|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
The pictures did not prepare me for how lovely this place was. Beautiful details throughout the home - rugs, antique books, pretty artwork, great assortment of glassware, etc. It truly looks like a home that someone cares about, not a home furnished with the kind of crappy stuff you'd give your son to furnish his first apartment in college (as most other vacation rentals seems to be.) Although not included in photos here (at least the last time I checked), the hot tub is indeed there on the deck and it was awesome.
I was a little worried about renting a home that was on the same property as the owners. I was afraid we wouldn't have privacy. But the hot tub faces away from their house. And the owners were really cool anyway so there was nothing to worry about.
The only possibly negative thing I'd mention is the "modified ship's ladder" that takes you to the upstairs room and the bridge connecting them. For some reason, I didn't think it actually was going to be a ladder. It was definitely a ladder. People with limited mobility (or a fear of ladders, as one of my friends has) would not do well with this. As it was, another of my friends (who does not fear ladders) slipped going down the ladder one day and bruised herself pretty badly in a few places. Let me be clear - there is nothing unsafe about this ladder. She had just put lotion on so she was slippery and she slipped off the ladder, several rungs from the bottom. So, make sure that your hands and feet aren't slippery and you should be ok. The bridge that goes between the two rooms is really neat. Another thing to mention is that there isn't a fourth wall in those bedrooms so people staying in them will have less privacy.
Overall this house was beautiful. I live in Connecticut, but my fiance and I are now thinking about having our wedding here because the setting was just so lovely. I highly recommend this place and (obviously) I plan to return. My friends all loved it too.
outstanding home and property close to major ski areas. Wish I had brought slippers for indoors,no shoe policy which is perfectly understandable considering the beautiful hardwood floors
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,
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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