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Reading Farms Estate

Sleeps42
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms12
Space 25,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

15 Bedroom, 12 Bathroom (Sleeps 44)

Please visit us as readingfarmsestate.com .Reading Farms lies in the heart of Vermont. A completely private 400 acre estate. One of Vermont's most majestic properties has been held by the same family for over a 100 years. Reading Farms is one of the signature properties in Vermont, the property has been featured in Architectural Digest along with the cover in House Beautiful magazine. The secluded estate is conveniently located minutes from Woodstock Vermont and two of the best Vermont ski areas Killington and Okemo, if your looking to try both mountains Reading Farms is perfectly located directly in between both resorts! Reading Farms is located on a one mile access controlled driveway which gracefully winds through a beautiful forest to open fields. The late 18th century brick farmhouse is enhanced by 21st century additions. An old-World European influenced style courtyard entrance welcomes arrivals, with entrances to the main house, guest suites, and formal gardens and direct access to our helipad. Other rooms on this gracious 25,000 sq ft property include a library, breakfast room, work office, formal living room, family room, gourmet kitchen, 15 bedrooms 12 bathrooms, arcade game room, theatre, gym, entertainment barn, pool. **Weddings & Events vary on price depending on size and duration. We also have an onsite private chef and daily cleaning available, please inquire for pricing. Base rate varies depending on dates, additional fees over 20 people in summer and 8 in winter up to 44. Holidays may have an increased minimum stay. Please request a quote for final pricing. The entertainment barn does incur extra fees .


Property Manager
Richard Van De Boom
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Richard Van De Boom

We have been the stewards of Reading Farms for almost 35 years and the property has been in our family for over a 100 years, we are proud of the property and hope you will enjoy it as well.

Richard Van De Boom purchased this estate in 1900

Why Richard Van De Boom chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

Reading Farms is one of the signature properties in Vermont, the property has been featured in Architectural Digest along with House Beautiful. Reading Farms is ideal for large family reunions and corporate retreats as we have so many spaces to meet or disappear ;)

What makes this estate unique

Reading Farms is 100% completely private estate, once you are here there is no reason to leave, Reading Farms has everything you could ask for. Complete with our own helipad so you never have to touch the streets.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Stacy and team,



Its hard to believe that its all over. Bill and I cannot express to you how perfect your home was for our event. You were so helpful and responsive throughout the entire process which eased my mind every step the way. Mark and Debbie were so wonderful and took care of all our needs. All your recommendations, Worthy Catering, The Little Flower Shop, Bentley's, etc. made the event magical and exactly what we had dreamed of. If other guests of yours choose to get married in the barn these are the people to call. The food was by far the best I have ever had at a wedding...and at a lot of restaurants for that matter. Its amazing what they accomplished in that kitchen. Randy and Edward transformed the barn into a winter wonderland. They are a hidden gem in Woodstock (maybe not so hidden to you but I would have never imagined their level of expertise). I will be sending along some pictures soon.

Many of our guests were in awe of your antiques, art, and overall design. I have already passed along your contact information to a family friend who hopes to rent from you as well. We hope that this is not the last time we work with you as Reading Farms will always hold a very special place in our hearts.



Thank you and your team for everything you have done for us.



Happy New Year.



Taiyo & Bill :)
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Reading Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 25000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 42
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Theatre Bunk Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 9 en suite Bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 42
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Red
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Green
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Grey
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 1 double , White
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Yellow
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Mocha
    Bedroom 12 - 4 queen , 2 twin/ single , Theatre Bunk Room
    Tower- Game/Sitting Room - Sitting/Game room
    Bedroom 14 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , South Seating Room
    Bedroom 9 BARN Sleeping Loft - 3 queen , This Bedroom is in the entertainment Barn/ Extra Fee Apply
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 11 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Game
    Bedroom 13 - 1 king , South Wing South/Downstairs Suite
    Dutch Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dutch Room
    Bedroom 10/ Barn - 1 king , This Bedroom is in the entertainment Barn/ Extra Fees apply
  • Please ask for updated floor plan for most accurate room arrangements.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
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
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
We can provide almost anything with enough notice and advance arrangements including yoga, fox hunts and cooking demonstrations.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Reading Farms Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

