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Comfy House In Private State Park, Gourmet Kitchen, Soaking Tub, Awesome View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

67 Acre Privacy. Spacious Main Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Soaking Tub, Wood Stoves.

Surrounded by 67 sprawling acres of peaceful wooded-area, our home guarantees a calm and restful escape. Nestled a quarter mile from the road, it features a bright, spacious main room with a wood stove and view. Kitchen equipped with granite counters, gas stove, Bosch dishwasher and other great features. Huge covered deck with views and hammock swing that you can live on in warm months. The main bedroom includes 4 skylights and sliding doors, and three walls of windows, a clawfoot extra long and deep bathtub, and a second wood stove. A separate guest bedroom downstairs features its own bathroom, and is situated right next to the 1 car garage that allows easy access in winter months. Our home sleeps up to 6-7, with two Queen sized beds, a large pullout couch, and a twin bed couch option in the downstairs bedroom. The property itself sits in close proximity to nearby towns such as Newfane, Brattleboro and Putney. With swimming holes easily accessible in the summer, the Stratton Mountain Ski Resort is only a half an hour away in the winter. Hiking, cross-country ski and snowshoe opportunities are myriad.

Other features include washer/dryer, a mudroom, and 67 acres to explore and enjoy! Family and pet-friendly. WiFi included.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Love country life--now I get to share this life. Surrounded by the elements, the quiet, the beauty, as one guest said, "I can hear myself think here." I agree with her. After four years, I am restored, connected--and really hate to leave this place for just about any reason other than visiting those I love.

Necessities have changed--now I use a tractor, live with chickens, heat with wood. I love to hike, yet my miles have decreased as I spend time bringing in wood for the next season. I like it this only growing a few vegetables as I have a day job, I relish putting up dried apples, harvesting wild plants for fun special meals, and knowing the farmers from whom I buy produce and meat.

And, when eight years old on my first camping trip, I immediately aspired to be a park ranger when I grew up. Now I am that park ranger, acting as naturalist, caretaker, and protector for these forests and animals.

Today I host others, and witness their easier breathing, delight in changing skies, awe when hearing hooting owls. My park ranger persona sighs with satisfaction. And, my guests get to shop at the local farm stand for truly local food. They have the opportunity to soak in the large cast iron tub, gazing into the forest--another life passion, I have put soaking tubs in every home.

A soaking tub and immersion in nature--that about sums me up.

Sounds corny but I find this true--a joy shared is a joy doubled.

Here is one of my life mottos that has not yet failed me--why bother unless it's fun?

Owner / Property Manager purchased this house in 2011

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Townshend

I chose this property because of the land. The house was adequate when I first moved here. Then I began working on its "feng shui." Put in a soaking tub, created a new entryway, remodeled the kitchen to include my favorite granite work tops, a vent, an enamel sink. Add to that, I bring in the firewood from my property, and when you create warmth in the winter, it comes right from the land.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the review--the first with VRBO, and I much appreciate your feedback. I do indeed have photos of the downstairs bedroom to add as soon as possible. You were gracious guests--contributing to the joy and warmth of the house and land. Come back any time!
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Townshend in Windham County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bedroom with separate entrance and additional full bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two Queen sized beds, a large pullout couch, and a twin bed couch option in downstairs bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Comfy House In Private State Park, Gourmet Kitchen, Soaking Tub, Awesome View
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

It was a good house in a quiet location. I loved sitting on the deck and watching the perfect view of the mountains. We met the owners too and they were very friendly. I will come back again here.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Wish I was still there!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable secluded cabin

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this cozy cabin with our two Golden Retrievers. The location was perfect for our hiking outings at Jamaica State Park and Merck Forest. We really enjoyed the views from the deck, and the wood burning stove was effective in heating the cabin on the cold nights. The cabin had almost everything we could ask for, but we were not fans of the French Press coffee maker. It would have been much more convenient to have a less messy and time intensive coffee maker available.

Our hosts left some of their homemade maple syrup for us to sample, which was delicious. Thanks for the enjoyable stay!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Princeton, NJ

Pure Solitude

  • 5 of 5

Really such a great rental. Very clean and livable. It was so nice to be able to take the dog out for a hike right on the property. There was also a great cross country skiing trail in Jamaica State park. We ran the roads in the morning which had a lot of nice climbs. We had gotten fresh snow while we were there and the driveway was plowed the next morning. The view from the deck watching the snow falling was very pretty. Wood stove was great. Having a gas cooktop was very nice, usually you have those inconsistant electric ranges in the remote rentals. Thanks again for offering your great rental.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern MA

Wonderful property with easy access to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here over the holiday weekend. The home was completely secluded and well appointed with a great deck and firepit. We hiked Putney Mt., Grafton Village and even made the drive up Equinox in Manchester. Enjoyed lounging on the deck and BBQ'ing every night. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in picturesque surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Lynn's home. The open concept made it great for both hanging out on the deck, cooking dinner, and just general relaxing. The soaking tub was amazing, and gave the impression that you were having a bath in the woods! I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Newfane Cafe & Creamery -- CLOSED
easy to-go food
Four Columns Inn & Restaurant
Both pub food and fine dining
Rick's Tavern
Live music Thursdays and Saturdays, a local burger joint
Townshend Dam Diner
Worth going to just for the name--
West Townshend
Great coffee shop, thrift shop, and farmer's market on Friday nights
River Bend Farm Market Pizza
Great local market with good meat/fish counter, local produce
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Townshend, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.16 + Tax
Pet Fee £36.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £216.63
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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