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Awesome Waterfront Sunsets On Coles Pond

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 21, 2016
Back To Nature, Calm & Cozy Waterfront Cabin

Rustic two bedrm, sleeps 4 (+sofabed), covered porch, watch the loons and ducks paddle by, hear all the peaceful sounds of nature and breathe in nothing but the clean air at this 2200 ft. elevation atop Walden mountain location. Fishing, swimming, canoe + life jackets available. Bring your own kayaks or boats under 30 mph OK. Propane heater heats ev. corner of the cabin, 3/4 private bath & shower, full gas stove, new microwave, new fridge,'14. Internet(DSL)+ printer; TV and radio/CD player available. Water OK for showers & washing dishes, but *bring in your own drinking water!* Bring your own sheets (double/master), and 2 twin sets, plus another double for sofabed, and bring your own towels. Cards, games, puzzles badminton and frisbees available. Also 2 fans, if needed, plus extra blankets are available. Nearby 2-mile hike up to a 'hidden' old mill falls and pool at the bottom, info. available in cabin Vacation Notebook. Nearby Caspian Lake in Greensboro has a public beach, an ice cream store and the famous Willey's country store, is nearby, so take a picnic lunch to the public beach, plus your beach towels, hats, sunglasses and a favorite book for after a brisk swim in Caspian Lake, with grassy spots and picnic tables nearby--what a warm summer afternoon for something different to do! On your way in from I-91, exit before the one for Hardwick, the one with the hospital sign, and at the bottom of the hill is a Price Chopper, about 30 min. from Coles Pond. Ahead, on Vt. Rte. 15, just before Danville, is Marty's First Stop, a great small market with local produce, and most provisions, plus Irving gas station. If coming in off of I-89, taking the Rte.100 exit to Stowe and Morrisville, there's another Price Chopper in Morrisville. Otherwise, there's a Tops grocery store in Hardwick, and there's always Willey's for any grocery, hardware, T-shirts + in-between, in Greensboro. Choice of locally owned restaurants in Hardwick, Highland Lodge (YouTube video: Highland Lodge) overlooking Caspian Lake, Greensboro, for lunch on the porch, and numerous Farmers Markets in surrounding towns; all info. on this on the internet and in owner-provided Vacation Notebook on the premises. Enjoy!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a retired librarian of 27+ years, married with 7 grandchildren. Coles Pond is where I go to relax, read, cook, swim, canoe and hike. I used to go blueberry-ing on Coles Pond Rd. since age 8! My sister has lived in this area over 55 years, so we sometimes do day trips together, have sweet summer picnics enjoying the vegetables from her garden, enjoying day-lily garden tours nearby, lunch on the water of a nearby lake, go to a Farmers Market and shopping or a museum in St. Johnsbury. Morning or evening canoe paddles are best when the water is calm and like glass. Enjoying the loons and duck families swimming by is precious.

Speaks: english

1 Reviews

1 traveler review

5

It is a very nice cozy and we'll maintained place. Which can easily accomodate up to 4 ppl.

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a beautiful place. Sunsets are breathtaking.It is a small issue with the shopping - the nearest one ( with more or less significant variety and quality) is about 30 min away. Other then this the place is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

The clean air and calm, clear waters with nothing but the wind softly whistling in the spruces is my idea of heaven on earth -- and it's mine! When it's not calm, hunker down with a blanket, look up into the sky to see the northern constellations on a clear night. Getting back to nature, especially in the northeast kingdom of Vermont, is my favorite place to be, and has been since childhood every summer!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Burlington, VT at 55 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hardwick at 9 Miles Nearest Ferry : Lake Champlain at 55 Miles Nearest Golf : Mountain View, Greensboro at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : Vt. Rte. 16, Vt. Rte. 15 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hardwick-Claire's, Positive Pie, Village Rest. at 9 Miles Nearest Ski : Burke Mt., Stowe/Spruce Peak, Jay Peak at 23 Miles Nearest Beach : Caspian Lake (public beach) at 7 Miles Car: recommended

Atop a 2200 ft. elevation mountain, Coles Pond is the highest-elevation, *developed* body of water in the State of Vermont. Pristene waters, tested annually for invasive plants, loons and ducks return every year, great birdwatching, and you may even see a moose wading along the shorelines across the way! Back to nature, but near enough to essential establishments, such as Willey's Store, Greensboro, a *real* country store, which even has hardware, housewares and clothing sections, besides groceries with local produce, meats and dairy as well. Great local restaurants in Hardwick, such as Claire's, Positive Pie, House of Pizza, and the Villiage Restaurant. Miniature golf in Hardwick, and 9-hole Mountain View golf course in Greensboro. Farmers markets in all surrounding towns, such as Hardwick, Greensboro, and Danville. Day trips include Stowe area and the Von Trapp Family Lodge, Smuggler's Notch, Mt. Mansfield (all offering rugged Appalacian trail hiking), Jay Peak resort, Newport, Waterbury (original home of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory) and the Barre-Montpelier area. Hidden old mill and waterfall hike called Cheever Falls about 4 miles away, on the other side of Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Area, which encompasses Coles Pond. Nearby Wheeler Mountain, off of Rte. 16 North towards Barton is about a 2-3 hour hike to the summit, with awesome views of Lake Mephromagog and surrounding north Green Mountains.

Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Reduced rate of $50. per week if rental is 2 weeks or more!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

A sweet, quiet place for rest and relaxation, yet plenty to do all around you.

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 3/4 Bathroom - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master sleeping area - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Besides the magical local hike up to Cheever Falls, off of Noyestar Rd., there are wonderful day hikes, up Mt. Wheeler, near Barton, the wonderful Stowe area, and up on Mountain Rd. is the Von Trapp Family Lodge! Nice shopping in Stowe village, and art galleries galore, as well as gift shops. Mt. Mansfield's ski lifts and alpine slide are open all summer to ride, and Jay Peak has great family activities & lift rides as well. If you want to go into Canada (passports ARE required!), Montreal would be about a 4 hr. drive. More travel info. available in a Notebook at the cabin. *Important particulars: You take your trash with you, bags are provided, or you can deposit them at the Hardwick Convenience Center (on Rte. 14), on Sat. AM's for a small fee, or at the Tops Market parking lot (on Rte. 15) , at a truck parked there on Sat. morns. also for a small fee. Please sweep-clean, and leave everything clean and put away as you found it. Leave key where you found it. Thank you!

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