|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We are your Best Value in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Read below to find out why.....
Spring is here, and Summer won't be far behind. Spring is a special, quiet time of year. Snow has melted, ice out on the pond, birds returning and plants waking up from the long, cold Winter. Maple Sugaring has come and gone. This is a great time for a Spring retreat. Won't you come experience Vermont in the Spring time? Enjoy the aroma of fresh air surrounded by natural beauty and magnificent views. Located on a working tree farm. 40+/- acres of Christmas trees plus 40+/- acres of managed forest. Small pond and year round stream located adjacent to the cottage. Ideal location for nature lovers. Abundant wildlife, scenic mountain views. Great place to get out and enjoy mother nature or just relax and unwind in a peaceful, natural environment. All year around enjoy the beauty and solitude of this location.
Potential summer guests: You may want to plan your summer getaway now. We fill up quickly for the summer months. Don't miss your opportunity to visit Vermont's Northeast Kingdom!
AARP / NRA / H.O.G. members are Welcome.
For more information, photos and seasonal specials visit our website http://www.farviewtreefarm.com/.
The cottage is located on a working Christmas tree farm with approx 25,000+/- Christmas trees and 40+ acres of managed forest. There is a small pond approx. 100 yards from the cottage. Due to the wooded location and pond the area is teaming with wildlife (where there is water there is life). Sightings of ducks, geese, fox, deer and an occasional moose are not unusual. A short hike up through the trees brings you to the height of the land with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
-Central heat: FHW/radiant in the floor. :o) warm & cozy!
-Wireless DSL internet access.
-phone usage (continental USA only).
Seasonal activities!: Any time: Relax, read a book, unwind & regenerate,walk/run/hike.
Summer: Hike, bike (on & off road), fish, swim, wildlife viewing, bird watching, etc.
Winter: Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Hiking or just playing in the snow, this is the place for you! You can do all these things directly from the cottage! In addition:
Snowmobiling: Direct access to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (VAST corridor trail 15B).
Downhill Skiing & Boarding: Mt. Mansfield in Stowe and Burke Mountain in Burke are each less than 35 miles from the cottage. Jay Peak in Jay is less than 45 miles away.
Cross Country/Nordic: Craftsbury Nordic Center is less than 10 miles away.
We are Peter & Claudia Clark. We moved to Walden in 1979. Although we are natives of North central Massachusetts, we have never regretted moving to this lovely place.
Far View Tree Farm is located across the road from our residence and was purchased by us in November 2006. Our primary reason for purchasing this property was to keep it from being subdivided and developed into residential properties. The trees and wood lot had been neglected for several years, and the cottage was in need of major repairs. The trees are now under professional management, and major remodeling on the cottage is complete. Although we did not have plans to rent the property, we thought it appropriate to share the beauty of this place with others. We hope you will consider staying at Far View Tree Farm.
Please feel free to email, phone or write us with any questions you have. We'll be happy to help.
Thanks for your interrest, and have a great day!
Peter & Claudia Clark purchased this cabin in 2006
Quiet, peaceful setting. Great place to get away from it all and find yourself. Hike, bike, fish, bird watching, wildlife viewing etc. directly from the cottage.
This place is so beautiful. There was snow on the ground when we got there and it snowed a little more each day which only added to the beauty of the farm. We walked all over the christmas tree farm and through the woods every day with our labs. It is so peaceful, you can stand on the hill in the morning as the sun rises or in the late afternoon as the sun sets and you don't hear a sound other than a bird chirping. The cottage is rustic and unique but also has everything you would need. There are plenty of nearby towns and villages for shopping and dining out. You can snow shoe, cross country ski and snow mobile on trails all around the farm. The owners are very gracious and made us feel welcomed and at home right away. Our dogs enjoyed the week as much as we did and when it came time to leave there were a lot of sad faces. We will definitely go back to vacation at the tree farm again. Our Christmas tree this year is from the farm and every day I look at it and remember the most perfect vacation in Vermont!!!
This lovely property was homey, warm, inviting, and had everything we needed, down to BandAids and coffee filters. The pond out front was relaxing, and watching the wildlife more entertaining than TV (sorry, Peter!). My husband said it was the most relaxing vacation he has ever taken. Great biking off dirt roads in the Northeast kingdom. Mountain bike was a better bet than a roadie, but excellent and safe riding either way. And views that went on forever. A wonderful property from kind people. I left a shirt behind and the kind owners promptly mailed it to me, which was much appreciated. Highly, highly recommend!
We just returned from our 3 night 4th of July getaway here, and it was exactly what we needed! We are a family of four: my husband and I, our 3 year old son and 9 month old daughter. The house was cozy and comfortable for the 4 of us. But the best part was that it was secluded, quiet, and had absolutely gorgeous views on all sides! Our son loved going down to the pond to skip rocks and hear his "ECHO!" I loved lounging in the yard overlooking the pond. The view from the top of the property is outstanding! It is so quiet that both kids slept so soundly all three nights we were there. The owners are very friendly and greeted us when we got there (and left us some Cabot cheese, crackers, and maple syrup upon arrival)! This was one of the most relaxing getaways we have had since having kids. Because we had a kitchen that had everything we needed to cook, we didn't have to worry about meals for the kids as it was just as good as being at home! We visited the Cabot factory only an 8 mile drive from the cottage, did a kid-friendly and very beautiful hike at Barr Hill Nature Preserve only 10 miles from the cottage, and visited the museum and planetarium at nearby St. Johnsbury. Overall, it was an excellent trip and perfect for relaxing and taking in the beauty of Vermont!
