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Charming Rustic Farmhouse w/ Swimming Pond, Waterfall, Gardens & Trails

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 8-10

Private, 1800's farmhouse, with extensive gardens as featured in the book 'The Invisible Garden'. Enjoy 34 acres of private trails, creeks, and meditative spaces. The very large screened porch has beautiful views of the gardens, a swimming pond and neighboring hills with Fall foliage. Grab a book from the extensive library and relax in a hammock. Perfect getaway for families - with a high chair, booster seat, pack & play, books, toys and games. Kitchen essentials and all linens provided. Washer and dryer just off kitchen. Gas grill and outdoor campfire pit. Wi-Fi. Conveniently situated 20 minutes between Montpelier and St. Johnsbury. Close to several ponds, Groton State Park, great local food stores and farmers markets, microbreweries (Hill Farmstead Brewery and The alchemist) and a winery. It's also a great area in VT for motorcycle riding.

Amy Helburn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Amy Helburn

Our young family has enjoyed and maintained this property for nearly a decade now. We are very familiar with the surrounding area and happy to provide information and recommendations.

Amy Helburn purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Amy Helburn chose Central Vermont / Sugarbush / Mad River Valley

If you are looking for a charming, rustic retreat that offers privacy, space and activities for a multi-generational family and/or large group of friends - this is the place. You will feel like you have gone back in time, to enjoy a simpler, slower pace of life. Don't worry though, Wi-Fi is provided. The kitchen and dining area adjacent to the large screened porch make this a particularly nice place for groups to gather. And the variety and beauty of outdoor spaces make this property unique - especially the large private swimming pond.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Private, beautiful and relaxing, with many on-site amenities, and also conveniently situated to many points of interest.


Woodbury Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Potting shed and blueberry bushes & apple trees and secluded outdoor seating areas throughout the property.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Charming Rustic Farmhouse w/ Swimming Pond, Waterfall, Gardens & Trails
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Ho Ho Kus, NJ

A superb gem-of-a-house for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

After driving a good 5hrs+ straight, it was a relief to finally reach our destination - and what a destination this place is! Located along a quiet Vermont country backroad, this splendid property has true charm and character in buckets, from the koi pond (which my kids loved, especially being able to feed the fish) to the wood-burning stoves keeping us cosy warm to the very large collection of books to the netted porch with relaxing views of the lovely garden...I could go on but don't want to spoil it for you!

There are many activities to enjoy in the area, catering to a wide variety of needs not least including a scenic drive up Stowe mountain road and through Smugglers Notch, eating out in Montpelier, tour of the Ben & Jerrys factory (plus free samples!), visiting the nearby maple sugar farms for delicious wares, hiking some of the many trails available, Rock of Ages in nearby Barre, etc.

We would very much love to come back here, and from the look of how far in advance the bookings can get it seems a lot of others are agreeing just how lovely Cabot Farmhouse really is for a pleasant and enjoyable vacation, whatever time of year.

One thing I would highly recommend is DownStreet Eats on the main road through nearby Cabot. We ate breakfast there on our last morning and wished we had found it at the start of our holiday - superb tasty food in a welcoming and well set out location.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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D.C. area

Charming Country Living

  • 4 of 5

The four of us had lots of space to spread out in the well-furnished farmhouse. The pond was great fun, especially for our dog, who loved to swim in it and herd the koi fish. There is substantial lawn space for games. A fifteen minute walk to the north is West Hill Pond, a favorite swimming pond. The well-stocked Cabot grocery store is a very short drive. I enjoyed the short hike in the woods back of the property and going across the road to take in the waterfall. A great blue heron visited the pond often. When the weather was dry, the water pressure in the house fell low and we had some trouble with toilets, which were slow to refill and tended to clog. Easy to solve with a bucket of water and a plunger. The old electric stove has some quirks which the owner is aware of; and she will probably be replacing it. The TV for watching DVD's has an on/off again buzz, so she might want to replace that TV too. Internet service was very reliable. I enjoyed reading "The Invisible Garden" written by a previous owner about acquiring and landscaping the property. The entire house is filled with books; everyone's bound to find something wonderful in the collection. I also recommend the used book store in Plainfield for bibliophiles or anyone looking for a summer read.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive, detailed review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. The kitchen electric stove was replaced in August. The cistern-fed, gravity-powered water supply is original from the 1800's. We hope to have you return as a guest in the future. Thanks so much! Amy
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Cabot Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cabot Farmhouse. We loved the porch -- early morning sun as we drank our coffee and nicely shaded afternoons. The beautiful gardens, koi pond and rushing stream made Cabot Farmhouse peaceful and relaxing. For anyone interested in hiking, the house was about one hour from Camel's Hump and Mount Mansfield. We also enjoyed visits to Montpelier and Burlington. The house was stocked with everything we needed and the owner quickly responded to any questions. We look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Finding family friendly lodging in this area of Vermont had been challenging on previous visits to my son's. We were delighted to discover this large and well-loved farmhouse tucked in the woods near Cabot. The house was accurately described and fully equipped for our week-long stay. We spent most of our time on the large screened porch that was on the back of the house and overlooked the koi pond (by the way, those fish are mesmerizing!). There was enough well-furnished space that we were never on top of one another and finding that the house was very kid friendly (including toys and highchair) made our stay with grandchildren even easier. As we arrived early in the summer season, on the one rainy day we had, we built a wood fire in the big pot-bellied stove between the kitchen and the den - wonderful! We also enjoyed reading about the garden development by a previous owner (copies of this book were on the well-stocked library shelves) - and what a lovely garden it was!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Home Away From Home in Beautiful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely summer week in this beautiful, comfortable home, and both the adults and the kids had a great time. The kids loved feeding the fish, picking berries in the yard, and watching the hummingbirds flit around the flowers. The adults loved the beautiful gardens and the quiet, scenic rural Vermont location. For those who feel like a little traveling, there are some quaint little towns nearby, with a variety of restaurants, and Burlington - with the Eco Center aquarium, the Lake Champlain chocolate factory, and a nice pedestrian mall full of shops and restaurants, among many other attractions - is about an hour away. We will definitely be back this summer!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing 1800s Vermont Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of rural Vermont. This farmhouse has the most wonderful expansive porch open to nature and beautiful gardens. We were able to eat meals both inside and out. The kitchen is well supplied. We have been here in the cold and loved using the potbellied woodburning stoves which make for a cozy relaxing time. Walking on the grounds, reading from the well stocked bookshelves or just playing games was therapeutic. The farmhouse is also close to Cabot Cheese Factory and Ben and Jerry's Icecream Factory. We will return!

Helene and Chuck - Toledo, OH

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Conveniently situated 20 minutes between Montpelier and St. Johnsbury - close to West Hill Pond (boating and fishing) - Groton State Park (boating, swimming, hiking) - VAST trails - great food Co-ops, farmer stands, farmer markets and restaurants in the area - Locally sourced foods at Pete's Greens and Hollister Hill Farm - Grandview Winery, Hill Farmstead Brewery and Alchemist Brewery nearby - Book and Antique stores - Great area for kids: playground and library nearby - Great VT Corn Maze - downhill and cross-country ski sites in the area - Great area for motorcycle riding: miles of open roads, beautiful vistas and motorcycle rentals at Wilkins H-D in Barre.


Rates & Availability

Woodbury Farmhouse Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

This is a seasonal property available for rent from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. The rental fee includes everything. There is not an additional fee for cleaning, linens, etc. And taxes are included in the rental fee.

Security Deposit of $200
Payment to be made at least 10 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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