*Very large, bright, and open floor plan with gorgeous exposed wood floors and beams. Comfortable and private. Relax in a beautiful natural setting just minutes to restaurants, grocery stores, shops, farmer's markets, cinema, etc. Close to Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas (~7 miles). In summer, limitless options in the area: hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, etc. In winter: skating, XC and downhill skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, etc. 32 acre property with pond, gardens and great outdoor areas to enjoy. Private yet very close to town.
House works beautifully for Family Reunions, guys/gals getaway weekends, a shared weekend away with 5 couples or 2-3 families. Come to ski, enjoy local food, attend local events (weddings, races, concerts) or just get away! Winter offers all outdoor sports and holiday events. Summer brings the Valley Festival of the Arts in August, various road races and many other cultural events from concerts to beer tastings. Fall color here is amazing and the area here is a destination for leaf peepers.
*6 total bedrooms - 4 in main house with 2.5 baths and 2 in the garage/barn with full bath. Many comfortable seating areas, great views, gas fireplace, radiant floor heating, and fully-equipped granite and slate kitchen redone in spring 2017.
*Dishes and glassware for large groups as well as linens. 2 tables can be set up as a square or as a long harvest style table for larger groups. 10 folding wooden chairs in mudroom to use for larger groups.
*4 Bedrooms can be configured to suit your group. King MBR (new bed Dec 2017) with tumbled marble double shower bathroom overlooks the Mad River Valley and has a 3 bed bunkroom attached. New guest bath in wood and tile spring 2018. Each other bedroom in the main house can be set up as a king bed or as twins to suit your preference and these share a brand new bathroom with tub and shower. One room has a reading loft accessible by ladder.
*Sunroom area with gas fireplace and comfortable couches is connected to the library with cozy chairs and ottomans and TV area with sectional couch and large flat screen TV with cable and DVD/VCR player. Loaded with books, games, puzzles, DVDs.
*Relax on the patio overlooking the pond or on the sunny wrap-around porch and patio overlooking the property and the next mountain ridge. Covered porch has a comfortable couch (summer 2018), picnic table, bistro table and chairs, large gas grill and foosball table.
*Separate garage steps from main house unit has 2 sleeping areas. On the main floor, there is a top quality queen sleeper sofa (with air mattress topper), several comfortable reading chairs and a flat screen TV and kitchenette with sink, microwave, under counter refrigerator and coffeepot. There is a large full bath on this floor with shower and pedestal sink. Upstairs there are 4 bunks as well as another brand new (Aug 2018) queen sleeper sofa, TV/game area and writing desk.
*Enjoy the wrap-around porch, patio, pergola, and large lawn areas. Incredible grounds, with huge pond (~1 acre) for kayaking and swimming and 32 acres of trails and streams to explore. Endless options for kids. Watch for turtles, crayfish, trout, frogs and salamanders in the pond. Great blue herons, swallows, bluebirds, and ducks all nest here. In the winter, keep an eye out for the resident mink diving for crayfish in the pond!!
*3 hours from Boston, 5 from NYC. Pets with approval.
*Baby equipped upon request (porta crib, high chair, bed-rails, booster seat, stroller, etc.).
*Winter: sleds, snowshoes, XC skis. Store your skis/equipment in garage.
*Summer: Swim and kayak on our pond and enjoy sports on the large field. 5 kayaks are available for use on pond. Relax in 2 large hammocks. Plenty of outdoor seating at a variety of picnic tables and comfortable chairs. Pick your own blueberries steps out the front door as well as blackberries and wild raspberries. In the fall, trees are loaded with apples and pears. Clip herbs for cooking or flavoring drinks. Build a fire in one of two firepits. Relax under the stars!
*Games: full sized Foosball table on covered porch. Outdoor summer games include horseshoe pits, bocce, croquet, badminton, wiffle ball, etc. Board games: Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Cranium, Clever Endeavor, Clue, Pictionary, Chess/checkers, Dao, Scrabble, Risk, Headbands, UNO, Huggermugger, card games, assorted puzzles from 100-1000 pieces.
*Guest guides: Full guest guides available at the house with local activities including spas, restaurants, museums, ski, golf etc. Information for surrounding communities and Burlington and Montpelier including museums and other attractions available.
Local maps are inside the house and hiking guides and maps are available to borrow.
*Gift basket including local Vermont products awaits all guests--pancake mix, syrup, cookies, and more.
*Holiday items: home is lighted for winter holidays; Christmas tree stand, candlesticks, table linens etc suitable for Hannukah and Christmas. House lightly decorated for all holidays.
*Holiday Extras: Enjoy a wonderful Christmas or winter break in Vermont. Relax in front of the fire. Outdoor sports galore are available within minutes from sledding, ice skating and cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the house to downhill skiing at Sugarbush and Mad River Glen which are just minutes away. There are tons of things to do in the area from fine dining at local restaurants, shopping and once in a lifetime things like sleigh rides to make your vacation special.