Luxury Barn Apt. Near Middlebury,VT

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Orchard Rd, Lincoln, VT 05443, United States

Our very
private barn apartment sits in the middle of an 80 acre estate with drop-dead views of the Green Mountains. Perfect for two adults and a child, it is close to skiing, hiking trails, lake & river swimming, kayaking, fabulous restaurants.

Your host, Christine
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Our very
private barn apartment sits in the middle of an 80 acre estate with drop-dead views of the Green Mountains. Perfect for two adults and a child, it is close to skiing, hiking trails, lake & river swimming, kayaking, fabulous restaurants.

The Space

July is upon us so swimming and hiking are right out the front door! Classic summer-time country adventures of every description are in full swing - from Lake Champlain to the top of the Green Mountains, from Middlebury, Burlington, and Stowe, you can have it all from our place. Great local wine and beers are on tap everywhere. Enjoy lunch or dinner on your private patio...
Our very comfortable and beautifully appointed Luxury Barn Apartment is surrounded by gardens and breath-taking views on 80 very private acres. Nestled high in the Green Mountains, Lincoln is a peaceful world apart, yet Middlebury College and all its cultural resources is 18 miles away. The charming Village of Bristol is 5 minutes, 20 to the wonderful little City of Vergennes, 30 minutes to Burlington International Airport. Montreal is 2 1/2 hours to the north, Boston 3 hrs. south.

We are very close to Lake Champlain for summer water play, as well as world-class skiing at Sugarbush, Madriver, and The Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Reichert Ski Touring Center. Stowe is an hour to the north. Hiking, snowshoeing, secret swimming holes, biking, and cross-country opportunities abound just outside the front door. Numerous great restaurants, artisanal cheese and bread makers and several flourishing Farmer's Markets are open year-round.

It's a perfect spot for city-dwellers to kick back for a weekend in the country, or for putting up family members during Reunions, Parent's Weekends, Homecoming and Graduations at Middlebury College. Numerous Brides and Grooms have chosen the Apartment for their honeymoons. If you would like to have a Massage, Cooking Class, or Artisinal Cheese Tour, we would be delighted to arrange it. Please let us know how we can help you plan your perfect get-away.

Enormous,Delicious, locally sourced breakfasts are $25.00 per adult per day - booked with plenty of advanced notice, but there are also plenty of places to get well fed and caffinated nearby. Bristol is home to the incomparable Almost Home Market, the Bristol Bakery, and Snaps Diner. Dinners out are also a treat: visit with Chef Doug Mack and his wife Linda Harmon of Mary's at Baldwin Creek for fabulous locally grown everything (cooking classes!), or go to the Bobcat for a local Brew and Bistro Fare. Not to be missed either, are the sublimely French Tourterelle (Best Boulliabaise Ever), in New Haven, and the Vergennes Laundry for superb coffee and pastries, fresh oysters and sandwiches. If you have not been to visit Nancy at Sparkling (for afternoon champagne), at the bottom of College Street in Middlebury, don't miss it. Did I forget to mention Daily Chocolate in Vergennes, (website hidden)'s small-batch ice cream in Bristol, and all the local brews? So much more great food and drink, so little time!!!

We can acommodate two adults in a queen bed, and have a smaller, "hired man's bed" for children. Fresh linens,fresh coffee, teas and snacks are provided by us. Canine friends are welcome downstairs in the barn...bring kennel or bed - we will supply the treats!

Guest Access

Summer toys: bikes...croquet, outdoor dining on a private patio, barbeque grill...Frisbee and gourmet treats for your dog!
Hiking trails, rivers, Lake Champlain swimming, bring your own kayaks!

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as they wish. We do appreciate our guests introducing themselves while they are here!

The Neighborhood

Private, peaceful, beautiful views, convenient to everything you might want to do in our part of the state. Addison County is ideally located between Lake Champlain to the west, the Presidential Range to the east. To the north and south, two College towns: Burlington and Middlebury.

Getting around

Four-wheel or All-wheel drive is necessary in the winter. If you are really lean and mean, you can bike the two "gaps" in the summer!

Other Things to Note

There is no kitchen, but you can use one of our coolers for food or bring your own. There is a refrigerator and freezer for your use in the house garage. You are also welcome to use the barbeque and private patio. And Do Not Use your GPS when close to us, or you will end up off a dead-end road up the mountain! Please call us if you want directional advice from where you are!

