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Mark Hopkinson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

1800s Farmhouse, charming, 180 acres, pond, spectacular views, privacy

16 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Lake Champlain Valley House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8 max

Our 1865 farmhouse is nestled into the west slope of Pleasant Valley, with a commanding view of majestic Mt. Mansfield. In the midst of 180 very private acres of pristine woodlands and breathtaking mountain views, the bedrooms are cozy and the kitchen/dining and living rooms are open space, light and airy. With recent renovations, everything is clean, solid and functionally sound without sacrificing the country feel of an old Vermont farmhouse. Decorated in warm colors, each room has its own charm and character. The master bedroom is on the ground floor in its own “wing,” with two beds, a queen and a twin, and a private full bath. The other two bedrooms are upstairs and share a full bathroom – the one to the right has four twins; the one to the left has a queen and a twin. We have one child-size roll-away and one crib. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for cooking gourmet feasts. Our washer and dryer ensure that you are ready for anything, whether you brought enough clothes or not.

Underhill, Jeffersonville and the surrounding area offer an abundance of distractions for every taste. Outdoor enthusiasts will find adventure in exploring the network of trails right outside our door, whether for cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding, toboganning, mountain biking, hiking or simply walking (we have some equipment, and you can rent snowshoes and bikes for the day or week at our local stores). Underhill’s got one of the best sledding hills anywhere, and that’s just a five minute drive. If you prefer to take walks on the woods trails or on beautiful country roads, you’ll be stunned by the beauty and majesty of the unspoiled land and Mt. Mansfield.

This treasure is a place to get away from the hustle, to fill your lungs with truly fresh air, and to “re-charge your batteries.” With our own pond right off the deck, swimming (summer) and skating (winter) are available on impulse. Our larder is loaded with teas, coffees, hot chocolate, and other cooking/eating essentials, which you are welcome to use, though we ask that they be replaced if usage is heavy. Our caretaker and housekeeper will be happy to pitch in if you’d like their help while at the house. When we say 'vacation house,' we mean it!

As for skiing, Smuggler’s Notch Ski Resort (known to locals as “Smuggs”, only 15-20 minutes away) offers groomed cross-country ski trails, a skating arena, and excellent downhill skiing and snow-boarding. Stowe is just 45 minutes away (or you can ski to it from Smuggs) and Jay Peak is about the same. If variety is a compulsion, Sugarbush and Mad River are about an hour south.

For those seeking more pastoral or cerebral activities, there is no lack of beautiful vistas for the photographer and artist; there are antique shops, art galleries, farmers markets, restaurants, theatres, and shops all within a 40 minute radius, including Stowe village, Jeffersonville and Vermont’s largest city, Burlington. And the turn of seasons in fall is utterly spectacular as Vermont’s legendary sugar maples put on their riotous display of leafy colors.

As the sun sets and the incredibly clear sky shows off a plethora of stars and constellations, you can come home to relax and toast your toes in front of the big stone fireplace, far from the noise and hectic pace of resort villages with their condos, dense living and commercial traffic. Put on soft music and stretch out, and rest your tired muscles in this serene and private setting!

Our home is the perfect place for your Vermont vacation. It is also the perfect setting for small family celebrations like anniversaries or graduations. Invite your family, friends and relatives to stay here with you. There are plenty of businesses in the area that would be happy to help you with catering and other services you might need. Contact us with any questions or concerns you have. We’ll be glad to help!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mark Hopkinson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

1800s Farmhouse, charming, 180 acres, pond, spectacular views, privacy
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Beyond all expectations

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I got there, I was impressed: the house is spacious and every room comfortable, the immediate property is well maintained for lawn games, and the pond allowed for refreshing swims. My favorite spot, though, was the deck with its stunning view of Mt. Mansfield. Whether having my morning coffee out there, or ending the day with a cold beer to watch the sunset, it was a wonderful place to spend time.

I highly recommend this property and I hope to return someday soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Paradise Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Mark's 1800's Farmhouse was the perfect accommodation for our family (2 grandparents, 2 parents, 3 young children and on the weekend 2 more adults). When we drove up the driveway I knew we had found the perfect place for our vacation. The glittering pond greeted us, the farmhouse type wooden house and the inviting interior of the house all lived up to our expectations. There were enough comfortable beds and bedrooms for everyone with more than enough privacy. There was unlimited hot water for showers. The kitchen was amazingly equipped with everything we needed and did not need. The refrigerator was big enough to store food for all of us. The kitchen was comfortable for 2 of us to prepare meals and of course the dishwasher was put to good use at the end of each meal. The kids loved lighting the fireplace in the evenings and having their marshmallows on skewers - everyday was a party. The house and the property were clean and easy to use. Mark was extremely accommodating and answered all questions and solved all problems immediately (not that there were any problems!) There was absolutely nothing negative to say about the house, property or location. Definitely, we will chose this house if we have the opportunity to visit Vermont again. It was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A True Vermont Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying here and it gets more beautiful every time! I highly recommend staying here; you will not be disappointed. It easily sleeps 9 people, there is a gorgeous pond, and a crabapple tree where you can very often see deer. There are hiking trails right behind the house! I just can't say enough about this beautiful land.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Feeling of home

