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Truly Elegant Retreat with Views for 100 Miles

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Barton estate description

On nearly 200 acres, this beautiful home on a mountain ridge with views over the valley and mountain ranges is a comfortable retreat that offers privacy and relaxation in a fantastic setting. Antique-filled rooms include soaring cathedral ceilings, four wood-burning fireplaces, two swimmable spring-fed ponds, cross-country ski and hiking trails, a cedar-lined sauna, designer linens, and a well-appointed kitchen/dining area seating 14 with room for others . Perfect repose for the discerning traveler.

NOTE: The house can be combined for large reunions with the nearby family house, The Barn (VRBO 323023), that sleeps 16, and coming in late 2015, The Schoolhouse, that sleeps 4.


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 8200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage


          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          • Master: 1 king

            Second Floor southwest, with private bath...moreless

          • White bedroom: 1 double

            Second floor, Northwest, shares bath with Yellow room...moreless

          • Basement: 2 bunk bed


          • Second floor twins: 2 twin/ single

            Shares Master bath or half bath second floor...moreless

          • Single Room-East: 1 twin/ single

            Near first floor full bath...moreless

          • Addition-master suite: 1 queen

            Northwest and east; With en suite bath, gas fireplace...moreless

          • Nook- off Yellow Bedroom: 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

            Through door to Yellow Bedroom 2nd floor, sleeps 1.5...moreless

          • First floor Northwest: 1 queen

            With en suite bath; low tub good for older guests...moreless

          • Yellow Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            Shared bath with White bedroom, crib and adjoining rm...moreless

          • Beautiful 400 count linens from Anichini and Garnet Hill, down duvets, Pendleton blankets, cosy flannel covers on comforters on all beds. There are no curtains on windows (there are no neighbors; privacy is total)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master: combination tub/shower, tub

            Jerusalem gold marble vanity, Ann Sacks marble tiling...moreless

          • First floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Kohler fixtures; hand made tiles...moreless

          • Second floor North: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Pale green handmade tiles, Kohler fixtures, Cararra marble...moreless

          • First floor: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Kohler and Porcher fixtures, handmade tiles...moreless

          • Addition, master suite: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Six-foot Kohler tub/ fixtures, marble tile tub surround...moreless

          • Second floor half bath: toilet

            Sink and toilet- opens onto loft area near bedrooms...moreless

          • Basement: shower

            Adjacent to sauna...moreless

          • Sauna

            next to bath...moreless


          • Books:

            We have an extensive library...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Game Room:

            Ping pong, air hockey, in basement...moreless

          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys:

            There are millions of kids toys in basement...moreless

          • Video Library


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


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Golf Course Front:

            Across the road is Barton Golf Club, 19 holes...moreless

          • Golf Course View
          • Lake View:

            Large and smaller ponds...moreless

          • Lakefront:

            Ponds (2)...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            180 degree views, 100 miles into the west on a clear day...moreless

          • Rural

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Seats 14 with leaves out--plus there is a child's table with 4 little seats and two island stools....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 14 people


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace:

            Three full wood fireplaces and one gas fireplace...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet:


          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine


          • Coffee Maker:

            French press and automatic - both; milk frother also; Nespresso machine...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped to serve 20...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Two dishwashers-stainless...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Custom designed and locally harvested and fabricated maple cabinetry and counters; recycled wood wainscoting...moreless

          • Microwave:


          • Oven:

            Double. Stainless...moreless


          • Bicycles:

            Two plus two kids bikes...moreless

          • Golf:

            Across the street and a very fine course 2 miles down the road...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Two new kayaks and paddles...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Sleds provided...moreless

          Pool / Spa

              • Sauna:

                Full Swedish cedar sauna that accomodates 7 guests...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Standard pricing
                  3 night min stay
                  $600 $600
                  Fri, Sun
                  $3,500 $11,790

                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Event (Wedding, party) $2,500
                  • Cleaning $195
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Tax Rate 9%


                  Rates subject to change until reservations are confirmed

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                  Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Burlington,VT; Montreal, Canada
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Orleans, also Barton; Newport. St, Johnsbury
                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Montpelier, Amtrack
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I -91
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Parker Pie
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Burke Mountain; Jay Peak; Stowe
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Crystal Lake, Barton; Willoughby Lake, Westmore,

