Our very private, serene, stand-alone barn apt. sits on an 80 acre estate with drop-dead views of the Green Mountains, mid-way between Middlebury and Burlington high in the Champlain Valley. Perfect for two adults and a child or grandparent, (or two couples who don't mind sleeping in the same room) it is close to skiing, hiking trails, lake & river swimming, kayaking, fabulous restaurants...great locally made artisinal beer, wine, cheese, and chocolate!
Fall is here and the celebration of life in the North Country is happening from Stowe to the Mad River Valley! From Lake Champlain to the top of the Green Mountains, from Middlebury, Burlington, and Stowe, you can celebrate it all from our place. Great seasonal local wine, ciders and beers are on tap everywhere. Enjoy the incredible mountain views with coffee or drinks while cozy in the barn or basking in the sun on your private patio or hammock... ask about a cooking lesson (pasta making, anyone?) Cheese, chocolate, beer and wine tours? Book a massage? swimming your desire? Just ask us...
Our very comfortable and beautifully appointed Luxury Barn Apartment is surrounded by gardens and breath-taking views on 80 very private acres. Nestled high in the Green Mountains, Lincoln is a peaceful world apart, yet Middlebury College and all its cultural resources is 18 miles away. The charming Village of Bristol is 5 minutes, 20 to the wonderful little City of Vergennes, 30 minutes to Burlington International Airport. Montreal is 2 1/2 hours to the north, Boston 3 hrs. south.
We are very close to Lake Champlain for summer water play, as well as world-class skiing at Sugarbush, Madriver, and The Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Reichert Ski Touring Center. Stowe is an hour to the north. Hiking, snowshoeing, secret swimming holes, biking, and cross-country opportunities abound just outside the front door. Numerous great restaurants, artisan cheese and bread makers and several flourishing Farmer's Markets are open year-round.
It's a perfect spot for city-dwellers to kick back for a weekend in the country, or for putting up family members during Reunions, Parent's Weekends, Homecoming and Graduations at Middlebury College. Numerous Brides and Grooms have chosen the Apartment for their honeymoons. If you would like to have a Massage, Cooking Class, or Artisinal Cheese Tour, we would be delighted to arrange it. Please let us know how we can help you plan your perfect get-away.
There are plenty of places to get well fed and caffinated nearby. Bristol is home to the incomparable Almost Home Market, the Bristol Bakery, and Snaps Diner. Dinners out are also a treat: visit with Chef Doug Mack and his wife Linda Harmon of Mary's at Baldwin Creek for fabulous locally grown everything (cooking classes!), or go to the Bobcat for a local Brew and Bistro Fare. Not to be missed either, are the sublimely French Tourterelle (Best Boulliabaise Ever), in New Haven, and the Vergennes Laundry for superb coffee and pastries, fresh oysters and sandwiches. Did I forget to mention Middlebury Chocolates or Daily Chocolate in Vergennes, lu.lu's small-batch ice cream in Bristol, and all the local brews? So much more great food and drink, so little time!!!
We can acommodate two adults in a queen bed, and also have a double-bed as well for an extra couple or child, 35 dollars a night per person in the second bed. Fresh linens, fresh coffee, teas and snacks are provided by us. Canine friends are welcome only downstairs in the barn garage (the floor is heated and the space cozy), and are not allowed in the apartment. Bring kennel and or bed. Please be advised - If your pet cannot be out of your sight, the barn is not going to work for them!
It is easy to get anywhere from here - For Summer fun bring your bikes, kayacks, and swimsuits. Three major ski areas are 1/2 hour away: Sugarbush, MadRiver, Snow Bowl. Stowe is an hour north...Winter toys: we have sleds, snowshoes, gourmet treats for your dog! Bring skates, skis, and boards...Hiking and cross country trails right out the front door! We supply you with a fridge and freezer in our house garage as well as coolers and a microwave for the barn.
As much or as little as you wish. We do appreciate our guests introducing themselves while they are here!
There is no kitchen, but there is a microwave, and you can use one of our coolers for food or bring your own. There is a refrigerator and freezer for your use in the house garage. You are also welcome to use the barbeque and private patio in season. And Do Not Use your GPS when close to us, or you will end up off a dead-end road up the mountain! Please call us if you want directional advice from where you are. The Lincoln Gap Road (from the east on Route 100) is closed for the Winter, so you will take Route 125 (Middlebury Gap) or Rte. 17 (Appalachian Gap) to get to us from the east.
From Bristol, VT: Go through Bristol on Rte.116/17 north. Immediately after two black bridges, go right onto the Lincoln Gap Road. (Coming south on 116 from Burlington, turn left before the first Black bridge in Bristol). Follow the road and the river 4 miles to Village of Lincoln and turn left (north) up Quaker Street between the Church and the General Store. Take the first right up Elder Hill, pass Elderberry Horse Farm where the road flattens out and take the FIRST AND ONLY right onto Orchard Rd. North. Then take your FIRST AND ONLY LEFT at mailbox #379, through the stone walls, to our place. Park in front of the left barn garage door, walk round to the front of the barn, door to apartment is inside on the left. Please leave shoes, boots, equipment, and dogs downstairs!
We treasure our privacy and assume you do too, but would really like to meet you, so come say hello! The more you communicate your needs ahead of time, the better we will be able to accommodate you seamlessly after your arrival. Want a cooking class or massage? Let us know well in advance. Please keep shoes, boots, dogs, (no cats) and sporting equipment downstairs. Relax, have a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, snack on home-made goodies, and enjoy the view!
Thoroughly affable, straight-forward Realtor with a background in the arts. I love to cook for friends and wouldn't want to live with out good wine. Movies are an obsession as well, and my barn apartment is filled with great reading material and has wi-fi, but if you are the outdoor type, just walk outside for all kinds of sporting activities...Trails for hikers and bikers, ski-slopes, I am an avid gardener so the summer is filled with flowers as well as river swimming and boating on Lake Champlain. My motto? - "Living well is it's own reward".