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Elegant Luxurious Retreat with Views for 100 Miles

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Last updated: 03/24/2015
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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 architect-designed home with views over valley and mountains is a unique retreat offering privacy and pampered relaxation in a fantastic setting. Antique-filled rooms include cathedral ceilings, four wood-burning fireplaces, two swimmable spring-fed ponds, hiking and cross-country ski trails, cedar-lined sauna, designer linens, and a well-appointed custom kitchen/dining area. 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 Fall 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


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

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • White bedroom: 1 double

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

  • 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

  • Master: 1 king

    Second Floor southwest, with en suite private bath...moreless

  • Basement: 2 twin/ single

    Bathroom with walk-in shower (across the playroom)...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

  • 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

  • Second floor North: toilet, combination tub/shower

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


  • Books:

    We have an extensive library...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

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

  • Games:

    Board games are in basket in basement on wicker loveseat...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A number of CDS are provided...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Yamaha which plays in both great room and kitchen. The red stereo also plays iphones 4 and 5 with adapter...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

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

  • Video Library:

    AFIs top 100 films are all here and a library of 200 kids titles also...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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

  • Garage:

    Used for recyclables.on far left door Kayaks for summer stored here....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat is at 60 upstairs and at 65 downstairs- turn on fan in reverse to better distribute heat in house in winter...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton, designer white sheets and various designer duvets and Pendleton blankets, Anichini quilts,one fur coverlet, ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    100% Egyptian long-staple cotton ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and automatic - both; milk frother also; Nespresso machine (bring your own capsules)...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

  • Boat:

    Can rent boats at Willoughby and Memphramagog and at Crystal Lakes...moreless

  • Golf:

    Across the street is one course the Barton Golf Club, and a very fine course The orleans Country Club is just 2 miles down the road. Also near are Newport, St Johnsbury courses......moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two new kayaks and paddles...moreless

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

    Sleds provided...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some baby floaties are available. Small life vests as well--use at your own risk though....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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$625 $625
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$3,800 $12,000

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $195
  • Property Damage Protection $69
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Tax Rate 9%


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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, and during ski season vacations, and also try to get up for sugaring late March, or the opening of fishing season in May and 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 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 elegant, filled with 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 in Summer 2015 with our farmhouse (sleeps 8), our converted 1890 family house, The Barn, nearby (sleeps 16) for large reunion events, or coming in late 2015, my brother and sister-in-law's sweet one-room schoolhouse (sleeps 4), 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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