Stylish, solar-powered private apartment, sleeps 1-4, on the second floor of a guest barn in breathtaking Mettowee Valley, Vermont. Close to Dorset and Manchester Center, with access to ski areas Bromley and Stratton, horse show, wedding venues, outlet shopping, golf, hiking/biking/swimming, antiquing, restaurants, the Northshire Bookstore, Hildene, Equinox, Burr and Burton Academy (BBA), and much more. The property features a beautiful gardens and grape arbor, and a field with incredible views.
This stylish guest barn in the beautiful Mettowee Valley/Dorset-Manchester area sleeps 1-4 people comfortably. Solar panels on the roof generate energy for the entire homestead along with a battery back-up (essential in stormy weather), and an electric vehicle charging station.
The expansive suite is on the second floor of the barn, which houses a quiet office space on the lower level. We live on the premises, and the barn is separated from our house by a privacy hedge. The space includes access to a relaxing outdoor sitting area by the grape arbor and a field with an incredible view of Mount Anton, and you are welcome to stroll through our lush kitchen garden.
The space is accessible by stairs to the second floor. Decorated by Lisa, a professional interior designer, the suite contains polished details to make your stay comfortable. At the top of the stairs is a mudroom area for storage of your outdoor gear, and a set of French doors to enter the suite. The master bedroom has a luxurious queen-sized bed with hotel bedding. There is a relaxing sitting area with a sectional sofa and 40" smart tv. The bathroom contains an oversized tiled shower with a granite-topped shower bench, and we provide plush towels to use during your stay.
The second room of the suite holds an additional comfy sectional, which can turn into a queen-sized bed, perfect for additional traveling companions. This makes the suite a great place for families or couples traveling together to have privacy and comfort. The room also features a kitchen designed to meet all your needs, with a microwave, toaster oven, induction cooktop, coffee and tea makers, fridge with freezer, utensils, and dishes. The kitchen has a beautiful granite countertop and custom cabinetry. Dine in comfort around the oak table that was built by Bill, a skilled custom furniture maker. Enjoy the view of the Green Mountains as you look towards Merck Forest from the oversized windows.
When we drove through the Mettowee Valley more than 3 decades ago and caught site of the magic hour as it lit the Taconic mountain range on both sides of the valley we knew we were home. We think the Mettowee Valley (also known as the Stone Valley Byway) is one of the most breathtaking scenic drives in Vermont at all times of the year. We originally built the barn to house Bill’s custom furniture making business and Lisa’s interior design studio. After career changes for both of us, we now own a solar design and installation company. We love to travel and have taken inspiration from the many Airbnbs that we have visited throughout the world.
We are a quick drive to Dorset and Manchester, where you can enjoy fine dining, theater, shopping, and so much more while still being in a quiet country setting for complete relaxation and country strolls.
We are located 3 minutes from the Dorset Town Green, a quintessential New England village with marble sidewalks, 200-year-old inns such as the Dorset Inn and the Barrows House, fine dining, the renowned Dorset Theater, The Quarry swimming hole, and two historic country stores: H.N. Williams and the Dorset Union Store.
We are a 15-minute drive from Manchester Center, home of the Northshire Bookstore, Southern Vermont Art Center, Hildene, Equinox Hotel, Orvis Flagship Store and Fly Fishing School, golf courses, Manchester Community Library, Burr and Burton Academy (BBA school), and great outlet shopping and dining experiences. Manchester hosts an annual horse show, antique car show, the ITV Festival, and many other events and attractions take place throughout the year. The ski mountains of Stratton and Bromley are a scenic 20- to 30-minute drive away. Wedding venues such as the Old Gray Barn, Barrows House, Dorset Inn, Equinox, Hill Farm Inn, and more are accessible within a 1-15 minute drive.
Tipus de propietat
Suite amb entrada independent
Dorset, Vermont, Estats Units