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Vermont's 1828 Reunion House - Farmhouse

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Front exterior of 1828 Farm House in the summer.

Front exterior of 1828 Farm House in the summer. Beautiful snow at the 1828 Reunion House. A local artisan made the large dining room table. A round table is next to it. Dining room looking into the farm house living room. Living room. View of the lodge. Playhouse is ready for a snowman! Come play in the little house at the 1828 Reunion House! Entrance to the 1828 Reunion House from side yard. Barn interior with wood and tools. Farmhouse kitchen which is attached to the second kitchen in the lodge Second kitchen with handcrafted white birch cabinets and marble countertop. Queen bed upstairs Wedding at night in field at The 1828 Reunion House. Bride and Groom at the 1828 House! Wedding tents at 1828 House Bride at the window 1828 Reunion House Bride and Groom, WIlliams River at the 1828 Reunion House. 1828 House wedding with bride and groom approaching dance floor. Meadow in the summer. Many weddings have been held here. Meadow, play house and back of 1828 Reunion House. A Foosball and Ping Pong table are in the barn ready for play! It is always weather for a moment of relaxation on the porch swing! The front of the barn on route 103.

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Vermont's 1828 Reunion House is a 3200 sq. foot, 8 bedroom, 4 bath home that is perfect for large family reunions or friends seeking a relaxed and comfortable gathering location. Built in 1828, there are two major sections to the house, the farmhouse and the lodge. The farmhouse offers a living room, huge dining room, well-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The Lodge portion of the house, a converted barn, offers a great room with a large fireplace and second kitchen, 5 bedrooms and 2 baths. The sections are joined at the kitchen of the house and the great room of the lodge. Wi-fi accessible. This grand, cozy and unique home is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts. One road into Ludlow and 6 miles to Okemo Mountain. Enjoy the 10 acre property with pasture, forest and pond and the adjacent North Williams River for rock hopping and swimming. Weddings are held on the grounds. Visit the Reunion House - where memories are made! Please visit our web site - www.vermont1828house.com for extensive pictures.


Setting: The house sits on 10 acres, surrounded by approximately 1 acre of mowed lawn (weekly). There is an additional 3-4 acres of meadow. Beyond the meadow is woods with a road to the upper meadow which contains a small pond - not suitable for swimming but a great destination for hiking. The southern border of the property is Smokeshire Rd., a dirt, county-maintained road which meanders along the Williams River. This is excellent for hiking as there are several bridges on Smokeshire that cross the Williams River. The Williams River is excellent for swimming in the Summer. We have cut a tobaggan path 'Reunion Way' through our woods beyond the meadow which is perfect for sleigh riding in winter apre ski..

Weddings and Civil Unions: The Reunion House is proud to have hosted several weddings and civil unions. We think it's the perfect place for an intimate wedding in the splendor of the Green Mountains. There are several neighbors on Smokeshire Rd that also rent their homes so if your wedding party is big there are other homes available within walking distance - call for details. If there are to be more guests than the Reunion House's capacity we simply ask that your rent port-a-potties to spare our septic system. There is plenty of ground for event tents and activities. The Reunion House is also an excellent base for those attending wedding in the area - rent the house for the wedding party, and 'memories will surely be made'.

The House: The 1828 Farmhouse is complimented by the Lodge (an old post and beam structure attached to the house) to create an 8 bedroom 4 bath magnificent home in which to come together. The house and the Lodge are a legal duplex but we only rent the 1828 Reunion House as one unit - an 8 bedroom, 4 bath, 2 living room, tow kitchen 3200 square foot house. Visit our web site for more information.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Alternative Lifestyle
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Please no college student groups, too many bad experiences. Must be 25+....moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Children Welcome
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25

      • Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        Lincoln...moreless

      • Bedroom: 1 queen

        Kennedy...moreless

      • Bedroom: 1 queen

        Quincy-Adams...moreless

      • Bedroom: 1 double

        Truman...moreless

      • Bedroom: 1 double

        Clinton...moreless

      • Bedroom: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

        Coolidge...moreless

      • Bedroom: 1 double

        Roosevelt...moreless

      • Bedroom: 4 twin/ single

        Bush-Bush...moreless

      • This house sleeps 23 people in beds (assuming 2 to a double/queen). Additionally there is one sofa bed - also several couches. All of the bedding has been replaced new in the previous five years. All beds are made and ready to sleep in with linen service sheets. Bring your own sheets for the sofa bed if that is to be used. Most beds have down comforters in the winter. Please visit our web site - for extensive photos of all the bedrooms. Linen service towels are adequate but you may want to supplement with your personal towels....moreless

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

        First floor...moreless

      • Bathroom: toilet, shower

        Lodge 2cnd floor...moreless

      • Bathroom: toilet, shower

        Lodge 2cnd floor...moreless

      • Bathroom: toilet, shower

        House 2cnd floor...moreless

      • There are four full baths in the house, and two hot water heaters with over 120 gallons of hot water. The two bathrooms on the second floor of the lodge are back to back twin bathrooms with stall showers and toilets. Twin sinks are in the Lodge 2cnd floor hallway allowing folks to be showering and brushing their teeth simultaneously in different spaces. There is a full bath - stall shower - on the second floor of the house. The house and lodge are two different sections of the same house, which have two separate upstair areas....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • The kitchens are well equipped as we love to cook. In the main house kitchen there is a 6 burner gas wolf stove. We have a collection of cast iron frying pans that are well seasoned and work well. There are many gadgets and devices to facilitate cooking for a large crowd - 24 cup coffee maker, as well as smaller coffee makers, blenders, beaters, toasters, crock pots, etc. etc. There are an overobundance of dishes, glasses (wine and cocktail) and silver ware. The main kitchen has a dishwasher, large refrigerator and round kitchen table. There is a small galley kitchen in the Lodge with a small electric stove (with second oven), dishwasher and refrigerator which is usually stocked with cold beer and beverages. The counter area in this kitchen is 'cocktail central'. The house has two satellDVD player; 2 fireplaces; 2 living rooms; formal dining room; 12 ft hand-made dining table seats 14; 10 acres on the Williams Rivers, meadow and woods with pond....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books For Adults
          • Books
          • Books For Kids
          • Foosball
          • Games
          • Games For Kids
          • Toys
          • Video Library
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable:

            We have satellite TV in the Roosevelt Lodge Great Room and the House's living room....moreless

          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player
          • Stereo

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic

          Attractions

          • Waterfalls
          • Winery Tours
          • Restaurants
          • Nude Beach

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Horseback Riding
          • Antiquing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sledding
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shopping

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • River
          • Mountain View:

            The house soits in a unique valley with three mountain peaks close in. ...moreless

          • Waterfront:

            Adjacent to the Williams River with beautiful views, swimming holes (build your own), pan for gold, walk along the River....moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Water Skiing
          • Hiking
          • Rafting
          • Hunting
          • Cycling
          • Skiing
          • Golf
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Swimming
          • Fishing

          Arrival Day

              • Negotiable

              Dining

                  • Dining Room

                  General

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    No yet but coming soon in 2012....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Plenty of room for 15+ cars even in winter with snow plowing....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Easy in and easy out with the biggest of trailers....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    There is a wonderfully big fireplace in the Roosevelt Lodge Great room and a more modest fireplace in the House's livingroom. Plenty of well seasoned fire wood is in the barn. ...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Parking
                  • Garage:

                    The house sits on 10 acres, 2 acres of mowed area, a large meadow, woods, a sleigh riding trail through the woods and plenty of plowed area for 15+ cars....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Brand new in 2011....moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided:

                    The house has a linen service and all beds (except bunks) are made when you arrive. Towels are also supplied although you may want to bring bath towels as the linen service towels are small....moreless

                  • Telephone

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Definitely - call for details - or visit our webpabe vermont1828house. ...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Gourmet's kitchen, fully equipped, wolfe gas six burner stove and oven, le cruset, iron skillets, a wealth of utensils, second kitchen with electric range / double oven, microwave, two dishwashers, plenty of china and serving dishes. ...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Freezer
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Stove
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    There are two refrigerators - one in the main klitchen and the other in the Roosevelt Lodge Great Room - used mainly for beverages....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    A well equipped kitchen - we love to cook and eat!! If it's not there buy it and we will reimburse - see renter's manual. ...moreless

                  • Toaster
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave:

                    Two full size deluxe microwaves - one in each kithchen....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    New dishwashers (2010-2011) in each of the two kitchens....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Terrace
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Front porch with swing, back covered (canvas) patio off kitchen overlooking the Williams River....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Great place to stay with a large group!

