9. Hot Tub DISCLOSURE: You understand the use of hot tub is at your own risk and that special risks may be involved in using the hot tub. You accept full responsibility for any bodily injury arising from the use of the hot tub and hold the owner harmless.
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10. Sauna: DISCLOSURE: You understand the use of SAUNA is at your own risk and that special risks may be involved in using the hot tub. You accept full responsibility for any bodily injury arising from the use of the hot tub and hold the owner harmless. Directions: Wind up the timer and the sauna will heat up, sometimes the timer sticks, so when finished just wind it back to zero. There is no lock on the door, so don’t worry about getting locked in.
11. Coffee Machine: One of the most common questions asked. Yes, we have one and we provide filters. It’s a drip coffee machine.
12. Window Screens (spring, summer & fall): If you open the windows and don’t use screens the mosquitos, bugs and moths will get in the house. That’s right, you are in the woods of VT. There are a few built in window screens, but in most cases you will need insert portable screens. These screens are very fragile, so please handle them with care when inserting them into the windows. Expand the screen, place in the window and then close the window firmly against the screen to keep it in place. Did I say they were fragile? They are! There should be screens in every room, however, guests do move them around the house, so if you don’t see some in your room, check out the others and you’ll find them. There is no A/C.
13. Roof Avalanche: (winter) CAUTION! Our house has a metal roof and the snow is intended to slide off the roof and the can happen at ANYTIME! The snow is heavy and often contains large chunks of ice, all of which is VERY dangerous and can cause serious injury and death.
14. Bed Linens and Towels … Blankets, Sheets, Pillows, Hand Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner: These are provided for your convenience.
15. Fire Extinguishers: There are two fire extinguishers I the house. One is located to the left of the counter height table & stools outside of the kitchen. The second in located I the laundry room on a shelf.
16. Gas Grill: There are multiple Weber grills on the front deck for you to choose from, start with the two that are right outside the doors to the deck. Usage Instructions: A. Lift the top to the grill – This need to remain open until the grill has been lit an only then can it be closed. B. Turn on gas at the propane tank by turning the knob counter clockwise all the way until it stops and then clockwise for a quarter turn. C. There are 3 knobs on the to the right of the grill box to adjust grill temperature. Turn on the one that says start and then hit the starter button D. If the starter button is not working, then you will need to use one of the wand lighters in the house. There is a small hole in the front face of the grill where you insert the wand to light the grill. See Image below. E. Turn on the other burners and set to the desired temperature. F. The grill should be hot within 10-15 minutes. G. When finished, PLEASE be sure to turn all knobs to the off position including the one at the propane tank by turning it clockwise. If you don’t, you may not have any gas left when you use the grill next time. Extra tank(s) of propane can be found in the boot dryer room on the floor. If all tanks are empty, you can EXCHANGE them at the Killington Deli on Rt. 4 for ~$15.99. Text me the receipt and I reimburse you through the Airbnb App, Venmo, Zelle right away. Directions to the Deli: From Anthony way, take a left on Killington Rd. At Rt. 4, take a left and follow for ¼ mile. It’s on the left hand side of the road. The Deli is not open late, maybe 5 or 6pm, so go early.
“How to” use a gas grill Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N720-7uGQU
17. Fire Pit (spring, summer, and fall): Please use the fire pit with great care, using it is the easiest way to burn down the house ;) Please make sure you are using in on the front lawn or driveway and keep the lid on while in use. There is plenty of firewood available on either side of the house. Do not light the fire pit on the front deck, it’s wood and it will burn. IF THERE IS NO WOOD INSIDE OR ON THE WOOD PILE AT THE FRONT DOOR, AMPLE WOOD CAN BE FOUND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOUSE. Be safe!
18. Wood Stove winter, cold weather note: It may sound weird, but, do NOT use the wood stove use if it’s -5 degrees or colder. The furnace area contains the water pipes and if the furnace is not calling for heat, the furnace doesn’t run and the area gets COLD. If the pipes freeze, you will have no water to shower, drink, flush toilets, etc. the first indicator that this is happening is loss of water in the sinks and toilets. If this does occur open a couple of water faucets (like you are turning on the water) and crank up the thermostat to get the furnace heated up. This has only occurred twice in the last 17 years, but I want to let you know, just in case.
Wood stove Operating Instructions: Make sure there is nothing on the top of the wood stove, EVER. Just below the door, there is a wire knob. Pull this towards you all the way to open the flue when starting your fire. Sometimes it can be helpful to slightly open a window or the back porch door to get the stove drafting and to light the fire a little more quickly. Once the fire is burning well, you can close the window or door and adjust the flue by pushing the wire knob in to get the fire burning, as you like. I always recommend picking up some newspapers when you are out and about to use to start your fire, like the free Mountain Times. There should also be a couple of fire starter blocks behind the wood stove on the very thing ledge against the firebrick. You should only need one, conserve so you can have more fires. A lighter can be found on the wall behind the wood stove or in one of the kitchen drawers. IF THERE IS NO WOOD INSIDE OR ON THE WOOD PILE AT THE FRONT DOOR, AMPLE WOOD CAN BE FOUND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOUSE.
