|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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.
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.
Beautiful and warm cottage located in a lovely place
Very cute and charming cottage with history. I loved the historical information on the schoolhouse, since I grew up in Brownsville.
We truly enjoyed our too short visit to this lovely part of the country! This cottage is perfectly situated between Woodstock and Quechee, VT, which were our destinations. Setting is quite peaceful and beautiful. The cottage was spotless and included everything necessary for a get-away. Would have loved to have a little more time so I could have spent hours in the book nook at the top of the stairs! We also enjoyed reading the history of the school house.
The little School House was inviting from the moment we walked in. The photos were correct and helped us know we were at the right place. The table on the deck made for some nice afternoons in the sun. We enjoyed the music collection and the DVDs while keeping cozy and warm by the fireplace (gas) in the evenings. The kitchen was small but well equipped. It was like being back in time reading the history books of the area and photos of the original school. The location was great for walking and driving the back roads to see the colors of Fall, with the lovely old town of Woodstock about 20 minutes drive. Thanks John for sharing your place.
Great old world character cottage, perfect for two of us visiting. We were looking to stay in and cook each night - probably a fraction too far if you wanted to eat out at local restaurants.
Near to Woodstock and other areas of interest.
Easy to find - although coming from the West may be easier than the East depending on direction of appraoch.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|