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

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


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 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
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Calendar last updated:
February 27, 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Serenity Awaits In New Shaker Style Home Where In/Outdoors Meet As One!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Fabulous Ski Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an amazing 3 night ski get a way with four teenagers (13, 15,15, &16) Mt. Snow is a quick 5 minute ride and Stratton Mt about 20 min. The house is in the perfect location right off RT 100. Honestly, we chose this house because of it's homeowners...Ted & Betsy Newcomb. From the very first email he was honest, incredibly informative, helpful with all things related to dining, shopping & skiing, gave his personal recommendations whenever possible and was such a pleasure to work with. Their home is lovely, warm, immaculate, inviting and full of charm. The pool table/bar/large TV set up in the basement was a hit too:) It had every amenity possible and truly felt like being at "home. When we left today, I knew my instincts were right....Ted went ABOVE and beyond by drilling a hole in a wall to retrieve my daughter's IPhone that had fallen behind a cabinet. Seriously!! Thank you again for such an incredible few days!! All the best, Jessica & Peter

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so rejoice over the obvious care you showed the home and it thrills us when folks find the peace, tranquility and also, the activity they seek in this lovely region. Do come again and invite your friends to see what it's all about. Our pleasure to assist your family with this getaway weekend. Blessings!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home thats close to the mountain!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd time staying at this place and it was perfect as always. This place is great for large groups and has a large dining table to accommodate them. The kitchen is great and the living room is perfect for socializing. There is ample parking and the mountain is less than a 10 min drive. This is my go to place when booking a place to stay near Mount Snow.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I've lost track of how many times we have stayed here, and it never disappoints! This is such a family friendly home. Three generations of our family stay together comfortably here. It is beautifully appointed from the kitchen to the library to the great room and beyond. It is right down the road from the mountain for the skiers, but perfectly comfortable for those who want to hang back and read by the fire or cook a gourmet meal. We have already booked the next stay, and we will come as long as they rent it out. You cannot find nicer homeowners in the area. Thanks for another memorable stay!😀

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This makes our hearts glad. We always hope our guests will enjoy the property as much as we do and find it both comfortable and tranquil. So glad you'll be back again and again. Can't wait for your return. Many blessings!
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Wonderful, peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year my family has stayed at this gorgeous home. Ted and Betsey could not be more meticulous or lovelier hosts. We skied, enjoyed the fire, cooked family meals and felt like we were at home. The location just does not get better to ski at Mt. Snow. It is so close, yet perfectly far away. (And being north of the mountain is so convenient as most of the ski traffic heads south when the mountain closes). We had 15" of snow in two days and Roy, the gentleman that plows the driveway, was always reliable! The home can sleep so many people but it feels so cozy. We head back to NYC with more memories! Thank you, Ted & Bestey.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to welcome back our many repeat guests and your weekend is locked in again for 2017. Looking forward to your return and so glad you enjoyed. Many blessings!
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An amazing property to have a get away!

  • 5 of 5

Ted and Betsy keep their home immaculate. They are communicative with you leading up to your stay and letting you know any new updates that may be going on with the home or even in their community. We enjoy the house decor and Christmas decorations every year! Feels just like home!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You folks make our hearts glad! Wait until you see next year!!! :) In the meantime, other lovely seasons await. Thank you for your kindness and care. :)
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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
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"Wonderful meals, great bar, owners are fantastic. Enjoy a quaint evening on the town."
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"A snow face for every ability and more. Mount Snow may start with snow season but is so much..."
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Dover Forge Restaurant
"Billiards and American Fare that many have so enjoyed located in downtown West Dover."
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"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!


Rates & Availability

Wardsboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
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

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

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.

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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 ...
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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Satellite / Cable ...
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  • Boat ...
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  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
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  • 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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