This is the Blue Door Farm, a Gertrude Rentals property. Enormous “Camp-like” property with 18ft Pool (above-ground), Hot-tub, Hiking Trails, Meadow Games, Pond in the Woods, 4 Spa-baths, 8 Fireplaces, 5 full and 3 half baths, commercial caliber Cellar-Tavern with Stone Fireplace, sun-deck, stained glass windows, chefs kitchen, huge All-season Sunroom, lush tapestry curtains, antiques and oriental rugs, and amazing bedding and mattresses. Set on 10 acres with unfettered access to 400,000 acres of forest once enjoyed by Kipling and Frost near the top Skiing, Shopping, Golf, & Restaurants in the Green Mountains!
Activities – Onsite: Pool (above-ground 18’ wide x 4’ deep), fire pit drum circles, cornhole ladders & croquet, DIY 150yd Par-3 hole, pond in the woods, basement bocce, chalk murals on the old shed, hikes and discovery walks, and bird feeder building. Nearby: swimming holes & waterfalls, fishing, railway hikes, farms, adventure parks, the Battenkill, the VAST, the Appalachi`an Trail, and Golf to name a few.
Location – “Shaantipoorn ekaant”: a rare combination of solitude and creature comfort. This is going to be easy, you deserve this. Set in the Green Mountain National Forest with amazing star gazing, mineral water straight from the faucet into your coffee tea or bath and no stoplights, but with WiFi, paved roads, cell-service, a grocer, a liquor store, and incredible shopping skiing and dining. Ski four top mountains – Bromley, (3 miles), Magic (6 miles), Stratton (13 miles), or Okemo (18 miles). Shop 40 Manchester retailers just 12 miles away. Eat at four Michelin quality restaurants and find six more family-friendly eats within 6 miles. If you prefer to stay onsite you can enjoy an outdoor hot-tub on the meadow, a walk in the forest, a drink and a book in a spa-bath or in front of a fireplace, or hit your private tavern for drinks and bocce-ball giant-Jenga or croquet. This place will really put your stress triggers on pause. Six thousand square feet of interior space and thousands of acres to get lost in:) *Additional housing available nearby.
History –The Blue Door Farm was formerly known as the Nordic Inn. It is listed in the Vermont Nordic Ski Hall of Fame, and fondly remembered by locals and initiated travelers as the place to go to do anything from falling in love and getting engaged, to celebrating/reuniting with old friends and family. Since its renovation the Blue Door Farm, now private, has hosted a wide variety of groups including – Reiki water-healing and other wellness retreats, the Burton Snowboard family, many Indian (and many other) wedding parties, the twin baby stars of Diane Keaton’s movie Baby Boom (filmed nearby), a former NYC Chief of Police, a Para-Olympic gold medalist, and even a “partial” reunion for an 80s band with a multi-platinum album.
Support Post Booking – I understand vacation time is precious and my job is to make sure you get the most out of it. My number is the only contact information you need. My units are already at the top attractions in the area. Check-in any day of the week at any time using your private door-code. No requirement ever at checkout. Free early/late check-in/check-out, whenever possible. Never hidden fees or solicitations of any kind. No paper contracts and easy booking. I’ll phone you to touch base after booking and the week vacation starts. Five days before arrival I’ll email instructions including your door-code address and guidebook. One day prior to arrival I’ll send you a “Reminder” email with all the same information.
When you book with me you get a fully accessible and knowledgeable owner/host and reliable advice from a Google approved local expert. For the less extroverted, every booking comes with an unabashed guidebook detailing the property, all my favorite things to do in the area, and never any advertisements or solicitations.
Cleaning – This is a 100% private unit, with a private kitchen, private laundry, private AC system, and private medical air purifier. The unit is deep cleaned with the anti-virals, has its AC filters changed for each stay, and has a dedicated Medify brand medical grade germicidal air purifier system capable of cleaning air in units nearly 4 times this size, and yes everyone wears masks and gloves while working. Further when you enter the unit you will see we have removed excess items like rugs, throws, curtains, and even knickknacks.
Terms – *We do not allow cancellations and all reservation payments are non-refundable, however travel insurance is available to address any issue you might have. *Events or gatherings involving outside vendors or a headcount in excess of 16 are temporarily prohibited for Airbnb bookings. Ask me for more information. A parent or guardian must accompany guests under the age of 21. *Pets are welcome with payment of $290 pet fee.