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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 325 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

Chandler House provides an ideal retreat for families and friends looking to experience the quintessential Vermont experience. The house is set up as your own 'Private Inn,' featuring four bedrooms and four and one half baths in addition new country kitchen and dining space, as well as a comfortable living room.

The house is located in postcard-perfect Craftsbury Common, one of the Northeast Kingdom's most photographed villages. The town served, for example, as Alfred Hitchcock's stage set for 'The Trouble with Harry.' Chandler House, in fact, makes several appearances in the film, including the moment when 'Hitch' makes his signature, on-screen cameo.

The Town, founded in 1789, sits atop a plateau surrounded by forest and farmland. Federalist architecture, white clapboard, and the classic church steeple encircle the ideal village green. The town is additionally home to Sterling College, a celebrated four-year institution specializing in environmental education. The Common itself is a hive of activity, farmers markets, summer concerts, soccer camps and town parades. Local artisans abound. Craftsbury Common is sleepy and sophisticated at the same time.

Craftsbury's sits as the southwest gateway to Vermont's Northeast Kindom, an area noted for its abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Warm days and cool nights characterize the area’s summer season. Fall foliage is spectacular throughout the region, and is considered the best in the State. During the wintertime and located within a snow belt, Craftsbury's visuals are those of a Robert Frost poem. Native photographer, John M. Miller, captured the land and its people in his work, whereas the writer, Howard Frank Mosher, has underscored the unique essence of the area in his famous novels 'The Fall of the Year' and 'Where the River Runs North'

Outdoor activities abound in Craftsbury and the region. Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, golf and downhill skiing are all close-by. Adjacent Greensboro is home to Caspian Lake, which is surrounded by summer cottages and estates. The hiking and biking trails around fjord-like Lake Willoughby are spectacular.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center encompasses two smaller lakes in the area, Great and Little Hosmer. The Center offers sculling camps in the summer and some of the most extensive and best-regarded cross-country trail systems in the State. The annual Winter Marathon attracts upwards of 1500 athletes each January who compete and take in the area’s well known hospitality. According to one participant, the terrain has '...a delightful mix of vistas –snow laden balsam firs, silver-gray or red barns, expanses of farm fields, frozen lakes and beaver ponds, white birches against sometimes blue skies, and small beech trees still clinging to their dry golden leaves.”

Keywords: Country House, Federalist Architecture, Village Setting, Family, Friends

More Details

Owner
John Ashworth
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2017

About John Ashworth

As the owners of Chandler House, we feel that Craftsbury Common has a remarkable spirit and sense of place unlike any other that we have visited. One of us is an architect who specializes in the design of resort facilities throughout North America and abroad. The other is an actor and child psychiatrist specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome or PTSD. Craftsbury is a great place to recharge. It unfailingly reminds us what is important in our lives and why we do what we do.

John Ashworth purchased this house in 2009

Why John Ashworth chose Craftsbury Common

Craftsbury is the perfect Vermont Village: picturesque and unspoiled; an architectural gem and a perfect place to unwind and reflect on what is truly important in life.

What makes this house unique

Outdoor Activity, wildlife and leaf viewing, family gathering, reading, fire-making, relaxation, and time away from cell phones and email.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Craftsbury Common, Vermont

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 325 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 1/2 Bathrooms, 3 1/2 newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Sitting area and ensuite bath
  • King size beds (1) King can be converted to two twins, Queen size Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Daily housekeeping available, historic square view, weekend farmers market, weekend outdoor music in the Common

Reviews

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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Wonderful Vermont country experience!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! Lots of ambience and warmth. The updated kitchen and bathrooms were great. It was fun to be in a community with ringing church bells every evening and school children playing soccer in the common directly across the street. If you’re looking for a true New England experience this house will fit the bill!

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City, Ca.
5

Superior property in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property is perfect! Location, layout, large newly renovated kitchen, four very nice bedrooms with private baths, clean and well cared for. We will most definitely be back!

Keoni and Peg Allen, Nevada City Ca. August, 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfull house, very quiet and relaxing stay. Owner is very accommodating and easy to reach.

Thank you John

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

our family traveled for a wedding so it was a quick weekend. We absolutely loved the Chandler house. The owners thought of every possible detail in this home. Every member of the family enjoyed our stay here. My only wish is that we could have stayed at the house longer. No cell phone service but there is internet service with the wi fi. We enjoyed the Saturday morning farmers market and bought food for breakfast to fix at the house. Fresh eggs, cheeses, bread, it was great. Definitely would recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well appointed! We loved that every bedroom had its own bathroom! Worked beautifully for 3 generations as we attended my son's college graduation!

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home❣❣❣

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home. Very clean and homey feeling. It was as if I was staying at my grandparents home. There were to grocery stores nearby. Not to many restaurants that were close, all the more reason to stay at the house and spend time with family.

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Craftsbury Outdoor Ctr, Stowe, Smugg's , Jay Peak
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom including spectacular scenery and Fall foliage; unparalleled outdoor activities, abundant wildlife and local crafts.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Craftsbury Common, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Winter 2016
8 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$429
From
AU$455
Fri,Sat
AU$2,472
 
 
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$455
From
AU$481
Fri,Sat
AU$2,577
 
 
Winter Season 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$442
From
AU$468
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$2,472
 
 
Early Spring Special
5 Mar 2018 - 27 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$429
From
AU$455
Fri,Sat
AU$2,342
 
 
Spring 2018
28 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$442
From
AU$455
Fri,Sat
AU$2,466
 
 
Summer 2018
22 Jun 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$468
From
AU$481
Fri,Sat
AU$2,603
 
 
Fall Foliage 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$468
From
AU$481
Fri,Sat
AU$2,603
 
 
Fall 2018 Special
15 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$442
From
AU$455
Fri,Sat
AU$2,446
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$481
 
 
Late Fall 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$442
From
AU$468
Fri,Sat
AU$2,446
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$481
From
AU$494
Fri,Sat
AU$2,642
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$456.61
Tax Rate 9.0%

No smoking or pets, please. 10 person maximum.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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