Winter officially arrived last week and in colder areas of the US, that means “let the cold weather activities begin”. The mountains, lakes and plains are covered in snow and open for business. As I traveled home from the coast of Maine the day after Christmas, I saw an amazing number of cars streaming north on Interstates 95, 93 and 89, and the idea for this post was born.
The Yankee Barn Homes post and beam lodge home, shown above, is located in the White Mountains of NH…
…and this is the view out that beautiful great room window!
If you are a person who enjoys the activities offered during wintertime, or just the scenery created by this time of year, there is no better place from which to do so than the warmth of a Yankee Barn home or post & beam addition. Take a look at just a few of the ways current Yankee Barn Homes homeowners take pleasure in the season.
This Vermont Vernacular carriage house, located in the Green Mountains just outside Woodstock, Vermont, is the cat’s pajamas! A weekend get-away place that allows for the family’s storage of snow mobiles, skis, sleds and ice skates (yes, they have a pond) on the lower level with all the comfort and beauty of a post and beam vaulted ceiling in the up-stairs living space. For those in the family who do not like to participate in the outdoor activities, the town of Woodstock offers all sorts of cultural events, great restaurants and excellent boutique shopping. A trip to Gillingham’s is a “must-do”!
A Yankee Barn Homes addition to a Connecticut home more than doubled this family’s square footage, and allows all members of the extended family “room and board” for their many winter pastimes. Out the door and off they go….
For those more inclined to enjoy indoor winter activities, this barn addition from Yankee Barn Homes strikes all the right notes. Whether you play pool, chess or relax with a book, this multipurpose space accommodates one’s needs comfortably and beautifully.
Imagine snuggling in to this master bedroom after conquering the slopes. This is the stuff that dreams are made of!
Before you settle in for the night, recount the day’s activities with some good food and good friends, surrounded by the magnificent post & beam timber frame. Then sit and relax by the fire…
…or go watch the big game in the comfort of a timber frame media room built just for such activities.
No matter what you choose to do during the winter season, doing it in a gorgeous post & beam barn home built by the premier barn home company, Yankee Barn Homes, will make it all the more delightful and memorable. ENJOY THE WINTER!