Ascutney Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2 to 4
High Shelter Farm is a 270-acre sheep farm offering complete privacy from the road, lovely views of Mount Ascutney, and on-site hosts to your Vermont vacation. The guest apartment is the ground floor of the farmhouse; your hosts live on the upper floors.
The four-room guest apartment is 1200 square feet, with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Relax and get lost in the hammock under the sugar maples. The comfortable apartment has everything you could possibly need, just bring your toothbrush! Fully equipped sunny kitchen, high thread count linens, king-sized bed, private patio, grill and firepit. Washer and dryer, guide books to the area, a DVD library provided.
Continually being updated, our bright sunny rental has a huge jetted tub for relaxing, a wood stove for chilly evenings, and the charm of Vermont-made furnishings and artwork.
Swimming pool is open all summer and is shared with the main house. Pond and stream on property. Enjoy eggs from our laying flock and the flowers in the garden, pour our maple syrup on your breakfast pancakes, build a fire in the woodstove, walk down a dirt road to the beaver pond and watch the bitterns fish. When you have finished rusticating, enjoy the excellent cell phone reception, high speed DSL, 200 TV channels, and central heat and air conditioning.
In 10 minutes by car, you can be picnicking by a covered bridge, canoeing the Connecticut River, playing golf at the Crown Point Club, picking fruit in season at Wellwood Orchard, or hiking Mount Ascutney trails. 30 minutes from Okemo for skiing; 40 minutes from Woodstock; 40 minutes from Dartmouth College.
A pet (cat or dog) is fine, so long as it will not chase or harrass our sheep or chickens.
This is a non-smoking home. Smoking outside on the patio only.
Due to the presence of a swimming pool, children must be 10 years of age or older and able to swim to stay during the pool season (May through September).
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Grace Knight
Your hosts are Randolph and Grace Knight. Grace is a 53 year old sheep farmer. Growing up outside New York City, Grace's favorite part of the year was vacation visits to her grandparents, aunts, and cousins who lived in Vermont. As soon as she could move to Vermont, she did. Randolph grew up in Florida, but has loved Vermont since his first visit in 1985. The Knights live at High Shelter year round. They enjoy farming, gardening, and travel. When they travel, they always stay at a vacation rental! They look forward to sharing their special part of Vermont with you.
Grace Knight purchased this farmhouse in 1997
Why Grace Knight chose Ascutney
Peace, privacy, and the feel that this is the real Vermont. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland, nature is at our doorstep. But, we are so close to major resort areas (Woodstock, Hanover, Sunapee, Manchester) with their cultural opportunities and retail stores.
What makes this farmhouse unique
The Knights live here, but completely respect visitors' privacy and need for peace. If visitors need suggestions of things to do, directions to their day's destination, or help with a maintenance issue, the hosts are right there. Because we live on-site, the apartment is always impeccably maintained and completely stocked.