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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

Chandler House provides an ideal retreat for families and friends looking to experience the quintessential Vermont experience. The house is set up as your own 'Private Inn,' featuring four bedrooms and four and one half baths in addition new country kitchen and dining space, as well as a comfortable living room.

The house is located in postcard-perfect Craftsbury Common, one of the Northeast Kingdom's most photographed villages. The town served, for example, as Alfred Hitchcock's stage set for 'The Trouble with Harry.' Chandler House, in fact, makes several appearances in the film, including the moment when 'Hitch' makes his signature, on-screen cameo.

The Town, founded in 1789, sits atop a plateau surrounded by forest and farmland. Federalist architecture, white clapboard, and the classic church steeple encircle the ideal village green. The town is additionally home to Sterling College, a celebrated four-year institution specializing in environmental education. The Common itself is a hive of activity, farmers markets, summer concerts, soccer camps and town parades. Local artisans abound. Craftsbury Common is sleepy and sophisticated at the same time.

Craftsbury's sits as the southwest gateway to Vermont's Northeast Kindom, an area noted for its abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Warm days and cool nights characterize the area’s summer season. Fall foliage is spectacular throughout the region, and is considered the best in the State. During the wintertime and located within a snow belt, Craftsbury's visuals are those of a Robert Frost poem. Native photographer, John M. Miller, captured the land and its people in his work, whereas the writer, Howard Frank Mosher, has underscored the unique essence of the area in his famous novels 'The Fall of the Year' and 'Where the River Runs North'

Outdoor activities abound in Craftsbury and the region. Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, golf and downhill skiing are all close-by. Adjacent Greensboro is home to Caspian Lake, which is surrounded by summer cottages and estates. The hiking and biking trails around fjord-like Lake Willoughby are spectacular.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center encompasses two smaller lakes in the area, Great and Little Hosmer. The Center offers sculling camps in the summer and some of the most extensive and best-regarded cross-country trail systems in the State. The annual Winter Marathon attracts upwards of 1500 athletes each January who compete and take in the area’s well known hospitality. According to one participant, the terrain has '...a delightful mix of vistas –snow laden balsam firs, silver-gray or red barns, expanses of farm fields, frozen lakes and beaver ponds, white birches against sometimes blue skies, and small beech trees still clinging to their dry golden leaves.”

Keywords: Country House, Federalist Architecture, Village Setting, Family, Friends

More Details

Owner
John Ashworth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About John Ashworth

As the owners of Chandler House, we feel that Craftsbury Common has a remarkable spirit and sense of place unlike any other that we have visited. One of us is an architect who specializes in the design of resort facilities throughout North America and abroad. The other is an actor and child psychiatrist specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome or PTSD. Craftsbury is a great place to recharge. It unfailingly reminds us what is important in our lives and why we do what we do.

John Ashworth purchased this house in 2009

Why John Ashworth chose Craftsbury

Craftsbury is the perfect Vermont Village: picturesque and unspoiled; an architectural gem and a perfect place to unwind and reflect on what is truly important in life.

What makes this house unique

Outdoor Activity, wildlife and leaf viewing, family gathering, reading, fire-making, relaxation, and time away from cell phones and email.

Amenities

Craftsbury Common House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 1/2 Bathrooms, 3 1/2 newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sitting area and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sitting area and ensuite bath
  • King size beds (1) King can be converted to two twins, Queen size Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Daily housekeeping available, historic square view, weekend farmers market, weekend outdoor music in the Common

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfull house, very quiet and relaxing stay. Owner is very accommodating and easy to reach.

Thank you John

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

our family traveled for a wedding so it was a quick weekend. We absolutely loved the Chandler house. The owners thought of every possible detail in this home. Every member of the family enjoyed our stay here. My only wish is that we could have stayed at the house longer. No cell phone service but there is internet service with the wi fi. We enjoyed the Saturday morning farmers market and bought food for breakfast to fix at the house. Fresh eggs, cheeses, bread, it was great. Definitely would recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well appointed! We loved that every bedroom had its own bathroom! Worked beautifully for 3 generations as we attended my son's college graduation!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home❣❣❣

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home. Very clean and homey feeling. It was as if I was staying at my grandparents home. There were to grocery stores nearby. Not to many restaurants that were close, all the more reason to stay at the house and spend time with family.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The Chandler House was absolutely exquisite. Beautiful old home but completely redone . I would recommend staying there in a heartbeat. The little town of Craftsbury was quaint and lovely.

I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations and more!

  • 5 of 5

When you arrive at Chandler House, you instantly feel like you are home. Everything you could possibly need and more is provided in this lovely house situated on gorgeous and perfectly maintained property. The decor is beautiful and the comfort of the house was fully enjoyed. We appreciated all of the attention to detail and care that is evident in this home. The booking process was flawless and we would recommend this property to all who are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to the Craftsbury Common area and stay at the Chandler House.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Craftsbury Outdoor Ctr, Stowe, Smugg's Jay Peak
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom including spectacular scenery and Fall foliage; unparalleled outdoor activities, abundant wildlife and local crafts.

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Rates & Availability

Craftsbury Common House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$329
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$1,895
 
 
Peak Fall Foliage
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$339
From
$359
Fri,Sat
$1,895
 
 
Fall Special 2016
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$319
From
$329
Fri,Sat
$1,795
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$329
From
$349
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,875
 
 
Late Fall Special
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$319
From
$329
Fri,Sat
$1,795
 
 
Early Winter 2016
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$329
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$1,895
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$349
From
$369
Fri,Sat
$1,975
 
 
Winter Season 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$339
From
$359
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,895
 
 
Early Spring Special
Mar 5 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
$329
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$1,795
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$349
From
$369
Fri,Sat
$1,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $350

No smoking or pets, please. 10 person maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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