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Tim Marschke and Cheryl Potter Marschke

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks english

Beautifully Restored Victorian Farmhouse Along the River

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Barton holiday farmhouse

Luxurious Victorian Farmhouse with Horse Barn and Guest House Also Available

Located along a trout river in a small village in the heart of Vermont's beautiful Northeast Kingdom, the Fuller Farm is the ideal place for your family vacation, especially if the finer things matter. Kids and horses welcome!

The Fuller Farm is a grand Victorian farmhouse that was purchased at auction and now is completely renovated. Originally built in the 1800’s, the owners have outfitted the home with modern conveniences with an eye towards preserving its original grandeur.

The farmhouse sits on 17 acres, with the original rustic 3 story horse barn intact. It has the look and feel of the past with the amenities needed to make it the perfect four season getaway for family and friends.

The Fuller Farm has a large eat in restaurant quality kitchen perfect for gathering after a day of enjoying some of the many activities available in the area. Head out to one of the crystal clear lakes for swimming, fishing or boating late spring through early fall, or ski mountains or snowmobile trails winter into spring. Horseback riding is popular in the area, with many dirt roads and scenic trails, plus the Orleans County Fairgrounds just down Park Street offers horse shows and equestrian events throughout the summer and fall.

The Fuller Farm has 4 large bedrooms plus a huge sleeping loft for your kids that is accessed by a hidden staircase -- no kidding!

The master has a separate 3 room suite that includes a library with thousands of books, a coffee station fitted with microwave, fridge and Keurig machine, a king size bedroom with a 42" Flat Screen TV and a bathroom with dressing room and skylights containing a large jetted tub and rain head shower.

The large second bedroom has a queen size bed with built ins and the third bedroom has a double bed with a large walk in closet. There are 3 baths -- in addition to the master, there is one with double sinks and a tub with shower upstairs and another with a commercial washer and dryer with shower downstairs.

The hidden 3rd floor loft has a large Sony 60" Smart TV over the gas fired wood stove plus a set of bunk beds, a bean bag futon and a sectional couch that can easily accommodation 2-4 kids. There is also a futon couch directly below in the large queen size bedroom.

On the main level, you'll find a custom built restaurant quality kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel and butcher block, a 6 burner gas range, deep fat fryer, and large gas grill on the back porch. You'll find plenty of seating between the high top butcher block table in the kitchen, the bar set on the first of two wrap around porches and the formal dining room table.

The first floor bedroom is the smallest of the 4, but also very accessible, just off of the dining room with easy access to the full downstairs bathroom.

There is also a lovely den with river and pasture views and a living room with large sectional couch, 50" Flat Screen, Blue Ray and Playstation. There is wifi and cable through out the house.

Should you wish to host a large event, the farm's three bedroom Annex Guesthouse is available as a separate rental and The Hanson House Retreat Center (200 yards up the road) has an on site catering kitchen and event barn available for additional fees (as well as 5 more bedrooms).

Located within 30 miles of both Jay Peak and Burke Mountain, both of which offer world class skiing and snowboarding, the Fuller Farm is the perfect country getaway with all the comforts. The VAST trail which run into Canada crosses the property and the Orleans County Fairgrounds for those wishing to participate in summer activities such as horse shows, craft fairs and 4H without having to camp out is a stone's throw away. Leave your cars in the yard and walk a few hundred feet to avoid parking fees at the Fairgrounds!

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  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tim Marschke and Cheryl Potter Marschke (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Tim Marschke and Cheryl Potter Marschke

Cheryl Potter is a fiber artist and author, but is best known as the founder of Cherry Tree Hill Yarn. She has a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA from the University of Arizona.

After earning her Master of Fine Arts degree, Cheryl began dyeing yarn and designing garments an old milk house on her farm on Cherry Tree Hill in East Montpelier, Vermont. Cheryl and her husband Tim currently spend their time between Barton, Vermont and Prescott, Arizona.

Tim Marschke and Cheryl Potter Marschke purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why Tim Marschke and Cheryl Potter Marschke chose Barton

Not everyone wants to renovate a 5000 square foot house with a falling down barn, but for us it was the perfect project -- absolutely huge on acreage along a trout fishing river. It had great bones but needed a lot of love. As we had horses at the time, we fell in love with the 3 story horse barn that you could ride into at any level. It even had a high drive! We knew that when completed, this farmhouse would be the perfect place to host events at as well as to have vacations.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Fuller Farm is unique in that it is a large 4 Season Getaway centrally located in the Northeast Kingdom.

