Completely private farm, 12 BR house, barn, field, ponds...
About Ben Falk
I'm a landscape architect and organic farmer that loves to ski, swim and play in central Vermont.
Ben Falk purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2012
Why Ben Falk chose Rochester
It's an amazingly pristine yet accessible place that we've looked to find for 15 years. NOTE: We pay $500 per year for a subscription listing and thus our rates are 3% less for a booking party than most listings which are pay-per-booking.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The remoteness, quietude, accessibility, beauty, light, ponds and rolling fields with access to the best of the center of Vermont's Green Mountains is hard to find anywhere else. And we looked!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
We'd consider pets, potentially.
Minimum age of primary renter:35
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great place for our retreat!
We had a fantastic stay for our work retreat. The house and property were wonderful, Ben and his family were friendly and helpful, and we had a great time. Thanks and I hope we can visit again!
Thanks - great having you guys here! You're welcome any time..
Great group stay
Love the place. Away from it all. Excellent kitchen and sweet fireplace. Just awesome.
Great place to stay with a large group
We enjoyed our stay! The farm house was perfect for our group of 4 families, which included adults and young children. There was plenty of room to spread out, play board games, eat meals and even watch a movie using the projector screen (we used the WiFi and streamed movies).
Ben was very accommodating to any concerns or questions.
The kitchen was great and all the amenities were good. The fireplace kept us toasty and warm and was a perfect gathering area.
We would highly recommend the farm house for a large group looking to enjoy the peace and nature of Vermont.
Thanks for your stay - great meeting you and thanks for leaving the place in great condition! You're welcome any time..
Breathtaking wedding location on permaculture farm
My husband and I chose to get married at this gorgeous property both because of its pristine VT beauty and the values that it represents as a working permaculture farm. The house is large enough for over 20 friends and family and is cozy and clean, with everything you may need. We were able to have our rehearsal dinner in the house with over 30 people. The barn is unmatched in construction and views, with a panoramic vista of the VT mountains spanning an open side. Our guests were blown away by the views and loved hearing about the ongoing education and beneficial land work going on at the farm. We appreciated being able to compost our food scraps and keep waste very minimal. There are many nice trails on the property, a large fire pit area, and multiple ponds to explore. You will wish you could stay forever!
Wonderful having you guys at the farm and so grateful that you appreciated it so much. And thanks for being such a great group of people as well! You really treated the place with respect and left it as nice as you found it.
Best, the Falk's
Beautiful Farm + Barn Wedding
This property is what dreams are made of. Ben and Erica steward this farm in such a beautiful and thoughtful way. It was the perfect wedding. We filled the farm house with family and wedding party. The house was clean, well maintained, and a great layout for sleeping lots of people. The kitchen is huge! We cooked dinner for 40 people at the house and roasted smores outside in the bonfire. Ben and Erica were super responsive - he even harvested a swiss chard and herb salad from the garden for us. The wedding itself was outside and the backdrop was beautiful. We had the dinner + dancing in the barn and we barely even needed to decorate - the space Ben built is just that beautiful. Our friends echoed all that I have said - it was the best wedding ever. We hiked, swam, and did yoga on our wedding day!! Incredible. I could not recommend this property enough. Thank you Ben and Erica!!!
Thanks for your stay Allie and enjoying the place so thoroughly with your awesome family! Best, Ben
Picture Perfect Farm Wedding
My husband and I had our wedding of just under 100 people at Satoyama Mountain Farm, and it was absolutely perfect. Every inch of the property is well thought out, beautifully manicured, and just stunning. Not only was the property gorgeous beyond words, but Ben and Erica were very gracious hosts. They were available to help out with anything we needed. They even provided a list of recommended vendors to help make planning a breeze.
The house is warm and inviting, perfect for our wedding party plus a few extra guests to stay in together for the weekend comfortably.
There are not enough kind and positive things we can say about our experience at Satoyama Farm and the Falks. We strongly recommend this location for any event!
Thanks so much for coming to the farm for your special day and weekend... It was great to meet your family and thanks so much for being such an awesome group. Best, Ben and the Falks
Heart of the Green Mountains and Vermont - epicenter of the best skiing in the east. Wold class mountain and road biking literally out the front door. Woods and dirt road walks endlessly. Pond and river swimming and much more. A natural playground.