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Dana McNair, Manager

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

c1860 farmhouse on 72 acres at Viking Nordic Center on a quiet country road.

10 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Overview

Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 10

The old family farmhouse is located at Viking Nordic Center, up a rise on a quiet secondary road less than 5 minutes from the center of Londonderry. The house is surrounded by landscaped grounds including a huge backyard beyond which there is a small pond. A large deck overlooks a 3 acre meadow with the Green Mountains serving as the backdrop. Beyond the meadow Viking Nordic's acclaimed cross country ski trails roll through densely wooded Vermont countryside. Summer visitors have access to the 8 km Inner Trails which lie closer to the house. The house features a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, and an L-shaped living area with a fireplace and French doors opening onto a field stone patio and the backyard. Two of the bedrooms have private baths and a third bathroom is in the upstairs hall. Two of the bedrooms have queen mattresses, one a double, and one has 2 twins and a bunk bed.

In the winter guests have access to the Nordic center's 39 km of groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Renter's receive complimentary trail passes.

Our Area of Vermont: The famous Vermont Country Store and Weston Playhouse are a 5 minute drive away. Manchester, with lots of outlet and boutique shopping, endless dining options, museums and galleries is an easy 15 minute drive. There are many children's entertainment options from farm tours to Bromley's Fun Zone including the world famous Alpine Slide. Magic Mountain boasts TimberQuest, a tree top ropes course complete with zip lines. In the winter, cross country ski or snowshoe out the door on the groomed trail network or downhill ski or snowboard at Stratton, Okemo, Bromley, or Magic. You will get complimentary skiing at Viking Nordic Center when you stay at the house.

Summer fun in the area: Saturday: West River Farmer's Market 1.5 miles away in Londonderry. Buy local produce, food and craft items.

Nearest Grocery store: Clark's IGA, a little gem less than 2 miles away

Bromley Fun Zone: 8 miles away. Enjoy a full day of fun on the mountain from mini golf to a great alpine slide.

Lowell Lake State Park, 2 miles away by car, one and a half miles if you walk. Lowell lake is great spot for kayaking. Hapgood Pond State Recreation area, 6 miles away has a little beach area and lots of picnic spots.

Hike the Viking Nordic ski trails, or go for a longer walk down a dirt road to Lowell Lake State Park at the base of Magic Mountain.

Manchester: shop and eat to your heart's content. Small locally owned stores or name brand outlet stores, Manchester will keep you busy. Manchester also boasts one of the best independent bookstores in the country. If you are a book lover Northshire Bookstore is not to be missed.

The Vermont Country Store, The Weston Playhouse and The Weston Priory: 6 miles away in Weston.

Fletcher Farms School for Arts and Crafts 14 miles away in Ludlow.

Vermont is home to many summer theater groups, craft fairs, artist retreats, antique shows, horse shows.... just to name a few hundred things you can do when you visit.

Winter 2017 4 month Seasonal Rental is available. Please inquire regarding pricing and dates. The house is available December 1st however, start and end dates are flexible.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dana McNair, Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect days: sun, snow, trails, food, family. Once again, Viking is a haven for the weary!PL, Wayne, PABeautiful home! Great skiing. This is a perfect place to go in order to 'power down'. We will certainly keep this place in mind next time we need to get away from it all.J&DM, Berwyn, PAWe have found the Guest House to be comfortable and welcoming. I am continually finding little touches -- in decoration or in functionality - which delight me. It really has been fun to stay here!...We enjoyed the views and the wildflowers, the breeze and the sky.The W'sWe had a great visit! Vermont is one of our favorite places to visit! The Guest House was very welcoming and spacious for our large crew. We enjoyed the pool...and had fun catching frogs from the pond. Our time was relaxing...thanks for sharing your wonderful home.The B's and C's, North Kingstown, RI
Oct 2004
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Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

c1860 farmhouse on 72 acres at Viking Nordic Center on a quiet country road.
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we've stayed here for a week-long rental in the summer--obviously our three-generational family loves this place! It's well-maintained, with a great downstairs layout so we can spread out, and a dining room table large enough to fit all of us at mealtime. The grounds are beautiful, and spacious, and the road is blessedly quiet. The location is convenient to many local activities too, including Hapgood Pond and Lowell Lake which have become family favorites. Coming back feels like home!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nostalgic farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful farmhouse. The grounds and setting were gorgeous! The house itself was reminiscent of my great grandmothers farmhouse and couldn't have been better, clean and everything we needed. Londonderry was perfect with wonderful restaurants and plenty of fun, family friendly activities. Lowell Lake state park is a must see... Absolutely gorgeous and everything one thinks is Vermont ! We had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to head back!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very nice house!!!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my familly had a great time. House is clean and cozy, Everything You need is there. Communication with the host was very smooth. I would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Great place to stay for our ski trip to Okemo

