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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: 06/18/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chester house 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.

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
              • Seating for 16 people

              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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              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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              Location

              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.

               

              Owner info

              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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              Speaks: spanish

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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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