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Brigitte Ambrose

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

Luxurious Historic Barn

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Eastern Vermont House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6-8

Kingsley Barn is an ideal vacation rental located in the heart of the historic village of South Woodstock.

This newly renovated historic barn, which sleeps 6-8, overlooks the Kedron Brook and fields beyond. Walk to breakfast or lunch at the South Woodstock Country Store (a must!) or dinner or a swim at the Kedron Valley Inn. The Green Mountain Horse Association is but 1/8 mile away and we are located right on the VAST trails. We are nearby Suicide Six, Pico, Killington and Okemo ski areas.

The building's large open space (12 foot ceilings with exposed beams) includes refinished antique floors, and all-new stainless steel appliances including microwave, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. The many windows in the living area space open the outside world to you and bring natural light inside.

Kingsley Barn offers free WIFI, free phone for calls in North America and cable TV. There are two bedrooms (one with a queen-sized bed, and one with two single beds).

Features

These accommodations feature a play loft for children, a fully-equipped kitchen with eating island for four and a dining room table that seats six to eight. There is a split bathroom allowing privacy for two people. The deck overlooking the Kedron Brook and the pristine country beyond is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and our sunset views.

Carefully Renovated

This historic barn was built circa 1850 by the son of South Woodstock’s first settler. The restoration of this building has been given every attention to detail and has resulted in a charming and functional vacation spot. Kingsley Barn renovations were done by the new owners of the property, Ambrose Custom Builders.

Kingsley Barn is beautifully redone and awaits your reservation!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Brigitte Ambrose (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Brigitte Ambrose

Our family moved to Woodstock from Chicago in 2007, drawn by Woodstock's beauty and depth of culture in a small town setting.

Brigitte Ambrose purchased this house in 2011

Why Brigitte Ambrose chose Eastern Vermont

An historic home and barn in a quaint village setting was very attractive to us. Our teenage daughters truly enjoy the Kedron Pond just a short walk from out property, spending much of their spare time there in the summers!

What makes this house unique

The best of both worlds - a quaint village setting with nature surrounding us. The stream, back meadows and forest and trail system across our small bridge, are magical.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)
Luxurious Historic Barn
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are always looking for a special spot to "call our own" and return to for a yearly sojourn or two. Well, we just might have found our spot! The location of the barn is so peaceful and relaxing. And the country walks from the doorstep of the barn, so charming. Woodstock itself is beautiful with much to do for hikes. And the Simon Pierce restaurant for Sunday brunch is fantastic! The best quiche we ever had. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Charming Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at the Barn. It was clean and well-decorated. Furthermore, the owners were quite welcoming. We really enjoyed the views of the river and the snow-covered fields. My family of four would love to return for a visit at some point.

If you stay at the Barn, make sure you walk down to the South Woodstock Country Store for coffee, breakfast, or lunch. A great way to end the day is a drink by the fire at the Kedron Valley Inn.

The drive to Woodstock and all it has to offer is not long. We loved eating at Worthy Kitchen. We had some nice meals at the Woodstock Inn and our children think they have never visited a better game room. There are plenty of galleries and boutiques to stroll through.

We hoped to ski at Suicide Six, but they have limited snow-making capabilities and thus we traveled to Killington and Okemo. Both were 30-35 minutes away. Okemo has much more of a family atmosphere than Killington and friendlier people. However, the ride back from Killington takes you past the Long Trail brewery, which is a fun stop!

Keep in mind that the Barn is cozy (i.e. not very big) - the entire guest area occupies just one level of the structure. With two adults and two children, the den/kitchen can get a bit cramped in winter when outdoor activities are more limited. The Barn has a lot more living space when the back deck and patio can be utilized. It is hard to imagine any more than four people occupying the Barn at once during the winter. Even six people would probably be a stretch during the warmer months, especially given that there is really only one bathroom. I really wouldn't recommend eight people sharing the Barn.

