About Shéady Acres

Meet The O'Sheas

Shéady Acres started over ten years ago when Eamon O’Shea purchased twenty-five acres of prime meadow and woodlands on Rte 242 in Montgomery Center, Vermont. A tree house was his first endeavor where he lived for a few years with his dog. The West was calling him, however, so he spent a few winters in Winter Park, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, always returning in the spring to his first love, Vermont.

Eamon and Shawna met in Winter Park, Colorado. Now married for over eight years, they live in the home that Eamon built on Shéady Acres, which they share with their daughters and their playful companion Snowflake.

Shéady Acres Cottages have been a labor of love and an expression of creativity that Eamon and Shawna sincerely hope will be shared by those who come and visit them. Give us a try. We look forward to hearing from you.

How The Acres Became Shéady

Eamon has been in the carpentry/construction business for fifteen years. During the winter of 2008/09 he started designing the themed cottages of Shéady Acres that he would build himself and rent to visitors who frequent the Jay Peak area.

Having traveled to different parts of the world, Eamon was inspired to create The Sugar House which is pure Vermont, The Caribe, an interpretation of a Caribbean cottage and the Tea House inspired by the Japanese Pagoda.

After traveling to Ireland, Eamon and wife, Shawna, fell in love with the Irish cottages they saw in County Cork. The fourth cottage, the Irish Farm House, is a traditional Irish cottage design that was completed in July 2010. The fifth cottage, the Adobe, was completed in December 2010. The southwestern architecture is a real head turner set in the green hills of Vermont! Shawna decorated the interiors to enhance the individual flavors of each cottage so your experience will continue as you open the door and head inside.