It has acreage, a guest house, a horse barn with box stalls and heated tack room and is located on 17 acres but still considered to be "in town". Guests are able to see the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom in it's entirety while still enjoying the peacefulness of the country.


based on 3 traveller reviews

Beautifully Restored Victorian Farmhouse Along the River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great way to experience small town living in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

  • 5 of 5

This house is a fabulous find in a beautiful part of Vermont. Staying at Fuller Farm is a really unique opportunity. The home has a spectacular sense of history, yet is carefully renovated to include almost all the modern conveniences. It is off the beaten bath, yet close to an incredible number of scenic, adventure, culinary and cultural opportunities. We were able to walk from the house to Crystal Lake State Park, two excellent restaurants (one was more of a food truck and farm stand, but still great), a grocery store and pharmacy. There was even Chinese food delivery! Pretty good for a town of less than 1,000 people! We took day trips to Canada (a fabulous spa in Bolton-Est and Montreal), went to a theater performance in an opera house that straddled the border, swam in Lake Willoughby and several nearby swimming holes, took a boat cruise on Lake Memphremagog, and drank excellent local beer and hard cider. The kitchen was a dream. We really wanted to bring the six-burner Garland stove home with us, and it was a pleasure deciding which beautiful pottery to use at each of our meals. Eating dinner on the huge wrap-around and screened-in porch was wonderful, and drinking coffee in the morning on the back porch with the horses for company was also very special. The rain shower and Jacuzzi tub in the master was enjoyed by all of us--even those not staying in the expansive master suite. The kids play room and loft was a huge treat for the kids--especially the enormous flat screen TV with Play Station. But the kids spent most of their time outside, and there was plenty of space to run and play in both the front and back yard. We did not figure out exactly how to access the river from the house, and we were not able to find a freezer (although the kitchen had an enormous commercial refrigerator). However, we were so busy enjoying ourselves, we never took the time to call the owners to find out. Spending a week at this beautiful property is something we will remember for a long time. We highly recommend it for both its amenities and its location, and felt like it was an excellent value.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting our Vermont relatives for as long as I can remember. Our ( my ) family has grown over the years and as welcome as we are, there is still a part of us that does not want to burden our kin. This gem of a place is the perfect answer when the 6 of us need to travel at our own pace. These friendly folks offer a wonderful solution to the traveler who wants the nostalgia of our rural yesteryear coupled with the amenities of our own homes. If you want quiet bucolic settings, its where you are. If you want an internet busy world, just turn it on. Eating out for breakfast is just walk down the road. Antique hunting is also just a walk down the road. This place is as stress free and as rural as any dream. It welcomes you like a home, without all of the chores.

The property is well maintained and I would recommend this home to anyone.

We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Nice owners, nice big house, perfect property for dogs, easy access to highway. The only downfall was the house was a little dusty in certain rooms.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jackie: We are so sorry you found our house dusty in certain places. We have had the same cleaning company for over 10 years and if at any time you found dust, we would have sent someone over immediately at no cost to you. I ran around to get you a non Keurig coffee machine, a hair dryer and tried to be helpful in any way I could. Perhaps the fact that we found questionable materials in the loft your son shared with his friends upsets you -- we did not list everything we found, because we do not know what you allow in your family and it is none of our business. We do not deserve a 4 star review because of dust when we have a full time housekeeper who would have gladly done anything you wanted even though she had to deal with the loft twice. Please reconsider your review. It does not go live for 2 more days.
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Village Pizza
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Barton Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 16
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Parson's Corner
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Burke Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crystal Lake State Beach
Car: necessary

Barton, Vermont is in the center of the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont - a scenic, peaceful area that is a mecca for people who are looking for a place to enjoy both a peaceful and relaxing vacation, as well as for those who are looking for the adventure that can be found fishing in our bountiful lakes and streams or sluicing down the slopes.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Barton, Vermont

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$653
Cleaning Fee A$196
Tax Rate 9.0%

Guest House available for an additional fee
Horse Barn available for an additional fee
We also own Hanson House which has an Event Barn available for weddings and other gatherings
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Barton, Vermont

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Private with 2 person jetted tub, sky light, dressing area.
    First Floor with Washer/ Dryer - toilet , shower enclosure , 3/4 Bath with comercial washer/ dryer, shower, toilet, sink.
    2nd Floor Large Shared - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Large with two sinks a tub/ shower combination.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Queen Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Access secret staircase to the sleeping loft from this room.
    Guest Room - 1 double bed , Wonderful walk in closet with windows and great views!
    Secret Loft - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Secret 1000 square foot loft your kids will go crazy over!
    Downstairs Room - 1 double bed , First floor accessible bedroom
  • Master is a 3 room enclosed suite with library, breakfast bar with Keurig machine, mini fridge and microwave. The bedroom has a king size bed with flat screen with blue ray and mostly cable channels including infinity on demand. The private bath also has a dressing area with a skylight. There is a huge jetted tub large enough for two adults, a rainhead shower, handheld shower and regular shower. Vanity has 2 sinks. The very large Queen Bedroom is next to the guest room (with walk-in closet) and a large bathroom accessible to both. The Downstairs Room is on the first floor just off of the formal dining room - accessible to the full downstairs bathroom. The sleeping loft is accessed via a custom built spiral staircase hidden in the Queen room. It opens to 1000 square foot loft with a 60" Sony Smart TV in the living room and two twins overlooking the river. There is also a small futon and a large couch for extra sleeping space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Catering and private chef available, events available. daily cleaning available