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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Charming VT farmhouse with spectacular mountain views, lots to do in area

39 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 90 nights

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Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms/sleeps 6 . 1 1/2 bath. Extra pullout queen bed in LR. large rooms

NB: to avoid paying new 2016 service fee from this site, directly contact owner by email or phone. Payment arrangements, usually by check, will be discussed then.

Property description:

Dating from the early 19th century, this classic farmhouse in Londonderry, VT, has enormous charm. Many of the rooms are super sized. Our family has owned it for 82 years and have decorated it with family antiques, art, and Oriental rugs. There's a library, a fireplace and grand piano & a dining table that seats 10. Lovely views can be seen from several rooms. Well-equipped gourmet Ikea kitchen with Cuisinart, cookbooks, spices, herbs.

The house is surrounded on all sides by open fields, and there's a maple sugar lot and woods to the west. We are half way up Hell's Peak with a gorgeous view of both Magic (Glebe) and Stratton mts. (and Bromley from our woods) and the 65-acre property is ringed with smaller mountains. Our front yard features these views, and our large lawns extend to the front, rear, and side of the house with many beautiful flower beds. The picnic area overlooks the view of Magic Mt. and fields. Many of our clientele return again and again so great is their enjoyment of our property & the area.

Dating from the early 19th century, this Londonderry, Vt., home is a classic farmhouse and has enormous charm. Many of the rooms are super sized. Our family has owned it for 82 years and have decorated it with family antiques, art, and Oriental rugs. There's a library, a fireplace and grand piano and a dining table that seats 10. Lovely views can be seen from several rooms. Well-equipped gourmet Ikea kitchen with Cuisinart, cookbooks, spices, herbs.

The land: The house is surrounded on all sides by open fields, and there's a maple sugar lot and woods to the west. We are half way up Hell's Peak with a gorgeous view of both Magic (Glebe) and Stratton mts. (and Bromley from our woods), and the 65-acre property's view is ringed with smaller mountains. Our front yard features these views, and our large lawns extend to the front, rear, and side of the house with many beautiful flower beds. The picnic area overlooks the view of Magic and fields. Many of our clientele return again and again, so great is their enjoyment of our property and the general area.

The area: There's tons to do in the Londonderry, Weston, Peru, Manchester area, and other attractions are within easy driving distance. There are many restaurants, shops, recreational sites. Swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing antiquing, summer theatre, concerts, shopping, visits to historical sites, a farmer's market are just some of the area's attractions. Londonderry is in the heart of the Golden Triangle ski area, with Stratton, Bromley, Magic and Okemo nearby.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
pls contact owner Kathryn Phelps directly to avoid site service fee (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About pls contact owner Kathryn Phelps directly to avoid site service fee

Our parents bought the farm in the middle of the Great Depression. For 20 years we dairy farmed the property. We three sisters are now the owners. There are four grandchildren of the original owners, and four great grandchildren. The sisters and their families all live off-site but use the home as a vacation spot too. For that reason, it is kept in very good condition, with improvements added each year, and the house's charm and amenities have been preserved. We all grew up on the farm and were largely educated in the area. I, Kathryn, the eldest sister, am the renter contact, and my younger sister, Judith, is our treasurer.

pls contact owner Kathryn Phelps directly to avoid site service fee purchased this farmhouse in 1934

Why pls contact owner Kathryn Phelps directly to avoid site service fee chose Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

PARTLY BECAUSE THE OWNER, KATHRYN PHELPS, WILL DEAL WITH YOU DIRECTLY SO THAT YOU CAN AVOID THE SITE SERVICE FEE. PLEASE EMAIL OR PHONE ME. I HAVE A MESSAGE MACHINE.

