|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Experience contemporary living in a beautiful Vermont country setting. The Fielder Farm offers a unique and stunning Vermont vacation rental home in the heart of the Green Mountains.
Relax in our post-and-beam, monitor barn home. Everything you need to make our home your home is provided. Let the gracious living area and professionally equipped kitchen inspire the host in you as you invite family and friends to enjoy a sunset from the second floor windows or take a long soak in the hot tub after a day of your favorite winter activity.
On 230 acres, the Farm has its own backcountry trails, a sledding hill and with a little shoveling the pond becomes your own personal ice rink. Access to the Catamount Trail is right out your door. Snowshoe to the top of Little Baldie then ride your board or skis home.
The highlight of the lower farm is the Pond. Surrounded by acres of maintained lawn, the Pond is the heart and spirit of the Fielder Farm. It provides an unlimited source of entertainment throughout the year and attracts even the most reticent of visitors. The water is deep, clear and irresistible. Stone steps and rocky outcrops make entering and exiting the water easy and pleasant in the heat of summer and getting on and off the ice hassle free with your skates in the winter.
Guests enter the Barn on the ground floor through the Mud Room featuring a native slate floor, dozens of cubbies in a variety of sizes and ample wall space covered with hooks. No matter the season every guest will find more than enough space to stow personal gear.
As you climb the stairs to the second floor Living space your attention is immediately drawn up the custom post and beam frame to the arching bridge and Monitor ceiling 25 feet above. A half a dozen windows along the eastern wall offer a brilliant view of the pond, lower pasture and mountains beyond and fill the space with light throughout the day all year long. This light is the perfect complement to the natural finish on the heart pine floors. The thoughtful arrangement and open design of the second floor living space allows a number of activities to carry on harmoniously.
Paying close attention to the details can make a big difference when it comes to using a kitchen day-to-day. The owners of the Barn are keen chefs who spent months cooking in this kitchen. The Kitchen combines elegance and functionality, blending Vermont granite and butcher block counter tops, heart pine floors with stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets. The social space encourages casual interaction, and provides a bird’s eye view of the meadow and stream below.
The Kitchen is open to the Dining area and the view beyond. The extendable table allows seating for 10 with room for two more at the kitchen island.
Glass doors behind the dinning table open onto the spacious deck making the gas grill convenient to the kitchen all year long. It is also the perfect platform for the 6 person hot tub.
Two bedrooms with similar appointments off the second floor living space make sharing the Barn uncomplicated.
The Loft bedrooms are accessible by a modified ship’s ladder. Each Loft has 3 built-in twin beds, a walk-in closet and plenty of built–in drawer and floor space.
Bert Dickerson was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He moved with his family to Jericho Ctr. , Vermont at the age of five when his parents both took faculty positions in the English Department at the University. Upon graduating from Mount Mansfield Union High, Bert returned to Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina to complete his education.
One fateful day after graduation, while recovering from a Dead concert on the Mall in Washington DC, Bert met Sarah.
She was a girl from Rome, educated in Athens (both in Georgia) on her way North in search of….. something else. “You ought to go to Nantucket?” Bert suggested. He had been spending summers there his whole life and was returning to work for yet another summer with no real plans for his future. Sarah thought that sounded pretty good so she drove on to Hyannis, took the noon boat and never looked back.
They got married in Siasconset a couple of years later and dove head first into island life. “It’s like a trade school.” Sarah said. “Anything you ever wanted to learn to do, you can learn it here.” And they did. Working a variety of jobs between them – restaurant work, carpentry, bookkeeping, house cleaning, landscaping, and event tent assembly - they even learned to make bagels.
As busy as they were they managed to have two kids, Angus and Mary Jo, and renovate their first home on Surfside. After twenty years they were exhausted. “We need a break” they both agreed. “Remember that piece of property we bought when we first got married? It’s near my Mother, and the kids will go to the same high school I went to.” reckoned Bert.
So in 2001 they moved. Bert was home again. Sarah was happy and to sell the idea of leaving Nantucket to live in Vermont to the kids, they all got snowboards.
Angus and Mary Jo both graduated from MMU just like their father and moved to Boston. Sarah works at Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond and Bert works on the farm. He built a new barn, renovated the old farm house, ma
owner/manager purchased this barn in 1989
Fielder Farm is in a charming, out-of-the-way and quiet place. The view on the fourth highest summit of Vermont, Camel’s Hump, is fabulous. The shelter, an ox beef red barn has a lot of windows for natural light and is well equipped. Books everywhere, art works and picturesque paintings, a good wood stove with plenty of wood, a kitchen with everything you need, outdoor whirlpool recently installed, a lots of comfortable beds, the cachet brought by the wooden interior and by the architecture of posts and beams : everything is pleasant for the eye, soothing. Finally, once cleared, we even had the chance to play hockey with the nets and the sticks supplied by the hosts. For hockey lovers, what to ask furthermore? Brilliant!
Fielder Farm se trouve dans un endroit enchanteur, retiré et tranquille. La vue sur le quatrième plus haut sommet du Vermont, Camel’s Hump, est imprenable. Le gîte, une grange neuve rouge sang de bœuf est largement fenestré, bien équipé. Des livres partout, des œuvres d’art et des peintures pittoresques, un bon poêle à bois, une cuisine toute équipée, un bain tourbillon nouvellement installé, des lits à profusion, la chaleur apportée par le revêtement de bois et par l’architecture de poutres et poteaux : tout est agréable pour l’œil, apaisant. Finalement, une fois déblayé, l’étang gelé nous a même permis de jouer au hockey avec les filets et les bâtons fournis par le gîte. Que demander de plus? Génial!
