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Elegant, Antique Home Within Steps of the Village

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

AVAILABILITY UPDATE: We still have availability for the summer 2017 but I am sorry the winter and Christmas are booked. Also, unfortunately due to restrictions imposed by the town, we are no longer able to rent for less than a month. Best Regards, Lela


This is your opportunity to stay in the village of Woodstock, in one of its most charming homes. The house was built in 1809 as a schoolhouse. Generations of owners have each made tasteful additions, creating a house of character and charm. A variety of living spaces, from casual to formal, and an eclectic mix of French and New England furnishings, make the house broadly appealing.

Its warmth and comfort owe to 60 years of care and attention by the owner's family. Walking in the door, you step into a time that has past for most of us-where sitting by the fire is entertainment enough; where children can walk uptown to get an ice cream cone by themselves; where a meal at the dinner table easily lapses into hours of conversation and laughter.


The first floor offers a variety of dining and living options. The front living room, with its lemon yellow walls and warm French furnishings, is bright and cheery all day. The rear living room- called the 'shed', for its barn-board wall covering- is the heart of the home. It has a fieldstone fireplace, cozy seating area and dining table overlooking the river. For special occasions, meals can take place in the more formal dinning room, in the front of the house. Or, for casual use, eat at the kitchen table, next to a bright bay window. Perfect for a sunny breakfast! In summer, relax and enjoy lunch on the shady north porch, overlooking the patio, garden and lawn. A small bar and bathroom are also located on the main floor.

Front and back staircases lead to the four bedrooms upstairs. The first has a queen bed and private bathroom. The second also has a queen bed and private bathroom. The third has a pair of twin beds. The fourth has a single twin. These two bedrooms share a bathroom. A small study (which could be used as an additional bedroom) and a laundry room are also located on this floor.

The Woodstock Area

The house is convenient to many nearby attractions. A four minute walk from the house, you'll find the village center full of unique upscale shops: grocer, baker, butcher, pharmacy, clothing boutiques, jewelry store, book shops and many art and antique galleries. The town's art council hosts visiting performers and weekend movies in the historic Town Hall Theater. Museums, parks, and hiking trails are also within walking distance from the house. You could park the car and not get in it for a week-if you could resist the area's beautiful drives.

Vermont has one of the most vibrant cottage industries in the country and stores are teeming with handcrafted products. You can find crafts people selling anything you might want, from quilts to hand-hooked rugs, maple syrup to salsa. Thankfully, Vermont has largely escaped mass franchising. You could spend your vacation exploring unique stores and restaurants and never go near a shopping mall.

Located on the Ottauqueechee River, in the lush green hills of central Vermont, Woodstock offers visitors a taste of Vermont's history”, culture and small-town charm. The surrounding hills are laced with miles of winding dirt roads, where you can get lost on purpose and enjoy it. Green mountains dotted with classic New England farmhouses have been attracting homeowners and visitors for years.

Easily reached by bus, train, or plane, Woodstock is only a 1/2-hour drive from Dartmouth College or White River Jct., 1 1/2 hours from Manchester Airport, 2 1/2 hours from the Boston Airport or 5-6 hours from NYC.

Keywords: Historic house, Woodstock, Vermont, getaway.

More Details

Lela Emmons
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Lela Emmons

My brother Jim and I own this great house that has been in the family for three generations. Originally, this was my grandmother's house and we grew up two house away in the town of Woodstock.

Lela Emmons purchased this house in 1940

Why Lela Emmons chose Woodstock

My grandmother fell in love with the house when she went to pick up a cat she had won in a raffle. The owner of the house said she was upset because she had offered the house as a donation to a local college but they didn't want it and she didn't know what to do with it. They started talking and by the end of the day, my grandmother said she would buy it.

What makes this house unique

This house is so handy- just a five minute walk brings you into the heart of the village- and five minutes in the car gets you to the ski hill, farmer's market, or sports center.


Village of Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Extra room can be used as a child's room or an office.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Elegant, Antique Home Within Steps of the Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect spring vacation in Woodstock

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time at this beautiful riverside home on Elm street. The house is absolutely stunning, situated at the end of elm street and steps from the river. We could easily walk into town in less than 2 minutes to grab groceries at the quaint Gillingham's market or eat out at the numerous restaurants. Every room of the house exudes charm and history, and has been lovingly well kept by the wonderful hosts/owners who had plenty of perfect recommendations for outings and activities. Whether it was hiking, dinning, historical attractions or just facts about the lovely town of Woodstock everything they suggested turned out to be a gem that we very likely would not have discovered on our own. The things that we will remember most though are quiet afternoons in the gardens or back porch listening to the river amble by or sitting beside the fire in the wonderful living/dining room, that feels as old as the town itself. This was truly an amazing property and experience and we can't wait until we can return! Thank you so much for opening your wonderful home to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lebanon NH
Nearest Train
15 Miles
White River JCT VT
Car: necessary

Nature Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Historic Park, Billings Farm and Museum, Pentangle Council on the Arts


Rates & Availability

Village of Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Weekly Cleaning avail. $200
Pet Fee $200

Winter utilities not included in rent for long term rentals.

$500.00 rental deposit due with lease. Remainder due three weeks prior to move-in for leases one month or less. Longer leases rent due monthly.

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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