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Speaks: english

230 Acre Farm with Private Pond

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Lake Champlain Valley Barn Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Experience contemporary living in a beautiful Vermont country setting. The Fielder Farm offers a unique and stunning Vermont vacation rental home in the heart of the Green Mountains.

Relax in our post-and-beam, monitor barn home. Everything you need to make our home your home is provided. Let the gracious living area and professionally equipped kitchen inspire the host in you as you invite family and friends to enjoy a sunset from the second floor windows or take a long soak in the hot tub after a day of your favorite winter activity.

On 230 acres, the Farm has its own backcountry trails, a sledding hill and with a little shoveling the pond becomes your own personal ice rink. Access to the Catamount Trail is right out your door. Snowshoe to the top of Little Baldie then ride your board or skis home.

The highlight of the lower farm is the Pond. Surrounded by acres of maintained lawn, the Pond is the heart and spirit of the Fielder Farm. It provides an unlimited source of entertainment throughout the year and attracts even the most reticent of visitors. The water is deep, clear and irresistible. Stone steps and rocky outcrops make entering and exiting the water easy and pleasant in the heat of summer and getting on and off the ice hassle free with your skates in the winter.

Guests enter the Barn on the ground floor through the Mud Room featuring a native slate floor, dozens of cubbies in a variety of sizes and ample wall space covered with hooks. No matter the season every guest will find more than enough space to stow personal gear.

As you climb the stairs to the second floor Living space your attention is immediately drawn up the custom post and beam frame to the arching bridge and Monitor ceiling 25 feet above. A half a dozen windows along the eastern wall offer a brilliant view of the pond, lower pasture and mountains beyond and fill the space with light throughout the day all year long. This light is the perfect complement to the natural finish on the heart pine floors. The thoughtful arrangement and open design of the second floor living space allows a number of activities to carry on harmoniously.

Paying close attention to the details can make a big difference when it comes to using a kitchen day-to-day. The owners of the Barn are keen chefs who spent months cooking in this kitchen. The Kitchen combines elegance and functionality, blending Vermont granite and butcher block counter tops, heart pine floors with stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets. The social space encourages casual interaction, and provides a bird’s eye view of the meadow and stream below.

The Kitchen is open to the Dining area and the view beyond. The extendable table allows seating for 10 with room for two more at the kitchen island.

Glass doors behind the dinning table open onto the spacious deck making the gas grill convenient to the kitchen all year long. It is also the perfect platform for the 6 person hot tub.

Two bedrooms with similar appointments off the second floor living space make sharing the Barn uncomplicated.

The Loft bedrooms are accessible by a modified ship’s ladder. Each Loft has 3 built-in twin beds, a walk-in closet and plenty of built–in drawer and floor space.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
owner/manager (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About owner/manager

Bert Dickerson was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He moved with his family to Jericho Ctr. , Vermont at the age of five when his parents both took faculty positions in the English Department at the University. Upon graduating from Mount Mansfield Union High, Bert returned to Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina to complete his education.

One fateful day after graduation, while recovering from a Dead concert on the Mall in Washington DC, Bert met Sarah.

She was a girl from Rome, educated in Athens (both in Georgia) on her way North in search of….. something else. “You ought to go to Nantucket?” Bert suggested. He had been spending summers there his whole life and was returning to work for yet another summer with no real plans for his future. Sarah thought that sounded pretty good so she drove on to Hyannis, took the noon boat and never looked back.

They got married in Siasconset a couple of years later and dove head first into island life. “It’s like a trade school.” Sarah said. “Anything you ever wanted to learn to do, you can learn it here.” And they did. Working a variety of jobs between them – restaurant work, carpentry, bookkeeping, house cleaning, landscaping, and event tent assembly - they even learned to make bagels.

As busy as they were they managed to have two kids, Angus and Mary Jo, and renovate their first home on Surfside. After twenty years they were exhausted. “We need a break” they both agreed. “Remember that piece of property we bought when we first got married? It’s near my Mother, and the kids will go to the same high school I went to.” reckoned Bert.

So in 2001 they moved. Bert was home again. Sarah was happy and to sell the idea of leaving Nantucket to live in Vermont to the kids, they all got snowboards.

Angus and Mary Jo both graduated from MMU just like their father and moved to Boston. Sarah works at Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond and Bert works on the farm. He built a new barn, renovated the old farm house, ma

owner/manager purchased this barn in 1989

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

230 Acre Farm with Private Pond
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

Lovely, easy weekend away

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at the barn, and it is always the perfect setting for our women's retreat. The space is immaculate, beautifully decorated, and there is nothing lacking. Bert and Sarah, thank you for the easy communication and the beautiful space--it's apparent that you have put a lot of care into it!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest property I have ever stayed in. The barn is super-clean, very well appointed and just amazing. With 2 master bedrooms and multiple double beds it is ideal for 2 families with kids. If you love to cook, you'll really enjoy the kitchen. Skiing at Bolton Valley or Mad River/Sugarbush is 30 minutes in either direction. Great hiking to the Camel's Hump summit is right down the road. Be aware that Huntington is out of the way, so it is best you plan ahead and bring provisions with you. We were a group of 8 adults - plenty of space!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great place for our ski group

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, it obvious the owners take care of this place. It was a good home base for skiing, about a 30 min drive to sugarbush, and about 15 minutes to mad river.

