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Spacious Post & Beam Home with Stunning Mountain Views!

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Sunny south side of Sweet Mountain Retreat with the cliffs beyond. Walkout basement TV/game room to patio and lawn.

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Post & Beam four level home with open floor plan in a sunny south-facing meadow

This 10+ acre private property is surrounded by gorgeous mountain, meadow, and forest views. The finished basement has a large TV/game room and walkout door to the outdoor stone patio and lawns. A gourmet kitchen and breakfast bar, dining room, living room, private bedroom with double bed, half-bath, porch, and large outdoor deck are on first level. A master bedroom with queen bed and large closets; two bedrooms, each with twin beds and closet; a full bathroom with deep porcelain tub, oversize custom tiled shower, and custom maple vanity comprise the second level. A ship's ladder provides access to the third level loft with hammock and built-in shelves and drawers.

The house is provided the best tasting and naturally cold water in all of Vermont from a deep bedrock well with a prolific yield.

The topmost ski lifts for Mad River Glen, Sugarbush North (Mount Ellen), and Sugarbush South (Lincoln Peak) are visible on the mountaintop ridge to the east. The Long Trail, a 275-mile hiking trail that extends the length of Vermont, from Massachusetts in the south to Canada in the north, crests the ridge and is accessed via the Jerusalem Trail, within walking distance.


The hardwood forest on and surrounding the property provides wonderful walking, hiking, and snowshoeing opportunities on woods roads, paths, and well-traveled deer trails. A mountain stream and Hallock Brook flow through the property. Mountain-biking can be had on the many dirt roads and trails in the vicinity. Road bicycling is very popular on nearby Route 17 and the Champlain Valley to the west.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/22/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years young...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children require supervision in the loft area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Twin Bedroom 1 - Second Level: 2 twin/ single

    160 sq. ft., closet, drawers under beds....moreless

  • Twin Bedroom 2 - Second Level: 2 twin/ single

    160 sq. ft., closet, drawers under beds....moreless

  • First level bedroom: 1 double

    160 sq. ft., desk with chair, chest of drawers....moreless

  • Master Bedroom - Second Level: 1 queen

    380 sq. ft., 2 closets, chest of drawers, door to full bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Half Bathroom - First Level: toilet

    Toilet and sink, pocket door access....moreless

  • Full Bathroom - Second Level: toilet, tub, shower

    160 sq. ft., sink, deep porcelain tub, tile shower....moreless

  • Large Outdoor Shower (Seasonal): outdoor shower

    First level, on outside deck, shower and hand spray, seat...moreless

  • The finest tasting water in Vermont is provided to the house from a deep bedrock well on the property that taps a naturally cool and clean aquifer. Leave your bottled water at home since you cannot get enough of the high quality water!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many books of varied genres available for adults and children in bookshelves throughout the house....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Finished basement TV & game room has Foosball and darts, two leather lounge chairs and a leather couch, tables and chairs....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games for children and adults....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    12-CD stereo player with indoor speakers...moreless

  • Television:

    48-inch HDTV in finished basement...moreless

  • Toys:

    Assorted toys available for children ages 5 and older (Beware some small pieces!!)....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Nearby the small quaint villages of Bristol, Middlebury, Warren and Waitsfield offer world-class dining and shopping options....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular panoramic views of the north-south spine of the Green Mountains, including summit lifts of Mad River Glen, Sugarbush's Mt. Ellen, and Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak....moreless

  • Resort:

    Sugarbush Resort is located 25 minutes away and offers year-round sports activities including skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, golf, and zip-lining....moreless

  • Rural:

    Very private 10 acres including grassy open meadow and serene woods with cool mountain stream and Baldwin Creek waters....moreless

  • Village:

