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Barnard Lodge: Restored and Expansive 1795 Cape Home -

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 baths, sleeps 18

Huge lodge with lots of separate living spaces and bedrooms. Newly restored and expanded/furnished 1795 charming country Cape Home, 4000 sq ft. Designed for larger groups/ reunions or family vacations. With new WIFI. Limitless recreational options in Woodstock/ Barnard. Fabulous skiing and golf. 6 bedrooms, romantic 1st floor king w/ privt bath and wood beams, 4 queens, 2 w/ private baths, 2 w/ shared bath, and 20x28 dorm (4 beds) w/ privt bath. Total of 5 baths (3 new). Living room is 20x20, wood stove, exposed beams, cathedral ceiling, Pottery Barn furnished w/ 52 inch HD/sat TV/blu ray. Separate FR with 27 inch satellite and ping pong. 'Reading loft' above kitchen/dining room. Dining room w/ original wood beams seats 16, adjoining fully stocked cook's kitchen with stainless Miele/Subzero appliances. Large Ski/mudroom entry with storage. Apple orchard in back! 1 mile to Silver Lake and Barnard. 6 miles to Suicide Six ski area. 10 minutes to Woodstock golf. 30 minutes to Killington.


Owner
Kate Balaban
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Amenities

Barnard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
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Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 5 rooms with one king/queen and child beds, 1 room with 4 beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Local catering availble. Inner tubes (5) also come with rental for White River tubing activities.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Barnard Lodge: Restored and Expansive 1795 Cape Home -
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
5

A wonderful vacation to remember!

  • 5 of 5

The Barnard Lodge was a wonderful place for our extended family to gather and relax and re-connect. Flying and driving in from Alaska to Massachusetts, there was room for everyone! The layout is unique, offering plenty of freedom and privacy for the cousins, and quieter gathering places for the adults. There really is room here for everyone! We spend most of our time cooking and enjoying the open concept newly remodeled kitchen and dining room, relaxing around the outdoor fire, and exploring the surrounding communities. Barnard itself is lovely and quaint, with gourmet food and icecream at the Village Store a mile away, (get some great sandwiches to take to the lake!) and a beautiful lake and beach so close for swimming, sandcastles, paddle boarding, canoeing etc. Woodstock is lovely, with an independent bookstore, coffee shop and boutiques. The local restaurants offer selections for all the foodies, and don't forget the many family friendly breweries a short drive away! The location is perfect, and it's hard to say which was more fun - the outings or coming home to the Lodge! The owner and the caretaker are both easy to get ahold of, and quick to respond to needs, as well as leave you alone so you can relax and enjoy your family. The house is very secluded, and we miss our morning jogs down the dirt road past the Belted Galloways! It's so hard to pick a vacation home sight unseen, and invite everyone to come - with The Barnard Lodge you can!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Potomac, MD
5

Perfect for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The Barnard Lodge was PERFECT for our family reunion! Our 10 adults and 8 children, ages 3 to 13, met on June 19, and spent a wonderful week together there. Family members came from CA, AZ, MI, MD, and VT.

The cousins had a great time sleeping together and playing in the dorm. The 5 adult couples each had their own bedroom. The lodge was large enough to accommodate all of us, with room to get together as well as to find quiet areas to rest while others are playing.

One evening, we all gathered in front of the big-screen TV to watch the NBA final game. At other times, the children played games around the table there, and several of the adults had a rousing poker night! We were able to connect our computers to the TV and share family videos.

Art work filled the house. From Mark Rothko, to Obican, to some delightful pictures by a child named “Joey”, there was lots to see.

The kitchen had lots of supplies. There were more than enough dishes, silverware, pots, pans and utensils for all of us to have what we needed. The dishwasher made clean-up easy. A washing machine and dryer facilitated the massive amount of laundry generated by such a large group. In fact, a new washing machine was just installed. In spite of all this water use, we never ran out of hot water.

Speaking of cleaning, we were impressed how clean everything was in this 200-plus year old house.. Deb, the housekeeper, did a GREAT JOB! The flowers and note she left made us feel very welcome 😊

The grass appeared to be freshly mowed, and the children enjoyed playing on the large lawns. There was a lovely flower garden in bloom, and we were invited to pick flowers for the house. It was an unexpected bonus!

To top it off the location was perfect. There were enough attractions in the area to entertain the wide age range of people. We spent one day at Silver Lake, renting boats, and swimming with the inner tubes provided by the Lodge.

