 5

Grace and Dr. Knight were consummate hosts, outgoing and helpful, eager to take good care of us. The scenery is A-1, perfect. We were there to see foliage, but hated leaving this place. One day we cut our sightseeing short, just so we could sit in the Adirondack chairs and take in the scenery and the silence at High Shelter.

So do it. You'll love the comforts and accommodations. You'll love Grace and Randolph. You'll love a view of Vermont that few get to see. Don't cheat yourself.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful setting. Friendly welcome. Very comfortable accommodation. I could live there!

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing setting. Trails to walk are available on site. We loved the large kitchen/dining area. There was a generous den area with comfortable seating and a table for cards, puzzles. The bedroom had a king size bed plently of room along with lots of closet space. Lots of windows and light in the whole area including kitchen. The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub and large seperate shower. There were maps and pamphlets of things to do. The pool had been closed for the season so we didnt get to try that.

We were there to enjoy the leaves and relax. Our three days went quickly.

We really enjoyed our time there and will stay longer the next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Special Property

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a real slice of Vermont country this is the place for you. It is spacious, well furnished, and located in a truly picturesque setting. Not only are the views great, but the property itself is remarkable. The owners made available a Polaris 4-wheel vehicle for us to ride around, and they've cut trails which show the property at its best.

Each of the three rooms are large and well furnished, including the kitchen which is fully equipped. The bathroom is large and well appointed - two sinks, a whirlpool tub, and large walk-in shower. Additionally, if the weather is appropriate, there is a very nice patio with comfortable seating and a nice grill. The kitchen has lots of glass looking out on a beautiful garden and there is a small herb garden right outside the kitchen door.

The owners are resident on the property and could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We had only a couple of minor issues and they were quickly addressed and resolved.

A bonus is the two resident dogs. They are friendly and well behaved, and truly seem to enjoy spending time with the guests.

A couple of considerations: Access to the apartment is about 40-50 yards from the parking area, down a grassy slope. If the weather is inclement or the renter has mobility issues it could be a problem. The other is that part of the charm of the place is that it is remote. The downside of that is that it takes a while to get to many of Vermont's attractions, but if you live in a city or suburb and are looking for a secluded, beautiful retreat, I can't imagine a better place.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My only complaint was that we were in Vermont for my son's wedding at a nearby venue and did not have time to spend at this wonderful location....especially walking the trails.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurie, I hope to see you and Rodger back to walk the trails, especially now that you have family in the area! Hope your family wedding weekend was everything that the couple dreamed of.
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Beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5

Their gorgeous property and clean and comfortable accommodations were perfect for our late summer weekend getaway with an infant. Thanks for a great visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pet fee is $50 for one pet; $100 for two pets. If guest stays more than 7 days, the pet fee is a weekly recurring fee. Children under the age of 10 stay with parents for free. Children 10 and up incur the $20 per night fee for additional guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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