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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Mark Hopkinson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

Amenities

Underhill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1800s Farmhouse, charming, 180 acres, pond, spectacular views, privacy
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

It was a magical white Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Quite simply, this farmhouse was a dream to be able to rent over the Christmas period of 2017 and I do not say that lightly. The photographs of this house in the snow, are exactly what my family and I experienced and it was as magical as you can imagine. We simply could not have asked for more and we are hopefully planning a return trip for next Christmas.

The owner, Mark, was a pleasure to deal with.. While I did not meet Mark in person, he could not have been more helpful in accommodating us in gaining access/needs for our stay/tips on nearby facilities etc.

The house has everything you could need, was incredibly warm despite the negative temperatures outside and was very comfortably set up for several couples to enjoy the space. The fireplace, available stack of logs outside and the mountain view was just icing on the cake. Thank you Mark for the lovely stay. I'll be in touch for the next visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for winter getaway|

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a family of 6. It was impeccable and so cozy for our ski vacation. The large kitchen and dinning room made it easy to enjoy meals as a family, as well as relax in the large living room. The location was perfect. Smugglers Notch is 15 minutes away, and Burlington was 40 minutes away for groceries. We really enjoyed our stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Special

  • 5 of 5

Place was comfortable, views were amazing

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome mountain getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better spot to hide away in VT. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Rest and relaxation get away

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing get away.....our four year old loved canoeing in the pond and running on the expansive lawn surrounding it....lovely, comfortable, low key get away 💕

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Family wedding/reunion home base

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house for seven guests spanning three generations!

Well appointed with good appliances, excellent linens, ample supply of everything we could possibly need. House is totally charming, peaceful, quiet and private. Landlord most accommodating. The only drawback was that we didn't get to stay nearly long enough!!

Will come back again whenever possible~

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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