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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Whole house vacation rental. Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms, 2 full baths

Spacious country farmhouse, nestled in a valley surrounded by magnificent views of the Green mountains in Vermont & the rolling hills of Washington County, New York.

Offering the peace & quiet of a location on 100-acres of pristine woodlands with quick access to Dorset, VT for the Horse Show & Saratoga Springs, NY for the Race Track.

This house is the perfect family rental that is affordable or
a romantic get-a-way from it all for couples.

The property lends itself to very good turkey, grouse, woodcock and deer hunting.

Hike the groomed trails through the meadows as you look at the budding trees of spring or the changing colors of the leaves in autumn. Observe hawks flying in the upper forest or look for the abandoned outhouse that is the remnants of a hunting cabin.

Watch sunsets on the deck while enjoying a glass of wine with some award-winning local artisanal cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm in West Rupert, VT.
At night, build a fire in the wood-burning fireplace in the living room.

An up-to-date country kitchen/dining room is equipped with a 4-burner commercial-grade stove for your dining needs. The dining table seats 8 comfortably. Bose CD player is nearby.
The living room has a wood burning fireplace, flat screen Sat-TV/DVR player, and an upright piano.

There is Wi-Fi throughout for your living comfort after a long day.

There is a second Sat-TV in the reading room on the first floor.
A firewood supply is readily available for use in the fireplace & the wood-burning stove in the kitchen.

Master bedroom with en-suite bath is on 1st floor.
Second floor has 3 bedrooms- 1 King Bedroom; 1 single Twin Bedroom & 2 twin beds in Bedroom and one full bathroom.

Take a drive through the Green Mountains of Vermont to "leaf-peep" or meander over to "RSTaylor Brewery" in W. Hebron on Rt 30 & sample their craft beers.

Cut down your own Christmas tree at "Thomson's Tree" on Rt 22, going toward Granville.
Or go skiing at Willard Mt in Greenwich or Bromley in VT.

"Jacko's" in downtown Salem has breakfasts, sandwiches & is an old-fashioned ice cream soda shop.
"Steininger's" in downtown Salem has wonderful lunches w/wine & is open until 5pm.

Besides the locally owned and operated shops, there is shopping in Manchester at the designer outlets and the "Orvis" Flagship fly fishing store.
Do not miss "McCartee's Barn" in Salem or the "Cambridge Antique Center" in Cambridge for antiques and collectibles.

A hidden gem is the "Salem Art Works", affectionately called SAW, which offers courses in glassblowing & welding along with sculpture, painting & pottery. Don't miss the anagram kiln firing twice a year. Call 518-854-7674 for course dates and kiln firings.

For the fly fishermen, the legendary Battenkill River is only 3 miles away.
Within 5 miles surrounding Salem, there are 5 covered bridges.

Salem, NY's 1859 "Evergreen Cemetery" is the largest burial ground in the Northeast for Civil War soldiers & also, four direct descendants of John James Audubon, the great naturalist painter.



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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Parents are expected to supervise children at all ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Will consider on a case by case basis...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1-on first floor, en-suite to master bedroom w/walk-in shower Bathroom 2-on 2nd floor, shower over tub...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Full library in living room and current magazines...moreless

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Green mountains of Vermont ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Rolling hills and valleys of Washington County, NY. Excellet bird watching & hiking on the property in the spring when birds are migrating.58 species have been sighted. Great leaf peeping in the fall....moreless

  • Village:

    Located one mile outside of the quaint Town of Salem, NY....moreless

  • Water View:

    2 ponds visible from kitchen & deck, surrounded by wetlands of milkweed, thistle & various grasses. Home to many species of birds; such as Red-winged Blackbirds, Bluebirds, Herons, plus Bass & Carp....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large comfortable country farm table which seats 8, adjoining kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood-burning located in living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi throughout house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    in kitchen...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Located off kitchen...moreless

  • Golf:

    Three 18-hole courses with in a half hour drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Expansive lawn surrounding 2 ponds with perrenial flower beds near house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on porch outside of kitchen...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Willard Mountain is 30 minutes away in Greenwich, NY. Bromley Mountain is a 50 minute drive in VT....moreless

 

Reviews

4.7
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$300
$1,800 $4,000
Summer
Jun 4 - Sep 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$300
$1,900 $6,000
Fall
Sep 9 - Nov 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$275
$1,750 $4,000
Winter
Nov 18 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$325
$1,875 $4,500
Christmas
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$375
New Years
Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2018
3 night min stay
$400
Winter 2
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$300
$1,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $200

Notes:

Must be 25 yr or older. No smoking. Pets allowed on a case to case basis.


