Beautiful year round home located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, 7 miles from Hill Farmstead (with the world's #1 beer as rated by RateBeer in 2016!), 15 minutes from the picturesque towns of Craftsbury and Greensboro, and 40 minutes from great mountain biking on East Burke's Kingdom Trails.
Our location offers plenty of privacy as the last house on a well-maintained dirt road, and situated on 40 acres with our own spring-fed pond on the premises for summer swimming or winter skating. Views from the western-facing deck are of the northern range of Vermont's Green Mountains, from Mt. Mansfield to Jay Peak.
Beautiful vistas around every curve and quintessential New England towns complete with country stores are an easy drive. Get a picnic lunch, stop at Parker Pie for some great pizza, hit the diner, or enjoy fine dining in nearby Craftsbury
The house has a fully equipped kitchen, medium-speed internet, WIFI, games, barbeque grills, beach towels, floats for the pond, and an eclectic assortment of books and board games. The lockable garage has plenty of space to hang bikes and store your gear. There is an Apple TV, and 6-7 broadcast stations come in crystal clear. There is a VHS player and some classic video tapes.
Our comfortable beds include some brand-new posturpedic mattresses. In addition to the 2 king-size, 1 queen, and 3 twin beds, a pull-out couch with a single futon mattress, and a fold-out bad are also available.
SUMMER: a great area for those wanting to simply relax on our deck, enjoy a drive in the country, visit craft and antique stores, or enjoy more active pursuits like mountain biking, trail walking, hiking, running, swimming, w/canoeing, kayaking, sailing nearby. Swim in our private 1/2 acre pond with dock, or choose from a variety of lakes with free public beaches within a short drive - Lake Caspian (Greensboro), Shadow Lake and Daniels Pond (Glover). Mountain bike on dirt roads right outside the door, or drive 40 minutes to enjoy the Kingdom Trails in East Burke. Hike Mt. Hor or Mt. Pisgah overlooking Lake Willoughby, take the tram to the top of Jay Peak and enjoy their water park, or skip the car and simply enjoy quite walks on White Road, just out the door!
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WINTER: miles of maintained snowmobile and XC ski trails 100 yards away, snowshoe or XC ski out the door. Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Resorts are within 35 minute drive. Craftsbury, a mecca for cross country skiing enthusiasts, is a 10 minute drive.
Other Local Attractions Include:
Craftsbury Common - Approximately 6 Miles away, a great site for hiking, biking, sculling, and fine dining. Also located in Craftsbury are Pete’s Greens, a wonderful source for organic produce and Vermont products, and the Craftsbury market with yummy prepared foods, good local cheeses, and a selection of wine and beer.
Glover - Glover is the home of the Bread and Puppet theatre and museum. There is also a wonderful general store with a wide variety of provisions, and the Busy Bee Diner is a great spot for breakfast or lunch.
Barr Hill - Approximately 5 miles away (on the way to Greensboro), Barr Hill offers some easy walks with great views.
Lake Willoughby - if you want to venture a bit further afield, a hike up Lake Willoughby’s Mount Pisgah and Mt Hor afford you beautiful views of this cold, deep lake.
Quebec - In the mood for french food? Bring your passport; the house is a stone's throw (one hour) from the Canadian border, and 2.5 hours from Montreal.
East Burke - the center of mountain biking in the area.
Local Roads - There’s great dirt and paved road riding in the area, and the region recently created a cycling map that should be available at local stores.
Craft beers - "The best beer in the world" according to is available "just down the road", less than 2.5 miles away, at the Hillstead Farm.+ More