Very private forest and field setting along a dirt road in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom region. Close to Lake Willoughby, Kingdom Trails, and Quebec, Canada. Perfect for a romantic get away, launching pad for outdoor adventures, small family retreat, or just a nice private weekend.
The house is small, but comfortable, with an open floor plan. The downstairs is one main room with the kitchen area, sitting area, and dining area. A small shower room is also part of the downstairs. Upstairs is a 3/4 loft area with the queen bed, closets, and musical instruments. A wood shed/ workbench area is attached to the house. The property is 130 acres, with a nice trout brook, beaver ponds, hayfields, and extensive mixed forest climbing to the top of Little Hedgehog mountain.
Disponible para huéspedes
Guests have full access to the house and property. The Air bnb listing says shared bath, but you will only be sharing it with others in your group.
Atención a los huéspedes
I will generally be out of town when the house is rented, but can return to plow snow or help with any issues that might come up. When I'm traveling further and am unavailable, I will line up another reliable contact person in the area who can assist if needed.
Otros aspectos destacables
Water from the tap is potable and very good quality - originating from a spring on the property, so there is no need to bring drinking water. The house is stocked with basic food items; a pantry with non-perishable food, maple syrup made on the property, spices, coffee, and condiments + a few perishable foods in the fridge (half and half, orange juice). I try to maintain a garden and there are blueberries, raspberries, and apple trees on the property, but production does vary year to year, so think of these as an extra perk - if the timing is right.
- A wood stove is the only source of heat in the house, though it is very efficient and stays warm. Firewood is provided. An electric heater in the latrine takes the edge off in the winter.
- Bathroom facilities include an indoor shower, an outdoor tub (filled with a hose from the sink, if you choose to use it), and an outhouse/composting toilet in the shed attached to the house.
- Beds include a queen-sized upstairs and a pull-out couch downstairs (open floor plan with 1/4 cathedral ceiling)
I grew up in Vermont and its hills, streams, soils, culture, and climate are in my blood. But, I was also bitten long ago by the travel bug, and the appeal of exploration occasionally pulls me away from home. I enjoy playing music, working on the land, photography, healthy food, good wine, and mountains. That's the short list.
This is my home, which I started building in 2002, and have mostly finished (still a little trim and other detail work left to do). I rent it out when I'm away, to help pay the taxes and to share my cozy cabin and the beautiful surroundings with others. The "Northeast Kingdom" region, where it is located, is a gold mine for those seeking solitude or fun outdoor activities. Within 5 miles are many excellent hikes, swimming spots on clear lakes, quiet river paddles, and groomed cross-country skiing trails. About 20 miles out adds world-class mountain biking trails, Burke and Jay Peak ski resorts, nice restaurants villages, and a lifetime worth of forests and backcountry ski terrain to explore.