About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Why John chose West Windsor
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We stayed at this cozy and charming house over the long weekend in February. The house has an antique feel but at the same time very comfortable, clean, and well maintained. It is located 30 min away from Okemo and Suicide Six ski resorts. We were happy to return to the house for relaxing evenings and dinner after a day on the slopes. The heating works very well and having the fireplace in the living room was very enjoyable. The kitchen had everything we needed and we were also able to use the outdoor grill on the deck. The house being located on the hilltop has amazing views from the deck. John was available when we had questions. We will definitely stay here again if we return to Vermont.
Love this little house on the hill
This little place is just a charm. I have stayed here on 3 separate occasions in winter, in fall and in spring time. It is exactly as pictured. It's pretty well situated - I'm not a skiier so I don't care about the hills but the rest is perfect. Close to lovely Woodstock and Quechee gorge and town. Terrific little restaurants. The charming decor is simple but has sweet country touches - it's quiet - clean and well stocked.
I'd recommend it for friends or couples any time of the year. John is easily reachable and cooperative and helpful. I have loved my stay year over year.
WELCOMING ENGERY, COZY, CLEAN, AMAZING VIEWS, OWNERS VERY NICE
SPENT MY 47TH BDAY WITH A FEW LADIES TO CELEBRATE THIS PAST WEEKEND FOR SNOW MOBLING,TUBING AND R&R. THE SCHOOL HOUSE WAS THE PERFECT PICK AND FIT FOR ALL. CANT WAIT TO RETURN IN THE FALL!! MOUNTAIN VEIWS WERE AMAZING AND THE STARS WERE SO BRIGHT!!. SITTING ON THE BACK DECK AROUND THE LITE FIRE. NO PHONE SERVICE OR WI-FI BUT HOW SWEET THAT WAS!!! KITCHEN AND HOME IS FULLY EQUIPPED FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS. JUST PACK YOUR TOOTHBRUSH, CLOTHS AND FOOD. THE REST IS THERE!
ONLY ON DOWNSIDE.. IF YOU ARE NOT AN AT&T CARRIER THEN YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY SERVICE IN THIS AREA. ONLY AT&T.. A LANDLINE FOR EMERGENCIES WOULD BE GREAT AS WE HAD EITHER CHILDREN AND AN ILL MOM BACK HOME. BUT DO NOT LET THAT BE A DEAL BREAKER FOR YA WE DIDNT AND WONT IN THE FUTURE ;-)
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 very sweet cozy and clean apartment. Tastefully decorated and very nicely located its a great spot
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!