|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Private, 1800s farmhouse, with extensive gardens featured in the book 'The Invisible Garden'. Enjoy 34 acres of private trails, creeks, and meditative spaces. The large screened porch has beautiful views of the gardens, koi/swimming pond, and neighboring hills with Fall foliage. Grab a book from the extensive library and relax in a hammock. Great sledding and snowshoeing in the Winter. Two wood stoves and outdoor gas grill. Perfect getaway for families - with a high chair, booster seat, pack & play, safety gates, books, toys and games. Kitchen essentials and all linens provided. Washer and dryer just off kitchen. Conveniently situated 20 minutes between Montpelier and St. Johnsbury. Close to several ponds, Groton State Park, VAST trails, great local food sources, microbreweries and a winery, ski sites nearby and it's a great area for motorcycle riding.
Private and relaxing, with many on-site amenities, yet conveniently situated to many points of interest.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
This is a seasonal property available for rent Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
Security Deposit of $200
Payment to be made at least 10 days prior to arrival date.