Thank you so much for this reference. I'll locate this book right away.
Before relocating to Quebec, Simpson Jenne lived in a ridge-top Vermont village known as Chippenhook (near Clarendon). I've visited there and it is much as you describe his later home; someone told me that Chippenhook reminded him of the mythical Brigadoon -- remote and peaceful. It's nice to know that he found a second "Brigadoon" to make his later home.