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6BR Fayston Post & Beam near Sugarbush and Mad River

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Sleeps up to 15.

*Very large, bright, and open floor plan with gorgeous exposed wood. Comfortable and private. Relax in a beautiful natural setting just minutes to restaurants, grocery stores, shops, farmer's markets, cinema, etc. Close to Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas (~7 miles). In summer, limitless options in the area: hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, etc. In winter: skating, XC and downhill skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, etc. 32 acre property with pond, gardens and great outdoor areas to enjoy. Private yet very close to town.

*6 total bedrooms - 4 in main house with 2.5 baths and 2 in the new garage (full bath). Many comfortable seating areas, great views, gas fireplace, radiant floor heating, and fully-equipped granite and slate kitchen redone in spring 2017.

*Dishes and glassware for large groups as well as linens. 2 tables can be set up as a square or as a long harvest style table for larger groups.

*4 Bedrooms can be configured to suit your group. Queen MBR with tumbled marble double shower bathroom overlooks the Mad River Valley and has a 3 bed bunkroom attached. Each other bedroom in the main house can be set up as a king bed or as twins to suit your preference and these share a tub bathroom. One room has a reading loft accessible by ladder.

*Sunroom area with gas fireplace and comfortable couches is connected to the library with cozy chairs and ottomans and TV area with sectional couch and large flat screen TV with cable and DVD/VCR player. Loaded with books, games, puzzles, DVDs.

*Relax on the deck overlooking the pond or on the sunny wrap-around porch and patio overlooking the property and the next mountain ridge.

*Separate garage steps from main house unit has 2 sleeping areas. On the main floor, there is a top quality queen sleeper sofa, several comfortable reading chairs and a flat screen TV and kitchenette with sink, microwave, mini-refrigerator and coffeepot. There is a large full bath on this floor. Upstairs there are 4 bunks as well as another couch and TV/game area and writing desk.

*Enjoy the wrap-around porch, patio, pergola, and large lawn areas. Incredible grounds, with huge pond for kayaking and swimming and 32 acres of trails and streams to explore. Endless options for kids.

*3 hours from Boston, 5 from NYC. Pets with approval.

*Baby equipped upon request (porta crib, high chair, bed-rails, booster seat, stroller, etc.).

*Winter: sleds, snowshoes, XC skis. Store your skis/equipment in garage.

*Summer: Swim and kayak on our pond and enjoy sports on the large field. 5 kayaks are available for use on pond. Relax in 2 large hammocks. Plenty of outdoor seating at a variety of picnic tables and comfortable chairs.

*Games: full sized Foosball table on covered porch. Outdoor summer games include horseshoe pits, bocce, croquet, badminton, wiffle ball, etc. Board games: Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Cranium, Clever Endeavor, Clue, Pictionary, Chess/checkers, Dao, Scrabble, Risk, Headbands, UNO, Huggermugger, card games, assorted puzzles from 100-1000 pieces.

*Guest guides: Full guest guides available at the house with local activities including spas, restaurants, museums, ski, golf etc. Information for surrounding communities and Burlington and Montpelier including museums and other attractions available.

Local maps are inside the house and hiking guides and maps are available to borrow.

*Gift basket including local Vermont products awaits all guests--pancake mix, syrup, cookies, and more.

*Holiday items: home is lighted for winter holidays; Christmas tree stand, candlesticks, table linens etc suitable for Hannukah and Christmas. House lightly decorated for all holidays.

*Holiday Extras: Enjoy a wonderful Christmas or winter break in Vermont. Relax in front of the fire. Outdoor sports galore are available within minutes from sledding, ice skating and cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the house to downhill skiing at Sugarbush and Mad River Glen which are just minutes away. There are tons of things to do in the area from fine dining at local restaurants, shopping and once in a lifetime things like sleigh rides to make your vacation special.

More Details

Kim or Andy Phelan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Kim or Andy Phelan

We live in metro-West Boston. We met at Georgetown University and have been married almost 25 years. Kim is a history teacher and Andy an attorney. We have 3 kids who have grown up at this property who are now all college aged. We have been in the Boston area for 17 years and in Fayston for almost 12 years now. We hope to retire to Acorn Ridge in Vermont.

