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Brattleboro Vermont Ski Retreat Converted Church

Entire loft hosted by Nick And Natalie
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the loft to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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100% of recent guests rated Nick And Natalie 5-star in communication.
I purchased this church in 2001 from the Roman Catholic Diocese and renovated for two years into my beautiful home with upstairs/downstairs spaces. This upper level is the Sanctuary. It has 25 ft ceilings, great art, beautiful colors, fantastic large kitchen, open concept living and dining, Saint Martin stained glass windows, house yoga mats with heated radiant floor, ornamental gas fireplace for cozy winter nights and is just minutes from #8 best small art towns in America, Brattleboro, VT.

The space
The stained glass is original and is illuminated each morning by the sunrise coming up over the hill. This stunning space is the result of a three year renovation. The curved walls and archways create a true sanctuary like space that is hard to leave once you are there.
Stratton Mountain is 30 minutes to the access road and under 40 to Mount Snow. Brattleboro, just five minutes away, has been voted consistently as one of the best small towns in America to visit. If you want to ski, snow shoe, shop, eat, sip local brew and explore the town, or never leave the Sanctuary, this is your spot!

The master suite is up in the extended "choir loft" that I built out to make a spacious bedroom and dressing room, and has it's own full bath with double-headed shower and 54" claw-foot tub.
There are two beautiful, small private rooms to the left and right of what used to be the altar. They are cozy Dwell magazine bed niches with full or queen beds, and a large skylight in each. There is a full bathroom for these rooms with European style shower as well as laundry.

The kitchen is a chef's paradise, with a six burner, two grill, double oven gas stove, double soapstone farm sink and beautifully detailed concrete countertops. Lots of counter space and a large farm table island in the middle provide adequate prep, serving and "hang out" space (everyone seems to love to congregate in the kitchen!).

Handmade dishes and glasses…the ceramic cups are part of my years of collecting hand made cups made by different artists. We feel this is an intrinsic part of everyday great living, so we chose to leave them in place for you to use.

The TV lounge under the choir loft has couches and a lounge chair for watching movies, reading and relaxing. We have cable, Netflix and Amazon capability through the Blue Ray player, and of course, high speed Internet.

The heat is radiant floor which is wonderful for this space with 25' vaulted ceilings. There is also a propane instant on-demand glass door fireplace on the "altar" for ambience throughout the space and cozying up to after a day on the mountains.

There are country roads for walking, a wonderful river to visit nearby, a great neighborhood if you want to make friends, and the US post office right in the village.
Our home is a most welcoming and generous space for one to six!

Only the bell tower is off limits. There is a grill outside the front door.

The front door will be open with key and house manual on the table, so guests check in and out on their own.

Def need a car here, though you can walk to many swimming location on beautiful Vermont streams.

This is a first level apartment and we do ask our guests to be mindful of heavy heels, furniture moving and dropping things on the floor, especially during normal sleeping hours.

Guest access
The outside "deck" has to be off limits as there is no railing and a dangerous gap stepping onto it.

The bell tower is off limits as are the small lofts in the two back bedrooms that's why there are no ladders or other access to these spaces.

Other things to note
Please remove shoes in general when in the house to help minimize foot traffic noise for the first floor apartment. We do ask our guests to be gentle with loud thuds, moving furniture and heavy heels while in the house.

Please be sure the front doors are latched when you leave for the day. They can sometimes not latch well and can swing open.

Please read direction for lighting the oven that are on a ceramic plaque I made on top of the stove before use.

Be respectful of natural resources and shut lights and air conditioner off when you leave for the day.

VERY LITTLE or preferably no bleach in the washer to preserve the health of the septic system and mother earth...thank you!

Sometimes it seems that the vessel sink upstairs is blocked. It's the strange nature of vessel sinks, come to find out; because they have no overflow to release pressure, you have to create one by swirling the water down manually to get air into the pipe.
I purchased this church in 2001 from the Roman Catholic Diocese and renovated for two years into my beautiful home with upstairs/downstairs spaces. This upper level is the Sanctuary. It has 25 ft ceilings, great art, beautiful colors, fantastic large kitchen, open concept living and dining, Saint Martin stained glass windows, house yoga mats with heated radiant floor, ornamental gas fireplace for cozy winter nights…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 couch, 1 air mattress

Amenities

Free street parking
Smoke alarm
Dryer
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Kitchen
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Heating
Iron
Fire extinguisher

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Dummerston, Vermont, United States

Parking
It is very important that you follow parking guidelines and pull COMPLETELY off the road taking car that no part of the car is hanging over the pavement. This is fire and snow removal ordinance for all seasons.

Hosted by Nick And Natalie

Joined in October 2012
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I am a ceramic artist and singer. I run a full time business created custom tile murals. My partner Nick built the Craftsmen's Home in the Village and the Church's new kitchen and curved wall bedrooms. He is also a yoga teacher, concrete and wood furniture maker, spiritual seeker. I am the liaison, photographer, lister of our two properties, "Craftsmen's Home in the Village" and the "Church Sanctuary." Nick is the builder, master craftsmen, fixer, sound system gear head and co facilitator of our vacation rentals. Together we are your hosts!
I am a ceramic artist and singer. I run a full time business created custom tile murals. My partner Nick built the Craftsmen's Home in the Village and the Church's new kitchen and…
During your stay
The front door will be open with key and house manual on the table, so guests check in and out on their own. Parking is right in front of the house with space for three cars. Please part perpendicular to the road, with the nose of your cars facing the yellow house behind the church. Be sure to pull completely off the pavement, and be sure no part of a car is in the road for the plow or children and bikers.
The front door will be open with key and house manual on the table, so guests check in and out on their own. Parking is right in front of the house with space for three cars. Pleas…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500