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Family Gathering Spot Near All the Fun Vermont Activities. Sleeps 14.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Rambling family second home sleeps 16. Outdoor fire/grill area and pond.

Family retreat located near Burlington, VT. While within 30 minutes of Burlington, skiing and many other attractions, Simpson's High Meadow is located at the end of an unpaved well maintained road with complete privacy. There is an outdoor cooking pavilion with outdoor sink and toilet (accessible during the warmer months). This is adjacent to the swimming pond and connects to a gas heated one room post and beam cabin with sleeping loft and fire place (sleeps 6). Connected to this cabin by a breeze way, is a newer post and beam home with master bedroom, twin bedroom, sleeping loft with queen and double beds, fold out couch in basement, and a full bath (10 sleeping spots total). The cabin next to main house is heated but suitable for 'sleeping only' on the coldest nights in winter. The main house is fully heated and insulated and can be kept toasty warm with cast iron gas stove. There are ample flat areas for camping if desired, along with room for volleyball, soccer, etc.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside is allowed as long as disposed of properly....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Sleeping Loft: 1 queen, 1 double

    Approximately 20x45 area open to living space below....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Sitting area with walk in closet. Room for crib....moreless

  • Attached Cabin: 4 twin/ single


  • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Basement: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Un-finished cement floor but warm and dry. ...moreless

  • Cost for camping for additional guests can be negotiated.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom Main House: toilet, shower

    Sink/toilet/shower in one room. Sink and laundry in other....moreless

  • Outdoor Shower: shower


  • Pavillion: toilet

    For warm weather use or with 'bucket flush' in Winter...moreless

  • Sink as well in Pavillion

Other Amenities

  • Groceries are available at a country store about 15 minutes away in Jericho Center. There is a full grocery store in Richmond, about a 20 minute drive....moreless


  • Books
  • Game Room:

    Ping Pong Table in basement....moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo:

    Cable for music players....moreless

  • Television:

    Over air HD signal, or via internet with your computer and HDMI or other cable (cable to be provided by renter)...moreless

  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views north to Mount Mansfield and Bolton Mountain....moreless

  • Rural:

    Very private setting with only neighbors in view 1000+ yards across the valley....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Well maintained spring and stream-fed swimming pond with dock, canoe, rowboat, water toys, frogs etc....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats six comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Open fire place in Bunk House, cast iron gas stove in main house....moreless

  • Garage:

    Room for one car in detached garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Seats six comfortably. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    No long distance service....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and regular drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Four burner gas stove, fridge in kitchen, basement and garage. dishwasher. 'Cooks kitchen' with most tools, including food processor, and microwave....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Any food items left are free to be used by guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is an extra refrigerator in basement and garage....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    One plus acre open flat area for games of all sorts....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane provided....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross country skiing out the door or at nearby resorts....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Noodles and other water toys....moreless



from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
  • Tax Rate 9%


Above rates are for up to 8 overnight guests. Add $100/night for 9-14 guests. If you would like to have more (camping?) please ask.

Mountain biking or use of other wheeled vehicles is not permitted on the property other than on the driveway. Use of firearms (including archery) hunting or use of paintball guns is also not permitted.

One possible drawback for some might be a nearby Vermont National Guard range that produces occasional noise from small arms and other military exercises. Thanks for your interest.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International (BTV)
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kitchen Table
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
West Bolton
12 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 89
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bolton Valley
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Champlain

Car: Necessary

While located in a very private location, Simpson’s High Meadow is within 30 minutes of Burlington’s City Center and Lake Champlain, Smugglers Notch Ski Area, Bolton Valley Ski Area, Ben and Jerry’s factory tours, the home of the number one rated beer in the US and several fine dining locations. Within 45 minutes are Stowe, Sugarbush and Mad River Ski Area’s. Access to the Long Trail and many other hiking and snowshoe routes are available within the property or within a short drive. West Bolton Golf course is a five minute drive.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1964

About: Originally purchased by Bart and Marge Simpson (really!), Simpson's High Meadow is now run by the second generation and their families.

Why Bolton, VT, USA:
This retreat is designed for families to relax together. In the warmer months parents can gather around the outdoor fireplace hang-out by the fire or on the dock while the kids play in the pond or the field, all within view. In the winter, the pond can be flooded for skating and there are steep hills nearby for the construction of 'toboggan runs,' while the younger kids stay warm by the outdoor fireplace near the cabin.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Most comment on the beauty of the view, the layout of pond, cabin and home, and the privacy.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Fireplace in old cabin.

    Fireplace in old cabin.

  • Living room of main house. Cast iron gas stove.

    Living room of main house. Cast iron gas stove.

  • View North of Mt Mansfield from fire pit.

    View North of Mt Mansfield from fire pit.

  • Looking down to kitchen from sleeping loft.

    Looking down to kitchen from sleeping loft.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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