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Affordable 2-Bedroom Cottage, Private Access to Caspian Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,040 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

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

More Details

clive gray
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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 Barr Hill


Greensboro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cottage shares private dock on Caspian Lake w. Eyrie, 0.6 mile down Baker Hill drive


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Affordable 2-Bedroom Cottage, Private Access to Caspian Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Gem of a Cabin

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

We loved the Eyrie Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanuet, NY

Great getaway from civilization

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pingpong table is located in the garage/stable a few yards down the driveway. The name of the local store is Willeys.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mountain View Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
VT Routes 15-16
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Eyrie & guesthouse share private beach on Caspian
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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