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Wildflower Farms 100 Acres of Dog Friendly Privacy in Poultney VT

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Poultney House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 7- Charming but not for skiing

Our Home

Live the country experience in our reproduction post and beam saltbox; true to its historic Vermont roots with hand-hewn beamed ceilings, wide plank heart pine floors, and cozy country kitchen. You will experience all the warmth and privacy of an antique farmstead coupled with modern comforts.

Our Property

You will love hiking with family and pets on 100 acres of rolling fields and woodlands, including a 14-acre fenced meadow. Your dog is free to roam with no worries about traffic or other hikers'.

Winter fun

Have a truly wonderful family vacation experience -- children, adults and dogs welcome. Snowmobiles welcome, we are adjacent to Vermont's famous VAST trails. An extensive trail system for snowmobiles & cross country skiing.

Additional Amenities:

• Pastoral mountain and valley views

• 3 bedrooms, 3 baths; sleeps 7

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Washer and dryer on bedroom level

• 2 TVs, DVD/VCR /satellite TV

• Wonderful sledding hill

• On VAST snowmobiling trails

• Indoor/outdoor dog kennel

• Wireless Internet

Equestrian Facilities/Kennel: Wildflower Farm has beautiful equestrian accommodations with a 14-acre grass field with Australian high-tensile fence (w/ optional electric). Only minutes from the Pond Hill Ranch show facility.

Also outdoor/indoor kennel, safely leave your pet for the day.

Nearby Recreation: Pond Hill Ranch, in nearby Castleton, for horse shows, rodeos, and other equestrian events.

Lake St. Catherine State Park and Lake Bomoseen State Park, for hiking, boating, water skiing, swimming, ice fishing, canoeing, camping and picnicking.

Lake St. Catherine Country Club has an 18 hole golf course, open to the public.

Davidson's Farms in Hubbardton is comprised of 420 acres of farm and woodland with miles of trails, waterfalls, and meadowland.

Ski Areas, we are an hour from Killington, Pico, Okemo, Stratton and Bromley Mountain

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Barbara Venezia
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016
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About Barbara Venezia

Our family of 4 loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, snowboarding or hiking. We purchased the 100 acres in Poultney in 1980 and the house was added to the land in 1985. We fenced in 15 acres in 1990 to accommodate our horses. The horses are gone now but we sometimes lend the field to friends and you may see horses there from time to time. Our two children and friends grew up sledding, hiking, camping, swimming in Lake St Catherine and the nearby Poultney River. The VAST trails cross our property and neighbors lent us their snow mobiles to explore all the wonderful trails our area has to offer. Once the children got older snowboarding became their main interest and we purchase a condo nearer to the mountains but wanted to keep our house in Poultney. By renting the house a few weeks a year, we can pay the taxes and some expenses and have the house and land to enjoy a few times a year.

Barbara Venezia purchased this house in 1985

Why Barbara Venezia chose Killington Area

Bring your boat, fishing pole, golf clubs and hiking boots. Our property is ideal for anyone who loves to hike (spring, summer, and fall), fish in Lake St. Catherine and golf at the Lake St Catherine Golf Club or just get away from it all. We loved it for the open land and as a place our dogs can run free hiking with us. The lake is not crowded and it was a great place to teach the children to water ski and wake board

What makes this house unique

Poultney is not a tourist area, the town with Green Mountain College as its center is a true Vermont small town. We have locally owned diners, hardware store, and pub and country store. The streets have little traffic; you can always find a place to park downtown. If you need some excitement, take a drive to Manchester Vermont, about 45 minutes from the house. There you will find many restaurants, outlet store, Lincoln’s family home, upscale shops and plenty of activities including craft fairs, horse shows, auctions and local theater


based on 16 traveler reviews

Wildflower Farms 100 Acres of Dog Friendly Privacy in Poultney VT
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Glastonbury, CT

The dogs LOVED Wildflower Farms....and so did we!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation with family and/or friends and one where you can bring your dog(s), we highly recommend Wildflower Farms in Poultney, Vermont. The house is lovely, the grounds are vast and beautiful, and the little town of Poultney was really quite charming. It was a joy for us to be able to spend a week at this home and bring our two dogs. We hiked just about every day on the property, except the one day it rained. The dogs were so happy that they did not want to go home... : )

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
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Owner's Response: Our dogs never want to go home either!!
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Lovely Country Home

  • 5 of 5

I actually stayed here last Spring, but embarrassingly forgot to write a review in a timely manner! The house itself felt huge (we live in an urban-suburban area condo), so us two humans and two 40-lb. dogs were very comfortable. The house and property were very private, quiet, and relaxing, which is what we desired for our vacation. The master bedroom was spacious with a very comfortable bed and bedding. It was great to feel like we were out in the country, but still have access wifi and Netflix! We really enjoyed taking walks on the road the house is off of. We saw several horses, a donkey, and got waves from friendly neighbors on our daily walks. It was also great to have the BBQ outside. The owner was very responsive and left a lot of great information with directions for hiking and various things to do in the area. The property is not far from Green Mountain College, where there is a little town with some small shops. The only downside of our stay was that there were carpenter ants in the kitchen, but I suppose that's to be expected in the countryside during the warmer months. All in all, we had a lovely time during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for quiet week

  • 5 of 5


I have stayed with my husband and a dog for a week in July and it was a perfect week! Weather was a dream!

