All newly renovated 2 bedroom fully-appointed, secluded apartment with full kitchen and laundry - only 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 double pull-out sofa in living room / 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/ dryer. Large closets, cable TV, VCR, DVD, stereo. Private courtyard for outdoor eating and private pool in season. Hot tub by appointment. Convenient to Williamstown, MA and Bennington, VT; both with scores of recreational, entertainment, culinary, and cultural venues. Dog under certain circumstances. Four adults or two adults and 4 children maximum. See http://store.studioclubartworks.com/pages/Vacation-Rental.html for additional photos. Calendar is not always up-to-date.
Our Vermont Story: We moved here full-time in January of 2007. In a portion of our barn complex we operate a commercial photo studio and an American-made craft, jewelry and photo gallery which our customers describe as 'fun', 'unique' and 'not what they expected.' We also have a selection of Fair Trade Crafts from a variety of overseas projects designed to help people achieve a middle-class lifestyle, and an entire section of crafts cleverly fashioned from recycled and re-purposed components. The hills are alive with artists working in all mediums, especially those who take inspiration from our spectacular scenery.
The Vermont Experience: We love the proximity to real people with deep ties to the earth and are incorporating their efforts into our 'made in America' concept. We now operate a scoop shop featuring low-batch, homemade ice cream made locally from unadulterated natural ingredients. Designated as Vermont's Best Ice Cream, our customers often tell us it's the best ice cream anywhere! Last year we added locally made hot dogs, smothered with local aged, smoked cheddar on fresh locally baked buns. Our Vermonster Dogs are to die for! And, speaking of local, 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? Refined the old fashioned way, not by reverse osmosis, this maple gold is beyond rival.
Come to Vermont and see why we chose this as our final home.
Why Choose Us?: Besides our reviews - it's obvious people love the property and its amenities - you will love staying here because we are central to a three-state experience. You can go an hour or more north and spend a fortune to ski, or enjoy Jiminey Peak 25 minutes away where you can ski 'til 11:00 PM! Or head to Prospect Mountain 20 minutes in the other direction for Nordic Skiing. Then head home for a soak in the hot tub and a relaxing meal. Or hiking! We're adjacent to the Taconic Crest Trail, the AT, and scores of easy, moderate and strenuous trails, many just minutes away. In the summer the pool, courtyard and yard are perfect places to relax in the evening. And year 'round there are cultural venues meeting every interest.