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Beautiful And Spacious Newly Renovated 1830's Farmhouse

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 8 Sleeps

High Reach Farm is a working tree farm with a beautifully restored farmhouse that serves as a meeting & educational facility and an ideal home base for vacationers and folks seeking a quiet get away. We have trails for walking, biking and skiing; wildlife; and beautiful views. We are within easy driving of ski destinations, water parks, and quaint villages.

We have outfitted the building for simple accommodations for families and small groups. Both our floor plan and decor have a clean open feel and rooms are multi-purpose. You could invite twenty of your relatives/friends for a meal and have more than enough room to feed everyone, move around and for small groups to gather.

Steve has been the manager of the farm since 1976, using organic and sustainable forestry and agricultural practices. His unique method of growing Christmas trees is called 'stump culture' and rather than ending the life of the tree with each cutting, allows the remaining stump and branches to produce generations of trees for years to come. Steve will be glad to show you some of the fields and explain how the trees are tended and harvested.

We have been working on this building for twenty years and have just completed the current phase of development which now allows guests.

Downstairs features two large open rooms that can be used for dining, dancing, or games. In the middle of the downstairs is the heart of the Farmhouse, an open kitchen.

The second floor has bed rooms on each end - one double bed and the other two twin beds. In between are three beautiful curtained sleeping alcoves with single daybeds. There is also a comfy sitting area perfect for late nite chats or quiet reading. Guests like to take their morning coffee there and watch the morning mist on the beautiful view.

If you'd like a stay in a place that has the feel of being in an exquisitely decorated 1800's farmhouse - this would not be the place. If you are looking for a clean, bright comfortable 'take it easy and enjoy' place - we're it! There's room for everyone to 'do their own thing'.

It is an eight mile trip into any one of three nearby towns where you can go to the local farmer's markets, visit the museum, or enjoy one of the cultural events. We are close to boating on Joe's Pond, Lake Willoughby, or Crystal Lake. Burke Mountain (which you can see from the front porch of the Farmhouse) is a scenic fifteen miles from the Farmhouse.

Your hosts, Steve and Susan, live a mile away and are usually available to give a farm tour or provide information about the area.

Let us know if you have questions and we'll do our best to help.

More Details

Susan Terry
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Susan Terry

Steve is a farmer, forestry manager, and former town official. Friends and family know him as a storyteller and poet.

Susan is a mediator, facilitator and organizational consultant.

Steve and Susan write music for the choral group that Susan directs.

Why Susan Terry chose Northeast Kingdom

This property was bought by Steve's parents when they decided to move to Vermont to raise their kids. They took a walk to the hillside behind the Farmhouse, looked at the view and decided then and there to move here. It was named High Reach because the views felt that they reached forever and it has come to mean being committed to our aspirations.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Farmhouse has changed owners, both in and out of the family, since it was first acquired. It fell into serious disrepair before we bought it. We have committed twenty years to bringing it back from the sad state of deterioration it had known. We had a dream of having a location to share what we have learned by being a land based enterprise. The Farmhouse now serves both as a center where people come for training in topics of land and human ecology and as a welcoming place for vacationers and travelers who wish to experience an unpretentious welcoming environment.

We are new to vacation rentals and look forward to meeting our guests and learning what is important to them and how we can enhance their vacation time with us.


Danville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , on the second floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , South room with view of the tree circle.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Named the 'Hobbit Room' by a friend
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Curtained alcove
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Curtained alcove
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Curtained alcove
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Large 1st floor room will sleep two. Adjoining bathroom.
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 (South bedroom and the Hobbit Room) are at each end of the second floor. They are simple accommodations with new beds. The three alcoves have new beds and have screening from the hallway by use of a curtain. All have the feel of an upscale bunkhouse. The first floor South room (meeting room, game room, library) can quickly be converted to a bedroom with semi-private sleeping spaces with an adjoining bathroom. This room works well for someone who cannot manage stairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
As you can see, this is a simple and beautiful accommodation. Our hope is that you will use it comfortably to fully experience your vacation time. If you are looking for an economical family vacation, a romantic 'get away', or a time for renewal and contemplation, we believe you'll find what you are looking for here at High Reach Farm. Feel free to contact us with questions and inquiries.


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Beautiful And Spacious Newly Renovated 1830's Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

If you are looking for a wonderful place to get away, this is it.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and grounds. My husband and I took our daughter and two dogs for the weekend. All the comforts of home, and the thoughtful attention to accessibility really helped as our daughter uses a wheelchair. We met Steve and Susan, wonderfully warm people, and enjoyed talking to them about the house, the history, life in general.

