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Antique Farmhouse in the Heart of the Mad River Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Amenities

Waitsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Antique Farmhouse in the Heart of the Mad River Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Minnesota
5

Wonderful - a vacation in another time

  • 5 of 5

The kind of place that inspires you to tackle that nineteenth century novel you've always meant to write. Beautifully, thoughtfully restored cottage, nestled in a slice of Vermont heaven. Deb is a warm, kind host who's provided every amenity; every nook and corner is a delight. Check out the little graveyard in the common across the country lane, and see the number of Revolutionary War veterans laid to rest there. Minutes from Waitsfield, but centuries away from all cares. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fall Stay in Mad River Valley

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage in September for a wedding held at the Skinner Barn - which is very close! The cottage is absolutely lovely, and I swear the pictures do not do it justice. It is beautifully restored, and had everything we needed. We are a family of four with a 3yo and 4yo, and grandma stayed with us as well - so 5 total. It was very comfortable. I will say that you can hear anything in the house from any room, and it was a little hard to put the kids to bed because they could spy on us through the ornate heating grate in the floor, but that too was a really fun experience for them. The kitchen was cozy as was the dining/living area, and every spot was great to hang out in. The beds were comfortable, as was the bathroom. We didn't really use the tv except to play a kids dvd - which worked fine. We had some questions as to how to replace a burned out bulb and the owners were quick to return our call. Very clean, very well maintained - the property was beautiful. The town itself was beautifully quaint, as was the surrounding area. I would return here in a heartbeat, and highly recommend this cottage - especially if you appreciate history.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house. We stayed there Labor Day weekend while in town for my sons bike race. It was a beautiful house with a great yard. The kitchen was well equipped. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $250

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.