COLONIAL-STYLE LOG HOME IN A QUIET SETTING

Heidi Gennaro

Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Heidi Gennaro

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COLONIAL-STYLE LOG HOME IN A QUIET SETTING

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Barnard House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 8

'Sanctuary' describes this green-built, two-story log home perfectly. Peaceful, quiet, nestled on a wooded mountainside in Vermont, it's the superlative place to get away from the noise of everyday life. A fully furnished screened back porch, complete with soft patio lights, padded porch swing, and small dining table completes the picture. A glassfront woodstove (fall/winter) adds charm and warmth. All flooring random-width pine finished with natural oils. Bedrooms are spacious and include sitting areas. And yes, I have Wifi! Unique shopping and art galleries await you in quintessential Woodstock, only 5 miles away. Silver Lake State park with beachfront, kayak and paddleboat rentals, and playground area is 5 miles away. After a day at the beach, there's the famous Barnard General Store for deli/ice cream, Tozier's drive-up, or fine dining at the Barnard Inn and Max's Tavern. Live theater/concerts within 30 minutes distance at Northern Stage, The Hopkins Center, and Lebanon Opera House.

LONG TERM RENTERS: Ask for rates.

Reserving the property: Once you're ready to book, the dates you desire are secured with at least a 50% rental deposit (one months rent if you're a monthly renter) and the signed booking confirmation form emailed to you.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heidi Gennaro (Owner)
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About Heidi Gennaro

Meet Heidi---an ordinary woman with an extraordinary tale of working beside her (now late) husband, Paul, their master-carpenter friend, Randy, and Heidi's three children to build their dream house in Vermont. Thrown into this project quite by the surprise of Providence, she realized in those four years of 'amateur family logging' on their 24 acres, sawing up the felled white Eastern pine on a portable sawmill, and finally building, that only by testing a dream can you know if you have been given both the faith, perseverance, and grit to complete that dream. Though Heidi lost her husband Paul in 2007 to heart disease, she endeavors to share this uniquely peaceful and beautiful home to weary travelers in search of respite and sanctuary from the demands of the world we live in. Enjoy and be at home in this magical place nestled in the calm beauty of Vermont!

Heidi Gennaro purchased this house in 2000

Why Heidi Gennaro chose Barnard

You will find peaceful seclusion here: a uniquely beautiful, green-built home nestled among 24.5 acres of sugar-maple laden forest, yet easy access to Vermont Rte. 12 just 1700 feet down the mountainside driveway. Quintessential Woodstock is 5 miles south, Silver Lake and the Historic Barnard General Store 5 miles north, Mt. Tom hiking and horseback trails 3 miles away, and Hanover, NH and Dartmouth College 23 miles away. Northern Stage and the Lebanon Opera House are 22 miles away.

What makes this house unique

After nearly 300 guests and four years of vacation renting Heidi has heard nothing but 'Wow--better than the photos!' Comments left in Heidi's guest book and numerous posted reviews on two listings say it all. Heidi has accommodated many varied guests: families with children, couples wanting a romantic getaway, bridal parties, groups of eight '20-something' weekend skiers, and everyone in between, each group leaving behind rave reviews about the home, the setting, and the entire experience.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Colonial-style log home in a quiet setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Colonial-style log home in a quiet setting
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Barnard Eastern Vermont
Annapolis, MD
5

Experience the best now from times past

  • 5 of 5
Kerstin and I celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary at Heidi Marie's elegant log home. Best decision I could have made! The four-week stay was superb in every way! Much more was provided as amenities and personal attention to detail than in all my experiences over the many years renting houses and cabins for family gatherings throughout the US and in Europe. Heidi's warm greetings and attentive service, perfect location, great facilities, cleanliness, large rooms with well-appointed colonial decor furnishings and woodwork, makes you feel like you have taken an excursion back to a gentler time and place. Here are some special aspects to our stay:
1. Really quiet- esp. at night. Nice dark adjustable window shades
2. Ceiling fans throughout for warm nights. Portable ac for a bdrm
3. Front screened porch with perimeter lighting and giant swing is awesome
4. State-of-the-art kitchen with gourmet gas stove/oven and IR warming shelf, amble custom cabinetry, bread/pastry rolling counter, large frig, micro, fully stocked with spices and utensils/dishes and colorful ceramic bowls/mugs/plates, wine/beer glasses, etc
5. Light dimmers in every room to create mood lighting
6. Double sink bathrooms, custom cabinetry, even a back-lite makeup mirror
7. Superb hiking is everywhere. Take Prosper turnoff from Rt 12 and hike to the Pogue and then to Mt Tom south peak to see Woodstock from above- pick black and rasp berries at the Red Cedar Loop.
8. Want really good microbrew? Long Trail even has tours, and there's Harpoon for you Leviathon and Rye IPA lovers
9. King Arthur baking Institute/store is 40 minutes away. Take a class
10. Simon Pierce glass (two stores close by). Quechee store has a fab restaurant- get the Cheddar soup!
11. Quechee Gorge and Quechee Green are good scenic excursion walking areas
12. MUST VISIT (and buy from): Woodstock Elm Street Butcher, Gen Store, and the Phlox clothing & accessories for the ladies (they even sell Swedish embroidered jewelry made from reindeer hide & pewter thread)
13. You'll find the world's best Cheddar cheese anywhere

