HIGH SHELTER FARM: ASCUTNEY MOUNTAIN VIEW CHARMER

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Grace Knight

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HIGH SHELTER FARM: ASCUTNEY MOUNTAIN VIEW CHARMER

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. Gather your own eggs from the laying flock, pick your own flowers from 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. The VAST snowmobile trail is just across the road.

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).

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Grace Knight

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428866vb
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Ascutney Eastern Vermont
5

Beautiful setting and accommodation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
High Shelter Farm has to be one of the best rentals we have stayed at and we are quite well travelled using vrbo regularly. We arrived in the snow to a warm apartment with the Xmas tree lit, home made cookies and provisions in the fridge to get us through due to late arrival. The home is clean and cosy and well equipped for professionals and family alike. Grace is so helpful and hospitable , there are walking trails on the property and amazing New England scenery on your doorstep. For us it was a real tranquil break in a lovely place . Totally recommended Tommy and Nora UK
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428866vb
+1 802 263-9613
Ascutney Eastern Vermont
5

" OK - here is the caution regarding this place - Stay Away !"

" OK - here is the caution regarding this place - Stay Away !"
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Now that we have your attention, maybe you can discern the irony here - if we are selfish, we would keep the use of High Shelter Farm only to a few, but if we are sharing, we would want the Knights to experience great success with guests coming to this
amazing location. So, I guess we will come down on the side of highly recommending HSF,
only : if your like privacy, a beautiful apartment/ home away, warm and gracious hosts,
a working farm, clean VT air and bright starry nights, beautiful mountain views, lovely
accommodations in every room and a companion named Tammy. We still are reaping the rewards from our time here and speak often of our good memories. Thank you
Grace and Randy for providing this excellent place of rest.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428866vb
+1 802 263-9613
Ascutney Eastern Vermont
5

Our Fall Foliage Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This is our second time staying at High Shelter Farm and I can't even say enough about the place...it is truly wonderful. The apt. is gorgeous with lots of windows to look out at the scenery, a fabulous kitchen to cook in (which for me as a cook is awesome), great furnishings - comfortable furniture to watch tv or read a book, and a very large and spacious bedroom with top rated sheets and comforter on the bed...which is a king size one so very spacious and very comfortable. There is a large bathroom with a great shower and a whirlpool tub...you really can't ask for more. Grace is a lovely host and is always available to answer any questions or give you advice on place to eat or places to see around the area. We love the fact that the place is pet-friendly so we can bring along our cats. Tamson, the resident farm dog, is always such a delight to see at your doorstep (she won't enter unless you tell her). We loved playing "fetch" with her. We found this place a much better option for the price and what you get than any other B&B or hotel you could get around the area. We will definitely be returning again to High Shelter and looking into staying for a week next time. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428866vb
+1 802 263-9613
Ascutney Eastern Vermont
Rhode Island
5

We LOVED LOVED LOVED High Shelter Farm!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
High Shelter Farm was a fantastic vacation in every way and Grace was wonderful, too! When we arrived Grace had muffins, eggs from her chickens, bread, milk and cider. It was a great thing to have the first morning there! Thank you Grace!
We loved everything about our September stay. For us (mom, dad, 15 month baby, and black lab), it was a four night/five day escape to just relax and enjoy the family! We loved the house, proximity to family friendly things to do, land, and the animals! The layout of the house was great and easy to navigate. It had everything needed/wanted from a full kitchen, internet and TV (though never turned it on!) to a rocking chair for rocking baby to sleep to a modern bathroom with jetted tub and huge shower! (though the shower head could be better). Bedroom was very nice with king bed and gorgeous view! Every evening we had a fire in the fire pit and it was romantic and relaxing after chasing the baby all day!
We went had lunch a local place, did lots of walking, apple picking, hiking, and went in to Woodstock for the day! There are also two towns that are close by for groceries and restaurants. The Common Man was a fantastic lunch for us foodies!!
As for the property and land… It was great it all around and the trails that are being developed were fun. I bet they will be fun to snow shoe! Callie, our dog, loved running around! The sheep and chickens were fun to watch and we saw wild turkeys and heard coyotes way off in the distance the late evenings. We wished we had gone earlier in the season so we could use the in ground pool; however, the foliage was beginning to change and it was beautiful in every way! Oh well on the pool I guess it just means we have to go back!! We will definitely go back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428866vb
+1 802 263-9613
Ascutney Eastern Vermont
5

wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Dear Grace, thank you for letting us staying in your wonderful place. It is "our vacation spot". I can't say enough about how relaxing and wonderful this piece of Paradise.The decor was stunning.Incredible pool. Spectacular mountain view,Your kindness and care can not be forgotten.It was truly heaven! MANY THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Lebanon, NH
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak at Claremont, NH
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interstate 91 VT Exit 8
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Stoughton Pond
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Harpoon Brewery
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Crown Point Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Inn at Weathersfield
Car: necessary

In Weathersfield, VT (Postal address Perkinsville). 3 1/2 miles from Exit 8 of Interstate 91. All the charm of a dirt road with privacy, quiet, and forest and mountain views. But close to civilization. Grocery stores, restaurants for both fine and casual dining, 2 movie theatres are just a 15 minute drive. Thirty minutes to Okemo for skiing, forty minutes to either Woodstock, VT or Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

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Availability & Rates

Ascutney Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
$160
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence Day
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 7 2014
$160
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$160
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Foliage Season
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 15 2014
$160
3 nights
 
 
Veterans Day
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 11 2014
$160
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
$160
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$160
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$135
$875
$2,700
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ascutney Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with double sinks, large 2-person jetted tub, and separate shower stall.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size leather sleep sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • library
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
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