  • 5 of 5

The house is great and cozy. We had a comfortable stay for two days for our trip to Okemo Mountain (about 25 minutes drive). We kept the house clean before we left so the damage deposit was fully refunded as promised. Our host is very responsible. We exchanged a couple of emails before to assist our arrival. There were three bathrooms for eight of us, which was very convenient. I would definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Historic gem

  • 5 of 5

This is an authentic old house that is still very comfortable. The mattresses and pillows are great, the fireplace draws well, the wood is dry, the heat works, the kitchen is equipped beyond well. Our hosts were friendly and obliging and the scenery gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Peace and Quiet At The Old Nordic Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our Columbus Day week -long vacation while staying at this beautiful farmhouse (October 2015). True to its online description and pictures, it is clean and cozy. The promise of much needed peace & quiet was delivered via our stay at the Nordic Farmhouse~ very limited traffic on the road. If you are looking for privacy, you cannot beat this spot. Aside from the 3 cows living across the street and one visitor cat in the backyard, we didn't see another soul while on the property. That was the only disappointing part of our stay; one perfect black cat, seated with her (or his) back to the kitchen window, looking toward the frog pond, surrounded by beautiful fall leaves ~ I went for my camera and she (OR he) was gone.

Dana and Malcolm were great! They were responsive - we heard back from them regarding our rental inquiry in less than 24 hours and they responded just as quickly to subsequent emails answering additional questions we had about Nordic Farmhouse. Dana and Malcolm also made themselves accessible in that they provided several means of contacting them in the event that we needed something during our stay.

We recommend the Farmhouse for couples and/or families and would easily stay there again. I hope someone gets that picture of the cat.....

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Car: necessary

The house is 1 mile from Londonderry shopping, 20 minutes from Manchester, and 6 miles from Weston. Also 20 minutes from Stratton and Okemo ski areas, 10 minutes from Bromley Mountain and the summer Fun Zone, and 5 minutes from Magic Mtn. The 70 acre property includes 12 km of private trails for summer and fall use and ski passes for each house guest for the 35 km cross country ski trail system during the winter.

In the summer and fall, guests can fill their days without ever leaving the house's grounds -- playing in the large yard, walking the ski trails, flying kites in the meadow, or watching the sun set over the Green Mountains from the raised deck in the meadow. And of course, walking, running, or biking over the private trail network. The Appalachian Trail and Long Trail are nearby, Lowell Lake State Park is 1/2 mile away for canoeing, and there many great options for kayaking and fishing. Miles of Vermont back roads are great for long bike rides, runs, or drives.

Other Activities: Cross country skiing & snowshoeing

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Rates & Availability

Londonderry House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall
Apr 30 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$975
 
 
Winter/Ski Season Non-Holiday
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$4,500
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
8 night minimum stay
$1,600
Flat fee
 
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Winter rentals include trail passes to Viking Nordic Center. One pass per occupant for each night staying in the house. Equipment rentals are not included but are available for a fee at the nordic center.

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Amenities

Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • blue - toilet , shower
    green - toilet , combination tub/shower
    hall - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are all on the second floor. Two are private baths, accessed only from the bedrooms, one is at the end of the hallway.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • green - 1 queen , with full bath
    blue - 1 queen , with 3/4 bath
    pink - 2 twin/ single , and a bunk bed
    yellow - 1 double
  • The blue and green room have private baths, the green room bath has a tub/shower, the blue room has a shower stall. The other two rooms share a bathroom off the main hall. This bathroom has a shower stall.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
All bedrooms and bathrooms are on the second floor: 2 queen, 1 double, 2 twins & 1 bunk bed. 2 miles from Lowell Lake for swimming and kayaking, 6 miles from Hapgood Pond Recreation Area. Lawn furniture; games; snowplowing; lawn mowing. Large deck with two picnic tables.

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