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Charm and Comfort in the ideal VT location for all seasons (espec. Ski Season!)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Weston Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Charming 4 Bedms, 2.5 modern bath cottage in the perfect mountain village

Blue Haven Cottage:

Beautifully furnished in a charming and comfortable New England style, this house has been completely renovated yet retains a vintage Vermont charm. Great for year round fun:

- true skier's PARADISE with Okemo (8 miles), Bromley (12 mi), Stratton (15 mi), Magic Mountain (11 mi) and VAST trails in town!

- cool sweet mountain air and incredible theater, music, art shows in the summer!

- located on lovely Scenic Route 100 - Vermont's premier Foliage Route!

The house is open and bright; it has lots of windows and features covered porches on two sides! Our place sits on about an acre and is in between much larger parcels. There is lots of room to enjoy the outside, no matter which season.

Inside, we have wide plank poplar floors and pretty rugs throughout most of the 2 floors, so it is warm and easy to keep clean.

The first floor offers plenty of space in an open floor plan. Entry is through either one of the 2 big beautiful covered porches. There's a large double living room, shiny wide plank poplar wood floors, lots of oriental style carpets and a mix of good quality antique and modern furnishings making it elegant and comfortable.

Living room has plenty of comfortable and attractive seating for a big group to relax and open space for kids to play. Down 2 steps is the kitchen and the dining room. The kitchen is a cook's delight... It is well equipped and has lots of counter and cabinet space. The adjacent sunny open dining room features big windows on 2 sides, a big antique table and comfy seating for up to 8, which means that you'll have plenty of company (out of your way) while you whip up a hearty meal or reheat from the gourmet take out ;) It is very well equipped - even has a bread maker!

Second floor: Up the dramatic staircase is the well laid out second floor - there are four private bedrooms all off the central hall. This whole floor (except bathrooms) also has beautiful wide plank poplar wood floors.

#1 large master bedroom with Queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom - also a small office area with high speed Internet access (wireless Internet throughout the house). Windows on 3 sides to let in lots of light and vista views.

#2 large bedroom with Queen-size bed and direct access to shared bath - 3 windows on 2 sides make this a bright beautiful room.

#3 bedroom with double bed - shared bath is across the hall - cozy retreat that is beautifully decorated with 'VT Country Store' fabrics and an antique furniture.

#4 small bedroom with bunk beds - shared bath is next door - small but very comfortable with 2 closets and a big window.

All bedrooms have plenty of closet space and very comfortable quality furnishings, including good quality linens. All bathrooms are renovated & perfect

Blue Haven ...: This beautifully furnished and well laid out Vermont country home has charm and comfort in a peaceful setting yet close to 'everything'!

Weston is a 'picture postcard' Vermont village. Come and explore the original Vermont Country Store and the other shops, galleries, museums and restaurants of our small and very special village.

In the Winter you can have FOUR Ski Resorts with-in 16 miles - house is located on a very well plowed road, so you can get here or to the slopes in any weather! Never get bored skiing the same mountain every day - you are close enough to enjoy different terrains daily.

In the Spring and Summer you will enjoy the fresh air & sophisticated village country lifestyle. The Weston Playhouse is close by - this oldest theater in Vermont, offers 'Equity' performances in an intimate setting. The Weston rec center is a short walk -with courts and a spring fed swimming pond!

Of course in Autumn, you'll be on VT's main scenic foliage route and see dazzling colors

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Michael Plaut
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016

About Michael Plaut

We are from Northern CA and fell in love with Weston and VT almost 20 years ago. Although impractical, we bought and have used this wonderful home as time's permitted and as our family grew up. It has hosted family groups big + small and always feels like home. in 2015 we bought another home in Weston and moved here full-time. We continue to love the area, the people, and we continue to host visitors in our "sweet blue house" so that they can share the adventure and explore VT.

Michael Plaut purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why Michael Plaut chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

The home is so comfortable, well constructed and well laid out ... it is an easy home to love.