We headed up to the Tree Farm a couple days after a big snow storm, and before another was supposed to hit the next day. Roads were well plowed/salted and the cabin address (the cabin was not visible from the road) was easy to find in my Garmin.
There was one big (snow covered) hill that we had to get over in the pathway to the house, which our 2WD (RWD) Jeep could not make it over. We ended up struggling for a bit until just deciding to move the car back to the front of the drive way. No luck. But thankful for us, there was Peter! He tried to pull us up the hill with his truck, then eventually just out of the near-ditch where we had settled with his (new) tractor. We felt terrible (what a way to make a first impression!), but it was great to know how helpful our hosts would be.
Their outgoing nature persisted throughout our 5-day stay. Peter routinely plowed the paths around the cabin, gave us excellent tips on where to go in the area, and even let us take a quick ride around the farm on his snowmobiles. He was always available if we needed him (his house is visible on the opposite side of the road...maybe 1/6th of a mile away from the cabin), but we always felt like we had all of the privacy we needed in the cabin. The first thing Peter said to me (after saving our car) was "This is your house." The house was just what we needed for two couples. We each had a bedroom, and shared a bathroom for showering (only shower is upstairs). There is a laundry area and kitchen, both fully stocked. There were plenty of linens, towels, cleaning supplies, laundry necessities, etc. The only thing we had to provide was food, and even that included a little surprise, as there was a little basket of VT cheese and syrup on the dining area table when we walked in.
Cross-country skiing (from Peter and Claudia's suggestion) was about a 30 minute drive away (vice the nearest downhill skiing about an hour away). The cabin is right off of a frequented snowmobile trail, which we saw go by frequently during the day, and occasionally even when the sun had set.
It was an amazing getaway and we hope to do it again.
What a wonderful place for a vacation! The cottage was clean and well stocked with plenty of room for the 2 adults and 2 dogs in our group. It was great meeting the friendly owners, Peter and Claudia. We appreciated Peter’s quick responses to our emails pre-trip. And how thoughtful to leave a welcome basket of Cabot cheese, crackers and maple syrup for us. We loved the quiet, rural setting – beautiful Christmas trees, large pond, neighboring small farms with cows and sheep, and of course the trails. What a great mountain view at the top! And the star filled sky was amazing. Both our dogs loved the trails and pond. The cottage felt remote but it was an easy drive to St. Johnsbury (museums, shops, restaurants), the Cabot Creamery cheese making tour, the road to the summit of Burke Mtn (great views) and the scenic view from Owls Head in Groton State Forest. The Great VT Corn Maze was a work of art, appropriately frustrating but fun. We took the dogs on an easy day trip to NH’s Mt. Washington and the Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, beautiful places for us to revisit after years away. We found one-stop shopping at Martys 1st Stop and Willeys Store, an amazing only-in-Vermont country store. We enjoyed good meals at the nearby Hardwick House of Pizza, Goodfellas Restaurant and Bentley Café. We will definitely recommend this cottage to friends and we miss it already!
My parents decided that my sister and I needed a weekend retreat where we could run wild and explore to our canine hearts' content. They chose well. This place had it all! A great pond for swimming, lots of trails & land for exploring, endless sticks for chewing and a cozy cottage for napping. I spent my days chasing butterflies and losing my ball in all that vast greenery. As a connoisseur of aromas, I also give this place two paws up for its fresh country air and subtle tones of wildlife presence. I'm pretty sure my sister rolled in something particularly delightful ~ all organic, of course.
While we investigated the property, my parents relaxed on the dock by the pond or in the Adirondack chairs by the house. They also grilled up some yummy burgers, which they thoughtlessly kept to themselves. We did occasionally lounge inside the cottage, which was comfy, clean & well-stocked with necessities (well, so says Mom). And the owner of the cabin even left us fresh Cabot cheese and crackers! Again, no sharing.
We spent one day at Stephen Huneck's Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury. It was an amazing experience! A beautiful place just for us dogs. I'm still a little embarassed that I thought a couple of those statues were real.
For whatever reason, Mom & Dad decided to have some "dog-free" time and they ventured into a couple nearby towns for meals and shopping. Supposedly some place called the "Miss Lyndonville Diner" was very good for breakfast. I wouldn't know...
My sister, parents and myself want to thank Peter & Claudia for being incredibly friendly & accomodating. We are sorry that we barked at you when you stopped by to check on us. It was very nice of you to make sure we were settled in and doing well.
All in all, this mutt gives the Far View Tree Farm a solid Five Biscuit rating! We really hope Mom & Dad take us back again next year.
Located in the South West corner of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Walden is a quiet, rural town approximately 20 miles W of Saint Jonhsbury and 30 miles NNE of Stowe. Mt. Mansfield in Stowe and Burke Mountain in Burke are each less than 35 miles from the cottage. Jay Peak in Jay is less than 45 miles away. There is a health center in Hardwick (6 mi.), and there are two hospitals within 25 miles. The local economy is largely agricultural based.
Other Activities: hiking, Biking (on & off road), fishing, hunting etc..
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Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
• Cottage is fully equipped. All you need to bring is food & personal belongings.
• Minimum stay is two (2) nights. Additional nights are only $100 to $125 depending on the season.
• No R&M tax charged on monthly stays (save 9%!).
• Weekly rentals are for (7) nights / (8) days.
• Check our web site for specials and packages.
• Check in is anytime after 3 P.M. Check out is 11 A.M.
Minimum stay is two (2) nights. We do require a signed lease and a small refundable security deposit. Payment is by personnel or bank check (we do not accept credit cards). Please email us for details.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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