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The Caleb Atwell House

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Washington Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

- 2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom Sleeps 6.

Completely restored antique colonial home available year-round. Complete with wide plank flooring, beamed ceilings, and 2 bedrooms (1 bedroom has 2 double beds; 2nd bedroom has 1 double bed), living room with fireplace, den, modern full bath and new half bath & new kitchen with dishwasher. All conveniences and tastefully furnished. Mountaintop with great views & privacy, yet accessible. Well behaved pets are allowed at slight additional cost. Large breeds accepted.

Property Details: Completely and authentically restored circa 1750 colonial home available year-round. Surrounded by thousands of uninhabited acres; property is secluded, yet easily accessible, located on quiet country road with the nearest neighbor 1/2 mile away, yet just a few miles from Rte. 110 and the typical Vermont small town of Washington.

This home is privately situated at the end of a well maintained tree lined town road at Nineteen Hundred foot + elevation with magnificent Northern views. Situated in Central Vermont, old timers claim you can see Canada on a clear day from the field behind the house.

Constructed hundreds of years ago as an original Post & Beam Cape, the home is complete with original wide-plank floors (honey colored), beamed ceilings, and more, and includes two bedrooms (sleeps six comfortably), living room with fieldstone fireplace, den, and modern bath and kitchen, with large flagstone rear patio. All conveniences including color TV, DVD & VCR, piped in stereo, telephone, microwave, washer and dryer, and tastefully furnished in a very comfortable decor. With its efficient heating system and generator backup it is comfortable year round in all sorts of weather.

Property includes private spring-fed pond ideal for swimming. Maple hedgerows, picturesque meadows, and nearby woodlands create an impressive Fall foliage display with magnificent views to the North. Far from the maddening crowd, the area is an ideal hiking and picnicking area and wildlife refuge, and is exceptionally well suited for cross country skiing. Horseback riding, fishing, golf, downhill skiing, quaint country auctions, antique and specialty shops are all within easy driving distance. Has been the site for several weddings and numerous honeymooners. Free WIFI

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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Why Louis chose Central Vermont / Sugarbush / Mad River Valley

Authentic restored Antique Post & Beam home with wide pine floor and antiques.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Closest neighbor is half mile away, yet only a few miles from the small town of Washington, VT


based on 5 traveler reviews

The Caleb Atwell House
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nowadays as a full time working mother running a family of 5 plus 3 fur kids is chaotic (understatement of the year). Even going on vacations leaves us in need of a vacation to recuperate from the vacation. We wanted a place with enough to do (if we choose) with little to no hustle and bustle; and most importantly a lot of peace and relaxation. We found it at the Caleb Atwell house. Our family of 5 slept comfortably in this historic yet very well maintained home. There was plenty of room for all of us and plenty of property to explore and play games on. Not only did we all enjoy the pond, but so did our dogs (yes this place is pet friendly too!) It was great to see the kids and the dogs running and playing games (like ones provided at the house like horseshoes and badminton) on what seems to be an endless green yard. Although you feel like you are millions of miles from anything, you are still within a reasonable distance of everything you need and want; such as great hiking and the simple joys that an old "downtown" provides (with modern pleasures such as Ben & Jerry's ;) ) The owners are very friendly and accommodating and there is no question, they take a lot of pride in keeping this house in great shape so that others can enjoy all it has to offer. Happy to say this is just what we needed and there was no need for recuperation. Glad this home was recommended to us by previous visitors and we will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The Caleb Atwell House is a wonderful retreat from the busy world. It is complete with natural beauty, a private pond and expansive lawns, all supported by views of the wild unspoiled hills and mountains of Vermont.

This lovely rural home is clean and well maintained. The beautiful antique wide floor boards, beamed ceilings and wonderful decor create a home with lots of character. All beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was nicely stocked with any utensils, place settings, pots or pans you would ever need to prepare a meal. Off the beaten path yet very accessible, the home has nearby hiking and scenery to gaze at. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing here

We definitely look to return to this house again when we visit Vermont!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful historic place with beautiful vistas..

