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Circa 1840 Hand Hewn Barn

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Loft with 4 twin beds, 2 full bathrooms with one Jacuzzi Tub

On 13 bucolic acres surrounded by National Forest overlooking stocked trout pond. Scented gardens, rustic with all amenities. Cathedral ceilings in living room / dining room, with massive cobblestone fireplace. Glassed screened porch. Free-form decks. Fully equipped. Sleeps 8.

Pampered pets are welcome.

Property Manager
Ira Wickes Please call 802-867-0291 for faster booking results and information.
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Manchester Center, Vermont

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
  • skylight, 9 foot vanity with large basin, jacuzzi tur/shower master bathroom-twin basins in 8 foot vanity,shower for two
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • two queen, one double, and loft that sleeps 4 with 2 twin trundle beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • conservatory
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Jacuzzi; toaster; DSS dish TV; CD player wired for sound.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Circa 1840 Hand Hewn Barn
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Our home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed with Esther and Its for the past four years. We have come to think of them as family, the are truly wonderful people. We have stayed at all three of there properties and they each have a special something which comes from their owners. This year they surprised us with a Christmas tree at the barn which made our time there so special. Can't wait to go back. If we win the lotto I would make them an offer to buy this barn and the cottage, because we have fallen in love with this place. It is truly our home away from home. Thanks to two very special people. Geralyn a d Michael

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appalachian Trail Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had been looking for a cabin close to the Appalachian Trail in Vermont, so we could continue our enjoyment of hiking the AT during the day, but still have the amenities of a hot shower and a comfortable bed at night. We have found that, at our age, that we love the exertion of a 5-10 a mile hike, but love it a lot more with a light day pack rather than a fully loaded backpack!

This place fit the bill in every way! The owners, who, by the way, are two of the nicest people we have ever met, helped with the logistics of dropping us off at the various places the AT crosses roads between here and Killington. We would then spend the morning and early afternoon doing a leisurely walk, followed by an afternoon moseying about southern Vermont. What could be better!

The house itself is wonderful, a post and beam construction built of old barn materials, giving it a charm we have rarely seen in newer structures. We loved the lake view from the sunroom, the large rustic fireplace in the great room, and the personal touches throughout the house!

In short, this has been the nicest place we have stayed at in many years of vacationing. You will not be disappointed with your stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Relaxing and Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I ...and our 4lb Yorkie, stayed at this beautiful 1840 Hand Hewn Barn and had the most relaxing week in Vermont. We had a vision of the barn based on pictures posted online but once we set our first footsteps through the front door, the old rustic charm from the decor, cobblestone fireplace, wooden beams and beautiful views to the pond exceeded our expectations.

The interior has a well thought out open plan design to showcase the kitchen, dining room and living room with a gorgeous stone fireplace. There is also a wonderful sunroom which was perfect for enjoying sunsets. Views to the pond can also be observed from two bedrooms, one being the master suite which has large glass doors that open to a sunny deck. The beds in each room were extremely comfortable and cozy.

The location of this home is 6 miles from Manchester Center towards Bromley and Stratton Mountains (which would be very convenient for the winter season). The property is adjacent to the Appalachian Mountain trail for hiking and just few minutes away from great dining at several restaurants along Route 30 and shopping at Manchester’s designer outlet stores.

Upon arrival we had the opportunity to meet both owners who were very hospitable and accommodating. It was clear that love and thought was given to decorate each room, display each antique and create a warm atmosphere.

We were extremely pleased with the choice we made to stay in the Beaver Dam Lodge. The cozy rustic decor, hand hewn wooden beams, dim evening lighting and a gorgeous stone fireplace made our stay a wonderful unique experience, one that no one should miss.

This was a true Vermont experience! and we are looking forward to returning to experience a relaxing cozy winter.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ir is indeed gratifying to find guests appreciate the work , effort and imagination necessary to provide a one of a kind vacation experience here in Vermont. We wish to thank you for the positive review. Ester and Ira Wickes
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we just had a perfect time

  • 5 of 5

we spent 4 nights and we had such a great time.The cottage is beautiful, very well decorated and super cozy.

We loved the fireplace.The cottage was cleaned and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

We loved the location, it was convenient for hiking and restaurants.

The town of Manchester was few miles away.

We will sure come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is indeed grateful to have guests who appreciate all the effort it takes to make their stay enjoyable. We welcome all to come visit us here in Vermont
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Charlestown, MA

Our summer retreat

  • 5 of 5

Each year my daughter competes at the Vermont Summer Festival, doing the jumpers. For the past six years we have rented this property for the month of July. We are city people with dogs and love that we can be in the woods, in a private location where the dogs never have to be on leash. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the master suite is delightful. Our favorite spot in the house is the sun room, overlooking the beaver pond. The dogs spend most of their time in the beaver pond, or hiking the Appalachian Mountain trail, (adjacent to the property) and we do an occasional paddle in the canoe. If you enjoy shopping, you are a straight shot down the mountain to some of the worlds finest designer outlets. Restaurants are abundant, but eating at home is what we did most of the time. This is a rustic location, so if you live in fear of woodland creatures it may not be the spot for you, but if you want a true VT experience, this is one you should not miss.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Deerfield, Ma

Love at First Sight

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered the barn we knew this was the vacation place we were looking for. An escape from the fast paced lives we live,rustic yet refined.That was ten years ago and it was the best vacation of our lives. We have been coming back every year since and have shared it with friends, family and co-workers, who have all found it equally as special. Our children have grown and now bring their friends .It is extraordinary with handhewn beams, wide pine floors, large belgium block fireplace, and a solarium that overlooks the pond with beavers. We have seen the moose come up to the window, what a thrill!! Read a book,eat,drink,shop,do nothing,cook,buy a homemade pie at Duttons,sit outside and smell the air, listen to classical music and sip on wine, or play a board game by candlelight. No matter what you do you are sure to have a great experience and leave feeling rejuvenated.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rts 11-30

Adjacent to snowmobile and Long Trail 1 mile to Bromley

Adjacent to snowmobile and Long Trail 1 mile to Bromley skiing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Manchester Center, Vermont

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$198.97
Tax Rate 10.0%

Minimum stay is 2 nights and charge $245.00 per night
For a stay of 3 nights or more, charge $250.00 per night
Pricing is negotiable

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