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James Reynolds

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

BOOK NOW for VT50 - Minutes from GMHA, Okemo, Ascutney - Pet-friendly!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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

Autumn & ski dates still available! Convenient, newly-updated village farmhouse, 2 hrs from Boston, minutes to Okemo, Killington, Ascutney, Suicide Six, XC skiing. WiFi high-speed internet. Fine dining, pubs, art galleries, local breweries, 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, Jan 2008.

'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, Jan 08.

'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, Jan 2008.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
James Reynolds (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
BOOK NOW for VT50 - Minutes from GMHA, Okemo, Ascutney - Pet-friendly!
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a quaint Vermont spot! We loved it.

This is what a vacation should be. It's clear the owners have taken great care to renovate their sweet farmhouse. Contained all the amenities needed for a relaxing, carefree stay. Our goal was to teach the kids how to ski - we had 3 excellent days at Ascutney. Loved the children's clinics - even though it was Christmas vacation week, there were no crowds, they received loads of attention, and had a ball on the slopes. An easy 15 minute ride door to door.

We also conquered the sledding hill just across the street (hope the neighbors did not mind!) and thoroughly enjoyed the skating pond directly in our backyard. Left Reading feeling as though our family had stepped out of a Norman Rockwell review!

The owner's assessment was very clear. This IS a farmhouse. Not alot of glitz and glamour - downtown Reading can be missed in the blink of an eye. Just grab your slippers for the cool mornings on the hardwoods and prepare to simply relax and enjoy family dinners and game nights in the HUGE kitchen following the day's adventures!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've received many letters just like this, and I always feel the excitement of investigating this small village's many secret finds and hidden gems. Of course the surrounding area, as well, is filled with great destinations and day trips that make this spot a great base-of-operations. And yes, there is a Norman Rockwell Museum nearby, also!
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Perfect for a day of skiing!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay. My daughter loved the raised bed room and wanted to stay longer. It was close to plenty of skiing. It had everything we needed including some spices and condiments which are nice to have. There was plenty of room for all of us. Only complaint was the only bathroom was downstairs and the stairs were in the lower bedroom so if you used all the bedrooms and you needed the bathroom in the middle of the night you would have to walk through the room where someone is sleeping.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time staying at this home for a week. The house was clean and comfortable, and there was plenty to do nearby. We all want to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marshall! A pleasure to have you - glad you had a great summer visit!
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5

The ideal VT getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home has been a favorite for us and we have returned for a number of years now. Beautiful, rustic decor, a wood stove for fending off the mid-winter chill, and set in a quaint village that has all of the necessities but none of the hubbub. Yet, it is an easy drive in any direction for activities of your choosing. A great getaway spot with helpful owners. A+

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather - it is always a pleasure to have you! Glad you had another great winter vacation!
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5

Thank you for sharing this lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and we just had a wonderful time. This home is just perfect for our needs and provides a great, cozy atmosphere. The listing accurately reflects the amenities of the home, and it is clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend this tastefully decorated home to others.

This time around, we enjoyed visiting Grafton Village (cheese company, art gallery, blacksmith shop, woodcarving artist), ice skating at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, dining in Woodstock, visiting the Reading Country Store, and sitting around the wood stove. There was even more nearby that we had hoped to do but could not fit in during this trip. Maybe next time!

Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to have return visitors. We're glad you had such a wonderful stay this year and look forward to next. Thank you, Heather. Cheers!
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Comfy and Clean...

  • 4 of 5

Let me start by saying this is a beautiful, very clean and comfy home. Every room was beautifully decorated and the beds were the most comfortable beds we have EVER slept in!!!

We stayed there at the end of July, so we visited the farmers store at the end of the road every day for the freshest produce. We also walked around the corner to pick berries and bought fresh smoked bacon at the general store. So many things to do in the area, we had never a dull moment!! If you go in the summer be sure to visit Echo Lake (a Vermont State Park in Ludlow) and climb Mt Ascutny... it is amazing!!

Our only problems with the house was that was no internet service available, and the air conditioning was an older window unit that was not installed. We just happened to be there the warmest week of the summer, but once we found some fans we were comfortable!! But the owner was available for our questions!

What a fun, relaxing trip!! We would absolutely consider coming back to this beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wood & Mapes familes! We're so happy you had a great time with your children while visitting. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience while our internet was down, Comcast has come out to the house and assures us we are back up and running. The hiking trails on Mt. Ascutney really are spectacular and we are always pleased with Mr. Shaugnessy's butcher shop as he specializes in locally-raised meats and smokes and cut his own. Thanks again for your kind words, James & Michele.
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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

Reading House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$900
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable 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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Reading House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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.

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