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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer

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


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

Grace Knight
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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 Ascutney

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.


Weathersfield Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with double sinks, large 2-person jetted tub, and separate shower stall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size leather sleep sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • 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


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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge MA

A wondrous place of beauty. Lovely property. Beautiful and comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Six miles of trails right on the property plus a pond (and a pool). A panoramic view of the mountains. Everything in the home functioned perfectly and the furniture is both comfortable and lovely to look at. And I haven't even mentioned Grace -- a person I would choose (if I could) as a friend and neighbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better vacation! Grace was amazing as was the house, pool and property! We can't wait to go back next summer!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Sterling, MA

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place in Vermont. Quiet, on top of the world with a view of Ascutney that is truly worth the visit. Grace's gardens, her two dogs, and the spotless and charming apartment are all welcoming. It takes a lot to instantly relax but this place should set you right into decompression mode. A great launching pad for hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing but best of all just waking up to one of the most gorgeous views around. It's a go back place for sure. Grace and Randy & the pups deserve five stars and more!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Definetly going back!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the High Shelter Farm was one of the best experiences of my life. The property was more beautiful than words and the forest trails surrounding were awesome to walk; especially with the dogs. The pups were one of my favorite parts of the experience.

Overall, the High Shelter Farm is a great vacation spot and I am definetly hoping to come back next year. From Noelle, age 11

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful escape!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our long weekend at High Shelter Farm. It was the perfect getaway from the city. Grace and Randy were great hosts, very attentive yet discreet. They were also very accomodating with our dog who got along quite well with their two dogs. There is a lot to discover in the area but we mostly enjoyed staying on site and relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. Many thanks again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

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.