Kim or Andy Phelan purchased this house in 2005

Why Kim or Andy Phelan chose Fayston

We have close friends that moved to the area and introduced the Mad River Valley to us. We love the fact that it is a great 4 season area with lots to do year round. We fell in love with the house and the property and have invested significant sweat equity into the property over the years adding the pond, wrap around porch, pergola and garage. The house is beautiful--it feels warm and cozy when just two people are there but can easily fit our extended family or friends.

What makes this house unique

Sit in the sunroom by the fireplace and watch the snow fall or birds visit the feeders. In warm weather, relax on the covered porch or the large stone patio. Kayak and swim in the pond. Enjoy the gardens--pick blueberries and blackberries. Watch the staggering night display of stars in the Vermont sky. Build a bonfire in the fire pit and relax with friends and family. Cuddle up under hand made quilts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When all ten relatives converge here for graduation -- Aunts, Uncles, and Mom and Dad -- found such a wonderful place to relax and have family discussions and just plain catch up time with the family.... We had perfect weather, barbeques, bonfires, toasting marshmallows. My daughter was commissioned into the Army -- Second Lieutenant, then graduation --WOW. The house was perfect for our guests, plenty of room, movies, bathrooms, and the grounds were great and relaxing. ...Our last night it rained and we had a beautiful rainbow.
May 2012
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Fayston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dogs allowed only on 1st floor and only if explicitly permitted in lease. Must be house trained, stay off furniture, and not a breed barred by insurer
  • Cancellation policy: Once booked, we will refund rent payments less $250 fee only to the extent that we re-rent the house for the same period.
  • Lessees forfeit the entire security deposit if pet or smoking policies violated or more guests stay than are listed in the approved lease.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Hot & cold water
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tumbled marble tile and double shower. Heated floors.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated tile floors, deep tub for soaking. Skylight.
    Barn: Full Bath - toilet , shower , Very large room with lots of natural light.
    Main floor bath - toilet , Half bath with pocket door and stone tile work.
  • Tiled baths all have radiant heat in floors and the upstairs full baths have skylights for abundant natural light. The master bath has tumbled marble floors, a pedestal sink, shower, full-length mirror and built-in shelves for toiletries and towels. The other full bath is completely tiled with a black and white motif, tub, sink and toilet with built-in shelves for toiletries and towels. The half bath on the main floor has a cabinet style sink with stone tiled countertop and toilet and is adjacent to the laundry room with a full-sized washing machine and dryer. Also furnished with an ironing board and iron, shoeshine kit, sewing basket and other nice-to-have items in this room. The large barn bathroom has tile floors, shower enclosure, and pedestal sink. The seasonal outdoor shower is enclosed and has hot and cold water, plus hooks for clothing--great for showering after swimming in the pond or hiking!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • BR#4 (faces pond) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Flexible set up: King or Twins, armoire, shelves, rocker
    BR#3 (faces valley) - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , Flexible set up: King or Twins, dresser, closet. Loft.
    Main house MBR - 1 queen , Large room with TV, dressers, desk, closet. Bunkroom access
    BR #2 bunkroom - 3 twin/ single , Accessed through MBR; bunkbed and extra single, dresser
    Garage main floor BR # 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable sleep sofa or couch set up, kitchenette
    Garage upper BR #6 - 4 twin/ single , 4 bunks and couch/TV area
  • 6 BR gorgeous post and beam home can sleep 15. Sunny master bedroom w/ full bath overlooks valley and next mountain range. Bunk-room is accessed through the MBR has a bunk bed plus a twin bed. The valley bedroom has beds that can be set up as a king or 2 twin beds; this room has a loft that is NOT to be used for sleeping. The 4th bedroom looks out over the pond and has either a King or 2 twin beds. These rooms share a separate full bath. The new garage steps from the house also has 2 bedrooms: a high quality queen-sized sofa bed and full bath on the main level and 4 twin beds (2 custom built-in bunk beds) upstairs. It also has a small fridge, coffeepot and microwave. The main level can be set up as a bed or couch and there is an additional couch and desk upstairs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fully stocked with linens, glassware & dishes for 16. Dining table seats 8; additional cherry table seats 8 more with 2 benches and wooden chairs. Multiple seating areas include a sun-room with gas fireplace, 2 couches, 2 ottomans, 2 chairs and coffee table; adjacent seating area with love-seat and chairs, game table and bookcases filled with toys, books and games. TV room has DVD/VCR, comfy couch and chair with ottoman. New cottage has queen sleeper sofa, full bath, and 2 bunk beds, pool/ping-pong/Foosball table and TV. Enjoy the outdoors on the large stone patio and cedar deck. Coffee tables, picnic table, wrought iron table with chairs and benches galore. Hammock and fire-pit near pond, stone tables, log benches. Five kayaks, bikes, and assorted sports gear available for gentle use. Enjoy the views, swim, kayak & skate on pond or just relax.


