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Christine Gordon

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


16 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Southwestern Vermont Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Home Of The Public TV Show Series Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen

NOTE: Please do not contact me about tours - we do NOT offer tours of the property. The house is a private residence and a rental property and we ask that you respect the privacy of our guests.

Originally part of a large dairy farm, this 200-year-old farmhouse (known locally as the Carver house) was completely renovated in 2007. The property includes a large horse barn, a dairy barn, an antique brick smokehouse, and a milk house. The house is located near Manchester, Vermont in a small, classic New England village. The farmhouse is currently used to film the Cook’s Country public television show and is also available for rent.

The kitchen – the same kitchen featured on the television show – is complete with DCS ranges and ovens, Kohler sinks and fixtures, and has a wonderful view out back of the barns and meadows. The dining room is capable of accommodating at least a dozen guests, the living room has a working fireplace, and there is a mud room, wraparound & screened-in porches, and a brick patio off the back.

The home is chock-full of antiques. It comfortably sleeps 10, in 4 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and 2 of the bedrooms include twin beds. We also have two twin air mattresses available as well as a crib and a pack 'n play. There are 2 1/2 baths -- both full baths feature beautiful tiled showers and one includes a separate bear-claw tub. There is also a full laundry in basement (washer & dryer).

The home contains a Google widescreen TV with access to Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos, a DVD player, Direct TV service, and general high-speed wifi access throughout the house. Phone for local and long distance calls. Alarm clocks in all bedrooms. Hair dryer, local maps, and firewood also provided.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Gordon (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


based on 16 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great Stay In Rural Vermont

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for fans of the Cook's Country TV show or any of Christopher Kimball's works. Very well equipped house. Beautiful, comfortable home with lots of room to invite guests to stay with you. You'll find a wide assortment of books, cookbooks, television viewing options and board games. Beautiful porch and enough rocking chairs for all. The kitchen is well stocked with pantry staples and basic supplies. A great place to stay for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Hidden Gem for a Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We took our 3 children (4, 10 and 12) for a weekend getaway to see the fall leaves for the first time (we live in Texas where you don't get nearly as many fall colors). I wasn't quite sure what to expect, because many of our vacations are in more busy, big cities. But this was such a great experience, we've already booked it again for next year. First the house is absolutely beautiful. It is homey and comfortable with updated bathrooms and of course, an amazing kitchen. The property is perfect for a family - we brought a soccer ball to kick around the yard, but the house came stocked with board games, jigsaw puzzles, and little toys that our 4 year old delighted in finding. The hosts are the some of the most gracious of any HomeAway owners that I've ever met, and communication was always easy. But let me tell you how gracious - when we arrived, there was a cookbook for us to take home and a large bottle of the most delicious maple syrup I've ever tasted - so good we ordered more when we got home. The next morning, as we made breakfast, we had a knock on the door and someone delivered a fresh berry pie and a box of cookies from a nearby bakery. I mean, it doesn't get better. The beds were comfy, the house had plenty of towels (also a welcome thing not always found in rental properties). The house was spacious - we were a family of 5, but there could have been a second family of 5 sleeping comfortably with us. We drove into nearby Dorset and Manchester and then went the other direction the next day, but we enjoyed Dorset and Manchester the most. There were quaint restaurants and bookstores and the trees were just unbelievably gorgeous. We enjoyed a fire in the fireplace nightly and hot chocolate. It was the most relaxing vacation we've had in a long time and I am thrilled to be coming back. 10 thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Sweet Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. We shopped in Machester at the outlets and had a wonderful dinner at the Dorset Inn. When we got home from a full day of shopping , we fired up the fireplace and drank wine and talked .....and talked with a lot of laughing included.

The home is spotless, with nothing lacking. The beds are soooo comfortable and the home just has everything you might need.

I personally loved the kitchen as I love to cook. I was in heaven with the wonderful appliances and oodles of kitchen gadgets to make my cooking adventure a real pleasure.

