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Rambling, cozy 1800s farmhouse close to Stratton & Mount Snow, Green Mountains

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2+ Bath, Sleeps 10-12

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 Vermont Association of Snowmobile Travers (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

Jennifer Mahon
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

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 Wardsboro

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.


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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • 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


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Rambling, cozy 1800s farmhouse close to Stratton & Mount Snow, Green Mountains
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews
Lambertville, NJ. USA

Exceeded our or expectations. 10 guys 30-55yo. Lots of firewood and a kitchen that was great.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to anyone looking for a true farm house to share.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good place!

  • 5 of 5

We are excited to live here for 2 days. Cooking equipments are more than enough, like a lot of pots(more than 5) and bowls, we really enjoy it cause we bring our own food to cook! We also feel great about the living room fireplace. Good choice for Stratton skiers and visitors!

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edison, NJ

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: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 22/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Bradley International, Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
5.2 Miles
Green Door Pub, West Wardsboro
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$192.59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.