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6BR Fayston Post & Beam near Sugarbush and Mad River
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews

Wonderful home made to create memories!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in Fayston this weekend. Everything about this house is awesome... it's such a special place to bring your family. So much to do, so much to explore. And so much snow to make our skiing the best! Thank you Phelan Family for sharing this amazing home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The perfect home for any occasion! We can't wait to rent it again next year! Thank you Phelans!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Branford CT

Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This unique home easily and accommodated our large group.

Close to all the action in The Valley and secluded at the same time.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Troy, ny

Perfect launching pad to visit Vermont's Best Breweries!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time renting this property and I along with 10 other guys were absolutely blown away. We were looking for a “base camp” for our Vermont brewery tour and decided to go with this one because of its size and location and boy oh boy did we strike pay dirt. This home was centrally located for us to visit all the breweries we had marked on our list including the famous “Alchemist Brewery”. This home has it all. The beautiful kitchen was well stocked and very large, so cooking for 11 was effortless. Also, the kitchen has two dishwashers so cleaning up after dinner was a breeze and it allowed us more time by the fire pit! You can tell that the owners Andy and Kim have gone out of their way to make this home very accommodating to their renters. Everything in this home is meticulously labeled and thoroughly cared for. I along with the guys wish we had more time to paddle around their private pond (which is quite large) with the plethora of kayaks Kim and Andy have provided. We did however spend most of the nights competing in fierce horseshoe tournaments right next to the water. Everything about this place makes me just want to go back. I will definitely be return

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for that review. We are glad you had a great time and would welcome you or your group back any time. Great guests, kept the house very neat, very easy to communicate with, and very honest (let us know of an extra guest as the rental date approached). We hope we see you again. --Andy and Kim
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An outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (ranging in age from 4 ½ months to 70 years old) recently had a wonderful stay at Acorn Ridge. The house is lovely, well-equipped and the layout allowed three families to each have their own space (including the apartment in the barn/garage), yet come together for dinner under the pergola watching the sunset over the pond. The grounds are beautiful. Andy and Kim made sure we had everything we needed and kept us up-to-date on local activities. At Acorn Ridge, we enjoyed cooking, kayaking, swimming, badminton, horseshoes, hiking and just loafing. With the sunny weather, it was a delightful getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our 7th Stay at Acorn Ridge was as wonderful as our first

  • 5 of 5

This home and property is welcoming, relaxing, beautiful and managed by owners who care about quality and who spend a lot of time there as a family. We look forward to our family get together there every year and have enjoyed the continuous improvement to the property each year, a property we thought was outstanding at the start of our stays 7 years ago. Kim and Andy know how to share their home in VT in an exceptional way. We left today after a week stay, and are already looking forward to our 8th stay next July....The Webbs

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Burlington, VT, 40 minutes
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Waterbury, VT
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
7.5 Miles
Sugarbush (2 mountains) and Mad River
Car: necessary

*Beautiful and spacious: open floor plan. 6 bedrooms: 4 in main house and 2 in the new garage.

*This home is secluded on 32 acres with huge pond.

*Outdoor activities are steps away right on the property: swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking, walking, x-country skiing. Hammocks by the pond.

*Bus service to Boston from Montpelier via Megabus and Greyhound daily (about 25 mins away - convenient from South Station). Book in advance for peak winter ski weekends.

*Minutes to restaurants, shopping, movies in Waitsfield and Warren villages and to skiing at Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. Fish, walk, kayak, or swim nearby on the scenic Mad River. Farmer's market, antiques, shopping, movies, and great restaurants are minutes away. Long Trail and countless other hikes and scenic walks. Museums in Montpelier and Burlington. Lots here for everyone to enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (varies) $250
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are higher for vacation and holiday periods. Possible mid-week and last minute discounts. This property is very nicely sited and appointed and is furnished like a home, not a rental property. All towels and linens included. Summer rentals: weekly rentals preferred. Shorter rentals have a higher nightly rate. Cleaning fee varies up from $250 (8-10 people) to $350 (11-15 people).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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