Lovely in all seasons but especially nice in the fall surrounded by the spectacular Vermont foliage. With mountain views from almost every angle, our fully furnished home, located in the heart of Arlington Village is a perfect setting for a weekend away or longer.
With an updated kitchen for entertaining, and family gatherings, spacious living areas, plus comfortable bedrooms easily accommodating 6 people, our home provides you with plenty of options for four season enjoyment. There are two full baths, one renovated, with double sinks and tub/shower combination, the other with lovely old clawfoot soaking tub plus a powder room on the first floor. One bedroom/bath is a separate suite which provides added privacy for couples as well as families. Each bedroom has a window air conditioner. Decorated eclectically with family treasures, lovely artwork and antiques. Large, inviting fireplaced living room accommodates adult and kids activities. Spacious screened porch ideal for summer evenings or warm fall days. Separate dining room allows for formal dining. The lovely gardens, mountain views and well kept lawn makes the home welcoming and inviting.
The close proximity to the Arlington rec park(across the street) and the Battenkill River provide outdoor entertainment for all ages. The Rec park has a par 3 golf course, baseball, tennis, swimming hole, ice skating, cross country skiing and access to the Battenkill River for fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Bordering the Battenkill River and surrounded by the mountains.
Other local activities include:
Skiing at Bromley is just 15 mikes away and a great water slide for summer fun. Cross country skiing at a number of locations locally. There is also skating, and snow shoeing. The Southern Vermont Art Center which offers art for sale, a small museum, and concerts in the summer. The Manchester Music Festival continues its concert series through out the year. Of course there is great shopping at the Manchester outlets year round. there is swimming at the Shaftsbury State Park. Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln's former home, is great for history buffs.
In the spring and summer months, enjoy all the numerous activites in the area including the Southern Vermont Horse Show(6 weeks), out door concerts, summer theater at the Dorset Playhouse and Weston Play House, the concerts at the Perfomring Arts Center at the Southern Vermont Art Center, art shows, crafts shows, swimming and boating at the Shafstbury State Park, hiking at the Equinox Preserve. Fine dining at the numerous local restaurants including the Arlington Inn, West Mountain Inn and Jonathan's Table(spring and summer only) right in Arlington is generally available all year.. The list goes on and on. See local websites for more details!
My husband and I live in Avon, Connecticut. I sell real estate and my husband is the retired Town Manager for the Town of Avon, Connecticut.He now teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of New Haven.
I grew up in Vermont and my husband worked there after graduating from college so we decided to look there when we wanted to purchase a second home. We decided we wanted to live in a place where we could walk to things and be close to the kinds of activites we enjoy here in Connecticut like music and art, shopping and fine dining. The Manchester area was the logical choice for us because it was not too far from Connecticut and had many fo the same benefits.
We knew we wanted to be close to Manchester but we did not want to live there. It was too expensive and not 'Vermont' enough for us. Thus we choose Arlington. We also wanted a property that had good rental potential and this property accomplished that. We love how old this house was and yet it had an updated kitchen. We also love the charm and the size of the rooms. We can have a large crowd in this house and no one feels cramped. We walk to the library, to the rec center, the 7/11 and Church all the time and sometimes to dinner at the Arlington Inn.. There is a nice sense of community in the Village which we really enjoy. The house is just perfect for us!