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Luxury Country House On 40 Acres of Private Land - Near Stratton Mountain Skiing

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Luxury Country House On 40 Acres of Private Land - Near Stratton Mountain Skiing

Wyvernel cabin is located on 40 acres of private woodlands, with private drive and streams going thru the front of the property. Located in the quiet town of Shaftsbury, Vermont, the plot is surrounded by Green Mountain National Reserve and is walking distance of lake Shaftsbury.

The property is 25 minutes away from ski mountains (Stratton Mountain, Bromley, Okemo, Magic Mountain, etc... ), outlet shops, country shops and the near by Bennington offers all the comforts of cinemas, supermarkets, shops and the famous covered bridges. The surrounding areas offer bike paths, hiking paths, canoeing, fishing, skiing, hunting, shooting ranges, horseback riding, incredible views and nearby neighbors like the farm set for the movie "Baby Boom" or the director to "Back to the Future".

The cabin was completely renovated in 2012 and boasts modern glass shower and fixtures, new stainless steel kitchen appliances with granite tops. Open plan living areas, new 800 sqf. of deck, centralized heating and a huge stone fireplace.

Beds available:

1 Queen Bed ( Master Bedroom )

1 Twin Bed ( Second floor Bedroom )

1 Double Bed ( Second floor Bedroom )

*Complimentary firewood is offered for use during your stay.

*On call Property Manager

More Details

Owner
Lizzie and Carlos
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Lizzie and Carlos

I'm a Consultant for Non Profits, who loves nature, am always ready for the adventure of travel, I deeply enjoy the peacefulness of Yoga and am always hungry for the great food my husband cooks. He is Spanish and boy can he cook!

Lizzie and Carlos purchased this house in 2009

Why Lizzie and Carlos chose Vermont

The property was passed down to me from family and has been mutual project for my husband and I. We have worked on and cared for every detail of our house. It's a great place to disconnect and enjoy your surroundings. And though most people go for the peace and quiet, there is also so much to offer in the area and in Vermont in general. From the adrenaline seekers that want to ski, hike or paraglide, the layer back type that just want to read a Robert Frost's compilation in front of the huge fireplace at the house (and we are really near where he once lived, so we were technically neighbours.)

What makes this house unique

We have 40 Acres of land that give you endless possibilities to walk around a wonderful nature filled area. Every season is different, but all incredibly beautiful. We love to relax in the Hot Tub, get cozy in front of the fire pit with friends or go to many of the local restaurants that offer great quality food. Or maybe you want to stay in, everything in the house is designed for confort. We totally remodeled the house in 2013, so everything is new, clean and updated. Like I said my husband loves to cook, so the kitchen is fully stocked with anything you may need. For the Tv lovers we have a large 65'' TV, with cable and good internet thru out the house. All the linens are soft cotton and goose down so you get that well needed sleep to carry out your adventures the next day. We also have some of the loveliest farms around that offer great local season products from strawberries, amazing Vermont cheese, prime angus steaks or maybe some real free range chicken eggs bought from one of our nearby neighbours. We are here to help you have the experience you want, just let us know and we will make it happen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

By Lisa (Boston, MA USA)

Loved our stay is this beautiful and cozy cabin. Stayed with a group of friends. The drive from Boston is absolutely beautiful through the mountains and the cabin itself is located in a very private location in Shaftsbury VT. It is a short drive from Stratton Mountain where we enjoyed some great skiing. Also, in the area is Manchester where you can do some serious shopping at the outlets or grab some dinner/drinks at one of the many restaurants in the area. The kitchen in the cabin has everything that you need to cook in as well as use the grill which is what we did so we went to the local supermarket (Price Chopper) in Bennington which is really close by and enjoyed our dinners by the warm fireplace in the heart of the cabin. I loved sleeping in the loft bedroom because of all the windows surrounding it where the view of the snowfall, the trees and the sky is spectacular. I highly recommend this place to enjoy the skiing season but also be able to explore the many local attractions of this area of Vermont outside of the skiing resorts.
Jan 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Arlington Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Orvis Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Albany Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 7, 7A,
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Infinite Choices
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Stratton Mountain, Bromley, Okemo, Magic Mountain
Car: necessary

Shaftsbury, Vermont, is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany NY and Pittsfield MA; Three and Half hours from Boston and NYC and 25 minutes to many ski resorts. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling.

