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A House For All Seasons

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed | Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Beds | Den:

This wonderful home, constructed in the traditional plank wall style of the early 1800's, was built from the timbers harvested on the land. It operated as a farm for over one hundred years. The house has now been restored without losing its simple charm. Warm and cozy, quiet and secluded, yet quite accessible.

The home features 1,800 square feet of well-appointed living space, sprinkled with bright decor and antique touches that make the property feel spacious and warm. Nestled away from the busy city, you'll have ample outdoor space to enjoy and a quiet place to return to.

Area Attractions:

Get a taste of Greensboro when you drive 4 minutes up the road to the world renowned Hill Farmstead Brewery. The Brewery has produced several of the top rated beers and ales in the world over the past several years. Folks travel from all over to visit Hill Farmstead and stock up with their fine products. Bring your purchases back to the house and ejoy them on the deck on a warm summer day.

Another world renowned business in town is The Cellars at Jasper Hill. Their cheese, which receives international awards, is available at The Willeys Store, in the center of the village across from Caspian Lake beach. Willeys is an amazing general store you will tell all your friends about and revisit often. Check out the hardware, clothing, grocery, and vast wine selections. Pair your Jasper Hill Cheese with a chilled Hill Farmstead brew available either at the Brewery or at Willeys.

Circus Smirkus, our own home town youth circus, is located at the entrance to Greensboro. Enjoy a performance under the big top in July before the group goes on tour or in August when the group returns.

On hot summer days, visit Caspian Lake, just a mile and a half from the house in the village. This 800-acre lake is one of the few spots where visitors can boat, water-ski, Kayak and swim on the shores. Bring your bathing suit and spend the day relaxing in the pristine inland waters. In the winter it is know for its ice fishing.

A mile from the house to the west is Barr Hill, a nature preserve with gorgeous vistas. This is a popular hiking destination in town as is Long Pond a one mile hike from its trailhead two miles up the road from the house.

Just on the outskirts of the village is the new Highland Center for the Arts, a magnificent theater complex featuring concerts, plays, an art gallery, and a cafe with a bar.

The charming town of Craftsbury is just 17 minutes away, located in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. Spend the day browsing local shops, or venture over on a Sunday for weekly summer concerts on the common.

In the winter, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center offers a vast network of cross country ski trails. These trails are accessible in Greensboro, ten minutes from the house. Ski rentals are available at the Center.

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Amenities

Greensboro Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor.grab bar for added safety entering and leaving tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The den/sunroom has full size sleep sofa; doors for privacy
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • New mattresses and box frames for bedrooms 2&3. Bedroom 4 has a new pillow top for added comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This home is fully accessible on the first floor. If you have trouble with stairs, this home will provide you with a wonderful experience on the first floor.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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A House For All Seasons
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews
4

The yellow house was perfect for a long weekend away for NYE.

  • 4 of 5

Bonnie and Tim were excellent hosts, very attentive to our needs and making sure we had a nice stay. They are very familiar with the area and we appreciated their suggestions for things to do. The home is super close to the Hill Farmstead Brewery and Craftsbury Outdoor Center, where the xc skiing was breathtaking. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springwater New York USA
5

Nice restored country house

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time staying here. The house was very inviting and the hard work Bobbie and Tim put into the restoration really shows. Greensboro is a charming little area. We especially enjoyed visiting Willy's store just down the road. Thanks again for a really nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the house. It has been our intent to make a welcoming place where families can come for a relaxing and memorable time together. Tim &.Bobbie
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5

This is a lovely restored older home.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at the Yellow House. It has been decorated beautifully to highlight this older home. It was very comfortable with everything we needed. It is spacious so that we had plenty of room for all of seven of us. This home is in a wonderful community of Greensboro with a beautiful lake, nearby local store and friendly people. The owners were very helpful and supportive.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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4

Charming and accommodating house!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay during our short weekend in Greensboro. The house was equipped with everything we needed in the kitchen and we sat 7 at the dining table. We thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon on the porch. Tim and Bobbie were so helpful, responsive and friendly. The only downside of the house for our group was that it was not clear to us that to access the bedroom with the single beds, you need to walk through the room with the full size bed. This detracted a bit from the privacy of those rooms. All in all, it was a wonderful stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks and shared the house with friends and adult children. The house was clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen was well equipped - we like to cook and entertain and were able to do it easily. We took many walks on the quiet back roads of Greensboro. For those who are energetic and don't mind a hill on the way back, you can even walk the 1.5 miles into Greensboro. Also close to the beautiful Barr Hill Nature trail and its wonderful views. Friends found proximity to the Hill Farmstead Brewery very appealing. Our host and hostess were friendly and gracious and shared the interesting history of Greensboro and the house.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and clean

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this house! The owners were very easy to deal with and helpful. The house was very clean and well-equipped. The location was quiet and peaceful. The road was great for walking. Being close to the Hill Farmstead Brewery was a bonus. Make sure to order some tarts from the chef down the street (information in the house).

