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Christopher Kimball's Vermont Farmhouse

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Originally part of a large dairy farm, this 200-year-old farmhouse (known locally as the Carver house) was completely renovated in 2007 and was used for many years as the set for a public television cooking show. 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 kitchen 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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Christine Gordon
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018


Rupert Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 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).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • 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 a small room with a crib.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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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Christopher Kimball's Vermont Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

The House is clean, organized with comfortable rooms and the kitchen has everything you need to feel like a chef. I love to cook and my family enjoys it, we are already planning to return.

The only recommendation would be to change the shower head for a smaller one so you can take a bath and do not worry about it wetting the floor.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, super clean, well stocked with kitchen essentials

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time. Kitchen is fullly stocked with tools and even pantry items were supplied! The House is very clean too!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Any Occasion

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for an anniversary celebration, but it would be perfect for any occasion. The layout of the house is wonderful and the kitchen - as you might expect - is a dream. There were plenty of towels and linens and even laundry facilities in the basement. The management team is so thoughtful and responsive - a fabulous "Welcome to Vermont" blueberry pie and cookies were delivered our first evening in the house. I can honestly say that we have never had a better experience in a prettier location. Like most of the others who have stayed here - we want to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Altos, CA

It was perfect for visiting the town where I grew up, still a gorgeous place.

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this house with its fabulous kitchen! It reminded me so much of the house where I grew up only this house has all the modern conveniences. A great place in a great town!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, welcoming home for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family came together for a few days in Rupert Vermont to spend relaxing time together. There was conversation, games, laughter and - of course cooking. The house is beautiful with a lot of attention to detail. It was just a short drive to Manchester [check out the Northshire Bookstore]. Our two year-old granddaughter celebrated her birthday during our stay and really enjoyed the collection of books, puzzles, riding toys and even the children-friendly eating utensils. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nothing but magnificent things to say about this house! We rented the home for Thanksgiving and for a houseful of foodies it was an amazing 3 days. We cooked more food than we could eat and brought home so many goodies. Even my nephew got the cooking itch and only wanted to cook more. And all the recipes came from the Cooks Country/ American Test Kitchen cookbooks in the house. The house is immaculate, modern with that farmhouse charm and we had a spectacular time. We could not have picked a more perfect location to celebrate Thanksgiving in a dream kitchen setting. When we arrived on Wednesday afternoon, all busy prepping for the holiday when there was a knock on the door and a local bakery in West Rupert dropped off a couple of fresh pies. They were delicious! We also gifted left a bottle of the best maple syrup from Two Pigs Farm! Two of the nights while walking the dog or running out to the porch to get more wood for the fireplace we heard cows mooing. And of course the church bells next door was a delightful treat throughout the day. Perfect setting, we did not want to leave! The kids love the board games as well. The property management was fantastic to work with and the process of renting the home was fantastic. We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the home and are definitely planning a trip back hopefully in the warmer weather so we can enjoy the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

We require a MIN 3 night stay when booking. A MIN 5 night stay may be required during holiday times.

Shortening the length of your stay or failure to check-in on the scheduled arrival date will result in the loss of the deposit. Your security deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days before your reservation, after which it will be returned only if we are able to rent the property to another party for the same time. The security deposit will be returned within two weeks of your departure, less any funds to cover any additional cleaning costs, theft or damage to the property during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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