                    Great place to stay with a large group!

                    • Guest TLK (New Jersey)
                    • Date of stay 01/12/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/19/12
                    Great place so close to Okemo! We had 23 in our group and it never seemed we were on top of each other. They had everything we needed to live comfortably. Thank you!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                    • Guest N/A
                    • Date of stay 02/10/10
                    • Review Submitted 02/10/10
                    Dear Potential Renters - comments below were receivied via e-mail by the owners and are posted by the owners not directly through this web page. Matthew, A good time was had by all. Overall, everyone enjoyed their 1828 experience. The greatest downside was that my wife left some clothing in the downstairs bedroom closet. So, upon returning home I had to jump back in my car and drive back to Chester (about 2 hours one way)! Ugh. The good side of the return trip was that I was able to meet the next renters. Nice people! Again, we enjoyed out stay and hope to visit in the near future. Take care. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me. H. Durfee, Essex Junction, Vermont Matthew, Sorry it has taken me so long to reply about our stay. I still have lingering house guests so there has been little time. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Reunion House and, believe me we used every inch of it. I hope you found it in satisfactory shape. My sister has mailed back the key so I will expect my $250 security deposit to be returned now. The river was a real plus, especially when it got so hot and the kids loved the little play house. Good luck to you in future rentals. Liz

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

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                    • Date of stay 02/10/10
                    • Review Submitted 02/10/10
                    Dear prospective Renters - the owners added these comments that were received from previous renters via e-mail. Matthew Hi Matthew, I just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time this weekend. In fact, we would like to make reservations for next year. We are interested in October 8th, 9th, and 10th. Can you please let me know if that weekend is available? Thanks so much. Best Regards, Jenn K. (Massachusetts) P.S. Dining room is lovely! good morning guys- what an absolutely fantastic week we had in vermont and it was due in no small part to the wonderful 1828 reunion house. the place was just perfect for us and we thank you for your hospitality. we sure enjoyed meeting elroy la duc (the groundskeeper) though......what a character. my friends has a few questions about the house that for the life of me i cannot remember now so i may email again. i know i was curious as to where you got the light fixture over the dining room table. i love it and i have a similar table here at home so i would like to know where it came from. christian, would you like the key mailed back to your new york or new jersey address? i'll get it out as soon as you let me know. thanks again for sharing your home with us. we are already making plans for next time!! peace, p.seeburger Hi Matt, Just got back from the house this morning - it was a great week. The whole family had a very good time - even managed to take home some pastries and $7 from the bingo hall - though we may have accidentally started a rumor that the basement of the house is among the top 10 haunted places in Vermont! Thanks again - we had a great time. Mike Matthew, For the past 30 years our three families have vacationed together. Over the years as our families have grown, our gatherings have also grown to include the addition of family friends and various significant others. With a growing clan that now totals 18, the1828 Reunion House has become the perfect answer to our needs. What a joy to find a place that can appeal to our love of history while offering a wide array of up to date amenities. You couldn't ask for a better location. The nearby town of Ludlow is only 5 minutes away and offers shopping and great restaurants. The Reunion House is also perfectly situated near Okemo Mountain for skiing and snowboarding fun. Outlet shopping can be found in nearby Manchester, and the state of Vermont has always been our favorite place to visit.

