Gorgeous country setting with great mountain views. Direct access out back door to Green Mountain National Forest for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling on V.A.S.T. trail network. Easy drive to Killington, Sugarbush, Mad River, Middlebury Snow Bowl. 3 miles to Rochester amenities. Lovely historic 200 year old house with 4 bedrooms and two baths, antique furnishings, has hardwood floors, living room with cable TV, classic tin ceiling in dining room, large kitchen, mudroom. Cable TV, internet, washer/dryer.
Activities nearby: - cross-country skiing: our property is surrounded on all sides by National Forest. You can cross-country ski from the back door! Skis can be rented in town.
- fishing and swimming: West branch of the White River is about 100 yards from the house.
- scenic towns nearby: short drives to Woodstock, Middlebury, Montpelier and more make this a great location for seeing the best of Vermont!
Nearby amenities: The village of Rochester (less than 3 miles away) has Mac's grocery, a hardware store, the Rochester Cafe, the Porch Restaurant and Bar, the Huntington House restaurant, Seasoned Books and Bakery, a town library, churches, gas station and convenience store, art galleries and shops, and medical services.
We are Tom, Dave, Jim and Cathy Lyon, four siblings who inherited this house from our great uncle Robert Lyon back in 1982. It's been in the family for 150 years, and we love the sense of tradition and place that this house provides. We come up as often as we can, and make it available to others when we're not able to be here.
David Lyon purchased this house in 1850
This farmhouse was built in the late 1700s and has been in our family since about 1850. Our Dad was born in this house, as was his sister, and our grandfather built part of it himself. Our grandparents raised cows, pigs, and hay here, made maple syrup, sold gasoline and baked goods to passing motorists, and gave family concerts in Rochester and other local towns. Our Dad remembers Robert Frost visiting and reading poetry in the living room.
Our house is surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest, and has a very peaceful feel. In the background you can hear the White River rushing by, and a short walk takes you to a swimming hole and fishing spots. The town of Rochester, a couple miles away, is a classic Vermont village, with a lovely bandstand on the town green, the fabulous Rochester Cafe, and the delightful Seasoned Books and Bakery. There are countless easy trips to beautiful mountain peaks and lakes, charming towns and antique stores. The local folks are friendly and welcoming. We love this place and hope you will too.