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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Craftsbury Common guest house description

Chandler House provides an ideal retreat for families and friends looking to experience the quintessential Vermont experience. The house is set up as your own 'Private Inn,' featuring five bedrooms and five baths in addition to comfortable living, kitchen and dining spaces.

The house is located in postcard-perfect Craftsbury Common, one of the Northeast Kingdom's most photographed villages. The town served, for example, as Alfred Hitchcock's stage set for 'The Trouble with Harry.' Chandler House, in fact, makes several appearances in the film, including the moment when 'Hitch' makes his signature, on-screen cameo.

The Town, founded in 1789, sits atop a plateau surrounded by forest and farmland. Federalist architecture, white clapboard, and the classic church steeple encircle the ideal village green. The town is additionally home to Sterling College, a celebrated four-year institution specializing in environmental education. The Common itself is a hive of activity, farmers markets, summer concerts, soccer camps and town parades. Local artisans abound. Craftsbury Common is sleepy and sophisticated at the same time.

Craftsbury's sits as the southwest gateway to Vermont's Northeast Kindom, an area noted for its abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Warm days and cool nights characterize the area’s summer season. Fall foliage is spectacular throughout the region, and is considered the best in the State. During the wintertime and located within a snow belt, Craftsbury's visuals are those of a Robert Frost poem. Native photographer, John M. Miller, captured the land and its people in his work, whereas the writer, Howard Frank Mosher, has underscored the unique essence of the area in his famous novels 'The Fall of the Year' and 'Where the River Runs North'

Outdoor activities abound in Craftsbury and the region. Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, golf and downhill skiing are all close-by. Adjacent Greensboro is home to Caspian Lake, which is surrounded by summer cottages and estates. The hiking and biking trails around fjord-like Lake Willoughby are spectacular.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center encompasses two smaller lakes in the area, Great and Little Hosmer. The Center offers sculling camps in the summer and some of the most extensive and best-regarded cross-country trail systems in the State. The annual Winter Marathon attracts upwards of 1500 athletes each January who compete and take in the area’s well known hospitality. According to one participant, the terrain has '...a delightful mix of vistas –snow laden balsam firs, silver-gray or red barns, expanses of farm fields, frozen lakes and beaver ponds, white birches against sometimes blue skies, and small beech trees still clinging to their dry golden leaves.”

Keywords: Country House, Federalist Architecture, Village Setting, Family, Friends


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Daily Maid Service


      • Events Allowed
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Primary renter(s) must be a minimum of 24 years old....moreless

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

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

        Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

        Sitting area and ensuite bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

        Sitting area and ensuite bath ...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

        Adjacent bath...moreless

      • King size beds (1) King can be converted to two twins, Queen size Beds (4)...moreless

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower


      • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Double Sinks...moreless

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


      • 5 Bathrooms, 3 newly renovated.

      Other Amenities

          • Daily housekeeping, historic square view, weekend farmers market, weekend outdoor music in the Common...moreless


          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Games
          • Games For Kids
          • Radio
          • Toys


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Waterfalls

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Water Sports
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake
          • Monument View
          • Mountain View
          • Rural
          • Ski In/Ski Out
          • Ski-In:

            Direct from the Common to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center ...moreless

          • Ski-Out:

            Direct from the craftsbury Outdoor Center to the Common...moreless

          • Town
          • Village

          Sports & Adventure Activities

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


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Alarm Clock
          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace:

            Two fireplaces...moreless

          • Firewood
          • Free Local Calls
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided:

            Luxury cotton linens; rental includes daily housekeeping...moreless

          • Living Area
          • Living Room
          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Maps
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Telephone
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Full sized washer and dryer in basement...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            On property WiFi...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (2) Two total...moreless


          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Kitchen:

            Small, well equipped kitchen...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator:

            Additional refrigerator downstairs...moreless

          • Stove
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Barbecue
          • Deck / Patio:

            Outdoor Dining...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Furniture
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Patio
          • Porch Furniture
          • Shed
          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Nordic Skiing at nearby Craftsbury Outdoor Center; limited ski-in/ski-out...moreless

          • Terrace
          • Yard

          Payment Type

          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Included


              Write a review 4.9
              from 18 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Season 14/15
              Dec 5 - Mar 8, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $319 $339
              Fri, Sat
              Early Spring Special
              Mar 9 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $279 $289
              Fri, Sat
              Late Spring 2015
              May 1 - Jun 18, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $289 $299
              Fri, Sat
              Early Summer Special
              Jun 19 - Jul 2, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $299 $309
              Fri, Sat
              Jul 3 - Sep 20, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $319 $329
              Fri, Sat
              Peak Fall Foliage
              Sep 21 - Oct 10, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $329 $339
              Fri, Sat
              Fall 2015
              Oct 12 - Dec 3, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $289 $299
              Fri, Sat
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $339 $349
              Fri, Sat

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Tax Rate 9%


              No smoking or pets, please. 10 person maximum.

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 12/15/2014
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              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Burlington International

              Car: Necessary

              Located in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom including spectacular scenery and Fall foliage; unparalleled outdoor activities, abundant wildlife and local crafts.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2009

              About the owner: As the owners of Chandler House, we feel that Craftsbury Common has a remarkable spirit and sense of place unlike any other that we have visited. One of us is an architect who specializes in the design of resort facilities throughout North America and abroad. The other is an actor and child psychiatrist specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome or PTSD. Craftsbury is a great place to recharge. It unfailingly reminds us what is important in our lives and why we do what we do.

              Why the Owner Chose Craftsbury Common:
              Craftsbury is the perfect Vermont Village: picturesque and unspoiled; an architectural gem and a perfect place to unwind and reflect on what is truly important in life.

              The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
              Outdoor Activity, wildlife and leaf viewing, family gathering, reading, fire-making, relaxation, and time away from cell phones and email.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french, spanish



              • Early Morning

                Early Morning

              • Winter at Dusk

                Winter at Dusk

              • Craftsbury Common

                Craftsbury Common

              • Queen Bed

                Queen Bed

              • Queen Bed with Fireplace

                Queen Bed with Fireplace

              • Christmas in Craftsbury

                Christmas in Craftsbury

              • The Table is Set

                The Table is Set

              • Snowfall at Night

                Snowfall at Night

              • Ensuite Bath

                Ensuite Bath

              • Ensuite Bath

                Ensuite Bath

              • The White Clapboard Village on a Winter's Day

                The White Clapboard Village on a Winter's Day

              • Chandler House

                Chandler House

              • Chandler House

                Chandler House

              • Fall Foliage

                Fall Foliage

              • King Bed with Fireplace

                King Bed with Fireplace

              • Queen Bed with Sitting Area

                Queen Bed with Sitting Area

              • Kitchen Table

                Kitchen Table

              • Winter Sleigh Ride

                Winter Sleigh Ride

              • Looking across the Common on a Winter Night

                Looking across the Common on a Winter Night

              • Ensuite Bath

                Ensuite Bath

              • Craftsbury Nordic Trails

                Craftsbury Nordic Trails

              VRBO #303238

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $279 - $349 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english, french, spanish
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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