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Ted & Betsy Newcomb

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Serenity Awaits In New Shaker Style Home Where In/Outdoors Meet As One!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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New 2012. 3200sqft On 10acres, 3 Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath, Sleeps 13, Beaver Pond

Newly finished in 2012. 12 rooms provide mixture of open and intimate space. Experience illumination as warming rays arise over beaver pond to cascade through the Living Room Window Wall to the heart of the home. Charming Knotty Pine Cathedral Ceiling rises 27' above thereby linking upstairs bedrooms (2) and balcony with primary living area. Soapstone, Hickory & Stone Tile country kitchen appeal meets state of the art, energy saver appliances. Master Suite includes Queen Bed and Cathedral Bath complete with custom tiled 2 person Jacuzzi features 16 jets and light therapy. Plus the custom tiled 4x5' shower and floor complemented by the oak and stone vanity make you feel at home. Quiet all day sunny Study is set apart. Sealed gas fireplace adds ambiance and warmth. Solid Shaker Panel wood doors allow stylish access to all rooms. Ample storage with 2 full walk in closets. Recessed sitting/reading area on balcony. Rec Room in walk out basement with 10' ceilings complete with 8' Slate Billiard Table, 12' Red Oak Rec Room Bar, and Canopy. WIFI. Phone service with free nationwide calling in 48 contiguous states. DirecTV on 46' L.E.D. flatscreen with DVD player and connections for Computer (Living Room) and 42" flatscreen behind Rec Room Bar. Food Network Cooking Pans provide excellent meal preparation. Expansive rear deck overlooking pond provides wildlife viewing by day (beaver, moose, bear, deer, fox, ducks, geese, great blue heron and more). Lovely manicured lawn, gardens, stonewalls & campfire ring. Handmade quilts adorn beds. Small library available along with personal DVD collection and games. PETS WELCOME with owner permission. NO SMOKING FACILITY & GROUNDS.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ted & Betsy Newcomb (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Ted & Betsy Newcomb

Betsy and I lived in and loved the Mount Snow Valley and its people for 10 years prior to our move south as a pastoral family. We knew this would be the location of our future retirement home where our grown family and all our friends could comfortably gather to renew relationships and build new found community. As the sign says in the living room, 'Friends are the family you find along the way.' We hope you'll discover such warmth in this place.

Betsy and I are Massachusetts natives (Amherst & Braintree respectively). We met at college at the University of Massachusetts, setting our eyes on the future. Married one week after graduating, I then continued with my graduate degree in the area of Pastoral Ministry within a progressive denomination. Betsy's field has been greenhouse management. We take a rather pragmatic view of life, raising 3 kids to love the simple pleasures and to revel in the out of doors. It is one of the reasons our hearts leaped when we discovered the property only 11 miles from where we once lived. We knew it was the right place for our future home. And in 2010, construction got underway to fulfill a very big dream that we've long shared.

Ted & Betsy Newcomb purchased this house in 1993

Why Ted & Betsy Newcomb chose Mount Snow Area

As previously noted, we are outdoor people who love the environment and revel in the unique beauty of all the changing seasons. Each has a character uniquely its own. The wetland behind the house is an active ecosystem that enthralls visitors. Between activity in the pond, the interplay of color and shadows, floral beauty, a very dark night sky where the Milky Way band leaps out at you, and easy access to the two incredible mountains and their amenities just around the corner along with all the lakes and trails for outdoor enthusiasts, this is about as good as it gets in our mind's eye!

What makes this house unique

When preparing to build, we fell in love with a special design. It melded Betsy's dream of a Country Farm House with a lovely front porch with my vision of a hybrid Colonial. While we employed skilled framers and other trades people do what they do best, we (along with family and so many friends) have labored countless hours to finish interior and exterior to our liking. It has taken two years to get to this point often working just 1-1/2 days per week save for vacation time, but slowly the dream has been realized. Now we are pleased to share it with you!


based on 23 traveler reviews

Serenity Awaits In New Shaker Style Home Where In/Outdoors Meet As One!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Stunning home in great location

  • 5 of 5

This home is just about perfect! We arrived to find the rental in immaculate condition. My husband and I rent from VRBO / Homeaway frequently, and I would say this is the most pristine pet-friendly rental yet. The deck is amazing, the yard is filled with beautiful plantings and I have never seen so many different kinds of butterflies! A walk along the edge of the yard (a wildflower meadow type area) far surpassed any butterfly garden we have ever visited. Excellent birding in the yard, many species new to us. I loved sitting on the deck watching the wildlife use the trail behind the house. The kitchen is amazing, but there are excellent markets, farm stands and restaurants just a quick scenic drive away. We loved the pool table, and the jacuzzi tub is the nicest we have seen. My husband, pets and I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased to know that our guests have enjoyed themselves and found the ideal location for their tranquil time away. We also thank you for your fine care of the home. It is our pleasure to extend to you an invitation to return as one of our preferred guests. Have a lovely summer and be blessed!
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Great house. Fantastic location. Outstanding owner hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults, 2 kids ages 8 and 4) enjoyed a wonderful July 4th week at Starry Night! The property is in a great location convenient to VT 100 which is the scenic gateway to exploring southern and central Vermont (there is a little road noise from VT 100 – but not enough to interrupt the serenity for this DC family. The convenience of beyond right on VT 100 is worth it.). Our family spent the week hiking (Ascutney-Windsor Trail and Little Rock Pond were amazing hikes), rafting, and fishing. Around the house we enjoyed the open floor plan, campfires, billiards, and watching the Sox on NESN (I’m originally from Mass.)