                  Car: Necessary

                  This is Vermonters Vermont: the wildest, most pristine part of the state. The land time forgot-- and thats the way we like it. It has more lakes per square mile than anywhere else in the state, and that means more fish, animals, birds, and all kinds of wildlife, moose included. It's the cheese capital of the state--more cheese made per capita that anywhere else. It's a place of dazzling sunsets, sweet-smelling air, and astonishing beauty. The farm-to-table revolution there never needed to happen- people have been treating the earth gently for generations and the local produce and food is delicious and honest. It is a place to leave the cares of the world far, far behind, to dream, to be calm and at peace. It's got a magic that comes dropping slow, and does a body good.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: My husband and I built this house just before the birth of our first child. Her brother came along two years later. We built it well, with the finest materials, to last for our lifetime and theirs. It was big to start with but, well, the exhilaration of our friends who came to stay got my husband a little excited and he 'added on' in true Vermont fashion with a 1000-foot master suite a few years later. We spend every Thanksgiving and Christmas there and all of August, usually, and during ski season vacations, and also try to get up for sugaring late March, or the opening of fishing season in May. Or for garden weekend in June, when we plant and weed our vegetables. In other words, any time we can. Every part of the year is special and beautiful there and maybe, someday soon, we will just be there forever. The dream of Vermont keeps us happy in our urban life.

                  Why the Owner Chose Barton:
                  The house has a special relation with the outdoors- the many large windows make you feel like you are walking into nature at all times, connected to the landscape. It has the MOST spectacular vista, 180 degree views out 80 miles over 3 ranges, and to watch a summer electric storm coming towards you from the west is one of God's great cinematic creations. It doesn't get any more beautiful than this. The inside is both comfy and velegant, filled with cool things collected in our travels, books and music. The sauna after a day in the snow is so healing (makes your muscles feel so pampered and relaxed) and the summer walks on all our miles of trails and swimming, kayaking or fishing in the ponds, a huge trampoline for the kids etc, make for endless fun.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  It's large but cosy; it is opulent but comfortable; it has all you need but a beautifully edited selection of it. It's a very nice house, created to be very livable. Can be combined with family house nearby (sleeps 16) for large reunion events, or coming in late 2015, my brother' s sweet one-room schoolhouse (sleeps 4)m, also down the road.

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                  Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian


                  • Great room with 35 foot chestnut beams

                    Great room with 35 foot chestnut beams

                  • First floor, Northwest bedroom with bath

                    First floor, Northwest bedroom with bath

                  • The Addition-master suite with bath

                    The Addition-master suite with bath

                  • Kitchen faces south and east- beautiful warm morning light

                    Kitchen faces south and east- beautiful warm morning light

                  • TV room and library, with fireplace, southwest

                    TV room and library, with fireplace, southwest

                  • Master bedroom, southwest

                    Master bedroom, southwest

                  • Master bath

                    Master bath

                  • Bath, second floor

                    Bath, second floor

                  • Detail, master bath

                    Detail, master bath

                  • House from southern exposure, raised beds

                    House from southern exposure, raised beds

                  • The hay field, first mowing,  with Shi Tzus

                    The hay field, first mowing, with Shi Tzus

                  • Kitchen, facing East

                    Kitchen, facing East

                  • Great room, with video library shelves and books

                    Great room, with video library shelves and books

                  • Addition suite

                    Addition suite

                  • Second floor, northwest bedroom

                    Second floor, northwest bedroom

                  • Staircase to second floor

                    Staircase to second floor

                  • Master bedroom, southwest

                    Master bedroom, southwest

                  • Yellow Room, second floor northeast

                    Yellow Room, second floor northeast

                  • Loft- good for yoga or reading

                    Loft- good for yoga or reading

                  • View northwest toward the waterfall pond

                    View northwest toward the waterfall pond

                  • Twin Room,  southeast

                    Twin Room, southeast

                  • Big Pond seen from the house

                    Big Pond seen from the house

                  • House viewed from Big Pond

                    House viewed from Big Pond

                  VRBO #462587

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                  $600 per night (USD)

                  8 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 16

                  View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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