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Beautiful Historic Renovated Barn on Gentleman's Farm

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Manchester Center barn description

Now the new home of Green Mtn. Falconry! Once the country estate and studio of famed painter and fly fishing enthusiast Ogden Pleissner, Boorn Brook Farm has been restored to its original splendor. Situated on 54 acres of open meadows and old apple orchards with stunning views, Boorn Brook Farm is protected by Lye Brook National Forest, yet within the town limits of Manchester Center.
The French inspired barn, built in 1820 has wide-plank floors, hand-hewn beams, soaring ceilings, stone fireplaces and New England charm. Perfect for a romantic getaway, a country vacation for a small family or a quiet retreat to nature, Boorn Brook Farm is the quintessential Vermont experience!
In the summer, take falconry lessons on site, swim in the spring-fed pond with a beach, play tennis on the private court, hike on the private trails or in the bordering Lye Brook Wilderness, fish in the brook, pick fresh veggies from the organic garden or simply relax in one of the hammocks. In the winter, skate on the pond, sled on the hill, snowshoe or cross country ski on the back trails, downhill ski or snowboard at nearby Stratton or Bromley Mountains. Return home to build a roaring fire in the stone fireplace, bake some bread in the stone bread oven, play a game of pool, sip some hot chocolate and then watch the sun set behind Equinox Mountain from the hot tub, right outside your master bedroom!
Children and adults alike will also enjoy our farm pets, Lola the Brown Swiss Cow, Willie and Skippy the miniature goats, and Ender the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.

Keywords: Barn

Property Type

      • Barn

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional


                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    25 years old...moreless

                  • Children Welcome:

                    Our barn is especially set up for small families. One of the rooms has three twin beds....moreless

                  • Limited Accessibility:

                    There are several stone steps outside and three steps inside the barn (not including the steps to the children's room)...moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only:

                    Our barn is all wood and very old. PLEASE do not smoke in it!...moreless

                  • Pets Not Allowed:

                    We say no, but if you are confidant your pet is housebroken (or crated while you are away), we can discuss....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


                  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single


                  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Other Amenities

                      • 2 Fireplaces, Wireless Internet, Stone Bread Baking Oven


                      • Books:

                        old, interesting books in living room shelf...moreless

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Games:

                        a few in the pool table room...moreless

                      • Pool Table
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Stereo
                      • Television
                      • Toys:


                      • Video Library


                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions


                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks

                      Local Services & Businesses

                          • Fitness Center

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Location Type

                              • Mountain View

                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                              • Cross Country Skiing
                              • Cycling
                              • Fishing
                              • Golf
                              • Hiking
                              • Hunting
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Rock Climbing
                              • Skiing
                              • Snowboarding
                              • Snowmobiling
                              • Swimming
                              • Tennis


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 12 people


                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Heating
                              • Internet
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Living Room
                              • Parking
                              • Telephone
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Wood Fireplace:

                                beautiful stone fireplace...moreless

                              • Wood Stove


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Freezer
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen:

                                Fully stocked with utensils...moreless

                              • Microwave


                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Ski & Snowboard:

                                Five minuted from Bromley and 15 from Stratton!...moreless

                              • Tennis:

                                Tennis court in front of barn...moreless

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Hot Tub

                                  House Cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional


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                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      My Standard Rate
                                      2 night min stay
                                      $400 $400
                                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                                      $2,500 $8,000
                                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                      Additional information about rental rates


                                      • pet fee $100 + tax
                                      • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                                      • Tax Rate 10%


                                      To book we require a deposit of 50% of the total amount of your stay, with the balance due upon arrival.

                                      Cancellation policy:

                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                                      Last updated: 10/21/2014
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                                      45 Miles
                                      Nearest Airport
                                      Albany, NY
                                      2 Miles
                                      Nearest Golf
                                      45 Miles
                                      Nearest Train
                                      Albany, NY
                                      5 Miles
                                      Nearest Ski

                                      Car: Necessary

                                      Home of Green Mountain Falconry (on-site), Hiking (on-site), Tennis (on-site), Basketball (on-site), Fishing (on-site), Wildlife Viewing (on-site), Swimming (on-site), Cross Country Skiing (on-site), snowshoeing (on-site), Sledding (on-site), Badminton (on-site), Tetherball (on-site)


                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 1999

                                      About the owner: We own the local movie theatre, so your movies are free when you stay with us!

                                      Why the Owner Chose Manchester Center:
                                      Because once you get here, you won't want to leave! We wrote down our fantasy list of features we wanted in a property and were stunned to find it all! We wanted a white house with a porch, a red barn, mountain views, meadows, a pond, a brook, sledding hill, stone walls, hiking trails, close to skiing...and all of it in town! Living here is like living in a postcard!

                                      The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
                                      Boorn Brook Farm is very secluded, yet right in Manchester. We cater to couples and small families. No large groups - don't even ask! We strive to provide a relaxing, peaceful and homey retreat for all of our guests!

                                      Contact us

                                      Speaks: english

                                      Links to more information:

                                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                                      • Your barn!

                                        Your barn!

                                      • apple orchard in winter

                                        apple orchard in winter

                                      • living room

                                        living room

                                      • master bedroom

                                        master bedroom

                                      • children's room sleeps 3 to 4

                                        children's room sleeps 3 to 4

                                      • beautiful Lola!

                                        beautiful Lola!

                                      • Skippy


                                      • drive to barn

                                        drive to barn

                                      • courtyard entrance to barn

                                        courtyard entrance to barn

                                      • Sleepovers with Ender can be arranged :-)

                                        Sleepovers with Ender can be arranged :-)

                                      • barn view from pasture

                                        barn view from pasture

                                      • Lola in winter

                                        Lola in winter

                                      • mud room

                                        mud room

                                      • fully equipped kitchen

                                        fully equipped kitchen

                                      • game room

                                        game room

                                      • Willy


                                      • Property Entrance

                                        Property Entrance

                                      • one of the wild turkeys who call BBF home!

                                        one of the wild turkeys who call BBF home!

                                      • Elsie the eagle lives here in the summer!

                                        Elsie the eagle lives here in the summer!

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                                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                                      Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

                                      $400 per night (USD)

                                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 5

                                      View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
                                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                                      Member since: 2005
                                      Speaks: english
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                                      • Calendar last updated: 10/21/2014
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