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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont

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Early Morning Winter at Dusk Chandler House Chandler House Craftsbury Common Fall Foliage Queen Bed King Bed with Fireplace Queen Bed with Fireplace Queen Bed with Sitting Area Christmas in Craftsbury Kitchen Table The Table is Set Winter Sleigh Ride Snowfall at Night Looking across the Common on a Winter Night Craftsbury Nordic Trails The White Clapboard Village on a Winter's Day

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Last updated: 03/19/2014
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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

  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Guest House

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

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

              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

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: shower, toilet

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 5: combination tub/shower, toilet

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: combination tub/shower, toilet

                Double Sinks...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • 5 Bathrooms, 3 newly renovated.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster

              Amenities

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

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

                  • Toys
                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

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

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Outdoor Dining...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  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

                  • Mountain View
                  • Village
                  • Monument View
                  • Rural

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

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

                      Other Activities

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

                          Reviews

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                          • Family gathering in rural Vermont

                            Family gathering in rural Vermont

                            • Guest Fiona (Rhode Island, USA)
                            • Date of stay 03/28/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/07/14
                            This house is amazing! Located in a picturesque village in the northeastern Vermont it is definitely remote but perfect for a family gathering. As with other comments, the kitchen is small but we took care of that by each taking turns cooking. We loved our evenings around the dinner table playing cards. There was plenty of room for ten with the big bedrooms and private bathrooms. It was very clean and well stocked, lots of towels! We had planned to snowshoe and snow board but it was rainy although we were surrounded by snow. So we ate our way though the area..beer tasting at 2 breweries (including the brewery at the Von Trapp Lodge in Stowe), cheese tasting at Cabot and ice cream at the Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory. John, the owner, was very helpful and easy to work with. We definitely hope to be back!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Great house in a fantastic location

                            Great house in a fantastic location

                            • Guest Linnea M. (Waterville, ME)
                            • Date of stay 02/06/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/08/14
                            Given the lack of accommodation for groups in Craftsbury, we were so excited to find this house. It's a beautiful house, just minutes from the Outdoor Center. So nice to be able to cook for ourselves and relax right on the Common.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • A warm and comfortable get-away

                            A warm and comfortable get-away

                            • Guest nordic ski enthusiasts (Portland, ME)
                            • Date of stay 11/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/02/13
                            We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in the lovely Chandler House. It is just minutes from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, one of the top cross country ski centers in the northeast. The rooms are large and well appointed. There is a comfortable common room. The kitchen is well equipped and efficient enough to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for 8. It is large enough for good size group but still cozy and inviting. We hope to stay there again next year.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • A Wonderful Family Vacation Place

                            A Wonderful Family Vacation Place

                            • Guest Art & Dee H. (Katy, TX)
                            • Date of stay 07/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/28/13
                            We hosted our family of 9 this year on our annual VT vacation. Chandler House is a very well cared for house with old world charm. It's very clean and the beds are comfortable, plus a bathroom for each bedroom. The photos speak for themselves and what you see is what you get. You won't be disappointed. The area scenery and recreational opportunities are amazing. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center rents mountain bikes and has bike trails for all skill levels. Caspian lake is 15 minutes away. We biked, swam, boated, rode the Stowe ski lifts up and alpine slides down, played cards at night and one persistent family member put together a 1,000-piece puzzle over several nights. Thanks to John (the owner) and Janet (the caretaker) for taking good care of us during our stay. What a great vacation!!! YOLO - Chandler House and Craftsbury Common should be on your bucket list.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Outstanding rental in Craftsbury Common

                            Outstanding rental in Craftsbury Common

                            • Guest traveler (USA)
                            • Date of stay 05/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/31/13
                            This is a beautiful home, well equipped to house 10 of all ages. View from the patio is spectacular, comfortable beds, within easy walking distance of library, Sterling College, and trails. Although we were there in the spring, it is truly a home for all seasons.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

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

                          • Great Place!

                            Great Place!

