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Quintessential Vermont Country Home on 140 acres.

SuperhostShaftsbury, Vermont, United States
Entire house hosted by Karen
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds3 baths
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Lovingly restored Vermont historic home. Surrounded by 140 acres of private, wooded trails, natural stone fire pit, streams, vistas for you to enjoy. Very bright home inside, with lovely views, fully furnished. Location is convenient to ski mountains, hiking, the famous Battenkill River for fishing, restaurants, Manchester, VT premium outlet shopping, museums, etc.

The space
We love this special little place and we hope you will too. It is comfortably furnished, with beautiful views. You will find plush towels, plenty of pillows, down comforters, books, staples, washer/dryer, laundry products and many other touches to help make your stay comfortable. When snow is not on the ground, you can enjoy sitting on the Adirondack chairs on the back deck or enjoying a grilled dinner on the picnic table under the apple trees. The house has 140 acres of property, 30 of it on one side of the road with the house and barn. The other 110 across the road (accessed through a locked gate) will be yours to roam through the trails, cross streams and climb up ridges for beautiful vistas. It is perfectly suited for long country walks, and bike rides. Many ski mountains are within a 30-40 minute drive.

The dining room off the kitchen has a table with extension that seats 6 comfortably. There is a bar counter looking into the kitchen with three high top chairs. The kitchen is stocked with staple items, toaster, microwave, full refrigerator, stove/oven, Cuisinart coffee maker, bakeware, pots, pans, etc. For outdoor cooking, there is a new Weber gas grill.

The front parlor room is a lovely space for reading or working at the desk. We encourage guests to enjoy the books on the shelves - if you find one you love and can't finish, just leave a couple of bucks so we can replace it.

The two bedrooms are upstairs. All beds have high quality memory foam mattress toppers on top of quality mattresses to help insure a restful sleep.The master bedroom is huge with a queen bed and a newly renovated ensuite bath (tub/shower). There is a Blue Tooth system to play your own music or CDs (we do have a library of music CDs and DVDs in the house).

For young families, there is also a youth bed mattress, in addition to a Joovy2 Porta Crib (50% larger than a standard porta crib), which could be set up in the master bedroom.

There is an additional guest bedroom set up with twin beds, which are very comfortably converted to a king bed if requested. This bedroom also has a new ensuite bath (tub/shower). There is a Cambridge Soundworks CD/radio player in this room.

The very large, lovely living room downstairs has a futon twin size daybed, which could accommodate another person. There is a full bath with shower in a separate alcove off of the living room.

The living room also has a sofa, comfortable chairs, lighting, large fireplace and a 42" flat screen TV with DVD Player. Although there is no cable, this TV is set up with a ROKU system; there are many channels set up already and you can enter your passwords to access channels through Netflix or Hulu, etc. In addition, there is a game table and chairs with playing cards, betting chips and puzzles for your enjoyment.

The basement has a full washer/dryer for your convenience, with all necessary laundry supplies.

Guest access
Guests will have access to the entire property, except for the interior of the barn. We live 1/4 mile up the road, and will meet you when you arrive. But then we will leave you to enjoy the privacy and special character of this lovely property.

Other things to note
Newly purchased flat-screen TV with Roku in living room (guests will need to use own Netflix/Hulu/Amazon accounts). There is a landline phone in addition to wireless internet. Cell service is spotty in the area, but WiFi-enabled calling allows for perfect service in the house!
New Weber gas grill has been added for outside cooking.

The fireplace in the kitchen is not to be used by guests.
Lovingly restored Vermont historic home. Surrounded by 140 acres of private, wooded trails, natural stone fire pit, streams, vistas for you to enjoy. Very bright home inside, with lovely views, fully furnished. Location is convenient to ski mountains, hiking, the famous Battenkill River for fishing, restaurants, Manchester, VT premium outlet shopping, museums, etc.

The space
We love this speci…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Heating
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher
Wifi
First aid kit
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Shaftsbury, Vermont, United States

We have lived in the area for over 35 years. It was then, and still remains, a very special place. Recreational opportunities include hiking, skiing, fishing, biking and horseback riding. In the summer you can fish or kayak/canoe/tube on the famous Battenkill River, take in the renowned Dorset Horse Show or the Manchester Music Festival, and take advantage of fabulous outlet shopping in Manchester. Skiing at Bromley or Stratton are within a 30- 40 minute drive; Okemo and Mt. Snow are about an hour away. Restaurants, museums, and shopping are all very convenient.

The property is perfect for two couples, or a family with children.
We have lived in the area for over 35 years. It was then, and still remains, a very special place. Recreational opportunities include hiking, skiing, fishing, biking and horseback riding. In the summer you can…
Getting around
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Almost all errands require a car.
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Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Karen

Joined in March 2016
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A born New Englander, I returned from DC to raise our family. My husband, Dave, and I love to hike, travel, eat good food and enjoy the beauty of our corner of the world here in the Green Mountains. We love sharing our second home down the hill with folks who may feel the same!
A born New Englander, I returned from DC to raise our family. My husband, Dave, and I love to hike, travel, eat good food and enjoy the beauty of our corner of the world here in th…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm