|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Note: If the availability calendar shows your dates as taken, ask about our other rental.
1st floor: Large living room with Futon sofa, 2 recliners, TV, DVD player, very efficient wood stove (cordwood provided) and traditional, red brick chimney. Eat-in kitchen with propane stove, refrigerator with automatic ice maker/crusher, coffee machine, microwave, all cooking and eating utensils. Propane backup heat. Private office/smoking parlor (smoking only in this room) with high speed internet. There is a wood room behind the chimney so you do not have to leave the cottage to fetch cordwood.
2nd floor: Bedroom walled with local pine boards with queen-size bed with room for cot, 6' closet. Roomy bathroom walled 100% with native cedar, with washer/dryer and bidet. Towels and linens/blankets provided. There is a roomy balcony with clothesline facing south brook.
Outdoors: 21 acres of woods, on private road ¼ mile from Route 100. Patio with gas grill, woodshed/car port (or park snowmobile there), wood-fired 6-person cedar Finnish sauna by brook.
Location: Just half mile to village store, near VAST trail and Jay Peak Resort. Hazen's Notch cross-country ski trails are nearby. Stowe is about 1 hour south on Rte 100 & Montreal is 2 hours north.
Secluded, 21 acres, Finnish sauna in yard near brook, ski-do onto VAST trail, near Jay Peak's skiing, golf, indoor water park, skating rink.
Close to Everything!: Ski-do right onto Vast trail. Great downhill ski/snowboard at Jay Peak (10 miles driving). Cross-country at Jay & Hazen's Notch (7 miles driving). Swimming/boating Lake Eden (12 miles) & Lake Memphremagog (15 miles). 18 hole golfing at Jay & Newport Country Club (15 miles). Canada is 10 miles north. Montreal is less than 2 hours driving. Stowe is 1 hour. Burlington is 90 minutes.
Area Highlights: Spectacular early autumn foliage. Good hunting (deer, moose, turkey) & stream & lake fishing. Antiquing.
Carmel Cottage is small, but cozy, heated by an efficient wood stove and/or propane heater. All the amenities of home are here. We are located in a rural area of woods and dairy farms. The Finnish sauna (clothing-optional) in the yard is on a brook for convenient dowsing between sweats, or just roll in the snow as others do!
Photo: Linda & visiting bull moose calf.
I (Jim) & my wife, Linda were born in 1953 in Lynn & Westfield, Massachusetts. I graduated from U. Mass. (Amherst) with a BA in Early Christian Theology (Latin & Greek) and Linda graduated 1st in her class from Paier Art School in Hamden, CT. We married in 1979 and have raised 5 children. We enjoy our private, wooded location, do lots of gardening and keep chickens. We are spiritually minded (Catholics). We have always done things the simple, home way--home birth, home school, etc. We bake our own bread and raise as much of our own food as we can.
Jim and Linda Cunningham purchased this cottage in 1994
After a kidney transplant gave me (Jim) a new lease on life in 1992, our family decided to move to the woods near Jay Peak to be close to nature and as independent as possible. We are the only residence on a 1.5 mile long road. Nature abounds here. Once a bull moose calf visited our garden for weeks.
We bought these 21 wooded acres for privacy, peace, quiet and independence. We built our home and the neighboring 'Carmel Cottage' from scratch. Now that our 5 children have grown up and are raising their own families, we are still developing, having just completed renovating the top storey of our house into our second vacation rental, 'Carmel Loft.'
Other Activities: Naturism
Ski: Closest downhill skiing/snowboarding is at Jay Peak Resort (10 miles driving). Within 1 hour: Owl's Head (Quebec), Smugglers Notch (Jeffersonville), Mt. Mansfield, etc. (Stowe).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||See rates at our own site. We differ from this table because we have a cheaper per night rate for a 3-night stay and you only need to stay 6 nights to get our even cheaper weekly per night rate. For our cancellation policy, also see our own web site.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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