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Cozy 1800's farmhouse close to Stratton & Mount Snow, Green Mountains

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 334 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2+ Bath, Sleeps 10

This welcoming rustic farmhouse remains charming and unspoiled inside with lots of room to roam outside, including 84 private acres. Perfect for small groups, families and as a romantic retreat. Top floor fully renovated in 2014 to create two large, beamed-ceiling bedrooms, TV games room, and shower room with toilet and underfloor heating. The quiet location provides a real escape, yet it's convenient for both Mount Snow and Stratton ski resorts. You can cross-country ski, sled, play lawn games, and ride bikes on the property. For hill-walkers, trails on Stacey Mountain behind the house lead up to the remains of early settlers' farms. You can follow the extensive VAST networks from the property for miles, either walking, biking, or on snowmobiles. In the summer you can find extensive hiking, biking, and kayaking in the surrounding state parks and forests, and swimming at Townshend Dam Beach, beautiful Grout Pond, Somerset Reservoir, Lye Brook Falls, Hamilton Falls. Families will enjoy the petting farm at Brattleboro.

For Shoppers, the local General Store has all necessities as well as many luxuries, and exploring the funky shops and co-ops in Brattleboro always yields treasures. Manchester is famous for its high-end outlet shopping. Of course there's wonderful antiquing and craft-buying in the surrounding villages and Brattleboro; even glass-blowing in neighboring Jamaica. Enjoy good food in picturesque Newfane (Old Newfane Inn, Four Columns Inn, Coach House), Stratton (Organic Pizza Company), and West Dover (Dover Forge, Deerhill Inn, First Wok). The Bittersweet Cafe just a few minutes' walk away provides great coffee, hot chocolate and pancakes (with Vermont maple syrup of course) at breakfast or delicious sandwiches at lunch.

The house sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen, 3 twin bedrooms), two bath/shower with toilet. There is a pull-out for 2 extra visitors. The large wood-paneled and beamed living room has working fireplace (firewood provided). The Sitting room is separate with views over meadows, historic cemetery, and mountains. The upstairs TV games room gives extra room to hang out, with a desk by the window for those who want to work. The large dining room with farmhouse table and benches seats 10. A separate, panelled mudroom stores away coats, boots, bags, and skis. The well-equipped kitchen looks out over lawns and meadows. Dishwasher, Microwave, coffee makers, large Washer-dryer.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Mahon
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Jennifer Mahon

We have 4 small children and currently live overseas. We love hiking, skiing, and spending time with family and friends in Vermont.

Jennifer Mahon purchased this farmhouse in 1970

Why Jennifer Mahon chose Mount Snow Area

My parents bought Fairview Farmhouse when I was a small child. I've been coming to Vermont as long as I can remember. My favorite childhood memories were born here, and now I love being able to bring my own kids. It's wonderful to let them explore freely on the property knowing they are safe well away from roads. In the evening it is cosy and romantic to sit round the fire.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house is relaxed, not at all fussy, and welcoming. Its setting on a rise slightly away from the picturesque village of Wardsboro is peaceful and safe, yet close enough to the local cafe and general store that we can walk down to the village to pick up the morning New York Times and a treat for breakfast. The views are wonderful all year round. It has a claim to fame: On the property is the largest hand-pegged barn in Southern Vermont, a massive historic structure remaining from the Farm's days as a dairy farm.

Map

Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Bradley International, Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
5.2 Miles
Green Door Pub, West Wardsboro
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Stratton
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Brattleboro, VT (Amtrak direct from NYC)
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 100
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bittersweet Cafe
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Mount Snow
Nearest Beach
5.4 Miles
Townshend Dam Beach
Car: necessary

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Wardsboro, Vermont

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 334 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Underfloor heating. large shower with seating.
  • A NEW second shower room/toilet room with underfloor heating has been added upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , opens into sitting room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , infant cot available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 extra lg. double bed
  • 5 bedrooms sleeping 10. Sofa bed sleeping 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Cozy 1800's farmhouse close to Stratton & Mount Snow, Green Mountains
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
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5

Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a brief August vacation for a family of five, knowing a couple of cousins would probably spend at least one night with us. It's a large, rambling farmhouse with multiple sitting rooms in addition to the large sleeping capacity. Likewise the dining room table is large. The yard is very nice and a great place to grill out. For us, the layout was great. Loved the master bedroom and the kids rooms were good too. The beds are firm and comfortable and the bathrooms nice. The kitchen was fine for us though it's no showpiece. If elegantly appointed kitchens and living rooms are important to you, that's not what you will find here, but that's reflected in the price which remains a strong value. We caught a cool spell--in a heat wave, some additional fans would be useful.

We found good hiking, swimming, and canoeing opportunities in the area and enjoyed the Aerial Adventure park at Bromley. The outlet shops in Manchester appeal to some--not a top priority for us, but we found a few great bargains there at Le Creuset and Brooks Brothers.

All in all, we found the house comfortable, homey, and a fine base for some fun adventures.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice, Quiet Getaway Spot

  • 4 of 5

I was very pleased with this rental. The house is located on a very quiet street very close to the center of Wardsboro. It is loaded with character and history. It does have its quirks, but none that would stop me from renting it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Lovely

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Old beautiful farm house

  • 4 of 5

I went up for a weekend at Mount Snow and stayed at the farmhouse. It was old and beautiful and the owner was quick to respond and very helpful. We had a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Casual Location

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time staying here in Wardsboro. The house is very roomy so it accommodates multiple generations nicely. Two in our party took a four hour hike up the little mountain, behind the property (the logging road/trail entrance is down by the intersection of East Hill and Fairview). The leaves are nearing "peak". We went to a local craft festival, country store and kids sporting event. Great location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you have returned, and we hope you will enjoy the improvements and new appliances in the kitchen next time you come. All the best, Jennifer
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5

Highly recommended. Absolutely beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this house. It comfortably fit two couples with their children. We had a great BBQ on the lawn. At night we played games in the cozy living room. What we liked the most is that we got to stay in a beautiful Vermont country house in a lovely Vermont setting. The property was clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Wardsboro, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall foliage
29 Sep 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$319
A$1,658
A$3,825
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
A$1,530
Flat fee
 
 
Ski Season
15 Dec 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$414
From
A$510
Fri,Sat
A$2,423
 
 
Christmas week
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
8 night minimum stay
A$3,188
Flat fee
 
 
Martin Luther King
12 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,658
Flat fee
 
 
President's Day
16 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,658
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$223
A$1,339
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,179
Flat fee
 
 
July 4
4 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$1,020
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$255
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$255
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning A$191.27
Tax Rate 9.0%

Quoted price includes utilities and firewood.
Weekend fee includes 2 nights and 3 days.
$150 cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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