Soaring, beautifully decorated contemporary atop Andover Ridge, with panoramic views, overlooking Weston (3 min), near Okemo (15 min away), Stratton (25 min), golf, hiking, swimming, kayaking, biking, Weston Playhouse summer stock, antique shops, farmers markets, outlets and fine restaurants. Spectacular views from all rooms. 2 Flat screen HDTVs with Direct TV, wireless DSL
Main Floor: Open kitchen/dining/living area with 30 ft. sky lighted ceilings, stone fireplace and wet bar. Huge master BR suite (800 sq ft +) with fireplace, oversize Jacuzzi, built-in CD/Stereo, spiral staircase to reading loft..
Lower Floor: Game room with full bath, two twin beds & queen sleeper sofa, 8' pool table, pub-style dart board, 32 inch TV, stereo/DVD with surround sound, wood stove to watch fire, laundry room, heated 2 car garage.
Upper Level: 1 bedroom, large sleeping loft with King, study area with easy chair, views everywhere.
The House: Moon Hill was built in 1997, and is in like new condition, with soaring ceilings, wide open spaces. It has been used as our personal residence, reflected in the quality of the furnishings and overall beauty of the house, and is much loved.
It is in an extraordinary place, both because of its location, with 360 degree views, all the way to New Hampshire, and its beautiful, spacious contemporary design give the visitor a sense of peace and privacy.
It's sited on about 5 acres, with a sledding hill and open lawn area, and another 18 acres across the road with varied terrain for snowshoeing or hiking.
It's warm and cozy, thanks to its radiant floor heating, and passive solar design, with sun streaming in most of the day, and roaring fireplace at night. There are views everywhere you look, and the extensive use of glass truly brings the outdoors inside. There is a rooftop hatch that provides 360 degree view. Fantastic.
The Area - Weston & Manchester: The house is on the border of the towns of Andover and Weston, and looks down on Weston, about 3 minutes away. Weston, founded in the 1700's is recognized as one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in Vermont, with art galleries, restaurants, the Weston Playhouse, and the Vermont Country Store - one of the must-see attractions of the state, with thousands of fun and historic items - a great place to spend time, especially with kids, when you're not on the slopes.
Heading down Route 100 from Weston, you'll end up in Manchester, an excellent destination for its numerous restaurants, outlets, galleries, bookstore, Orvis flagship store, historic Hildene (home of Robert Todd Lincoln) and Equinox (a rock resort featuring the Avanyu Spa) and SVAC art center.
Other day trips can include Grafton, Ludlow, Woodstock, Dorset, Killington and many other destinations.
Skiing/Winter Sports: Okemo, Bromley, Stratton and Magic mountains are the nearest ski areas, with all but Okemo directly visible from the house (along with Mt Snow, a bit further). There are excellent cross-country and snow shoeing facilities at Wild Wings in Peru (by Bromley), at Grafton Pond, in Grafton, t Hildene (the home of Robert Todd Lincoln) in Manchester and at Okemo and Stratton's nordic facilities.
Moon Hill has a very dramatic great room with a tailored, leather sectional
that is very comfortable. I love being here on a sunny day. It was great to just sit, read, watch the weather and the light change throughout the day. It has a terrific indoor/outdoor connection.
The Master bedroom is on the main level, very convenient! Crazy- spacious.
The upper floor has a bedroom with a queen bed, one dresser, great views,
no closet. The loft has a king size bed, great views with a closet plus open shelving. There is no bathroom on this floor. My son claimed the loft area. It is such a large space, he could not be seen from the lower level. All the beds were very comfortable.
The lower level has twin beds in the game room and very comfortable furniture. We enjoyed many family competitions around the pool table. There is a full bath and laundry room on this level. The attached garage came in handy for loading and unloading.
The home is located at the end of a 2 mile dirt road that curves up and around.
To get a view like this, you need to go up! Be sure to bring a four wheel drive vehicle. The owners were very responsive via phone or email. They were a pleasure to work with.
Our stay at Moon Hill really enhanced our trip. We look forward to returning.
Moon Hill is a beautiful house in a beautiful location. If it weren't for the many recreational, dining and shopping options, including a vibrant arts and crafts scene, one could easily arrive at this incredible home and never want to leave the comfort of its amenities and stunning views. We hope to return again for more fun, relaxation and those magical sunrises and sunsets.
We spent a long weekend at this beautiful home with friends and look forward to many return visits! The wrap around deck provides speactacular views which are breathtaking. The large windows make you feel like you are outdoors and the amenities are abundant. A faulous getaway for couples or families!
We rented this property for the month of January 2011, and I wish we didn't have to leave! The house is beautifully appointed and very, very comfortable. We had plenty of room for six of us. The location is convenient to multiple ski hills. And, the owner was a delight to work with.
The best part of this house, though, is the spectacular view. It is wonderful to wake up to the pink glow behind the trees. And, the full moon high in the sky above the valley below is breathtaking. I highly recommend this property. You will love it!
This house and view are so beautiful, you won't want to leave! Spent a summer week here with the kids enjoying the area activities (hiking, waterfalls, shopping, alpine sliding, biking, scenic drives, Weston theater and country store). Every night we could not wait to get back to see the view and relax over a home-cooked meal of local produce. Private location at end of road surrounded by trees and flowering shrubs. Met all of our expectations and more. Our first time to use HomeAway...Owners were a delight to work with. We would recommend this place to all our friends and family.
It was our great pleasure to rent Moon Hill for the 2008 -2009 ski season. We had a wonderful experience and loved spending time at this very special property. The view is truly panoramic and will take your breath away. The furnishings and overall feel of the home was very enjoyable and comfortable. The proximity to Weston and to three ski resorts made it very convenient. We highly recommend Moon Hill and look forward to renting it in the future!!
Located high on Andover Ridge road, minutes to historic, beautiful Weston, with the Vt Country Store, Weston Playhouse, art galleries, restaurants. Short drive to Okemo, Bromley, Statton ski areas, towns of Ludlow, Londonderry, Chester, kayaking, swimming, golf, hiking. The heart of ski country, with x-country skiing and snowshoeing nearby as well. About 30 minutes to Manchester, with designer outlets, numerous restaurants, Southern Vermont Art Center, Northshire Book Store, luxury Avaynu Spa at the Equinox Hotel.
Other Activities: hiking, swimming, x-country skiing, kayaking, Weston Country Store