Also, the location is perfect: easy to reach from Boston (under 3 hrs) and NYC (under 4 hrs) ... no matter what the weather throws at you. Equally important, when you get here you'll find yourself located 1 mile from the Village Green in the most perfect (not only my opinion) town in VT.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house is not huge but it seems much bigger due to its design. With 4 private bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a wide open 1st floor plan, there is room for everyone together, room to be left alone and it's easy to keep clean / tidy. You never feel crowded or like it's a lot of work to keep it nice.

Of course the most important benefit in the winter is the incredibly close proximity to amazing slopes at some of the best ski areas in the East! The location during Foliage Season and Summer Theater Season are equally amazing!

There is always so much to do and see here ... but relaxing by the wood stove or on the porch swing is pretty darn compelling too ;)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Charm and Comfort in the ideal VT location for all seasons (espec. Ski Season!)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
4

Great VT rental!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this property last year for the season. It was a nice ride up to VT for the weekends from Boston (much closer than northern VT, and an easier ride with great restaurants along the way) Once we were there we always felt relaxed There are great family-friendly ski resorts nearby-we taught our 3.5 year old son to ski and he loved it! We cross-country skiied, went snow-shoeing, tried multiple restaurants (& breweries!!), visited farms for wagon rides, maple syrup farms, museums, the country store. The list goes on. TONS to do in the area. We are a young family with young kids. The house is an open floor plan, so great for kids to play but also be within site. The rooms are all cozy, and it was just an easy rental all around. We would rent again, but our son is now old enough to start sports programs in our area. Otherwise we would've snapped this up again. It's a great deal.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks DC - We wish you were returning too ... Now we need to find another great family who can enjoy the house, area and incredible skiing! Hope to see you back for weekends after ski season ends.
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5

Good location,warm, cozy, well appointed and clean

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful warm and cozy house. I rented for my family of eight and the house easily accommodated our group.

Blue Haven Cottage was well appointed, nicely decorated. Warm and cozy. The perfect New England home.

We skied Okemo which was easy to get to, we shopped in Weston at the country store.which is always a delight. We all had breakfast and dinner together at the large table and later played word games and drank wine into the night.

Could not have had a better time or been at a nicer house.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephen! Experiences like yours are the #1 reason we enjoy sharing Blue Haven. We hope you welcome you back soon,
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5

Welcoming and comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Blue Haven Cottage was the perfect home away from home for our family of 8 adults and 1 toddler. The living room area is very comfortable and conducive to spending time together. The kitchen is well equipped, very appreciated by the many cooks in the family, and the dining room table easily accommodated us. We enjoyed the outdoor winter activities in the area, particularly skiing at Okemo, sledding, tubing, snow shoeing, and just walking in the woods. I would recommend Blue Haven Cottage to anyone looking for a pleasant get-away in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sandy - We love sharing our place and it always makes us happy when folks have a great time, like your family!
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5

Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house twice this winter and have always arrived to a clean and cozy house. The house is set up perfectly for two families with kids. There's lots to do in the area and its close enough to Bromley where we ski to make for an easy trip. Michael the owner has been a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great compliment and for staying with us ... we looking forward to hosting all of you again soon!
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Vienna, VA
5

Awesome Ski Trip With The Girls!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely LOVED this home! Stayed here with some girlfriends for about 10 days back in March and it was just what we were looking for. Despite it being the end of the season it was the perfect location for skiing at Okemo. We also tried out the slopes at Stratton & Bromley which was just as much fun and not that far of a drive. There are a ton of activities and restaurants in the area. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that Manchester Outlets is nearby so we definitely did our share of shopping. The house was very clean and had all the amenities that a girl could ask for. We definitely plan on making this an annual trip and staying at this charming home again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We love hosting groups like yours and hearing about all the fun you had makes it even better. Hope to welcome you and your friends back soon.
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5

Perfect springtime retreat

  • 5 of 5

This past April, my wife Taryn and I decided to take a 2-week spring getaway at this lovely property. While we are avid skiers, this was our first visit to the Weston area in the springtime. We were looking for a rustic yet refined home that would be suitable for a romantic getaway, as well as a couples’ weekend for our friends. This home WELL exceeded our expectations!

