CHANDLER HOUSE: QUINTESSENTIAL VERMONT

John Ashworth

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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CHANDLER HOUSE: QUINTESSENTIAL VERMONT

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House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)

Chandler House provides an ideal retreat for families and friends looking to experience the quintessential Vermont experience. The house is set up as your own 'Private Inn,' featuring five bedrooms and five baths in addition to comfortable living, kitchen and dining spaces.

The house is located in postcard-perfect Craftsbury Common, one of the Northeast Kingdom's most photographed villages. The town served, for example, as Alfred Hitchcock's stage set for 'The Trouble with Harry.' Chandler House, in fact, makes several appearances in the film, including the moment when 'Hitch' makes his signature, on-screen cameo.

The Town, founded in 1789, sits atop a plateau surrounded by forest and farmland. Federalist architecture, white clapboard, and the classic church steeple encircle the ideal village green. The town is additionally home to Sterling College, a celebrated four-year institution specializing in environmental education. The Common itself is a hive of activity, farmers markets, summer concerts, soccer camps and town parades. Local artisans abound. Craftsbury Common is sleepy and sophisticated at the same time.

Craftsbury's sits as the southwest gateway to Vermont's Northeast Kindom, an area noted for its abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Warm days and cool nights characterize the area’s summer season. Fall foliage is spectacular throughout the region, and is considered the best in the State. During the wintertime and located within a snow belt, Craftsbury's visuals are those of a Robert Frost poem. Native photographer, John M. Miller, captured the land and its people in his work, whereas the writer, Howard Frank Mosher, has underscored the unique essence of the area in his famous novels 'The Fall of the Year' and 'Where the River Runs North'

Outdoor activities abound in Craftsbury and the region. Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, golf and downhill skiing are all close-by. Adjacent Greensboro is home to Caspian Lake, which is surrounded by summer cottages and estates. The hiking and biking trails around fjord-like Lake Willoughby are spectacular.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center encompasses two smaller lakes in the area, Great and Little Hosmer. The Center offers sculling camps in the summer and some of the most extensive and best-regarded cross-country trail systems in the State. The annual Winter Marathon attracts upwards of 1500 athletes each January who compete and take in the area’s well known hospitality. According to one participant, the terrain has '...a delightful mix of vistas –snow laden balsam firs, silver-gray or red barns, expanses of farm fields, frozen lakes and beaver ponds, white birches against sometimes blue skies, and small beech trees still clinging to their dry golden leaves.”

Keywords: Country House, Federalist Architecture, Village Setting, Family, Friends

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
John Ashworth (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About John Ashworth

As the owners of Chandler House, we feel that Craftsbury Common has a remarkable spirit and sense of place unlike any other that we have visited. One of us is an architect who specializes in the design of resort facilities throughout North America and abroad. The other is an actor and child psychiatrist specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome or PTSD. Craftsbury is a great place to recharge. It unfailingly reminds us what is important in our lives and why we do what we do.

John Ashworth purchased this house in 2009

Why John Ashworth chose Craftsbury

Craftsbury is the perfect Vermont Village: picturesque and unspoiled; an architectural gem and a perfect place to unwind and reflect on what is truly important in life.

What makes this house unique

Outdoor Activity, wildlife and leaf viewing, family gathering, reading, fire-making, relaxation, and time away from cell phones and email.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont
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Craftsbury Northeast Kingdom
Rhode Island, USA
5

Family gathering in rural Vermont

  • 5 of 5
This house is amazing! Located in a picturesque village in the northeastern Vermont it is definitely remote but perfect for a family gathering. As with other comments, the kitchen is small but we took care of that by each taking turns cooking. We loved our evenings around the dinner table playing cards. There was plenty of room for ten with the big bedrooms and private bathrooms. It was very clean and well stocked, lots of towels! We had planned to snowshoe and snow board but it was rainy although we were surrounded by snow. So we ate our way though the area..beer tasting at 2 breweries (including the brewery at the Von Trapp Lodge in Stowe), cheese tasting at Cabot and ice cream at the Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory. John, the owner, was very helpful and easy to work with. We definitely hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont
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-(415) 652-7184 (California, USA)
Craftsbury Northeast Kingdom
Waterville, ME
5

Great house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
Given the lack of accommodation for groups in Craftsbury, we were so excited to find this house. It's a beautiful house, just minutes from the Outdoor Center. So nice to be able to cook for ourselves and relax right on the Common.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont
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Craftsbury Northeast Kingdom
Portland, ME
5

A warm and comfortable get-away

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in the lovely Chandler House. It is just minutes from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, one of the top cross country ski centers in the northeast. The rooms are large and well appointed. There is a comfortable common room. The kitchen is well equipped and efficient enough to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for 8. It is large enough for good size group but still cozy and inviting. We hope to stay there again next year.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont
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Craftsbury Northeast Kingdom
Katy, TX
5

A Wonderful Family Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5
We hosted our family of 9 this year on our annual VT vacation. Chandler House is a very well cared for house with old world charm. It's very clean and the beds are comfortable, plus a bathroom for each bedroom. The photos speak for themselves and what you see is what you get. You won't be disappointed. The area scenery and recreational opportunities are amazing. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center rents mountain bikes and has bike trails for all skill levels. Caspian lake is 15 minutes away. We biked, swam, boated, rode the Stowe ski lifts up and alpine slides down, played cards at night and one persistent family member put together a 1,000-piece puzzle over several nights. Thanks to John (the owner) and Janet (the caretaker) for taking good care of us during our stay. What a great vacation!!! YOLO - Chandler House and Craftsbury Common should be on your bucket list.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont
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-(415) 652-7184 (California, USA)
Craftsbury Northeast Kingdom
USA
5

Outstanding rental in Craftsbury Common

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful home, well equipped to house 10 of all ages. View from the patio is spectacular, comfortable beds, within easy walking distance of library, Sterling College, and trails. Although we were there in the spring, it is truly a home for all seasons.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont
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-(415) 652-7184 (California, USA)
Craftsbury Northeast Kingdom
New Mexico
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
This place is wonderful. It'll stay in my heart forever. Very comfortable, super clean, spacious, everything perfect. The photos are all accurate. Couldn't believe our luck! Perfect location, very quiet. We loved absolutely everything about this place.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Burlington International
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom including spectacular scenery and Fall foliage; unparalleled outdoor activities, abundant wildlife and local crafts.

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Availability & Rates

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Craftsbury House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Fall Foliage
Sep 22 2014 - Oct 12 2014
2 night minimum stay
$329
From
$339
Fri,Sat
$1,834
 
 
Late Fall Special
Oct 13 2014 - Dec 4 2014
2 night minimum stay
$269
From
$279
Fri,Sat
$1,680
 
 
Winter Season 14/15
Dec 5 2014 - Mar 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$319
From
$339
Fri,Sat
$1,820
 
 
Early Spring Special
Mar 9 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$279
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,680
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$339
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$1,876
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes No smoking or pets, please. 10 person maximum.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Craftsbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bathrooms, 3 newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Adjacent bath
  • King size beds (1) King can be converted to two twins, Queen size Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Daily housekeeping, historic square view, weekend farmers market, weekend outdoor music in the Common
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