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                    • Guest Owner Comments
                    • Date of stay 02/10/10
                    • Review Submitted 02/10/10
                    Dear Prospective Renter, the owners added the following comments based on e-mails received from previous renters - Matthew Hello,We would like to thank you very very much for renting us the house for the weekend. We had such a great time and found the house to be perfect for our pre-Thanksgiving feast. We would like to rent the house again next year. Is the weekend of Columbus Day open (Oct. 6, 7, and 8)?Thanks again,Kim and BrettJust emailing you guys to let you know that your house was perfect! Everything was excellent and I'm trying to get a group together to rent it for some skiing next winter. Very well set up for big groups and the land was beautiful. Only thing I wish was different was the weather but we still had a great time, played waffle ball in the rain and really enjoyed the outdoors. And that stove…man I want a stove like that in my house, we cooked 6 lb’s of pasta and sauce at once and for breakfast made 36 scrambled eggs at once. Perfect!! Thank you guys so much and I hope you will let us rent from you again! I'm going to try and send the key out tomorrow. Just letting you know, we made some distance calls from the phone because nobody had any cell phone reception but we got a calling card later on so make sure you check the phone bill and deduct that from the deposit. Other than that everything is in perfect order. Again, thank you very much.W. SaccoHi Matthew-We had a wonderful weekend at the house- It was just perfect for my family. The kids- big and small, sledded on the hill. We snowshoed and x-country skied around the property. Two families went to Pico for a day of reduced price skiing[ they had coupons!] All were in agreement that we should do it again next year. I will contact you when that is set in stone! Thanks,Pat Chris, I'm finally back from my vacation and wanted to thank you and your brother for renting the house to us. we had a wonderful time the house has great charm and I'm happy to report,... no spooky spirits! The house was spacious and my family was very happy with the accommodations. I believe we left everything to your liking? I will mail you the key this week. I was so pleased I told a friend of mine about the place as she is looking for something similar. I told her to use my name as a reference ,... not that I think it makes a difference but it helps to know a little about the people you rent to. They are good people. My fami

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Nice house

                    Nice house

                    • Guest GorPet (New York)
                    • Date of stay 10/10/08
                    • Review Submitted 10/21/08
                    The 1828 Reunion House is situated in a great area. Beautiful nature and wonderful smaller and bigger towns within 10 - 20 minutes of driving. Next to the house runs a small river through a wooded area. A very nice stroll for early in the morning or after dinner. Nice livingrooms, a great great diningroom! The kitchens have everything a person needs, the only problem is that both dishwashers leak and don't quite clean if they are more than half full. We were with 12 adults and a child, fitting reasonably in the 8 bedrooms. I would say that this is the maximum amount of adults. More young children would not be a problem, but it would've been even more comfortable with less adults. Only 3 of the 8 bedrooms are well suited for adults. All in all, I would recommend this house to other people!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/3

                    • Guest Rosebeth Holliday (Sherman, CT)
                    • Date of stay 09/26/04
                    • Review Submitted 09/26/04
                    Our Stay at the Reunion House was just perfect! The accomodations were much nicer than I had expected - a very charming home. The two kitchens worked great for our group also. We hope to make our trip an annual event for years to come. Owners of this special home were a pleasure to do business with.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

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                    Guestbook Comment

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 08/01/03
                    • Review Submitted 08/14/03
                    A good time was had by all. Overall, everyone enjoyed their 1828 experience. The greatest downside was that my wife left some clothing in the downstairs bedroom closet. So, upon returning home I had to jump back in my car and drive back to Chester (about 2 hours one way)! Ugh. The good side of the return trip was that I was able to meet the next renters. Nice people! One of our party may contact you for a future gathering for their family. Again, we enjoyed out stay and hope to visit in the near future.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/3

                   
                  Winter wkends & holidays - $800/night, wknights $400/night - weekly Fri - Fri - $3750, midwk4  $1.5KSpring-Summer-Fall weekends & Holidays $400/night, weeknights $200/night, weekly Sat-Sat $1750 all inclusive
                  
                  $250 cleaning fee on all stays, 9% VT Occupancy Tax on rent and cleaning fee, $250 security deposit
                  
                  All scenarios are possible - we will work with you - discounts for repeat renters!
                  
                  Weddings require a surcharge - please call for explanation.Rental Fees – Friday, Saturday and Holiday Nights are $800 per night, Sunday through Thursday nights are $400 per night.  Call Matthew Fitzgerald with questions 410-310-6337.
                  
