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Idlehour Cottage has two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed with pillowtop mattresses. The great room has a sofa bed for added guests and there is a single roll-away cot. The bathroom is equipped with a tub/shower and has a washer and dryer – which presents a perfect way to heat your towels while you bathe – “there’s nothing more pleasant than to dry off with a hot towel on a cold winter’s day.” The large kitchen is well equipped with microwave, refrigerator, stove, dishes, pots, pans, flatware, glassware, coffee pot and coffee bean grinder. There is a cozy eating bar in the kitchen perfect for two. The dining room has a table for six and in the great room is an additional table which seats eight comfortably. The pastel colored walls are complimented with the warm tones of beech and maple flooring throughout the house and are accented with colorful area rugs. Comfortable furniture graces both the living room and the great room creating a relaxing atmosphere for reading, relaxing or watching TV. The main cottage is heated with a baseboard oil furnace. The great room has it's own built in space heater as well as a woodstove.

Of important note to those of you addicted to the internet is that there is high speed internet available. Just bring your laptop and hook up for email and web searches.

There is a mud-room off from the great room with tile floors and a closet perfect for leaving your wet ski boots and coats. The outdoor barbecue grill is under the covered porch making it easy to grill no matter what the weather. Each bedroom, the living room and the great room are equipped with satellite TV – each with it’s own receiver. There is also a VCR, DVD and CD player. Linens, towels and paper products are provided as well as kitchen staples giving you all the comforts required for an enjoyable stay. Even though there is a full basement and garage, these rooms are storage areas for the owners. The space in the garage bay is taken up by vehicles and farm equipment. Idlehour Cottage is located on 10 acres of mainly open land with a small pond – but don’t count on ice skating on the pond as it’s never a sure thing that’s it’s frozen hard since it’s spring fed. Numerous windows provide you with views all around of the nearby hills.

There are 4 ski areas nearby (both alpine and cross-country), sledding, and snowshoeing. Okemo in Ludlow is about half hour away and offers both downhill and cross-country skiing. Killington Mountain and Dartmouth Skiway are also nearby. Outside of Woodstock is Suicide Six with it’s downhill slopes. There is cross-country skiing and sledding in Quechee at Wilderness Trails. The Woodstock Ski Touring Center offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (with rentals) both on the golf course and on nearby Mt. Tom. There is free cross-country skiing for those with their own skiis on the Hartland Trails. For more details on these areas see the google map on this website and their associated websites. There is also an indoor ice rink at Union Arena in the town of Woodstock (457-2500 or www.unionarena.org ). Please check out Photos of Idlehour Cottage and other links that will tell you more about the area. Email me for additional information.

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