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Affordable country living in beautiful South Woodstock.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Clean and charming 4 bedroom 2 bath house in gorgeous Vermont countryside

Sunny 4 bedroom 2 bath home sleeps 8. Located on 4 lush acres of rolling fields, mature trees and streams, this single level custom built ranch house is conveniently located near everything, yet is private with spacious lawns and not a neighbor in sight ! Only 3 miles from historic Woodstock Village, which offers small town fine shopping and a variety of quality restaurants as well as fun for the kids at Billings Farm and golf at the famous Woodstock Country Club. Woodstock offers many year-round activities, including skiing at Suicide 6 in Pomfret (6 miles away) and Killington (20 miles away), swimming, fishing and kayaking at Silver Lake in Barnard (10 miles away), hiking at Mount Tom (in Woodstock Village), horseback riding at the Green Mountain Horse stables in South Woodstock, or just relaxing and experiencing all the natural beauty the area has to offer. We are located 10 miles from Quechee and 20 miles from Dartmouth College/Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical School and Hospital/Hanover, NH. We are also 7 miles north of the famous Jenne Farm in Reading, the destination point for many photographers and lovers of fall foliage. Good place to stay if you're coming into the area for the Covered Bridges Half marathon in June or the 100 mile run in July (which goes right past our house), as well as the 4th of July (Woodstock does great fireworks) and the balloon festival in early June. Also convenient for Dartmouth College graduations. Winter vacation weeks are filled with fun family activities in town. Rates may be higher for holiday weekends/weeks and special event weekends.

The house is a single-story ranch, with a small one car garage under, located on a town road and easily accessed in all types of weather. There is a large and sunny open freshly-painted living/dining room area, with two large comfortable couches, two recliner chairs and a dining room table that seats 6-8. This room is bordered all around by large windows and a skylight, and opens up onto a full season screened porch that overlooks the rear yard, flower gardens, woods, gravel patio and brick fireplace. There are ceiling fans in both the living room and porch, although there is always a nice cross-breeze from all the windows and open screen doors. For music lovers, there is even an older built-in piano !! There is also a 52” HD TV and sound bar in this room, as well as a DVD player (and some DVDs) a radio and an IPOD docking station. Also there is good internet connectivity as well as cell phone reception (for Verizon users) and a land line for local calls. There is a new gas fireplace, to stay warm and cozy on cold winter days ! We also have an outdoor fireplace with plenty of wood, and chairs and it is delightful to sit outside next to a warm fire and gaze at the star-filled night sky, with no lights anywhere in sight to hide your view !

The kitchen is older but freshly painted and in good condition and has been upgraded with a new floor, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher, and includes an electric stove, new Corian counters and a small built-in breakfast nook which can seat 4-5 people. The breakfast nook looks out from the front of the house, and faces east, so is quite pleasant in the mornings when the sun is pouring in. There is a full size washer and dryer located just outside the kitchen, and both are older but in good condition.

There are four bedrooms, two have queen beds (master bedroom and front corner bedroom), a third bedroom has a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and a twin on the top, and the forth bedroom has a twin bed. (NOTE: In November 2017 we will be replacing the bunk bed with a full bed, and the twin bed with a bunk bed. The number of guests we can sleep will remain the same, it's just a slightly different configuration, which will mean two children can sleep comfortably in the bunk bed room while allowing a couple to use the full bed in the full bedroom). All beds have new linens, pillows and lightweight down comforters. There is room in the front corner bedroom to fit a foldaway cot, for an additional short term guest (2 cots located in closets). We also have a Graco Pack-and-Play portable crib which can sleep an infant or small toddler. There are two full bathrooms, one located off the master bedroom and the other off the hallway where the other three bedrooms are located. Both baths are bright, clean, newly renovated and painted, and have a tiled tub and shower unit in addition to all new fixtures. Bath towels, wash cloths and beach towels are all new and in good condition. The master bedroom, also newly painted, is located at one end of the house and is quite private from the rest of the house, and doors can be closed in such a way as to enhance the feeling of peace and quiet in this apartment-like part of the house.

There is a shed in the yard, that has interior lighting, and can be used by older children as an additional place to explore – though we do not clean it as it is really not meant for anything more than another place for storage….

The land is gorgeous – the portion of the lot that the house is located on is level and raised from the street so there are views of the hills and valley across the street, and we have 4 Adirondack chairs and 4 chaise lounges for you to relax in, during the spring, summer and fall months. There is also a patio dining table and six chairs, as well as two umbrellas, available outside during the summer and fall. Our land also includes a field next door to the house, which goes up the hill and is a fun place to play and sled in the wintertime. The land also continues across the street, where there is another field to explore, and which abuts a marshy area.