Just a quick look at our visitors' guest book and its many 5 star reviews gives a good overview of the reasons to choose our property for your vacation. Three ski areas are nearby: Stratton, Bromley and Magic. The mountain and valley views are spectacular; the two hundred year old classic farmhouse colonial house is charming ( with several large, sunny rooms), as is the property itself, a mixture of wide lawns, lovely flower beds, large fields and pastures and a picturesque woods. The house is furnished with antiques, Oriental rugs, art and a wide selection of books that belong to the family, and the kitchen and dining facilities are very well equipped. Outside there is a picnic area that features our best view of Magic Mt. There are many recreational, shopping, and tourist sites in the area, and the house is furnished with guide books and other tourist information. Please look at our enthusiastic renter reviews for trustworthy reactions to this great location...NB: we rent for WHOLE SKI SEASON, not weekly or monthly as in summer and fall. So far, two ski families have stayed 5 winters in a row, and in 2015-16 our current ski family will stay a sixth winter, because of our house's location and charm. There's even a big sliding hill.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Location, location, location. Tons to do. Good restaurants, museums, recreation, shopping, antiquing, tourist sites. Wonderful privacy at an uniquely charming house and gorgeous rural property. Good amenities and well-kept house and landscape that features lovely gardens as well as a spectacular views of nearby ski mts. We have WIRELESS, DSL as well as satellite TV. It's a perfect place to kick back and relax, or shop, go antiqueing, or to the theater, good restaurants and museums. Several popular tourist sites are within easy driving distance. Sports, such as swimming, hiking, tennis, golf, canoeing and horseback riding are available nearby. Finding a property with such a combination of warmth, charm and beauty is rare. Our father was smitten by the property's mountain views in 1934, and we-- his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren-- have taken pleasure for 21 years now in sharing our love of the property with our renters. ALL 3 MAJOR SKI AREAS--Magic, Stratton & Bromley-- CAN BE SEEN FROM OUR WOODLOT to the west of house, and it has nice trails for walking or cross country skiing..Magic is our lovely view from the front yard. .

Guestbook comments from the manager

Kathryn, We want to thank you so much for letting us spend our honeymoon at your wonderful house! The experience was amazing and we will never forget it. Hopefully you will rent in the future because we would love to come back.
Jun 2014
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4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

Charming VT farmhouse with spectacular mountain views, lots to do in area
average rating of 4.948718 based on 66 reviews
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Charming farmhouse with spectacular mountain views

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 10 days in July in this lovely spot. What a wonderful stay. The house sits on 60+ acres of fields overlooking the mountains, with glorious sunsets and sunrises. The flowers and garden were beautifully kept and in full bloom while we were there. There is a grill and lawn furniture, easy to curl up with a book and listen to the crickets for hours. The house itself is completely charming. It is a very old farmhouse, with lovely proportions and all of the original charm. The bedrooms all have multiple windows, and a good breeze at night. The bathrooms and kitchen are simple and functional, and the kitchen very well stocked. We had no trouble finding everything we needed to cook.

There is a ton to do in the area - hiking, swimming, adventures, etc. And lots of wonderful restaurants nearby. While the house sits right on a road, as old houses generally do, it feels very private and is very quiet. The back goes on for miles, and couldn't be more peaceful. The owners were so easy to work with and provided tons of useful information about the house and the area. While we were there in summer, we can imagine it is very well set up for winter ski weekends, with lots of room for gear in the garage, and a short trip to multiple mountains. We very much hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catarina and family: My sisters and I are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful VT farmhouse . We work hard to make our guests' stays as relaxing and pleasant as possible and feel gratified that you want to come again. Our father chose wisely in 1934 when he bought our farm for its charm and view. He never could have imagined that, years later, our area of southern VT would offer such exciting and varied experiences for summer vacationers and skiers. I'm looking forward to having you and your family visit our home again. Sincerely, Kathryn Humphreys Phelps
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charming old home on serene grounds

