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Beautiful Vermont Country Property with Magnificent Views near Sugarbush

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

This is a very well appointed 4 bedroom/2.5 bath house with magnificent views, on 40+ acres of woodland and meadows, with hiking and VAST trails climbing to the peak of Cram Hill and connecting to the Roxbury State Forest (which the property borders). There is a spring-fed pond and a sandy beach for swimming or fishing. There is a 900 sq. ft. covered wraparound porch with 180 degree mountain views. Stonework and hardwood run throughout the house, and the gourmet kitchen features stainless, maple and granite.

There is a wood-burning stove (firewood is included), as well as a gas-fired fireplace and wall propane unit. Satellite wide-screen televisions (with a 300+ DVD movie library), wireless high-speed internet, audiophile stereo , books, games and a land-line phone are available for your use (limited cell service), as are full laundry facilities, a piano, and a two-car garage. The master bedroom suite includes a private dressing room and 2-person Jacuzzi tub.

Green construction: Local craftsmen and builders were used for all aspects of construction, and local materials were used whenever possible. Green construction and Lo-E glass throughout contribute to the high thermal efficiency of the structure. The property is powered by a hybrid solar system. Filtered water flows from deep within a granite outcropping and supplies the water needs of the house.

The Dog River Valley: This property is located in the beautiful Dog River Valley of Central Vermont, 10 miles from Warren Center and the Mad River Valley, and 15 miles to Sugarbush Resort. To answer a question that a lot of folks have asked, it takes about 30 min. to drive to Sugarbush in the winter, except of course when we get bombed by a couple feet of snow - at these times it takes a bit longer, but it's well worth it! It is also 10 miles to Northfield, VT and Norwich University, and 15 miles to Randolph, VT (where there is an Amtrak station) and Vermont Technical College. There are three great golf courses within 15 miles. The quaint town of Roxbury is 4 miles away for gas, post office and basic supplies. It is a 5 hour drive from NYC and 3 hours from Boston or Montreal.

Thanks for looking!

- Mollie and Erik

More Details

Mollie and Erik DeFont
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Mollie and Erik DeFont

We recently purchased our dream home on top of a mountain in Central VT and we are happy to be able to share this magnificent view with others. We are aspiring homesteaders and are excited to develop the property further to expand what we can offer to guests.

Mollie and Erik DeFont purchased this house in 2017

Why Mollie and Erik DeFont chose Roxbury

The view! The ability to walk out the door and climb along the VAST trail to see views of NH and explore untouched forest. Close

What makes this house unique

Off-grid living with all the modern amenities. The ability to feel like you are away from it all while still being close to many activities.


Roxbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable queen-sized futon bed in private bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, Gas Fireplace (2) , Video Library: 300+ DVD Library, Music Library: 800+ record library. Beachfront, Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details, Mountain View. Free Long Distance.


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Beautiful Vermont Country Property with Magnificent Views near Sugarbush
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Great house with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation experience! We stayed over Christmas and loved every minute. We had at least 8 inches of fresh snow and the trees were covered in sparkling ice. It was like living in a Vermont postcard. The house is large with spacious rooms and a big common area that accommodated our family if 8 adults and 2 dogs easily. The woodstove keeps the downstairs warm and cozy. The front porch and the view of the mountains is spectacular - we sat outside with coffee and hot chocolate even with the temperature below zero most days. Cram Hill is centrally located and it was easy to get to both Mad River Glen and Sugarbush for skiing as well as a short drive to local shops, galleries and restaurants. (However, a four wheel drive vehicle is necessary in Vermont during the winter.) There is even a Vermont snowmobile trail right behind the house. Mollie and Eric were a pleasure to deal with and helped us navigate the local area. They even let us cut down a Christmas tree from their property to use for our holiday! They were great all around. Our family loved our Christmas vacation and would definitely stay at Cram Hill again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Mission, TX

Peaceful, quiet, comfy house, great porch, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

The house is off the grid but between the solar panels and the generator we had plenty of power. The wood stove and the electric fireplace were plenty hot, we loved sitting around at night with the fire going. The house was large and comfy, we were 3 but it could have held quite a few more, though 8 would be tight. We would love to come back to see it in the snow, or the spring. We were there for leaf peeping, and we had fabulous drives over to route 100 and all over central VT. It's a good location, away from the tourist crush up by Waterbury but close enough to grocery stores and beautiful drives. We loved going over the mountains through the gap drives into the Mad River Valley. Waitsfield and Warren were great little towns, lots of quaint places to see and bakeries to explore. My friends were very happy with the house, I loved all the books too. Felt like staying at a friend's place, not a rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place, as described in listing :)

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at Scott's listing- we had a family reunion and the house had everything we needed from breathtaking views from the porch, to ample lawn space for lawn games, a charcoal grill, a fire pit, a big living room where everyone could gather, and enough bedrooms to accommodate our group. We spent some time at a nearby lake but many of us didn't even want to leave the property all weekend bc of how peaceful and beautiful it is. Scott stocked the house with everything you need from TP and paper towels, to cleaning supplies, kitchen condiments, and plenty of linens/towels. He was prompt and helpful with communication regarding check in and check out, and had lots of information on things to do in the area for folks if you are new to the area. We will definitely be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Get away in VT is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a fantastic three nights at the house and out exploring Vermont with a great group of friends. Slept 9 of us comfortably and all the amenities were very nice. The porch was our favorite area of the house. Great view!! 10/10 would come back...

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seven Valleys, PA

Tour center

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I---former Vermonters who left in 1959 for the Air Force---spent four days at Scott's house at the end of June. We brought our three grandchildren--ages 17 to 22--to tour Vermont before they are all in college and to busy. The house was great!! Lots of room, very comfortable and we all had a great time. The location is great being almost dead center Vermont. We could go in any direction very easily with lots to see. Only complaint was the Vermont weather----three days of rain and cool! But some good news out of that too---wood heater in the house worked great had house was very comfy. We will do it again!

Paul Michaud

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL long weekend at Scott's lovely home. Extremely comfortable and specious for our family. Our dogs were welcome and in heaven. Nice comfortable beds, modern kitchen and very comfortable living areas - but the highlight was definitely the wonderful porch with a view of the mountains catching lovely breezes all the time and equipped with every kind of comfortable chair we could want. A true slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Snowmobiling, XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cleaning fee (which includes all linens, towels, etc) is $75 for up to 6 nights, $100 for a week or more. In addition, holiday rates may be slightly higher - please inquire. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.