Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)
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About clive gray
Clive Gray driving family's 1930 Pierce Arrow in Greensboro.
clive gray purchased this Cottage in 1965
Why clive gray chose Greensboro
My parents built this house in 1965, my siblings and I inherited it on their deaths.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful rural area, spectacular views, abuts Nature Conservancy's Barr Hill Natural Area
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A fabulous retreat
We had a fabulous stay here. We could not ask for better hosts than Clive and Nancy. In addition to offering us a clean, well-appointed cabin situated above Caspian Lake and abutting Nature Conservancy land, we were warmly welcomed, invited to join them for a July 4th even, and offered all the information we needed about local events and spots to check out. Conversations with Clive gave us a great sense of the right history of his family's connections to the lake, Barr Hill, and Greensboro in general.
We wanted for nothing and would go back in a heartbeat.
The beauty of the night sky, the scent of sweetgrass on the hike up the hill, and the blessed quiet day and night are treasures.
Our week long stay in this cottage was nothing short of wonderful. The cottage is equipped with all the kitchen items one needs to cook and enjoy full meals. The cottage is clean, has an inspirational view, and allows the guest to unwind after a day of hiking, swimming, canoeing or traveling. The bed was comfortable and we loved sleeping with the windows open and breathing in the fresh mountain air.
The town of Greensboro is a classic New England town. We shopped for all of our food at Willeys (right in town). Willeys was fully stocked with Vermont foods, and we enjoyed local pies, cheese, breads, meats, fruits and veggies each day.
We recommend going to Perennial pleasures and enjoying their deluxe tea (those scones and cucumber Sammie’s are AMAZING) and perusing the grounds, the Greensboro Historic Barn was enchanting and had some really beautiful gifts for purchase, definitely head to the Highland lodge for cocktails and delicious dinners, and the Arts center for a light alfresca lunch.
Favorite activities: Our daily hike to Barr Hill each day for our morning excercise, swimming in the crystal clear lake, listening to the loons, canoeing on the lake, watching the sunrise from our cottage, eating local foods, and enjoying the quiet and natural beauty of the area.
We cannot wait to return!
We are delighted that you found your stay in Greensboro so enjoyable!
Gem of a Cabin
This cabin is in an amazing location for views and peacefulness. We hiked and canoed right there, and, being on the top of the hill, the views every morning were breathtaking. Loved the fireplace and the Barr Natural Reserve walking distance from the front door. Looking forward to going back soon.
We loved the Eyrie Cottage
My husband and I, together with two kids, two dogs, and a cat spent 8 blissful weeks in this cottage in each of the summers of 2012 and 2011, as well as shorter stays during the two previous summers. The cottage is simple, clean and comfortable, and its location is spectacular: at the end of a private road, high on a hill with a beautiful view of mountains out the windows of the main room, yet an easy drive to the village of Greensboro. You walk out of the cottage directly onto a private trail that takes you through gorgeous woods and back fields, eventually arriving at the Barr Hill Nature Preserve and further trails. Caspian Lake is at the bottom of the drive, and the shared private dock is a great place to swim. The Greys are wonderful and generous hosts, always available if needed.
Things we did while we were there: hiked parts of the Long Trail; went to Bread and Puppet; visited Ben & Jerry's factory; visited St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, and Stowe; frequented the lovely Greensboro Public Library; shopped for delicious local produce at Pete's Greens and the Buffalo Mountain Coop; and of course swam in Caspian Lake and explored the woods and trails around the cottage.
We loved staying in the cottage so much that last summer we decided to buy our own place; otherwise we would return every year in the future.
Great getaway from civilization
This was a nice little cabin that is both up in the mountains and near a lake. The cabin is up a steep gravel road that is secluded and quiet. There are a few nice hiking trails right on the property. The lake is across the street with a private dock and canoe. The cabin was clean and well maintained. Big windows to enjoy the beautiful view over the mountain. There is no TV and I didnt see a ping pong table, unless it was in the attic, but there is wireless internet so bring a laptop for entertainment at night. There is also plenty of books (adult and kid) and some kid toys. There is a nice fireplace in the livingroom with wood outside so make sure you bring supplies to make smores.
There is the "Willies" store right down the road with plenty of food items so no worries if you forgot something at home.
There is plenty to do within reasonable driving distance. Cabot creamery is about 20min away. Ben & Jerrys and Green Mountain Coffee are about an hour away. Vermont Teddy Bear and Lake Champlain Chocolates is about 2 hours. There are also several farmer markets on Thursday and Friday in the surrounding towns. Plenty of fresh organic food.
Overall really great place to visit. Spend your days visiting the factories and farms and spend your nights by the fire roasting smores.
The pingpong table is located in the garage/stable a few yards down the driveway.
The name of the local store is Willeys.