19. Heat/ Thermostat/Furnace: (winter) There is a single thermostat for the house and that is on the dining room wall next to the light switch. That controls the baseboard heat in the downstairs bedroom as well as all of upstairs. If you have a raging fire in the wood stove and the main living area very warm, the bedrooms may get cool because the thermostat won’t be calling for heat. I recommend less wood stove use as the night goes on so that everyone is warm at night while they sleep. The furnace in the house is relatively new, however, if the heat is not working, call Keyser Energy in Rutland and they will service the furnace day or night. Telephone: 802-773-2567 – This number is also posted in the house on the bulletin board. NO HEAT = FROZEN PIPES = NO FUN
20. Circuit Breakers: In the event that one of the circuit breakers blows, the breaker panel is located in the living room on the wall, just to the left of the TV. All you need to do is identify which breaker and reset it (rock the switch to the left and then the right).
21. Trash: When you fill a trash or recycling bag, please tie it off and place it in the outside trash bin just to the right of the woodpile. It’s a bear box that keeps the bears out of the trash. Make sure you latch the cable to lock the box after adding you trash. If you don’t you will have a huge mess to clean up as the bears spread the trash far and wide. Only use clear bags for recycling, Tall white kitchen bags for the kitchen trash bin - bags are located on the shelf in the laundry room. If you leave trash outside and not in the latched trash bin (bear box), you will attract unwanted animals (bears, raccoons, skunks, Kevin) which will make a mess of the trash and I will charge you to clean up ;)
22. Bears: Yes, we have beautiful brown bears that stroll by the house all the time in the spring, summer and fall. They are typically afraid of people and will run away when the see you outside. If for any reason they don’t, and you want to scare them away, just shout at them, bang some pots and pans or jump into your car and honk the horn. Why do the bears come by? They are looking for food and want to dig through the trash bin or eat the grease out of the drip pan at the bottom of the grill. Important tips: • Please latch the trash bin with the cable – It’s a bear proof trash bin, but only when latched • Don’t leave any trash outside and not in the trash bin • Don’t leave food on the deck or by the fire pit for any length of time • PLEASE DON’T FEED THE BEARS
23. TV, internet & phone: We have flat-panel Smart HDTV. Use your own Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney Plus,Hulu, Peacock account to watch any programing you want. Access Amazon and Netflix via the voice activated cable remote or the TV remote.
The internet zone is: the killington chalet and the Password: snowsnow. We do NOT have a house phone.
24. Commercial Boot Dryer: The boot dryer will dry a combination of 24 pairs of boots/gloves/sneakers in about an hour or two. Please take the initiative to turn the boot dryer off after it has been on for a sufficient length of time. Used the surge protector to turn the boot dryer On/Off.
25. Lights: Please conserve electricity. If you leave the house and no one else is home, turn off the lights. When you leave the bathroom – turn off the lights. When you leave your bedroom, turn off the lights. Thank you!
26. Kitchen: This kitchen is a chef’s dream. Its stainless steel & granite with counter stool seating and equipped with two refrigerators, double oven, microwave, dishwasher. We’re very organized, all cabinets and drawers are labeled to make it easier to find things and put everything away in the correct spot. The cabinets are loaded with all the dried spices you could need, baking needs, coffee filters and all the glasses (high ball, low ball, wine) and dishes. There are lots of pots, pans, bowls, cookie sheets, pizza pans, muffin tins, baking dishes and more. Dishtowels, potholders, cooking utensils, silverware, bottle openers can be found it the drawers. Dish soap, dishwasher soap, sponges, tall kitchen bags and a dish drying rack are located under the kitchen sink
27. Bathrooms: There are two bathrooms in the house, one upstairs and one downstairs. The downstairs bathroom has tub & shower, while the upstairs only has a shower. Hand soap is in the dispenser at the sink and shampoo, conditioner, and body soap are located in a dispenser in the shower. Hand towels and a bathmat will be hanging in the on the towel holders Bath towels and washcloths will be found on each bed Under the sink you will find soap & conditioner refills and extra toilet paper.
28. General (some repeat here): Dishwasher soap is located beneath the kitchen sink. Please do not to use regular dish soap in the dishwasher • Dish Soap is located under the kitchen sink • Hand soap refill is located beneath the bathroom sinks • Toilet paper can be found under the bathroom sinks. • Shampoo, conditioner and body soap are located in the shower dispenser. Refills are located under the bathroom sinks • Laundry detergent is located in the laundry room – just a few Tide Pods • Garbage bags tall kitchen bags are located under the kitchen sink • Clear Recycle bags are at the bottom of the recycling bucket • Picnic Table – Feel free to use it, it's located on the front deck on the left side of the house
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