From Bristol, VT: Go through Bristol on Rte.116/17 north. Immediately after two black bridges, go right onto the Lincoln Gap Road. (Coming south on 116 from Burlington, turn left before the first Black bridge in Bristol). Follow the road and the river 4 miles to Village of Lincoln and turn left (north) up Quaker Street between the Church and the General Store. Take the first right up Elder Hill, pass Elderberry Horse Farm where the road flattens out and take the FIRST AND ONLY right onto Orchard Rd. North. Then take your FIRST AND ONLY LEFT at mailbox #379, through the stone walls, to our place. Park in front of the left barn garage door, walk round to the front of the barn, door to apartment is inside on the left. Please leave shoes, boots, equipment, and dogs downstairs!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The Luxury Barn Apt. on Christine's property is simply amazing. I recommend this listing wholeheartedly and am looking forward to coming back next summer! The Apartment is very clean, decorated beautifully and the property itself has gorgeous views looking at the nearby mountains. Also, Christine and her family are very accommodating, great hosts and simply put - good people.

    July 2014
  • Christine was great. The place was exactly as advertised. We were greeted when we arrived and told if we needed anything just to let her know. I even forgot my toothbrush and she gave me one! I'd go back here again.

    June 2014
  • What a fabulous time we had! Christine & John could not have been more accommodating and the "barn" was beautiful! Mornings were started on the back patio with a cup of coffee as we looked over the valley towards Mount relaxing. Christine even allowed us to use the garage for our MG sport car which was greatly appreciated as we didn't have to cover it every night. The nearby town of Bristol is charming...the Bakery has GREAT breakfast and the Bobcat Cafe & Brewery is a perfect spot for dinner...try the duck, you'll love it! If you are looking for a secluded hide away in the mountains you could not ask for a better property, we hope to return someday.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful 3-night stay at Christine's hide-away. "Luxury Barn" is an apt description, and the accommodations exceeded our expectations. Beautiful views all around, and mountains close by for exploring/hiking. Nearest town for dining is about 15 minutes away, so if you want to be "close to the action," this may not be the place for you. But if you like privacy, beauty, and rural Vermont, this barn can't be beat.

    June 2014
  • Christine and John were great, and the space was gorgeous! My wife and I stayed for two nights with our two children, and it couldn't have been more perfect. If you're on the fence, don't be; it's a great space and a great location.

    June 2014
  • Christine was a wonderful host! She provided a number of great suggestions for dining and visiting, and the barn was clean and comfortable. The views out the windows and around the barn were incredible, and the location was perfect — in the middle of the mountains, but close enough to Bristol, Middlebury, and Burlington when we wanted to venture out during the day.

    June 2014
  • Christine was very nice to talk to and the location was great! At night time, when the sky is clear, the stars are as bright as I've ever seen. And I've stayed in some dark parts of Adirondack parks in New York. Two great hiking trails (that I know of) within 25 min drive from the barn (several more within the area. Christine has a couple Vermont hiking trail books in the barn for use.). Several great restaurants locally, all within 30 mins, and Christine has a list in the barn. Great place and secluded location. Christine was effortless to deal with and the location was perfect.

    June 2014
  • Christine and her husband, John, are the best! The Luxury Barn Apartment was perfect for our stay in Vermont. The shower/bathroom is just great. . .heated floors and great water pressure to help assuage any tension your body may feel. The beds were also very, very comfortable. Waking up each morning to the beautiful scenic view of mountains and the pleasant sound of the wildlife was the perfect start to our day. We'd return to the property (after a non-stop day of campus activities) , enjoy a bottle of wine on the patio, and watch the gorgeous sunsets. . . .sooooo tranquil!! The ride to/from the property allowed us just enough time to unwind from/get ready for the many happenings at Middlebury. Thank you Christine and John for your hospitality. You helped make our graduation weekend a most memorable one. We'll definitely be back!!

    May 2014
  • Staying at Christine's barn was a delight. The space is even nicer than pictured and the surroundings are breathtaking. Christine was a pleasure to deal with and the lemon poppyseed cake that turned up on Sunday morning was exceptional. A very highly recommend spot in a magical part of the world.

    May 2014
  • I would like to add to all the praise already shared about Christine! Christine, the barn, the surroundings: it is all simply amazing!! Should I ever come back to this part of the world, will not hesitate to come back here as well. Christine is a wonderful person, very helpful and accomodating, and also providing great tips, and the barn was just perfect. Having the lovely village of Bristal close was an advantage; Bobcat has great food and beers, and the bakery serves an excelent breakfast. All in all, very much recommendable!

    May 2014
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Self Employed and Loving It! Lang McLaughry Spera Real Estate, Lion and Davis Fine Properties, www.Vermont
Thoroughly affable, straight-forward Realtor with a background in the arts. I love to cook for friends and wouldn't want to live with out good wine. Movies are an obsession as well, and my barn apartment is filled with great reading material and has wi-fi, but if you are the outdoor type, just walk outside for all kinds of sporting activities...Trails for hikers and bikers, ski-slopes, I am an avid gardener so the summer is filled with flowers as well as river swimming and boating on Lake Champlain. My motto? - "Living well is it's own reward".
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