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Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Why John chose Eastern Vermont

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews
Brownsville, VT

A very sweet cozy and clean apartment. Tastefully decorated and very nicely located its a great spot

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wedding guests

  • 5 of 5

I accommodated some of out of town wedding guests, they only ended up staying one night but the cottage was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davenport, IA

Wonderful escape away from technology

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frederick, md

Quaint and cozy plus beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Great place for relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and warm cottage located in a lovely place

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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newton, ma

perfect for our needs

  • 4 of 5

Very cute and charming cottage with history. I loved the historical information on the schoolhouse, since I grew up in Brownsville.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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West Windsor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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