Have yourself a White Christmas in the Green Mountains
Overlooking the White Mountains in the distance, our cozy home is nestled into the Green Mountains of Vermont, high on a hillside, variously known as Blood Mountain or Michigan Hill. We are three miles outside Washington village and about 18 miles south of Montpelier, the state capitol.
This is the perfect getaway for any artist or writer or anyone who appreciates the slow pace of country living. You'll see deer, wild turkeys, hawks, bats, and even moose, if you're lucky. We are close to a snowmobile trail that makes for perfect sledding. Our woods are great for snow shoeing, cross country skiing and hiking. Enjoy a fire in the fire pit and take in the stars, with no light pollution.
Our Home & Location
The house is a beautiful post and beam structure from the 1800s that was moved to this location and rebuilt here two years ago. This property is about 40 acres large and borders over 2,000 acres of wildlife preserve. In addition to our house, there is a little cabin, aka “The Hobbit House,” with a wood-fired sauna. We also have a pond that is great for swimming on those hot summer days.
Our area is off the beaten path, rural and very beautiful. We are part of the fledgling Blood Mountain Collaborative, which focuses on bringing people together to realize larger projects, often of artistic nature. Recently a feature film, “Brujo”, was shot here, and last year, an outdoor kitchen was kicked off with support from a well-known NYC chef....
We are 20-minute a drive away from Sage Mountain, Rosemary Gladstar’s famous herbal retreat center. Montpelier, about 35 minutes away, offers an eclectic farmer’s market every weekend during the summer months. Montreal is three hours away, and so is Boston.
You absolutely NEED to have a 4WD or AWD vehicle. Unless you plan on bringing enough food and hibernating for the time you are here. We certainly can pick up folks from airport/train station/bus terminal. Our access road is a class 4 road, which means it is not maintained by the town. In extreme weather you may need to park on the foot of the hill and walk up 1/3 mile. This is THE perfect place for animal lovers who crave nature and privacy.
Also worth to mention is that we heat with wood ONLY. There are three wood stoves in the house. You cannot leave the house overnight during cold weather, otherwise the pipes will freeze. Duties include: feed and walk the dogs (2 x day), feed the cats, water the plants, keep the house neat and be in communication about any problems that may arise. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Presently, our animals are: dogs Bela (3) and Bernie (15 months), cats Tesla (4), Nikola (15 months) and Cosmo (3 months). Our pets are very social and LOVE company. The dogs are used to being off leash and they love and need long walks twice a day. Bernie's coat is high maintenance and needs to be brushed every other day. Tesla and Nikola need to be fed once a day, need their litter box cleaned and get their daily petting. We have 30+ house plants that need regular watering and TLC. We love to share our house and expect anyone staying here to treat it with the same respect with which they would treat their own house. While we do live in the country where a lot of dirt gets tracked into the house, we like to keep it clean and neat and would expect to find it in the same state we left it in. (Cleaner is even better, of course ;)) Welcome and thank you for your understanding.