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Grace Knight

Member since: 2012
Speaks english

High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer

30 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Perkinsville holiday farmhouse

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2 to 4

High Shelter Farm is a 295-acre sheep farm offering complete privacy from the road, lovely views of Mount Ascutney, and on-site hosts to your Vermont vacation. The guest apartment is the ground floor of the farmhouse; your hosts live on the upper floors.

The four-room guest apartment is 1200 square feet, with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Relax and get lost in the hammock under the sugar maples. The comfortable apartment has everything you could possibly need, just bring your toothbrush! Fully equipped sunny kitchen, high thread count linens, king-sized bed, private patio, grill and firepit. Washer and dryer, guide books to the area, a DVD library provided.

Continually being updated, our bright sunny rental has a huge jetted tub for relaxing, a wood stove for chilly evenings, and the charm of Vermont-made furnishings and artwork.

Swimming pool is open all summer and is shared with the main house. Pond and stream on property. Enjoy eggs from our laying flock and the flowers in the garden, pour our maple syrup on your breakfast pancakes, build a fire in the woodstove, walk down a dirt road to the beaver pond and watch the bitterns fish. When you have finished rusticating, enjoy the excellent cell phone reception, high speed DSL, 200 TV channels, and central heat and air conditioning.

In 10 minutes by car, you can be picnicking by a covered bridge, canoeing the Connecticut River, playing golf at the Crown Point Club, picking fruit in season at Wellwood Orchard, or hiking Mount Ascutney trails. 30 minutes from Okemo for skiing; 40 minutes from Woodstock; 40 minutes from Dartmouth College.

A pet (cat or dog) is fine, so long as it will not chase or harrass our sheep or chickens.

This is a non-smoking home. Smoking outside on the patio only.

Due to the presence of a swimming pool, children must be 10 years of age or older and able to swim to stay during the pool season (May through September).

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Grace Knight (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english

About Grace Knight

Your hosts are Randolph and Grace Knight. Grace is a 53 year old sheep farmer. Growing up outside New York City, Grace's favorite part of the year was vacation visits to her grandparents, aunts, and cousins who lived in Vermont. As soon as she could move to Vermont, she did. Randolph grew up in Florida, but has loved Vermont since his first visit in 1985. The Knights live at High Shelter year round. They enjoy farming, gardening, and travel. When they travel, they always stay at a vacation rental! They look forward to sharing their special part of Vermont with you.

Grace Knight purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Grace Knight chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

Peace, privacy, and the feel that this is the real Vermont. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland, nature is at our doorstep. But, we are so close to major resort areas (Woodstock, Hanover, Sunapee, Manchester) with their cultural opportunities and retail stores.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Knights live here, but completely respect visitors' privacy and need for peace. If visitors need suggestions of things to do, directions to their day's destination, or help with a maintenance issue, the hosts are right there. Because we live on-site, the apartment is always impeccably maintained and completely stocked.

Reviews

5
based on 30 traveller reviews

High Shelter Farm: Ascutney Mountain View Charmer
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Fairfax, Virginia
5

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This place would be wonderful any season! Just a beautiful place to get away from it all! It is beautiful inside and outside! We had a wonderful time in Vermont and will never forget our stay at High Shelter Farm! Thank you Grace, Liza and Tess!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful views and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at High Shelter Farm. We were made to feel very welcome. The accommodation was beautifully clean and there was everything we could need. We loved exploring the area, and were very grateful to Grace for her helpful suggestions as to where we might like to visit. Very many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was immaculately clean and every possible need was anticipated and provided for. The weather was glorious and the views from the property were stunning. Grace met us with a bouquet of flowers and it was our pleasure to have had several conversations with her during our stay. We hope to return to High Shelter Farm and we highly recommend a visit there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything you could wish for in a Vermont stay

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a second long summer stay at High Shelter Farm. We love the peace and quiet and the beauty of this property. The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The extensive trails, the pool, gardens and private patio – together with Grace's very warm ( yet never intrusive ) hospitality - all make us want to return again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO ever

  • 5 of 5

High Shelter Farm and the wonderful Grace and Randy have created a perfect retreat in what Grace calls Tuscany in Vermont. Every amenity is provided. Grace is not only charming, but a resource for all the local knowledge you will need to enjoy your stay in this verdant and peaceful corner of Vermont. Beautiful countryside, farm stands, hiking trails, restaurants, great places to visit, and golf are close by.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Ever since we returned, my husband and I can't stop thinking about our enjoyable trip to Vermont. It had the best of both worlds: the quiet relaxation of the country, with all the amenities of a luxury hotel. While we were slightly disappointed to discover that they no longer have sheep, chickens, etc., their two sweet, adorable dogs more than made up for it and were great company throughout our stay (and I'm normally a cat person!). Grace was a great host and even offered us fresh blueberries from a nearby farm while we were there. Hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Lebanon, NH
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Harpoon Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Crown Point Country Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak at Claremont, NH
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interstate 91 VT Exit 8
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Inn at Weathersfield
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Stoughton Pond
Car: necessary

In Weathersfield, VT (Postal address Perkinsville). 3 1/2 miles from Exit 8 of Interstate 91. All the charm of a dirt road with privacy, quiet, and forest and mountain views. But close to civilization. Grocery stores, restaurants for both fine and casual dining, 2 movie theatres are just a 15 minute drive. Thirty minutes to Okemo for skiing, forty minutes to either Woodstock, VT or Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Perkinsville, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$221
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$207
A$1,451
A$3,612
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$67 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pet fee is $50 for one pet; $100 for two pets. If guest stays more than 7 days, the pet fee is a weekly recurring fee. Children under the age of 10 stay with parents for free. Children 10 and up incur the $20 per night fee for additional guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Perkinsville, Vermont

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with double sinks, large 2-person jetted tub, and separate shower stall.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size leather sleep sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis