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Central Vermont Timber Frame Loft overlooking brook and woods

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 975 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, sleeps 2-5

Charming post and beam apartment on a very private 16 acre wooded property with beautiful brook. 20 minutes from capital city sites in Montpelier and a great central location for touring scenic Vermont in any direction. Nearby activities include hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, A recreation area offers tennis, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. There are many small Vermont towns nearby with unique general stores, ponds for swimming, boating and picnicking as well as many art galleries, music venues and theater. Owners are caterers and can provide for special occasion dinner parties in a private dining room or al fresco if prearranged. Guests are welcome to relax in the screened porch or wander the gardens and trails along the brook.


Property Manager
Gretchen and Greg
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

Amenities

Worcester Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Built In Nook - 1 twin/ single , Single Bed/Window Bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed
  • Bedroom 2 is a built-in nook with a single bed as a window bed and can be curtained off. Good for a single person or child. Sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Guests must be able to climb one flight of stairs to the loft. Owners have cats on property.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Central Vermont Timber Frame Loft overlooking brook and woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was wonderful. From the well appointed accommodations, to the recommendations from our hosts, the Owls Nest was an exceptional experience. The loft has everything needed to make your stay hassle free. The kitchen is set up for those who are passionate cooks to those looking for a place to keep a few things cold. The grounds have many areas to sit back and take in the sites and sounds of nature. The sound of the river flowing outside serves as a reminder to sit back and relax. You will lose count of the number of different birds seen from the balcony. Many windows provide a wealth of sunlight and natures breezes.

I can't say enough about the great hosts, Gretchen and Greg. They are knowledgeable about the area and have divine recommendations for food; both locally and greater VT. Their willingness to engage guests and ensure a quality experience was thoroughly enjoyed by my husband and I. It's clear that they have lived in the area for a while and enjoy sharing the wonders of VT with their guests.

I don't hesitate to recommend staying in this great loft. We will certainly be back again.

Dawn & Charlie

Minneapolis, MN

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful respite from the everyday world this is it. The property is beautiful, the owners are wonderful people, the area is totally charming. Just enough out of the way that it's dead quiet at night with a sky full of stars. A short drive gets you into Montpelier where you can eat, shop, and dig the vibe they have in the downtown. The kitchen in the rental will allow you to cook some great meals with the local produce and whatever else you can find in roadside stands and the well stocked and ran local co-op in Montpelier. Relax after a days hike in the swimming hole on on your private balcony. I could go on and on about this place. Suffice it to say that if you like a quiet place out of town with great amenities and can find your own fun in the myriad local opportunities you will not be disappointed. Relax, have a locally brewed beer as you listen to the brook babble over the rocks, and forget about the rest of the world for a bit. A perfect getaway for a couple or small family that does not need a TGIF across the street and an amusement park nearby to entertain themselves. Thanks so much Gretchen and Greg.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vermont Location

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a central location for our Vermont fall getaway. I'm always looking for non-traditional lodging that's charming and unique. Gretchen and Greg (and Gretchen's mom) truly have a lovely place here. The design and furnishings are comfortable and cozy - everything you would need. With Gretchen and Greg as your hosts, there is nothing better. From the tasty morsels they shared to the microbrewery education to the sauna / brook / trails around their property - it was the best!! The sight-seeing advice they shared helped us fill our days better that we could have on our own. Do not hesitate to use this loft as your home base. GO CUBS!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore
5

One of our best vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5

In short, this is a fantastic place to stay!

We were looking for a place to get away, relax and enjoy some outdoor recreation and the Owl’s Nest fit the bill perfectly. It’s a cozy space that is as good for waffling away the afternoon while sitting by the fire and watching the snow fall as it is jumping out and hitting the showshoe trails. It’s convenient to a wide range of Vermont attractions but far enough off the beaten track to really feel like a getaway.

While the place itself is terrific, our hosts Gretchen and Greg made our stay truly outstanding. From our arrival they welcomed us with great conversation, local cheeses and home brewed beer which was the perfect antidote to a long drive and the perfect way to start our vacation. Always sociable but never intrusive, Gretchen and Greg made sure we had what we needed be it directions, recommendations, or ideas for activities. They opened the door to a world of beautiful countryside, outstanding local food, an exciting craft beer scene, and great company.

This was one of our best vacations and we still reflect fondly on it. While we always like to experience different places, we definitely look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal getaway location with amazing benefits

  • 5 of 5

This is the place I always looked for in Vermont but never found. The apartment is extremely well maintained and comfortable for a family or small group of friends. The owners provide wonderful treats of local foods and specialties from their catering company. They have amazing trails around the house, close access to many of Vermont's best treasures. The house was perfectly maintained, well prepared for our visit and had great views of snowy brooks and mountain trails. They even have a sauna where we jumped into the snow and back. I highly recommend staying here for a getaway weekend as it has everyone one would want.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in many B&B style places I can say this is above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. While definitely cozy (and that is DEFINITELY note code for "small") it is not old or tired in any way - the most modern, up to date, comfortable place for a great getaway. Beautiful windows on three sides overlooking the mountains and brook in the backyard - I spent an afternoon just staring out the window as snow fell. Picture postcard!

When not enjoying the warm fire, the outdoors are very entertaining. Snowshoeing, sledding, mountain hikes... and that's just winter activities.

The owners are lovely - full of great suggestions for activities, food (amazing chefs themselves!) and anything else you might want to know about the area. Or just curl up with a good book all weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Burlington-New York State
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Montpelier
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Exit 8, Interstate 89
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Stowe, Mad River Valley
Car: necessary

Worcester is a village located in north central Vermont amid scenic mountain ranges, and drives dotted with small villages, mountain streams and brooks and beautiful barns. Spring offers a wide array of gardens and flowering trees, summer has great wildflowers, in fall the color is spectacular and pristine snow in winter is dramatic. Worcester is also very accessible to the busy art, music and historic events in Montpelier, Stowe and Burlington. It is a 3 hour drive from Montreal and a 30 minute drive to the northeast kingdom of Vermont.

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Additional information about rental rates

Please note: There is an additional $20 fee per night for parties of more than 3 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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