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Barbara West

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

In the Woodstock Village... restored 1840's Carriage house - Location and Charm

7 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Woodstock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

In town large lot on river & view of Mt. Tom: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4.

Location, location, location! A beautiful Cottage decorated and restored with charm located in the quintessential New England Village of Woodstock (1765), Vermont. Cottage backs up to the Ottaquechee River with views of the river and Mt. Tom from nearly every vantage point including the lofty deck off the kitchen. Enjoy a heavenly experience in this idyllic destination and timeless home. The house with full amenities is tastefully decorated and handsomely furnished with fine furniture including antiques and local art. Colors and décor were carefully chosen and flow throughout the house to make this home upscale. Designer linens are coordinated and warmly comfortable. Rooms are spacious and flow throughout the house. A sliding door off the kitchen extends the living area onto the deck. With the slope of the yard, the deck is elevated at the second story level and extends along the side to the front at street level. Hinged gates act as barriers to keep in children and trained, small pets. The deck is a great spot any time of take to take in the fresh air and sites any time of day.

The Cottage was rebuilt in the 1970's above the 1840 cobble stone foundation and beams. With original chimney in place, the structure was built with a look of the past including hone beams and rich amber pine ceilings throughout the first floor. Recent renovation added wide plank pine flooring in upstairs bedrooms hand finished and salvaged from a 1792 farmhouse in S Woodstock. Spruce from a 1840 church was used to refinish the upstairs hall and stairs. The downstairs is scheduled for late next year with the same wood. The color and light play across the floors add a touch of awe and the desire to not want to leave!

For more relaxation, fun and activities step outside for a walk into the Woodstock Village. To start the day, a favorite is stroll to the covered bridge with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.... perfect! The home is only 5 doors down from the Town Hall, home to The Pentangle Arts Theatre. The non profit organization offers year round entertainment from world class live performances to weekend movie nights! A few more doors down is the town green surrounded by historic homes with preserved charm and a step back in time. Several are home to professional artists inspired by local setting. Every changing season generates new life to adorn landscape for breathless images. At the edge of the green is the downtown area. Here you will find only local proprietors offering a taste of Vermont. Shops, cafe's and restaurants offer plenty to do in the town. There is always something to do in Woodstock with an active Chamber of Commerce and non-profit organizations.

During the warmer seasons, enjoy the scheduled event on the green including the Farmers' Market, Lunch on the Green and periodic concerts. Major holiday's are celebrated with parades around the green and in December, the Annual Wassail Festival offers a timeless journey to a Currier & Ives Christmas experience. This 3 day event offers a full menu of fun and activities including a tour of homes, parade, bonne fire and caroling on the green, Christmas reading for the children and The Ten, a popular music group of tenor out of New York City performing at the local Congregational Church. This is a must even for everyone!

Rich in history, the town is home to the Billings-Marsh-Rockefeller Park & Museum located at the edge of town. The local historic society housed downtown will provide history of the area and a schedule events including home tours.

Cape Serenity is central to all there is to do away from Woodstock. To the east is the town of Quechee, home to Simon Pierce glassblowing and restaurant. Be sure to go for lunch and sit in the sun room cantilevered over the Ottauaquechee River. Be sure to visit the Quechee Gorge, Antiques shops and Cabot Cheese outlet. A must visit in the country is Sugarbush Farms, an active farm fun for all offering tasting and sales for their local cheeses and maple syrup. Further east are Hanover and White River Junction, NH. Visit Dartmouth college for its rich history and sites along with an arts theatre and local restaurants. The canoe club just over the bridge to the left even rents out canoes for a trip along the Connecticut River. We even took our Yorkie who commanded the boat!

To the north is Norwich, Vermont. A small, quaint town with a have to visit country grocery and hardware store with just about everything. Summer concerts and flea market with local food and crafts and King Arthur Flour restaurant and kitchen store (be sure to visit the deli for lunch and pastries) are enough to put this town on the Places to go list. To the west be sure to make dinner reservations at the Barnard Inn... with picturesque setting and home this rural Barnard Restaurant offers fine food and a pot roast like none other! To the west along Rt. 4 is the Killington Ski resort. Including the immediate area to Woodstock there are 5 ski areas in addition to cross country skiing and horse drawn sleigh rides (perfect for a wedding engagement proposal!) To the southwest is the town of Weston, a postcard community home to the Vermont Country Store and picture perfect town center. Further are the Okemo Ski resort and Manchester Vermont with its outlet shops and more to do. Along the way and if you look carefully, you will find a local country store with fresh pies for sale made with what's in season!

For a perfect location, unique and peaceful journey to simpler times, let Cape Serenity Cottage be your destination of choice.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara West (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Why Barbara West chose Woodstock

Location,location,location! Everything there is to do is either on the property or walking distance within the town of Woodstock. There are no franchise chains in the town affording it to keep its rich history and beauty. With something to do all year, there is no reason to leave. Mash Billings Mansion, Mt. Tom, Gillingham's, The Pentangle Arts and Woodstock historical society are just a few elements that maintain the town's quintessential look and feel that embodies peace and strengthens the soul.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with the home for its peaceful, elegant charm in addition to the beautiful gardens an access to the Woodstock village. The large yard, access to the river and being central to surrounding communities, ski areas and country roads were a must for every season.

The house is easy to maintain and appreciated for its fit into the local community and region. The house is the old carriage house to the 3 story brownstone next door built in 1840. The structure was torn down in the 1970's above the basement cobbles and honed beams to erect the present day cape cod style house there today. With original basement and chimney in tact, the rest of the house has modern amenities. To keep with the town, large beams and pine were used for the ceiling on the first floor. Our goal in keeping with the town is to replace the flooring with vintage wood. This Fall we replaced the upstairs carpet with wide pine planks we 'rescued' from a 1792 S Woodstock farmhouse just prior to demolition. We are in awe at the results! Next year we are to replace the wood vinyl downstairs with wood recovered from an 1840's church just north of Norwich, Vermont.

Our goal is to preserve the antiquity of this home in every way we can in harmony with modern amenities. We desire everyone who stays there to enjoy the experience as much we.

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

In the Woodstock Village... restored 1840's Carriage house - Location and Charm
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in over 15 private rentals in the past 2 years and we throughout the Carriage Housee was excellent. Really comfortable, nicely decorated and homely. The house was spotlessly clean, plenty of good quality bathroom towels and nice touches such as wood for the fire, an umbrella, bikes in the basement. We loved sifting in the back garden in the afternoon Autumn sunshine enjoying a glass of champagne by the brook. Communication prior to our visit was excellent. Great location, just a short walk to everything in beautiful Woodstock.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Extraordinary

  • 5 of 5

The house was simply perfect for my parents (very active in their 70), my husband and myself, more importantly for our 8 yo daughter, there is a great green lawn behind the house toward the river, the house has a beautiful terrace where we spent our mornings and evenings, everything we needed was in the house, and there is a very nice and short walk to the village green.

We hope we can go back again to the very same house next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in the cottage and really enjoyed it. It is in a perfect location very close to the village green, village and many restaurants . It has a lovely deck with view down to the river. We ate several meals out on the deck. We loved hearing the sound of the the river at night.

The cottage was clean and well maintained and had everything we needed. The queen size beds were comfortable and there were plenty of towels.

We were in Woodstock for a week for a wedding and enjoyed the surroundings and hiking while we were there.

We would definitely stay again on a return visit to Woodstock and would recommend the property to friends and family. The only limitation would be that the stairs are very steep and narrow and need to be maneuvered with care.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Winter Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had this home for christmas. We wanted a white christmas and we got one. This home was perfect in every way. The location was only a 5 min walk from all the quaint shops and restaurants in town. It had every thing you would want from a home and the kitchen was well equipped. The log fire added that special ambience as well. Communication was great and I would recommend this place to anyone who wants somewhere to stay near ski resorts and then not to have to drive to go out for dinner. We will be back in the fall to experience another of Vermont's beautiful seasons.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most perfect winter home

  • 5 of 5

We had this home for christmas. We wanted a white christmas and we got one. This home was perfect in every way. The location was only a 5 min walk from all the quaint shops and restaurants in town. It had every thing you would want from a home and the kitchen was well equipped. The log fire added that special ambience as well. Communication was great and I would recommend this place to anyone who wants somewhere to stay near ski resorts and then not to have to drive to go out for dinner. We will be back in the fall to experience another of Vermont's beautiful seasons.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Charming, comfortable home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this cozy cottage in Woodstock. We took walks every day in the lovely town and went on several day trips. The house was clean, nicely decorated, and had everything that we needed. The beds were comfortable and had nice linens. The coffee maker was not working and after I called the property manager to let her know, she brought a new one to the house that evening so that we would be able to enjoy coffee on the deck the next morning! She was also provided us with contacts prior to our vacation for services that we would need while on vacation. Great Service! Great house!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
84 Miles
Manchester, NH (Lebanon's local small is 20 miles)
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Woodstock or Quechee
Nearest Train
17 Miles
White River Junction, VT
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-89
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Prince & Pauper
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Five Ski areas minutes away
Car: not necessary

Also available in area: Guided fishing, Hot air balloon rides, Cross country skiing, local hockey sporting events, horse drawn sleigh rides and ice skating.

Summer features weekly concerts and famer's market on the green as do many surrounding town. Pot luck dinners and antiquing also popular. Parades are prevalent on most major holidays.

Local library provides free internet access and business amenties

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Rates & Availability

Woodstock Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Woodstock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full amenties
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 Rollaway
  • Spacious Bedrooms are upstairs with 1 full bath and second bath with shower downstairs. Bathrooms equipped with plenty of linens and amenities including bathrobes
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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