                  Winter Weekend – 2 nights  $2000.00 all inclusive with cleaning fees and VT Occupancy tax
                  (Friday 4 pm to Sunday 10 am) 	
                  
                  Week – 7 nights - $35000, all inclusive
                  (Friday 4 pm to Friday 10 am)	
                  Midweek – 4 nights  $1500
                  (Sunday 4 pm to Thurs 10 am)	
                  MLK Weekend – 3 nights  - $2750.
                  (Friday – Monday)	
                  President’s Weekend – 3 nights  - $2750.
                  (Friday – Monday)	
                  Add a Night  $400/night
                  (Sunday through Thursday)

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 04/03/2014
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                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: We are three families that purchased the 1828 Reunion House in 2002 after having rented it for 3 years. The Thrailkills - the owners before us had owned the house for 39 years and ran an antique shop 'The 1828 House' oout of the barn. We formed a ski club - Trailthrill Ski and Riding Club, affectionately named as a play on the original owners surname. We have been restoring the house since buying it. Every year we make it better! We love to share it with other families who are winter sports entusiasts as we are, or those that just love Vermont. Every year there are several weddings at the house. Please consider getting married at the 1828 Reunion House - it's so romantic, and if you do - send pictures!!

                  Why the Owner Chose Chester:
                  We rented the house for three seasons before making an offer to buy. It's a unique and wonderful place that inspires good times, and where memories are made!! Make some Vermont memories with your family.


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                  Photos

                  • Front exterior of 1828 Farm House in the summer.

                    Front exterior of 1828 Farm House in the summer.

                  • A local artisan made the large dining room table. A round table is next to it.

                    A local artisan made the large dining room table. A round table is next to it.

                  • Living room.

                    Living room.

                  • Playhouse is ready for a snowman!

                    Playhouse is ready for a snowman!

                  • Entrance to the 1828 Reunion House from side yard.

                    Entrance to the 1828 Reunion House from side yard.

                  • Farmhouse kitchen which is attached to the second kitchen in the lodge

                    Farmhouse kitchen which is attached to the second kitchen in the lodge

                  • Queen bed upstairs

                    Queen bed upstairs

                  • Bride and Groom at the 1828 House!

                    Bride and Groom at the 1828 House!

                  • Bride at the window 1828 Reunion House

                    Bride at the window 1828 Reunion House

                  • 1828 House wedding with bride and groom approaching dance floor.

                    1828 House wedding with bride and groom approaching dance floor.

                  • Meadow, play house and back of 1828 Reunion House.

                    Meadow, play house and back of 1828 Reunion House.

                  • It is always weather for a moment of relaxation on the porch swing!

                    It is always weather for a moment of relaxation on the porch swing!

                  • Beautiful snow at the 1828 Reunion House.

                    Beautiful snow at the 1828 Reunion House.

                  • Dining room looking into the farm house living room.

                    Dining room looking into the farm house living room.

                  • View of the lodge.

                    View of the lodge.

                  • Come play in the little house at the 1828 Reunion House!

                    Come play in the little house at the 1828 Reunion House!

                  • Barn interior with wood and tools.

                    Barn interior with wood and tools.

                  • Second kitchen with handcrafted white birch cabinets and marble countertop.

                    Second kitchen with handcrafted white birch cabinets and marble countertop.

                  • Wedding at night in field at The 1828 Reunion House.

                    Wedding at night in field at The 1828 Reunion House.

                  • Wedding tents at 1828 House

                    Wedding tents at 1828 House

                  • Bride and Groom, WIlliams River at the 1828 Reunion House.

                    Bride and Groom, WIlliams River at the 1828 Reunion House.

                  • Meadow in the summer. Many weddings have been held here.

                    Meadow in the summer. Many weddings have been held here.

                  • A Foosball and Ping Pong table are in the barn ready for play!

                    A Foosball and Ping Pong table are in the barn ready for play!

                  • The front of the barn on route 103.

                    The front of the barn on route 103.

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                  8 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 25

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