An Interior decorator and architect partnered to renovate our charming one story, year-round house in 2009. Living room, kitchen, and family room each have French doors opening to large deck, overlooking swimming pool, landscaped gardens and stunning view of Mother Myrick Mountain. Open kitchen with Danby Mountain marble counter tops and custom-built cabinets with hand-hewn maple floors is equipped with gas stove and large refrigerator. Stone wood-burning fireplace in living room and gas fireplace in family room, both with comfy seating, have TVs and DVD players. Sunlit, airy master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and cathedral ceiling is attached to large master bathroom. Recreation room includes electric, cedar-lined sauna, ping pong table, board games, puzzles and books. Wheelchair accessible, 'Twin Birches' is surrounded by 100 acres of privately owned preserve with gorgeous walking/cross country trails--secluded yet only 10 minutes to Manchester
Twin Birches has been a part of family gatherings and romantic getaways for 20 years. We celebrated my mother's 80th birthday with siblings, spouses and grand children from up and down east coast and as far away as London. All 29 of us sat at tables set up in the family room. When the house is bursting with family during the winter holidays, my mother loves to hear the plow on early snowy mornings knowing that some will be off to the mountain and others will stay behind to sit by the fire and read a good book. In the summer she likes to hear children splashing in the pool and waits to hear about adventures of hiking in Merck forest or the trouble people get into shopping in the discount stores in Manchester...Armani, Crew, Theory, etc.
My parents were excited to buy property in the Battenkill Valley because my father came here as a boy to visit his uncle, Horace Brown, a famous Vermont artist and a founder of the Southern Vermont Art Center, and to play golf with his father and 2 brothers while staying at the Equinox Hotel. Come share the fun, make new memories and love it as much as we do.
Places to go, things to do and see 15-30 minutes from Twin Birches
All Year-Round: Bromely Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Magic Mountain, Hildene, Southern Vermont Art Center, Northshire Bookstore and Cafe, Equinox Hotel and Spa, Dorset Inn and Tavern, Merck Forest, Outlet Shopping
Seasonal: Skiing, skating, cross country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, swimming at quarry, Dorset Playhouse, Manchester Music Festival, Annual Vermont Horse Show, Gleneagles Golf, Manchester Golf, Battenkill River fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own blueberries, apples, pumpkins, foliaging, antiquing, hiking, biking
Fall: Enjoying foliage, antiquing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins, hiking, biking
Your-Own blueberries, biking
Fall: Enjoying foliage, antiquing, biking, hiking, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins