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Luxurious Historic Barn

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi


About the property

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).


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!

More Details

Brigitte Ambrose
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

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.


South Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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
Communal pond with beach around corner behind Inn. Daily usage charge may apply.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Historic Barn
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Great location, beautiful setting, cozy barn!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent four nights at the Kingsley Barn with our two daughters, ages 5 and 22 months. We couldn't have been happier with the location, the beautiful setting, the charming feel of the barn. We spent our days out and about exploring the local area and were always excited to return to the barn at the end of the day. We hope to stay again in the summer when we can take more advantage of the creek / fire pit, local hiking trails (it was very wet when we were there) and nearby swimming hole.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay in this beautiful property! It is clean, gorgeous, peaceful, and has extensive areas for kids to run, across the stream. We enjoyed exploring the stream, and also had an outdoor fire in the ring. The kitchen is clean and we cooked many times at the barn. We are hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely stay, terrific location in South Woodstock

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely remodeled barn adjacent to a small brook nearby. Small but a good choice for a smaller party of guests. Bridgette was very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly what we were looking for. The barn was nicely restored to an amazing living space. The trails accessible right from the back of the home are amazing. We definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

South Woodstock House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Very Early Winter
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Holidays
Dec 12 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 20 2018 - Apr 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early spring
Apr 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates and fees are set for party of 4
Add $75.00 per person for any additional 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 $100.00 is deducted from security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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