The Barn is located right next to the owners' house. I only mention that because some may like a bit more seclusion. However, we didn't mind because the owners were so kind and helpful. Furthermore, they completely respected our privacy.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The barn is beautiful as is the area. Chris and Brigitte were terrific hosts. We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! Clean, well kept, beautiful. Kitchen fully equipped, lovely location on the river.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Had a lovely time!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time on our first trip to Vermont, and I believe that it was in large part due to our staying in this lovely barn. It was so comfortable and inviting and made us feel very much at home. The property was very clean and well-maintained, and Chris and Brigitte were always available if needed. Just a note: the barn is not air conditioned, but there is good ventilation with all of the windows, and cell phone reception is limited; but these were only minor inconveniences for us. We absolutely recommend Kingsley Barn to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Second time was just as wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the Kingsley Barn this summer hoping to recreate the amazing experience we'd had in 2014. I'm happy to report that we had an even more wonderful time the second time around.

We found the barn immaculately clean and well kept, just like last year. Our kids were delighted to sleep in "their room" - the one with the twin beds, and felt very cozy coming back to familiar territory. When we heard the sound of the creek out back from the master bedroom, we knew we'd made the right choice in returning for another summer!

This time around we stayed for two weeks. There was no shortage of activities. Outdoor highlights included hiking Mount Tom and Killington Peak, walking the Pogue Loop, wading in the creek, and swimming in Keedron Pond. Our kids could stay in the pond for an entire afternoon, jumping off the raft and playing in the sand. I could spend hours just taking in the scenery and relaxing on a lounge chair. We made frequent trips to the Simon Pearce glassblowing studio and the Billings Farm (an unlimited annual family pass is $70 and includes the museum, farmhouse tours, tractor rides, quilt display, and more).

We loved the culinary options in the area - from the Farmer's Market in town, to the cozy dinner on the porch of the Keedron Inn, to the delicious dinner at Keepers, to takeout sandwiches from the Village Butcher (eat by the river around the corner from the shop), to craft beer heaven at (kid friendly) Worthy Kitchen in town.

This year we took a day to visit Bromley Mountain Adventure Park, a real treat for the kids with an alpine slide, water slides, and rides. Next year we plan to check out the ropes course at the Aerial Adventure Park zone. Visit off peak to avoid lines, and it's well worth a day trip!

It was hard to say good-bye to the Kingsley Barn at the end of our stay as we weren't quite ready to return to the "real world." We'll be back soon, though, I suspect! We're already dreaming of our next visit in 2016!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Car: recommended

Walking distance to GMHA, Kedron Valley Inn, SW General Store and village ammenities. Barn backs to 90 acres conserved land, VAST trail, hiking trails & GMHA trail system. Wading area in brook behind barn (sand bottom). Bikes avial for exploring.

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Rates & Availability

Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,700
$6,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,700
$6,000
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
$3,700
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
$4,800
 
 
Very Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
$3,700
 
 
Holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
$4,800
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
$3,700
 
 
Winter Break
Feb 9 2017 - Feb 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,600
$4,800
 
 
Late Winter
Feb 21 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
$3,700
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
$6,000
 
 
Spring
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$3,700
 
 
Summer/Fall
May 26 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,700
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
$3,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

$200/nt - $6,000/mo
Cleaning Fee varies depending on number of guests
Minimum stays vary depending on time of reservation
Full rate applies when 5 or more guests on off seasons
If guests fail to leave by 11:00 am on departure day $50.00 is deducted from security deposit.

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Amenities

Eastern Vermont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanit/sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Vanity/sink
  • Btahrooms seperated by locking pocket door. Seperate vanities, storage and mirrors in each space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen size pull-out couch in great room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom has lots of windows overlooking brook. Both bedrooms enjoy the sound of waterfall from the brook below.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Communal pond with beach around corner behind Inn. Daily usage charge may apply.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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