VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 09/14/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stowe house description

Retreat to the warmth, comfort, and special beauty of my 3-bedroom newly renovated schoolhouse. The schoolhouse is located in the hamlet of Wolcott, just 25 minutes from Stowe center. It has large windows throughout the house that admit great quantities of sunlight and glorious views. The ground floor is loft-style, each area opening onto the next; colors and textures create a soft yet pleasing sense of spaciousness. The large country kitchen is equipped with a center island for food preparation, a cozy breakfast nook, and a range of appliances to satisfy the needs of even the most discriminating food lovers.

The kitchen opens directly into the dining room, which has a rustic pine farmer's table that sits 8 comfortably, along with a handmade sideboard and an antique chest. Just beyond the dining room area is a charming living room with a new plasma TV and DVD player. Furnishings include one-of-a-kind antiques and contemporary pieces by some of the finest Vermont artisans. There is also a full bathroom with a large, tiled walk in shower.

The second floor has three bedrooms, two with skylights facing the Mount Mansfield range to the west. In the central hallway, there is a day bed with trundle; nearby a small loft providing a magical hideaway for children. There is also a study with a large work desk, wireless internet, and bookshelves. The master bedroom, with its own private balcony, is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or meditation. It also has a separate seating area, a hand-crafted armoire, and small gas stove to provide plenty of warmth on cold days. There is also a second full bathroom with a fine old claw-foot bathtub, as well as a separate laundry/linen room with a new washer and dryer.

In Winter, you can ski(cross-country and downhill), snowboard, snowshoe, or stay indoors to read, write and cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate; in Spring and Summer, you can swim, hike, bike, fish, then come home and enjoy a barbeque on the front deck; in Fall, you can explore the foliage, farmer's markets and the fine food at local restaurants in nearby towns. In short, the schoolhouse offers a glorious retreat from hectic city life.

The property is located on 4.5 acres in Wolcott with superb 360 degree views of farmlands, woodlands, meadows, and the Mount Mansfield range nearby. Wolcott (and the surrounding environs), has become a model for sustainable living, with its state-of-the-art organic farms, artisanal food products, and farmers' markets. The schoolhouse is less than an hour's drive of four superb skiing locations: Stowe, Burke, Smuggler's Notch, and Jay Peak. Stowe is the closest, and is definitely worth paying a visit.

Come to the schoolhouse once, and you will assuredly want to return.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Schoolhouse, Getaway, Retreat, Nature Sanctuary

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Children Welcome:

            Best-suited for 1-2 children unless older children are willing to sleep on blow-up mattresses....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom 2


          • Both are full bathrooms. The one on the first floor has a large walk-in shower. The one on the second floor has an old-fashioned tub and a very modern shower....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            With an abundance of wonderful, organic farms in the area, why not treat yourself to a private gourmet chef as well? There is an amazing organic chef available, should you wish, to prepare meals for you and your guest while you stay at the house. Please inquire about rates and details. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Have cozy meals in the over-sized country kitchen where a large round table seats six comfortably and a large kitchen island brings everyone into the process of preparing meals. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is a beautiful 'farm' kitchen with the best appliances, a large center island for preparing food, and all kinds of dishware and utensils....moreless

          • Stove:

            The burners are gas; the oven is run by electricity. It's the best of both worlds....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            I have beautiful dishware and every utensil a good cook requires. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            There is a liberal amount of both open and closed pantry shelves....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Brand-new electric coffee maker makes 10 cups at a time....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Brand-new microwave for heating and preparing foods....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots and pans are hanging right above the 'island.'...moreless

          • Oven:

            large oven. perfect for baking and broiling. ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Quiet and very efficient....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Freezer
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Washing Machine:

            A very efficient and economical front load washer and dryer are in the laundry room on the second floor....moreless

          • Parking:

            There is a one-car garage as well as a large driveway to accommodate several cars....moreless

          • Heating:

            Oil heating works instantly. The gas stove in the back bedroom does as well....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            There are plenty of towels provided, including beach towels for warm weather....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            One upstairs bedroom has its own gas fireplace that works like a charm. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            This is absolutely not needed, even in the warmest summer days....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking is in the driveway or garage next to the house....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Right next to the washing machine. ...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            The one-car garage is available. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Ample clean linens are provided....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Garage