                            • Guest H (New Mexico)
                            • Date of stay 07/07/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/18/12
                            This place is wonderful. It'll stay in my heart forever. Very comfortable, super clean, spacious, everything perfect. The photos are all accurate. Couldn't believe our luck! Perfect location, very quiet. We loved absolutely everything about this place.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • A place to restore the passion and joy

                            A place to restore the passion and joy

                            • Guest Franca (Westchester,New York)
                            • Date of stay 05/31/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/24/12
                            The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable creating a real homey feel. Our clan spent precious moments playing board games(provided with the house) with the kids when we were not taking long walks, spending time at the library (the staff there were so welcoming and friendly!). We enjoyed speaking to the friendly people at the art/cofee house across the way and to the locals selling their products at the farmers market. A trip to the general store for lunch was a treat for the kids as was fishing at near by Paige Pond. The countryside is amazing for long bike rides as one of our clan took advantage of. This place allows oneself to step back and take the opportunity to reconfirm what is truly important. The house and setting is truly a gem!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Perfect

                            Perfect

                            • Guest Paul (Dedham,MA)
                            • Date of stay 08/08/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/10/12
                            My family rented this house with my sister and her family. We had 2 young children and 2 teenagers. The house worked out great for everyone and the owners were very accommodating. There is a lot to do in Craftsbury and the surrounding area and the house was central to everything we wanted. Besides having the Common right out our front door, the library was two houses over and a small bookstore/coffee shop was across the Common. There was also plays put on at the library and Sterling college the weekend we were there. The kitchen is a little small but the rest of the house more than makes up for it. The bedrooms were large and comfortable and the bathrooms were well done and clean. We are looking forward to coming back!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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

                          • Great time during the holidays

                            Great time during the holidays

                            • Guest Ruth R. (Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania)
                            • Date of stay 12/24/10
                            • Review Submitted 08/07/11
                            We had a lovely time in Chandler house. We stayed during the Christmas vacation and enjoyed the snow-covered hills and vistas, cross-country skiing at the nearby Craftsbury Outdoor Center, alpine skiing at Jay Peak and Stowe, restaurants and just hanging out in the house. One especially fun day involved cross-country skiing on the commons. Not too distant is the Willey’s general store – which is worth a visit just for its incredible size and variety of items despite an unassuming storefront. Nearby is Mill Village Pottery, with potter Lynn Flory, who has many unique pieces including an invaluable rice cooker. The kitchen, while small, is incredibly well-equipped. Each room was well-appointed and had a distinctive character. The place was very clean and well-maintained and also offered considerably storage for ski equipment. We would definitely return, possibly for a summer trip to experience the non-winter activities in the area.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Sue-Vermont

                            Sue-Vermont

                            • Guest Sue (Vermont)
                            • Date of stay 03/25/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/26/11
                            Chandler House offers the ideal getaway, tucked along the bucolic Common Of Craftsbury for quietude, yet a stone's throw from the seasonal activities such as nordic touring at the Cratbury Outdoor Center or swimmingiat nearbyllake Caspian.Our small group of women had "fled the homefronts" for a weekend escape. After kilometers of perfectly groomed nordic skiing the wood fires back at the "Inn" were a welcome pleasure to kickback and watch the snowflakes fall. The well-equipped kitchen maximized its petite square footage, such that the cook could throw the meal together while sharing appetizers and stories with the rest of the crew at the adjoining large dining table. Bedrooms were spacious enough to accomodate sitting areas so privacy could easily be snatched up. Chandler House sits midway along the historic commons, lined with quintessential white house with green shutters to one side and the environmental Sterling College to the other;the past and the future seeminglessly merging.Sipping a glass of wine, watching the late winter sun vanish and leave an almost dreamlike sepia-toned landscape in its wake, a tethered llama walks by with its handler....all is calm, all is rejuvenated once again....

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Early Spring Special
                          Mar 10 - May 1, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $289 $299
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,645
                          Late Spring
                          May 2 - Jun 19, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $299 $309
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,750
                          Summer
                          Jun 20 - Sep 21, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $319 $339
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,820
                          Peak Fall Foliage
                          Sep 22 - Oct 12, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $329 $349
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,834
                          Late Fall Special
                          Oct 13 - Dec 4, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $289 $299
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,645
                          Winter Season '13/14
                          Dec 5 - Mar 1, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $319 $339
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,820
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $345 $349
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,890

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 9%

                          Notes:

                          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: 03/19/2014
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                          Location

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                          • Nearest Airport: Burlington International at 35 Miles
                           

                          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.


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                          Speaks: english, french, spanish

                           

                          Photos

                          • 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

                          • Craftsbury Nordic Trails

                            Craftsbury Nordic Trails

                          • 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

                          • The White Clapboard Village on a Winter's Day

                            The White Clapboard Village on a Winter's Day

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                          Date last modified - Saturday, April 05, 2014

                          $289 - $349 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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