***Ask about discounts for younger children when staying for 5 nights or more. Ask about a 10% discount for groups of 8 or more. These discounts will be processed as a refund after booking. Also, family & group events which involve more people, pricing subject to details & private arrangement.***
***we have a small farm CSA & may be able to provide you with freshly picked organic produce***
***It is time for snowshoeing, skiing, & toasting by the fire. Ask us about places to dine & shop for groceries, we'll point you in the right direction. Local is always best!***
***Summer-time! Outside wood/charcoal fired barbecue. Camp-fire by the pond. Play horse-shoes, lounge & eat out on the deck, listen to the peepers, watch the fire-flies, & star-gaze on a clear night. Hike, & visit a local swimming hole. Have breakfast at a world class patisserie close-by. Take a stroll up a cascading mountain stream ***
***If pets are included in your party, please notify us ahead of time. We reserve the right to disallow them, but, under normal circumstances, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but, must be properly chaperoned & not allowed on the furniture.***
The Crow's Nest on Scrag Mountain is a contemporary post & beam, pegged timber-frame home, custom built in 2005 for contemporary comfort & convenience, as well as rustic & casual country living. We are in an ideal winter location for skiers who are focused on Mad River Glen & Sugarbush in the Waitsfield & Warren area. But, Stowe is also within striking distance. Summer & autumn are great times here as well, peaceful, quiet, & green, logging trails & mountain trails to explore, Blueberry Lake close-by for swimming & canoeing/kayaking. The map has us mid-way between I-89 Exit #5 & the ski area, (@ 9 miles) & 14.4 miles to Sugarbush via the Warren/Roxbury mountain road. Easy in, easy out. Crafted from local wood & stone, it is spacious & cozy, & glows with warmth & has an enchanting country vibe. Located on 5 very private acres, it is peaceful & quiet, & whether you are having an event with family & want action, or just need solitude with surroundings where everything is beautiful & ministers to your spirit, this is the perfect place to meet all of those needs. There are high ceilings & cathedral spaces inside, & covered porches & deck outside. The grounds include a wild meadow, woods, manicured lawn, orchard, & a pond. Your hosts are in the converted barn "caretakers cottage" across from the main house where you will be. They will be on hand to assist you & manage the ship should need arise. Regardless of the season, hiking & walk-a-bouts are wonderful in this area, but, you skiers are looking for a place to crash after a day on the slopes. We are within the greater area which serves as a bedroom community for both Stowe, Bolton Valley, Sugarbush, & Mad River Glen, & while you may need to drive an extra 15 minutes in one direction, & an extra 30 minutes in the other, to get to your ski spot, what you will gain in both comfort & affordability, a fire to roast yourself by, & beautiful Vermont scenery, it will be worth it. The Scrag Mt trail head is close at hand, as is the Tibetan Buddhist Institute with trails. The Warren Schoolhouse market is 9 miles away, Waitsfield 15 miles, Montpelier 15 miles, Burlington 60 miles, Stowe 40 miles, etc. Exit #5 on I-89 is 9 miles away, & we are located mid-way between the highway & Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, etc, just a lick away from the Roxbury/Warren Mt Road which provides access. The home is clean & inspiring & set up for your comfort, with your basic kitchen needs, 2 bathrooms (one in vestibule shared), 4 bedrooms, & lots of living space. The main heat is the Harmon wood stove in the foyer adjoining the dining room, where you can enjoy tending & watching the fire, & roast in the radiant heat (we are on hand close-by to help you manage the operation of the stove/fireplace when needed).There is nothing like coming in from the cold on a winter's day, or an exhilirating day on the mountain, & sitting by the fire with good company, watching the flames, & drinking your favorite thing, & eating good food. There are 5 bedrooms 2 with Queen size beds, & 3 with Full size beds, & 2 Full size couch futons in the living-room (6th bedroom). Fold-up mattresses for the floor, are available if additional sleeping arrangements are needed. Depending on how your group is configured & how the bed space is utilized, we have been able to accommodate up to 15 people at a time. Please note, that we would need to communicate regarding this, so that we can prepare accordingly. Please give us advance notice so that we can make all of the necessary arrangements so that everyone will be comfortable. We provide linens & towels for your convenience. We have DSL & wireless internet if you bring your own devices, & there is on-line streaming TV. Water is hot & cold, & is plentiful straight from the well to you. There is laundry in the basement if needed upon request Whether you are leaf-peeping, hiking, cycling, skiing, snow-shoeing, or on a food safari, we are well located to have access to it all, & to provide you with your own, beautiful, quiet refuge to rest up from the days activities & adventures. Please let us know how we can serve you best, & make your stay what you need it to be. Please Note: Our pricing is structured so that there is a low base price in order to be able to accommodate couples, & then there is an additional fee for each additional person above that, to adjust for larger groups. We ask guests to update us when they are adding people to their group during their stay, so that we can bill their account the head charge of $27 per night for each additional person. In the end, our pricing is competitive with most other comparable places, both during holiday periods, when the prices go up, & the non-holiday periods when prices go back down. So, please compare, & I think you will find, that we are one of the best deals out there if you are on a budget, & want to be in a beautiful location. Thanks for looking! As an aside, if you are interested in having live Irish traditional or Old-time Appalachian or Klezmer style music included in an event, you have come to the right place. Arrangements to be made separately. If you are a vintage guitar buff, & want to organize a small event or workshop, let us know. If you are having a family reunion or group event, & wish to use the place as a venue, while housing some people in different locations, please contact us to discuss details & pricing. If you are a family with younger children, & are planning to stay 5 days or more, please ask about our discount.