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Farmhouse at Viking Nordic, 72 acres, quiet country road, sleeps 18 w/Apt added

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3 BA, Farmhouse sleeps 10; w/ Apartment at Viking Nordic rental sleeps 18

The Farmhouse is rented for the Winter of 2016-17. Please see our new listing The Apartment at Viking Nordic here on Homeaway.

The 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.

If you're looking for a place to sleep more than 10 during the spring/summer/fall rent the 3 bedroom, 2 bath Apartment at Viking Nordic too. The Apartment is in the same structure but has a separate entrance. With the Apartment we can accommodate a total of 18 guests in 7 bedrooms with 5 baths. To ensure privacy during the spring/summer/fall this apartment is only available in conjunction with a Farmhouse rental.

If part of your group is not staying the entire rental period, either joining late or leaving early, the apartment can be rented for fewer days than the Farmhouse rental. There is a minimum rental period of 3 days and only one Apartment rental period is permitted per Farmhouse rental. Please ask for more details and see the Apartment at Viking Nordic listings here on Homeaway.

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 an 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.

More Details

Dana McNair, Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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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Londonderry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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Farmhouse at Viking Nordic, 72 acres, quiet country road, sleeps 18 w/Apt added
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt, Viking Center is my favorite winter getaway in Vermont. This is my second visit and our group enjoyed it even more than the initial stay. The house is roomy, comfortable and perfectly located for a variety of activities.... walk out the door to lovely x-country skiing and snow shoeing, take a run down the road (saw a moose yesterday), take a short drive into Londonderry for a delightful cafe/natural foods deli and nearby yoga, or visit the surrounding towns. The hosts, Dana and Malcolm, are charming, readily available to answer any questions and have taken great care of the house and ski trails. We can't wait to return. Thanks Dana and Malcolm.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Nanny. We love having you all stay with us! Even Mother Nature kicked in to help make your stay better by giving us an unexpected winter snowfall. I can't tell you how happy I was that you got to ski on good snow. Your visit is always a pleasure. We hope to see you again soon. Dana
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Very comfortable farmhouse right on the cross country trails and close to many downhill areas

  • 4 of 5

Although we had little snow for our "ski vacation" we made the most of our stay. The host was very generous with trail use and equipment use even though the center was not open. We enjoyed the spacious, clean, comfortable house and made the most of our time. We explored Lowell Lake State Park and even visited Hildene. We look forward to our next visit to the Viking House.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the farmhouse and the apartment for three days in August. It was so convenient for us to attend our family reunion being held in Weston, VT.

Everything we needed was right at our fingertips in both the farmhouse and the apartment. The younger people stayed in the farmhouse and the seniors had the apartment, which was perfect. We will definitely come back next year.

Dana was very cooperative and attentive to our needs. Thank you Dana.

Carol and Larry Stewart

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

The house and location is the best you can ask for. Property Managers were pleasant and accommodating. We will be going back next year and for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Great, spacious house on a beautiful quiet property. The owners are very reponsive and easy to work with. If you're looking for a quiet getaway in a rustic farmhouse with modern amenities, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was really great - neat and comfortable. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Ski trail was overgrown but we enjoyed hiking in the nearby Appalachian trail and swimming at Hopgood park! House was great - very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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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 72 acre property includes 8 km of private trails for summer and fall use and ski passes for each house guest for the 39 km cross country ski and snowshoe 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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