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

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany NY
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Salem Tavern; RS Taylor Brewery
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Scotch Hill, Scotch Hill Rd, Salem, NY
38 Miles
Nearest Train
Saratoga Springs NY
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County Rt 22
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Steininger's, Salem NY; Dorset Inn, Dorset VT
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Lauderdale, Lauderdale NY; Dorset Quarry, VT

Car: Necessary

The Washington County "Fiber Tour" will be held April 29 & 30 2017, 12 farms throughout Salem & its environs will be participating. Please come stay at our home and visit these locations to see several different types of fibers being spun; such as alpaca, lamb & angora. Watch the unique processes explained, while enjoying getting to know the animals that produce these yarns, only found in this neck of the woods.

Our property offers the peace and serenity of a wildlife sanctuary with quick access to Manchester, Vermont and Saratoga Springs, NY (only 40 minutes to either location in different diections) .

For history buffs, Salem NY cementary has the largest amount of Civil War graves in the area. Saratoga Springs is the site of many historic battles.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: The current owner has opened up the property to birders & other naturalists interested in hiking & exploring the natural wonders of the grounds following in the tradition of the former owner "Doc" Potter, local beloved veterinarian.

Why the Owner Chose Salem, NY, USA:
Originally, in the 1800's, the entire 100 acres was farmed. In the 1920's, a stream bisecting the farmland was overrun by beavers, who dammed the stream causing it to overflow into the surrounding area. In the 1970's, the naturalist owner, Doc Potter, a veterinarian, took this flooding as an opportunity to create a wetlands. Today, this beautiful marsh is home to the Great blue herons, kingfishers, mallards, otters & white-tailed deer. Milkweed, cat-of-nine tails, thistle (nijer) & many species of grasses are abundant.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The peace, quiet and serenity of the property. An old farmhouse, dating back to 1794, having only 5 owners yet, with all the updates of a 21st century home & not located on a main throughfare.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Overhead aerial view of property.

    Overhead aerial view of property.

  • View of house from Gillis Hill Lane

    View of house from Gillis Hill Lane

  • Reading room with Direct TV.  Wi-fi through out house

    Reading room with Direct TV. Wi-fi through out house

  • Dining room with view of Bass stocked pond

    Dining room with view of Bass stocked pond

  • 4-burner commercial stove in kitchen

    4-burner commercial stove in kitchen

  • 2 Twin beds on 2nd floor

    2 Twin beds on 2nd floor

  • King bedroom on 2nd floor

    King bedroom on 2nd floor

  • View of trail going up through the meadows. Hiking trails lead up to top ridge.

    View of trail going up through the meadows. Hiking trails lead up to top ridge.

  • View of smaller pond and wetlands from the deck off of the dining room

    View of smaller pond and wetlands from the deck off of the dining room

  • Fishing dock & bench next to Bass-stocked pond

    Fishing dock & bench next to Bass-stocked pond

  • Canoeing on small pond in autumn.

    Canoeing on small pond in autumn.

  • 250-year old barn where we store the firewood

    250-year old barn where we store the firewood

  • Living room with Direct TV, wood-burning fireplace & piano

    Living room with Direct TV, wood-burning fireplace & piano

  • View of dining room from kitchen with wood-burning stove & Bose CD player

    View of dining room from kitchen with wood-burning stove & Bose CD player

  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances

    Kitchen with stainless steel appliances

  • Queen bedroom with 
en-suite bathroom on 1st floor

    Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom on 1st floor

  • Twin bedroom on 2nd floor

    Twin bedroom on 2nd floor

  • Wetlands up close, home to many species of birds. Pond in background.

    Wetlands up close, home to many species of birds. Pond in background.

  • 200-year old maple tree off deck provides ample shade in summer

    200-year old maple tree off deck provides ample shade in summer

  • Lawn with pond & canoe in background

    Lawn with pond & canoe in background

  • Wooden rooster on barn by renowned local artist, Roy Egg.

    Wooden rooster on barn by renowned local artist, Roy Egg.

  • The quaint signpost in downtown Salem, NY.

    The quaint signpost in downtown Salem, NY.

  • Property in winter, looking down on barns and house from top ridge.

    Property in winter, looking down on barns and house from top ridge.

VRBO #644351

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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