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Thayer Road Forest Parcel B

Bethel, Windsor County, VT
05032
Price: $189,000
Acres: 155.3
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Available
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
Timber

Introduction

A well-managed forested parcel, perfect for building a recreational camp or off-grid home on 155.3 acres, Thayer Road Forest Parcel B is a high-elevation property with local and long-range views from the front door of your future cabin. This is the perfect property for building a hunting camp or as a quiet place to escape to the country.

Location

Located near Lilliesville, VT, an old hamlet that once rivaled neighboring Bethel as the hub of mill production in the mid-1800s, this property is situated directly on a well-maintained Class 4 road. Bethel, VT is the closest town and is centrally located near I-89, giving easy access to plenty of local amenities. Killington Ski Resort and Pico Mountain Resort are only 22 miles away. Burlington, VT is an hour and a half to the northwest and Montreal is an additional hour and a half northwest. Boston is less than three hours to the southeast, and NYC is a five-hour drive south via I-87. 

Access

This property is located off both Thayer Road and Ringe Hill Road in Bethel, Vermont. The homesite is easily accessed from road frontage and a driveway could be created that leads to the clearing at the top of the hill, offering beautiful local and long-distance views.

Site Description

This FSC-certified property sits at about 1,400' on a flat to gently sloping plateau on the side of a mountain. The land has been partially logged to open some very nice views of local mountains, with some longer valley views as well. The best use for this property would be for a camp or off-grid home, as power is not close by. The land is perfect for recreational opportunities such as hunting, hiking, or relaxing in a safe country environment. This 155-acre parcel was partially harvested about 6 years ago, but future harvest opportunities remain. While the property itself enjoys privacy, it is close to Route 107, and the Killington Ski Resort is only 22 miles away. The towns of Bethel, Pittsfield, Rochester and Stockbridge are even closer, and each provides an array of amenities.

Timber

This property is currently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an organization that holds landowners, timber industry entities and others to the gold standard for responsible forest management.

The property is also enrolled in the Use Value Appraisal (UVA), or "Current Use" program. This program is designed to assess farm or forest land based on agricultural or forest use, instead of market value. This results in a lower taxable value for enrolled properties, which in turn means a lower (sometimes significantly lower) annual property tax.

Stand 2 on Parcel B was formerly a mature Scots pine plantation that was removed and is now regenerating to a young stand of primarily hardwood saplings. The majority of the remaining stands were thinned and/or treated with group selection cuts about 6 years ago. The timber resource on this parcel holds fine stems of northern hardwoods (dominated by sugar maple) with mature softwood associates. There is a mix of age classes, with the majority of the overstory consisting of trees 40 and 80 years of age. A copy of the property’s management plan is available upon request.

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