|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
Welcome to Fair Haven Farmhouse, our spacious, tastefully furnished 2100 sq. ft Vermont home. Within its private 100-acre surroundings, this 1850's farmhouse sits on a jut of land just above the Poultney River and looks out onto 50 acres of farmed, organic clover fields and the Green Mountains. Soak in the hot tub, cool off in the private, in-ground pool or just take in the lush mountain views from one of the rocking deck chairs . For the more adventurous, set off for the the river, our rustic riverside deck and a 4-person paddle boat.
Other seasonal, out-door features:
*Fishing on the Poultney River (over 1 mile of frontage)
*Land use for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing
This is a well-loved home ideal for families with children, Girl's weekends or couples looking for a relaxing, undisturbed getaway.
From the poolside mahogany deck we built several summers ago to the refinished 16' wide wood-plank floors, this house reflects our love for the outdoors and our passion for preserving its interiors. This is our oasis; our escape. Let it be yours. Spend your mornings on the river, your afternoons by the pool and your evenings on the deck. Indulge in a weekend of hard-to-come-by family time or take a few restive days for a quiet leaf-peeping retreat.
The house is 2-stories. On the 1st floor is a kitchen with an attached mudroom, a generous Dining Room with seating for 8 off of which is an outdoor deck with outdoor seating. There is also a large Living Room/Office with old barn post-and-beam framing, a slate front porch with porch swing, a downstairs Master Bedroom (Queen bed) and a full size bath.
*Stainless steel appliances
*granite tile counters
*coffee-maker, waffle-maker, toaster oven
*Flat screen TV with built-in DVD/VCR player (satellite TV)
*Board games and cards
*6 Person Hot tub
*Gas Grill- in season
*Outdoor table w/4 rocking chairs and 9’ sun umbrella
The 2nd floor opens onto a hallway off of which are 3 additional bedrooms (2 queens and a full) an additional room with 2 twin beds (no closet) and a ½ bath. There are ceiling fans throughout the house and all bedrooms have access to AC units in the summer.
Local Attractions and Nearby Amenities:
From the Property:
*Paddle boating on the river (4-person paddle boat available)
Winter Activities (use of land, but no winter equipment available with the house)
*6-person Hot Tub
*Wildlife watching in the adjacent fields (binoculars provided): Deer, Turkeys, Birds
Bomoseen-10 miles (5-7 minute drive)
*Boat rentals with waterskiing (Woodard Marine)
*Lakeside Dining (Lakehouse Bar and Grill)
*Crystal Beach (great for kids) and Avalon Beach
*Golfing (Prospect Bay Country Club)
*Hubbardton Battlefield and Museum (May to mid-Oct)
*Horseback Riding and Rodeo (Pond Hill Ranch and Pro Rodeo)
Rutland- 15 miles (20 minute drive)
*Cross Country and Downhill Skiing (Killington)
*Live Entertainment, Performing Arts (Paramount Theater)
*Movie Theater (Flagship Premium Cinemas)
*Day Spa (Five Elements Day Spa)
*Rock climbing (Green Mountain Rock Climbing)
*Antiquing (Prozzo Auctions. Check Thursday’s Rutland Herald for weekend listings)
*Mountain biking and hiking (Killington lift-served mountain biking and hiking via the K-1 Gondola on 50+ miles of trails.)
*Shopping (Diamond Run Mall and Downtown plaza)
Manchester Center - 35 miles (45 minute drive)
*Designer Outlets: BCBG, Brooks Bros., Coach, Escada, Armani, Michael Kors
Lake George/Glens Falls -35 miles (40 minute drive)
*Theme Park (The Great Escape)
*Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking, Boating
*Hot Air balloons
*Outlet shopping: Eddie Bauer, Gap, J.Crew, Nine West, Corning, Polo, DKNY
*Museums (Fort Ticonderoga, The Hyde Collection)
*Symphony (Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra)
Distance to airports:
20 min. to Rutland
1hr to Burlington
1 hr 15min to Albany
3 hours to Boston
4 hours to NYC
This house is truly amazing with a lot of character & charm. This is our 2nd winter renting this house for our annual VT ski trip. There is plenty of space for our group of 10 adults & 2 dogs. It is by far our favorite property we have rented in Vermont.
