About this listing
The perfect place to escape from the rat-race! Beautiful three bedroom house on 1.5 acres, backing up to National Forest. Available to rent by the room or the whole house (subject to a maximum party size of 8, with 2 using sofabed in living room).
Located in a quiet and secluded mountain community, this is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax, but there is also great access to ski resorts (Sugarbush 45 mins, Killington 30 mins, Middlebury 20 mins), hiking, fishing, swimming etc. There's truly something to do in every season. Great place to check out the fall foliage from late September to October.
The community also features 2 tennis courts and a swimming pond and is a great place for leisurely walks, snow-shoeing etc.
Burlington, Montpelier and Rutland are within easy reach and the local town of Rochester has a great selection of restaurants, a lively bar and there's often live music and entertainment.
Guests have access to pretty much the whole house, with the exception of the sleeping loft, which we use for storage and ask guests not to use.
Great Hawk is a peaceful and secluded mountain community, conveniently located for access to the amenities in the town of Rochester. We were attracted to how quiet the community is, and there's also no light pollution, so guests always enjoy an undisturbed night sleep!
In the summer it's great to sit out on the deck and look up at the stars!
Other Things to Note
The roads in the community are dirt roads and are relatively steep in places. For visits in the winter, the roads can be snow covered and icy in places, so 4x4 and or proper winter tires are highly recommended. Guests without these can easily park at the bottom of the driveway, but that adds 50 yards for you to carry your belongings up to the house.
The driveway is plowed after every snowfall of 3 or more inches and sand is put down periodically, but we'd still recommend you have a vehicle capable of dealing with Vermont winters!
We want our guests to relax and enjoy themselves. This is our home, so we simply ask that you treat it as if it were your own home.