Spacious Post & Beam Home with Stunning Mountain Views!(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- 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
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.
Member since: 2013
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 5 - Apr 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 4 - Jun 12, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 5 - Dec 11, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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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!
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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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.
Side view of the house and outdoor patio on a glorious Summer afternoon.
Breakfast bar and fully equipped kitchen.
Finished basement with TV and game room, walk-out onto patio.
Suspended rope chair and view out the Master Bedroom window.
Loft room for relaxing and reading.
First floor bedroom.
Second floor bedroom with twin beds.
Nearby Lake Champlain offers kayaking, boating, and swimming activities.
Downtown Bristol, only 15 minutes away, offers wonderful shopping and delicious eating experiences.
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.
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.
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.
Large Master Bedroom with mountain views.
A visiting Luna Moth on a warm Summer day.
Side window view of foliage colors from the Master Bedroom.
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.
Atop Mount Abraham via the nearby Long Trail.
Colorful early morning sunrise over Mount Ellen.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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