This beautiful 1827 cottage is located on a rural paved highway, directly across from the 1000 acre Ainsworth State Forest, with our 35 acre wildlife pond just to the north, and the renowned Williamstown Gulf to the south.
The cottage is ideal for families or friends traveling together, with a new addition of covered deck attached to enclosed porch for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding natural beauty, and grill for the chef of the party.
As you enter the cottage , there is a large livingroom with comfortable wicker furniture, a Vermont Casting gas fireplace, satellite TV and DVR and artwork by juried Vermont artists, Charles Bohn and John Churchman. A Game Room to the right of the livingroom has a foosball table and many board games for family enjoyment.
As you pass through the living room into the dining room, there is an antique, square oak table that easily accommodates 8 guests,and the "galley" kitchen is fully equipped with essential stove, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, microwave with a walk through to pantry and washer/dryer.
Continuing on through the dining room is a hand stenciled on original plasterwork walls, ensuite queen bedroom with a 5' walk-in handicap friendly shower.
Second floor has additional bath with antique Victorian soaking tub, 2 bedrooms each with original full size spool beds and a children's Trundlebed Room, with 2 standard twin beds .and child size roll-top desk. The 4 bedrooms can accommodate 6 adults and 2 children.
The cottage is within 40 mins. of many ski areas and exploration of the Golden Mile of Stowe, Waterbury (Ben and Jerrys), Waitsfield-Warren area. There is a VAST trailhead in the village 3 miles north and the renowned Lotus Lake Day Camp and Discovery Center just 1 mile north for families that are considering summer camp and horse riding facilities. Also 10 mins. from the cottage is Millstone Cross country cycling and extended walking path and 10 mins south is the historic Floating Bridge on Sunset Lake, ideal for swimming and trout fishing.
In Barre, just a few moments North is world-famous Rock of Ages Granite Quarry Tourist Center, the newly opened Granite Museum and internationally famous Hope Cemetery with sculptures created by some of the finest artists in the industry.
Montpelier, the state capitol is just 20 mins. north with a wide variety of restaurants and pubs from which to select, and Norwich University is equidistant for famiies who are visiting their cadet for various events including enrollment, Parent's Weekend during Foliage Season or Graduation.