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Art Filled Post And Beam Home With Tranquil Pond In Woodland Country Setting

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms plus loft, Sleeps 7 , Child And Pet Friendly

Drive up the country road, over the roaring gorge of the Williams River, past farms and hillsides. Turn onto the long driveway, pass the sparkling pond. The air is fresh, the view is beautiful, and the house is comfortable. You have arrived.

Let the kids run off their energy in the huge, mowed lawn, while you read that novel in the hammock or go fishing in the pond. Take a nice nature hike, cool off in the pond, throw dinner on the grill, then build a campfire, roast some marshmallows, look up at the stars.

No kids? Grab a bottle of wine and some nice aged Vermont cheddar, sit in the Adirondack chairs, watch while hummingbirds come to the gardens and wait for deer to emerge from the forest. Cook a romantic meal in the well equipped kitchen, then snuggle up to a fire in the stone fireplace.

Inside, with classic and antique furnishings, you'll feel right at home surrounded by the stone and wood elements, while the art stimulates your mind and spirit.

This house is all that it should be inside, and more than you can imagine outside, with nature and opportunity abundant.

A few recent reviews follow for your consideration:

The Vermont Country Lodge: Our new favorite place

5 of 5

We booked the Vermont Country Lodge for a weekend getaway. Our goal was to spend a weekend in Vermont with a fireplace and a quiet place to write. What we arrive to was so much more than I imagined. It was dark when we arrived, maybe not the best way to get there, as the road in is narrow and bumpy, but it made for a wonderful next day.

From the massive stone step at the back door, to the gorgeous stone work on the fireplace and rough-hewn wide plank floors, I was so happy not to be in a cookie cutter hotel. The walls were adorned with pieces of art, many painted by the owner, as well as unexpected touches—a fishing pole, a didgeridoo, a dream catcher. We have rented other private residences and felt as if it wasn't ours or worse, wasn't very clean, this was so different. We both felt privileged to have this special place entrusted to us.

The post and beam elements and the way the cabin sits on the land communicate a sense of this place having been here for many, many years. Sitting on the front porch, swinging in the hammock and simply walking the grounds was the perfect way to unplug (that being said, the wi-fi worked like a charm). The wind moves through the leaves creating the most pleasant and calming swishing sound.

The bedding was incredible, with flannel sheets and weighty duvets. The eclectic furnishings made me exclaim in delight on more than one occasion. I simply cannot say enough good things about this place.

If your hope is to experience Vermont in a comfortable and memorable way, you cannot go wrong with this location.

Quiet and expansive

5 of 5

Thank you for the opportunity to rent your lovely home in VT. We had an awesome and relaxing time. It's hard and expensive to travel with four kids of all different ages (18, 17, 13 and 16 mths), so your home and amenities was exactly what we needed. Enough space for each of us to have our own space, internet for the teenagers, play some badminton, relax on the porch and allow the baby to wander around the yard without the fear of him going into the street. Even though the only thing we caught in the pond was a turtle we still had fun trying. It was perfect.

There are a TON of toys in the ottoman. We didn't notice them until the morning that we were leaving. I never thought to open it, I only opened when we were leaving to make sure the kids didn't put something inside and behold all the toys!

More Details

Owner
Brandi and Mike Fitzgerald
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Amenities

Springfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is cozy but well decorated, clean with plenty of vanity space, shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Bedrooms plus Loft. All mattresses are up to date, and pillows have hypoallergenic covers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Sorry, washer and dryer not available at this time but a great laundromat nearby can handle wash-dry-fold by the pound. Lots of extra child/baby care items available upon request including gate, bed rail, booster seat, etc. Kitchen is well equipped for a cook, has cappuccino espresso machine, Pond is great year round for swimming, fishing, ice-skating, canoeing. Property is ideal for bird watching, nature walks, campfires, and stargazing. Land line phone use included within the U.S. & Canada.

Reviews

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Art Filled Post And Beam Home With Tranquil Pond In Woodland Country Setting
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I just had the pleasure of staying at Mike and Brandi's beautiful VT home with my husband and twin 7 year old girls. Everything about this place is wonderful. The girls spent hours catching newts, frogs, and fish in the pond. We enjoyed the butterflies and wildflowers in the upper field. The porch and hammock were perfect for relaxing. At night, we enjoyed s'mores by the campfire and laid out on the sprawling lawn for star gazing. The property and house are gorgeous and it had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. I only wish we had stayed longer!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Little wonderland

  • 5 of 5

I shared this comfy house with my husband, dog, and 4 year old. It felt perfect for one family, with beds to spare. What I loved most were the grounds. The pond is full of frogs, and there are hummingbirds in the gardens, and my daughter - who I'd never seen interact with bugs before, started a "bug zoo" - to watch the crickets and fireflies. It was exactly the kind of scenic, tranquil, completely private property I longed for. The owners were warm and helpful in all our interactions. I will definitely return, maybe to sled the sloping hills in winter!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful land, cozy and quaint cabin. Loved it! !

  • 5 of 5

We all had a very relaxing stay. All of our needs were met. The setting was perfect and we can't wait to visit again

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

I f you want Privacy, Solitude, Quiet! Look no further this is exactly what you are looking for. We stayed a week and it was just what the doctor ordered. Mike was Great to deal with.Cabin was Clean the Land the wildlife so great!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem!

  • 4 of 5

This property sits on a lot with spectacular views, remote enough to provide needed respite from the hectic pace of life! Everything we needed was there. It was close to the event we were attending for the weekend and the weather was spectacular to boot! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with our family!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in Vermont

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Even though it was raining most of the time, the kids couldn't resist playing in the large wonderful yard. The long driveway is an exciting walk for young children. The house itself is comfortable. The back porch is a perfect place to sit in the morning watching the fog on the pond. I hope to be able to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
112 Miles
Bradley International Hartford/Springfield BDL
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Center of Springfield
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rockingham Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Bellows Falls VT
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 91 Exit 6 or 7
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Center of Springfield
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Our beautiful Vermont home is located in south-eastern Vermont, just a few minutes away from Chester, Rockingham, and Bellows Falls. The property is located on a beautiful winding farm road, just minutes from the interstate yet a world away. Okemo Mountain Resort is just 30 minutes away in Ludlow, and Ascutney Mountain just 20 minutes. Nearby attractions are Grafton Cheese Factory, Vermont Country Store, and Wellwood Orchards. The home is just of Route 103 which was listed as one of Vermonts' most scenic drives. Just 2 and 1/2 hours from Hartford CT, and Under 3 hours from Boston MA.

Other Activities: Hang Gliding @ Morningside Flight Park

Canoeing/Kayaking on the CT river

Apple Picking at Wellwood Orchards

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Hiking at Mount Ascutney State Park

World Class fly fishing on the Sugar River

Skiing and Golfing at Okemo Mountain Resort

Glassblowing tours at Simon Pierce Gallery

Basketville in Putney Vermont

Golf: In Rockingham, Springfield and Ludlow VT

Ski: Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow VT offers full range of trail levels, golfing in the summer months

Mount Ascutney State Park also offers amazing hiking and mountain biking.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.