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Peg Fitzgerald

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Okemo, Green Mountains, Snowboarding, Skiing, Antiquing, Hiking, Snowmobiling,

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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8 Bedrooms, 4 baths, Sleeps 20, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, linens provided

Vermont's 1828 Reunion House is an eight bedroom, four bath home that is perfect for family reunions or friends seeking a relaxed and comfortable gathering location. Built in 1828 the rambling historical home has two sections the farmhouse and the lodge. The farmhouse offers a living room, huge dining room, well-equipped kitchen, three bedrooms and two full baths. The lodge is a converted barn that has a great room with a large fireplace, a second equipped kitchen, five bedrooms and two baths. The combined areas are seamlessly joined and offer a grand and cozy retreat. Ten acres provide fields, forest, a pond and the Williams River for rock hopping and swimming. The pasture is perfect for weddings are can accommodate a large tent. This unique home is ideal for sports enthusiasts with Okemo Mountain just a short drive down the road. Wi-Fi accessible. Visit the Reunion House. Where memories are made!

Setting: Located on Route 103 and Smokeshire Road on 10 acres, the historic home has approximately 1 acre of mowed lawn and additional 3-4 acres of meadow. Beyond the lower meadow are woods with an old worn grassy road to an intimate upper meadow which contains a small pond - not suitable for swimming but a great destination for hiking. Smokeshire Road is a county-maintained dirt road that meanders along the river and is excellent for hiking and walking through the bucolic woods. In the warmer weather, one can sit on the large rocks or swim in the cool pools of the Williams River. In the winter, a toboggan path cuts through our woods and is perfect for sledding, tubing or practicing a snowboard run. The meadow is perfect for cross country skiing!

Weddings and Reunions: The Vermont 1828 Reunion House is the perfect place for reunions and weddings, as the large pasture can accommodate tents and parking. Surrounded by the Green Mountains, the nestled pasture offers an intimate setting yet easily accessible from Route 103. The house is an excellent place for the reunion or wedding party to stay and memories will surely be made! Please inquire about certain provisions when hosting a large event to maintain the integrity of the 1828 house. Local caterers are available to assist with your event.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Peg Fitzgerald (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Peg Fitzgerald

The Vermont 1828 Reunion House is "Where Memories are Made." Built in 1828 the historic farmhouse is the perfect place for large family gatherings with dinners in the dining room and intimate conversations in front of the roaring fire in the lodge. There is plenty of space for privacy as well as ten acres of woodland and pasture for exploration. The woods, meadow, and hills also include a small pond. And the beauty of the Williams River located next to the house is a beautiful spot in any season.

Over the years, the warmth and character of the home have welcomed many a visitor. Whether snow-loving-folks are visiting the covered mountains in winter, rugged hikers in the spring, or leaf peepers admiring the red sugar maples, each visitor has been wrapped in the nostalgic warmth of this quintessential farmhouse.

Eight bedrooms, each unique in traditional decor, and four bathrooms allow for ample space for guests. With two kitchens connected with an old fashioned pass thru window, meal preparation becomes a family affair. Did I mention the commercial grade Wolf Stove? This home is ideally suited for family and friend reunions. Clubs, associations, artists, musicians, snowmobilers, antique hunters, the list, goes on and on. All who have stayed have found a home away from home at the 1828 House.

The adjacent barn is a living relic, and one can marvel at the rustic construction from another time. Currently, it is another hang-out-area with a ping pong table, foosball table, and even a punching bag to provide an outdoor game area.

With plenty of parking, dirt roads for walking and clear star filled skies at night, your cares will ease, and your focus will shift to the love of being with family and friends, enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Peg Fitzgerald purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Peg Fitzgerald chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

This home is a unique and wonderful place that really inspires good times. Close to Okemo, the mountains, the streams, the swimming holes, the antiques and maple sugar, the golf courses, the colleges, Montreal, Canada. So much to do, This is a magical place! Come visit and make some Vermont memories with your family.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Okemo Mountain Resort, the Green Mountains and the towns of Weston, Grafton, Ludlow, and Chester are close to the house. Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, antiquing, leaf peeping, reunions and college visits, have all brought folks to the 1828 House. The property has much to offer with woods, meadows, the Williams River for swimming and Smokeshire Road for hiking. The VAST Vermont Snowmobile trail is right across the road from the 1828 House!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The 1828 Reunion House is situated in a great area. Beautiful nature and wonderful smaller and bigger towns within 10 - 20 minutes of driving. Next to the house runs a small river through a wooded area. A very nice stroll for early in the morning or after dinner. Nice living rooms, a great great dining room! The kitchens have everything a person needs,
Oct 2013
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Okemo, Green Mountains, Snowboarding, Skiing, Antiquing, Hiking, Snowmobiling,
average rating of 4.875 based on 13 reviews

Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

The 1828 house was very clean and well taken care of. My stay could not have gone any better. This place is perfect for anyone wanting to experience the nature of Vermont in a beautiful piece of architecture.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The 1828 House was the perfect house for our getaway/reunion! The fireplace was awesome- we spent most of our time there. The creek behind the house was great for nature walks and the ski resort was only a 5 minute drive away. The house was really cozy yet big enough that I never felt crowded. Hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks, so glad to hear you had a good time, "making memories."
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Best Stay Ever

  • 5 of 5

This house is so charming! It has a lot of space, but still allows for everyone to gather in a quaint setting. Perfect for families and friends! Beautiful surroundings perfect for a weekend get away or to spend some time on the local family friendly mountain - Okemo!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Family time...