We have cleared a path on our land, through the woods, for access to a river which runs along the border of the property - a lovely place to sit, watch and listen to the rushing water as it flows through the woods and down the hill ! (Path starts between the two large evergreen trees, just follow the blue tape on the trees )

Our house is simple, comfortable and an ideal rental for two to three couples or extended families, who love nature but enjoy the advantages of being very close to both cultural and all types of outdoor recreational activities. Also ideal for larger family get-togethers or celebrations, due to the configuration of the land and the private but convenient location.

If you like Cape Cod and beachfront property, please visit our other rental property listings, Homeaway listing # 405494 (3 bedroom 2 bath Truro house with a 2 minute walk to a private bayside beach), listing # 4457935 (5 bedroom cottage on Pamet River in Truro, near Corn Hill beach) and listing #3506195 (one bedroom seasonal beachfront cottage on the bayside in North Truro).

More Details

Owner
Liz Gruber
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Liz Gruber

We have been coming to Woodstock for 30+ years, were married at the Woodstock Inn, and only recently purchased our dream home.

Liz Gruber purchased this house in 2014

Why Liz Gruber chose Eastern Vermont

Simple but charming, this single story house is located on a fabulous piece of land, with privacy, peace and quiet and yet only a few miles to some of our favorite local attractions (Suicide Six, Killington, Silver Lake, the Village of Woodstock and Quechee Lakes).

What makes this house unique

Quiet and private but not isolated, and very easy to access in all seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely house in a winterland setting. We had everything that we needed for the weekend. We had a comfortable and relaxing stay. Thank you.
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Woodstock, Vermont

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Second Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - yellow room - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - grey room - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , bunk bed with double on bottom and twin on top
    Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , queen bed is new and has a firm mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Affordable country living in beautiful South Woodstock.
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 48 reviews
5

Great house, very clean and 10 minutes away from the GMHA show grounds.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and the owner is very nice and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

lovely bright home

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this beautifully designed home, near all the Woodstock venues. Thank you for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, comfortable, spacious

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice. It has a ton of charm inside, lots of charming build-ins, quirky elements you want in an old New England house. Many places to relax, tons of room, and secluded. And it's a short drive to town, over to Quechee, or local hiking. And the owners were so incredibly nice and easy to work with. I'd give them more stars if I could.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quaint Place to stay Woodstock.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, Very clean, well stocked, quiet, but close to Route 4. Very comfortable. Plenty of roomWish we could have stayed longer. Will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay for our long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This home is just beautiful. We were in Woodstock for the Covered Bridges Half Marathon and wanted a place that was close to everything, roomy and comfortable. The home comes with everything, right down to the toilet paper. From the time we first booked, the owner was in touch with us and made herself accessible for our questions. We paid for 2 extra adults, who ended up backing out of the weekend; the owner was very quick to refund the extra fee we paid. She was also very accommodating with our special request of a bit later checkout (due to the timing of the race). It was so nice to be able to cook all of our meals and have a comfortable, homey place to relax. We loved exploring the area, too. We all hope to travel back up to Woodstock. This was also the first time I used HomeAway to book accommodations, what a great set up.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Light-filled winter escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical winter weekend at this beautiful home. The main room fills with light in the morning and looks out on snow covered woods. The house was clearly built with care and is filled with surprises throughout like a hidden piano and detailed cabinetry. Woodstock has plenty to do and see even if you aren't skiing, but I honestly would have been happy just hanging out at the house all weekend. We made use of the sleds we found in the basement and sat in front of the fireplace every second we were home. Can't wait to return! Couldn't recommend more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodstock Country Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
White River Junction NH
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 89
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Suicide 6
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Silver Lake - 10 miles
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Woodstock, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$349
From
A$380
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest
 
early fall
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$349
From
A$380
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest
 
late fall
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$349
From
A$380
Fri,Sat
A$2,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest
 
December holiday week
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$412
A$2,536
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK weekend
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$412
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest
 
February holiday week
16 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$412
A$2,536
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$380
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$361
A$2,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$158.5
Additional Guest Fee A$63.4 per person per night
Pet Fee A$158.5
Damage Deposit A$126.8

Rate is additional $50 if top bunk is used and/or if more than 7 guests are staying at the house.
Minimum age requirement = 21 years old for groups of young adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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