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Reading Farms Estate

Bedrooms 17
Half Baths1
Space 27,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

18 Bedroom, 14 Bathroom (Sleeps 44)

Please visit us as .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 27,000 sq ft property include a library, breakfast room, work office, formal living room, family room, gourmet kitchen, 17 bedrooms 14 bathrooms, arcade game room, theatre, gym, entertainment barn, pool.

Reading Farms Estate is the perfect place to host your Wedding & Events, we are located on 400 private pristine gated acres with no noise restrictions and no time restrictions which is very unique in Vermont, your paying for an event so why end it at 10pm!

**Price for events depends 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 and Red Cottage do incur extra fees if not reserved for an event or for groups under 30 people, if over 30 guests the barn is automatically included. The Red Cottage can be booked together with main estate at a discount or can be booked by itself for smaller getaways.

More Details

Property Manager
Stacy Gallowhur
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Stacy Gallowhur

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.

Stacy Gallowhur purchased this estate in 1776

Why Stacy Gallowhur chose Reading

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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Reading Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 27000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 46 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A copy of your drivers license will be required and a contract signed with owner within 12 hours of reservation request or we will void reservation.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 13 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
    Red Cottage - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , This bathroom is in the Red Cottage - Extra fees apply
    Red Cottage - toilet , This half bath is in the Red Cottage- Extra fees apply.
  • 9 en suite Bathrooms.
  • 17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 46
  • 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 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
    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
    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 13 Sleep Number KING - 1 king , South Wing South/Downstairs Suite w/ Sleep Number KING
    Red Cottage Master 1 - 1 king , This bedroom in in our Red Cottage extra fees apply.
    Red Cottage Upstairs - 1 king , This bedroom is in the Red Cottage extra fees apply.
    Red Cottage upstairs 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom Is in the Red cottage extra fees apply.
  • Please ask for updated floor plan for most accurate room arrangements.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
We can provide almost anything with enough notice and advance arrangements including yoga, fox hunts and cooking demonstrations.


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Reading Farms Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
New York New York

Beyond Dreamlike!

  • 5 of 5

This is a long overdue review and, to be honest, no amount of fawning will ever be enough for this one of a kind estate.

My wife and I held our wedding and next day festivities at Reading Farms Estate and we could not have been any happier. Honestly no pictures are vivid enough to capture the sheer elegance of Reading Farms Estate or its truly private nature.

As so many of the reviewers have pointed out, Reading Farms Estate is a portal to another place and time. Old world elegance and charm come to mind but it is so much more. The main house is an art and food lovers dream, housing not only an impressive and what I can only assume generations long collection of thoughtfully curated paintings, sculptures and prints; but also boasts a the single best kitchen of any house I have ever seen. All this and a choice of pool or pond for swimming, a theatre and well equipped gym, a well stocked library and enough room for 20 adults to spread out and enjoy silence.

Throughout the entire planning process, Stacy was not only professional, prompt and knowledgeable but also incredibly kind and insightful. He’s knows every inch, nook and cranny of Reading Farms Estate and was the perfect guide to assist us every step of the way. Answering all of our many questions, co-ordinating with our planners and encouraging us to think outside the box and really personalize our wedding. His property manager, Matt, is also a tremendous help and is one of the most true and genuine persons I have ever met.

My wife and I are both so happy and thrilled with our stay, our festivities and our wedding at Reading Farms Estate. Stacy and Reading Farms Estate provided us with memories we never thought possible and neither of us can express just how warmly we and our guests were received nor can we ever say enough about this truly special and unique place.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It always puts such a smile on our faces when a wonderful couple, their family and friends have such a great time with us. We truly hope to see you again and we wish you both a lifetime of memories from your wedding and special event at Reading Farms Estate.
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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: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 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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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: June 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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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: January 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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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: December 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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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Claremont NH
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $675 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Pet Fee $750 + 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. A valid Driver License must be sent with booking request or agreement will be void and no refunds issued.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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