Chester Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
8 Bedrooms, 4 baths, Sleeps 22, 2 kitchens, 2 livingrooms, 2 fireplaces
Vermont's 1828 Reunion House is a 3200 sq. foot, 8 bedroom, 4 bath home that is perfect for large family reunions or friends seeking a relaxed and comfortable gathering location. Built in 1828, there are two major sections to the house, the farmhouse and the lodge. The farmhouse offers a living room, huge dining room, well-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The Lodge portion of the house, a converted barn, offers a great room with a large fireplace and second kitchen, 5 bedrooms and 2 baths. The sections are joined at the kitchen of the house and the great room of the lodge. Wi-fi accessible. This grand, cozy and unique home is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts. One road into Ludlow and 6 miles to Okemo Mountain. Enjoy the 10 acre property with pasture, forest and pond and the adjacent North Williams River for rock hopping and swimming. Weddings are held on the grounds. Visit the Reunion House - where memories are made! Please visit our web site - www.vermont1828house.com for extensive pictures.
Setting: The house sits on 10 acres, surrounded by approximately 1 acre of mowed lawn (weekly). There is an additional 3-4 acres of meadow. Beyond the meadow is woods with a road to the upper meadow which contains a small pond - not suitable for swimming but a great destination for hiking. The southern border of the property is Smokeshire Rd., a dirt, county-maintained road which meanders along the Williams River. This is excellent for hiking as there are several bridges on Smokeshire that cross the Williams River. The Williams River is excellent for swimming in the Summer. We have cut a tobaggan path 'Reunion Way' through our woods beyond the meadow which is perfect for sleigh riding in winter apre ski..
Weddings and Civil Unions: The Reunion House is proud to have hosted several weddings and civil unions. We think it's the perfect place for an intimate wedding in the splendor of the Green Mountains. There are several neighbors on Smokeshire Rd that also rent their homes so if your wedding party is big there are other homes available within walking distance - call for details. If there are to be more guests than the Reunion House's capacity we simply ask that your rent port-a-potties to spare our septic system. There is plenty of ground for event tents and activities. The Reunion House is also an excellent base for those attending wedding in the area - rent the house for the wedding party, and 'memories will surely be made'.
The House: The 1828 Farmhouse is complimented by the Lodge (an old post and beam structure attached to the house) to create an 8 bedroom 4 bath magnificent home in which to come together. The house and the Lodge are a legal duplex but we only rent the 1828 Reunion House as one unit - an 8 bedroom, 4 bath, 2 living room, tow kitchen 3200 square foot house. Visit our web site for more information.
- wheelchair accessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- alternative lifestyle
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
The 1828 Reunion House is situated in a great area. Beautiful nature and wonderful smaller and bigger towns within 10 - 20 minutes of driving. Next to the house runs a small river through a wooded area. A very nice stroll for early in the morning or after dinner. Nice living rooms, a great great dining room! The kitchens have everything a person needs,
Owned by two brothers and a very close friend, the Vermont 1828 Reunion House is a dream come true. In the winter months we all snowboard and ski at Okemo and in the summer we hike the green mountains. In between we rent the house to those that appreciate good times with family and friends. The house is historic and was built in 1828. We purchased it from a lovely family who sold English Antiques in the red barn attached to the house.
The house is perfect for large dinners in the dining room and cozy conversations in front of the roaring fire in the lodge.
There are eight bedrooms to accommodate all of your friends and we have had many many fine times throughout the years.
We travel from Maryland and New Jersey and the New York and Washington areas to come together and we have a genuine love for delicious food, fine beverages and sharing stories. ALl of our children learned to ski and enjoy the winter sports together and we have become one large group of fun loving folks.
The house is friendly, cozy and filled with interesting antiques, books, games, and items that we have added to improve the house over the twelve years that we have owned the house.
We cherish and take great care to preserve the charm of this one of a kind home. Every fall and spring we come together as a group to paint, clean and make positive improvements. We even created a sledding trail on the back hill.
The ten acres of woods, meadow and hills also includes a small pond. And the beauty of the Williams River located next to the house is a beautiful spot in any season.
We rented the house for three seasons before making the octogenarian owners an offer to buy it. It's such a unique and wonderful place that really inspires good times, and where memories are made!! Make some Vermont memories with your family.
The property has much to offer - woods, meadows, the Williams River and Smokeshire Road for hiking. The River is great for swimming in the summer. The house is centrally located with Woodstock, Grafton, Weston (Vermont's Country Store), Chester & Ludlow just a short car ride away. There are many beautiful waterfalls in the area.