House is very comfortable and accommodating. I am hoping to be able to stay there again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rural location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the property at night and found it to be warm and tastefully decorated. The bedrooms were comfortable and the kitchen stocked with necessities. The next morning in daylight, we were able to appreciate the beauty of the surroundings and even though we had a few rainy days, we were able to explore the property. There were some horses boarding in the field which was an extra treat to see. Only wish the weather had been better and our stay longer to explore more. The house is located fairly close to Main Street in Poultney and Green Mountain College where we were visiting a student. We came in from the Burlington area and the navigator took us along back roads for quite a while which was an adventure in itself in the dark (had to wait for goats to move out of the way) but getting into Poultney the next day from the house was very easy. The wifi worked fine and Barbara was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I should mention that we board horses in the field near our house. The horses are far enough away, not visible from house that you are not bothered by flies or danger to dogs or children. They are fun to watch and if you are familiar with horses, you are welcome to feed them carrots if they will come to you. If you are not familiar with horses, please don't try and feed or pet them. You are welcome to hike our 100 acres, we give you a map in the house book so you do not get lost
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this beautiful home for a week in the summer on at least five occasions. There is plenty of room for everyone, even the dog! The dog has enjoyed these weeks in Poultney as much as we have. It's the perfect place to retreat from our usually hectic lives. Poultney is a quaint and welcoming town. We often enjoy attending the Saturday night rodeos at nearby Castelton ranch, as well as horseback riding. Most other attractions are rather far, so you do have to plan on driving quite a bit. The owners have always been easy to communicate with and more than happy to accommodate us with any needs, concerns or questions. Wildflower Farms is a treasured getaway for us and has provided our family with countless priceless moments, photos and memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wildflower farms

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Wildflower Farms with our two kids and our dog for 4th of July Week. It is great to be able to find a place to bring the dog. The surroundings were beautiful. It was a treat to find horses in the field when we went for a walk the first day! The kids and the dog loved having the freedom to roam. The house was a great size. When we first arrived we noticed the AC was not in so we called the owners and they had someone at the house 20 minutes later to install them. The only criticism we have is it seemed like it had been a while since anyone was in the house. The floors and furniture were dusty and the house smelled closed up. I washed all the dished and cooking utensils before we used anything. The bathrooms could have been cleaner. So overall we had a good trip, I just wish they had a cleaning company go through before we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that the house was not as clean as you would have liked. We did and always do have our cleaning team clean the house between tenants. They may have hada busy schedule that week and did not do there usual thorough job. I will mention your review to them and hope they do a better job in the future.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lake St Catherine Golf Club
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 140
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Red Brick Grill
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Killington Vermont
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake St Catherine State Beach
Car: necessary

Poultney is a quaint and historic Vermont town and a little known jewel. An unspoiled and rural farming community, it is truly a snapshot of what Vermont used to be. Only ten minutes to Lake St. Catherine and Lake Bomoseen, which have a public boat ramp and state park, it is also home to Green Mountain and Castleton State Colleges, which host a number of cultural and agricultural events.

Other Activities: snow mobiles, rodeos at Pond Hill Ranch

Golf: Lake St. Catherine Golf Club - Poultney, VT


Rates & Availability

Poultney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 2 2016 - Nov 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holidays period flexible but 5 night minimum
I will never ask you to wire money, beware of scammers

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Poultney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Excellent mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , New Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , New Mattress
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single Sofa Bed
  • Additional sleeping in den, single sofa bed. Den has attached private bath. Master bedroom has large walk - in closet, office area with desk and work area, private bath and skylight for a view of the starry Vermont nights! 2nd bedroom has antique brass double bed and oak dresser with views of the mountains 3rd bedroom has antique art deco bedroom set and skylight for views of the starry nights.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Chain link fenced kennel area with entry to indoor box with room for two large dogs. Additional dog crate available for use inside house. Well mannered dogs are welcome. All our canine guests love Wildflower Farms, especially the lovely walking trails, open fields for running and large kennel.

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