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Classic Vermont Family Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Stowe House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

The McGovern Family Farmhouse is located at the foothills of The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT. Skiing, snowmobiling , shopping and dining are all within a 10 minute drive. The house is a restored 1850's farmhouse. The wide pine and maple floors are over 150 years old. There is a new country kitchen with room for multiple cooks, a large dining room, two living areas one with a woodstove, a rec room with a ping pong table, a large mud room, laundry room, and two full baths. We are very interested in offering rentals to families or groups of families. We welcome children of all ages.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Joseph & Rebecca McGovern
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Joseph & Rebecca McGovern

Joe and I have lived in Stowe since 1988, we bought this house in 1991. Joe is originally from Portland, Maine and I am originally from Cape Cod. We have spent the past 30 years renovating our home and raising our seven children. Our children have all grown up now and we find we have a big house to ourselves. We love to rent to families who will enjoy the property as much as we do.

Joseph & Rebecca McGovern purchased this house in 1991

Why Joseph & Rebecca McGovern chose Stowe Area

We bought this property because it was a great place to raise a family. It is quiet yet close to everything. We can go for a 10 mile run, cross country ski or snowshoe or mountain bike right from our door through hundreds of acres of preserved state land. The fresh Vermont spring water that comes out of the faucets is cold and refreshing and flows right from our own land. The house itself was built in 1850 and is full of farmhouse charm.

What makes this house unique

The sheep that graze in the fields adjacent to the house give it a very pastoral feel. You feel removed from the shopping in town and on the mountain road yet they are only a few miles away.


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Classic Vermont Family Home
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Family-friendly Stowe Family Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this warm and cozy Stowe farm house. We had a few families with young kids so the house was perfect for us. The kitchen is large and we liked the open layout to the family room and dining room. The kids also loved the play room with ping pong and toys. The house is also in a good location making it to go back and forth to the mountain. The owners are very nice and were a pleasure were to work with!

We definitely plan on renting this house again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect vermont vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation at this quaint Stowe house. We loved the farmhouse charm. We had a large group of people but had plenty of space and the sleeping arrangements were perfect for us. There is an extra bed in the playroom which was perfect for the kids, although they still preferred to sleep in their sleeping bags on the floor most nights:) The kitchen area has a lot of space with a wood burning stove and seating area which was where we spent most of our time together. One good thing to note is there is no coffee pot. They have a kurig so bring some k-cups or do what we did and bring a coffee pot.

It was perfect for the kids, they loved the playroom- there were plenty of toys, no need to bring your own. We played a lot of ping pong. They loved going to see the sheep and chickens and look for eggs every morning. We are all now looking into getting our own chickens.

The house is also close to everything- close to the town and shops and close to stowe. We also did a lot of ice skating at the Stowe arena which was fun.

This house was awesome, the owners are friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and Convenient Stowe House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in December of 2014 for 3 nights and had a very nice time. The location is ideal as it is nearby the Von Trapp Lodge and allows for easy access to the Stowe mountain and downtown Stowe (plus all of the roads are paved, no dirt) There are a number of bedrooms so it was very easy to give everyone their own space.

The house is clearly a family getaway and is very well stocked but still felt clean and welcoming. There are sheep and chickens on the property also. This was only a good thing (no noise or smells) and we actually were able to get farm fresh eggs one morning when one of us was brave enough to retrieve them!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Perfect Location for a Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were very fortunate to find this property which was a perfect location for our respective families to gather over the holidays. My sister and family traveled down from Montreal and my brother-in-law and family traveled up from New York City. We flew out from California and found it was very easily accessible from Burlington Airport. The house was secluded enough to be very private, but close enough to Stowe and other local ski resorts and of course the town's various delicious restaurants. We also did the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour which was a lot of fun.

Having only read one review of the property, we weren't sure what we would find, but we were pleasantly surprised at the charm and coziness of this home. The kitchen was very well equipped and and wonderfully spacious for creating delicious meals. The owners were very kind and left us plenty of wood for the wood burning fireplace, fresh eggs from the chickens on the property, and snowshoes so we could go trekking in the fresh snow and burn of a few calories.

The kids had a blast running around the property seeing the sheep, chickens and bunnies. And the rest of us grownups enjoyed sitting around the fire, cooking gourmet meals, drinking wine, watching movies (they have a great selection of films) and generally relaxing. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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  • 3 of 5

Good simple family owned home. All came as promised EXCEPT internet and a few minor things which is the only reason I give it a 3 instead of a 4. We had 12 adults staying in it and 16 to dinner and never felt cramped. A little lacking on the luxury side but more than made up for it with a reasonable price and lots of the "basics" (kitchen, etc) that rental properties often lack. An overall good experience. Could use a better living room space setup but combined kitchen/dining room/family room was awesome for cooking eating and hanging. Nice big mud-room for ski boots and jackets. Downstairs (sort of) master bedroom is COLD and could use better heating ventilation. Ping pong table a great touch. There was supposedly an issue (said owners) with the amount of hot-water but we never encountered it - just don't have everyone taking showers and running the dishwasher at the same time. It was no problem at all. Owners were fair and straightforward. Again awesome kitchen if you like to cook. Needs a gas grill though, charcoal is a tall order in -5º weather.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 2012- Wireless Internet came to our area. Wifi is now excellent throughout the house. 2014- There is now a gas grill on the porch
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Waterbury, VT
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Hundreds of acres of fields and forests abuts the property offering privacy and access to trails to explore by foot, bike or skis. Nebraska Valley is tucked away from the bustle of town but just a minutes drive to downhill and cross country facilities.


Rates & Availability

Stowe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Presidents Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Mar 17 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 13 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates available upon request
Rates available upon request

Looking to offer an affordable vacation for a family or groups of families

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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Stowe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Small Cooler
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • tennis
2 queens, 2 double, 2 twins. Ping pong table, piano, toys, absolutely no smoking & no pets.

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