    Small country stores stocked with Vermont-made products, baked goods, snacks, beer & wine, and other delicious treats are located in Jerusalem (5 minutes) and Lincoln (15 minutes)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two slate top cherry tables that seat 8 people with 8 oak windsor-style chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Kenmore front-loading propane-fired dryer in the basement....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane-fired furnace in the basement provides hot water heating via baseboard in the basement and second levels, and radiant heating in the floor on the first level....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, and blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room (380 sq. ft.) with sofa, coffee table, cherry side tables, floor lamps, rocking chairs, and bookshelves....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample off-street parking is available outside....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline for local telephone calls only. Long-distance calls will require a calling card....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, washcloths, and kitchen towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Kenmore front-loading washing machine in the basement....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup stainless steel Cuisinart drip coffee maker, coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Typical settings for 8 (minimum), including serving utensils, cooking utensils, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Large KitchenAid Dishwasher with several wash cycle settings...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with spacious countertops, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, double basin sink, mixer...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large KitchenAid microwave with turntable and range hood direct-vented to house exterior...moreless

  • Oven:

    Large KitchenAid oven with propane gas oven, convection and regular...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, sugar, flour, salt, pepper, some condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large KitchenAid Refrigerator with lower freezer compartment...moreless

  • Stove:

    KitchenAid Stove propane gas range with cast iron top and four burners...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice stainless steel...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor 400 sq. ft. deck on north (entry) side of house, with views to the mountains, cliffs, and woods. A stone patio outside the basement door has views of the mountains, lawn, and woods....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very large open lawn spaces surround the house and afford lawn games such as horseshoes, volleyball, croquet, and bocce....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor 4-burner propane grill. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Downhill skiing at Mad River Glen is a 15 minute ride over AppGap, while Sugarbush is a 20 minute ride. Cross-country skiing out the door in the meadow and woods, or to Blueberry Hill is 35 minutes....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 5 - Apr 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
$2,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$475

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mary's At Baldwin Creek, Bristol
28 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY Ferry, Charlotte
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rocky Ridge Golf, Williston
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Essex Junction
26 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 89, Exit 9, Middlesex
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mary's At Baldwin Creek, Bristol
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mad River Glen, Fayston
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Button Bay, Lake Champlain

Car: Necessary

Spacious 4-bedroom Post & Beam vacation home on 10+ private acres with spectacular 270-degree views of the high mountains and nearby cliffs. Located on a south-facing open meadow hillside, there is plenty of warm sunshine and privacy due to surrounding woods and forest. Close to skiing, snowboarding, and recreational activities at Mad River Glen and Sugarbush, walking and hiking trails, solitude, swimming, exploring, and fishing. At an elevation of 1,500-feet the winter snows beckon X-C skiing and snowshoeing, and sledding for the kids (and big 'kids') outside the doors on the hillside. A cool mountain stream with wooded banks attracts wildlife including fox, grouse, woodchuck, whitetail deer, black bear, moose, coy-dogs, and birds. The lush verdant meadow and quiet woods of spring and summer are perfect for outdoor walks, relaxing, hiking, and exploring the natural areas and villages of Lincoln, Starksboro, Bristol and Waitsfield. Bright fall foliage colors of reds, oranges, and yellows, are unsurpassed, with the nearby hiking trails offering colorful distant views from the many open peaks and lookout vantages.

Nearby villages of Bristol and Middlebury offer shopping and a myriad of restaurants to enjoy. The Jerusalem Corners Country Store is 2 minutes away for maple syrup, groceries, fuel, snacks, beer & wine, and more!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: A lover of the outdoors, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fishing, entertaining, and relaxing, I moved back to Vermont following College and have an established professional career as a Hydrogeologist.

Why the Owner Chose Starksboro, VT, USA:
The quiet beauty and spectacular views attracted me to the undeveloped property during a walk with a friend in 1991. A few weeks later the 10+ acre property was listed for sale, and so was purchased in 1992 and developed with the Post & Beam home in 1993. I welcome you to enjoy the peace and quiet beauty of my mountain retreat.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
With plenty of privacy and quiet, and the ever-changing seasonal mountain views, sunrises, and alpenglow sunsets, Sweet Mountain Retreat offers many nearby amenities as well. The bustling fun, excitement, and beauty of Burlington and its waterfront is a short drive to the north. Wintertime skiing and snowboarding, shopping and exploring, is a short ride over the mountain (Route 17 & AppGap) in Waitsfield, Warren, and Waterbury Cultural and social events exist throughout the Champlain Valley, including world-class restaurants (Mary's at Baldwin Creek, Tourterelle, Black Sheep Bistro, Bearded Frog...), concerts, opera, the world-famous Shelburne Museum, and many fine establishments for creative and unique shopping events. Vermont is widely known for wonderfully creative breweries, and many of the best are located here in Addison County and nearby: Drop-In Brewing, Otter Creek Brewing, Wolaver's, Lawson's Finest Liquids, Alchemist Brewing, The Shed Brewery, Magic Hat Brewing Co., Fiddlehead Brewing, Switchback Brewing, Vermont Pub and Brewery, and many more. Lincoln Peak Winery and the home of Woodchuck Hard Cider is nearby in Middlebury.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/22/2016

