Cozy, newly-built and furnished guest cottage on owner’s 10-acre residential property with private lake. New master bedroom w/ queen size bed, glass slider to deck with patio table & chairs. Also new washer/dryer. In summer, enjoy the private lake with sandy beach and bottom for great swimming, kayaking for kids, rowboat, rafts and floats. Volleyball, badminton and other lawn activities. Hike, bike, or walk to enjoy and the beautiful mountain streams, views, and hiking trails. In winter, go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or sledding right from your door or drive to one of the three nearby ski slopes: Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Middlebury Snow Bowl.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WINTER: a 4-wheel drive vehicle, or at least a front-wheel drive vehicle with snow tires, is necessary to avoid problems on steep local roads.
Ideal for family of four or romantic couple. Guests under age 21 must be accompanied by at least one adult over age 25. WIRELESS INTERNET service and SATELLITE TV with hundreds of channels. Cottage has a telephone land line. There is only 4G AT&T cell phone service within a radius of about six miles. Check-in time: after 4:00 PM; check-out time: before 11:00 AM. Sorry, no smoking and no pets.
Keywords: cottage, cabin, vacation home, ski chalet, ski resort
To briefly escape the hubbub of New York in 2002, I spent two weeks with my best cousin in Vermont. For months after I returned to NY I dreamed of living in Vermont. A year later, thanks to the Internet, I was able to make my dream come true. I bought the property right next door to my cousins place and moved to Vermont for good. A 25-year veteran of the higher education publishing industry, I no longer have to live where the company I work for is located. I telecommute.
My brother liked to come to Vermont in the summer to escape the Florida heat, but he is deathly allergic to dogs and cats and since my cousin and I both have pets, he had to stay in hotels. So in 2008 I built a guest cottage for him on my property. He uses it for a week in summer and a week in winter and the rest of the time (to help pay for it) I am renting it to vacationers.
I love participating in the small town social life of Granville. But what I love most about my new life here is that I can work and vacation in the same place. In the summer I can swim twice a day if I want to, work in my vegetable and flower gardens, go for long walks, hang out with my cousin and her horses, and still put in a respectable day’s work at the computer. I work longer hours in the winter, but still get plenty of exercise walking, show shoeing, and snow shoveling. My son and his family love it here in summer, but even more in winter as they are avid skiers. So I always seem to have family visits on the horizon.