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Vermont's 1828 Reunion House - Farmhouse

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Front exterior of 1828 Farm House in the summer.

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Last updated: 11/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Chester farmhouse description

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.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25+ no college student groups....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            First floor is wheelchair accessible, with large bedroom and first floor bathroom....moreless

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23, Beds for 21-23

          • Kennedy: 1 queen

            Queen iron canopy bed w/ a shared private bath...moreless

          • Lincoln Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Antique Queen Canopy & a single bed, first floor access ...moreless

          • Quincy-Adams Bedroom: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            Double and a bunk set w/ shared private bath ...moreless

          • Bush-Bush Bedroom: 4 twin/ single

            2 Bunk sets for small children...moreless

          • Truman Bedroom: 1 queen

            Cozy queen bed located in lodge...moreless

          • Clinton Bedroom: 1 queen

            High rise queen bed w/ antique dresser, located in lodge...moreless

          • Roosevelt Bedroom: 1 queen

            Queen bed in cozy quiet room upstairs in lodge...moreless

          • Pyramid Bedroom: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

            2 bunk sets, bottom-double, top-single, perfect for kids!...moreless

          • This house sleeps 23 people in beds (assuming 2 to a double/queen). Additionally. a sofa bed is living room. All bedding new in the previous five years. All beds are made and ready with linen service sheets. Bring your own sheets for the sofa bed. Most beds have down comforters in the winter. Please visit our web site - for extensive photos of all the bedrooms. Linen service towels. Upstairs lodge bedrooms are cozy yet small. Two bathrooms in lodge and open sink in hallway. Private shared bath in upstairs farmhouse. Downstairs Lincoln bedroom handicap accessible with shared full bath....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • First floor Farmhouse bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Off dining room, commom full bath. Used by Lincoln bedroom...moreless

          • Second floor Lodge bathroom: toilet, shower

            One of two bathrooms upstairs in lodge, also open hall sink...moreless

          • Second floor Farmhouse bathroom: toilet, shower

            Shared by two bedrooms in upstairs farmhouse...moreless

          • Second floor Lodge bathroom: toilet, shower

            Two bathrooms on second floor lodge and an open hall sink...moreless

          • There are four full baths in the house, and two hot water heaters with over 120 gallons of hot water. 2 bathrooms on the second floor of the lodge are back to back- twin bathrooms with stall showers. Twin sinks are in the Lodge hallway for washing up or brushing teeth. A full bath with stall shower on 2nd floor farmhouse. A full handicap accessible bath on first floor of farmhouse. The house and lodge are two different sections of the same house, which have two separate upstairs areas....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The Vermont 1828 Reunion House, a place where memories are made, is an historic farmhouse and lodge connected together as one large house perfect for families, friends and reunions. The ambiance is friendly and welcoming and the house exudes a cozy charm. We love our house and hope that you too find it to be a very special place. Please take good care as many of the items are old and irreplaceable. Please come for a visit, we are sure that you will return year after year. Come visit the green mountains and reunited with friends at the 1828 House!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Yes dining room had antique books and lodge has current novels and kids books....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Yes...moreless

              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                Barn has a pong pong table and foos ball table!...moreless

              • Games:

                Yes, tons in the dining room buffet and closets, cards, scrabble, monopoly, we have it all!...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Ping Pong Table

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Library
              • Nude Beach
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

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

              • River
              • Waterfront:

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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Large handmade dining table seats up to 18 with an additional round table that seats 5. Plenty of room for conversation and fun. Second dining area in lodge, seats 10....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 18 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Two fireplaces. Lodge fireplace sets a lovely place for conversation....moreless

              • 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

              • Internet:

                Yes, code is written on wall in kitchen doorway....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                The house has a linen service and all beds (except bunks) are made when you arrive. Towels are also supplied....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Lodge living room has 3 leather couches, farmhouse living room 2 couches.Lodge-great room also has separate dining area....moreless

              • Parking:

                Plenty of room. Groundskeeper plows....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

              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

                Land line...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Yes, linen service. If you plan on swimming bring large beach towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Yes....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                There is a wonderfully big fireplace in the lodge great room and another fireplace in the House's living room. Plenty of well seasoned fire wood is in the barn. ...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Catering Available:

                Caterers are in the local area. Delicious Events have been catered at the house. ...moreless

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • 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

              • Dishwasher:

                Two dishwashers in each of the two kitchens....moreless

              • Freezer:

                Top of refrigerators, in the winter use the front porch!, ...moreless

              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet's kitchen, fully equipped, Wolfe gas six burner stove and oven,, iron skillets, a wealth of utensils. A 2 kitchen with electric range & double ovens, microwave. 2 dishwashers, plenty of china and serving dishes. ...moreless

