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Vermont Schoolhouse Farm Cottage - Sauna + Hot Tub

SuperhostShaftsbury, Vermont, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Caroline
6 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bathroom
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This newly-renovated historic schoolhouse overlooks our family's regenerative organic farm. The Schoolhouse is bright & open, with a modern design & peaceful, rustic feel. It is the perfect place to relax & enjoy a country setting with views of the Green Mountains in every direction. We have just added a new private deck at the Schoolhouse property, with a hot tub & panoramic barrel sauna. Come to unwind, cook, & enjoy a quintessential Vermont experience on our 270 acre property.

The space
OVERVIEW

This 800 square foot house is open and filled with natural light. It has vaulted ceilings, wood floors, concrete countertops, bright windows, and two large decks that look out over the farm and the mountains to the west. Most nights, the view of the sunset is spectacular.

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BEDROOMS
There are two queen beds in the house: one in a private downstairs bedroom, and one in an open loft bedroom above the living area. (The peak of the loft bedroom is just over 6 feet, so taller guests will be more comfortable in the downstairs bedroom.) There is also a queen-size , memory foam fold-out couch in the living area that can be made up to accommodate an additional two guests.

WIFI & TV
The house has wifi and a "Smart TV" (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, etc. streaming for your devices). There is NO cable/live TV nor DVD. We also have small portable speakers so you can listen to music indoors and out.

KITCHEN
The kitchen is well equipped with major appliances and cooking tools. We get a lot of questions about which specific kitchen items are available, so we've made a detailed list, and posted it at the end of the listing photos, with the house layouts. If you scroll backwards from the listing photo, you will see the kitchen list right away.

DECKS & YARD AREA
Outside, there is a large attached deck with an outdoor dining table and chairs where you can enjoy a meal al fresco. We have a propane grill set up, and our pasture-raised meat for sale, if you'd like to prepare your own farm-to-table dinner. The yard has a fire pit and seating, as well as room for yard games.

HOT TUB, SAUNA, & OUTDOOR SHOWER
The hot tub, sauna, and outdoor shower are located on a separate, elevated deck adjacent to the house. This deck is private to the Schoolhouse, and about 20 feet from the front door of the house. We recommend bringing sandals, slippers or other slip-on shoes to walk to the deck in the winter when there's snow! The sauna and hot tub are available for use year round. The outdoor shower is available between May-September.

LOCATION
The house is located 3 miles down a well-maintained dirt road. It is a 10-15 minute drive to North Bennington and Bennington where you'll find dining, shops, and groceries, and a 25-30 minute drive to Manchester where there are designer outlets, recreation, and fine dining.

ABOUT OUR FARM
The Schoolhouse looks out over our family's 4th-generation farm—5th if you count shepherds under the age of 5. We use no chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.) on the land. We practice regenerative agriculture—using our sheep, chickens, turkeys, bees, and perennial fruit and forage crops to make sure our farm's ecosystems and animals remain fed, protected, strong, and resilient. For a peek at the farm, you can check out @studiohillvt on Instagram, or search the web for Studio Hill Farm.

Guest access
Guests will have exclusive access to the whole Schoolhouse and its surrounding yard. We can also direct you to some lovely scenic trail walks throughout the farm.

The Schoolhouse is a private building with its own parking and driveway. It is a comfortable house with modern amenities, but we do want people to expect to hear the sights and sounds of a working farm. You'll occasionally hear tractors, sheep, chickens (but no rooster), and a donkey in the distance. And all kinds of wildlife as well.

Other things to note
***** Sorry, no pets. No smoking *****
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COFFEE: The house has a coffee grinder, and a French Press. We do not supply coffee beans or tea.
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PANTRY: We stock the house with salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, flour and sugar. There are several staple spices, seasonings, and condiments on hand as well.
This newly-renovated historic schoolhouse overlooks our family's regenerative organic farm. The Schoolhouse is bright & open, with a modern design & peaceful, rustic feel. It is the perfect place to relax & enjoy a country setting with views of the Green Mountains in every direction. We have just added a new private deck at the Schoolhouse property, with a hot tub & panoramic barrel sauna. Come to unwind, cook, & enj…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Hot tub
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Iron
TV
Laptop-friendly workspace

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Shaftsbury, Vermont, United States

The house is located 3 miles down a well-maintained dirt road. It is a secluded location, but there are a wide variety of dining and activities within 15-30 minutes of the farm.

It is a 10-15 minute drive to Bennington where you'll find dining, shops, and groceries, and a 25-30 minute drive to Manchester.

We have TONS of local recommendations in our Airbnb GUIDEBOOK. Click "View Guidebook" to see a map of our favorite dining, shopping, and activities in the area. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about specific activities you're interested in.

This is a beautiful part of Vermont, with loads of hiking, recreation, state parks, skiing, arts, and activities nearby. We're also about 15 minutes from Bennington College.

Bromley Mountain, 35 minutes (Alpine skiing/riding)
Stratton Mountain, 45 minutes (Alpine skiing/riding)
Magic Mountain, 45 minutes (Alpine Skiing, tubing)
Mount Snow, 50 Minutes (Alpine Skiing)
Prospect Mountain, 20 minutes (Nordic skiing/snowshoeing)
Wild Wings, 45 minutes (Nordic skiing/snowshoeing)
Viking Ski Touring (Nordic skiing/snowshoeing)
The house is located 3 miles down a well-maintained dirt road. It is a secluded location, but there are a wide variety of dining and activities within 15-30 minutes of the farm.

It is a 10-15 minute…

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Farmer. Imagineer. Lifelong art & design geek. Over-ambitious DIY-er. Hugger of Trees. Shredder of Gnar. IG @studiohillvt ------------------------------------------------------------- I'm inspired by watching my kids grow up on our family farm, and finding ways to make the land, and creatures who live here, stronger and more resilient. We live to be outside; in the garden, hiking, skiing, doing anything on or in the water. We're passionate about raising healthy food, and learning to live simply and self-sufficiently. We love welcoming people to the farm, and sharing this incredible corner of planet Earth!
Farmer. Imagineer. Lifelong art & design geek. Over-ambitious DIY-er. Hugger of Trees. Shredder of Gnar. IG @studiohillvt ----------------------------------------------------------…
During your stay
Check-in time is any time after 3:00 pm. Because we live on the property, we usually leave the house unlocked for your arrival. If you'd prefer to have it locked on arrival, just let us know, and you can let yourself in using the coded lock box by the front door.

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions after your arrival or during your stay. We live on the property, but are not available 24/7. Please message us through the Airbnb app or text via cell phone. We try to respond to questions very promptly but are occasionally out of cell phone range.

Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Usually we have new guests arriving a few hours after your departure. But if we don't have new folks arriving the day of your departure, we are happy to give you more time for a late check-out. If you're interested in a later checkout, let us know, and we'll check the calendar.
Check-in time is any time after 3:00 pm. Because we live on the property, we usually leave the house unlocked for your arrival. If you'd prefer to have it locked on arrival, just l…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm