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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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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+
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!
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!!
(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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|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.
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.