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COZY CONVERTED BARN ON SECLUDED 6.5 ACRES

Lars

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Lars

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COZY CONVERTED BARN ON SECLUDED 6.5 ACRES

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Shaftsbury Barn Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom + large loft, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 comfortably (8 max).

Spend the month, week or weekend in a beautiful rustic converted barn on 6.5 very private sunny country acres with southerly long-range views of Mount Anthony and the Bennington Monument (Stays of 2 or more weeks are progressively discounted depending on the length of the stay). Wander the park-like trails through 4 acres of old apple orchard and woodland. Why get a bed and breakfast when you can have a house and land all to yourself? This vacation rental is located in southwestern Vermont, less than 12 minutes from downtown Bennington (but still feels very quiet and secluded). Pick apples, bird-watch, and view other wildlife like deer, grouse, wild turkeys, rabbits, and an occasional black bear that wanders through the property. Excellent fly fishing on the nearby Battenkill river. Attend the summer horse shows in nearby Manchester. Enjoy the world-famous Vermont fall foliage. Watch the flowers bloom in the spring. Enjoy a bon-fire in the back-yard. Five major ski areas are located within an hour's drive. House is fully furnished and has slate shower, bear-claw bath tub, gas cooking stove (*see below), microwave, refrigerator, cable, DVD/VCR, and wireless internet, plus two wood stoves and free wood to keep you warm at night (There's also central air heating if needed). There's a large downstairs master bedroom with its own gas stove/fireplace for ambiance and extra heat. There is a living room, dining area, and another small room that could sleep 2 with large electric blowup mattress on site. A spiral staircase leads up to a large loft with a spring mattress futon. The barnhouse was actually part of a large picturesque Vermont farm just up the dirt road (and viewable from parts of the property) until it was rolled down on logs and converted into a house some years ago.

* The antique gas stove has an oven that only gets hot enough for warming foods. The burners up top work just fine. There is a plug-in GE electric roaster oven available that can cook up to an 18lb turkey and also has bread pans for cooking loaves of bread. It is easy to clean too.

*** Contact me for additional information on steep discounts for stays of 2 or more weeks.

Download a Detailed PowerPoint Slideshow: Go to http://www.quia.com/files/quia/users/lmcgee/VT-Barn-Slideshow-view.ppsx to download a complete slideshow of the property.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Lars (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Lars

Lars (pictured here with his childhood sweetheart and wife Kristen) teaches high school biology, chemistry, and environmental science just outside of Philadelphia. He is a VERY avid skier who also enjoys camping, hiking, mountaineering, kite-surfing, watching the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with his wife and children. Kristen teaches electronic engineering at the college level and is an avid wind surfer, hiker, and quickly improving skier.

Lars purchased this barn in 2003

Why Lars chose Shaftsbury

This is the perfect property to relax and unwind in total privacy. Vermont in general is a very relaxed, friendly place. If you are looking for stress reduction, a romantic get-away, and tons of outdoor activities, you found the perfect place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We recently spent one week at the barn during Thanksgiving. It was an idyllic place, perfect for relaxing and spending time with family and friends. The barn was warm and cozy. It took very little effort to keep the wood stove going. I could see myself spending a month at the barn - hibernating with a pile of books and taking leisurely walks around the property. It was very comfortable to share with three teenage girls. They occupied the loft area and we had a bedroom to ourselves. Thanks you Lars!
Nov 2013
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany Airport
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bromley Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many
Car: necessary

Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany NY and Pittsfield MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Bennington Vermont is located just south of Shaftsbury and Manchester Vermont is 20 minutes north. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and take a moment to discover its rich history.

Other Activities: hiking

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Shaftsbury Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Winter 2015
Feb 16 2015 - Mar 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$775
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 7 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$775
$2,200
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$775
$2,200
 
 
Early Fall 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$775
$2,200
 
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 25 2015 - Oct 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$180
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
 
 
Later Fall
Oct 19 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$775
$2,200
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$180
Thu,Fri,Sat
$900
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes In addition to the per night charge, there is a one-time $90 cleaning fee and 9% tax (No tax for stays one month or more). Stays of 2 or more weeks are progressively discounted. Stay the whole month for $2200 and avoid the 9% VT state room tax. Well behaved pets are welcome for a $30 pet fee plus tax. There is an additional $100 per pet added to the security deposit of $500.
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Amenities

Shaftsbury Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom has a bear-claw bathtub with large window view plus a slate shower, sink, and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Masterbedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Semi-private
  • There is a large master bedroom, a large loft with a comfortable spring mattress futon, and one other small room that has an electric blow-up mattress available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Large Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • library
  • playground
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
This property is ideally suited as a romantic getaway for two although larger groups have stayed and enjoyed themselves. The loft is a semiprivate area that has a very comfortable spring mattress futon. There is another small room that could be used as a private sleeping area.

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