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Magnificent views, 20 private acres. Relax at the Rye Chalet in Wells

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vacation rental description

The perfect country retreat. Vermont's famous fresh air from the 20
private acres of tranquil woodlands and trails surrounding this
spacious, comfortable, cheery country house. Picture windows and a
wrap-around deck look over Hidden Valley's miles of hills, fields and
streams into the next state.

With 3600 square feet of living space, the house offers several
gathering areas, including two separate living rooms, a game table
area, a dining area and a sociable kitchen. Marvelous for retreats,
reunions, family gatherings, writers and artists. Great for three
couples, one per floor.

Artisan stonemason Simon Shultz created magnificent two-story stone
columns that support the outside deck and, at the heart of the chalet,
a spectacular three-story stone core with two fireplaces. A charming
spiral staircase connects all three floors.

chalet rental amenities

The total number of beds in the chalet are: two twin beds, two queen
beds, two queen sofa beds. The two twin beds are in the ground floor
bedroom, the main floor bedroom has one queen bed, the third floor
bedroom has a queen bed. The chalet has two livings rooms, one on the
ground floor and one on the main floor. The ground floor living room
has a queen sofa bed that can sleep two persons. The main floor
living room also has a queen sofa bed that can sleep two people.
The main living room has a beautiful stone fireplace and the chalet is
supplied with firewood.

Fully-equipped kitchen with two ovens, microwave, refrigerator,
freezer and many cookbooks. Barbecue grill.

The chalet has Wi-Fi and satellite TV.

There are games galore, hundreds of bestsellers and well-chosen books in the library and over 200 movies on video. Two TVs, both with DVD and VCR capability.

Washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board are in the
laundry room.

The Rye Chalet has it's own golf pitching area.
Guided hiking, hunting and/or fishing tours with a Certified
Hunter-Safety and 'Let's Go Fishing' Instructor can be arranged for an
additional fee -- for all levels from child to expert.

Delicious take-out or catered meals available from a first-rate chef, using local, fresh ingredients.

activities and attractions in Wells Vermont

Visit charming Manchester, the original outlet town, the charismatic
Northshire Bookstore, Orvis' glorious flagship store and great
restaurants.

Browse picturesque Vermont towns, antique, craft and art shops, the
Vermont Country Store.

Professional summer theater at Dorset Playhouse.
Miniature golf at Cones Point in Wells.

Fly fish at Orvis Fly Fishing School in Manchester or local lakes and
rivers. Visit the American Museum of Fly Fishing in historic
Manchester village.

History at President Lincoln's son's estate, Hildene, or Fort
Ticonderoga. 

Beautiful Lake St. Catherine is right in Wells. Nearby Bomoseen Lake
in Castleton offers canoe and kayak rentals.

Hike the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail.

Summer Alpine slides and scenic chair lifts at ski resorts Killington,
Pico, Bromley and Stratton.

Drive to the huge, unique and fascinating Shelburne Museum, Calvin
Coolidge's home in Plymouth, the Robert Frost Trail in Middlebury, the
Grandma Moses Museum in Bennington, tour Ben & Jerry's factory in
Waterbury, the Norman Rockwell Exhibition, where Norman Rockwell's
models are your tour guides, at the Arlington Gallery in Arlington,
hometown of Norman Rockwell 1939-53, on historic Route 7A; the
world-famous Simon Pearce Glass-Blowing workshop and restaurant in
Quechee,VT and the noted Billings Farm Museum in Woodstock, VT.

The Rye Chalet in Wells, Vermont is central to all the major Western
Vermont skiing areas -- Bromley, Killington, Stratton, Pico, Magic and
Okemo. All are about 30-45 minutes away. The nearest is Bromley at
about 25 minutes. Killington is about a 45 minute drive. Those
skiing Killington or Pico often stop in Rutland for dinner at a wide
variety of available restaurants en-route back to the chalet. Those
skiing Bromley or Stratton often choose to have dinner at one of the
many excellent restaurants in Manchester en-route back to Wells.

The Rye Chalet has it's own golf pitching area. The private Lake St.
Catherine Country Club, right in Wells, offers an 18-hole golf course
and club house that can be used by the public. There are numerous
other golf courses within driving distance, such as Castleton, Vermont
and Whitehall, NY, both about a 20 minute drive. Two PGA 18-hole
championship courses are under an hour's drive: Killington's Geoffrey
Cornish-designed par 72 course and the Golf Digest award-winning Green
Mountain National Golf Course. Most courses are open mid-May through
October.

vacation rental rates

Regular Season June 1 to November 30

$215 per night ($645 minimum)
$1400 per week
$4950 per month

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Peak Season December 1 to March 31

$245 per night ($735 minimum)
$1610 per week
$5950 per month

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Spring Special April 1-May 31

$185 per night ($555 minimum) 
$1225 per week
$3950 per month

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$500 deposit required to hold reservation. Balance due 15 days before arrival.

Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m.

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