|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This exceedingly charming cottage on a wooded hilltop just outside of Brownsville has great views of Mt Ascutney and a burbling brook at the base of the hill. The historic converted early 1800's one room school house is filled with many antique furnishings. Hanging in the stairway are photographs of the house when it was the Hammond Hill School, with its teacher and her students. Enjoy the coziness of a gas fireplace in the living room or a wood fire in the chiminea on the deck. The cottage features a fully equipped and outfitted kitchen. Both bedrooms are upstairs, the master with a queen size bed and the second bedroom with a full-size double bed. The stairs are steep and may be a challenge for some individuals. All bed and bath linens are supplied.
Mt. Ascutney, only 5 minutes away, with opportunities for hiking, mountain biking or cross country skiing. There is easy access to the VAST trail network for snowmobiling, cross country skiing or snow shoeing. Mountain bikers will find some of the best single track trails in New England. Miles of great trails are accessible right from the house.
Ascutney Mountain Resort has many amenities including a shop for kayak and bicycle rentals. There is a full restaurant and bar available in the main lodge. In addition, the resort has outdoor tennis courts and a heated indoor swimming pool with an adjacent fitness room. There are several ski mountains in the area including Okemo, Killington, Suicide 6, Pico and Sunapee. There is no down hill skiing available at Ascutney. For you golfers, there are 5 courses only 15 to 45 minutes away.
The village of Woodstock, about 25 minutes from Brownsville is known world-wide for its artisans, its artists, and the galleries that show their works. It is also home to the Billings Farm, the Woodstock Inn and the Rockefeller Woodstock Resort. Nearby is the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock.
Close to Woodstock is the Village of Quechee where you’ll find the famous glass works factory of Simon Pearce with its retail shop of glassware and wonderful restaurant.
Nearby on the Connecticut river is the Cornish Art Colony with the home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens and the Maxfield Parrish museum.
There really is something for everyone any time of year!
Keywords: Ascutney, foliage, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, trails, horses, trails, Woodstock, Quechee, Okemo, Hanover, GMHA, antiques, golf
Our parents bought the cottage in 1977 as a vacation home. They always enjoyed staying there in all seasons. We have kept the cottage in the family as it always brings back wonderful memories.
The cottage is the perfect setting and location to enjoy all that New England has to offer in any season or to just sit by the fire or on the deck and read a good book.
We abolsutely loved staying here. The schoolhouse has everything you need for a great getaway. We cooked great meals, listened to the record player and played games. We loved the drive to Woodstock via Cow Shed Rd and exploring the surrounding area. Hope to come back again soon.
A great quiet little place in which to relax. We couldn't figure out the details of the heating system so we asked the neighbor and he was excellent and then the heat was excellent.
I accommodated some of out of town wedding guests, they only ended up staying one night but the cottage was beautiful!
This quaint little cottage is in a beautiful area of VT with lots of things to do in the outdoors. Close by you can find hiking or biking trails at Mt. Ascutney or a brewery/distillery/dairy/pizzeria in Windsor (one of our favorite places). At night you can enjoy the cool weather & bright stars as you sit next to the fire of a chiminea. If you're looking for a heavily civilized area with lots of sightseeing to do, this is not the place for you as there is no wifi or cell phone service in this neck of the woods; but if you were like us & looking for a getaway from work/noise, then this is the perfect place for you! We had a great experience at the cottage!
The schoolhouse made for a wonderful, cozy getaway for our family. It has all the necessities, is beautifully decorated emphasizing the history of the schoolhouse, and is in a great location. The neighbors are wonderful, providing great recommendations for places to visit and places to eat. For runners and mountain bikers, the house is perfectly located for the VT 100 and the trails at Mr. Ascutney.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|