|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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 up to 44. Holidays may have an increased minimum stay. Please request a quote for final pricing. The entertainment barn does incur extra fees .
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
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 ;)
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.
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 :)
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
From my very first inquiry on this property, Stacy, the owner, promptly replied--and throughout the year he answered every question I emailed to him usually within the hour. That alone told me what a caring person he was of his property and of the guests who were to come stay there.. We had 27 guests join us for a family reunion at Reading Farms Estate. My husband and I had gone by the previous fall to get a feel for the place and immediately loved it. For months I had told everyone joining us how wonderful it was but think they probably thought I was exaggerating. However, the minute they rounded the curve to catch that first glance at the house, they knew if anything I had understated it. We had quite a few young children with us and they used up so much energy playing on the grounds, swimming in the pool and in the pond, using the paddleboat and the canoe, playing soccer and croquet, etc. that when they would finally come inside they would literally collapse on the comfy sofas in the family room content to watch tv or listen to the adults rehashing their day. The kitchen was spectacular to work in even with such a large group, With its 2 dishwashers, 4 refrigerators, and huge gas oven, along with a second regular one no one ever felt they were working on top of each other. The beds were dreamy and we would go to sleep at night to the sounds of bullfrogs chirping in the ponds. Stacy was wonderful to work with. Even at 7 am when we contacted him of a tree that had fallen across the driveway from a bad storm, he had a crew and heavy equipment available within 15 minutes clearing the driveway for us. Chef Rich had a spectacular barbeque for us our last night there which included all the fixings for a barbeque, plus champagne to celebrate our week with and yummy cram puffs to round out the meal. We got some great pictures taken at Reading Farms Estate so we can remember this vacation for a lifetime. But hopefully we will all gather back there again one day. It was truly a magnificent week and I highly recommend this beautiful house and grounds to anyone considering staying there.
The village of Woodstock VT is minutes away along with world acclaimed Skiing at Killington and Okemo mountains
|Refundable damage deposit||$5,000|
|Pet Fee||$750 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$595 + Tax|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.