One of a kind vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of friends and family just left Reading Farms and no one in the group was disappointed . The estate had more than enough room for all of us to spread out and enjoy intimate conversations and then regroup for dinner as a whole. The bedding was A+ and so comfortable most of us slept in for the first time in months. The staff was gracious and so pleasant . The chef prepared an amazing meal upon our arrival and was so worth it. If you are thinking about Vermont do not pass this place up it was truly a one of a kind stay! Thank you all so much we will be back again next winter. -The Monroe group

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional and Impressive!

  • 5 of 5

Well. Based on the website, my expectations were high – – but always guarded-- and my interaction with the owners prior to renting The Farm was probably guarded on their part as well. I now know why.

The approach, the property entrance, the care and attention to detail, and the lovely little touches, all added to what I can confidently say was a superlative property and experience for everyone.

Our gathering was a family get together of 20 people, spanning many ages. All loved the place and were wowed by the lovely grounds, stewardship by the owners, and surprises around every corner. For example, the ponds were stocked with fish that the little ones loved feeding. The bedrooms were made up with luxury touches all around, and the movie theater had massage chairs. The gazebo had a fun hot tub.

And all was overseen with a high degree of care and attention of the owners and caretakers. The rooms and common areas were immaculate. When the grill ran out of propane, a replacement was on site in minutes. (don't miss the bonfire with their Smore's and fun surprises – – not to be missed and you can't duplicate what they do, and their surprises, with a trip to the local grocery store, so go with their package).

It's hard to summarize the experience we had, as there is something akin to good karma that pervades The Farm, as described frequently by Stacy. The best evidence of the fun everyone in the family had is that each have asked me when we can go again. And we will.

Not to be missed. A bargain for what you get. A carefully curated property evidenced by loving ownership.

A beautiful property that will not disappoint, cared for by lovely people who know what to do. James and Mojan

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  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for such a wonderful review. It is so hard to explain to others via telephone and email how wonderful and truly special this property is, so I am happy that you and your family and friends were able to enjoy such a beautiful weekend at Reading Farms. You are always welcome back and we can't wait to have some more surprises for your next trip!
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5

Reading Farms Estate is an experience not to be missed

  • 5 of 5

The photos on the website in no way prepare one for the drive up to the grand old manor house. The grounds are immaculate, and the house is so interesting, and comfortable. You need a week to discover all the hidden wonders on the property. Unfortunately, we only had four days, so we will have to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sue Ann! You and your wonderful family are always welcome back to Reading Farms Estate, hopefully for a much longer stay next time.
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5

Spectacular! An extraordinary venue for families!

  • 5 of 5

From the beautiful grounds to the classic architecture to the comfy rooms and the no detail left undone--it's so hard to describe. It's truly perfect in every sense of the word. 80th birthday party with family--extraordinary in every way!!

Stacy, Matt and Lisa are terrific. We felt like honored guests. We asked a lot of upfront detailed questions to ensure our family celebration would come together. They were always responsive, quick to help and our stay could not have been more perfect! We all agreed we must come back and stay longer....two nights isn't enough!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review! We truly enjoyed hosting your family and we look forward to your next LONGER stay with us at Reading Farms! Thank you again from all of us.
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5

The best Christmas ever for our extended family of 20

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our week at Reading Farms, and the whole family is raving about our Christmas stay. We had expected a skiing vacation, but as the whole Northeast US knows, there was not a flake of snow, and the temps were in the 50's. Not to worry!

Our group of 12 adults and kids ages 7-18 were on the go constantly - hiking the superb trails throughout the property, hot tubbing, movie watching in the theatre, lots and lots of board games (supplied by the House), and some intense nearby indoor tennis. Not to mention shopping in Woodstock, of course.

