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Antique Farmhouse in the Heart of the Mad River Valley

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Waitsfield House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Beautifully restored 200-year-old farmhouse in the Waitsfield Common Historic District. Features original pine floors, beamed ceilings, restored woodwork, a vintage fully functioning Glenwood gas stove, sturdy characterful antiques and modern amenities. It's charming, quiet, warm, and cozy.

Located minutes from Waitsfield in a rural meadow location on one of the most beautiful roads in the world - treasured for walking and biking. There are enchanting perennial gardens, an organic vegetable garden, an old apple orchard in the back, and great views of the mountains across the meadow.

A short drive to top ski resorts; minutes to the quaint historic town of Waitsfield well-known for its craft shops, antique stores, terrific restaurants and cozy coffee shops; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing out the back door.

Also a lovely rental for wedding parties and guests; just minutes away from the Skinner Barn and the Round Barn, favorite wedding venues in the valley.

This home is an extraordinary place for a quiet retreat or home base for the wide range of activities the Mad River Valley offers in all seasons.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Antique Farmhouse in the Heart of the Mad River Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

A wonderful escape!

  • 5 of 5

The below review (Peter from Toronto) pretty much says it all. For our small family (one 10 yr old son) this place was a perfect way of letting our son taste a small sample of life during simpler times. Loved the wavy historically correct panel glass windows, the wide plank original floors (slightly unlevel adding to ambiance), and the beautifully restored cast iron oven/stove. The small TV got PBS only which was great for us, but not much of a draw for our son -- perfect!! We found ourselves putting away the electronics and playing board games at night. Woke early in the morning and fried eggs/pancakes on the old gas stove that you light with a match. Don't get me wrong, most modern conveniences are there: wifi, plenty of heat, hot shower, etc.. And if you need anything more, just knock on the adjacent door and the owner is eager to assist. The only minor misses that would preclude us from returning with additional family and friends were the lack of a second bathroom ... and maybe a dishwasher. It was, however, perfect for our small family and we plan to return whenever we visit this region to ski Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. Also, don't miss the nearby outdoor public ice skating rink that our son absolutely loved. ~Brian & Kristeen

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Toronto, On. Canada
5

Beautifully restored farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 teens stayed here this January while skiing. As it turns out the skiing was less than great but our little farmhouse but the trip worthwhile. It provided all the necessary amenities except a modern TV, which we seldom watch anyways but some may miss. A very well equipped kitchen for those that like to cook. One of the beds is a little soft but our flyweight daughter didn't seem to mind. Deb, the owner, lives on site and terrifically knowledgeable. Enough space to spread out in, where everyone can find their own corner. Would not hesitate to return and very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Maine
5

Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a three day stay here with my wife and ten-month old baby - we had such a great time in the house and the owners couldn't have been nicer. The house is nicely decorated and has a welcoming feel from the minute you enter - old pine floors, rustic beams, slate counters, and furniture to match - and the place was spotless. Also, very close to town, Round Barn, The Green Cup, swimming, etc. Our son was in heaven!

Couldn't have asked for a better spot. Thanks for a memorable weekend stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented this farmhouse for three weeks in June and had a wonderful trip. The house is fantastic. We were able to do some work (we are academics; I finished an article and my boyfriend finished the revisions on his book) and able to enjoy the Mad River Valley. The location is perfect -- close to everything in Waitsfield but nicely quiet up on the common. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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New York City
5

We love this house

  • 5 of 5

Located in the picturesque town of Waitsfield, VT lies a beautifully, tastefully and comfortably decorated home. My family had such a wonderful stay there that we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Wonderful two-week stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for two weeks in May, and I enjoyed every minute. The house is just as beautiful as the pictures show. It's located out of town just enough to feel like a retreat but plenty close enough to run in for the paper. The owners are a joy. I would stay here every time I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 100
Car: recommended

This house is uniquely located in a historic district and close to both the Skinner Barn (walking distance) and the Round Barn -- favorite venues for weddings in the valley. The Mad River Valley also features diverse recreational opportunities, excellent dining, antique and craft stores, book shop and movie theatre.

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Rates & Availability

Waitsfield House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,450
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 9.0%

There are higher rates for holiday weeks. Please email us for Christmas and Presidents week rates. thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Waitsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) 1 very comfortable queen bed overlooking meadows and mountains, Double Beds (2) 1 very comfortable double bed in each of the other 2 bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Games, books (good and recent ones!) There is a separate apartment in the rear of the house that is often occupied by the owner.

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