|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This is a very well appointed 4 bedroom/2.5 bath house with magnificent views, on 40+ acres of woodland and meadows, with hiking and VAST trails climbing to the peak of Cram Hill and connecting to the Roxbury State Forest (which the property borders). There is a spring-fed pond stocked with native brook trout, and a sandy beach for swimming or fishing. There is a 900 sq. ft. covered wraparound porch with 180 degree mountain views. Stonework and hardwood run throughout the house, and the gourmet kitchen features stainless, maple and granite.
There is a wood-burning stove (firewood is included), as well as two gas-fired fireplaces. Satellite wide-screen televisions (with a 300+ DVD movie library), wireless high-speed internet, audiophile stereo (with an 800+ record library), books, games and a land-line phone are available for your use, as are full laundry facilities, a piano, and a two-car garage. The master bedroom suite includes a private dressing room and 2-person Jacuzzi tub.
Green construction: Local craftsmen and builders were used for all aspects of construction, and local materials were used whenever possible. Green construction and Lo-E glass throughout contribute to the high thermal efficiency of the structure. The property is powered by a hybrid solar system. Filtered water flows from deep within a granite outcropping and supplies the water needs of the house.
The Dog River Valley: This property is located in the beautiful Dog River Valley of Central Vermont, 10 miles from Warren Center and the Mad River Valley, and 15 miles to Sugarbush Resort. To answer a question that a lot of folks have asked, it takes about 30 min. to drive to Sugarbush in the winter, except of course when we get bombed by a couple feet of snow - at these times it takes a bit longer, but it's well worth it! It is also 10 miles to Northfield, VT and Norwich University, and 15 miles to Randolph, VT (where there is an Amtrak station) and Vermont Technical College. There are three great golf courses within 15 miles. The quaint town of Roxbury is 4 miles away for gas, post office and basic supplies. It is a 5 hour drive from NYC and 3 hours from Boston or Montreal.
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I have been in love with Vermont for much of my life - I grew up hiking, swimming and skiing in the Green Mountains. When I had the opportunity to have a home here, I spent years looking for the perfect site, and slowly built the house that I had always wanted. In the process, I have also fallen in love with Vermont's people and way of life. I am happy to be able to share this special place with you.
Scott Burg purchased this house in 2007
Our family just returned from a week stay at Scott's comfortable and casual house. After a day of skiing, we would stack the wood stove with firewood, put dinner in the oven, and plop down on comfy sofas to watch the sunset over the mountains and the television. We actually were there for the Superbowl - the flat screen tv was awesome. Every night we would chose a DVD from Scott's collection (library). Great movies - Caddyshack, Wall-e, The Man on the Moon. The house was always toasty warm and, during a blizzard, we were comforted that we would not loose electricity as the house generated its own. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable. And again, that view of the mountains…waking up to watch the full moon setting. Skiing was perfect, and the ride over the mountain never a problem. During the blizzard we stayed home and went cross country skiing on the Vast trail. We are now thinking of when we can return. Thursdays at Mt. Ellen are $30 and we have one more ticket on our quad pack!
I was extremely impressed by the beauty and charm of this hidden gem of a house. A group of us attended a nearby wedding and Scott's place fit our needs perfectly. I only wish we could have spent more time enjoying the amazing view on the lovely wrap-around porch. I hope we have an opportunity to return soon!
My stay in Roxbury was great! Scott made sure everything ran smoothly. Wood and propane abound. My whole family enjoyed the large great room downstairs. The open concept really worked nicely for us. The kitchen was very well stocked with appliances and utensils so we were able to cook gourmet. My son loved tending to the wood burning stove so we nicknamed him the ‘Fire Breathing Dragon’. The LP record and DVD selection was vast. My grandkids got a kick out of listening to Beethoven. We enjoyed the whirlpool tub. The view from the house was absolutely gorgeous. The driveway was kept clear of snow and the road leading to the house was plowed on a timely basis. We would consider staying here again in the future. Thank you.
Scott was incredibly accommodating to our changing of dates and times (late check-out). He sent us a very detailed list of everything we might need- grocery stores and restaurants. He also sent us a map of the back road to Sugarbush which saved us time. The house is beautiful and I wish more of my stupid friends would have come with us. The house can sleep four couples and there are two big couches. The WIFI works well. The art is great and the stove kept the whole house warm. My girlfriend was allowed to bring her dog- who was ever so happy playing in the snow. The house is absolutely gorgeous. It was very difficult to leave. I wish I lived there.
This is a beautiful, spacious property that has everything you'll need. The kitchen was well equipped and the front porch made the perfect place for dining al fresco. The views to the mountains are spectacular! Scott was always available to answer any questions we had. If you are looking for a place that's peaceful and quiet, this is it. Our family (of all ages) loved staying here.
While searching for the perfect place to hold a small “one day” retreat I came across the rental info and pictures for this house. As our group included 1 representative from each of the county’s in Vermont it was important to be centrally located. (Roxbury after all is the geographical center of Vermont) For peace of mind we needed to have a place that was “away from it all,” and for practical reasons we needed to be able to comfortably seat 10-12 people in a circle. We were very pleased that Scott allowed us to rent the house for 1 day/night and it indeed turned out to be the perfect place for our needs. The downstairs is very open and easily accommodated our group. The kitchen, which is part of the open downstairs design provided plenty of space for preparing and serving our potluck meals and the huge front deck made it easy to move the afternoon session out into the fresh mountain air. The house has been kept up very nicely and the art work and house design help create a very modern and relaxing vibe. I was the only one who stayed overnight so the rest of the group missed out on the spectacular stars and the absence of distant car noises. I’m not sure what we would have done if everyone stayed over as there are only four bedrooms, but for large or multi-family stays where a few don’t mind throwing a sleeping bag on the couches or the porch there really is plenty of sleeping room. Unfortunately we never took advantage of the pond or the hiking trails as we didn’t really have enough time to do so. All in all Scott was great to work with, the price was very reasonable and we hope to be able to do it again sometime.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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