After renting places at the Jersey Shore and OBX, where the kitchen, and, the contents of the kitchen, seemed like a complete after thought, we decided to set up our kitchen properly. We like to cook and entertain, and the kitchen reflects our lifestyle. New white dishes & serving platters. New utensils, cutlery, pots & pans, coffee maker, French press, toaster over, blender, tea kettle, storage containers and kitchen tools. We stocked the cabinets with proper wineglasses, martini glasses, champagne flutes and craft beer glassware.
Our kitchen will be stocked with coffee, coffee filters, tea, olive oil, vinegar(s), spices. Foil, plastic wrap, baggies, trash bags are all provided.
Paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, mop, dustpan, broom, vacuum and a dust-buster are provided.
Our comfortable family room has the only TV on property. It is a 55 inch 'smart TV'. We also have a Bose i-pod system for music. There is an attachment for the sound system which will allow you to use Pandora or Spotify broadcasts, from your smart phone, to the Bose.
You will be able to enjoy the entire home, and the surrounding grounds.
Interaction with Guests
I am available, by cell phone. I also have a friend who lives a few minutes away, in Dorset. He is acting as my 'caretaker', and, upon renting, you will be given his contact information.
Dorset is one of the most beautiful and quaint towns in all of Vermont. There is the Dorset Playhouse for theater. Excellent dining options are right in town,...The Barrows House, the Dorset Inn and Inn at West View Farm.
The Dorset Union Store (in town), H.N. Williams Store (along Rt 30 -north) offer plenty of choices for sandwiches, soups, homemade baked goods, take away meals. Beer and wine purchases, too. H.N. Williams is also a mini-department store. Stop in for an amazing experience and a trip back in time.
Right down the hill from our house, in walking distance, is a little farm stand, offering, during summer and fall, garden fresh produce, eggs and syrups. Our neighbors, just directly below our house, make their own delicious maple syrup, and it is for sale.
The Dorset Farmers Market operates on Sundays from 10am to 2pm. Fresh vegetables, cheeses, syrups, honey, baked goods, dairy products, eggs, assorted crafts and live music. Located on Route 30, next to H.N. Williams. In winter, the farmers market moves inside the J.K. Adams Kitchen Store.
We are only 1 mile from the Dorset quarry, which is one of the states most famous swimming holes!
We are located close to Manchester ( 5 minute ride). Manchester offers a wide variety of dining options, galleries and plenty of outlet shops, and it is the home of Orvis!
Emerald Lake State Park is close by, for fishing and swimming. Non-motorized water craft can be rented, at the park. The world famous Battenkill River and Mettowee River are minutes away, offering some of the best trout fishing in Southern VT.
We are very close to Bromley, Magic and Stratton mountain for winter skiing, and summer fun. The Long Trail and Appalachian Trail cross along Route 30, near Peru / Bromley area, for easy access to a day hike! Within a 1 hour ride, you can ski at Okemo, Mt. Snow, Pico and Killington.
You will need your own transportation.
Other Things to Note
PELLET STOVE: The pellet stove is a very efficient source of heat during the winter. Use it as your main source of heat, with electric base board heat as back-up. It is easy to start, and directions are provided. The fireplace area has a nook, and it will be filled with six bags of pellets. Additional bags are stored in the outside shed.
PLOWING: The driveway and parking area will be plowed, during and after snow storms. You may be asked to move cars, to maximize the area to be plowed.
SKI RACK: Skis must be kept outside, on the ski rack.
CELL PHONE / WIFI: Verizon has a tower in East Dorset, and reception is spotty. However, I have added a Verizon 'mini' tower, in the family room, to boost the signal, and it works great in the house and on the deck area. You must dial #48 to connect to the mini tower. AT&T has a tower close by, and reception is good. WIFI is available, and the code is in the house manual, provided. It works throughout the house.
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT: "Self-Check In" anywhere between 12:00 noon and 9:00pm. Check out by 11:00am.