The SpaceNO BETTER PLACE FOR THE "GENUINE" VERMONT EXPERIENCE ...
Whether you are looking for a romantic escape for 2, a girls/guys getaway weekend or a family vacation this is the place for you. This is the place to explore Vermont and all its wonders. There are several fireplaces that will warm you on a cool Vermont evening. The focal point of the Living Room is the River Rock Fireplace, another in the master bedroom [ you can flip a coin for who gets that ]. Or you can enjoy an evening on the deck where the third fireplace is located. A rustic screened porch also views the outdoor fireplace if rain drops by.
A short drive to Dorset Village [ 7 minutes ] and less than 20 to Manchester. If this is a family vacation, the front yard has the perfect spot for a game of football, or to toss a ball. Also a finished 3rd floor is available as a game room or spot for the children to have their own space to play, away from you boring adults. Swimming at the Dorset quarry [ don't miss it ], the Dorset theater in Summer, actors equity with named stars, farmers market every Sunday, the historic Dorset Inn to dine or hit the pub, and the newly renovated Barrows House for food and comfortable socializing with other visitors. LOADS of nice people to meet and Vermont's easy ambience will bring you together.
Manchester, home to The Southern Vermont Art center, movie theater, upscale shops, galleries, and diverse quality dining. The Equinox hotel front porch with public use rocking chairs is a great way to watch what's "happening" at the lovely pace of life. Though I have been going to this area for close to 50 years, I still ask the concierge at the Equinox "what's up in town" and always find something new and different for fun.
July and August. Two words..........HORSE SHOW.........15 minute drive from the house
September and October ... if you are a "Leaf Peeper" than this is the perfect spot. Book Early!!! The colors are majestic! Guest AccessThe house is yours. Enjoy it. Fully stocked kitchen with all the staples supplied (if you need something specific let us know). Safe outdoor storage for your bikes, toys, and there's even room to drop a trailer if you brought up more then you really need.
Pets are welcome! There will be an additional charge of $25 a night (per dog) maximum of 50 Lbs each. Please let me know in advance whether any 4 legged friends will be joining you.
Whether skiing all day, a day at the beach, or a hike on one of the many local trails, don't forget to hit the Jacuzzi when you get home ..... why not? Interaction with GuestsIf you're there, I'm not. PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON CELL PHONE usage -limited coverage at best. However the landline has unlimited usage in U.S. And Canada -(all other calls are blocked). And, the landline phone will get you to me whenever I can help. My gardner/ caretaker will lend any help he can, but of course is not a 24 / 7 asset. PLEASE call me for any reason and my best efforts to assist are yours. The Neighborhood"The neighborhood"..................well, there is none. Sure, there are houses in the area, but this place is on 2 clear acres of 15, and is on a private road and private 300 ft. driveway. Enjoy the trees and stars. But minutes away see the list of activities to keep you busy ...
THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND DORSET ...
All Year-Round: Bromely Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Magic Mountain, Hildene, Southern Vermont Art Center, Northshire Bookstore and Cafe, Equinox Hotel and Spa, Dorset Inn and Tavern, Merck Forest, Outlet Shopping
Seasonal: Skiing, skating, cross country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, swimming at the Dorset quarry, Dorset Playhouse, Manchester Music Festival, Annual Vermont Horse Show, Gleneagles Golf, Manchester Golf, Battenkill River fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own blueberries, apples, pumpkins, foliaging, antiquing, hiking, biking
Fall: Enjoy "leaf peeping", antiquing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own apples blueberries and pumpkins, hiking, biking, or just taking a long walk. Getting AroundAs stated, I am remote but 7 minutes by car to Dorset center. You can drive and easily street park in Dorset to walk, shop, eat, or just sit on "the Green."
Parking in Manchester is ample and free. The closest airport is Albany NY. Car rentals are available in Manchester at the local Chevrolet / Volkswagon dealer. Public transport.................nope. There is a taxi service in Manchester but I have never used it Other Things to NoteThis place is remote. DURING THE WINTER MONTHS A 4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE IS THE BEST WAY TO GET AROUND. When wet or snowy, caution in driving the acces road is the best way to travel. The plowing is automatic and done as quickly as required [ Chad is VERY good.] There are a few feet of shoveling from the driveway to the side door entrance that you may need to handle.
PLEASE NOTE: Daily price includes 9% Vermont Tax. Also, there is a $300 Security Deposit that is collected by AirBNB and returned immediately by AirBNB if there is no damage.
Monthly stays require 1 additional cleaning @$125