|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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.
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
Our family of 5 had a lovely and relaxing vacation at The Dickerson's perfect farmhouse. The home is warm and inviting and the kitchen is perfect for home cooked meals. The hot tub was very fun during the snow and the wood burning stove is wonderful!! Sarah and Bert were gracious hosts who offered us use of their ice skates and sleds and anything else we needed. The property offered us ice skating, hiking, sledding and close proximity to downtown Burlington, ski slopes and Montreal. We have vacationed here during summer and winter and can't wait to come back another season!
We attended a wedding at Sleepy Hollow in Huntington. This was a convenient place for family members to stay. But it was so beautiful and relaxing we wished we had planned to stay a few extra days!
We and some friends stayed at the Fielder Farm the first week of August. There were four adults and four children (ages 5-10). The property is perfect for being outside or relaxing inside with the many books, games or puzzles that are available in the living area.
The kids spent much of their time either swimming in the pond or catching frogs and newts! (Yes, we put them back.) They also thoroughly enjoyed their "own" space in the loft bedroom for playing and reading.
The property is an easy distance from either Burlington/Lake Champlain or Waterbury/Stowe and close to great hiking including the wonderful (and difficult) Camel's Hump trail practically right next door!
This was our second time staying here, and we would certainly stay again if we are back in Vermont.
Fielder Farm is a jewel. This site far exceeded our expectations, from the beautiful location to the five-star accommodations. All eight of us enjoyed the well appointed kitchen, spacious bedrooms and living space, the pond and grounds as well as a great CD collection! Sarah and Bert made us feel right at home, can't wait to find a reason to get back here.
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
What an amazing place.
The owners are so nice and very helpful.
"The Barn" is a beautiful home in a beautiful location. It exceeded my expectations in every way. I would return to The Barn for another stay without hesitation.
This was my first 'cabin' rental where I felt like the owners invested in making their vacation rental home comfortable and attractive, instead of stocking the place with a hodge-podge mix of 'hand-me-downs'. In contrast, 'The Barn' is tastefully and comfortably decorated. Everything was very clean and well-maintained. We had all the kitchen items we needed (and then some) with everything from a full size stand mixer to wine glasses and serving trays. All we had to do was supply food. "The Barn" has its own laundry room and we made use of it. There is no cell phone service, there but there is a land line with an answering machine. The owner's provide wifi, access to Netflix as well as a couple of drawers of DVDs and cds, and many shelves filled with books. I also noticed some board games in the cabinets. The binoculars were much appreciated by all when the resident fox trotted across the field.
I didn't have a chance to explore locally other than to be in the Old Round Church in nearby Huntington. I had to pick up someone from the airport in Burlington, so did my grocery shopping there and don't know if there was a store any closer to Huntington.
I can't comment much on what's there to explore on the property or local communities because I had little free time. This trip was busy with a college graduation and my daughter's wedding.
The owners were very friendly and helpful. I appreciated the quick to responses to my email leading up to my stay.
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.
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.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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)