|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Relax in one of the first homes in the east to be insulated with sheep's wool! Wild Apple vacation cottage is nestled on the edge of Vermont's Green Mountains. The cottage is a real home - a 1930's building that we began to renovate in 2010. It has two stories. Upstairs, you'll find two bedrooms and a new bathroom with a shower. Downstairs, there is a full kitchen (with a large sliding glass door and wonderful view of the mountains), living room, dining room with a soapstone wood stove, and bathroom with high efficiency clothes washer and an old fashioned bathtub.
Wild Apple Cottage is on a farm that offers workshops in all positive and leading edge horse care and training. On occasion, it is an active property - with horse training as well as workshops multiple times per month. The owners sometimes live on the farm section of the property which is behind the vacation cottage. They split their time between Vermont and the Adirondacks.
The vacation cottage is situated next to the road (a rural dirt road) with old maple trees out front and a nice, fenced-in backyard. It has its own section of the property, and is separated from the rest of the farm by hedgerows, trees, and fences.
If you'd like to explore the local area, you'll find plenty of hiking and cross country skiing opportunities in the nearby Green Mountain National Forest. The village of Brandon is just seven miles away and host to an amazing French restaurant and bakery. Middlebury is 22 miles away and has great shopping, restaurants, bakeries, and a vibrant natural/specialty food coop.
The local food movement is thriving here in Vermont! Once you arrive at the cottage, you'll find a list of restaurants, grocery stores, and farmers' markets who all source from local farms. Vermont is also on the cutting edge of developing green energy alternatives at a statewide level.
We welcome well-behaved dogs. This cottage is a great match for anyone wanting a rural adventure with minimal services in Vermont!
Check in time: 4pm
Check out time: 11am
Kinna and Gene Ohman-Leone are professional dog & horse trainers who use only positive reinforcement methods (no punishment or pressure). They own an animal training business called Wild Apple School. They split their time between the Adirondacks and their Vermont farm and have 3 horses, 1-2 foster horses in training, 4 sheep, 2 border collies, and a small flock of chickens.
Kinna & Gene Ohman-Leone purchased this cottage in 2010
The property is in a beautiful location - located minutes from the Green Mountain National Forest and on a rural, country road. There are many hiking trails in the area, mountains to explore, and rivers to swim. The farm is set up well for horses, so Kinna and Gene are excited to offer horse boarding for guests in the summer of 2016. The local forest has many horseback riding trails!
They love their proximity to Brandon (with great restaurants and an authentic French Bakery called Gourmet Provence). The property is a half hour's drive from Middlebury which is another quintessential Vermont village with fun shops, coffee houses, and restaurants (as well as a great local food co-op). And Burlington is a little over an hour away if they ever need to have access to a small, friendly city!
Such a cozy cottage with a European country charm. The view from the back yard looked right out toward the Green Mountains. The cottage had all necessary amenities, the owners were pleasant to interact with, the horses, sheep, and chickens were great, and the surroundings were perfectly quiet. Downtown Brandon was only 15 minutes away with cafes and restaurants, antiquing, etc. Not two minutes away are winding roads with great mountain overlooks, hiking trails to waterfalls, etc. Thanks, Kinna and Gene, for a wonderful stay!
Wonderful views, kind owners, blessed silence- the total Vermont experience! The cottage was easy to find and was roomy for 5. Perfect for our family and dog.
We enjoyed our stay in this eco-friendly farmhouse. We would have taken advantage of nearby hiking if the weather had cooperated (it poured rain the entire time we were there), but the owners couldn't have been nicer, and my teenaged daughters very much enjoyed meeting the farm's horses and dogs. It is a beautiful location.
Convenient to Green Mountain hiking trails, Lake Dunsmore and the fun towns of Middlebury and Brandon, Wild Apple Farm Cottage was a cozy homebase for a lovely late summer family vacation/long wedding weekend. The sheep's wool beds are extremely comfortable and having the horses, chickens and sheep greet us each morning couldn't have been more picturesque. The owner was very helpful and answered my long list of questions promptly and fully. The cottage, though rustic, does have high-speed internet with wi-fi, an ipod speaker hook-up and plenty of organic/natural toiletries and products, just in case you forget your bug spray or sunblock. There is a TV but no reception although I think there is a DVD player - I'm not sure because we spent our days out enjoying VT and our evenings having long family dinners with plenty of wine. Rustic does mean, however, that the kitchen does not have a dishwasher so be prepared to hand-wash all your dishes during your stay.
My partner and I just returned from a two-week stay at Wild Apple Farm Cottage. We had a wonderful time. The cottage itself is very comfortable, with a beautiful view of the Green Mountains out back; it's extremely tranquil and quiet, yet close to Middlebury, Lake Dunmore, and excellent hiking, including some very lovely and very underused trails close by (in the Dunmore/Moosalamoo area as well as near the Brandon Gap, a five-minute drive from the cottage). The owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. If you're looking for a restorative Vermont retreat, this is it!
We stayed at this wonderful cottage for 5 quiet and enjoyable days.
The place was just perfect for us (a couple + one big dog), beautifully and warmly decorated. The big yard was a plus for our dog. It is located on a very quiet street, and there are some great fun hikes just a couple of minutes away. Great place to do some serious road biking too.
7 miles northeast of Brandon on Route 73 East
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
*Minimum stay is 3 nights. Check in time: 4pm, Check out time: 11am;
*Rates based on double occupancy -- each additional person is $35/night.;
*Cottage can accommodate up to four people.;
*Rates also reflect a minimum level of services during your stay.;
*Vermont sales tax of 9% is included.
Dates Available: Year Round