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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Guest House


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Events Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              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: combination tub/shower, toilet


              • Bathroom 3: shower, toilet


              • Bathroom 5: combination tub/shower, toilet


              • Bathroom 4: combination tub/shower, toilet

                Double Sinks...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • 5 Bathrooms, 3 newly renovated.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine:

                Full sized washer and dryer in basement...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Two fireplaces...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                (2) Two total...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking
              • Living Room

              Other Amenities

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


                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • Games


                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

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

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Outdoor Dining...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


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

                  Location & View

                  • Ski-In:

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

                  • Ski-Out:

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

                  • Monument View
                  • Mountain View
                  • Rural
                  • Village


                  • Museums
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Hunting
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Water Sports
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Forests
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Festivals
                  • Snowboarding


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 18 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Early Summer Special
                  Jun 20 - Jul 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $299 $309
                  Fri, Sat
                  Aug 1 - Sep 21, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $319 $339
                  Fri, Sat
                  Peak Fall Foliage
                  Sep 22 - Oct 12, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $329 $339
                  Fri, Sat
                  Late Fall Special
                  Oct 13 - Dec 4, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $269 $279
                  Fri, Sat
                  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
                  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: 07/24/2014
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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: french, spanish, english



                  • Early Morning

                    Early Morning

                  • Chandler House

                    Chandler House

                  • 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

                  • Winter at Dusk

                    Winter at Dusk

                  • 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

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Friday, July 04, 2014

                  $269 - $349 per night (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 07/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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