Huge lodge with lots of separate living spaces and bedrooms. Newly restored and expanded/furnished 1795 charming country Cape Home, 4000 sq ft. Designed for larger groups/ reunions or family vacations. With new WIFI. Limitless recreational options in Woodstock/ Barnard. Fabulous skiing and golf. 6 bedrooms, romantic 1st floor king w/ privt bath and wood beams, 4 queens, 2 w/ private baths, 2 w/ shared bath, and 20x28 dorm (4 beds) w/ privt bath. Total of 5 baths (3 new). Living room is 20x20, wood stove, exposed beams, cathedral ceiling, Pottery Barn furnished w/ 52 inch HD/sat TV/blu ray. Separate FR with 27 inch satellite and ping pong. 'Reading loft' above kitchen/dining room. Dining room w/ original wood beams seats 16, adjoining fully stocked cook's kitchen with stainless Miele/Subzero appliances. Large Ski/mudroom entry with storage. Apple orchard in back! 1 mile to Silver Lake and Barnard. 6 miles to Suicide Six ski area. 10 minutes to Woodstock golf. 30 minutes to Killington.
My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Barnard Lodge. It is comfortable, spacious. well-equipped, and perfect for a mixed age group. The property is beautiful...my grandchildren liked climbing in the apple trees. We appreciated the inner tubes that the owner provides for drifting down the river or floating on Silver Lake. Highly recommended for a large group.
We had a fabulous time at this beautiful, fully equipped house in August. We took advantage of canoeing on Silver Lake (5 minutes away) and kayaking on the White River, strolls through Woodstock, and walks in the countryside. Apples were falling from the trees in the backyard, so the little kids (ages 9 to 2) helped pick and we made apple pie for everyone. The dormitory and expansive back yard is perfect for a bunch of cousins to spend time together, while the adults could relax enjoy each other's company. The place was clean and well maintained and the everything the owner promised.
The house is gorgeous and the entire property is very well maintained. I'd recommend this place for a large group of people looking for a relaxing summer getaway. The description is spot on. We split the house between the families in one half and the late-night party animal folks in the other half - it was perfect.
We had a couple minor things that we needed help with. Kate and the caretaker, Jon were both really responsive so it was no big deal. We were staying here with many friends who had travelled from far away to come to our wedding which was 10 minutes away. It was perfect! We used the fire pit, grilled, cut flowers from the back garden, played ping pong, went swimming in Silver Lake down the road, etc. Everyone had a fantastic time.
When we arrived, the house was well cleaned, organized and very well maintained. It was easy to find and right down the road from the Barnard General Store which has most things you might need.
We has an awesome time! Thanks again, Kate!
We all have priceless memories from our one week stay at the Barnard Lodge surrounding our son's graduation from law school. Nine of us in four family groupings stayed at the Lodge with four additional family members joining us for dinners. Additionally, we hosted four parties with law grads and their families. The biggest was a brunch in which I lost count at fifty. This lovely home afforded us all the equipment and utensils to entertain on a huge scale! The space was perfect for large gatherings. Everyone enjoyed the huge living room with tons of comfortable seating and a cozy wood stove. Nearly every night we had a fire in the fire pit behind the house. One night we had a "corn hole" tournament and played ping pong in the upstairs playroom. The massive TV was great for watching Stanley Cup playoff games. The bedrooms with three in the historic house and three in the "barn" afforded each family group maximum privacy! The huge dormitory was amazing! Our granddaughters loved it. Our son who came alone was thrilled with his bedroom in the loft with a skylight and reading room. The backyard was a lovely space for the kids to play and for grilling. At one point during our brunch party, I looked out and saw it was snowing apple blossoms. What a perfect setting! The owner could not be more helpful! She even prepared a manual of places to see, things to do. The proximity to Woodstock was greatly appreciated. Every season there is so much to do! Since we only scratched the surface, I am sure we will be back.
This is a classic rustic Vermont house, made up of the original structure (1795 plus a large addition. There’s lots of informal space for a large group, from the three large and comfortable B&B style rooms with private baths in the old house, to the 3 other queen rooms and the great “dormitory” for all extra guests. Bathrooms are in good shape and there are plenty of them. The livingroom is spacious yet cozy – a great place to read or watch a movie. Large glass doors look out to the beautiful back landscape. There’s a grill, Adirondack chairs and table, old apple trees, stone walls and flower beds, with plenty of space for croquet. The rustic kitchen opens onto a long dining area with a big table that can seat 18 people, and also looks out to the backyard. The Barnard Lodge house is charming and welcoming – a great spot to unwind and enjoy being together with family and friends in a lovely location.
From the house, you can bike or take long walks right out the door down the country dirt road, or get in the car for excursions to Woodstock and other lovely towns near and far. Swimming, boating, hiking, farmer’s markets, summer concerts are easily found. The owner provides a list of places to go and activities in the area.
For a large family or group of families/couples wanting a winter getaway, this is your place.
We went last winter with relaxation and skiing in mind. We got both! The Barnard Lodge was the perfect place for our large multi-generational group. We enjoyed down hill skiing at Suicide Six and cross country skiing from the Lodge's back door. The evenings were spent cooking family meals, enjoying games in the large family room, and reading. The town of Woodstock was charming. There was definitely something for everyone. It was an ideal family vacation.
The owners were wonderful to deal with - very helpful in providing suggestions for things to do for the various interests in our group.
The accommodations were very comfortable and we loved the "dorm" for the kids. We can't wait to go for another ski vacation. Next time we will want to stay longer so we can enjoy skiing at Killington as well. We also look forward to trying a different season at the Barnard.
2 miles to quaint Vermont village of Barnard, sitting on Silver Lake. State Park with facilities including beach, boat rentals and snack bar nearby. Cross country, snowshoe or hike to State park and Lake on well -marked 1 mile trail. Barnard General Store has great food including catering. 'Suicide Six Ski Area' is family oriented ski mountain, owned by Woodstock Inn just 8 minutes away. Woodstock is 14 minutes by car, with extensive recreational facilities open to public, including Robert Trent Jones golf course/ spa / indoor pool. Town of Woodstock has Billings Farm Museum and shops and restaurants. Only 30 minutes to Killington, largest ski mountain in the east with two great golf courses, Green Mountain Natl and Killington. 6 major ski resorts and 5 golf courses within 1 hr. White River is just 10 minutes away, providing tubing and fly fishing. Hanover New Hampshire and Dartmouth College 35 minutes, and only 10 minutes to Rte 89. On V.A.S.T. trail.
Other Activities: fly fishing, tubing, snowmobiling