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High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Perkinsville Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2 to 4

High Shelter Farm is a 295-acre sheep farm offering complete privacy from the road, lovely views of Mount Ascutney, and on-site hosts to your Vermont vacation. The guest apartment is the ground floor of the farmhouse; your hosts live on the upper floors.

The four-room guest apartment is 1200 square feet, with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Relax and get lost in the hammock under the sugar maples. The comfortable apartment has everything you could possibly need, just bring your toothbrush! Fully equipped sunny kitchen, high thread count linens, king-sized bed, private patio, grill and firepit. Washer and dryer, guide books to the area, a DVD library provided.

Continually being updated, our bright sunny rental has a huge jetted tub for relaxing, a wood stove for chilly evenings, and the charm of Vermont-made furnishings and artwork.

Swimming pool is open all summer and is shared with the main house. Pond and stream on property. Enjoy eggs from our laying flock and the flowers in the garden, pour our maple syrup on your breakfast pancakes, build a fire in the woodstove, walk down a dirt road to the beaver pond and watch the bitterns fish. When you have finished rusticating, enjoy the excellent cell phone reception, high speed DSL, 200 TV channels, and central heat and air conditioning.

In 10 minutes by car, you can be picnicking by a covered bridge, canoeing the Connecticut River, playing golf at the Crown Point Club, picking fruit in season at Wellwood Orchard, or hiking Mount Ascutney trails. 30 minutes from Okemo for skiing; 40 minutes from Woodstock; 40 minutes from Dartmouth College.

A pet (cat or dog) is fine, so long as it will not chase or harrass our sheep or chickens.

This is a non-smoking home. Smoking outside on the patio only.

Due to the presence of a swimming pool, children must be 10 years of age or older and able to swim to stay during the pool season (May through September).

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Grace Knight
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016

About Grace Knight

Your hosts are Randolph and Grace Knight. Grace is a 53 year old sheep farmer. Growing up outside New York City, Grace's favorite part of the year was vacation visits to her grandparents, aunts, and cousins who lived in Vermont. As soon as she could move to Vermont, she did. Randolph grew up in Florida, but has loved Vermont since his first visit in 1985. The Knights live at High Shelter year round. They enjoy farming, gardening, and travel. When they travel, they always stay at a vacation rental! They look forward to sharing their special part of Vermont with you.

Grace Knight purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Grace Knight chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

Peace, privacy, and the feel that this is the real Vermont. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland, nature is at our doorstep. But, we are so close to major resort areas (Woodstock, Hanover, Sunapee, Manchester) with their cultural opportunities and retail stores.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Knights live here, but completely respect visitors' privacy and need for peace. If visitors need suggestions of things to do, directions to their day's destination, or help with a maintenance issue, the hosts are right there. Because we live on-site, the apartment is always impeccably maintained and completely stocked.


based on 29 traveler reviews

High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful views and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at High Shelter Farm. We were made to feel very welcome. The accommodation was beautifully clean and there was everything we could need. We loved exploring the area, and were very grateful to Grace for her helpful suggestions as to where we might like to visit. Very many thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was immaculately clean and every possible need was anticipated and provided for. The weather was glorious and the views from the property were stunning. Grace met us with a bouquet of flowers and it was our pleasure to have had several conversations with her during our stay. We hope to return to High Shelter Farm and we highly recommend a visit there.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Everything you could wish for in a Vermont stay

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a second long summer stay at High Shelter Farm. We love the peace and quiet and the beauty of this property. The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The extensive trails, the pool, gardens and private patio – together with Grace's very warm ( yet never intrusive ) hospitality - all make us want to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Best VRBO ever

  • 5 of 5

High Shelter Farm and the wonderful Grace and Randy have created a perfect retreat in what Grace calls Tuscany in Vermont. Every amenity is provided. Grace is not only charming, but a resource for all the local knowledge you will need to enjoy your stay in this verdant and peaceful corner of Vermont. Beautiful countryside, farm stands, hiking trails, restaurants, great places to visit, and golf are close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Ever since we returned, my husband and I can't stop thinking about our enjoyable trip to Vermont. It had the best of both worlds: the quiet relaxation of the country, with all the amenities of a luxury hotel. While we were slightly disappointed to discover that they no longer have sheep, chickens, etc., their two sweet, adorable dogs more than made up for it and were great company throughout our stay (and I'm normally a cat person!). Grace was a great host and even offered us fresh blueberries from a nearby farm while we were there. Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Totally delightful week in a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We've read the other reviews, and we agree, so we won't rave again. What we add is in this enchanting place to visit and relax, we also had the opportunity to learn from Grace about places to visit that fit us specifically. She got to know us well enough in a short time to recommend exactly the right places to visit and do the things we enjoy a lot (like walk in woods and see great views). We, too, would have liked to stay longer if time would have allowed.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Lebanon, NH
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Harpoon Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Crown Point Country Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak at Claremont, NH
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interstate 91 VT Exit 8
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Inn at Weathersfield
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Stoughton Pond
Car: necessary

In Weathersfield, VT (Postal address Perkinsville). 3 1/2 miles from Exit 8 of Interstate 91. All the charm of a dirt road with privacy, quiet, and forest and mountain views. But close to civilization. Grocery stores, restaurants for both fine and casual dining, 2 movie theatres are just a 15 minute drive. Thirty minutes to Okemo for skiing, forty minutes to either Woodstock, VT or Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.


Rates & Availability

Perkinsville Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pet fee is $50 for one pet; $100 for two pets. If guest stays more than 7 days, the pet fee is a weekly recurring fee. Children under the age of 10 stay with parents for free. Children 10 and up incur the $20 per night fee for additional guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Perkinsville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with double sinks, large 2-person jetted tub, and separate shower stall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size leather sleep sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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