              • Kitchenette
              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave:

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

              • Oven:

                Wolfe oven , perfect for baking. ...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                There are two refrigerators - one in the main kitchen and the other in the lodge -Great Room....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Extra equipment in barn upstairs. Use what you want and return please....moreless

              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Williams River located next to house for sunbathing, dipping and swimming in summer....moreless

                   

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                  2 night min stay
                  $400 $800
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,250

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Cleaning $250 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  Winter wkends & holidays - $800/night, wknights $400/night - weekly Fri - Fri - $3750, midwk4 $1.5K

                  Spring-Summer-Fall weekends & Holidays $400/night, weeknights $200/night, weekly Sat-Sat $1750 all inclusive

                  All scenarios are possible - we will work with you - discounts for repeat renters!

                  Weddings require a surcharge - please call for explanation.


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


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                  Location

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                  Numerous ski areas are close by including Okemo (6 miles to base lodge), Killington (25 miles), Bromley, Ascutney, Stratton and Suicide Six in Woodstock. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are popular. During the summer months, hiking, golfing, rock climbing and various water sports can be found on the nearby lakes (Echo and Pauline) and on Lake Champlain in Burlington (1.5 hours), summer festivals abound. Manchester is a short ride away (35 minutes), as is Stowe home to Mt. Mansfield. An ambitious traveler can venture to Montreal, Canada for an invigorating day trip. Please visit our web site for more information.

                  Other Activities: Vermont country stores and villages abound

                  Ski: We are six miles south of Okemo's base lodge, approximately 30 miles south of Killington and Pico and approximately 25 miles north of Stratton and Bromely.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About: Owned by two brothers and a very close friend, the Vermont 1828 Reunion House is a dream come true. In the winter months we all snowboard and ski at Okemo and in the summer we hike the green mountains. In between we rent the house to those that appreciate good times with family and friends. The house is historic and was built in 1828. We purchased it from a lovely family who sold English Antiques in the red barn attached to the house. The house is perfect for large dinners in the dining room and cozy conversations in front of the roaring fire in the lodge. There are eight bedrooms to accommodate all of your friends and we have had many many fine times throughout the years. We travel from Maryland and New Jersey and the New York and Washington areas to come together and we have a genuine love for delicious food, fine beverages and sharing stories. ALl of our children learned to ski and enjoy the winter sports together and we have become one large group of fun loving folks. The house is friendly, cozy and filled with interesting antiques, books, games, and items that we have added to improve the house over the twelve years that we have owned the house. We cherish and take great care to preserve the charm of this one of a kind home. Every fall and spring we come together as a group to paint, clean and make positive improvements. We even created a sledding trail on the back hill. The ten acres of woods, meadow and hills also includes a small pond. And the beauty of the Williams River located next to the house is a beautiful spot in any season.

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

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  The property has much to offer - woods, meadows, the Williams River and Smokeshire Road for hiking. The River is great for swimming in the summer. The house is centrally located with Woodstock, Grafton, Weston (Vermont's Country Store), Chester & Ludlow just a short car ride away. There are many beautiful waterfalls in the area.


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                  Photos

                  • 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.

                    Beautiful snow at the 1828 Reunion House.

                  • 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.

                  • Farmhouse living room right off the dining room.

                    Farmhouse living room right off the dining 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

                  • The Kennedy bedroom with a queen bed upstairs in the farmhouse.

                    The Kennedy bedroom with a queen bed upstairs in the farmhouse.

                  • Bride and Groom walking from the forest toward the field at The 1828 House!

                    Bride and Groom walking from the forest toward the field at The 1828 House!

                  • Bride at the historic1828 Reunion House

                    Bride at the historic1828 Reunion House

                  • The meadow in the summer. Many weddings have been held at the 1828 House.

                    The meadow in the summer. Many weddings have been held at the 1828 House.

                  • Snow, snow, snow, but a swing on the front porch is always fun!

                    Snow, snow, snow, but a swing on the front porch is always fun!

                  • The front of the barn on route 103.

                    The front of the barn on route 103.

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

                    Meadow, play house and back of 1828 Reunion House.

                  • Dining room looking into the farm house living room.

                    Dining room looking into the farm house living room.

                  • The  rustic charm of the lodge with a big roaring fireplace eases one to relax!

                    The rustic charm of the lodge with a big roaring fireplace eases one to relax!

                  • 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 counter top.

                    Second kitchen with handcrafted white birch cabinets and marble counter top.

                  • Weddings are very popular at  The 1828 Reunion House. Ten acres of land!

                    Weddings are very popular at The 1828 Reunion House. Ten acres of land!

                  • 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.

                  • 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!

                  • Back view of the 1828

                    Back view of the 1828

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                  8 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
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