Great Hawk – sometimes referred to as Vermont’s Mountain Hideaway — is a secluded, serene 90-home community in the Green Mountains of Rochester, Vermont. All home and lot owners are members of the Great Hawk Owners Association, which is governed by a set of By-Laws and Covenants that emphasizes the community’s commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the Great Hawk area. Each year the community elects a Board of Directors who are charged with maintaining the natural beauty, peace and harmony of the community and overseeing the community’s common lands and services (water and sewerage systems).

Great Hawk was developed in the late 1960s and is now populated by a small number of full-time residents and a much larger number of part-time homeowners, who visit our community:

  • for its access to wonderful nearby winter activities (e.g., skiing at Sugarbush, Killington and Mad River), snowshoeing and cross country skiing right outside each homeowner’s door and pleasant, and crisp winter walks on the mountain’s dirt roads and hiking trails.


  • to see the snow and ice begin to melt only to be replaced by the beauty of spring and the rebirth of the trees and wildflowers that fill the community, and the return of birds that left for the winter


  • to experience the moderate temperatures and low humidity of summer, socializing with a growing number of neighbors who return to the mountain to share the active social life of the mountain,  the quiet privacy that our secluded homes provide, our spectacular tennis courts with their awesome view of the Green Mountains, our magnificent pond for swimming and sunning, and all of the restaurants, cultural and outdoor activities that the vibrant town of Rochester has to offer throughout the calendar year


  • to witness the beautiful colors of Vermont’s fall season from the windows of our mountain homes that give us panoramic, multi-colored vistas from our decks and dining areas that others only see in magazines or from the windows of their cars as they drive behind tourists from other parts of the country.


It is no wonder that so many individuals, couples and families have made Great Hawk a part of their lives and cherished the experience that only homeownership in our mountain retreat can afford.

Mark Kassop