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Enjoy the best of Southern Vermont's mountains, woods and small towns in this cozy home in Andover, VT. We're right between Weston and Chester, two of Vermont's most charming small towns, with restaurants and shops and even a country theater.
In the summer, you can be inside the Green Mountain National Forest with a five minute drive. There are thousands of acres of woods and trails to explore plus a number of nearby swimming holes. In the winter, you can enjoy the same trails by snowshoe or XC skis. If you want downhill skiing then you can be on the slopes of five different world class ski resorts with a short drive (Okemo, Bromley, Magic, Killington & Pico). Plus, there's nearby access VAST snowmobile trails.
This home has two bedrooms and sleeps six people. There 's a full bath plus an outdoor shower, screened and open air porches, 25 acres of woods and beaver pond, and a lot of seclusion and privacy. The house shares the woods with wild moose, turkey, foxes and bobcat.
All the comforts of home are provided for our guests. You will find a full kitchen with dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, telephone and Wifi service, 42' plasma TV, Playstation 3 for DVD Blu-Ray and Netflix streaming service. Plenty of awesome board games. Hair drier included, don't bother packing yours.
Sean has lived in Vermont and Massachusetts his whole life, and Susan is just settling into the Northeast after growing up in Georgia and Maryland. We love to get outdoors and explore the natural places all around us. We decided owning this gem of a house in Andover, VT, would make that possible for us and for lots of our guests.
Sean Effel purchased this house in 2010
Fresh air, woods, and quiet are very important but it's hard to get the 'away from it all' experience in a busy town or at the side of a ski slope. This property has all the things we like about being on vacation, but without all the traffic and neighbors.
If you want quiet and seclusion, this is the property for you. The nearest neighbors are hundreds of yards through the dense woods, the house is not visible from the road, there is no cell phone service. And on top of this, you can be in town for groceries, restaurants, even skiing, within a short few minutes in a car.
In the summer seasons, visit Chester's many farmer's market or craft fairs, catch a show at the Weston Playhouse, or dine out in one of Londonderry's restaurants and go for a stroll next to the river. The Vermont Country Store is five minutes away so you can take some of the rustic atmosphere home with you. Several sites on the Vermont Cheese Trail are nearby, made up of 40 small Vermont farms that produce cheeses with cow, sheep or goat's milk.
Enjoy skiing on five major ski areas within an hour in any direction, or cross country skiing just minutes away, or VAST snowmobile access.
Try hiking, running or snowshoeing in the Green Mountain National Forest with trails as near as three miles away.
Soak in the quiet and privacy that our house offers. No busy traffic, no loud neighbors, just 25 acres of trees! You might spot our local moose in the spring.
Other Activities: The Green Mountain National Forest is only 3 minutes away for hikes, snowshoes or XC skis. Lowell Lake and Hapgood Pond State Park make for great swimming holes.
VAST snowmobile trails have access at several points in the area.
Golf: The Tater Hill golf course is just 15 minutes away.
Ski: Enjoy your pick of five world class downhill ski resorts within an hour's drive. Magic Mountain is 11 minutes away. Okemo or Bromley are 20 minutes away. Stratton Mountain is 30 minutes south, Killington's Skyeship entrance is 45 minutes north. Pico is one hour out.
If you prefer cross country skiing, the Viking Nordic Center is 15 minutes away with 20km of groomed trails. Three miles away is access to the Catamount Trail that runs the entire length of Vermont, from Massachusetts to Quebec, for cross country skiing.
Our own property has great ski XC access with with some primitive trails around the beaver pond.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Damage and cleaning deposit is refunded 100% when property is returned in same condition.
Full payment due prior to start date. Paypal, personal check, or money order accepted.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.