Restored Farmhouse Retreat in Vermont

House Sitter Needed for Username: subiej   


Posted or Updated: Sep 26,2019   Applications: 2

Mad River Valley, Duxbury
United States,Vermont United States

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Jan 25,2020
For 22 | Short Term

Make yourself at home in our restored farmhouse in the Vermont countryside. The house is adjacent to acres of wooded hiking trails and nestled in the wilderness, and situated in the Mad River Valley, between two quaint, small towns. The area is an outdoor sports paradise, with tons of mountain biking, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing nearby.

Our house is very quiet and secluded, sitting on 66 acres, which are mostly wooded. There are walking/XC ski/snowshoeing trails surrounding the property, and a large meadow with a wonderful view just a 10-minute walk through the woods. There is a hot tub outside for use year-round. The towns of Waitsfield and Waterbury are each just 15 minutes away, with great restaurants, shopping and fun activities.

We have 3 small dogs, 5 sheep and a cow, but only the dogs will need much of your attention. The dogs need to be let out every few hours or so, and fed breakfast and dinner, with a couple of medications. We currently have one small (8 lb), white poodle, "Bebe" and a small (19 lb) mix, "Ginger," and a teeny-tiny (4 lb) teacup poodle, "Peanut." We walk them once a day, down the road a bit, and back, and Ginger and Peanut spend their summer days zooming around the yard.

Bebe is old (16) and frail, and he loves to sit on your lap and get snuggles. In addition, he wears a pad around his waist (a "doggie diaper"), in case he has an accident. He also needs some coaxing, sometimes, to eat his food. The other two dogs have no special needs.

The farm animals are very low-maintenance: they have a feeder with a constant supply of hay, so water just needs to be checked/refilled once per day.

Late October is a lovely time to be in Vermont, BUT, please be advised, that it will be a couple of weeks past the peak of foliage season. There will still be some lovely foliage around, with wonderful hiking, mountain biking and plenty of things to do in the area.

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