Étienne Gosselin, Stanbridge East (Québec), janvier 2015
Pictures don't do justice to this beautiful property. It is completely private. The barn and farm house are comfortable, meticulously kept and well equipped. We are looking forward to going back soon.
A wonderfull weekend of mountainbiking and hilking. Everything was perfect, the place is beautifull, very clean, with everythings you need, even a hot tub! The location is perfect and the view is amazing. We will return very soon.
We originally came across the Fielder Farm as a location for out-of-town family traveling to Vermont for our wedding to stay together while here. After visiting the farm, and meeting Sarah and Bert, we knew it was the perfect venue for our hometown wedding. Sarah and Bert went above and beyond any expectations we ever had as our hosts, and we felt so welcome and at home during our stay. Having everyone in one location, instead of multiple hotels or our home, was such a pleasure and took a lot of stress out of our wedding weekend. Our family was able to enjoy cooking meals together, walking the various trails, and fly-fishing in the pond. Two couple that traveled for our wedding had infants and we had a couple three year olds, too. It was wonderful to be able to offer everyone their own space during the stay, especially with the little ones.
On the day of our wedding the weather decided not to cooperate, but that didn't hinder the overall mood. Our wedding guests were blown away by the beauty of the property anyway.
I wish I could give a higher rating than "excellent", because I really can't describe how amazing our stay was. We really couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue for our celebration, and we already want to go back.
The Most Satisfied Bride,
Our family visit was for 3 nights over the most beautiful fall foliage weekend you could imagine. The hiking trails of Camels Hump are just up the road, and the property has its own woods roads for walking or skiing. There are also many of rural Vermont adventures within an easy drive.
Bring your own dinner makings, as it is too nice to stay in and watch the sunset than to drive a distance to restaurants. We spent hours relaxing out by the pond, and the new deck will make it easy to step outside the kitchen to enjoy the view of the pond and hillside.
The rebuilt barn is beautiful, with soft woodwork and an eyecatching bridge between the loft spaces. The several small spaces with comfy chairs and couches are great for gazing out the windows (a fox went through at dawn), reading one of the many books, or watching TV. The living area and bedrooms are on the second floor, and the kids go up on the third, accessed by a steep but well railed ladder/stair.
No cell service, but there is good wi-fi and a phone.
I'd stay again, and recommend Fielder Farm to people who would enjoy spending time in very rural Vermont.
It was February 2014 that we rented the barn for a week to enjoy boarding at a local mountain and trips into Burlington. The barn had everything we needed and more. It is nice to unplug and get away but when we needed a little tv/movie time we had no problem with Netflix and wireless texting/email. The beds were very comfy and the wood stove was so nice when we got back from a day on the mountain. We went to a local market in Richmond to get all our groceries and the local hard to find Heady Topper! The kitchen was well equipped for cooking! The appliances were amazing. I was able to make many complex meals and even bake cranberry orange scones! The kids enjoyed snow play and sledding on the hills of the farm. The night sky and early mornings were so beautiful that week - no light pollution. On the last morning we saw two beautiful foxes searching for some food on the edge of the woods surrounding the farm. It was a great ending to a very relaxing family week. A true Vermont experience! We will be back soon to make more memories and soak up family time. Many thanks to the owners for their attention to detail and hospitality.
The Fielder Farm is ideally located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. We are close to Burlington, Stowe, Middlebury, and a wide variety of outdoor recreational resources for any season. A perfect place for you Vermont vacation home rental!
Hiking and Walking:
The 19,636-acre Camel's Hump State Park adjoins the Farm, linking it to an extensive network of hiking trails and the famous Long Trail system. We are two miles from the trails of the Camel's Hump State Park, and the hiking trails of Mount Mansfield --Vermont's tallest peak--is just a 40-minute drive to the north in Underhill or Stowe.
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding:
There are six ski resorts within an hour's drive of The Farm including Stowe Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley, Smuggler's Notch, Mad River Glen, and Sugarbush.
There are three cross-country ski areas within an hour's drive as well. These include Catamount Family Center, Camel's Hump Nordic Ski Area, and Sleepy Hollow Bike & Ski Center.
The Farm is just 30 minutes from Burlington and Lake Champlain where kayaking, canoeing, and sailing are available from a variety of providers. Several local outfitters offer kayak and canoe rentals including Umiak Outfitters and Canoe Imports.
Mountain & Road Biking:
The Burlington Bike Path is a spectacular 12-mile bike and walking trail along the shore of Lake Champlain. The Bike Path runs north through the city's public beaches and suburbs and out on the Colchester Causeway three miles into the middle of the Lake.
The Stowe Recreation Path is a 5.5 mile greenway, paved for non-motorized recreation with numerous picnic and swimming areas.
The Fellowship of the Wheel is an organization that works with local landowners to develop and maintain several mountain biking trail networks just minutes from the Farm. You can download maps of their trail system by visiting their website.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Winter 1-4 Guests
Sep 20 2014 - Jun 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer & Christmas 1-4 Guests
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Notes||Rates are based on Number of Guests as well as Length of Stay. Winter 5-10 Guests: $350/night (2 night minimum), Summer 5-10 Guests: $1950 (4 night minimum), $2050 (5 nights), $2150 (6 nights), $2250 (7 nights)|
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