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SPACIOUS RESTORED 1900 SCHOOLHOUSE WITH SWEEPING VIEWS

Florence Falk

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Florence Falk

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2014
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SPACIOUS RESTORED 1900 SCHOOLHOUSE WITH SWEEPING VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Wolcott House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Retreat to the warmth, comfort, and special beauty of my 3-bedroom newly renovated schoolhouse. The schoolhouse is located in the hamlet of Wolcott, just 25 minutes from Stowe center. It has large windows throughout the house that admit great quantities of sunlight and glorious views. The ground floor is loft-style, each area opening onto the next; colors and textures create a soft yet pleasing sense of spaciousness. The large country kitchen is equipped with a center island for food preparation, a cozy breakfast nook, and a range of appliances to satisfy the needs of even the most discriminating food lovers.

The kitchen opens directly into the dining room, which has a rustic pine farmer's table that sits 8 comfortably, along with a handmade sideboard and an antique chest. Just beyond the dining room area is a charming living room with a new plasma TV and DVD player. Furnishings include one-of-a-kind antiques and contemporary pieces by some of the finest Vermont artisans. There is also a full bathroom with a large, tiled walk in shower.

The second floor has three bedrooms, two with skylights facing the Mount Mansfield range to the west. In the central hallway, there is a day bed with trundle; nearby a small loft providing a magical hideaway for children. There is also a study with a large work desk, wireless internet, and bookshelves. The master bedroom, with its own private balcony, is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or meditation. It also has a separate seating area, a hand-crafted armoire, and small gas stove to provide plenty of warmth on cold days. There is also a second full bathroom with a fine old claw-foot bathtub, as well as a separate laundry/linen room with a new washer and dryer.

In Winter, you can ski(cross-country and downhill), snowboard, snowshoe, or stay indoors to read, write and cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate; in Spring and Summer, you can swim, hike, bike, fish, then come home and enjoy a barbeque on the front deck; in Fall, you can explore the foliage, farmer's markets and the fine food at local restaurants in nearby towns. In short, the schoolhouse offers a glorious retreat from hectic city life.

The property is located on 4.5 acres in Wolcott with superb 360 degree views of farmlands, woodlands, meadows, and the Mount Mansfield range nearby. Wolcott (and the surrounding environs), has become a model for sustainable living, with its state-of-the-art organic farms, artisanal food products, and farmers' markets. The schoolhouse is less than an hour's drive of four superb skiing locations: Stowe, Burke, Smuggler's Notch, and Jay Peak. Stowe is the closest, and is definitely worth paying a visit.

Come to the schoolhouse once, and you will assuredly want to return.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Schoolhouse, Getaway, Retreat, Nature Sanctuary

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Florence Falk (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Florence Falk

I am a psychotherapist and writer living in New York City and, as much as I can, in Vermont, one of the most beautiful and compelling states in the U.S. I have spent time in Vermont since childhood and grown to love it more and more. The schoolhouse is my second Vermont home and is indeed my sanctuary; my hope, for the time you visit, is that it will be yours as well.

Florence Falk purchased this house in 2005

Why Florence Falk chose Wolcott

From the Schoolhouse, you can see extraordinary 360 degrees of mountain views. The house itself is on a country road, which is well maintained all year long. Wolcott is just far enough from towns and cities to feel like real country, yet close enough to all enticements--skiing, swimming, hiking, good food, movies, etc.--to feel truly connected to one's surroundings. The house itself is near the crest of the hill, with large maple trees for shade and an expansive lawn and deck to spend summer days. My caretaker lives across the road, so the house is very well cared for. It is very beautiful, outside and in, spacious, and utterly comfortable.

What makes this house unique

Vermont is a 'unique benefit' in and of itself. Best of all, the house is a gem and provides the kind of retreat from the pressures of daily life that we all need to restore ourselves and bring equilibrium back into our lives. What's more, it is a haven for children, and when they feel like it, they can ring the original schoolbell on the second floor--a reminder of what its original purpose was. In fact, one of the reasons I love the house is because it is light and airy and suffused with the light energy of children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Seems like we are always rushing around with no time to stop and reflect. But we did manage to relax at your wonderful property. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the house is so well-equipped, we hed everything we needed. I compliment you on your remodel design. The house is so full of light, with such great scenery, it really is a special place. The roomy downstairs shower is also a real treat. Russel was very helpful when we arrived and whenever we had a question - just once I think. Thanks so much for sharing your schoolhouse with us. I want to move there!
Jul 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232172vb
-(212) 662-7797 (New York, USA)
Wolcott Stowe Area
5

