Elegant and Old-Fashioned Cottage Getaway with Mountain Views in Sheffield, VermontSheffield, Vermont (United States of America)
Elegant and Old-Fashioned Cottage Getaway with Mountain Views in Sheffield, Vermont
"Our stay at this cozy, unique spot with amazing stunning views was more than we could have asked for! It was the perfect getaway to unplug and relax …"
This two-story, rustic yet elegant cottage getaway—located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom in Sheffield—is situated on a small, private farm with stunning mountain views. It can accommodate two couples and some children or three couples and an extra person. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms: one has a king-size bed with a plush mattress and an attached bathroom with a shower (no tub), and the other bedroom has a full-size bed with an attached half bathroom, otherwise known as "The Kid's Room." Both bedrooms have cable TV, nightstands, lamps, and a set of drawers.
The upstairs great room has a built-in king-size bed with a wonderful memory foam mattress flanking one side of the large picture window. Flanking the other side of the window is a built-in Captain's bed. There is also a breakfast nook in the great room with a coffeemaker, a two-burner stove, a small sink, and a mini-fridge—great for coffee or tea in bed. Linens, towels, soap, and shampoo are provided.
In the downstairs open-area Great Room, there is a full-size sofa bed, a plush recliner, an HD television with cable TV, a Blu-ray player, and Netflix, a beautifully warm pellet stove (+ supplementary wood stove), and unlimited Wi-Fi. To accommodate extra guests there's a single-size cot and mattress in a back room if needed; this space also is a great area for glampers' ski and snow gear.
The downstairs fully-equipped kitchen has a five-burner ceramic stove and oven, a refrigerator with a freezer, a microwave, a toaster, a coffeemaker, a blender, a sandwich griller, a popcorn maker, a waffle maker, and a wood kitchen island. In the dining area, there is a wood table with six wooden Mexican chairs and a supplementary wood stove. Other amenities include binoculars, many Audubon nature guides, plenty of games (several decks of cards, chess, two scrabble sets, Mahjong, and more), books, CDs, art supplies, and kids' toys.
Outside, there is an organic vegetable garden for the guests to use during the growing season. Once one of the hosts, Marc, has shown the guests how to safely feed the donkeys carrots, the children can feed them, though children must always be supervised when they are around the farm animals. Guests must make sure that the children don't put their fingers through the protective fencing or over the tops.
The parking area can accommodate several vehicles. Since I-91 is an easily-accessible five minutes away, it's simple to go out to explore the many beautiful sights, activities, and wonders of Vermont or go to nearby Canada—especially popular Montreal.
The accommodation comes with unlimited Wi-Fi (10 Mb unlimited data) so that guests can stay connected even in this secluded paradise. There is also heating for cold winter months, satellite HDTV, and a Blu-ray DVD player with Netflix and CDs for when glampers want to relax with a movie after a day out exploring.
When guests arrive they will find plenty of supplies for making themselves a hearty breakfast with orange juice, bread, a stick of butter, jams, eggs, coffees/teas, a pancake/waffle mix/flour, a waffle maker, syrup, and oats. Upstairs there are children's books and toys, along with games, cards, jigsaw puzzles, and books to read so that the whole family can stay entertained during their stay. The binoculars and Audubon nature guides are great for bird/wildlife enthusiasts.
The hosts have a washer and dryer in their farmhouse and will happily do any washing and drying of clothes for guests at no extra charge. An iron and a hairdryer are also available for guests to use at the cottage so they don't have to worry about packing those bulky items. During the summer the propane grill is used a lot, and the fire pit is a favorite for spending time under the stars or roasting marshmallows with the kids.
There is ample parking on the premises for several vehicles, so glampers can feel at ease bringing their vehicles (in winter, guests should let the hosts know well in advance if they are bringing a large camper or multiple snowmobile trailer). The organic vegetable garden with herbs and yummy greens and vegetables is for the guests during the growing season.
