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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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.

Ted & Betsy Newcomb
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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!


Wardsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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Serenity Awaits In New Shaker Style Home Where In/Outdoors Meet As One!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews
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Everything you want and more

  • 5 of 5

From the second you walk in the door, it's obvious that Ted and Betsy take great pride in this home. Everything was clean, fully functional and ready to go as if no one had stayed here previously. The home is bright and beautiful with sunlight pouring in through the ample windows facing the back of the house. The open area on the main floor was great for our large group because whether you were cooking, relaxing on the sofa/recliner or sitting at the table, you were never missing out on anything that was going on. The basement area was much larger than I anticipated and perfect for having a couple drinks after the slopes and shooting some pool. The master bedroom was very spacious with a huge closet and the Jacuzzi bathtub was just what I needed after a rough day on the mountain. Everything we needed from garbage bags, to utensils, to pots & pans and even coffee, spices and other overlooked items were lining the cabinets. In addition to the house far exceeding our high expectations, Ted could not have been any more helpful. He was prompt with responses to all of my various questions, provided a number of recommendations of local places to check out and he has filled the study with local fliers and pamphlets to provide information on everything you could want to know about the area.

There were 12 of us that spent 3 nights here, and everyone agreed we could not have found a better place! Thank you for a memorable weekend and we will most certainly return the next time we are in the area!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I would like to return the compliment that you have so generously given. Seldom have we welcomed a large, non-family group that has taken such meticulous care of the house and property. We are very pleased that you all enjoyed the stay and found the particular amenities to your liking. While we aren't very good at basketball, we do hope your favorite March Madness Teams were running the table on their way to a national championship. ;) I would personally like to offer a special thank you for taking the VT "No Waste Initiative" seriously by separating and sorting recyclables and returnables from trash. You have helped keep VT green for coming generations. We definitely look forward to your group's return. Let us know how best to assist you!
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Spacious and beautiful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location and home to share with four families coming together for the first time in over 20 years. Spacious kitchen so we could all cook together and plenty of room to dine together as well. Well maintained home with plenty to offer without even leaving the property!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant 10 day stay. Exactly what we wanted. We could either do a lot or do nothing and just relax. In general, we chose the latter.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad when guests can kick up the heels and just bask in the tranquility to regenerate and renew. Thank you for being marvelous guests and we look forward to your return!
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  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious for a large group. My family enjoyed all the outdoor space especially the fire pit :)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Once again. . . A GREAT TIME!!!

  • 5 of 5

Memorial Weekend 2017 was our second time staying at this beautiful, serene West Wardsboro property. The house is so warm and inviting, clean and comfortably furnished - - - and feels like HOME as soon as you step through the front door. Hopefully, our second of many more stays.

Thanks so much for all!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Returning guests are one of our great delights. And we thank you for the care you have obviously shown the property. We look forward to welcoming you back. Many blessings!
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​Peaceful, Beautiful just perfect​

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect home for a girls getaway. It's very clean, comfortable and there is plenty of room. Ted and Betsy are very easy to work with and are very responsive to any questions. Everyone loved it and can't wait for our next visit. ​

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That was lovely. You said "perfect home." In our view "perfect guests!" Thank you for caring for our home. We will delight in your return!
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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

Wardsboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 22 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 24 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Dec 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/NewYear 2017/18
Dec 14 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $30
Damage Insurance $99

Rates are subject to change until payment received to confirm.
eChecks (Direct Deposit) are Preferable; Credit Cards are Accepted.
Payment can be made through this site.
Cancellation Before 21 Days of scheduled rental will result in a full refund less a 2.5% transaction fee.
Cancellation within 21 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 50% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.
Cancellation within 7 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 80% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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