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New Apartment at Viking Nordic Center; sleeps 8; rent with Farmhouse to sleep 18

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,152 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 8, ideal for 2 couples and kids.

- The Apartment at Viking Nordic Center

- Completely rebuilt in Dec 2015, all new furnishings

- Sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms with 2 baths; 2 queen beds, a bunk bed, a twin & trundle

- Ideally suited for 2 couples and 4 kids

- Winter: trail side lodging to 39 km of xc ski and snowshoe trails and centrally located to 4 downhill ski areas.

- Spring/summer/fall only rented in conjunction with a Farmhouse at Viking Nordic Center rental.

- In combination the Farmhouse and the Apartment sleep 18 in 7 bedrooms with 5 baths

- The Apartment at Viking Nordic Center is based in an old New England farmhouse that is a great example of ‘Vermont continuous architecture'. Located on the 2nd floor of a wing attached to the farmhouse, the apartment sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The apartment was thoroughly renovated, gutted down to the studs and completely rebuilt, in December 2015; all walls, carpet, and furnishings save the refrigerator are new.

The apartment is reached via its own short staircase and deck. One enters into a great room with a living area, a full kitchen, and a dining table for 8. With soft leather couches and a large flat screen TV, the main room is perfect for relaxing after a long day outside. The kitchen area is compact but has everything you need, including a full sized oven and dishwasher, with the dining area immediately adjacent. A large stone hearth with electric fireplace/heater is the focal point of the room.

Off the kitchen side of the main room is a large (12’ x 16’) master bedroom (queen bed) and a full bath. The bathroom features a 48” wide shower and a full sized washer and dryer. Off the opposite side of the great room is a full bath (tub) and 2 bedrooms. One bedroom (10 x 15) has a queen bed and gets wonderful light through the 3 windows that face south and east, giving views of the mountains and the farm next door. The other bedroom is smaller (10 x 13) and holds a bunk bed, a trundle bed which can be either one twin, two twins, or one large bed.

Winter: sleep right at the trail head of Viking Nordic Center’s 39 km cross country ski and snow shoe trail system. Trail passes for each overnight member of your party are included in your rental. When you want to go for a ski, head out the apartment door, take about 10 steps, put on your skis and go. This is the ideal lodging for Nordic skiing families with young kids. Kids will enjoy our cookie reward program which encourages them to get out and ski more than they ever have so they can earn a cookie. But when they really need a break they can easily take a one in the apartment and when nap time is over head back out. New skiers will learn from our knowledgeable and patient instructors and can rent equipment from our shop, including pulks for pulling children too young to ski. Experienced skiers can explore our acclaimed variety of trails, offering both picturesque touring loops or for the racer, challenging training terrain.

Downhill skiers or riders, the Apartment is central to 4 downhill ski areas: Stratton (20 min drive) Okemo (25 min), Bromley (10) and Magic (5). Enjoy restaurants and shopping in either Manchester or Chester, both about 20 minutes away. For last second needs it’s less than 2 miles- about 3 minutes - to the nearest grocery and liquor stores. Located on a beautiful Vermont side road with mountain views there is direct access to Route 11 in one direction and Route 100 in the other.

Spring, summer, and fall the Apartment is only rented in conjunction with the Farmhouse at Viking Nordic Center. Together the Farmhouse and the Apartment sleep 18 in 7 bedrooms with 5 baths. The combination Farmhouse / Apartment is ideal for multi-family vacation groups, clubs, groups, or teams who want some separation within their group.

The Apartment and the Farmhouse are in different wings of the same sprawling structure. The Apartment and Farmhouse have separate entrances and one must go outside to travel between the two. (please see the building layout in the photo section)

To accommodate modern vacation schedules where part of your group may have to arrive a few days late or leave a few days early the Apartment may be rented out for just a portion of your Farmhouse stay. Apartment rentals have a 3 night minimum stay and only one abbreviated Apartment rental period per Farmhouse rental please.

Guests are invited to enjoy the 72 acres that the Apartment is situated on. In the summer enjoy morning coffee or a drink at night up on our south-facing deck overlooking our 3 acre meadow. The deck is big enough for all of your group to enjoy summer dinners together at the multiple picnic tables provided. And the deck is an ideal place to check out the star filled Vermont sky.

Explore the property’s trails. In the summer you’ll have access to 8 km of the ‘inner trails’. Imagine the games your group can play on 72 acres with 5 miles of trails cut through it!

Note: the Apartment sits above the Nordic Center. The Nordic center is only open when there is enough snow to ski on. However, when busy on snowy winter weekends, it can produce some noise between 9 am and 5 pm. The Nordic Center is closed Wednesdays and has very little traffic during the week. 2-3 times during the winter the Center hosts a night event or race; please inquire for those dates.

More Details

Dana McNair, Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Dana McNair, Manager



Londonderry Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , full sized washer & drier
    Full bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , between yellow and blue room, off great room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Yellow Room - 4 twin/ single , a bunk bed, a twin bed, and a trundle, best suited for kids
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Blue Room - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing


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New Apartment at Viking Nordic Center; sleeps 8; rent with Farmhouse to sleep 18
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Almost perfect - need more snow

  • 4 of 5

Other than difficulty with the lockbox the unit is perfect for a family or group of (6) six, very warm inside with all the convienences of home

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, Thanks for the stars! We're glad you enjoyed your stay in spite of the lack of snow. And believe me, if we could have made that happen for you, we certainly would have. Sadly quite a bit of snow arrived in force two days after you left. As for that darn lockbox. We still can't get it open after it initially opened for you The good news is the keys are on the outside so it's more of a nuisance than anything else. We'll get it soon. It gives us something to do on a rainy day. Thanks for leaving the apartment in such great shape when you left. Come back and visit us any time.
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New Apartment at Viking Nordic Center

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment. Ski out the door. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great place to stay for XC skiing.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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How cozy and convenient can it get?

  • 5 of 5

As noted this apartment is located right above the ski shop. If you're renting equipment it can't be more convenient, and even if you have your own you just walk down steps and up the hill 50 feet and you're there! The apartment is clean, fully equipped, and has very comfy chairs and couches that you can sink into after a hard day skiing. The McNairs are very gracious hosts and the whole Viking Center has a family feel about it. We had not skied here beforehand but we will be coming back for sure. Gorgeous trails and plenty of varied terrain. And then how much better to just walk up the stairs instead of cramming people and gear into a cold car?

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for a fun getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, includes all the ammendaties needed in a full kitchen, apartment looks as pictures show. Great location, convenient to many mountains. Accomodated 2 couples with young children very easily. Would definitely book it again

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Our area of Southern Vermont is packed with things to do besides Nordic ski or snowshoe on Viking's trails. In the winter downhill ski or ride at Magic, Bromley, Stratton, or Okemo. Enjoy numerous great restaurants within 20 minutes. Shop for bargains in Manchester (20 min) or for penny candy at the famous Vermont Country Store, less than 10 minutes away. In late winter talk to us about which sugar shacks to visit. Watch maple syrupy being made and sample it, or better yet maple candy -- you can't get more Vermont than this.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $250

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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