  • 5 of 5

we loved staying here! the house itself is full of character, and you get a real feel for the family who has owned it for a long time. gorgeous old maples and shady lawn for lounging, picnics, and games. great books and grand piano. good swimming lakes close by!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad that you found our home both stimulating and restful. Indeed, there is good availability of sports in the area and much else to do. Come again!
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Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful, old, authentic, well-equipped, clean place...but mostly, it is so beautiful, that I challenge anyone to sit under the crab apple tree in the Adirondack chair, with a glass of wine at sunset, overlooking the wildflowers in the meadow and the distant "green mountain," and not have your soul restored! You can easily imagine a family in the 1940's and 50's, sitting by the stone fire place on a cold night, playing the piano, reading and just being together. Yes, it is also very quirky, the old doors sometimes stick, the old hardwood floors slant, so don't go there is you want more of the same. But, if you and your family want to travel back to a simpler time while enjoying all the activities offered by the great surrounding natural areas and towns, this place is for you.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth, your review captures some of the charm of our home., which dates from the early 19th century. Happily, we've made many upgrades and the house has many amenities. You tell me you'll be back next summer, which will be your third stay with us. We're so glad that you find the farm restorative. As you know, there are plenty of exciting activities and sights to be found nearby. Thanks for your kind words. See you again next summer. Kathryn
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I've been going to Vermont for about 40 years and started taking my children there about 10 years ago. We've stayed in private homes, B&Bs, and motels but this year we rented the Humphrey farmhouse. It was filled with charm, and history since it was an actual working farm at one point. The house was immaculately clean and the property was meticulously kept. The view of the mountains from the property was breathtaking! It's conveniently located and easy to find. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and there were no unpleasant surprises which can happen when renting a private home. The home was comfortable and kid friendly. We loved every minute of our stay there. My kids are begging to go back. It was truly a wonderful experience. We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! This review makes us very happy, as you appreciate some of the qualities my two sisters and I love most about our charming home, which has been in our family since 1934. Our farming days ended in 1956, but a neighboring farmer is able to use our hay, and we are determined not to sell any land but keep the farm's 65acres intact. The open space, peace, quiet and privacy are treasures we are glad to share. Please come again soon, especially as your children also enjoyed themselves so much.
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A perfect escape from a busy life

  • 5 of 5

My family spent one wonderful week at the Humphrey House and couldn't have asked for a more relaxing vacation. It is a lovely home filled with history. My husband enjoyed learning all about the Humphrey family and the history of the farm. I read several books from their extensive and eclectic library. Morning coffee overlooking the mountains was a daily treat. Our children (ages 12-18) also found plenty to do but more importantly had many opportunities to just sit together and enjoy each other's company. The home itself is quite comfortable and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. We spent some time exploring southern Vermont, including climbing Mount Equinox and trying the nearby zip-lining course (lots of fun). Hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My sisters and I are happy to learn that your whole family greatly enjoyed our farm. And even happier to learn that you'd like to return next summer. Indeed, we have many returnee families and do all we can to make their stays a wonderful experience. As you note, there's much fun to be had in our area of Southern VT. Thanks for your feedback, and we look forward to arranging a vacation for you next summer.
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Quintessential Vermont Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the "Quintessential Vermont Farmhouse Vacation" this is the place. It sits on a hilltop overlooking beautiful farm fields with a wonderful yard where you can just relax and enjoy the scenery. It is 10 minutes from Weston (Weston Playhouse and The Vermont Country Store) and 5 minutes from Londonderry where there is a great grocery store. The owners are great to deal with and make it easy to get in and out in the place. I recommend the place highly if you want a place to relax but still close to everything you need.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed our house and hope you'll come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bradley International or Albany
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Jakes
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tater Hill in LOndonderry
Nearest Train
30 Miles
bellows falls
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 11 & Rt. 100 on Londonderry's main st.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Garden, Jakes, American Grille, Solo, more
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Beaches: Lowell Lake, Hapgood Pond, Pingree Park
Car: necessary

Near Stratton, Bromley, Magic Mountain and Okemo downhill ski areas and several cross country ski areas. Hiking, swimming, fishing & canoeing. Also near spas, antique and discount shopping, tennis, golf, Vermont Country Store & 4-star restaurants. Near Weston Playhouse summer theater, So. Vt. Art Center, Hildene, Appalachian trail head, Taylor Farm, Hapgood Recreational Area. Children can be easily entertained and play safely on our large lawns surrounding the house.

