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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont

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Last updated: 03/17/2015
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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

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service

Suitability

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double Sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • 5 Bathrooms, 3 newly renovated.

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

Outside

  • 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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from 19 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring Special
Mar 9 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$279 $289
Fri, Sat
$1,680
Late Spring 2015
May 1 - Jun 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$289 $299
Fri, Sat
$1,750
Early Summer Special
Jun 19 - Jul 2, 2015
2 night min stay
$299 $309
Fri, Sat
$1,775
Summer
Jul 3 - Sep 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$319 $329
Fri, Sat
$1,825
Peak Fall Foliage
Sep 21 - Oct 10, 2015
2 night min stay
$329 $339
Fri, Sat
$1,850
Fall 2015
Oct 12 - Dec 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$289 $299
Fri, Sat
$1,775
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$339 $349
Fri, Sat
$1,876

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: 03/17/2015
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Location

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

 

Photos

  • 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

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Date last modified - Saturday, March 28, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Property type
    Guest House
  • Reviews
    19
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/17/2015
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+1 (415) 652-7184 (California, USA)

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