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All newly renovated 2 bedroom (sort of) fully-appointed, secluded apartment with full kitchen and laundry - only rental unit in barn complex housing gallery, studio and owner's very separate residence. Queen bedroom, king bed in large alcove off living room, and comfy (no kidding) double pull-out sofa in living room which also accommodates dining area. Full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and all dishes, pots, etc. Entrance is through a heated mud room for skis and boots. Bathroom with double shower, washer and dryer. Large closets, cable TV, VCR, DVD, stereo. Private courtyard for outdoor eating and pool in season. Hot tub by appointment - ask about availability. Six miles to Williamstown, MA and 6 miles to Bennington, VT; both with scores of recreational, entertainment, culinary, and cultural venues.
Dog under certain circumstances. Additional photos and information available at our website listed elsewhere in this listing.
We moved here full-time in January of 2007. In a portion of our barn complex we operate a commercial photo studio and a craft and photo gallery which our customers describe as 'fun', 'unique' and 'not what they expected.' We have a new section of Fair Trade Crafts from a variety of overseas projects designed to help people achieve a middle-class lifestyle in their local context, and hope to open an additional shop expressly for this purpose in the near future. The hills are alive with artists working in all mediums, especially those who take inspiration from our spectacular scenery.
We love the proximity to real people with deep ties to the earth and are incorporating their efforts into our 'made in America' concept. Two years ago we opened a 'Vermont's Best' ice cream shop and last year added 'Vermonster Dogs', using all locally sourced products. And, we didn't see ourselves selling maple syrup, but what we offer is made right up the hill from our gallery!! How could we resist.
Come to Vermont and see why we chose this as our final home.
Keywords: Ground Floor One-of-a-Kind Apartment
What can I say? We are creatives who love the beauty and serenity of this place. We spent our adult lives in Fairfield County CT with a 5-year sabbatical in Seattle, and looked for a location that would not only fulfill our space requirements but meet our emotional needs as well. We share our environment with Rooney McDuff a spirited, way-too-loving golden retriever, and Ritz and Riley, two coal black cats who think they're dogs. We've always loved one-of-a-kind places, and this definitely fits the bill.
Well, this is more than a vacation rental; it's an entire lifestyle. Pownal Valley is probably one of the most beautiful in all of Vermont. Rolling limestone mountains might not make for double black diamond ski runs but they do make for fabulous vistas. Our views are without challenge anywhere throughout New England. Our complex houses our studio and gallery spaces as well as our own residence but our guests ALL say they feel totally private and alone on the property.
This is all about peace and quiet: not a partying place by any stretch. For our rental guests: Private courtyard for grilling and dining, private fire pit for relaxing and s'mores, private pool for a leisurely swim, private hot tub for a satisfying de-stressing. AND a fabulous flat, safe yard for kids and dogs to play!