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Photos

  • Sunny south side of Sweet Mountain Retreat with the cliffs beyond.  Walkout basement TV/game room to patio and lawn.

    Sunny south side of Sweet Mountain Retreat with the cliffs beyond. Walkout basement TV/game room to patio and lawn.

  • View of South Starksboro from nearby cliffs.  The Sweet Mountain Retreat house is in the open meadow at the lower right.

    View of South Starksboro from nearby cliffs. The Sweet Mountain Retreat house is in the open meadow at the lower right.

  • Side view of the house and outdoor patio on a glorious Summer afternoon.

    Side view of the house and outdoor patio on a glorious Summer afternoon.

  • Breakfast bar and fully equipped kitchen.

    Breakfast bar and fully equipped kitchen.

  • Finished basement with TV and game room, walk-out onto patio.

    Finished basement with TV and game room, walk-out onto patio.

  • Suspended rope chair and view out the Master Bedroom window.

    Suspended rope chair and view out the Master Bedroom window.

  • Loft room for relaxing and reading.

    Loft room for relaxing and reading.

  • First floor bedroom.

    First floor bedroom.

  • Second floor bedroom with twin beds.

    Second floor bedroom with twin beds.

  • Nearby Lake Champlain offers kayaking, boating, and swimming activities.

    Nearby Lake Champlain offers kayaking, boating, and swimming activities.

  • Downtown Bristol, only 15 minutes away, offers wonderful shopping and delicious eating experiences.

    Downtown Bristol, only 15 minutes away, offers wonderful shopping and delicious eating experiences.

  • Atop Camel's Hump accessed via the nearby Burrow's Trail.

    Atop Camel's Hump accessed via the nearby Burrow's Trail.

  • Alpenglow on the flanks of Mount Ellen, side lawn, and outdoor shower on the deck.

    Alpenglow on the flanks of Mount Ellen, side lawn, and outdoor shower on the deck.

  • Sledding and X-C skiing on the sloping lawn in the Winter, croquet and relaxing in the sun during the Summer.  Plenty of privacy surround.

    Sledding and X-C skiing on the sloping lawn in the Winter, croquet and relaxing in the sun during the Summer. Plenty of privacy surround.

  • Slate dining table and side entrance.  Wonderful solar insolation during the Winter and mountain breezes in the Summer.

    Slate dining table and side entrance. Wonderful solar insolation during the Winter and mountain breezes in the Summer.

  • Walkout basement door and stone patio affords beautiful Summer views and relaxation.

    Walkout basement door and stone patio affords beautiful Summer views and relaxation.

  • Trail around the meadow offers peaceful views of Mount Abraham and Sugarbush South's Lincoln Peak.

    Trail around the meadow offers peaceful views of Mount Abraham and Sugarbush South's Lincoln Peak.

  • Large Master Bedroom with mountain views.

    Large Master Bedroom with mountain views.

  • A visiting Luna Moth on a warm Summer day.

    A visiting Luna Moth on a warm Summer day.

  • Side window view of foliage colors from the Master Bedroom.

    Side window view of foliage colors from the Master Bedroom.

  • Foliage in nearby Lincoln, Vermont with Mount Abraham's summit beyond.

    Foliage in nearby Lincoln, Vermont with Mount Abraham's summit beyond.

  • Fantastic snowboarding and skiing on Rim Run trail atop Sugarbush North's Mount Ellen.

    Fantastic snowboarding and skiing on Rim Run trail atop Sugarbush North's Mount Ellen.

  • Atop Mount Abraham via the nearby Long Trail.

    Atop Mount Abraham via the nearby Long Trail.

  • Colorful early morning sunrise over Mount Ellen.

    Colorful early morning sunrise over Mount Ellen.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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