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Village Farmhouse - minutes from GMHA, VT50, ski. Pet-friendly.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 10 in sceanic, small Vermont village.

Summer & Autumn dates still available! Book now for cycling, equestrian & foliage events. Convenient, updated village farmhouse, 2 hrs from Boston, mins to GMHA, Okemo, Killington, Ascutney, Suicide Six, XC skiing. WiFi, high-speed internet, Netflix, Pandora, smartTV. Fine dining, pubs, art galleries, Long Trail & Harpoon, cheese-making, apple-picking & maple syrup producers are all nearby. Area attractions include the world's longest wooden covered bridge, alpaca farms, ski-mobile rentals and VAST trail system, trail hiking, biking, golf, world-class skiing, beautiful autumn foliage, gorgeous summer vistas, cool rivers and lake beaches, President Calvin Coolidge Homestead, New England's largest gorge, orchards, cider mills, Billings-Marsh-Rockefeller Farm & Museum, the Vermont Institue of Natural Science (VINS), King Arthur Flour Co, Vermont Salvage, scenic Woodstock & historic Windsor, the birthplace of the Morgan horse breed, Ethan Allen & the Green Mountain Boys. We know you'll enjoy your stay!

SOME OTHER LOCAL THINGS...: Local sites include 80-foot Cascade Falls, the Ascutney State Park Trails, VAST snowmobile network, a gorgeous Alpaca Farm in Brownsville, golfing at Crown Point Country Club, horseback riding at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, trout fishing in the Black River (the north branch of which can be heard babbling behind our house), horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot-air ballooning in Quechee, great restaurants everywhere, Harpoon & Longtrail Brewery tours, moose-watching up at the wallow, and of course, SKIING!

Vermont MOVIES & stuff: Chevy Chase's 'Funny Farm' was filmed here ('Redbud' is mostly 'Reading' and Windsor), as was 'Forrest Gump' (Reading & Woodstock) & Peter Straub's 'Ghost Story' (Woodstock). THE SIMPSONS' MOVIE made its world premiere next door in Springfield, VT. Other noteable films in greater Vermont include; Alan Alda's 'The Four Seasons' (Stowe), 'Beetlejuice' (East Corinth), Hitchcock's 'The Trouble With Harry' (Craftsbury Common), Jim Carrey's 'Me, Myself and Irene' (Burlington, Waterbury), and Harrison Ford and Michele Pfeifer's 'What Lies Beneath' (Addison).

By the way, The Corvette Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, King Arthur Flour tour, & Vermont Institute of Natural Science & Raptor Center are all great day trips (actually, you could do 2 or even 3 in the same day if you're not in vacation mode).

TESTIMONIALS: We had a wonderful time this weekend. It felt like a home away from home. The location was great for us as we skied and snow boarded at Ascutney. The general store was great...MMMMM... Connor had a great 12th birthday and we had a great weekend. Thanks again.' -- The B. Family, CT.

'We had an absolutely wonderful time. The house was so cute and cozy. It was convenient to so many things which we missed the last time we came and stayed at the Ascutney Mountain resort. We got a lot of snow while we were there which made for great ski conditions. We also got in some sight seeing. Woodstock is a great little town... We look forward to making another trip to Vermont in the near future.'--Tara Z. & family, NJ.

'What a great place to stay - so comfy & homey. We had a wonderful time, spending snowy days in the village. Loved seeing the alpacas and eating at the Irish pub with the kids. Thanks for sharing your home .' -- Don & Sue S. & kids, MA.

More Details

Property Manager
James Reynolds
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About James Reynolds

Landscape-painter, hiker, Dad, dog-owner and nature-lover.

James Reynolds purchased this house in 2003

Why James Reynolds chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

We love Vermont - especially this area. It is scenic, adventurous and filled with amenities all while maintaining the Green Mountain aesthetic. World-class skiing and an rich artistic history abound just outside this small village. This beautiful landscape has been painted by Metcalf, Hibbard, Saint-Gaudens, photographed by most major magazines, and been the site for several Hollywood movies. We can walk to the store and still hear the river from our porch. We can spend the day hiking a mountain and the evening in some of the best restaurants in the country.

What makes this house unique

Walk to river and conveniences of in-town while still surrounded by quiet beauty. Minutes from world-class skiiing and restaurants, but intelligently just off the beaten-track.

"Two paths converged in the wood and I, I took the one less travelled by. And it has made all the difference." Frost

Amenities

Reading House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
  • Convenient first floor bathroom. Hair dryer present.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 (downstairs) - 1 double , 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 (green room) - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 ('princess bedroom') - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 (lavender room) - 1 queen , 2nd floor
  • 3 bedrooms on second floor, 1 on first floor (for the late-nighters in the bunch). In the last few years we've re-learned the pleasure of board games with friends and family, leisurely drinks with no place to worry about going to, and reading magazines for no particular reason at all. This home and its location really make one slow down from the frantic life and de-stress. Two General Stores in the neighborhood. There are orchards to spend a lazy fall afternoon in, and maple syrup & cheese-makers abound. Of course adventure is never far either and we recommend evening sleighrides, skiing, horse-back riding, snowmobiling, snowboarding, hiking, swimming and exploring. There's even the high-jump in the river up at 20-foot-hole! Sleep tight.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
SMART TV includes NETFLIX, PANDORA, YouTube, SciFi, NatGeo, IFC, WiFi.