Other Activities: sightseeing, shopping at outlets, art galleries, Marlboro Music Festival, summer theater, movie theater in Manchester. NB: we rent by week in summer and fall, but only by the WHOLE SKI SEASON in winter. Located in heart of four ski areas. Wonderful leaf peeping in fall. Many sports and sights available in summer and fall. We have travel guides and flyers galore in the house, and they're frequently updated.

I recommend spending a day in Manchester, another in Weston. People enjoy Grafton and Chester too. Of course, some people just enjoy staying home and enjoying our house, lawns, gardens and wonderful views. Our skiers are returning in 2015-16 for the sixth winter in a row because they love the house so much. We also have summer returnees and a guest book full of 5 star reviews. I was born in the house, so I'm prejudiced, but local real estate agents have told us that our home is one of the most beautifully sited in all southern VT. You're sure to find peace and fun and a great deal to do. Come enjoy.

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Rates & Availability

Londonderry Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer/fall 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Oct 15 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$975
$3,500
 
 
WHOLEWhole Ski season 2016-17
Nov 19 2016 - Apr 23 2017
90 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$975
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/wk minimum $90
bed/bath linens minimum $30
Tax Rate 9.0%

WE prefer full week Sat to Sat summer and fall rentals at $975. Off season, we'll consider 3 to 5 nights at $175-$225 per night. No smoking, no pets. NB: we rent by the whole ski season only; rate is $10,000 plus all utilities, firewood, plowing, dump runs. $1000 returnable security fee. Easy drive to Stratton, Bromley, Magic. Okemo 35 min. Continue for cancellation policy below.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No return of payment if less than 30 days notice before planned occupancy. We will "CONSIDER" partial repayment on a sliding scale if notice is given 30 to 60 days before planned occupancy. Full repayment., except any credit card usage fee or homeaway site service fee, can be expected if we receive at least 60 days notice before planned occupancy.

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Amenities

Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , toilet and sink
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink, too, of course
  • full bath upstairs; half bath downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom (Master) - 2 double
    Bedroom (#2) - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom (#3) - 1 double
    sofabed in LR - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen/LR
  • 1 bedroom with one double bed, huge MBR room with two double beds, 1 large bedroom with 2 twin beds, huge living room with queen sofa bed. Beds are clean and comfortable, bedrooms charming. Mattresses are firm, but not overly so. All 3 bedrooms on second floor. Nice views from windows. TO SAVE money, you can bring your own bed & bath linens. Kitchen & DR are provided free, and, if we provide them, the bed and bath linens price fee depends on the number of guests. .
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
MBR: two double beds; bedroom#2: two twin beds; bedroom #3: one double bed; queen sofabed in LR. Well-equipped kitchen with toaster oven, Cuisinart, blender, large assortment of utensils, dishes, cookbooks. Lawn furniture, gas grill & gorgeous picnic area. Blankets & pillows, kitchen & table linens provided, but bring your own sheets, towels unless you pay house linen fee of $30 minimum. House linens stored in linen closet & MBR built-ins. PLEASE BRING OWN SWIM TOWELS ***Internet access is via DSL wireless broadband internet coverage thru our satellite TV connection. .** Newer, more powerful cell phones work for long distance, but we have a household phone for local calls. Skiers can pay extra for long distance coverage season-long on the house phone. *The beautiful views, gardens, charm of 200 yr. old house and open space surrounding the property as well as many area attractions are remarkable. We have many repeat customers. ** Please see our guestbook for 60 five star reviews

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