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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Whole house vacation rental. Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms, 2 full baths
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 color 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 Pumpkin Ale.
Cut down your own Christmas tree at "Thomson's Tree" on Rt22, going toward Granville.
"Jacko's" in downtown Salem has sandwiches & is an old-fashioned 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
- Chateau / Country House
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Rolling hills and valleys of Washington County, NY. Super 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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 4 - Sep 8, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 9 - Nov 16, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Pet Fee $200
- Cleaning fee $150
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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Our property offers peace and serenity of a wildlife sanctuary with access to Manchester Vermont and Saratoga Springs NY (only 45 minutes either direction) .
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, New York, United States of America:
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.
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Wood-burning fireplace in Living room
Property in winter, looking down on barns and house from top ridge
Living room with Direct TV, wood-burning fireplace & piano
View of dining room from kitchen with wood-burning stove & Bose CD player
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom on 1st floor
Twin bedroom on 2nd floor
250-year old barn where we store the firewood
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
Canoeing on one of the ponds
Roy Egg Rooster in snow
Farm House while snowing
Overhead aerial view of property.
Reading room with Direct TV. Wi-fi through out house
Dining room with view of Bass stocked pond
4-burner commercial stove in kitchen
2 Twin beds on 2nd floor
King bedroom on 2nd floor
Wetlands up close, home to many species of birds. Pond in background.
200-year old maple tree off deck provides ample shade in summer
Lawn with pond & canoe in background
Fishing dock & bench next to Bass-stocked pond
Downtown Salem, NY
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 12, 2017
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