Reliever of difficulties from the forest~ (Sanskrit)
Rustic cedar home, with a forest, meadow, babbling brook. Perched in the hills above an authentic Vermont town. Great view, balcony, firepit. Perfect for holiday, writers' retreat, nature walks, skiing or spiritual renewal.
House is a chalet style, with wood imported from Vancouver Canada. Master bedroom has a balcony. Upstairs ceilings are vaulted with wood. Views of mountain, apple trees and meadow. There are birch trees and pine. The stars and crispness of the winter sky is beautiful! A very nice place to relax & recharge! House comfortably fits 6 people. One bedroom has 2 twin beds, the other has one queen sized mattress, the other one has one queen sized air mattress.
Guests have access to whole house; except crawl space.
I don't plan to be in house while my guests are there other than to greet them and give them the key when they arrive.
Chelsea is an authentic small rural Vermont town. It's a historic town with many beautiful brick houses, wooden barns churches and a classic court house. Chelsea is the only Vermont town with 2 village greens. You'll see chickens, cows, goats & horses. The area is home to some of the best organic farms. Apples, cheese and maple syrup are our favorite local products! We are close to Dartmouth College in Hanover NH, the capital city of Montpelier VT and Tunbridge Vt, home of fall World's Fair and country music and dances on weekends. Christmas tree farm is right next door. Close by is the birthplace of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church. They have an amazing Christmas event with beautiful lights & music. A renowned Buddhist temple is nearby; holding Sunday meditation sessions. We also have Vermont Law School, a leader in environmental law. They host many environmental events and symposiums open to the public. Snow-shoeing & XC skiing can be done on the property. Close to VAST snowmobiling trails. For the best in downhill skiing, Stowe & Killington are about an hour away. There is free outdoor ice skating on town property down the road from the house!
There's no public transportation unfortunately. Cars only; 4WD preferred. The house is 2 miles up a dirt road that can be icy and rutted in the winter; muddy and rutted in the spring. The road is well maintained by the town, but Vermont country roads can be a challenge for lower cars.
Our house is simple & unpretentious. There is no dishwasher, washer or dryer, Internet or cell phone service. Staying there, especially for City Folk, is like stepping back in time. Enjoy the peace that the solitude of the place brings you!
Rebecca's place was just the right mix of seclusion and rusticness with pristine surroundings for my weeklong retreat in January.
The cabin is definitely funky--most of the doors don't have handles, the kitchen sink isn't hooked up, and the tiling on the floors is about half-complete--but, for me, this leant to its charm. The surroundings are quiet and conducive to good rest, and I was able to hike up the roads and through the trees to some pretty beautiful views. What's more, Rebecca was gracious upon my arrival and helpful during my departure.
As long as you're game for a few structural inconveniences, I would heartily recommend the "Vana Durga."
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