Wood burning stove and hot tub were great amenities!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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An amazing time at the farm!

  • 5 of 5

A clean, beautifully crafted space with exposed barn beams, lots of windows and an open floor plan made it easy for everyone to hang out together and became the setting for most of our vacation in Vermont. Due to some inclement weather we spent a lot of time indoors. A modern kitchen made it easy and enjoyable to stay in and cook and many laughs were had at the large kitchen table. The owners were very accommodating and helpful in making sure we settled in comfortably at their relaxing barn tucked away in the foothills of the green mountains.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Beautiful, unique property great for entertaining!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Fielder Farm for my baby shower weekend to accommodate all of the out of town guests. It was perfect! Not only was the barn a comfortable space for our 10 guests, it served as the perfect spot to host the additional 15 local guests that joined us in the evening for the baby shower festivities. The open floor plan, large kitchen and variety of seating areas proved perfect for entertaining.

The space is impeccable and very well furnished. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay easy and comfortable.

We visited in the winter and didn't take advantage of the sprawling and scenic grounds, but thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub even on a chilly winter evening!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Fielder Farms very much! The land was more breathtaking than the pictures claim. The Barn suited our family very well with plenty of beds, beautiful views and a well equipped kitchen. We would definitely recommend staying at Fielder Farms!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Mad River Glen Cooperative
Hatchet Tap and Table
Toscano Cafe Bistro
Sweet Simone's
Stone Corral Brewery
Sweet Simone's
Parkside Kitchen
Toscano Cafe Bistro
Hatchet Tap and Table
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Richmond
Nearest Ferry
39 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferries to NY State
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sugarbush Resort
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I-89
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Richmond
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Mad River, Sugarbush, Bolton Valley

The Fielder Farm is ideally located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. We are close to Burlington, Stowe, Middlebury, and a wide variety of outdoor recreational resources for any season. A perfect place for you Vermont vacation home rental!

Hiking and Walking:

The 19,636-acre Camel's Hump State Park adjoins the Farm, linking it to an extensive network of hiking trails and the famous Long Trail system. We are two miles from the trails of the Camel's Hump State Park, and the hiking trails of Mount Mansfield --Vermont's tallest peak--is just a 40-minute drive to the north in Underhill or Stowe.

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding:

There are six ski resorts within an hour's drive of The Farm including Stowe Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley, Smuggler's Notch, Mad River Glen, and Sugarbush.

Cross-Country Skiing:

There are three cross-country ski areas within an hour's drive as well. These include Catamount Family Center, Camel's Hump Nordic Ski Area, and Sleepy Hollow Bike & Ski Center.

Water Sports:

The Farm is just 30 minutes from Burlington and Lake Champlain where kayaking, canoeing, and sailing are available from a variety of providers. Several local outfitters offer kayak and canoe rentals including Umiak Outfitters and Canoe Imports.

Mountain & Road Biking:

The Burlington Bike Path is a spectacular 12-mile bike and walking trail along the shore of Lake Champlain. The Bike Path runs north through the city's public beaches and suburbs and out on the Colchester Causeway three miles into the middle of the Lake.

The Stowe Recreation Path is a 5.5 mile greenway, paved for non-motorized recreation with numerous picnic and swimming areas.

The Fellowship of the Wheel is an organization that works with local landowners to develop and maintain several mountain biking trail networks just minutes from the Farm. You can download maps of their trail system by visiting their website.

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Rates & Availability

Huntington Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer and Christmas
Jun 15 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$438
$2,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are based on Number of Guests as well as Length of Stay. Standard Rate for 5-10 Guests: $350/night (2 night minimum), Summer Rates 5-10 Guests: $1950 (4 night minimum), $2050 (5 nights), $2150 (6 nights), $2250 (7 nights)

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Amenities

Lake Champlain Valley Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The Queen bedrooms, with his and her closets share a large bathroom (ensuite to both). This bath has a double sink vanity and tub/shower combination. A second bath is located at the base of the ship’s ladder. The unique and custom tiled stone and tumbled marble shower with glass door suggests a spa like environment.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms with similar appointments off the second floor living space make sharing the Barn uncomplicated. Each with its own personality, these Queen bedrooms, with his and her closets share a large bathroom (ensuite to both). This bath has a double sink vanity and tub/shower combination. The Loft bedrooms are accessible by a modified ship’s ladder. Each Loft has 3 built-in twin beds, a walk-in closet and plenty of built–in drawer and floor space. A second bath is located at the base of the ship’s ladder. The unique and custom tiled stone and tumbled marble shower with glass door suggests a spa like environment. New, name brand mattresses are placed on all the beds. All beds and both baths are supplied with quality cotton linens and towels. Extra linens, towels, beach towels and blankets are kept in the laundry room for the convenience of our guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
2 Acre Trout/Skating Pond, Maintained Hiking and Backcountry Ski Trails, Sledding Hill, Mountain Biking Trails, Farm Animals, Wildlife. Owners are available to answer questions and respond to special requests.

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