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Shawna or Eamon O'Shea

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

The Sugarhouse at Sheady Acres

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Montgomery Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Sheady Acres is a 25 acre slice of heaven halfway between Jay Peak and Montgomery Center. Our hilltop Southern exposure gives us one of the best sunsets in town, as well as maximum light for one of the many activities we offer. There is an eighteen-hole disc golf course on property. Cross-country skiing, hiking, swimming and world-class mountain and road biking are right outside your door. Jay Peak offers a championship eighteen-hole golf course, and the deepest powder skiing on the east coast. Jay Peak has also just the largest indoor water park in the norhteast and a full size hockey-skating rink. Ask us about discounted ski passes. The Vast Trail has an access in town, 3 miles away, and 2 miles further down the road is another access with parking. You will not run out of things to do, no matter the duration of your stay.

The Sugarhouse at Sheady Acres: Sheady Acres is at the gateway to one of the most unspoiled areas in the country, The Northeast Kingdom. Although there are many activities in the area, the main attraction continues to be the great expanses of natural habitat that exist in the region. Jay Peak Ski Area is five miles up the road and Stowe, Burlington and Montreal are all under one and a half hours away. Our Cottages were designed with the savvy traveler in mind. They are outfitted with a fridge/freezer, convection oven, microwave and full compliment of dishware and kitchen amenities. All Cottages have natural Queen size New Englander pillow top mattresses, flat screen satellite television, and wireless internet. On demand hot water, and adjustable propane heat will keep you warm on those cold north country nights. Locally owned and operated, your hosts are knowledgeable about all things Vermont. These cottages have been a labor of love, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

“The Sugarhouse” is our ode to Vermont, complete with a beautiful claw foot bathtub (with shower) and vaulted ceiling, designed from a traditional Vermont sugarhouse. The smell of the local white cedar interior is as sweet as any grade of syrup. The Sugarhouse is also the “greenest” of our cottages, utilizing almost all local and recycled materials. A pine plank breakfast nook, spalted maple trim, and marble corner sink to name a few. This versatile cottage will accomodate everyone from honeymooners to lovers of white powder days.

What to bring: Think motel without the shared wall space. We provide bedding, towels, etc. Don’t forget your camera and recreational toys.

How to get here: We are located on VT Route 242 exactly three miles from Montgomery Center. After you pass the Belfry Restaurant (if it is possible), we are 0.7 miles on the right. Coming from Jay Peak we are about five miles on your left.

Please contact us for information on our other properties, our 'pet friendly' Carribean Cottage, Irish Farm House and Adobe cottages and the Teahouse Pagoda (not pet friendly). Thank You!

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Shawna or Eamon O'Shea (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Shawna or Eamon O'Shea

Sheady Acres started over 15 years ago when I purchased 25 acres of prime meadow and woodlands on Rte 242 in Montgomery Center, Vermont. A treehouse was my first endeavor where I lived for a few years with my dog. The West was calling my name, however, so I spent a few winters in Winter Park, Co and Jackson Hole, WY always returning in the spring to my first love, Vermont.

My wife and I met in Winter Park, and we’ve been married for over 6 years. We have a home that I built on Sheady Acres that we share with our daughter and our playful companions Daisy and Kitty.

I’ve been in the carpentry/construction business for over 15 years. I dabble with pencil drawings and started focusing on cottages that I could design and build myself and rent to visitors who come to the Jay Peak Area. Having traveled to different parts of the world, I was inspired to create The Sugar House which is pure Vermont, the Caribbe which is my interpretation of the Caribbean cottage and the Tea House which is my take on the Japanese Pagoda. The Farmhouse will be number four and the Irish cottages I saw in County Cork certainly influenced its design. My wife decorated the interiors to enhance the individual flavors of each cottage so your experience will continue as you open the door and head inside.

Sheady Acres Cottages have been a labor of love and an expression of creativity that we sincerely hope will be shared by those who come and visit us. Give us a try. We look forward to hearing from you.

Shawna or Eamon O'Shea purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Shawna or Eamon O'Shea chose Montgomery

I chose to build a vacation rental in Montgomery Center, Vt because I grew up in this area and love Vermont. Watching the bikers soar down the hill from Jay Peak and the skiers go by on those powder days, I got the feeling that there are many people who would love an alternative type of property to rent while on vacation; a place with its own character and uniqueness, a place different from any other they've ever stayed at. Nearby are mountain bike trails, a golf course, the Long Trail (hiking), incredible sunsets, a ski area and a disc golf couse on site. It's the perfect place to have a vacation! We donate a percentage of our profits to the local animal shelter.

