SPECTACULAR RETREAT OVERLOOKING CASPIAN LAKE, PRIVATE DOCK

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SPECTACULAR RETREAT OVERLOOKING CASPIAN LAKE, PRIVATE DOCK

Greensboro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

This one-level 2,700 sq. foot structure, known as 'Gray Eyrie,' is a locus of action in Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing to Safety.”

Built as their dream house by the friends Stegner describes, a retired professor & wife, the house sits atop Greensboro's Baker Hill with a 180-degree view over the village and 700-acre Lake Caspian, one of Vermont's most pristine lakes. The 80-acre property adjoins The Nature Conservancy's 256-acre Barr Hill Preserve, offering miles of hiking trails and picnic sites with sightings of wildlife and views spanning the Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire. Biking is another popular activity.

A separate guesthouse with two bedrooms, sleeping four, is available at $700/week during May 15-June 30, $800/wk in Sept.-October, and $1,000/week during July-August. See VRBO/300035. A dock on the lake, 0.6 mile down Baker Hill, offers the house and guest house a canoe and private access to swimming, boating and fishing.

Both the main house and guesthouse are closed for the winter, Oct. 15-May 15.

Greensboro is a preeminently rural community in Orleans County, one of three that make up Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom. The village has several dairy farms as well as fields and forests conserved by The Nature Conservancy, the Vermont Land Trust and the Greensboro Land Trust. Greensboro has a richly stocked general store (Willeys), and a country club with tennis and golf that nonmembers can access for daily fees (mvcc). A nearby gourmet restaurant is available (Claire's/Hardwick). The village and hinterland offer picturesque drives over back-country roads beside rivers, lakes and hills.

Amenities: Large fireplace, phone, broadband internet, fully equipped kitchen and laundry except no dishwasher. Extensive library. Linens provided. Charcoal grill. Garden chairs. No smoking, please.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
I have rented the Eyrie every summer for years. (While being a granddaughter of the couple who built the house only adds to its enchantment for me, gone, alas, are the days when family members benefited even from a discount!) I am happy to see that this “magical place”—as a great-granddaughter puts it—exerts its powerful charm on others. As another family of regular tenants writes, “S. is forever inspired by the view from the top which benefits us all. For when he is inspired, he turns the “mountain house” into a gourment restaurant! […] It continues to amaze us how the house is a wholly realized aesthetic vision […] I’ve enjoyed listening to the thrushes, loons, hummingbirds, and all the other singing birds […] We hope we are fortunate enough to come back.” Yet a third family had this to say: “Thank you for allowing us to experience the Eyrie—a magical spot. We enjoyed it every day we were here—and I suspect we will think of it on many days after we have left.” The radiance of a house filled with sunlight on warm wood; the cool tones of lake and woods spread beneath it, punctuated by the charm of village steeples; the unfolding mountain horizons beyond; the serenity of a private dock; “always, night and day, […] I hear [them] in the deep heart’s core” (Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree).
Jul 2013
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clive gray

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I am a retired development economist, spent most of my career with the Harvard Institute for International Development, am spending much of my time during retirement in promoting land conservation in Greensboro, the surrounding area and Vermont overall.

clive gray purchased this house in 1963

Property was built by my parents as their dream house, is now owned by a family trust. My four siblings and I grew up spending their summers in Greensboro, to which grandparents first brought their family in 1910.

Greensboro is a beautiful rural area, located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Much community recreation centers around 700-acre Caspian Lake. Two of The Nature Conservancy's 50+ preserves in Vermont are located in Greensboro, one of them abutting the vacation rental property.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Burlington
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Montpelier-Barre
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Vermont Routes 15-16
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Eyrie
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Hardwick
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mountain View Country Club, Greensboro
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several in Hardwick
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Greensboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring & Fall (Fall: 9/1-10/15
May 15 2014 - Jun 29 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit on booking, remainder + 9% tax at least two weeks before occupancy
Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Greensboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2667 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Dock on Lake Caspian, 0.6 mi. down Baker Hill, offers house & separate guest house private access to swimming, boating, fishing. Aluminum canoe provided at dock. Property abuts 256-acre Nature Conservancy preserve (Barr Hill).
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