PET FRIENDLY CARRIAGE HOUSE W MTN VIEWS, NR BURKE, LYNDON, ST. J., CANADA, NH

Marc

Speaks english, Some Spanish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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PET FRIENDLY CARRIAGE HOUSE W MTN VIEWS, NR BURKE, LYNDON, ST. J., CANADA, NH

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3 Bedrooms,1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8--Beautiful Mtn Views, amusing farm animals

Carriage House Sleeps 3 couples very comfortably -- most rates are for up to 6 people. Additional people are $25/person/nt. Phone us for rate quotes. Country privacy in Vermont's NEK. Beautiful, charming, peaceful -- a great get away. Let go, unwind, have fun, de-stress & relax, or knock yourself out in the great outdoors. 2-story Carriage House has Old World charm. The LARGE picture window upstairs looks out onto beautiful, changing mountain views. In summer you can eat organic produce & herbs from the Guest House garden (corn in mid-late August). Watch the ongoing antics of our farm animals (we do not eat our lawn mowers or weed whackers). Nearby natural preserve is outstanding -- swimming, fishing, hiking, exploring. Cook up a storm, grill outside, or check out nearby cafes-restaurants. Free WiFi, cable TV & Blu-Ray DVD. We have games, cards, jigsaw puzzles, books, stuffed toys, crayons/art supplies & Audubon Nature Guides, a piano & a recliner. 1.5 miles away is the world-renowned Bread & Puppet Theater. Burke Mountain-Kingdom Trails and Craftsbury (the Open Center) are a 1/2 hr away for world-class mtn. biking, hiking, dining, fireworks, concerts, etc. Many crystal-clear Ponds/Lakes nearby (boat ramp at Crystal Lake). The best part's just BEING here.

SLEPT LIKE BABIES...: Dear Stephanie & Marc.-- We had a glorious time. We loved the downstairs great room and especially loved reading and looking at [the Donkey] and the mountains from the upstairs Great Room. We all slept like babies!!!!! It was such fun watching the birds and the chipmunk darting about outside. Torben loved snowshoeing on your property. -- Thanks for providing such a wonderful larder with spices, oils, rice (which I used), teas and Green Mtn Coffee which I love. I did the cooking and they cleaned up! -- Thank you also for being the 'parents' for the rescued animals. We have friends who live in Woodstock, VT and the wife is totally committed to taking animals out of abusive homes. You are doing a great thing and your donkey must be thankful to have you care for him. We loved hearing him 'talking' to Marc! -- Thank you so much. -- April & Torben

IT WAS LIKE COMING HOME: We read the website & write-ups, made the deal, but still didn't really know what to expect. It was like coming home to the family farm for Thanksgiving. We're not often welcomed by two mules, a gaggle of Guinea hens, a goose with a wonky wing, and a pair of chipmunks. No moose though, at least not yet. Marc & Stephanie are like family. Staying here's been a treat. Raiding the vegetable garden, watching the chipmunk while reading on the deck, the view from upstairs, the 'state park' across the road (all parks should be like this), the leaves turning, but not turned. Drive the byways, but better yet -- take the well-used Vermont Gazetteer and take those really skinny back roads that are red -- the dirt/gravel ones. Get lost, find your way. Go to the observatory at the top of Prospect Hill near Brownington, and look into Canada. Try them all -- they're good roads, often better than the asphalt ones. -- Pam & Les, Tyler TX

WOW!!!: Let me start off by saying WOW!!!!! You and your farm are amazing. It was so nice to meet folks who still have strong morals/values and treat animals/land with the love and respect they deserve. We really were just trying to 'get away', but you made our trip so much more than that!! And for that I THANK YOU. We would love to sit down with you two and listen to you speak so lovingly about your farm. My husband and I have had our share of many tragedies over the last few years and found it hard to get out of our pity party; in just two short days Mount Harmony provided us with the atmosphere to 'let go';. Your gratitude towards my husband's veteran status was unexpected and appreciated, I hope we did not insult you by not taking you up on your offer to stay a night 'on you'. If we didn't have [responsibilities], we would have taken you up on the offer in a heartbeat. We'll be back, but next time for a longer stay.

-- Sonya, Gary, & Friends, Massachusetts

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We read the website write-ups, made the deal, but still didn't really know what to expect. It was -- is -- like coming home to the family farm for Thanksgiving. We're not often welcomed by two mules, a gaggle of Guinea hens -- including babies -- a goose with a wonky wing, and a pair of chipmunks (sunflower seeds are provided to give them). No moose though, at least not yet. And Marc & Stephanie are like family.



Go drive the byways, but better yet -- take the well-used Vermont Gazetteer provided and take those really skinny back roads that are red -- the dirt/gravel ones. Get lost, find your way. Go to the observatory at the top of Prospect Hill near Brownington, and look into Canada. Eat at the Mtn. View Inn on Darling Hill near E. Burke. Try them all -- they're good roads, often better than the asphalt ones.



Raiding the vegetable garden, watching the friendly chipmunk while reading on the deck, the view from upstairs, the 'state park' across the road (all parks should be like this) with the leaves turning, but not turned. Staying here's been a treat.



Pam & Les -- Tyler, TX
Sep 2009
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Marc

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Land has never had pesticides. Two dwellings -- one with a huge picture window and a view to soak up. An OLD farm/farmhouse to build on the bones of. Room enough for us to be growing/expanding gradually and with care. Not next to neighbors crowding out nature & the peacefulness, yet on a paved road (which gets PLOWED). So much here to take in through the senses if one holds still.

