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Historic Village Home on Memphremagog's Black River

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Irasburg House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Canoe to Lake Memphremagog's South Bay, stroll through cottage gardens, relax at the river's edge, wander through farmland and covered bridge, walk to the post office or diner, or soak in a claw foot bath. Relax, rejuvenate, restore. End of road setting.

Two bedrooms with full size baths. The first has connecting bath. The other has river views, skylight, and French windows opening to cathedral space. Study area upstairs. Kitchen with cherry cabinetry and gas stove, dining area, French doors lead into living room and studio area. Downstairs bath has claw foot tub. Private deck.

Certified Wellness Home.

Easy access to VAST, hiking, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, Jay Peak, Craftsbury Outdoor Center all within 35 minutes.

From National Geographic -' Vermont scored highly—best in the U.S.—in our survey of destination stewardship,” says Jonathan Tourtellot, director of the Center for Sustainable Destinations, “because Vermonters care a lot about character of place.'

Here in the Northeast Kingdom, we're excited to promote geotourism - you can view historic structures and traditional New England architecture, birdwalk through wetlands, visit old cemeteries, sample cuisine from local artisans, visit sustainable farms and dairies and sugarhouses. Let us help assist you in this discovery!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About The Owner

We're native Vermonters, a nurse and photographer, and love to restore houses, garden, bicycle, snowshoe and travel. We enjoy sharing our hospitality and helping others learn about this special part of Vermont.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have never been this happy with a house we have rented before.(Not only is it a beautiful house, but it is so well stocked and we especially appreciate how clean it is.)

Thank you for helping make this a very special visit for us.
Jul 2014
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Historic Village Home on Memphremagog's Black River
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic Cottage Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The detailed description for this getaway cottage was exactly how the owners described, and better than we expected. The property was in A-1 condition, everything was available and clean. The owners, John and Jean not only greeted us with a warm welcome but with recommendations for so much to do in the area. They made us feel so much at home. They presented with such hospitality with a tour of their property of breathtaking waterfalls in their lovely backyard, a beautiful garden of flowers, and many vegetables. We even found vegetables on our table and blackberries in a basket on the steps, to name just a few of the beautiful touches they added to our stay to make it so wonderful each day. There is so much to do, including the nearby Alpaca farm, don't leave the area without visiting these beautiful animals. Also, when you go into town, there is so much to explore, and only a short drive to Canada. We all had a blast. This is a wonderful historic cottage in a great location that has all the amenities and nearby attractions, including great restaurants. We couldn't ask for more. It was a fantastic getaway. Highly recommend this cottage to family, friends, and colleagues. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway or vacation in the area this is the one for you. Our stay brought much peace and happiness, we loved it! We will be back for sure! A'Vant Family

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A step back in time...

  • 5 of 5

Lovely...everything including the setting, the house, the hosts, the area, all lovely. I spent a couple quiet days with my sister away from kids, grandkids, jobs, and stresses and it was perfect. Beautiful gardens, the Black River in the back yard, a beautifully restored antique home. Just lovely...

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite Someway rental yet!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week recently and wished we could have stayed longer! Millrace House, nestled along the Black River, is just adorable and the owners very accommodating. I am pretty sure they ordered the picture-perfect weather for us too! We grilled several nights just so we could be at the house, but we did have breakfast at Martha's Diner right around the corner one morning. There are two double beds upstairs - the original stairs! - and one twin downstairs, with two full bathrooms. The kitchen had everything we needed and there's even a washer and dryer. I loved all the old look that was really new, and all the unique details. Lots of storage and the place felt very large. It was clearly our favorite rental from HOMEWAY thus far. Jean told us about a walking loop, so each morning we walked 2.5 hilly miles through a covered bridge and along some picturesque back roads. We love that there is less people and life there seems unhurried - the perfect vacation. The house is centrally located to all activities - and there is much to do in the Northeast Kingdom in the Fall - we took the Sunday International Brunch Cruise on Lake Memphremagog, only minutes away in Newport, kayaked the Clyde River, hiked Mt. Pisgah, saw 17 covered bridges, took an ATV tour in Danville, saw a recent movie for $4/person in St. Johnsbury, and a parade and craft fair in East Burke. We did much traveling by car but the scenery is so pretty and there is no traffic so it is a pleasure. On the way home we stopped at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier for lunch - amazing! And don't forget to try a maple cremee!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orleans, Ontario - Canada

A very special place - beautiful, charming, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were two senior couples who rented Millrace House for a four day stay in August and we were all delighted with the place; it was a perfect retreat for our tour of the Northeast Kingdom. We arrived and were instantly charmed. It seemed a bit quirky at first, but the longer we stayed the more we appreciated the serene beauty and the true comfort of this fully updated home. Every need was anticipated and the owners were extremely welcoming and helpful. I have no problem giving the Millrace House an enthusiastic recommendation. The gardens also deserve mention; Jeanne and John have done an amazing job and I was enchanted by the gardens, the stream, the waterfall, the mill ruins and of course the expanse of blooms throughout. I will definitely stay here again when next in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for a little over a week during a summertime visit. The house was charming and had everything we needed for our stay. We loved all the conveniences...two full baths, a fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, linen, wi-fi, a grill, etc. Plus, the house, bedding, utensils, etc were all very clean. The grounds were so beautiful that I couldn't help but take pictures for my collection. To top it off, John & Jeanne are wonderful hosts. We've stayed at many places in the Northeast Kingdom, but this was by far our favorite!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were charmed by this house as soon as we arrived. It is a beautiful house, very clean, and with none of that musty smell that is sometimes found in older houses. Being situated so close to Newport, it was the perfect place for us to rest in between our explorations of the area. At the same time, what a delight to relax in the evening in perfect silence. We found the beds and couches very comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with everything we needed to prepare our meals, an internet connection that works.

Thank you John and Jeanne for a fabulous vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Burlington Vermont
Nearest Ski
20 Miles

In the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. Home on the Black River, flowing into Lake Memphremagog's South Bay. Easy access to VAST, hiking, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, Jay Peak, Craftsbury Outdoor Center all within 35 minutes.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snowboarding, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding/Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing,


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Irasburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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