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Your vacation spot in the beautiful NE Kingdom of VT. Great Views, Private Pond.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 BR/2.5 baths with mountain/sunset views, pond. Great hiking, skiing, biking.

Beautiful year round home located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, 7 miles from Hill Farmstead (with the world's #1 beer as rated by RateBeer in 2016!), 15 minutes from the picturesque towns of Craftsbury and Greensboro, and 40 minutes from great mountain biking on East Burke's Kingdom Trails.

Our location offers plenty of privacy as the last house on a well-maintained dirt road, and situated on 40 acres with our own spring-fed pond on the premises for summer swimming or winter skating. Views from the western-facing deck are of the northern range of Vermont's Green Mountains, from Mt. Mansfield to Jay Peak.

Beautiful vistas around every curve and quintessential New England towns complete with country stores are an easy drive. Get a picnic lunch, stop at Parker Pie for some great pizza, hit the diner, or enjoy fine dining in nearby Craftsbury

The house has a fully equipped kitchen, medium-speed internet, WIFI, games, barbeque grills, beach towels, floats for the pond, and an eclectic assortment of books and board games. The lockable garage has plenty of space to hang bikes and store your gear. There is an Apple TV, and 6-7 broadcast stations come in crystal clear. There is a VHS player and some classic video tapes.

Our comfortable beds include some brand-new posturpedic mattresses. In addition to the 2 king-size, 1 queen, and 3 twin beds, a pull-out couch with a single futon mattress, and a fold-out bad are also available.

SUMMER: a great area for those wanting to simply relax on our deck, enjoy a drive in the country, visit craft and antique stores, or enjoy more active pursuits like mountain biking, trail walking, hiking, running, swimming, w/canoeing, kayaking, sailing nearby. Swim in our private 1/2 acre pond with dock, or choose from a variety of lakes with free public beaches within a short drive - Lake Caspian (Greensboro), Shadow Lake and Daniels Pond (Glover). Mountain bike on dirt roads right outside the door, or drive 40 minutes to enjoy the Kingdom Trails in East Burke. Hike Mt. Hor or Mt. Pisgah overlooking Lake Willoughby, take the tram to the top of Jay Peak and enjoy their water park, or skip the car and simply enjoy quite walks on White Road, just out the door!

Cheese and beer lover? Listen to this piece on Greensboro's world-renowned cheeses and craft beer.

WINTER: miles of maintained snowmobile and XC ski trails 100 yards away, snowshoe or XC ski out the door. Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Resorts are within 35 minute drive. Craftsbury, a mecca for cross country skiing enthusiasts, is a 10 minute drive.

Other Local Attractions Include:

*Craftsbury Common* - Approximately 6 Miles away, a great site for hiking, biking, sculling, and fine dining. Also located in Craftsbury are Pete’s Greens, a wonderful

source for organic produce and Vermont products, and the Craftsbury market with yummy prepared foods, good local cheeses, and a selection of wine and beer.

*Glover* - Glover is the home of the Bread and Puppet theatre and museum. There is also a wonderful general store with a wide variety of provisions, and the Busy Bee Diner is a great spot for breakfast or lunch.

*Barr Hill* - Approximately 5 miles away (on the way to Greensboro), Barr Hill offers some easy walks with great views.

*Lake Willoughby* - if you want to venture a bit further afield, a hike up Lake Willoughby’s Mount Pisgah and Mt Hor afford you beautiful views of this cold, deep lake.

*Quebec* - In the mood for french food? Bring your passport; the house is a stone's throw (one hour) from the Canadian border, and 2.5 hours from Montreal.

*East Burke* - the center of mountain biking in the area.

*Local Roads* - There’s great dirt and paved road riding in the area, and the region recently created a cycling map that should be available at local stores.

*Craft beers* - "The best beer in the world" according to is available "just down the road", less than 2.5 miles away, at the Hillstead Farm.

More Details

Rob GIlpin
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Why Rob GIlpin chose Greensboro

Our family built this house in 1985, and doubled it size in 1991, to be a vacation home, and a retirement home for our parents.

What makes this house unique

The house has all the comforts of a full time home, a fantastic view, and just enough seclusion to be very private, but with still in proximity to town and places of interest.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greensboro in Orleans County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 09:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2nd Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    1st Floor Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Ground Floor Bathroom - Toilet
  • IMPORTANT: being a rural location, there is no public sewer system. We have a septic system and a septic tank buried deep in the earth. With this in mind we ask you to flush only toilet paper down the toilet, NO sanitary supplies.This would cause great difficulties. Thank you for your attention to this.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd Floor
    2nd Floor Back Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Ground Floor Singles - 3 Single Bed
    Ground Floor King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • ski


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Your vacation spot in the beautiful NE Kingdom of VT. Great Views, Private Pond.
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

The location of the home was awesome, we love remote.

  • 4 of 5

Dear Rob

We wanted to tell you how much we loved staying at your rental home. The place was absolutely everything it was billed as. The bonus for us was being in a rural setting at the end of the road. The amenities were fantastic, the home comfortable.

You may want to invest in another coffee maker, the three cup bodum (french press) got a workout with six people drinking coffee. The Keurig says out of order.

Lastly, because it had been cool and rainy the downstairs to a bit to warm up, maybe the cleaning lady can put heat on low a day before arrival? Just a thought for improvement, not a deal breaker in my book. All in all, a great stay and we would highly recommend your rental.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth, NH

Nice place, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of beds for people to sleep in and plenty of common space for everyone to hang out. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies which is very helpful out in the sticks of Greensboro/Glover. Great place for a peaceful and relaxing getaway with beautiful mountain views

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, good to have you, come again!
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Great base for exploring the NEK

  • 5 of 5

Cozy house in a great location for taking in everything Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has to offer. Short drives to Lake Willoughby, Stowe/Waterbury, Hill Farmstead, and more. Great views from the deck & a cool, clean pond for swimming and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We all felt very comfortable in this home, spacious, well set up, and private.

  • 5 of 5

Located at the end of a back country road, we felt set apart from our lives which was very relaxing. The house was very accommodating to our needs; we could prepare and present meals; so we visited lakes, small towns, and Bread and Puppet during the day and were very happy to come "home" for dinner. We loved the deck, the views, the pond, and the blackberries! Our family gathering adapted well to the surroundings and made some great memories. Beds were comfortable and the owner was reachable quickly by email for questions. Great find!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Greensboro, Vermont

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
13 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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