We could not have had a better four week experience anywhere. Always something amazing to do. Heidi Marie is tops as owner and hostess, SIX Star recommendation.

Thanks Heidi, you made our Twentieth Anniversary a very special one.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was the utmost pleasure serving Charles & Kerstin, my "six-star" guests----my hope is that they'll return again next year!--tidy, appreciative, warm, and helpful (doing over and above the normal check-out procedures to help me out with guests arriving 4-hours post their departure; how kind and gracious is that)?! You're the best, Charles & Kerstin---a Happy Anniversary!
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Magical Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Heidi's house over our winter break and I can't say enough about it. The house is stunning and lovingly cared for. It is tucked away in the woods at the end of a long, winding driveway. Inside the home all of the rooms are incredibly comfortable. The bedrooms are large, cozy and peaceful. It was the perfect size for our two families – my brothers and mine – with one of the bedrooms sleeping the kids. The living room has a beautiful wood-burning fireplace and the most comfortable easy-chairs and sofa. And the kitchen and dining area are great for entertaining.

We tried to spend as much time as possible at the house given how magical it was. We played outside sledding down the driveway and building a family of snowmen and a snow igloo. We spent a lot of time as a family together just relaxing by the fireplace – playing games, chatting and reading. We also enjoyed cooking some lovely dinners together in the well-stocked kitchen. Heidi had everything you needed from sleds to games to extra blankets.

And then of course there is Heidi – so warm, kind, dynamic and welcoming – just a really great person. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone and would love to plan another vacation there. It is a home away from home, built for relaxation.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were the most fun and wonderful guests ever---I would be honored to have them back again!
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Colonial-style log home in a quiet setting
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Barnard Eastern Vermont
5

New Year's Ski Getaway

New Year's Ski Getaway
  • 5 of 5
When we arrived late in the day after skiing, Heidi had everything ready and waiting at the home for us; all of the lights were turned on and the fires were lit. Although the pictures show an impressive house, when we pulled in the long driveway and up to the log cabin, I had to make sure I was in the right place because the house was absolutely amazing! All the comforts of home were inside, and everything that you can think of, Heidi has thought of it first. A great visit and when the time came, we all did not want to leave!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad, Brittany---and you were great guests to have. It would be an honor to have you back anytime!
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Colonial-style log home in a quiet setting
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Barnard Eastern Vermont
5

Relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Heidi's most beautiful home for 2 weeks. From the moment we walked in, we knew that we would be omfortable there! Situated high in the woods, you have total privacy. The house is decorated to perfection, each room warm and inviting. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you may need and there is plenty of closet space in all the bedrooms. The porch was our main gathering space and we shared many meals there.We had extended family and friends visiting us throughout our stay and we made happy new memories to always cherish. Each new person was given the grand tour upon entering and everyone was in awe of this home. Heidi is a most gracious host. Always accommodating. Our time there went much too quickly,but we have already booked 2 future stays! It is a privilege to stay in this home. You will feel truly blessed to be there.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Hampton, New Hampshire
5

Bridal Party / Honeymoon Get-A-Way <3

Bridal Party / Honeymoon Get-A-Way &lt;3
  • 5 of 5
This log home was even better than the photos showed....very breathtaking...away from it all yet, close enough to the beautiful little town of Barnard. I came a few days before my wedding with my bridal party, mom and photographer. We enjoyed spending time together here while getting ready for my big day. We all talked about how homey it felt and couldn't wait to come back again.
It is very spacious, plenty of places to sit and relax, whether inside or outside on the screened-in porch. I loved all the built-in bookcases and shelves...huge closets and plenty of them.
I stayed in the master bedroom where there was a really nice mirror (great for photographs; and many we taken).
Heidi was absolutely gracious and such a lovely lady. She was very helpful and sweet. She really does have a lovely home and I'm glad that she shares it so others can enjoy the beauty of it.
I highly recommend this home. My best friend and I have already decided that we want our families to come back and share the house for a vacation next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colonial-style log home in a quiet setting
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Barnard Eastern Vermont
5

Great Place to Relax and Get Away

  • 5 of 5
This was my second stay at Heidi's home near Woodstock, VT, and it was wonderful. She has an awesome screened in porch, where we spent most of our time enjoying fresh air and relaxing before and after our half marathon.

Heidi's home is very well-maintained - the beds are super-comfortable, rooms have ceiling fans, etc. I imagine it is also super-cozy in the winter! She provides the ultimate in customer service - she responded to every request, and even put in a window AC during the heat wave we experienced! We have visited many of the places she recommends for out of town guests and she is spot on!

She is super-friendly and we'd love to come back again. You won't want to leave!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah and her guests were the BEST!!---"5-star guests" for sure---conscientious about proper check-out procedures, and welcome back anytime.
Great having you, Sarah! " ]
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Barnard Inn/Max's Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Woodstock Golf and Fitness
Nearest Train
19 Miles
White River Junction - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Vermont Rte 12
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Barnard Inn
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Suicide Six Ski Area
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Silver Lake State Park
Car: recommended

Located equidistant from quintessential Woodstock and beautiful Silver Lake State Park in Barnard, you'll get the best of both locations: unique shopping, art galleries, Billings Farm, Rockefeller mansion and national park, outdoor concerts, kayaking, sailing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, skiing, all on a secluded, quiet mountainside. Trails on my 24.5 acres, so bring your hiking shoes, snowshoes, or your ATVs!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Barnard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2014 Fall Foliage
Sep 11 2014 - Oct 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,850
$3,995
 
 
Late autumn
Oct 21 2014 - Nov 25 2014
1 night minimum stay
$225
From
$255
Fri,Sat
$1,550
 
 
Early Ski Season 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$295
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas break
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,875
 
 
Late ski season 2015
Mar 12 2015 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,875
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 6 2015 - May 7 2015
1 night minimum stay
$235
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,595
$3,600
 
 
Summer 2015
May 8 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,795
$3,900
 
 
Labor Day wknd 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Early Autumn 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Sep 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
 
Peak Foliage 2015
Sep 21 2015 - Oct 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,850
$3,995
 
 
Late autumn/early winter 2015
Oct 21 2015 - Nov 24 2015
1 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,565
$3,600
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Early ski season 2015
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,550
 
 
Christmas break 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,875
 
 
Peak ski season 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Mar 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,875
$4,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$235
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,595
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $170
Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $350
Notes Monthly rental is greatly encouraged and often negotiable and will range from $3,900 to $4,400, depending on the season; 3 months or more, ask for rates. Thinking of staying 28 days? Make it 30 or more and you will likely pay LESS!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Barnard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2232 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - combination tub/shower , basement bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , master bath
  • Both bathrooms have separate sink/toilet areas, custom built-in cabinetry, and are very luxuriously decorated. The upstairs toilet has a built-in 'kiddie' seat for toddlers. The basement tub/shower is located in the laundry room and is great for larger parties when everyone's trying to get a shower at once.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , west upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , east upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , first floor master bedroom
  • All bedrooms are very spacious and have sitting areas: 20 x 15 feet and the rare beauty of 6 x 12 logs and 6 x 8 log ceiling beams. Both upstairs bedrooms have romantic gas stoves for warmth and ambiance. All interior walls have Williamsburg-color pallet wallpaper and wainscott/chairail; all have ceiling fans for your comfort, spacious closets, and beautiful views of the forested mountainside.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a beautiful, two-story, center-hall colonial log home decorated in classic Williamsburg colors and built in 2000. It has gorgeous paneled wainscot/chair rail/wallpaper on the interior walls, classic 6 x 12 flat logs on the exterior walls, with wood beams and painted board ceilings. A few minor areas in the house are not carpenter 'finished,' but it does not detract from the home's rare beauty and does not affect functionality. Because of this lack of 'perfection', though, you will get an exceptional price. The screened-in back porch, 8 x 32 with six cushioned chairs, two cushioned love seats, a dining table and padded porch swing is worth gold during summer months, attached to the dining area with french doors. Washer and dryer in basement. Dogs considered, but let's discuss first. COLD WEATHER GUESTS: The two main heat sources are THREE gas fireplaces on thermostat (dining room; two bdrms) glass-front woodstove (living room) requiring you to start/maintain a fire in winter
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