Reviews

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Village Farmhouse - minutes from GMHA, VT50, ski. Pet-friendly.
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
5

Great old farmhouse! Comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean and convenient. Loved the big kitchen with a store just a stones throw away. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zoe! We love the convenience of the General Store and also the Reading Greenhouse, which now carries wine and provisions! We're so happy you had a great visit and we look forward to hosting you again!
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5

Comfortable farm house, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay! The house was comftable and spacious. We enjoyed the large kitchen while at the house. We also ventured out from the convenient location. My daughter went each day to GMHA for camp and we had fun mountain biking at Killington and touring around the area! Thanks James and family for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Boyd Family! We are so pleased you had a great time, and we're very happy to have had another wonderful GMHA family stay with us! We look forward to hosting you again!
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Ridgefield, CT
5

We were very pleased with this house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here! The house was clean, it felt like home and the beds were comfy. Some of us came to ski - Okemo was only 20-25 minutes away, others to antique and explore. Overall it was a great experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response Kylie - we aim to make our house a comfortable home away from home!
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5

The highlight of this year so far!!

  • 5 of 5

James was a fantastic host and his home was everything we could have hoped for and more!! His home is just as depicted in the pictures listed and in a great location just a short ride from Okemo and not far from Killington as well. The property was clean and well maintained and we were provided with cleaning supplies so that we could keep it tidy. James was there for any and every question we had and was very quick to respond to all of our inquiries. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to spend a few days out in beautiful Vermont. And to any new visitors I would highly recommend visiting Harpoon Brewery; it's a short drive and they have tasty food and great beer. Thank you again so much to James and his wife for allowing us to stay in their home, we can't wait to come back again next year!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Christian! It was a pleasure to have your group. We really appreciated the extra touches you left us with! Next time you'll have to che4ck-out Long Trail as well!
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5

Charming old house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our ski vacation. The house is old, but charming, exactly as advertised. It took a little time to warm up when we arrived, but afterwards it was great. Nice comfy beds. If you expect a five star hotel this is not for you, but if you expect a charming old farm house full of character you will have a very nice time.

We went to Killington to ski every day, it was about 30 minutes, very convenient for skiing, we recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great time ringing in the New Year!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and house. All the rooms were very clean and comfortable. House was very warm and had plenty of amenities. We visited Woodstock, Long Trail Brewing, and hiked Mt. Ascutney. We definitely hope to come again! Owners were very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hartness State Airport (VSF), Springfield, VT
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Keepers Cafe
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Fort Ticonderoga Ferry, Shoreham, VT
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Woodstock Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Windsor Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 91
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
1815 House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Ascutney
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Camp Plymouth State Park
Car: necessary

TESTIMONIALS:

(1) 'What a great place to stay - so comfy & homey. We had a wonderful time, spending snowy days in the village. Loved seeing the alpacas and eating at the Irish pub with the kids. Thanks for sharing your home.' -- M/M S & kids, Mass, January.

(2) 'We had an absolutely wonderful time. The house was so cute and cozy. It was convenient to so many things we missed the last time we came and stayed at the Ascutney. We got a lot of snow while we were there which made for great ski conditions. We also got in some sight seeing. Woodstock is a great little town... We look forward to making another trip to Vermont in the near future.' --T.Z. & family, NJ, January.

(3) 'We had a wonderful time this weekend. It felt like a home away from home. The location was great for us as we skied and snow boarded at Ascutney... Connor had a great 12th birthday and we had a great weekend. Thanks again.' -- the B family, CT, January

Other Activities: hiking, petting zoo, apple orchard, cheese-making, site-seeing, shopping

Ski: The largest single-peak mountain east of the Mississippi is Mt. Ascutney which offers fabulous skiing & a new high-speed detachable quad. ASCUTNEY is five minutes over to the next village, but if you want some real challenging and greatly diverse skiing, you'll have to check out OKEMO (15 minutes), KILLINGTON (20 minutes), SUNNAPEE (1 hour). For something smaller, SUICIDE SIX is a nice nearby family resort (20 minutes).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $750

WINTER RATES (Dec1-Mar31): $500/weekend (3 nights), $900/week, $150/weeknight (2 night min.), $2500/month, $7500/season (December 1 thru March 31) + security deposit, cleaning + towels & sheets.
SUMMER/FALL (Apr1-Nov30): $400/weekend (3 nights), $700/week, $120/weeknight (2 night min.), $2000/month, + security deposit, cleaning + towels & sheets.
Email directly: ReynoldsVermont@gmail.com

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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