3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 8
About Heidi Gennaro
Meet Heidi---an ordinary woman with an extraordinary tale of working beside her (now late) husband, Paul, their master-carpenter friend, Randy, and Heidi's three children to build their dream solid-timber house in Vermont. Thrown into this project quite by the surprise of Providence, she realized in those four years of 'family logging' on their 24 acres, sawing up the felled white Eastern pine on a portable sawmill, and finally building, that only by testing a dream can you know if you have been given both the faith, perseverance, and grit to complete that dream. Though Heidi lost her husband Paul in 2007 to heart disease, she endeavors to share this uniquely peaceful and beautiful home to weary travelers in search of respite and sanctuary from the demands of the world we live in. Enjoy and be at home in this magical place nestled in the calm beauty of Vermont!
Heidi Gennaro purchased this House in 2000
Why Heidi Gennaro chose Woodstock
You will find peaceful seclusion here: a uniquely beautiful, green-built home nestled among 24.5 acres of sugar-maple laden forest, yet easy access to Vermont Rte. 12 just 1700 feet down the mountainside driveway. Quintessential Woodstock is 5 miles south, Silver Lake and the Historic Barnard General Store 4 miles north, Mt. Tom hiking and horseback trails 3 miles south, and Hanover, NH and Dartmouth College 23 miles east. Northern Stage and the Lebanon Opera House are 22 miles east.
What makes this House unique
After 900 + guests and eight years of vacation renting, Heidi has heard nothing but 'Wow--better than the photos!' Comments left in Heidi's guest book and the solid 5-star posted reviews on two listing sites say it all. Heidi has accommodated varied guests: families with children, couples wanting a romantic getaway, weekend skier groups, and everyone in between, each group leaving behind rave reviews about the home, the peaceful setting, the re-connection to family and friends, and the entire experience.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Cozy, beautiful home
This house is a jewel; it is clean, comfortable, and has everything you could need. Heidi keeps in touch to let you know she is there if you need anything.
Special thanks to her for mailing a couple items we left behind!
Perfect place to get away!
We hope to stay there again!
This log cabin was an absolute dream! We had such an amazing stay. Waking up to a "fire in the fireplace" was so calming and wonderful. I love all the charm and detail. We were able to cook a full Thanksgiving meal in the well appointed kitchen. We explored Hanover, Woodstock and White River Junction (love those Alpaca!). Heidi was so sweet and checked on us throughout stay via text to make sure we were comfortable and happy. Such a delightful place!
Great fall getaway
The house was cozy and clean. Heidi was a kind and gracious host. Thanks!
Perfect Vermont Getaway
A lovely property with a thoughtful and considerate host. Heidi made sure that everything was at hand even when the weather did not always cooperate. Comfortable and cosy with spacious bedrooms and a gourmet gas range kitchen.
Slice of Heaven!
Heidi's gorgeous abode made the most perfect escape for our "final" mother/daughter weekend before I get married! My mom and I loved all of the thoughtful touches throughout the house, such as firewood, chocolates to snack on, and great books to read. The wood stoves made the rooms such cozy havens on cold, rainy days and the bedding was all extremely comfortable. I was a bit worried when the address wouldn't show up on GPS but, had I read Heidi's most informative check in notes, I wouldn't have batted an eyelash! We found it without any trouble at all (well, to be fair, we did drive past it at first!). It's brilliantly located only a few minutes away from Woodstock so everything one could possibly need is well within reach while being tucked away in the secluded fairyland that is Starry Hill. We especially loved taking in all of the breathtaking views while sipping hot apple cider (local, of course!) on the screened-in porch - what a treat! Looking forward to our next stay!
Our long weekend at The Starry Hill House was wonderful! The house is beautiful! The craftsmanship and love that Heidi and her family put into building this home is apparent in every room! From the hidden bookshelves that bracket the woodstove in the living room to the pocket doors that create 2 private spaces in the bathroom, Heidi didn’t miss an opportunity to make this home one of a kind! We spent the majority of our time playing games and reading on the screen porch. Heidi provides a drawer of candles so we were able to create a cozy, romantic atmosphere while we unplugged and enjoyed eachother’s company. My husband and I both commented on the comfort of the bed and sheets and with the cool breeze blowing in and the song of the cicadas, we had rejuvenating sleep every night! Do yourself a favor and visit Heidi’s home. She was very attentive and wonderful to work with!
Located equidistant from quintessential Woodstock and beautiful Silver Lake State Park in Barnard, you'll get the best of both locations: unique shopping, art galleries, Billings Farm, Rockefeller mansion and national park, outdoor concerts, kayaking, sailing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, skiing, all on a secluded, quiet mountainside. Want to try an adventure? Visit Sugar Bush farms to observe cheese making. How about booking a pottery making class through Farmhouse Pottery in Woodstock? Or a weaving class with Vassie Sinopoulos at Weaving Treasures? Gentle, easy-walk trails on my 24.5 acres, so bring your hiking shoes, snowshoes, cross-country skis, or your ATVs! LONGER-TERM RENTERS: (30-days or more) BOOK A YEAR IN ADVANCE FOR BEST AVAILABILITY.