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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 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 Wardsboro

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!


Jamaica State Park
"Swimming, Whitewater Kayaking, Hiking"
Somerset Reservoir
"One our favorite places to kayak with many bald eagle and beaver sightings. Not a building t..."
Valley View Saloon
"Outstanding local crafted beers on tap, friendly staff, great large screen sports focus, bil..."
Timber Creek Cross Country Ski
"Extremely competent and helpful staff. Tell Kelly Kahler (owner) that Ted Newcomb sent you. ..."
Snow Mountain Market
"A small, well supplied grocery store very near Mount Snow with the BEST DELI SANDWICHES arou..."
Roadhouse Restaurant
"Charming, country style restaurant with excellent chef and wait staff. Love the down to eart..."
Pizzeria La Toscanella
"I've been blessed to have eaten fine pizzas in many places an others that are ... "no so muc..."
Boyd Family Farm
"The Boyd Family operates a tremendously diverse farm with Farm Share Produce, Berries, Flowe..."
Adams Farm
"Their Sleigh Rides during the winter snows is unparalleled for all ages. A fantastic journey..."
Sticky Fingers Bakery
"A religious experience in a bakery? You can't just have one. Unbelievable. Everyone says so...."
The Hermitage Inn
"Exceptional VT Charm and Ambiance. Expertly prepared cuisine and service. Fabulous wine cell..."
Two Tannery Road
"Deliciously crafted meals in quaint Vermont setting. "
Dot's of Dover
"A buzzing place for breakfast, lunch and more in downtown West Dover. Tremendous omelets. Te..."
The White House of Wilmington
"Lovely setting atop a hill directly off Route 9 east, they offer an exquisite menu in an ele..."
The Doveberry Inn and Restaurant
The West Dover Inn
"Wonderful meals, great bar, owners are fantastic. Enjoy a quaint evening on the town."
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort
"Love this hill! Conical shape. Two faces. Meandering trails of every ability. Wondrous views..."
Mount Snow Resort
"A snow face for every ability and more. Mount Snow may start with snow season but is so much..."
The Inn at Sawmill Farm
First Trax
Dover Forge Restaurant
"Billiards and American Fare that many have so enjoyed located in downtown West Dover."
First Wok Chinese Restaurant
"Outstanding Asian Cuisine!"
Creemee Stand
"Soft Serve or Hard...the Ice Cream has won awards for BEST IN VERMONT! Not fancy, just SOOOO..."
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!


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 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews

beautiful, well maintained and clean

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a family getaway week-end. The house was very clean and well maintained. The master suite was gorgeous and the upstairs bedrooms were situated perfectly so as to give the occupants a feeling of having their own wing. The house had everything you could want. Plenty of room for everyone, games, puzzles, pool table as well as outside games. The grounds are stunning with gorgeous flowers and rolling lawn. Ted was a dream to deal with! He was very accommodating to our needs and requests. If you are looking for a large home for a peaceful vacation, this is the place to be.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy and I are so pleased your family group had a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend at the property and we hope you'll be able to look forward to more adventures in our setting. Thank you for choosing us! Peace & Blessings to all.
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our visit to Vermont. The house was perfect, with plenty of room for everyone. We also enjoyed the surrounding area. There was plenty to do.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Petersburg Fl

Dreaming about fall in starry vermont

  • 5 of 5

We love everything about the cabin. The fall season add more beauty to the house with the back drop of the mountains. The house is clean, serene and we have everything that we need. Rev. Ted was everything you can wish for in a host. You asked one thing and he will tell you more than you asked for. We went to the places that he suggested, and it was all good. When we get tired of driving around we just stay at home which is more relaxing and we seat by the fire pit and make smores. It was a memorable trip that we will cherish for a lifetime. Thanks Ted and Betsy for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Celeste, so glad you enjoyed your fall stay at the house and that our suggestions proved helpful. We very much hope your family and friends will consider our home again for a future visit. Be blessed!
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Great get away location

  • 5 of 5

This place is a real gem, my family and I just got back from 4 days there and loved it. We wanted to get out of the hustle and go somewhere excluded yet not far away from amenities, this place fit the bill.

I wasn't familiar with the area at all but it was directly in between mount snow and Stratton. Which made it great for going to lunch or going out on adventures. That being said it was very private and At night we star gazed until the late hours. I've never seen a night sky in New England that could top that. Truely amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jersey City

Amazing time

  • 5 of 5

Cant express how great of a time we had in this beautiful home. The pictures dont do it justice. Amazing house, yard, views, everything! Wasnt lucky enough to see any wildlife but we enjoyed every minute of our time there. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. While we have opportunity to share the house before we retire, we sure to hope families can enjoy it as much as our extended family. It brings great joy to know that others have cherished their time in this special setting. Please let us know if you'd like to return. We'd welcome your family in a heartbeat!
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Unique stay in the Green Mountains..

  • 5 of 5

Property and home is very nice as described. You must bring your own towels and detergent. Nature sounds abound at night by the fire pit. Wonderful..

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you folks up to the property. One could not ask for better care of the place. So glad you enjoyed and we'll keep working on the moose call. Come again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

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