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Classic Vermont Family Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Joseph & Rebecca McGovern
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

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.

Amenities

Stowe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • 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
Notes:
2 queens, 2 double, 2 twins. Ping pong table, piano, toys, absolutely no smoking & no pets.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Classic Vermont Family Home
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
5

Warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Becky was so easy to work with and really made us comfortable about having 6 kids (including FOUR little boys) running around the house. The beds were ample and comfortable, the wood stove was warm and fun, the kitchen was ready to use, and the bathrooms were clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spacious home for experiencing Stowe!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic New Years Eve experience staying here. The home is much more spacious than the pictures give it credit for. Large kitchen and outdoor grill make cooking easy. Plenty of wood was supplied to keep the fireplace roaring all weekend; that was a particular highlight of the trip. Even the sitting room had great DVDs to watch while relaxing after a full day on the slopes. Finally, the owners have always been very responsive, welcoming and great to work with. I'd absolutely recommend staying at this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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5

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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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Waterbury, VT
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Waterbury,VT
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.

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Rates & Availability

Stowe House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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