|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Guest cottage associated with (but not visible from) Gray Eyrie figuring in Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing to Safety.”(For Eyrie see vrbo #170513.) Equipped with full kitchen and bath, master bedroom w. queen bed & 2nd bedroom w/two twins. Atop Baker Hill, cottage faces eastward towards Stannard and Wheelock Mountains. Location is 0.6 mile from Caspian Lake dock shared with Eyrie. Canoe included. The 80-acre property adjoins The Nature Conservancy's 256-acre Barr Hill Preserve, offering miles of hiking trails and picnic sites with sightings of wildlife and views spanning Vermont’s Green Mountains and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Biking is another popular activity.
Rental is $950/week + 9% VT tax in July-August, $700/week + tax May 15-June 30, $800/wk + tax Sept.-Oct. Closed for the winter, Oct. 15-May 15.
Greensboro is a preeminently rural community in Orleans County, one of three that make up Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom. The village has several dairy farms as well as fields and forests conserved by The Nature Conservancy, the Vermont Land Trust and the Greensboro Land Trust. Greensboro has a richly stocked general store (Willeys), and a country club with tennis and golf that nonmembers can access for daily fees (mvcc). A gourmet restaurant is available nearby (Claire's). The village and hinterland offer picturesque drives over back-country roads beside rivers, lakes and hills.
Keywords: House, Cottage
Clive Gray driving family's 1930 Pierce Arrow in Greensboro.
clive gray purchased this cottage in 1965
My parents built this house in 1965, my siblings and I inherited it on their deaths.
Beautiful rural area, spectacular views, abuts Nature Conservancy Barr Hill
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.
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.
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.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Weekly rate for May 15-June 30 is $700, September-October 15 is $800.
50% deposit due on booking, remainder plus 9% tax due two weeks before occupancy
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.