The best part, though, was the house and its magical comfort. We fit so many people so easily, we were not crowded together and yet the spaces are large enough for the whole group, and small enough for privacy. The rooms reminded me of our house in Connecticut, with the eclectic art collection, books, rugs, and furnishings. The excellent old Steinway was a huge draw, and our Christmas carols must have echoed over the mountains. The roomy kitchen was constantly in motion with our group chefs preparing breakfast and lunch/ and then we relaxed for delicious and copious dinners created by the house chefs.

Stacy was on the job all the time, as were caretaker Matt and his wife Liza, tending to all of our little needs. Wow.

Thank you Stacy and Rich. It was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! You and your family were such great guests and some of the most polite children (and adults) that we have ever encountered. We are beyond happy that you choose Reading farms to spend your Christmas! We hope to see you all back again soon .
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5

Reading Farms - Old World Decadence

  • 5 of 5

Your Reading Farm experience starts with the winding gravel road that leads you through the enveloping trees to uncover a throwback to old-world decadence. A place who's allurement leaves you literally speechless from the get go.

Greeted by the hosts, you can't help but be charmed, by them and by the estate. This place has to be seen, to be experienced, if it's to be believed.

The main house is large yet homely and you find yourself wishing there was more time to experience every little nook. We had in-house chef, Rich, concoct a myriad of delicious family meals for us each evening before we were free to discover a new activity that would see us into the night - popcorn and a movie in the theatre room, a good old fashioned singalong next to the grand piano, a book or board game in the library.

The days passed with an ease that mimicked the season we were in. A picnic, Sound of Music style, on the grassy hill that overlooks the property, a day by the Great Gatspy type pool that simply refuses to take a bad picture, or for those of us more adventurous - dodging deer while ATVing along the uncounted trails that surround this incredible farm. If it gets cool, don't worry - there's a hot tub that fits one extra person than you think it does! And when it gets really cool, there's a fireplace and big wine glasses that scream merlot.

Nothing gets old at Reading Farm. Nothing gets tired. The only thing you leave wishing there was more of is time itself.

I'd like to thank the owners and hosts of this incredible slice of heaven for providing my friends and I with an experience we'll never forget. And I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to anyone looking for a unique experience that they'll talk about for years and years to come.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW- What an amazing review! It is so wonderful to hear people have enjoyed the property as much as we have over the decades. I thank you again and I hope we will see you at the estate again soon!!
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Rates & Availability

Reading Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,175
From
$1,250
Sat
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2017
May 10 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,695
$10,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,795
From
$1,825
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$11,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2018
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,895
From
$2,150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$125,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,825
From
$1,995
Fri,Sat
$11,250
$77,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2017
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,895
From
$1,995
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$12,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,775
From
$1,850
Fri,Sat
$11,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
C Day 2017
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
October CD 2017
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,150
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,750
$10,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2017/2018
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,975
From
$2,255
Fri,Sat,Sun
$12,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK 2018
Jan 11 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
President Day 2018
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,895
From
$1,975
Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 24 2018 - May 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,775
From
$1,800
Sat
$11,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,775
From
$1,875
Sat
$11,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,895
From
$2,150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,875
From
$1,995
Fri,Sat
$13,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,785
From
$1,850
Fri,Sat
$10,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
JULY 2019
Jul 1 2019 - Jul 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
$1,950
From
$2,100
Fri,Sat
$12,950
$175,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2020
Jul 1 2020 - Jul 31 2020
5 night minimum stay
$2,100
From
$2,200
Fri,Sat
$11,500
$225,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $70 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,495
From
$1,585
Fri,Sat
$10,250
$48,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $750 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Cleaning Fee $595 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rate and stay subject to approval. Personal items and furniture may vary from season to season. Entertainment barn incurs an extra fee for use. Weddings/Events will incur extra fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lebanon
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Woodstock
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Claremont NH
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Reading
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Woodstock, Killington, Okemo
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Hampton Beach NH
Car: necessary

The village of Woodstock VT is minutes away along with world acclaimed Skiing at Killington and Okemo mountains

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