We spent a long time on the porch drinking wine and waving at the passing cars. We got a lot of return waves- people in Vermont are very friendly!

I can't say enough about this home other than we all want to go back.

Thank you to everyone involved in making our stay more than awesome!

The pie was amazing and the maple syrup was such a nice touch!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Wonderful home for our reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for our family reunion. And we arrived for the Rupert days parade. Sitting on the porch in rocking chairs as the parade progressed in front was special. The house is beautiful, the food was great (no doubt influenced by Americas Test Kitchen). I really liked the oven and the screened porch. Weather was perfect to match the house. So glad for the privilege of gathering in this home. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Amazing Weekend Getaway with Life Long Friends

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect home for a group getaway! We stayed with three couples and everything was perfect from the comfortable beds to the big spaces for us to gather around and relax and laugh (the farmers porch was a favorite hang out!). We never felt crowded or on top of each other. The home was beautiful and very clean and offered every amenity a group would need. The surrounding area has something for everyone and I would highly recommend the Cooks Country TV house as a perfect setting for your VT adventure! Thanks, Christine, for some amazing memories....we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This rental is outstanding! We enjoyed a wonderland stay in May. The entire process from initial contact, to booking and payment was professional and well managed. Christine was very responsive and helpful. When we arrived we were greeted with a cookbook and maple syrup from the Kimball farm. What a nice surprise! The home was immaculate, and exactly as pictured on the site. It was outfitted with everything you would need, together with a book of menus and guides to local attractions. During our visit we enjoyed time in Dorset, Manchester and Saratoga Springs, all relatively short drives away. Evenings were spent on the screened porch with a glass of wine, enjoying the sunsets. During our stay we were treated to wonderful baked goods and bread, another nice surprise. And Doug, the caretaker, was very responsive to our questions. We are looking forward to booking a girls weekend very soon, and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrak
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Bromley Ski Resort
Car: necessary

The farmhouse is 10 minutes from Dorset, 20 minutes from Manchester and only 40 minutes from Bromley and 50 minutes from Stratton Mountain. Dorset is home to the Dorset Inn (excellent food served in the Tavern), summer theater at the Dorset Playhouse, and Pelletier’s general store with homemade breads, doughnuts, pastries, and general merchandise. Manchester, a short drive away, has extensive shopping, dining, the best Italian deli in New England (Al Ducci’s), and plenty of entertainment options.

Surrounding area activities include hiking, cycling, tubing, golf, horseback riding/shows, antiquing, outlet shopping, summer theatre, assorted other arts and area festivals and more. A former railroad bed, now a walking/hiking trail, is just a short walk away, offering over 20 miles of fabulous Vermont landscapes.


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Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 9.0%

We require a MIN 3 night stay when booking and a security deposit of one night's lodging. A MIN 5 night stay may be required during holiday times.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southwestern Vermont Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • Studio, Sleeps 12
  • The home is chock-full of antiques. It comfortably sleeps 10, in 4 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and 2 of the bedrooms include twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Kitchen: 6 gas burner cooktop and 2 wall-ovens, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, blender, stand mixer, coffee grinder, toaster, well-stocked with cook- & dishware, plenty of utensils, spices, cookbooks, etc. Dining: Dining room seats 12 people Living room: Working fireplace, plenty of books and games for all ages Bedrooms: House sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms, each with a queen bed and two with an additional single bed each. Bed linens provided. Bathrooms: 2 full and one half baths. Both full baths have a custom tiled shower (one also has a bear claw tub). Bath towels provided. General: Laundry in basement (washer & dryer), laundry, dish & personal soaps provided. Also paper products. Phone for local and emergency use only. All toll calls require credit card. Alarm clocks in all bedrooms. Hair dryer, local maps, and firewood also provided. Outside: Wrap around open- and screened-in porches. Shaded lawn with brick patio. Off-street parking.

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