In this ultra heatwave (we're at a 119 degree heat index here in DC) a post dedicated to "houses near skiing" was all I could do to survive. *gasps for air* Not a skier? Never fear, all these houses work just as well for those that enjoy glorious vistas, good country and small town livin'.
Asa Burton Farmhouse - Thetford, Vermont
Behind this Cape Cod exterior sits one of the most charming and authentic 18th-century houses in Vermont, originally built by one of Thetford’s first ministers. A former dairy farm, it sits on 12 acres, with two barns and a two-story workshop, and an attached two-car garage perfect for storing your snowplow. Ahh, the practical side of ski-home homeownership. Hey, on a day like today, bring it on.
The Wells House - Newbury, Vermont
Built in 1830, this beautiful cape sits on an almost 2-acre lot in the heart of the Newbury Village Historic District. Fun fact: during the mid 1800s the Wells House served as a boarding house for the first Methodist theological school in America, out of which Boston University and Vermont College were later formed.
Greystone Lodge - Mount Jackson, Virginia
Nestled on over 22 acres overlooking Bryce Ski Resort, Greystone Lodge is a Manor-style Cape Cod built in or around 1929 and used as a hunting lodge. Loose rumors have it that ranking government officials, including the likes of Roosevelt and Churchill, met here during World War II.
David Garber is a member of the Digital and New Media team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Seeing as people pay good money for hot yoga, he is considering organizing a flash session on the sidewalks of DC later this afternoon. BYOM (bring your own mat).