  • 5 of 5

Apart from it's ideal location the house is very comfortable. Our family of 5 had ample room, warmth and hot water (perfect after a day of skiing). The private location made us feel very special. The kids could use the sleds from the shed and sled down the driveway/road for 450m without any worry of cars. During the walk we did behind the house we came across many animal footprints and didn't come across another person. The house had a very "at home" feel so we started a jigsaw in front of the lovely fireplace (but with so many activites to do during the day we didn't finish it! The owners were very accommodating and the information they provided on local shopping/activities, how to work things around the house etc were spot on. Thank-you for a wonderful stay. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were in Vermont for a family reunion and celebration, and this beautiful home turned out to be just perfect for a portion of the family to gather. The location is quiet and secluded, with absolutely no noise from roads or neighbors, and with lots of room to roam (and for the kids to look for baby frogs by the pond!). The house itself is completely charming--we especially loved the wide-plank wood flooring--and the three large bedrooms and the huge kitchen were perfect for our group. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting around the big kitchen table at night playing games, as well as sitting on the porch in the mornings and the afternoons just relaxing and bird-watching. We also enjoyed a few peaceful spins around the pond in the canoe. The house was clean and ready for us when we arrived, and there were ample towels and bedding and everything else we needed (including laundry, which turnred out to be incredibly handy). We've stayed at many VRBO and HomeAway properties, and this one definitely is at the top of the heap. If we ever return to Vermont, we'll be back! Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Beautiful and extremely relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I had a long weekend here with our bridal party. We are craft beer lovers and so we celebrated our bachelor/ette party in Vermont and went to the great breweries around the area. The cottage was absolutely perfect for our needs. It was really centrally located to all the breweries we wanted to go to. The cottage was also very welcoming and cozy. All the bedrooms were very nice and had extremely comfortable beds. The deck was a great place to sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and the summer sun. We had a great time playing board games out there. We made a few meals while we were there and the kitchen was amazing. It was fully stocked with anything we could think of or need, and it was very spacious, which made it possible for several people to help out with cooking at once. We look forward to coming back one day, maybe this time for a ski vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Burlington Intern'l Airport (BTV), Burlington, VT
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Jeffersonville, VT
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Essex Junction, VT
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-89, Exit 11
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Jeffersonville, VT
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Smugglers Notch, VT
Car: necessary

Our 1865 farmhouse is nestled into the west slope of Pleasant Valley, with an commanding view of majestic Mt. Mansfield. In the midst of 180 very private acres of pristine woodlands and breathtaking mountain views, this treasure is a place to get away from the hustle, to fill your lungs with truly fresh air, and to “re-charge your batteries.”

Like all authentic Vermont farmhouses, we have cozy bedrooms, and for convenience we have open space for kitchen/dining and living rooms, light and airy. With recent renovations, we have made sure everything is clean, solid and functionally sound without sacrificing the country feel of an old Vermont farmhouse. Decorated in warm colors, each room has its own charm and character.

There are three bedrooms. The master bedroom is on the ground floor in its own “wing,” with two beds, a queen and a twin, and a private full bath. The other bedrooms are upstairs and share a full bathroom – the one to the right has four twins; the one to the left has a queen and a twin. We have one child-size roll-away, and also a crib. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for cooking gourmet feasts. The larder is loaded with teas, coffees, hot chocolate, and other cooking/eating essentials, which you are welcome to use but we ask that they be replaced if usage is heavy. Our washer and dryer ensure that you are ready for anything, whether you brought enough clothes or not, and our caretaker and housekeeper will be happy to pitch in if you’d like their help while at the house.

Underhill, Jeffersonville and the surrounding area offer an abundance of distractions for every taste. Outdoor enthusiasts will find adventure in exploring the network of trails right outside our door, whether for cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding, toboganning, mountain biking, hiking or simply walking (we have some equipment, and you can rent snowshoes and bikes for the day or week at our local stores). Underhill’s got one of the best sledding hills anywhere, and that’s just a five minute drive. If you prefer to take walks on the woods trails or on beautiful country roads, you’ll be stunned by the beauty and majesty of the unspoiled land and Mt. Mansfield.

As for skiing, Smuggler’s Notch Ski Resort (known to locals as “Smuggs”, only 15-20 minutes away) offers groomed cross-country ski trails, a skating arena, and excellent downhill skiing and snow-boarding. Stowe is just 45 minutes away (or you can ski to it from Smuggs) and Jay Peak is about the same. If variety is a compulsion, Sugarbush and Mad River are about an hour south.

For those seeking more pastoral or cerebral activities, there is no lack of beautiful vistas for the photographer and artist; there are antique shops, art galleries, farmers markets, restaurants, theatres, and shops all within a 40 minute radius, including Stowe village, Jeffersonville and Vermont’s largest city, Burlington. And the turn of seasons in fall is utterly spectacular as Vermont’s legendary sugar maples put on their riotous display of leafy colors.

As the sun sets and the incredibly clear sky shows off a plethora of stars and constellations, you can come home to relax and toast your toes in front of the big stone fireplace, far from the noise and hectic pace of resort villages with their condos, dense living and commercial traffic. Put on soft music and stretch out, and rest your tired muscles in this serene and private setting!

Our home is the perfect place for your Vermont vacation. It is also the perfect setting for small family celebrations like anniversaries or graduations. Invite your family, friends and relatives to stay here with you. There are plenty of businesses in the area that would be happy to help you with catering and other services you might need. Contact us with any questions or concerns you have. We’ll be glad to help!

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Rates & Availability

Underhill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,860
$7,560
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets permitted with signing a Pet Addendum. Additional rental of $10 per day for each pet, and one-time additional cleaning charge of $30 for any number of pets.

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Amenities

Lake Champlain Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master (private)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs (shared)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs BR, drive side
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Upstairs BR, pond side
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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