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 nine 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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Seven commonsense pet rules. Ask owner.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This cabin has influenced our family so much-my children tell me when they are older, they want to live in Vermont. It is such a peaceful, perfect place-thank you for letting us stay!
AMAZING!!! Hated to leave...
We stayed between Christmas and New Year's to do some skiing at Killington Mountain. This house is more than amazing and the owners are so easy to communicate with. They have thought of anything you could possibly want or need and have equipped the house accordingly. It is remotely located so the closest restaurant or market is about 5-6 miles away. A real grocery store is about 18 miles away. This really was not a big deal because we were on vacation and wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle. Also, there is no TV but the house has an amazing internet connection so again it was not a big deal. We are already looking forward to booking again for next year. We had a wonderful week and would highly recommend this lovely home!
Lovely home for a family vacation
This was our third time staying at Starry Hill and it was just as wonderful as the previous visits. This was our first visit in the fall and we enjoyed still being able to use the porch to enjoy the fall colors! The fire pit area was an added bonus too! This is also an excellent centrally located area which allows for day trips here and there to other cities. (Stowe, etc.) We cant wait to come back! Thanks, Heidi!
Hallmark movie location alert!!! Starry Hill is an immaculate & gorgeous place to relax. Enjoyed a cozy fire one evening and the cabin felt like home. And did I mention the wifi was seamless?! We will be back & will definitely send others to the beautiful area!!!!
Perfect vacation spot!
This is not just a vacation rental - you feel like an honored guest in a cherished home. Right down to the smallest detail, it's obvious that the owners care that all guests have the best possible time. We found an abundance of things to do in the area, as well. We have already reserved for next year!
5 Stars to Starry Night!
This was the perfect get away for our family consisting of five adults. When we opened the door, right away we all felt at home. Heidi has paid meticulous attention to all the details. The house was comfortable and beautifully decorated. We love our communal dinners and what fun we had in the kitchen cooking, in the porch eating and outside at the firepit with S'mores! my only regret is that we had to leave but we are looking forward to coming back.
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.