Tannenhaus is a fully equipped, private house located on a quiet road in the hills above Johnson village, in the heart of the Green Mountains. It is a two story cape tucked away in a quiet wooded neighborhood. It has a generous open floor plan with kitchen, dining area and living room, and spacious full bath downstairs. There is one large sunny master bedroom upstairs with two beds. The walk-out basement offers a washer and dryer and room to dry clothes or fishing gear, store luggage, bicycles, or skis and snowshoes. The house is the perfect size for couples or small families looking for a quiet getaway in Vermont, situated 1.5 miles from the village of Johnson and its restaurants, pubs, shopping and other amenities.
From Tannenhaus it is a 10 minute walk to Journey's End swimming hole, 1 mile to Johnson State College, 1.5 miles to Vermont Studio Center, 30 minutes to Stowe, 25 minutes to Smugglers' Notch Resort and 45 minutes to Jay Peak.
We offer free WiFi, satellite TV, and washer and dryer.
Journey's End, a protected and conserved waterfall and swimming hole, is accessed directly from our property by a 10 minute walk along a path through the woods. It is on the Foote Brooke, which also offers excellent fly fishing opportunities (fishing licenses available at the Johnson town office).
Tannenhaus is situated on a 3 mile dirt road loop that is very popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists. The route follows the Foote Brook, offering more swimming holes, and rises to a hilltop farm of wide open fields and spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Green Mountains. History fans will enjoy a stop along the way to explore a historic town cemetery.
A quick drive or a 30 minute walk downhill brings you into Johnson village to explore the local shops and galleries of the Vermont Studio Center, or to stock up at the supermarket, or organic Farm Stand just outside of town.
Turning uphill it is a quick drive or comfortable walk to the Center for America's First Horse, a very special equine sanctuary dedicated to the preservation of the original Spanish Mustangs that were brought here by the Spanish Conquistadors. Their herd is the largest of its kind in all of the United States; visitors are always welcome.
But most of all, we invite our guests to spend some time in the spacious backyard and lovingly created gardens. Our daylily garden is ablaze with color from June through September and we carefully provide an environment for pollinators, wild birds, squirrels, and other critters. During May through October we operate the Fledermaus Teahouse ( a European-style cafe situated on the same grounds as Tannenhaus, and a great place to enjoy teas, coffees and confections during your stay. Although the tea house is nearby, it is far enough away and has no effect on the privacy or solitude of your stay at Tannenhaus.
We have ample parking, and recommend 4 wheel drive autos in the winter. The driveway, though not long, has a slight incline which can be difficult for 2 wheel drive cars in certain winter conditions.
The area lends itself to bicycling and hiking, and especially snowshoeing during the winter season.
But it is also a beautiful spot to simply hang out and relax after a day spent in the car sightseeing and exploring. Early morning visitors are wild turkeys and white tail deer and even occasionally a moose! Bring your coffee outside and enjoy the morning quiet on the patio or in the garden.
We live next door to Tannenhaus, separated by a spacious yard, and are available to assist our guests throughout their stay. We are bilingual (English, German) and enjoy meeting new folks from all over.+ More