The stunning Belieu Dacha, is a 3600 sq ft farmhouse perfect for the discerning couple or large family gathering. This property is for those who appreciate country living but unwilling to compromise on aesthetics and comfort. Belieu Dacha is situated with a southerly exposure affording sweeping views of the Appalachian Trail. The main level suite is appointed with custom furnishings and is ensuite to a custom spa bath with a large steam shower. The second master on the lower level has a walk out slider with a southwesterly view. The two additional bedrooms have king beds and share the upstairs Jacuzzi bath. The second floor 525 sq ft family/entertainment room has four futons comfortably accommodating eight additional sleeping guests on memory foam mattresses. In addition, the room is large enough to accommodate many more younger family members in sleeping bags and air mattresses (provided) offering numerous additional sleeping accommodations. When not in use for sleeping, the room has over 50 board games, books, highspeed/Gigabyte Wifi, Nintendo Wii, Blu-Ray player, AppleTV, Amazon Fire all displayed on a large HDTV. Belieu Dacha is a Vermont Vernacular, farmhouse designed and built by one of Vermont’s leading architects. Completed in 2012 to near LEED certification standards, the house has a gourmet/professional kitchen opening into a great room with radiant floor heating, custom gas fireplace and generous seating for the entirety of the party. In addition to the cathedral ceiling, the signature feature of the room is 16ft sliders that opens onto a stone terrace facing the Appalachian Trail. Spectacular views in all four seasons provide endless hours of enjoyment and tranquility. Winter guests can spend hours snowshoeing and cross-country skiing that begin off the front porch. Spring and summer guests will enjoy the hiking on the Appalachian Long Trail, fly fishing, ballooning and summer festivals and much more. Our Fall guests can walk among the fruit bearing apple trees (eat as many as you can), wild strawberries and fiddle heads. The birch, pine and splendid maple trees surround the house and 14 acre property. In Spring, Summer and Fall, the recently added 350 sq ft furnished screened-in porch offers relaxing views of the surrounding woods and don’t forget the babbling brook running just feet the porch. Crossing the small, stone footbridge just off the porch leads guests to a larger stream with natural swimming hole perfect for the small adventurer. The latest outdoor improvement includes a stone terrace and outdoor fireplace offering the best views of the property. The location of Belieu Dacha is nestled conveniently off a regularly snowplowed road with easy access to Okemo Resort (18 min) and Rutland Regional Airport (12 min). Cape Air Airlines and JetBlue offer regular service from Boston 7 days a week. Just 25 minutes from the property is the Rutland Train Station and Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express offering a 5-hour scenic service to NY Penn Station and all points in between. Privacy is plentiful but you won’t feel completely isolated with a seasonal neighbor up the hill but out of sight. Of particular note, this property includes the services of a chef offering a full Vermont breakfast and a gourmet, packed lunch or picnic for those venturing outdoors. Also included are lighting housekeeping and transportation services (6 additional passengers and luggage to the airport, train station and Okemo/Jackson Gore Resort with additional transportation available upon request and availability for an additional fee.
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14+ More