Peaceful retreat in VT

  • 5 of 5
My family was looking for a quiet Vermont getaway, and the schoolhouse more than fit the bill. The views are amazing--as soon as we pulled into the driveway, we knew we had found the right place for us. The house itself is spacious and comfortable, with a great kitchen, large dining room and living room, and master bedroom with a small gas heating stove--a nice touch. Our young son enjoyed the many toys and games (not to mention the trampoline). The schoolhouse was a great home base for us as we spent the weekend exploring the area and relaxing. If you're looking for a beautiful, serene place to unwind, this is it. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232172vb
-(212) 662-7797 (New York, USA)
Wolcott Stowe Area
5

A BEAUTIFUL SPOT

  • 5 of 5
This fully equipped house is a great place to relax. We were 2 couples looking for some R & R & this was the place to do it. We went cycling, hiking & kayaking & back to the schoolhouse to watch a beautiful sunset. We truly felt like we were at home.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232172vb
-(212) 662-7797 (New York, USA)
Wolcott Stowe Area
Glendora, CA (Southern CA)
5

A Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time while staying at the schoolhouse! It is a charming place, a very enjoyable home in which to stay. It was the perfect size for my family of 5 and my parents. The schoolhouse yard is just gorgeous, with all of the trees changing colors. And the farm with the red barn across the street made for a very peaceful setting. My kids loved raking the leaves and running through them and jumping on the trampoline. We enjoyed being close to many quaint, small towns and back country roads. While staying here, we visited the Cabot Creamery and the Giant Corn Maze (where we had a blast!). We will definitely stay here again if we are ever in the area!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232172vb
-(212) 662-7797 (New York, USA)
Wolcott Stowe Area
Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada
5

A beautiful, comfortable and peacful place

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed every moment spent there and specially :
- watching the sunsets in the adirondack chairs
- cooking in the kitchen with all the pans and the gas stove
- looking at the children playing in the huge trampoline
- all the decoration and furniture inside the house.
You will love it!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232172vb
-(212) 662-7797 (New York, USA)
Wolcott Stowe Area
Franklin, MA
5

Amazing/peaceful home with so much character!

  • 5 of 5
I am sending you this note about the wonderful experience that we had at your Vermont home. It was an escape that was very much needed form our busy, stressful lives. There was nothing to think about but the beauty that surrounded us, the good company we had along with us and the peace that entered us while we stayed there. It was like we were home. Everything was amazing from your decor, to the full amenities in every room from the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and living room. This was truly a weekend that I was able to remember who I was and was blessed to be in such beauty and with the ones I love the most. Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience. And thanks for letting us bring our dog who enjoyed the trip and made our family complete during our stay.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232172vb
-(212) 662-7797 (New York, USA)
Wolcott Stowe Area
New Jersey
5

Vermont quintessence

  • 5 of 5
This was our first VRBO rental and we were certainly not disappointed. We loved the look of the schoolhouse on this website and were thrilled to discover the photos were accurate; the only thing not shown is the gorgeous panoramic view from the house.

The house itself is a perfect mix of simplicity and comfort, with lots of character. We loved the open floor plan downstairs, and the cozier privacy of the master suite. The children's artwork on the walls made us feel right at home. It was just the right size for my husband and I, our two teen children, and a friend who stayed for two of the nights we were there.

The kitchen is well equipped (note: no microwave) and we cooked several meals there during our ski week--even entertained another family around the dining room table. That said, we really enjoyed the property owner's restaurant suggestion in Hardwick (Claire's). The breakfast nook is sunny and cheerful, and the couch in the living room was inviting after a long day on the slopes (confession: in a perfect world, we'd love to warm our toes by a crackling fire in there, but alas, no fireplace in the schoolhouse...yet!). There's also a Bose iPod dock which we took advantage of.

My kids never complained once about the 35± drive to/from Stowe, which speaks volumes!

The owner was helpful and the caretaker checked in on us and answered our questions. Everyone loved the schoolhouse and we do hope to return for another sojourn soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greensboro, Vt.
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Waterbury or Montpelier
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Within 6 miles
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Stowe, VT, a 25-minute car drive from Wolcott
Car: necessary

Other activities in the area include canoeing, organic farm tours, farmer's markets, workshops for sustainable living, yoga and pilates classes.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Wolcott House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$250
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,515
$5,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Wolcott House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both are full bathrooms. The one on the first floor has a large walk-in shower. The one on the second floor has an old-fashioned tub and a very modern shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Day bed with trundle
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Front deck with covered wrought-iron table and chairs seats six comfortably and provides gorgeous 360 degree mountain views; Adirondack chairs and table provide additional outdoor seating in flower garden area.

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