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Reading Farms Estate

Bedrooms 15
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

15 Bedroom, 12 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 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 .

Property Manager
Richard Van De Boom
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Reading Farms Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

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: 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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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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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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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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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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Reading Farms Estate is absolutely breathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family were one of our best to date! We all enjoyed the interaction and respect you had for our home. It was thrilling to see all your generations use the property for all it has to offer. We take great pride maintaining and caring for it and your stay and review make it all worthwhile! I can't wait for you to return again in the near future! Stacy
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Pet Fee $750 + Tax
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

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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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:
  • 25000 sq. ft.
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
  • 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.
  • 15 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 14 - 1 double , South Seating 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
    Bedroom 9 BARN Sleeping Loft - 3 queen , This Bedroom is in the entertainment Barn/ Extra Fee Apply
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 3 - Tower
    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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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

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