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Beautiful Historic Renovated Barn on Gentleman's Farm

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manchester Center barn description

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, 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

  • 2 story
  • Barn

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Limited Accessibility:

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

              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Non Smoking Only:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years old...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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dining
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Coffee Maker
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Wood Fireplace:

                beautiful stone fireplace...moreless

              • Living Room seats 6
              • Wood Stove
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 Fireplaces, Wireless Internet, Stone Bread Baking Oven


                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Pool Table
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player


                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

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

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden


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

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View


                          • Cinemas
                          • Hunting
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Skiing
                          • Tennis
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Cycling
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Golf
                          • Swimming
                          • Hiking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Sledding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Museums
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Fishing


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $400 $400
                          Fri, Sat, Sun

                          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.

                          Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
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                          Last updated: 07/17/2014
                          Check availability
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                          22 Today
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                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Albany, NY
                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Albany, NY
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Golf

                          Car: Necessary

                          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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                          • back of barn

                            back of barn

                          • apple orchard in winter

                            apple orchard 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!

                          • barn view from pasture

                            barn view from pasture

                          • 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

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                          $400 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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