  • 5 of 5

The Caleb Atwell House was everything it was described plus. Located in one of the prettiest parts of Vermont, the house is adorable and very special. We love the charm of a true historic post and beam home but with all the modern amenities; super fully stocked kitchen and recently updated baths. In an area of abundant wildlife there are hiking trails galore with superb views. The pond with floating dock and raft is an inviting spot for a cool dip, followed by the delightful outside shower. We will definitely return for more visits.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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REAL VERMONT Scenic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, charming and well maintained country farmhouse surrounded by beautiful land, excellent views, an apple orchard and private pond with a floating dock. We thoroughly enjoyed shopping and dinning in Montpelier and Barre, as well sight seeing in all the quaint towns along Rt. 110. Watching the hummingbirds feed on the deck was a special treat. We are busy recommending this rental to our friends, and are already planning a Fall return visit to see the foliage.

Kevin and Kelly Colacrai

Bethel, Ct

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Salisbury, Maryland

Perfect Vermont getaway/hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was so charming and comfortable that my husband and I found it difficult to pull ourselves away to do the many other activities that are available in the area. We especially enjoyed Montpelier which is about 20 miles away--the Vermont Culinary Institute restaurant, bookstores, and regional theater there. We did some hiking near the house as well as in Stowe. Although the house location feels remote, it was very convenient to tours of a granite quarry, Cabot creamery and Ben & Jerry's. We were there in mid-Sept. so its remoteness may be accentuated when it snows. We found the owner very accommodating and pleasant to work with. The house is well maintained and frequently improved (judging from comments in the guestbooks) yet it retains its rustic atmosphere. We especially loved the large stone fireplace on the chilly fall nights. The grounds were well cared for and offer plenty of things for amusement--horseshoes, pond swimming or fishing, badminton, biking, and bird and chipmunk watching. We definitely would like to rent this house again and experience it in a different season, and we plan to tell all our friends about it.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Murphy's Tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Barre Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Stowe or Sugarbush
Car: recommended

Ideal hiking, swimming, sightseeing and picnicking area. Horseback riding, fishing, golf, downhill skiing, excellent dining, shopping, 24hr supermarkets, quaint country auctions, Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, World Famous Granite quarries, antique and specialty shops are all within easy driving distance. Has been the site for several weddings and numerous honeymooners. Great for cross country and downhill skiing/snowboarding, and year-round family enjoyment.


Golf: Ten Excellent Public Golf courses are within a short drive; Two of the closest golf courses are among the best and have been in operation for a century; the Barre Country Club and the Montpelier Elks Country Club. Both of these courses have excellent course and slope ratings, maintain well stocked pro-shops, and offer golf at its finest, as well as exceptionally scenic views of the Central Vermont countryside.

Ski: Cross Country Skiing- One thing Central Vermont rarely runs out of is snow, particularly at higher elevations such as this house. The grounds and surrounding fields and woods are ideal for cross country skiing either on snowmobile trails or freshly fallen snow. Or, travel to Trapp Family Lodge Cross Country center in Stowe (45 miles) and experience excellence in groomed trails of all ability levels. Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding- Within an hour door to door ( 45 miles) is either Stowe/Mt Mansfield 'There's only one Stowe' which boasts Mt Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak and a wide range of terrain for every ability level. Stowe is known for its double-black diamond 'Front Four' trails, but also offers some great intermediate cruisers and a lovely group of beginner trails. Or travel to Sugarbush/Mad River Valley (45 miles), home of 'the most widely varied ski terrain East of the Rockies'.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates: $ 1000/ Weekly
$ 1900/ 2 Weeks
$ 3700/4 Weeks
$ 225/Night Minimum 2 Nights
Well behaved Pets allowed at $75 additional per week
Plus 9% Vermont Rooms & Meals Tax/ $200 Security Deposit($100 additional security deposit per Pet)
Rents are $50 Higher per week during Holiday periods and During July & August


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Washington Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
3 double beds. Half Acre private pond with beach, floating dock and canoe; patio; horseshoes, badminton, croquet, board games, etc.; VCR/DVD. FREE WIFI

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