What makes this cabin unique

There is a very popular restaurant and bar within walking distance of our property, about 1/2 mile downhill. Jay Brook is a small hike behind the cottage where one can go on a hot day to cool off. Check out our Pet Friendly cottages the Caribbean, Adobe and Irish Farm House . We guarantee your dog will love this place as much as you will. In the winter you will have access to acres of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

We have added a beautiful gazebo that one finds by following a stone path into the woods. A hot tub awaits the tired skiers, bikers, riders, hikers and those who just want to sit back and gaze at the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Amazing little treasure near Jay Peak”

The Sugar House was a magnificent place to come home to after a day of boarding at Jay Peak. The owners, Eamon and Shawna, were gracious hosts! The wood work is amazing and each cottage has its own unique charm. My girlfriend and I like to cook and we did every night in the small kitchen that includes: hotplate; convection oven; small sink; pots; pans; small fridge; and dishes!
Feb 2010
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based on 31 traveler reviews

The Sugarhouse at Sheady Acres
average rating of 4.967742 based on 35 reviews
Lewiston, ME

Amazing discovery

  • 5 of 5

My 9 year old daughter and I recently stayed in the Caribe Cottage for a fun weekend getaway. The cottage was adorable and much to my daughter's delight with the O'Shea's permission we were able to sneak a peek into the other vacant cottages (all cottages were warm, welcoming and beautifully done). We also have the fun memory of running to the hot tub in our flip flops in the snow! I was so pleased that it was so close to Jay Peak as that's where we found ourselves skiing, dining and hitting the awesome water park. We're fans and will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Home away from Home Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the farmhouse at Sheady Acres. Our family absolutely loved this cozy cottage. The craftsmanship, décor, and amenities are everything that you need for a comfortable home away from home feel. The cottage was clean, well maintained, and cared for. The owners have thought of everything that you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. They are conveniently located close to Jay Peak ski resort, with other charming towns nearby offering plenty to do and see. We highly recommend Sheady Acres if you're looking for a quiet, quality family or romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Ski Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience here. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and the cottage was great. While the kitchenette was small, it was surprisingly well stocked. The heated floors in the bathroom were clutch. The bed was very comfortable. The hot tub was perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes. Even for double the price, I doubt you could find a private cabin to beat this place. The only downside is the that the drive isn't paved, so if you happen to get a snow dump, make sure you've got a car that can handle it.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson, MA

Sheady Acres Pet Friendly Snowboarding Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you're skeptical about all the rave reviews I can 100% assure you they are real, we put some pics up on Trip Advisor as did many others. We spent our annual President's Week Snowboarding vacation here with our 2 pups to go to Jay Peak. The Irish Farmhouse was exactly what it shows on the video and the O'Sheas make it pet friendly!. If you're like us and hate the over crowded and over priced hotels and want your own little place this is the perfect place.

It has everything you need and was incredibly warm even at -3 outside and frost forming on the front door - on the inside! We were never without hot water either.

There is also a market about 2-3 miles down the road. Then Jay Peak is about 5 miles in the other direction. It doesn't get better than that.

There is a nice outdoor hot tub and our pups loved running on the snow covered trails out back.

The best part is they provide a story with picture of the brief history of Sheady Acres. Eamon got the land when he was 18. Then with a little help here and there he pretty much built Sheady Acres himself. His level of craftsmanship is insane. He is a total perfectionist and it shows. The accents and touches he put into the Irish Farmhouse were awesome.

We're going to hit it again in the summer or fall to see what its like without 4 feet of snow! Hot tub, trails, BBQ, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monroe, CT

The Absolute Best

  • 5 of 5

You really don't even have to consider not staying at this place. It seriously is one in a million...wait I correct that, its one of a kind. My husband and I stay in the Irish Farm House and couldn't have been happier. Upon arrival, we got in a bit later than expected and Shawna and Eamon accommodated us by just leaving the cabin unlocked so we didn't have to "check in". Throughout the stay if we needed anything we could call them up, but they gave us our privacy. Now to the cabin. So so so super cute and cozy. I even think I could live in that cabin full time. It is PERFECT. Super clean, a touch of home and just overall awesome! During our stay it was beyond cold out (temp never went over 0 degrees and wind chill at the summit at Jay was -50!!! yikes), so the outdoor hot tub was our best friend that weekend (which is conveniently located behind the Farm House). Everything was absolutely wonderful and we were planning our next trip up before we even left!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Enosburg Falls, Vt.


  • 5 of 5

We choose Sheady Acres to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and made the right decision! We had a spectacular stay and enjoyed everything 100%. It was a winter wonderland! We liked how quiet it was, too.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
53.2 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
63 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jay Peak
Nearest Train
63 Miles
Union Station in Burlington
Nearest Motorway
41 Miles
I-89 or I-91
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Jay Peak
Car: necessary

Long Trail (4 miles away), 18- hole disc golf course on site, Vast Trail (3 miles away or 5 if you need parking), snowshoeing.


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May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
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Montgomery Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Antique claw foot tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • One Queen sized bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
We offer discounted ski and golf and water park passes for Jay Peak Resort, parking for your snowmobile and trailer. (Vast Trail is 3 miles away or 5 if you need parking.)

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