Organic Guest House Garden, Pure (filtered) well water (no chemicals), fresh air, plenty of ways to get exercise, or just soak up the constantly changing views from the huge picture window and de-stress. State forest with ponds around corner is near- private, and the water is pristine. It's very healthy to be here!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Pet Friendly Carriage House w Mtn Views, nr Burke, Lyndon, St. J., Canada, NH
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Pet Friendly Carriage House w Mtn Views, nr Burke, Lyndon, St. J., Canada, NH
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Sheffield Northeast Kingdom
Essex, VT
5

WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
Everyone should go and visit Mark and Stephanie at least once! My wife and I stayed at the house while I enjoyed a moose hunt up north with my brother. These folks are inkeepers par-excellence.....extremely personable, genuine, customer-oriented and more than willing to do what it takes to make your stay wonderful. It felt like home as soon as we got there, and we hated to leave. They had a lot of the little things that make a home, well, home....band-aids in the bathroom and spices in the kitchen, things like that. The picture window upstairs is incredible, you can't beat the wood heat, and their critters provided hours of entertainment. We can't say enough good things about them! It was a great place to unwind, relax and enjoy quality time reading or talking, walks on the property, recharging the batteries. We also found a great maple place in nearby Glover that kept us stuffed with maple candies....Yum! We did some sightseeing around the Northeast Kingdom, and the scenery is awesome....pretty close to Crystal Lake in Barton and Lake Willoughby. Better rent your week quick.....we're going back!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kendall, Sheila et al. were great -- "easy keepers" as horse people say. Folks like this we offer extra days on us because we don't want them to go!
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Pet Friendly Carriage House w Mtn Views, nr Burke, Lyndon, St. J., Canada, NH
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Sheffield Northeast Kingdom
Suffield, CT
5

GREAT PLACE, GREAT PEOPLE

  • 5 of 5
Enjoyed our stay. Close to the activites we wanted to do, very clean and well taken care of. Very nice and welcoming hosts who provide helpful information on where to go to eat or play. Highly recommend for those that want to get away.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-91 and VT Route 16 (approx. 5 miles)
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Burke Mountain (Alpine & Nordic), 22 minutes
Car: necessary

This Guest House, with lots of character & Old World touches, is located in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, near to the VAST Trail, is just around the corner from a natural preserve (swimming/hiking/fishing/exploring), and is a mile from the Bread & Puppet Theater. Many swimming ponds/lakes, restaurants, cafes & ski areas are nearby (Craftsbury's Outdoor Center, and Burke Mtn. & Kingdom Trails are each within easy reach). Check our website for detailed listing of the many activities nearby, directions, and more photos. Free WiFi/internet, Dish HDTVs w. Blu-Ray 3-D Player, pellet stove (& supplementary wood stove) downstairs, baseboard heat upstairs. Our well water is healthier than what people drink from plastic bottles. This is a great place to unwind & de-stress, kick back in nature for awhile, or knock yourself out in the great outdoors. Come back to the warmth & cook up something wonderful in the kitchen, or go out to a wide variety of great eating places. In summer the great eating place is right here -- just pick fresh organic items (& herbs) from the Guest House garden, select from the many spices we supply and voila! Parfait

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Prime Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Period
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas-New Year's
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Winter-Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes One night rental is $200 for up to 3 couples, One-month rental is 26-30 consecutive nights. Call for quotes and Early Bird Specials. Holiday weekends are a 3 night minimum rental.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjoining Bedroom #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Adjoining Bedroom #2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King-size Sleigh Bed w pillow-top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full-size Bed + TV/DVD in room
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs Great Room - 1 king , King-size Bed (built in Platform bed)
  • Wonderfully comfortable King-size plush Sleigh bed in one Bedroom with attached bathroom -- upstairs breakfast nook is outside this bedroom for coffee/tea almost in bed. Full-size platform bed in other Bedroom (plus TV) with attached 1/2 bathroom. Built-in King-size platform bed by upstairs Picture Window is the bed most people want (for the views). Captain's Bed on other side of picture window can also be used for sleeping 1-2 children or 1 person if needed. Full-size Futon Sofa/Bed in downstairs Great Room, plus WiFi, Blu-Ray DVD & Satellite TV. Upstairs breakfast nook is there for easy access to eats (and 2nd coffee maker). Pellet Stove & supplementary wood stove downstairs. Linens are provided. Organic Vegetable Garden for Renters in Summer months. Artesian well and whole-house filter for chemical-free pure water -- healthier than bottled. Free WiFi, Cable TV, Blue-Ray + Netflix, and unltd. long distance US/Canada phone svc..
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • festivals
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Note that we also have a great Pellet Stove downstairs. Some kids' toys/games/books, basketball, soccer ball, etc. 2 folding deck chairs for beach or outdoors, 2 folding nylon chairs, some swimming toys, a few CDs, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, Scrabble, cards, books, karaoke, piano, binoculars and most of the Audubon Nature Guides. Washer/Dryer in farmhouse (we do the laundry for you). Plenty of parking. Call about longer rental specifics. Beautiful near-private natural preserve, with 3 ponds is great for swimming/fishing/hiking/exploring, and it is just around the corner from us. Swimming Pool at nearby Lyndon College may be used for a minimal per person fee. Smoking allowed only outside. In summer, there is a good-size gas grill, and organic veggies/herbs/produce in the Rental Garden. Nearby adjoining VAST Trail access for ski-mobiling and to go exploring on. Bread & Puppet Theater is a mile away. Cable TV + Blu-Ray player/Netflix, WiFi, Pellet Stove.

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