Down the hill is a beautiful sanctuary with two nearly private ponds and pristine water--taking a car is recommended as the hiking and swimming gear can wear a glamper out. The first pond has a floating dock and a water slide as well as two beautiful mossy picnic tables so guests can spend hours swimming and lazing there. Artists/photographers and those wanting to spend a quiet/creative day can hike up to the second secluded pond with a 15-minute hike to a locked cabin with a fire pit overlooking the pond where they definitely won't be disturbed for the whole day.
This is a nature and animal lover’s paradise that has incredible views of the countryside, forests, and mountains. The protected farm animals on the farm include five sheep, two donkeys, and 12 geese. There are many wild and domesticated flowers on the property changing with the seasons. Whatever season it is, the play of changing light across the mountains and natural landscape of Vermont is often breathtaking—glampers go back with lots of photos and happy memories from their time here.
- Washing machine
- Shared Barbecue
- Response rate: 100%
- New accommodation
1 accommodation in Glamping Hub
Check-in: From 03:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Events allowed
Open fires allowed
Some spaces are shared
Damage deposit: 25.00 per stay
This vacation rental is family-friendly. Children younger than five can stay for free with a maximum of two children staying for free at one time. The cottage can sleep two couples and kids, or three couples plus an additional adult/child, the hosts recommend no more than six adults for comfort. If there are more than five guests, additional guests will be charged an extra fee of $25/extra per person five years or older, per night. Rates may vary depending on occupancy, season, and length of stay.
Check-in is anytime after 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m.
There is a water cooler if guests prefer that to the guest house's filtered well-water--so bringing bottles of water in plastic is not necessary. There are two kitchens--the upstairs kitchen nook in the great room has another coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a two-burner stove, a small sink, and some utensils, great for coffee/tea in the morning! Upstairs great room features a captain's bed and a king-size bed. The bedroom by the shower room is a king bed--TV is a Roku TV with cable & DVD (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video & MHZ Premium). Children's room has a half bathroom, TV and double bed.
The downstairs kitchen in the open great room has a five-element ceramic stove/oven and there is a full-size refrigerator/freezer, as well as a microwave (and microwaveable popping corn), a double stainless steel sink, a kitchen island, lots of spices and condiments, a blender, a sandwich griller, a hot air popcorn maker (and popping corn), a waffle-maker, a toaster, another coffeemaker, coffees/teas, and recipe books.
When guests arrive, they will find a dozen eggs in the refrigerator as well as coffees/teas, orange juice, butter, waffle/pancake mix, flour, jam, and syrup, so guests can make a good breakfast in the morning. The hosts recycle, and there is also a small ceramic compost bin for all food scraps. Children must be supervised if they are going to feed carrots to animals.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location and surroundings
Sheffield, Vermont (United States of America)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Winter sports
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
- Feeding animals
From the large picture window upstairs guests can watch the entertaining farm animals. Nearby they can go skiing, ski mobiling, snow shoeing, fishing, hiking. The property is also near to Holbrook State Park, which is wonderful in summer plus Bread & Puppet is under two miles away; in winter guests can snow-shoe/hike so should bring their camera!
Kingdom Trails (world-class events) are great for mountain bikes, (24-minutes away) and is very popular. Burke Mountain ski resort (connected to Kingdom Trails) is great for skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. The nearby town of Craftsbury (outdoor summer concerts, Sterling College), features The Open Center for hiking, and x-country skiing in winter. The charming towns of Hardwick (Food Co-op & Positive Pie) and Greensboro (Willy's Country Store & #1 rated Hill Farmstead Brewery) are on the way.
In summer, there are farmers' markets in the area. Guests will also find many ponds and lakes nearby, some of which include boating facilities. There are horse riding facilities about 25 minutes away, and the hosts recommend Clyde River recreation for canoeing/kayaking, guided nature walks, night canoe rides.