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property and getaway with family. You must experience the slow paced and peaceful Vermont vacation. Our family treasures each and every moment at this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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New Jersey

Great place to stay with a large group!

  • 5 of 5

Great place so close to Okemo! We had 23 in our group and it never seemed we were on top of each other. They had everything we needed to live comfortably. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed the 1828 House!
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New York

Nice house

  • 4 of 5

The 1828 Reunion House is situated in a great area. Beautiful nature and wonderful smaller and bigger towns within 10 - 20 minutes of driving.

Next to the house runs a small river through a wooded area. A very nice stroll for early in the morning or after dinner.

Nice livingrooms, a great great diningroom! The kitchens have everything a person needs, the only problem is that both dishwashers leak and don't quite clean if they are more than half full.

We were with 12 adults and a child, fitting reasonably in the 8 bedrooms. I would say that this is the maximum amount of adults. More young children would not be a problem, but it would've been even more comfortable with less adults. Only 3 of the 8 bedrooms are well suited for adults.

All in all, I would recommend this house to other people!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Sam's Steakhouse
Pot Belly
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sams Steak House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sams Steak House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Numerous ski areas are close by including Okemo (6 miles to base lodge), Killington (25 miles), Bromley, Ascutney, Stratton and Suicide Six in Woodstock. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are popular. During the summer months, hiking, golfing, rock climbing and various water sports can be found on the nearby lakes (Echo and Pauline) and on Lake Champlain in Burlington (1.5 hours), summer festivals abound. Manchester is a short ride away (35 minutes), as is Stowe home to Mt. Mansfield. An ambitious traveler can venture to Montreal, Canada for an invigorating day trip.

Other Activities: Vermont country stores and villages abound

Ski: We are six miles south of Okemo's base lodge, approximately 30 miles south of Killington and Pico and approximately 25 miles north of Stratton and Bromley.


Rates & Availability

Chester Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Ski Season
Nov 17 2016 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please call Matthew 410-310-6337, or Margaret 410-310-6337. All rates are all inclusive of the $300 cleaning and linen fees, and the Vermont 9% Occupancy test.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Chester Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First floor Farmhouse bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off dining room, commom full bath. Used by Lincoln bedroom
    Second floor Lodge bathroom - toilet , shower , One of two bathrooms upstairs in lodge, also open hall sink
    Second floor Farmhouse bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared by two bedrooms in upstairs farmhouse
    Second floor Lodge bathroom - toilet , shower , Two bathrooms on second floor lodge and an open hall sink
  • There are four full baths in the house, and two hot water heaters with over 120 gallons of hot water. In the lodge area on the second floor are two bathrooms with showers. Twin sinks are in the hallway for washing up or brushing teeth. IN the farmhouse on the second floor is a bath with shower. A full bath on the first floor of farmhouse has a shower and a full-sized bathtub. The farmhouse and lodge are two different sections of the same house, which have two separate upstairs areas.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Lincoln Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Antique Queen Canopy & a single bed, first floor farmhouse
    Quincy-Adams Bedroom - 1 double , Double w/ shared private bath - upstairs house
    Kennedy - 1 queen , Queen iron canopy bed w/ shared private bath upstairs house
    Clinton Bedroom - 1 double , High rise double bed w/ antique dresser, upstairs lodge
    Truman Bedroom - 1 double , Cozy double bed located in upstairs lodge
    Roosevelt Bedroom - 1 double , Double bed in cozy quiet room upstairs in lodge
    Bush-Bush Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunkbed sets for small children
    Pyramid Room - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , This is a gret kid friendly room.
  • This house sleeps 20 and beds are made and ready with linen service sheets and towels. Most beds have down comforters in the winter. Five lodge upstairs bedrooms share two private bathrooms with showers and an additional open built in double sink for teeth brushing in the hallway. The farmhouse has two bedrooms upstairs with a private bath with shower. The farmhouse downstairs bedroom shares a full bath with shower and tub with the living areas.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Vermont 1828 Reunion House, a place where memories are made, is an historic farmhouse and lodge connected together as one large house perfect for families, friends and reunions. The ambiance is friendly and welcoming and the house exudes a cozy charm. We love our house and hope that you too find it to be a very special place. Please take good care as many of the items are old and irreplaceable. Please come for a visit, we are sure that you will return year after year. Come visit the green mountains and reunited with friends at the 1828 House!

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