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Charming Converted Horse Barn

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Bomoseen House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath . 3+ Acres In A Great Lake Bomoseen Location Near Everything

Lots of Vermont charm in this home! The bedrooms were originally horse stalls and kids just love that magic! Fully stocked kitchen, Franklin stove as well as central heat & a/c.. Large basement contains a ping-pong table + washer and dryer & small fridge. Outdoors, a very large area of mowed grass creates room for lawn games like badminton & even sledding in the winter! Crystal Beach is up the road and the lake marina is great for renting a boat or there is a site for launching your own. Indoors there is a game closet for rainy days.

NOTE:This home is NOT located on the Lake but is nearby :)

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Alison

We bought the home as a weekend retreat.. Our family enjoyed Winter weekends skiing Killington & Pico and Summer at the beach, fishing on the lake, playing badminton and entertaining family friends who came to visit.

Alison purchased this house in 1971

Why Alison chose Castleton

It is a one-of-a-kind property and we fell in love with the idea of a horse barn being converted to a residence! It struck us as so reflective of historic Vermont. The property size of 3+ acres also appealed to us as a 'playground' for our boys. We played baseball & badminton in the Summer and went sledding in the Winter and it was a great place to invite friends to visit.

What makes this house unique

Just about everything you need for a vacation is there and you have a choice of so many things to do, either on site or sight-seeing around Vermont. It is also such a comfortable place to 'hang out'. There is a fireplace for cool days, plenty of room to play in the basement or outdoors + there is always Wi-Fi and TV.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our 3-day stay at 'The Barn'. What a wonderful spot in the Vermont woods! The cabin/cottage is adorable from the outside with the beautiful green lot, surrounded by forest. The way the Barn was so meticulously preserved is to be commended, in making it cozy. Comfortable, eclectic place to spend some valuable time. God Bless the owners for sharing this magical place.
Sep 2015
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Charming Converted Horse Barn
average rating of 4.814815 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the horse house this October was wonderful! What a peaceful setting and a well-kept, well-appointed home. We had everything we needed within the house to make our stay comfortable. The beautiful countryside and foliage was outstanding. The house is centrally located in a gorgeous part of Vermont to see and experience a lot. Burlington was just an hour or so away so we went on a boat cruise of Lake Champlain on the Ethan Allen III, with a yummy buffet right on board, too. We shopped at some quaint stores in Middlebury and visited the Hubbardton Battlefield (only Revolutionary War battle in Vermont), the maple museum, and the marble museum. Just drove around and enjoyed seeing Lake Bomoseen and the stunning scenery from Pond Hill Ranch in Castleton. Would like to bring kayaks next time. Yes, it would be great to go again , there is so much to see and do and just savor the peacefulness. My only comment as a booklover would be more intimate lighting and a cozy nook to cuddle down and read books and plan the next day's adventures.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway property!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect mix of rustic and convenience. Very comfortable beds, awesome leather living room furniture. Well equipped kitchen. Very clean overall. Perfect yard with fire pit and wood included. Can't wait for the opportunity to rent again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Alison's home was very nice. The home was as it is described in the listing. It is a rustic styled home that has great charm. Plenty of space for our family of 4 , we did not even need to use the 2 upstairs bedrooms. The beds were extremely comfortable, and it had all the kitchen items needed to prepare our meals.( even a crockpot!) All correspondence with Alison was handled professionally, and promptly. I would certainly recommend this property to our friends and family. We especially liked the big yard, the fire pit, the ability to grill out, and the MOST important aspect, that we were able to have our maltichon, Buddy, with us on vacation. Buddy loved the home and the yard, as well as all the site seeing we did. He was even welcome at the Vermont Country Store in Weston ! We visited the covered bridges near by, Crystal Beach, Lake Bomoseen Beach, the Green Dump, Weston, Manchester, and Rutland. A very nice family get away!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Vermont stay.

  • 5 of 5

I have to say it was so relaxing staying here. Everything you need is close to this beautiful horse barn-house.

I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment of the house. It was so quaint and I loved the smell of the wood burning stove. We had a nice gathering of friends and family one evening and was able to have a large group without any issues. Everyone that came over loved the house. It was perfect for our family. We have a 3 and 4 year old and they loved the house too and the barn doors were a real treat. It was a great location to everything we needed. Alison was very easy to work with and very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cottage

  • 5 of 5

The barn was a nice place to stay for a few nights with a couple of one-year-olds and a dog. We had everything we needed. Crystal beach is a cute little park to spend the day with the little ones, and our dinner at the Lake House Pub and Grille outside by the water was delicious. Note that sheets and towels aren't included. The doors between bedrooms and living areas are sliding stall doors, open at the top, with curtains, so not the most private, but we knew that going into it so didn't have a problem. For those with little kids, the stairs to the 2nd floor don't technically meet code, so don't let them play on them by themselves! Otherwise, it was a perfect place for kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Ferry
19.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Trak-In & Lakeside Restaurants on Rte. 30
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Crystal Cove
Car: necessary

Great setting for Fall 'leaf-peeping'. The house is set on 3+ acres within walking distance to Lake Bomoseen. Drive North or South Route 30 for great views. Mountain bike @ Killington, outlet shop in Manchester (45 min.), antique shop, visit Fort Ticonderoga or Middlebury(28 mi.), Shelburne Museum etc.Horse-back riding @ Pond Hill Ranch in Castleton. Winter you can ski locally or go north to Sugarbush or Stowe, ice-fish & skate on the Lake. At the house there are indoor & outdoor games and lots of land to play on. Fair Haven is a short drive for stores and supermarket but there are small grocery stores just a short distance from the house too.


Rates & Availability

Bomoseen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas week
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
New Year's
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
President's Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Reservation deposit $100
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

All payments to be made thru site. No wire transfers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bomoseen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large closet w/shelving, hamper & scale
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Larger upstairs BR
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs
  • 2 downstairs & 2 upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Small grocery store is a short drive as are 2 good restaurants - Trak-In & Lakeside Restaurant just north on Route 30(not open in Winter months). Fair Haven is less than 5 miles away with a large grocery store, nice diner(Birdseye) in Castleton, Pond Hill Ranch for horseback-riding is in Castleton, Rutland is about 20 minutes away, Killington Ski area is approx. 40 minutes East on Rte. 4. Crystal Beach is a short drive away. It has a playground, snack bar, grills and picnic pavilion. Lots to do in lots of places!

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