The HomeAway write up is 100% accurate to the property condition plus there were several nice surprises: (1) The outdoor campfire is pristine and the owner left plenty of dried kindling and hardwood firewood. We enjoyed cooking over the fire almost every night… with s’mores, of course. (2) Ted provides great pre-arrival information. After reading the detailed write-up on the local lakes we decided to explore Somerset Reservoir. We planned to stay only a couple hours but eight hours later we had to force ourselves to leave. (3) The home office is packed full of brochures to help you plan your next day’s adventure. (4) The grounds are even nicer than described. Even in July there were very few bugs in the yard.

We’ve rented several properties in multiple locations from VRBO/HomeAway. We know we had a great time when at the end of the trip we are browsing local real estate. This was definitely true of this property. Thanks Ted and Betsy for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that your time at our property was all that you hoped it would be. Glad you took the journey to Somerset. Our absolute favorite for a scenic wilderness experience by kayak. Let us know when you might like to return again. Great guests receive our preferred customer perks! And thank you for taking such great care of the property! Blessings.
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The house was immaculate, spacious and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our last night we had s'mores outside by the fire pit. Every dat we woke up to the sun coming through the floor to ceiling windows in the living room and kitchen dining area with a beautiful peaceful view of the lovely backyard and pond. We absolutely loved our stay and will be back

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the relaxation and refreshment you were seeking. We enjoy the fact that so many of our guests find the same peace and tranquility as we do at Starry Night! Betsy and I look forward to return visits!
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Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

It was such a relaxing experience to share with my family. The home owners have created such a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere. Everything was great from the many places to relax and be within the home to the beautiful wrap around deck. Definitely a place where we would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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All the comforts of home and then some!! A place you won't want to leave..........

  • 5 of 5

Dear Ted and Betsy.

I just wanted to say thank you for letting our family use your beautiful home!!! We were very comfortable and very happy there!! The weather was mostly great.

While at the house, we enjoyed the outdoor fire. We enjoyed using the tv and dvd player in the living room. We enjoyed the puzzles from the office. We mostly enjoyed just sitting on the front porch. My pup just loved running around your property without a leash – something she never gets to do here.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to spend a few days in an area that we love.

We are very much looking forward to renting your home again!!! : )

Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy and I are so pleased that our guests find the peace and tranquility we so enjoy in this beautiful setting. The number of returning guests who value the amenities and beauty we've sought to sculpt continues to grow. We are thankful each finds that special something to make their stay in our home both special and memorable. Many blessings!
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Excellent house near Mount Snow

  • 5 of 5

Our group thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. Communication leading up to our stay was very good and the house came with everything that is needed for a large group. The basement was a great entertainment space with the bar and pool table. The house was right off the main road and would be easily accessible even without a 4WD car. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
The Saloon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mount Snow Country Club
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Dover Forge Restaurant
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mount Snow
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Raponda, Wilmington
Car: recommended

Four season, outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Just 3 miles north of Mount Snow's north entrance (no traffic). Stratton is only 11 miles NW. Very fine restaurants (Dover Forge) and pubs (Valley View Saloon) in West Dover & Wilmington await your discovery. Somerset Reservoir (the largest body of impounded water within VT) is nearby...a total wilderness experience on 11 mile lake. Kayakers...don't miss! Challenging golf courses with grand vistas at Haystack, Mount Snow and Stratton. Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe at Timber Creek or create your own trails in our adjacent National Forest. Appalachian Trail just 5 miles away. Foliage in the region is unparallelled generally from the final week of September through the 2nd week of October. Relax, Re-create, Reflect!


Rates & Availability

West Wardsboro House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring & Summer 2016
Apr 19 2016 - Sep 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage 2016
Sep 20 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Oct 17 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/NewYear 2016/17
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Apr 11 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $30
Cleaning $130
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until payment received to confirm.
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Payment can be made through this site.
Cancellation within 20 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 20% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.
Cancellation within 7 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 50% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.

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West Wardsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2p whirlpool, tiled shower & flr, oak vanity, cathedral
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor; Deep Soaking Tub
    Bathroom 3: Powder Room - toilet , By 1st flr entrance & houses separate laundry room.
  • The Cathedral Knotty Pine Ceiling Master Bathroom features a tiled 4'x5' shower, 2 person whirlpool with 16 jets and light therapy, with a handsome deep oak vanity and inviting palladium window. Stone tile surrounds the whirlpool and covers the floor and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2: Bunk Room 2nd flr - 1 double , 5 twin/ single , 6 bunks in this room; 2 lg. closets; sleeps 7; room for cots
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , On 1st Floor with Master Bath & walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Folding Screen for privacy; 2nd Floor; Sleeps 4; Walk In
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
A couple of moose ambled through the Beaver Pond in late Sept. 2012. You'll see a picture on our site to prove it. We've also been entertained by the beaver population in the pond. And a local black bear and cub have made their way along the back side of the house on their way to the pond. Can you say tranquility? To sit out back on the deck some 15' above the yard and feel the peace...priceless! Hike in nearby woods. Behold the expanse of the Milky Way in the dark Night Sky. Have ease of access to Mount Snow from the 'traffic lite' north side just 3 miles away. Enjoy the best that Vermont woodlands has to offer. For on site massage, contract with Marci Himelson with Mount Snow Massage (802) 464-5602. For on site sitters, contract with Deerfield Valley Sitters (802) 490-4729.

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