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VERMONT'S 1828 REUNION HOUSE - FARMHOUSE

Matthew Fitzgerald

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: spanish
Sleeps23
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Matthew Fitzgerald

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2014
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VERMONT'S 1828 REUNION HOUSE - FARMHOUSE

Sleeps23
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Matthew Fitzgerald (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2014

About Matthew Fitzgerald

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.

Matthew Fitzgerald purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Matthew Fitzgerald chose Chester

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

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,
Oct 2013
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Sleeps23
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Vermont's 1828 Reunion House - Farmhouse
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Chester Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
5

Family time...

  • 5 of 5
Gorgeous property and getaway with family. You must experience the slow paced and peaceful Vermont vacation. Our family treasures each and every moment at this house!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chester Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
New Jersey
5

Great place to stay with a large group!

  • 5 of 5
Great place so close to Okemo! We had 23 in our group and it never seemed we were on top of each other. They had everything we needed to live comfortably. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed the 1828 House!
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Chester Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
New York
4

Nice house

  • 4 of 5
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 livingrooms, a great great diningroom! The kitchens have everything a person needs, the only problem is that both dishwashers leak and don't quite clean if they are more than half full.
We were with 12 adults and a child, fitting reasonably in the 8 bedrooms. I would say that this is the maximum amount of adults. More young children would not be a problem, but it would've been even more comfortable with less adults. Only 3 of the 8 bedrooms are well suited for adults.
All in all, I would recommend this house to other people!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Chester Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
Sherman, CT
5

  • 5 of 5
Our Stay at the Reunion House was just perfect! The accomodations were much nicer than I had expected - a very charming home. The two kitchens worked great for our group also. We hope to make our trip an annual event for years to come. Owners of this special home were a pleasure to do business with.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2004
  • Stayed: Sep 2004
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chester Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
Massachusettes
5

Guestbook Comment

A good time was had by all. Overall, everyone enjoyed their 1828 experience. The greatest downside was that my wife left some clothing in the downst...
  • 5 of 5
A good time was had by all. Overall, everyone enjoyed their 1828 experience. The greatest downside was that my wife left some clothing in the downstairs bedroom closet. So, upon returning home I had to jump back in my car and drive back to Chester (about 2 hours one way)! Ugh. The good side of the return trip was that I was able to meet the next renters. Nice people!
One of our party may contact you for a future gathering for their family. Again, we enjoyed out stay and hope to visit in the near future.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2003
  • Stayed: Jul 2003
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Numerous ski areas are close by including Okemo (6 miles to base lodge), Killington (25 miles), Bromley, Ascutney, Stratton and Suicide Six in Woodstock. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are popular. During the summer months, hiking, golfing, rock climbing and various water sports can be found on the nearby lakes (Echo and Pauline) and on Lake Champlain in Burlington (1.5 hours), summer festivals abound. Manchester is a short ride away (35 minutes), as is Stowe home to Mt. Mansfield. An ambitious traveler can venture to Montreal, Canada for an invigorating day trip. Please visit our web site for more information.

Other Activities: Vermont country stores and villages abound

Ski: We are six miles south of Okemo's base lodge, approximately 30 miles south of Killington and Pico and approximately 25 miles north of Stratton and Bromely.

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Chester Farmhouse Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Winter wkends & holidays - $800/night, wknights $400/night - weekly Fri - Fri - $3750, midwk4 $1.5K
Spring-Summer-Fall weekends & Holidays $400/night, weeknights $200/night, weekly Sat-Sat $1750 all inclusive
All scenarios are possible - we will work with you - discounts for repeat renters!
Weddings require a surcharge - please call for explanation.

Cancellation Policy

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

Chester Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First floor Farmhouse bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off dining room, commom full bath. Used by Lincoln bedroom
    Second floor Lodge bathroom - toilet , shower , One of two bathrooms upstairs in lodge, also open hall sink
    Second floor Farmhouse bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared by two bedrooms in upstairs farmhouse
    Second floor Lodge bathroom - toilet , shower , Two bathrooms on second floor lodge and an open hall sink
  • There are four full baths in the house, and two hot water heaters with over 120 gallons of hot water. 2 bathrooms on the second floor of the lodge are back to back- twin bathrooms with stall showers. Twin sinks are in the Lodge hallway for washing up or brushing teeth. A full bath with stall shower on 2nd floor farmhouse. A full handicap accessible bath on first floor of farmhouse. The house and lodge are two different sections of the same house, which have two separate upstairs areas.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Kennedy - 1 queen , Queen iron canopy bed w/ a shared private bath
    Lincoln Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Antique Queen Canopy & a single bed, first floor access
    Quincy-Adams Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double and a bunk set w/ shared private bath
    Bush-Bush Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 Bunk sets for small children
    Truman Bedroom - 1 queen , Cozy queen bed located in lodge
    Clinton Bedroom - 1 queen , High rise queen bed w/ antique dresser, located in lodge
    Roosevelt Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed in cozy quiet room upstairs in lodge
    Pyramid Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk sets, bottom-double, top-single, perfect for kids!
  • This house sleeps 23 people in beds (assuming 2 to a double/queen). Additionally. a sofa bed is living room. All bedding new in the previous five years. All beds are made and ready with linen service sheets. Bring your own sheets for the sofa bed. Most beds have down comforters in the winter. Please visit our web site - for extensive photos of all the bedrooms. Linen service towels. Upstairs lodge bedrooms are cozy yet small. Two bathrooms in lodge and open sink in hallway. Private shared bath in upstairs farmhouse. Downstairs Lincoln bedroom handicap accessible with shared full bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The Vermont 1828 Reunion House, a place where memories are made, is an historic farmhouse and lodge connected together as one large house perfect for families, friends and reunions. The ambiance is friendly and welcoming and the house exudes a cozy charm. We love our house and hope that you too find it to be a very special place. Please take good care as many of the items are old and irreplaceable. Please come for a visit, we are sure that you will return year after year. Come visit the green mountains and reunited with friends at the 1828 House!

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