          Other Amenities

              • Front deck with covered wrought-iron table and chairs seats six comfortably and provides gorgeous 360 degree mountain views; Adirondack chairs and table provide additional outdoor seating in flower garden area....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Music Library
              • Toys
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Telephone:

                Renters are asked to bring their own cell phones for all but local calls. ...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Both downhill and cross-country skiing at several famous Vermont sites within a half to 45 minutes from the schoolhouse....moreless

              • Tennis:

                A number of courts exist in the area. There is also a well-known summer tennis camp close by....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Extremely popular in the Northeast Kingdom, and a great opportunity to see loons. ...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Vermont area is popular with mountain bikers. ...moreless

              • Boat:

                Boating and skulling exist in close-by lakes....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Sprawling lawns around the entire house....moreless

              • Golf:

                Several golf courses exist in the area....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Private balcony off master bedroom...moreless

              • Garden Chairs:


              • Deck / Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Outdoor Grill


              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Gorgeous 360 degree mountain views from the house. Near many lakes for swimming and boating. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                Very civilized, yet very rural. Not a world for those who love high-life entertainment....moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                If you do x-country, you can ski out the door....moreless

              • Ski-In:

                Ideal landscape for cross-country skiing...moreless


              • Churches
              • Fitness Center
              • Basketball Court
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Snowboarding
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Festivals
              • Rafting
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Horseback Riding
              • Mountain Climbing


              Write a review 5
              from 15 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $250 $250
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,515 $5,850

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Taxes Included


              Payment accepted with certified check or money order.

              Full payment is expected at least 6 weeks before occupancy. There is also a $500 security deposit required at the time

              of payment, to be returned as soon as the house can be checked by my caretaker to see that it is left in fine condition,

              as the tenant will find it.

              Please wait... Travel with confidence

              Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


              Last updated: 09/14/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Burlington International Airport
              30 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Waterbury or Montpelier
              23 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Stowe, VT, a 25-minute car drive from Wolcott
              8 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Greensboro, Vt.
              6 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Within 6 miles

              Car: Necessary

              Other activities in the area include canoeing, organic farm tours, farmer's markets, workshops for sustainable living, yoga and pilates classes.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: I am a psychotherapist and writer living in New York City and, as much as I can, in Vermont, one of the most beautiful and compelling states in the U.S. I have spent time in Vermont since childhood and grown to love it more and more. The schoolhouse is my second Vermont home and is indeed my sanctuary; my hope, for the time you visit, is that it will be yours as well.

              Why the Owner Chose Stowe:
              From the Schoolhouse, you can see extraordinary 360 degrees of mountain views. The house itself is on a country road, which is well maintained all year long. Wolcott is just far enough from towns and cities to feel like real country, yet close enough to all enticements--skiing, swimming, hiking, good food, movies, etc.--to feel truly connected to one's surroundings. The house itself is near the crest of the hill, with large maple trees for shade and an expansive lawn and deck to spend summer days. My caretaker lives across the road, so the house is very well cared for. It is very beautiful, outside and in, spacious, and utterly comfortable.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Vermont is a 'unique benefit' in and of itself. Best of all, the house is a gem and provides the kind of retreat from the pressures of daily life that we all need to restore ourselves and bring equilibrium back into our lives. What's more, it is a haven for children, and when they feel like it, they can ring the original schoolbell on the second floor--a reminder of what its original purpose was. In fact, one of the reasons I love the house is because it is light and airy and suffused with the light energy of children.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

              1 of 6


              • Schoolhouse in Spring

                Schoolhouse in Spring

              • Kitchen


              • Breakfast Nook

                Breakfast Nook

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Study


              • Second Bedroom

                Second Bedroom

              • Front Deck with Table

                Front Deck with Table

              • Schoolhouse in Autumn

                Schoolhouse in Autumn

              • Kitchen


              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Third Bedroom

                Third Bedroom

              • Front Deck with Barbeque Grill

                Front Deck with Barbeque Grill

              • Private Back Deck

                Private Back Deck

              VRBO #232172

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Sunday, September 14, 2014

              $250 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 09/14/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
              Dates are unavailable
              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
              Get an instant quote
              Email owner

              (212) 662-7797 (New York, USA)

              Speaks: english
              Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
              Add vacation protection services to your booking

              Three services to protect your trip:

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

              Get it now


              Share this property via Email

              Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views

              Stowe #232172

              3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

              You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

              Share this property via Email

                Please correct the following errors and resend:
              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
              • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.