Another day, one group hiked Mount Tom, while the others went to Billings Farm. We all toured the Ben and Jerry’s Factory, less than an hour away, and shopped in the Cabot cheese store nearby there. In the back yard of the Lodge, a fire pit made it possible to have a campfire complete with s’mores and singing.

All in all, the facilities helped us to have a truly memorable time. We can’t say enough good things about Barnard Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newton, MA
5

Margaret

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Barnard Lodge. It is comfortable, spacious. well-equipped, and perfect for a mixed age group. The property is beautiful...my grandchildren liked climbing in the apple trees. We appreciated the inner tubes that the owner provides for drifting down the river or floating on Silver Lake. Highly recommended for a large group.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for large family gathering with range of ages

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this beautiful, fully equipped house in August. We took advantage of canoeing on Silver Lake (5 minutes away) and kayaking on the White River, strolls through Woodstock, and walks in the countryside. Apples were falling from the trees in the backyard, so the little kids (ages 9 to 2) helped pick and we made apple pie for everyone. The dormitory and expansive back yard is perfect for a bunch of cousins to spend time together, while the adults could relax enjoy each other's company. The place was clean and well maintained and the everything the owner promised.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, flexible, fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous and the entire property is very well maintained. I'd recommend this place for a large group of people looking for a relaxing summer getaway. The description is spot on. We split the house between the families in one half and the late-night party animal folks in the other half - it was perfect.

We had a couple minor things that we needed help with. Kate and the caretaker, Jon were both really responsive so it was no big deal. We were staying here with many friends who had travelled from far away to come to our wedding which was 10 minutes away. It was perfect! We used the fire pit, grilled, cut flowers from the back garden, played ping pong, went swimming in Silver Lake down the road, etc. Everyone had a fantastic time.

When we arrived, the house was well cleaned, organized and very well maintained. It was easy to find and right down the road from the Barnard General Store which has most things you might need.

We has an awesome time! Thanks again, Kate!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Home for Family Reunion and Parties!

  • 5 of 5

We all have priceless memories from our one week stay at the Barnard Lodge surrounding our son's graduation from law school. Nine of us in four family groupings stayed at the Lodge with four additional family members joining us for dinners. Additionally, we hosted four parties with law grads and their families. The biggest was a brunch in which I lost count at fifty. This lovely home afforded us all the equipment and utensils to entertain on a huge scale! The space was perfect for large gatherings. Everyone enjoyed the huge living room with tons of comfortable seating and a cozy wood stove. Nearly every night we had a fire in the fire pit behind the house. One night we had a "corn hole" tournament and played ping pong in the upstairs playroom. The massive TV was great for watching Stanley Cup playoff games. The bedrooms with three in the historic house and three in the "barn" afforded each family group maximum privacy! The huge dormitory was amazing! Our granddaughters loved it. Our son who came alone was thrilled with his bedroom in the loft with a skylight and reading room. The backyard was a lovely space for the kids to play and for grilling. At one point during our brunch party, I looked out and saw it was snowing apple blossoms. What a perfect setting! The owner could not be more helpful! She even prepared a manual of places to see, things to do. The proximity to Woodstock was greatly appreciated. Every season there is so much to do! Since we only scratched the surface, I am sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
West Lebanon, NH
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rte 89 and Royalton Turnpike
Car: necessary

2 miles to quaint Vermont village of Barnard, sitting on Silver Lake. State Park with facilities including beach, boat rentals and snack bar nearby. Cross country, snowshoe or hike to State park and Lake on well -marked 1 mile trail. Barnard General Store has great food including catering. 'Suicide Six Ski Area' is family oriented ski mountain, owned by Woodstock Inn just 8 minutes away. Woodstock is 14 minutes by car, with extensive recreational facilities open to public, including Robert Trent Jones golf course/ spa / indoor pool. Town of Woodstock has Billings Farm Museum and shops and restaurants. Only 30 minutes to Killington, largest ski mountain in the east with two great golf courses, Green Mountain Natl and Killington. 6 major ski resorts and 5 golf courses within 1 hr. White River is just 10 minutes away, providing tubing and fly fishing. Hanover New Hampshire and Dartmouth College 35 minutes, and only 10 minutes to Rte 89. On V.A.S.T. trail.

Other Activities: fly fishing, tubing, snowmobiling

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $265
Additional Guest Fee $100 per person per night

Jan1st- Dec 31st $2000 non- holiday week, inclusive of cleaning
April-June, September - December, $ 2,000, non- holiday week, cleaning/ linens/ firewood included
July -August, $2200
$2,400 holiday weeks, cleaning/linens/firewood included;
Winter season: January 6 -March 31st, $10,000, plus costs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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