COZY CONVERTED BARN ON SECLUDED 6.5 ACRES

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

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COZY CONVERTED BARN ON SECLUDED 6.5 ACRES

Special Offer! Special Last Minute Midsummer Special!!! July 18 - August 4

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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
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Lars

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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

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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369494
+1 (215) 896-2412
Shaftsbury Southwestern Vermont
5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay in this wonderful converted barn! It was better then described, and has everything you could possibly want - games, books, etc. The kitchen is "rustic" (no dishwasher or working oven), but certainly not a dealbreaker. My only complaint is that we didn't stay long enough!! I'll definately stay here again if I'm lucky enough to be in the area.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369494
+1 (215) 896-2412
Shaftsbury Southwestern Vermont
5

GREAT HONEYMOON LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This converted barn was a great place to begin our marriage. The location was secluded and quiet. The barn was clean and in the exact condition shown online. It is quaintly decorated and has an eccentric rustic feel. The owner, Lars, knows the place inside and out. He was great to talk to and was very accessible with any questions we had. There are nice restaurants and shops in town, only about a 5 minute drive away. We recommend "Bagels and WhatNosh" in Bennington. We hope to return to the cabin in the future.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 acres
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Shaftsbury Southwestern Vermont
New York
5

AMAZING PLACE

  • 5 of 5
The property was beautiful and the house was cozy and full of homey touches. It was a good blend of the rustic (wood-fire stoves and antiques) with the modern (river slate shower and super plush couches). The property is secluded enough that we saw a small group of white-tailed deer and a pair of rabbits more than once throughout the weekend. Appreciated the little library, especially the hiking books that helped my wife and I find some good trails nearby. Also it's a great value for the cost--definitely recommend staying here if you're looking for someplace to relax or a base camp for exploring the Green Mountains.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369494
+1 (215) 896-2412
Shaftsbury Southwestern Vermont
5

RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a very relaxing stay here. Beautiful house, and very well kept. Will definitely be visiting again!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369494
+1 (215) 896-2412
Shaftsbury Southwestern Vermont
5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family of three spent a wonderful and very relaxing week at the house. The property is very peaceful. The house has all the necessary amenities, but has a great rustic feel. We loved the gas fireplace in the bedroom! Our 4 year old daughter loved taking baths in the big tub. Bennington is a nice town and just down the road. We recommend Lively's Livery horse drawn wagon rides and the Bakkerij Krijnen bakery. Also loved looking for the many moose statutes in town.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Cozy Converted Barn on Secluded 6.5 acres
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Shaftsbury Southwestern Vermont
New York City
5

LOVED EVERY SECOND!

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely property!! My boyfriend and I wanted a place where we could just go and relax and this was it. Not only was the house immaculate and just as described but very comfortable and homey with lots of personal touches. Lars was beyond helpful and very accommodating every step of the way! The original stove was so cool and a little tricky but once we got used to it no problem. It was cozy and romantic and just what we needed. We also loved that as you walk through the trails on the property there are chairs and benches everywhere which must be wonderful int he summer. We will definitely be back! Thanks so much!!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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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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Availability & Rates

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Shaftsbury Barn Rental Rates

Special Offer! Special Last Minute Midsummer Special!!!

Special Offer From:
Dates Jul 18, 2014 to Aug 4, 2014

Due to a last minute cancellation, my converted barn in SW Vermont is available for your enjoyment at a specially discounted rate or $650 for a one-week stay, $1200 for 2-week, or $100 per night for shorter stays anytime between July 21st until the next renters come in the afternoon of August 4th. Normal rates are about 20% higher and this special place is usually booked months in advance.

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Early Fall 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Fall Foliage 2014
Sep 26 2014 - Oct 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$190
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 19 2014 - Nov 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Early Winter 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Winter - Early Spring 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$775
 
 
Spring 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$775
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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 depending on the length of the stay. Please contact me for more information. Stay for 1 month at a rate of $2200/month and avoid the Vermont hotel room tax of 9%. Well behaved pets are welcome for a $30 pet fee.
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Amenities

Shaftsbury Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
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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