From the booking process up to the day we left, our entire experience was wonderful: from the quaint decor to the beautiful yard, the friendly townspeople to the porch swing (my wife’s favorite), the home was everything we could have hoped for. My wife, a chronic back pain patient, is usually unable to get comfortable in beds outside of our home: to our shock, she slept like a baby for the entire two weeks! We unfortunately had a bit of unseasonably cold weather during our stay: luckily, the wood-burning stove kept us warm! Kudos to the owners for quickly responding to my email for detailed operating directions.

The owners’ commitment to guests satisfaction is unmatched: they were incredibly responsive to emails, maintained an exceptionally clean and cozy home, and even gave us some recommendations for local restaurants to try – all of which were fantastic! This really made all the difference for us.

We hosted two other couples one weekend and there was more than enough room for all 6 of us to sleep, lounge, and dine comfortably. There was ample space for parking, and the home's stash of board games made for quite the fun (and wine-fueled) night!

We are planning our next trip to the area soon, and we will DEFINITELY be staying at this cozy blue house again. Thank you for everything!

-- Craig and Taryn

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very kind review Craig and Taryn! Remember to check the Weston Playhouse's website for summer schedule - great productions and I know you'll love it too. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bryant House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Tater Hill or Okemo or ...
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bryant House or Inn at Weston or Mildreds
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Okemo
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Lakes, Rivers and Swimming Holes Galore
Car: necessary

Whether a new or repeat visitor to the village of Weston, you are in for a treat!

Weston, on the National Register of Historic Places, is a quintessential beautiful Vermont town. Built around a charming town green, Weston is on the scenic West River (good for summer swimming, fishing, inner tubing, etc.) and is where the famous Vermont Country Store is located - along with the wonderful Weston Playhouse!

Winter - We are located in a 'Skier's Paradise'! Our house is on a well plowed road with 4 major ski centers (Okemo, Stratton, Magic, Bromley) & VAST trails - the closest is 8 miles/farthest only 16 miles! You'll never get bored skiing the same old slopes everyday! Cross county skiing / snowmobiling too

Fall - foliage is spectacular - We are on one of the state's recommended main foliage touring route ... or simply sit on the porch swing and enjoy!

Summer - Long warm days and cool nights. Hikes, horseback riding, lakes (swim, boat, fish) & outdoor fun. World Class Theater & Dining on 2 Equity stages in town. Other charming towns & shops are a quick, spectacular drive away.

Other Activities: ski 4 major resort mountains within 16 miles plus cross country trails and snowmobiles

Ski:

Just over the mountain, on well plowed Rte 100, from Okemo (7.5 miles) PLUS Stratton, Bromely and Magic all within 16 miles! Great choice of terrains and slopes so close by! Mt Snow, Killington and many many other slopes are a short easy drive too. Weston is quick to access in the winter and just out of the 'resort crush'. Why stay in a condo when you can have a beautiful house with easy slopes access and more space to enjoy!

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Rates & Availability

Weston Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Full Ski Season 2015-16
Nov 17 2016 - Apr 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,495
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 9.0%

SKI SEASON 2016-17:
- Our full season rental is a flat rate for any length between 4-5 months @ $9,600 plus utilities/services (fixed rate plan).
- If you are interested in a 3 month Ski Season rental, it starts after any day after Jan/9/16, the rate is $7,500 plus fixed rate utilities/services.
- Our Christmas and New Years rentals are for up to a full week (including only one of the holidays) @ $2,350 with all utilities and service included.

If your start date is within 6 months, s 50% deposit is required with your signed rental agreement to confirm your dates. Balance of all fees is due 30 days before your stay. We accept checks and EFT/wire transfers.

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Amenities

Weston Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , Large Capacity Washer/Dryer
  • New countertops, faucets and light fixtures 2011
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master B'rm - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , (bunk beds)
  • 2 floor futons also available for occasional additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Other amenities: cable high-speed internet access, wireless (wifi), bread maker, lots of privacy for larger groups, past guest references available. Weston Recreation Center with our town's spring fed swimming pond, tennis courts, playground is nearby. Cross country and hiking trails in Green Mountain Forest are nearby. VAST trails run through Weston!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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