Link to listing: 416 East St. Middletown Springs, VT
House is on 3.7 Acres and backs up to the Poultney River. While the house is on a remote country road, it is within 45 minutes of great skiing at Killington or Okemo. For the academic types, Poultney College and Green Mountain College are also within a short distance.
I spent many of winter weekends here when I was still back east, it was my home away from home. The full basement has an outside entrance is dry and has plenty of room to set up any type of workshop you could want. The stable can actually be converted into a cottage down the road.