About this listing
The Fortress is Medieval-Minimalism: focusing minds and hearts on Nature, Proportion, and Beauty. Geometrically accurate and built to inspire, this space is perfect for anyone looking for solace, and a respite from the daily technological grind.
++ The "Great Hall" has a 10 ft. long handmade Tudor banquet table with a custom 80 lb. brushed steel chandelier that floats above it– all the while being encircled by glass and mountains on all sides.
++ The kitchen has new appliances: large fridge, stove, oven, toaster, coffee maker (with grinder) – and there are plenty of cooking wares, pots, pans, and utensils to muster up a proper feast.
++ There is a full master bed upstairs. Downstairs, there is a twin bed, a
study area, and a full bathroom with cast iron shower and new fixtures and appliances. (A queen air mattress is also available downstairs)
A washer and drier are available, and the house is professionally cleaned and managed.
++ Step outside to enjoy world-class hiking, swimming or skating, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, and awesome sledding! And of course, the best foliage on the globe in the fall!
++ The Fortress is not an internet hot spot but a Cold Spot– no internet here. No wifi or TV allows for a timeless experience amidst a vast sky– some of the finest stargazing in America.
++ Also please be aware that since The Fortress is a digital free zone, there is no cell reception at the house. You will need to drive down the street a little ways to get reception.
++There is a pond on the property for swimming or skating.
++ A detailed guidebook with photos, local/insider info with directions to breathtaking hikes, delicious restaurants, wholesome attractions, and much, much, more, is posted in the "Guidebook" section of this listing.
Interaction with Guests
++ Check in is after 3pm and check out is 12pm. (Please note, that one night stays are possible, just please send us a message and book at least 24hrs in advance).
++ Ned can be reached at anytime via phone or email.
++ The Fortress is also located less than 30 minutes from Hanover NH and 50 minutes from Montpelier VT.
++ In less than 20 minutes you can drive to historic Vermont towns such as Strafford and South Royalton and their local markets.
++ A trip to Old City Falls in Strafford is less than a 10 minute drive, and is alone worth the visit to The North Kingdom!
++ FOUR WHEEL or ALL WHEEL DRIVE is recommended NOV - APR
Other Things to Note
++ The Fortress was designed and contracted by Thetford Vermont born architectural designer, Nicholas Fabrikant.
++ The Fortress and Vershire are not manufactured fantasies of Vermont life. They are embodiments of the Pure, unrestrained convergence of un-tamable Nature, Ancient design principles, sporting energy, and a radiant vision.
“Beauty will save the world.” ---Prince Myshkin