The large open kitchen & dining room is great for cooking for large groups. We spend most of our time in there because the large dining table is great for gathering together to play games and relax after a long day of snowboarding or skiing. The woodburning stove in the kitchen adds a great heat & filling the house with a wonderful winter atmosphere. The addition of the hottub is great to relax and help sore muscles.
The house is on a quiet country road surrounded by nothing but fields & wild life offering great privacy during your stay. The fenced in yard around the pool is wonderful for our two dogs to run around and play. The property is located just a few minutes off rt 4 which makes the 35 to 45 minute drive to Pico Mountain & Killington quick and easy even in snowy conditions.
We would love to come back in the summer and enjoy everything else this property has to offer with the pool, large yard and river access. We would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a wonderful Vermont retreat vacation.
Thank you Bryan for accommodating us in your wonderful family home and we are looking forward to returning again next year!
Aaron & Lisa
The house is set on an idyllic piece of property. It is rustic, charming and cozy. It is very private but not too far from a grocery store or downtown. The open kitchen/ dinning room area was great for our large group. It made it easy to cook, chat and interact with each other.
Unfortunately the bad out weighed the good. The house was not clean. There was a mouse and insect infestation. Our first clue was the dead mouse in the downstairs toilet. Then the d-con traps through out the house. The excessive amounts (50+) of flies and wasp's that we killed. And the mouse droppings in the spice rack, on the rugs, and on our beds. We had to wash all of our bedding and all of the dished and pans prior to use.
The owners did addressed the rodent and bug issue in the "Welcome book". It mentions that they do their best to keep all wildlife outside. Unfortunately we were not aware of the issue prior to checking in. I'm sure if we had been we would not have rented the house.
We notified the owner and property manager of the issues and they kindly reimburse us the the cleaning fee. But in reality I wish we left on the first night and asked for a full reimbursement.
The Fair Haven Farmhouse is a dream getaway spot for any family or group of friends. I can't say enough about how special this place is, and I'm a bit nervous too about exposing this incredible secret!
The house is located on a very quiet country road; we barely saw anyone driving by. This privacy is important, of course, because we were lounging by the in-ground pool all day (and night!). When we weren't in the beautifully maintained pool, we were playing frisbee, soccer, or softball on the property's many green acres. The river is a fun place to splash around as well. We didn't use the paddle boat, but it was in good repair.
Inside the house, you'll be thrilled to cook in the enormous kitchen, and a major bonus is how well-supplied it is. Whether you need a blender, griddle, or melon-baller, you'll find it in this kitchen! The rooms were nicely decorated and comfortable. What a gorgeous old home!
We'll be coming back next year, for sure. THANK YOU, Bryan, for accommodating us (and our dog!) and for sharing your gorgeous family home with us!
Had a great week at an awesome place. Beautiful home with a wonderful piece of property with great scenery. Had fun in the pool and on the river in the paddle boat. Took day trips to Saratoga and Six Flags. Lots of bike rides with lots of wildlife. 5y grandson found the biggest snake we have ever seen in the wild. Glad he did not touch it! Highly recommend this rental!
A wonderful farmhouse on beautiful property. In ground pool and a river with a paddle boat. Home was welcoming and comfortable and had all the accommodations needed. Highly recommend this property
The farmhouse was exactly as described! The weather was perfect, thank you for ordering that for us Bryan. The lilacs were in full bloom and incredibly fragrant. The beds were comfortable and the entire property was clean and well maintained. Thank you for a memorable girls weekend. We'll be back!
Fair Haven is 20 miles west of Rutland.
The house is located just over the NY/VT border just above the Poultney River and on the outskirts of Fair Haven, VT. Killington for skiing is 20 miles west and Lake Bomoseen for beach and lake activities is 10 miles north. If you are looking for some R & R close to activities, but away from the summer and winter crowds, this is an ideal location. Within a 35 mile radius of the house, you can access anything from outlet shopping and antiquing to golfing and downhill skiing. You may just decide there's no reason to venture beyond the house's 100+ acres and river access.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Sep 12 2015
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change until booking is complete.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.