COZY HISTORIC HILLTOP COTTAGE WITH MOUNT ASCUTNEY VIEW

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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COZY HISTORIC HILLTOP COTTAGE WITH MOUNT ASCUTNEY VIEW

Brownsville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This exceedingly charming cottage on a wooded hilltop just outside of Brownsville has great views of Mt Ascutney and a burbling brook at the base of the hill. The historic converted early 1800's one room school house is filled with many antique furnishings. Hanging in the stairway are photographs of the house when it was the Hammond Hill School, with its teacher and her students. Enjoy the coziness of a gas fireplace in the living room or a wood fire in the chiminea on the deck. The cottage features a fully equipped and outfitted kitchen. Both bedrooms are upstairs, the master with a queen size bed and the second bedroom with a full-size double bed. The stairs are steep and may be a challenge for some individuals. All bed and bath linens are supplied.

Mt. Ascutney, only 5 minutes away, with opportunities for hiking, mountain biking or cross country skiing. There is easy access to the VAST trail network for snowmobiling, cross country skiing or snow shoeing. Mountain bikers will find some of the best single track trails in New England. Miles of great trails are accessible right from the house.

Ascutney Mountain Resort has many amenities including a shop for kayak and bicycle rentals. There is a full restaurant and bar available in the main lodge. In addition, the resort has outdoor tennis courts and a heated indoor swimming pool with an adjacent fitness room. There are several ski mountains in the area including Okemo, Killington, Suicide 6, Pico and Sunapee. There is no down hill skiing available at Ascutney. For you golfers, there are 5 courses only 15 to 45 minutes away.

The village of Woodstock, about 25 minutes from Brownsville is known world-wide for its artisans, its artists, and the galleries that show their works. It is also home to the Billings Farm, the Woodstock Inn and the Rockefeller Woodstock Resort. Nearby is the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock.

Close to Woodstock is the Village of Quechee where you’ll find the famous glass works factory of Simon Pearce with its retail shop of glassware and wonderful restaurant.

Nearby on the Connecticut river is the Cornish Art Colony with the home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens and the Maxfield Parrish museum.

There really is something for everyone any time of year!

Keywords: Ascutney, foliage, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, trails, horses, trails, Woodstock, Quechee, Okemo, Hanover, GMHA, antiques, golf

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
John (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Why John chose Brownsville

Our parents bought the cottage in 1977 as a vacation home. They always enjoyed staying there in all seasons. We have kept the cottage in the family as it always brings back wonderful memories.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is the perfect setting and location to enjoy all that New England has to offer in any season or to just sit by the fire or on the deck and read a good book.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
CT
5

Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5
I was competing at GMHA and stayed at this delightful schoolhouse with my husband and young daughter. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well appointed. There is no cellphone or internet capabilities, but this is a welcome respite from our normal lives. Drinking coffee on the deck in the AM and enjoying a glass of wine at night was peaceful and delightful. My husband brought his road bicycle and enjoyed riding the local VT back roads. Lovely cottage!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
5

A little slice of Heaven...

  • 5 of 5
OH!
MY!
GAWD!

I have a smile from ear to ear to ear! ?

I cannot begin to express how much my friend and I just love, Love, but LOVED your place in Vermont! Everything but everything about it is perfect!
It’s so charming! I was able to de-stress, decompress from the stress of life back in Montreal and reconnect with myself. We weren’t able to get the tv going but that was a blessing in disguise b/c your collection of music is superb!!! Divine! And your collection of books, so interesting! Voltaire? WOW! And so beautifully decorated. So warm. So inviting. So so so so very charming!

We weren’t really sure how the gas fireplace works as we have just good ol’ electric baseboards back home. That’s in fact our only comment. If only we had better instructions as to what we need to do with a gas heater. Do we turn it off when we leave? Does it go on and off automatically? Just silly little things like that… I was a little paranoid that we were going to blow up the place… We are so unfamiliar with gas heating, gas appliances…

My friend was so taken with your book about the history of the place that she was up until 5 am Saturday morning, just reading and enjoying your space

Ooh, actually I do have one more suggestion if I may. Parts of the driveway gets a lot of sun so the snow melts and when it gets cold, it freezes up again so it becomes a slippery icy slope. If there was a bucket of sand, gravel or something that we could used to sprinkle on the ice it would have saved us some nasty spills

My friend is an interior decorator so don’t be surprised if you find some of your stuff rearranged on the shelves and stuff. She likes her space just so… I hope that’s okay.

Well done! We’ll be back. In fact, I am working on getting hubby up there for a romantic weekend getaway….

Thank you again!
Maria
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
Where do you live?
5

Little house with Huge Charm

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to tell everybody ofcourse how much I loved staying at your 'little house on the prairie' which is what my friend and I have named your place!
We loved it - after a 3.5 hour drive and plenty of pit-stops to browse
in all the shops on the highway - we finally made it after 11 pm -and for arrival and we were very warmly and lovingly enveloped by your little home...We ADORE IT!

I didn't fall asleep until 5 am cause I read and sat by the fire and perused all the books and notes on West Windsor and puttered around. I am interior stylist and so I just couldn't' help but notice all of your lovely things - the hand made pottery and pretty cups and saucers and loved them out on display!

We have a splendid time and we thought it was serendipitous that we ended up on this listing cause I am a huge fan of 40's music and maria had been wanting to listen to Mel Torme for some time - we have grown up with lp's and i hadn't played one in over
30 years - I had forgotten how you can pile them up one after the other and how they 'drop' and we even forgot there was a flip side. We discovered some new favorites - but listened to classic Sinatra, Mel, Bette Middler (never heard her comedy records before)...No TV !

And no Laptop - yippeeee! Heavenly!

We just had such a great time we truly didn't want to leave...in fact I forgot my coat with credit card in the pocket and roughly 20 minutes away we had to make our way back to get it!

Dying to come back very soon - and enjoy a little more time away from today's hustle and bustle.

Many thanks!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
5

A perfect escape.

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is the perfect place to get away to for a weekend...or more. I want one! It's cozy, well-equipped, and left nothing to be desired. On the deck, we enjoyed the view while the sun was up and then fires in the fire pit when the sun went down. The photos left us with no surprises, but I have to say they don't do this beautiful, historic cottage justice. The owner was super helpful and the neighbors were friendly and welcoming. This sure beats a hotel any day and I would highly recommend this place for one to two couples. I know we'll be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
5

Beautiful peace of history

  • 5 of 5
Perfect cottage for 2 couples a small family or a romantic getaway weekend which is exactly what my wife and I did. The house is a great old schoolhouse converted into a house. It has everything you need and John the home owner was extremely helpful for my wife and I who had a last minute change in plans. Will definitely return in the future.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
Northampton, MA
5

Cute, cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great weekend stay at the cottage! My friends and I (2 couples) were in the area for the VT 50 mountain bike race at Ascutney Mt. The cottage was conveniently located a few miles away from the start line and served as a perfect base for our weekend. The bedrooms were very comfortable and clean and the kitchen was well-stocked with all pans, dishes, etc which made our stay very easy and relaxing. After a long day of racing, it was so nice to come back and sit out on the deck in the sunshine and take in the beautiful surroundings. I only wish we could have stayed longer!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Brownsville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
VT 50 Race
Sep 27 2014 - Sep 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$155
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Brownsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
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