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is our desire to make stays as comfortable and easy as possible. Hill Farmsted Brewery and Carol are great additions to our community. Tim and I feel very fortunate to have access to these businesses just down the road. Please come to visit again soon. Bobbie & Tim
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Owner

Tim or Bobbie Nisbet
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Tim or Bobbie Nisbet

We were introduced to Greensboro in 1967 by Tim's fraternity house mother at U.V.M. We spent many wonderful weekends during our college years swimming in the lake, hiking, and exploring the area. When it came time to 'settle down', Greensboro presented an opportunity. We moved to the area in 1971, started the Greensboro Garage in the village, and in 1972 bought our first home where we still live three miles up the road.

Living in a small rural town, raising our two children, provided multiple opportunities to give back to the community . Tim has been the town moderator for over 30 years and on numerous community boards and committees. He is an active EMT volunteer on the local rescue squad. Bobbie, a registered nurse, has volunteered as a member of many local boards, created the Senior Trotter Program to provide cultural and fun activities for seniors in our area. We both enjoy gardening, sailing, and touring on our Harley Davidson motorcycles during the summer. During the winter, we can be found skiing the cross country trails in town, when not hunkered down by the wood stove. The creative process of restoring and landscaping our current home has been a labor of love we have really enjoyed for over 40 years.

Tim or Bobbie Nisbet purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Tim or Bobbie Nisbet chose Greensboro

The Baker Hill House is a house we have passed on our way home for over 40 years. When it became vacant and we could see it falling into disrepair, we took a look and fell in love with it. It was a diamond in the rough and truly needed loving care to bring it into the 21st century while keeping it's simple charm. Here was a way we could share our wonderful town, it's incredible beauty, and it's offerings with others. Baker Hill House has evolved from a full working farm house early in the 19th century to a summer residence in the 1960's, to a family residence in the 80's & 90's. It is now on a path to welcoming travelers and providing them a place to rest, restore, and drink in the beauty of the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After a long nineteen hour drive from Atlanta, we were thrilled to pull up to the "yellow house". The house is beautiful and proved to be everything we had hoped it would be. The kids had fun exploring the house and the grounds. We came for the snow and Vermont delivered. Feel free to use the two man snow cave Zoe and Xavier built. They are excited for you to stumble upon it.

We visit Vermont often and will definitely consider staying at you lovely little house again (maybe next time a little longer).

Thank you for everything!!!
Feb 2015
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Map

Hill Farmstead Brewery
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
"Cross Country Skiing. Trails that connect Greensboro and Craftsbury."
Positive Pie
"Wonderful wood fired pizza. Nice bar and plenty of seating."
Willey's True Value Hardware
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
Rock Art Brewery
The Parker Pie Co.
Lost Nation Brewing
Perennial Pleasures Nursery
Parson's Corner
Pete's Greens Farm Stand
Great Vermont Corn Maze
Vermont Daylilies
Bragg Farm Sugarhouse
"Best Maple creamy in the area."
Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Hardwick, VT
Nearest Ferry
69 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mountainview Golf Club, Greensboro
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Montpelier, VT
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
I 91 St Johnsbury, VT I 89 Montpelier, VT
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Hardwick, Vt
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Craftsbury Outdoor Ctr. Nordic Ski Trails
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Caspian Lake
Car: recommended

Greensboro is centrally located to many major towns. Our village offers a well stocked library which hosts a children's story time in the winter and many activities in the summer. Our small town boasts summer theater, concerts, a lecture series, and the wonderful 'Funky Fourth' of July parade and festival. A local brewery is a mile up the road from the Baker Hill House. Caspian Lake beach is a little over a mile down the road offing a boat launch, swimming and picnicking, Willeys Store, a well known century-old country store located near the beach, has anything you may need. A fine local artisan craft store is open during the summer across from the store. Many local craftspeople in the area open their studios to the public. Check out the Greensboro Historical Society's exhibits next to Willeys.

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pet Fee is per night.
There is an additional per person fee for guests over 7. This excludes children under the age of four.Please contact owners for price.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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