We learned from Steve about how he was able to keep the beautiful original beams and how he achieved that. He told us about the original hand-forged nails and tools he found during the renovation that now grace the cracks in the beams, an homage to the age of the house and the backbreaking work that went into building it without modern conveniences. Wow. I love that they display them like this.

The beds were so comfy and there are lots! We slept like rocks, lulled by the peace and the sweet air. The dogs had a blast and it was such a pleasure to be able to have them with us.

One comment about the area. If you explore nearby towns, don't listen to the gps if instructed to take Jill's Hill unless you are on an ATV or in a big pickup truck! Other than that, there are some tasty places to eat and groceries are only a 15-20 minute drive away.

We cannot wait to go back and stay in this lovely home. It would be gorgeous in autumn, and a terrific place in winter. Bring cross country skis and you are all set.

Thanks so much, Steve and Susan! We will see you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alicia, Thank you so much for your kind words about our place. We were so pleased that our accommodations worked out for you family's needs. You are right about the surrounding area and the many features tucked into the hills. We are well located for folks to get to cross-country and down-hill skiing, biking, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, and antique hunting. We love it when families come to restore themselves also. Several of our guests have said the sitting in the middle of one of Steve's tree circles was a powerful experience and left them both at peace and energy charged. We hope you come back - it was a pleasure to meet your family. Susan and Steve
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay, 1st night we hosted a 10 party dinner, and the well-equipped kitchen made preparation so easy. House is spacious and well-maintained. Would absolutely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Susan's home in Vermont is a wonderful place to stay in Vermont. The house is spacious, clean, and well-equipped. The location is stunning if you are looking to spend time relaxing in a peaceful environment. More importantly, Steve and Susan are friendly, generous hosts who are great with communication and attentive to their guests' needs--though you will not need much beyond the house, the views, and the walking trails on the property. The surrounding area has much to offer, from quaint towns to outdoor activities. For those interested, the house is also close to some coveted Vermont breweries: Alchemist and Hill Farmstead.

Note that the road leading to the house is unpaved, though perfectly safe. My family made the drive in a tiny Ford Focus without any problems. Some may prefer AWD.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great week at High Reach Farm

  • 5 of 5

Our family returned for our second trip to this wonderful place, this time with a good friend of ours from Germany who loved it as much as we did the first time. Susan and Steve go out of their way to provide the best hospitality and experience for their guests. This year, we spent more time on High Reach Farm, exploring its trails, cooking over the open fire, reading books in so many perfect spaces, and simply enjoying the quiet solitude, fresh air, astounding star gazing, and the beauty all around us. We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! It was wonderful having your family back again. It is really special for us to have folks return and also bring new people to the farm. It makes us very happy when gues can just hang out and relax as well as enjoy the fields and trails of the farm. You folks are a delight. We look forward to seeing you again. Steve and Susan
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Great farmhouse with everything needed and more

  • 5 of 5

We went there two couples with kids and it was exactly what we needed. A lot of space both inside and outside. It is about 15min from kingdoms trail.

Don't be fouled by the dirt road, it worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and beautifully restored farm house.

  • 5 of 5

Danville was a great place for snowmobiling. The farm house was very spacious and clean. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael. You folks were terrific guests - we were so pleased to have you as guests. Thanks especially for the extra help you gave in setting up for our next guests. Susan
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
St johnsbury
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Montpelier, VT
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
St. Johnsbury
Nearest Ski
14.5 Miles
Burke Mountain
Car: necessary

We'd love to know your interests and we can recommend activities if you like.There are many different types of activities that are within half an hour of the Farmhouse. Many more that are within 45 - 60 minutes including Jay Peak's large new water park, several ski areas, beautifully maintained bike trails, and interesting museums. We are about an hour from the Ben and Jerry's factory and tour - great fun for the kids and the Montshire Science Museum is the same distance away.

Depending on dates of your stay, you can find festivals, craft fairs, Pioneer Days at the Museum, Highland Games, Dog Sledding and many other activities.

The beauty of our location however is that you can just enjoy the immediate surroundings and don't need to be on the run. We have walking and cross country ski trails, a beaver dam, acres of spectacular wooded area, locations for picnics, and a farmhouse with cozy areas to have a cup of tea and read while the kids play board games in the big room downstairs.


Rates & Availability

Danville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Leaf season
Sep 21 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Presidents' Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $250

Longer term bonus - every 7th day is free. If you stay two full weeks (14 days) you only pay for 12 days. You will be charged the full amount, as if the "bonus" didn't exist and then we'll adjust the reservation to account for any free days.

The check-in dates can often be flexible - we will work with you and your vacation plans as best as we can.

Payment is only by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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