This open-plan saltbox features a great room with a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams and sky lights, and an eat-in kitchen with maple dining table seating eight. It is furnished with comfy couches, wood-burning stove, and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding woods and mountains. French doors lead to a large deck from which you can embark on a hike or X-C ski tour on VT Nature Conservancy trails and the extensive Mt. Equinox trail system. The first floor offers a master bedroom (queen) with adjacent full bath; as well as a powder room. A convenient mud room with a washer/dryer and pantry allows indoor access to a large single car garage. The second floor has two bedrooms (queens), a full bath with linen closet and a sleeping balcony/entertainment center, with a valley view to Bromley Mountain. Five minutes from downtown Manchester and a little further to Bromley and Stratton, the location provides easy access to all attractions, cultural events and restaurants
Fall Foliage: You are surrounded by color : Start your day with a hearty pancake and maple syrup breakfast, surrounded by the blazing foliage display. You can choose to spend your day exploring Vermont's by-ways, which can lead to antique or craft shops; or maybe you would rather visit a working farm, cheese maker or a microbrewery. Going further afield, you can visit such well known Vermont towns as Weston, which has the famous VT country store, Woodstock, Middlebury, or Chester, each with its own charm and attractions. You can climb Equinox Mountain (starting right from the back door) for the views, wildlife, and exercise. Whenever the mood strikes, the world-famous outlets of Manchester Center are there to provide you with a change of pace and some bargains. At every turn you are met with the vivid colors of Vermont's fall foliage.
Come evening, you choose between eating in or at one of the area's many fine restaurants (from a diner to white-table cloth continental).
Then, the cool nights will lull you to a deep sleep.
Winter in Vermont: Yes, it can get cold. But you can step out the back door, pop on X-C skis or strap on snow shoes and take off into the pristine woods letting an inner warmth take over. Or if you prefer sliding down the slopes, Bromley and Stratton Mountains are just minutes away. If skiing and woods are not your thing, try the sleds (provided) on the road in front of the house. After playing in the snow, you can warm yourself by the wood stove, maybe catching a nap. Of course, if shopping is your thing, all the outlets and specialty stores of Manchester and the surrounds are there for you. Later, after eating in or experiencing one of Manchester's many restaurants, you can enjoy a DVD 'at home' or visit the cinema in town. A night walk will dazzle you with a sky the likes you probably don't remember seeing. Some cocoa, followed by a hot bath unfailingly leads to a sound nights sleep.
At wake up time, you probably will be welcomed by a fresh dusting of glistening snow ready for you to enjoy.
Year-Round Destination: There is no 'off' season in Manchester. Maybe a quiet time, but where better to unwind from daily 'home' pressures. Fall foliage is world famous, winter runs a close second. Just don't forget about spring fly fishing, running the Battenkill's rapids, hiking the Appalachian or Long Trails, peak bagging in the Green Mtns., visiting working farms, antiquing, looking in on crafts people at work, museum and concert going at world famous venues (e.g.,Tanglewood and the Clark, in nearby Mass), Early spring features maple sugaring. When the weather warms, it's time for Dorset quarry's spring fed waters for a cooling swim.
If golf is your thing, head for one of the many courses with a tee time waiting for you. The Gleneagles links type course in Manchester Village is sure to be a challenge, Or you could head for Stratton's mountainside venue.
Manchester is also horse country with major shows, polo, and opportunities for riding.
And after this, there is the shopping in Manchester.