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Luxurious Barn Retreat, Sleeps 16, on 200 Breathtaking Acres

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Last updated: 08/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Barton house description

Quiet rural beauty on nearly 200 private acres with magnificent views and fall foliage, hiking, swimming and canoeing, kayaking in private 17-acre pond, cross country trails, nearby Burke or Jay for downhill skiing, nearby Craftsbury for Nordic, between Crystal and Willoughby Lakes, antique shops, riding, biking, skating, curling, and fishing on the Brownington, Clyde, the Black, the Willoughby, and Barton rivers.

Our 1895 barn is a lovely, warm, very special place that our family cherishes, made for entertaining and relaxing, with three huge fireplaces with firewood provided (stacked under high-drive), 8 bedrooms that sleep 16, 4 baths, huge dining room table, gourmet kitchen with 2 dishwashers and 2 sinks, double ovens, antique furniture throughout, cathedral ceilings, cable and flat screen TV, and lots of room for spreading out after a long day of hiking, canoeing, or skiing. One of the very finest luxury homes in beautiful Northeast Kingdom. Perfect for large family gatherings!

Keywords: house, barn, elegant retreat, private property,

Property Type

  • House
  • 10000 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

              • Queen -West corner

                Two dressers, mirror, nighttable, chair...moreless

              • Double-East Corner

                Dresser, two night tables, rocker, quilt stand...moreless

              • Queen First Floor/private bath

                Dresser, bookcase, two night tables, chair...moreless

              • KING East- room for additional bed/cot

                Dresser, night tables, rocker...moreless

              • KING West with Fireplace: 1 king

                Victorian dresser, settee, nightstand, rocking chair...moreless

              • Queen EAST-Victorian

                Dresser with mirror, night tables, rocker, chest...moreless

              • Queen WEST

                Matching tiger maple suite (2dressers, vanity, rocker,bench)...moreless

              • Queen-First Floor: 1 queen

                Packnplay crib in closet/dresser, desk, chair, night tables...moreless

              • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1), Baby Crib (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1-First floor


              • Bathroom 3/ Second Floor


              • Bathroom 4-Second Floor


              • Bathroom 2-First Floor (en suite)


              • All are full baths with tub/shower, hardwood floors, Kohler fixtures, Carrara marble sink tops White Egyptian cotton luxury hotel towels provided. Fine hotel 100% cotton linens...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Maple cabinets, with maplewood countertops and island; all handmade locally, and new stainless steel appliances, coffeemaker, toaster, electric kettle, professional mixer...moreless

              • Dining:

                Custom-made maple 12-foot table seats 16-20 in the Great Room. A second antique oak kitchen table seats 8-10 Additional tables in Great room can be used.... ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We leave spices and basics in the cabinet and fridge...moreless

              • Oven:

                TWO new stainless-steel double ovens, stacked...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Full kitchen kit (for large groups)...moreless


              • Air Conditioning:

                Fans are provided in each bedroom and in the Great Room. Ceiling fans in the Loft can be used on warm days. Except for a few nights a year, it is breezy and cool....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                White, all cotton, 400 count sheets from the same source as a famous hotel (the very good mattresses come from there also!) ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                There are two on the first floor: kitchen and Great Room. (We request you do not use the second floor (bedroom) fireplace)....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Immense comfortable room with ample seating for many guests, grouped around fireplace, TV, and gaming tables ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Please park with nose FACING the house. Room for 7 cars this way. Or else park lower on entry road...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                White, all Egyptian cotton towels from the same source as a famous hotel...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Seasoned wood is provided; stacked outside under the barn's Hi-Drive...moreless

              • Heating:

                Oil; Boiler and hotwater heater are located on the basement floor...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                New; in closet near kitchen...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                New; in closet near kitchen...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • I mentioned above (under grill as there didn't seem another place) that we have a large firepit near the ponds, where an outdoor bonfire for roasting marshmellows and gazing at stars is a favorite family pastime! We have a trail around the Big Pond through the woods that we walk daily in summer and ski daily in winter- great exercise and lovely to be in the woods. If you want to bring horses, we can recommend a nearby stable to board at. We can recommend local massage therapists, cooks, and will provide all guests with a 'cool things to do' sheet on the area, from hiking, fishing, lovely drives to waterfalls, museums, and sources of great food, farms, and much more. There are lots of wonderful things to explore!...moreless


                  • Books:

                    A bookcase in Great Room offers varied reading; a selection of children's picture books are also provided...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Trunk in Great Room contains many board games and puzzles, a chess board is always out...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    In Great room under TCV; also in loft with monitor...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    A selection of kids' toys have been provided...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television


                  • Telephone:

                    With national toll free dialing...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Cross country ski trail circles the pond; nearest to Burke Mountain for all downhill ski needs, Jay also a nearby option. Craftsbury Outdoor Center for Nordic is also 20 minutes away....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large outdoor lawn on pond side (east of house) with adirondack chairs and other seating for 6, and foldable lawn chairs for 6 more and large picnic table that seats 14....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Nearby Orleans Golf Club offers excellent course; Barton Golf course (down the road) offers 'farmer discounts!'...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber kettle grill Firepit for bonfires (beside Little Pond) with stone seating around....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We share 2 boats at the family pond with guests. Dock and boathouse on the property...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Rentals at Crystal/ Willoughby and Memphramagog Lakes are available...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Northwest outdoor seating area for cocktails ....and sunsets...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Closest courts are at Lake Region High School- call first...moreless


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

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Out 80 miles over mountain ranges- a view to delight...moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Two lovely ponds out the window...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Country dirt road, peaceful...moreless

                  • Water View


                  • Cinemas
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 12 traveler reviews
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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $3,500 $12,000
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                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning $195
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Tax Rate 9%

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                  Last updated: 08/12/2014
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                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Burlington,VT; Montreal, Canada
                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I -91
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Crystal Lake, Barton
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Willoughvale Inn
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Burke Mountain
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Barton Golf Club; Orleans Golf Club
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Parsons Corner or Willoughvale Inn

                  Car: Necessary

                  'ice fishing,' ' dog sledding,' ' ice climbing,' ' corn mazes', curling


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1964

                  About the owner: We are a family of 7 brothers and sisters (plus assorted spouses or significant others, 14 offspring, lots of cousins, in-laws and friends) who live variously in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles but who call Vermont home. We are lawyers, publishers, hotel decorators, science editors, art directors, video filmmakers turned property managers, architects. This is the place we come to be together, to celebrate holidays, to enjoy nature in all the wonderful ways it is still pristine in our part of Vermont. The house was a 1900 barn, with all the old beams, that used to be home to 300 cows and as children we lived in the white farmhouse alongside and jumped from the haylofts. We decided as the family grew to renovate the barn as a home we could ll fit into and with my sister as architect, brother as contractor, another sister as director of fixtures and the rest as assistants, and our talented neighbors are carpenters, electricians and masons, we did that back in 1990.

                  Why the Owner Chose Barton:
                  Our parents were both educators and they had friends who were professors who had summer/ family houses nearby and we came first to visit and fell in love with the place. Then, when my father won a large teaching prize one year, our parents decided to use that money to 'buy the farm,' a decision that was inspired, if a little mad) then and that we and our children thank them for now.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The private pond is pretty spectacular—in summer it is heaven on earth to canoe, swim, and sail on. Two smaller ponds offer iceskating and swimming as well. In winter we can skate there. Around the pond we have a trail that circles it through the woods that is great for walks, for cross country skiis, berry picking, nature exploring and horseback riding. A stone circle stands by the small ponds for bonfires and marshmellow roasting.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, spanish


                  • The Barn- south facade

                    The Barn- south facade

                  • The Barn seen from the Little Pond

                    The Barn seen from the Little Pond

                  • The Big Pond at dusk

                    The Big Pond at dusk

                  • KItchen with service for 40,  2 sinks, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers

                    KItchen with service for 40, 2 sinks, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers

                  • Kitchen, all locally made and sourced from maple and cherrywood.

                    Kitchen, all locally made and sourced from maple and cherrywood.

                  • Living room, with fireplace, TV, gaming tables, two seating areas

                    Living room, with fireplace, TV, gaming tables, two seating areas

                  • Loft reading area with  star telescope

                    Loft reading area with star telescope

                  • Red bedroom detail

                    Red bedroom detail

                  • Bedroom 5-West--Queen

                    Bedroom 5-West--Queen

                  • Southeast second floor bedroom-double

                    Southeast second floor bedroom-double

                  • Bedroom 1. First floor southwest, with ensuite bath

                    Bedroom 1. First floor southwest, with ensuite bath

                  • The 200-year- old barn across- under renovation as an open space for 2014 fun!

                    The 200-year- old barn across- under renovation as an open space for 2014 fun!

                  • The Barn- east facade

                    The Barn- east facade

                  • Westward from the upper field

                    Westward from the upper field

                  • Two ponds beside the house... and the island

                    Two ponds beside the house... and the island

                  • Kitchen bench; baskets for berrypicking and picnics

                    Kitchen bench; baskets for berrypicking and picnics

                  • Kitchen; dining table seats 8

                    Kitchen; dining table seats 8

                  • Dining table for 20; adjacent to living room;  ceiling up to loft

                    Dining table for 20; adjacent to living room; ceiling up to loft

                  • Second floor Red bedroom; king bed

                    Second floor Red bedroom; king bed

                  • King bedroom, north east

                    King bedroom, north east

                  • Southwest  bedroom, queen

                    Southwest bedroom, queen

                  • East middle bedroom, queen

                    East middle bedroom, queen

                  • First floor bedroom, double

                    First floor bedroom, double

                  • The Barn from the road,  late summer-first signs of autumn

                    The Barn from the road, late summer-first signs of autumn

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Monday, May 05, 2014

                  $600 per night (USD)

                  8 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 16

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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