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Art Filled Post And Beam Home With Tranquil Pond In Woodland Country Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms plus loft, Sleeps 7 , Child And Pet Friendly

Drive up the country road, over the roaring gorge of the Williams River, past farms and hillsides. Turn onto the long driveway, pass the sparkling pond. The air is fresh, the view is beautiful, and the house is comfortable. You have arrived.

Let the kids run off their energy in the huge, mowed lawn, while you read that novel in the hammock or go fishing in the pond. Take a nice nature hike, cool off in the pond, throw dinner on the grill, then build a campfire, roast some marshmallows, look up at the stars.

No kids? Grab a bottle of wine and some nice aged Vermont cheddar, sit in the Adirondack chairs, watch while hummingbirds come to the gardens and wait for deer to emerge from the forest. Cook a romantic meal in the well equipped kitchen, then snuggle up to a fire in the stone fireplace.

Inside, with classic and antique furnishings, you'll feel right at home surrounded by the stone and wood elements, while the art stimulates your mind and spirit.

This house is all that it should be inside, and more than you can imagine outside, with nature and opportunity abundant.

A few recent reviews follow for your consideration:

The Vermont Country Lodge: Our new favorite place

5 of 5

We booked the Vermont Country Lodge for a weekend getaway. Our goal was to spend a weekend in Vermont with a fireplace and a quiet place to write. What we arrive to was so much more than I imagined. It was dark when we arrived, maybe not the best way to get there, as the road in is narrow and bumpy, but it made for a wonderful next day.

From the massive stone step at the back door, to the gorgeous stone work on the fireplace and rough-hewn wide plank floors, I was so happy not to be in a cookie cutter hotel. The walls were adorned with pieces of art, many painted by the owner, as well as unexpected touches—a fishing pole, a didgeridoo, a dream catcher. We have rented other private residences and felt as if it wasn't ours or worse, wasn't very clean, this was so different. We both felt privileged to have this special place entrusted to us.

The post and beam elements and the way the cabin sits on the land communicate a sense of this place having been here for many, many years. Sitting on the front porch, swinging in the hammock and simply walking the grounds was the perfect way to unplug (that being said, the wi-fi worked like a charm). The wind moves through the leaves creating the most pleasant and calming swishing sound.

The bedding was incredible, with flannel sheets and weighty duvets. The eclectic furnishings made me exclaim in delight on more than one occasion. I simply cannot say enough good things about this place.

If your hope is to experience Vermont in a comfortable and memorable way, you cannot go wrong with this location.

Quiet and expansive

5 of 5

Thank you for the opportunity to rent your lovely home in VT. We had an awesome and relaxing time. It's hard and expensive to travel with four kids of all different ages (18, 17, 13 and 16 mths), so your home and amenities was exactly what we needed. Enough space for each of us to have our own space, internet for the teenagers, play some badminton, relax on the porch and allow the baby to wander around the yard without the fear of him going into the street. Even though the only thing we caught in the pond was a turtle we still had fun trying. It was perfect.

There are a TON of toys in the ottoman. We didn't notice them until the morning that we were leaving. I never thought to open it, I only opened when we were leaving to make sure the kids didn't put something inside and behold all the toys!

More Details

Brandi and Mike Fitzgerald
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom is cozy but well decorated, clean with plenty of vanity space, shower, no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
  • 2 Bedrooms plus Loft. All mattresses are up to date, and pillows have hypoallergenic covers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
Sorry, washer and dryer not available at this time but a great laundromat nearby can handle wash-dry-fold by the pound. Lots of extra child/baby care items available upon request including gate, bed rail, booster seat, etc. Kitchen is well equipped for a cook, has cappuccino espresso machine, Pond is great year round for swimming, fishing, ice-skating, canoeing. Property is ideal for bird watching, nature walks, campfires, and stargazing. Land line phone use included within the U.S. & Canada.


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Art Filled Post And Beam Home With Tranquil Pond In Woodland Country Setting
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New York

Perfect February Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful, being the perfect mix of seclusion

yet accessible & close to area activities! The kids loved the property and the stone fireplace added to the cozy, charm of the home!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cold but cozy!

  • 4 of 5

House was perfect post Christmas getaway for our small family. Extremely cold temps kept us mostly inside. Wood stove was working overtime. Comfortable and clean house.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Mike and Brandi’s place for Christmas and had a magical time! The snow was beautiful and the house was so clean and quaint. The driveway was well plowed and we only had a bit of difficulty leaving after a major snowfall (definitely recommend 4 wheel drive). My two dogs loved the house and playing outside in their expansive yard! Mike was so responsive and helpful and we cannot wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for me, my wife, and young boys. We hiked, played in the large yard, sat on the porch over looking the pond, and spent some quiet family time together. The house had everything we needed and met every expectation. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Was very clean and out away from the hustle n bustle just like we wanted. Would love to go back. Thank you Mike n Brandi

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hartwell, Georgia

Quaint and remote but not too obscure

  • 5 of 5

This property is a true depiction as represented on Homeaway. The pictures of the place don’t relay the awesome feeling of actually being on the property. From the time we drove up and until we sadly left, we were wowed by our total experience of the quaint cabin, the hospitality of the owners (we had to call once with a question), the responsiveness of the owners, the cleanliness of the cabin and landscape, and the clear direction to get to the cabin. Booking online has always been a little bit of a crap shoot for us. We are never quite sure if the pictures and description match up. In this case, the experience we had far exceeded our expectations. There are no words and pictures are not sufficient to relay the feeling of being there. We will definitely rebook again for our New England trip in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
112 Miles
Bradley International Hartford/Springfield BDL
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Center of Springfield
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rockingham Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Bellows Falls VT
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 91 Exit 6 or 7
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Center of Springfield
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Our beautiful Vermont home is located in south-eastern Vermont, just a few minutes away from Chester, Rockingham, and Bellows Falls. The property is located on a beautiful winding farm road, just minutes from the interstate yet a world away. Okemo Mountain Resort is just 30 minutes away in Ludlow, and Ascutney Mountain just 20 minutes. Nearby attractions are Grafton Cheese Factory, Vermont Country Store, and Wellwood Orchards. The home is just of Route 103 which was listed as one of Vermonts' most scenic drives. Just 2 and 1/2 hours from Hartford CT, and Under 3 hours from Boston MA.

Other Activities: Hang Gliding @ Morningside Flight Park

Canoeing/Kayaking on the CT river

Apple Picking at Wellwood Orchards

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Hiking at Mount Ascutney State Park

World Class fly fishing on the Sugar River

Skiing and Golfing at Okemo Mountain Resort

Glassblowing tours at Simon Pierce Gallery

Basketville in Putney Vermont

Golf: In Rockingham, Springfield and Ludlow VT

Ski: Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow VT offers full range of trail levels, golfing in the summer months

Mount Ascutney State Park also offers amazing hiking and mountain biking.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$82.83
Damage Deposit AU$127.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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