Amenities

Shaftsbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern and airy, with heated floors for the winter season!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Master Bedroom is private with modern decoration and touches of country living. Has its own closets and drawers. Nice bright room with views to the woodlands. The Second bedroom is a loft bedroom with 180 views of the property, it is breathtaking to sleep in the loft as you can see all the stars. It had a Double and twin bed and the room has its on TV and DVD player so that anybody can enjoy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Huntingdon Valley
5

Perfect Getaway House

  • 5 of 5

I spent a delightful month in June and July at Wyvernal to work on my writing. The house was clean, tastefully decorated, and thoughtfully stocked with everything anyone could want, from extra throw blankets for keeping warm by the fire to fluffy beach towels for the beautiful hot tub on the deck. The beds are so comfortable that my guests claimed they had never slept better in their lives! The owners, Carlos and Lizzie, were very friendly and responsive to all my questions, and the property manager came by to check in at least once a week. The assortment of books on the shelves made me feel right at home, as they included titles by many of my favorite writers. The birds, butterflies, and wildflowers were profuse and spectacularly beautiful, and I discovered a new species of birds or flora everyday. I kept the house nature guides by my side until my last day! Bring binoculars! Despite its seeming remoteness, the house is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, and historical points of interest. We had a fabulous meal at the Arlington Inn and dined at Pangaea three times! A climb up Mt. Equinox is worth its admission, and the bookstore in Manchester is excellent.

There are a few things renters should be aware of. Lake Shaftsbury Park does not allow dogs, so I had to hunt around for trails in the area. The house is not air conditioned, and there is no grill. In early summer, there were about four nights that were pretty uncomfortable, but the rest of the time, even when it went into the 80s during the day, it was cool inside. The house itself is set well off the road in the middle of a marsh without much of a view (the best view is from the little window in the shower!). You can glimpse the mountains through the dead trees and pines in the swamp, but there is no water view unless you walk down the driveway to the little stream or take a longer walk around the bend in the road where the stream widens and the mountains come into view. Though you can hear partying on weekends, you cannot see the neighboring houses. However, you couldn't ask for more privacy, and, surprisingly, there were few flies, mosquitos, spiders, or snakes.

Having owned a rental myself for several years in North Myrtle Beach, I have to say these owners thought of nearly everything to make their guests feel like home. I highly recommend it to everyone looking for a worry-free and private getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

LONG WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and it's location! It was a great place to walk the dog. Felt right at home! THE BEST THING WAS THE QUICK RESPONSE TO ANY QUESTIONS WE HAD!! Thank You!!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Clean, and Secluded!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect getaway for us and our dog. Lizzie and Carlos were more than accommodating, and Troy, the 24 hour property manager, was super attentive and helpful. We had such a relaxing time away from it all. The property is absolutely beautiful. We spent one full day hiking through the mountains in the backyard. The sunrises and sunsets from the deck were unreal, but the star gazing at night was like nothing we had ever seen before. As secluded as we felt, we were only a short drive to restaurants and shopping. I somehow forgot to pack my toiletry bag, but in addition to some basics Lizzie and Carlos had at the house, I was able to get everything I needed at the Walmart not too far from the property. They said they want guests to feel like they are staying at a friend's house, and that is exactly how it felt. Tons of comfort and character. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Clean, and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect getaway for us and our dog. Lizzie and Carlos were more than accommodating, and Troy, the 24 hour property manager, was super attentive and helpful. We had such a relaxing time away from it all. The property is absolutely beautiful. We spent one full day hiking through the mountains in the backyard. The sunrises and sunsets from the deck were unreal, but the star gazing at night was like nothing we had ever seen before. As secluded as we felt, we were only a short drive to restaurants and shopping. I somehow forgot to pack my toiletry bag, but in addition to some basics Lizzie and Carlos have at the house, I was able to get everything I needed at the Walmart not far from the property. They said they want guests to feel like they are staying at a friend's house, and that is exactly how it felt. Tons of comfort and character. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay here!. The house was very nice and clean and had all the amenities that you'd need to have a relaxing vacation. The property was fantastic and offered the privacy and piece and quite we were looking for. We have stayed at other places in the area and this one is at the top of our list. We would definitely come again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great time with us and look forward to having you again! Vermont really has things to do in all seasons, so let us know if you need any help in the future and we will make it a new adventure for the next time. Thanks again, Lizzie and Carlos
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New York City
5

A beautiful and peaceful summer expirience

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Carlos and Lizzie's cabin. Everything was perfect, the house, the nature around and the hot tub! The house was clean and well equipped, with all we needed. The location is very convenient, it is into the woods but very close to many villages. We enjoyed the peacefulness of the area and the beauty of the landscapes. We are looking forward to come back for the skin season! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $79

*Property Manager available for any immediate requirements or in case of emergencies.
*Rates are Subject to change until reservation is complete and paid for.
Note: Daily cleaning service is available at extra cost

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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