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Historic Renovated Barn on Gentleman's Farm - Reduced Rates for Spring Skiing!!!

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Barn, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Now the new home of Green Mtn. Falconry! Once the country estate and studio of famed painter and fly fishing enthusiast Ogden Pleissner, Boorn Brook Farm has been restored to its original splendor. Situated on 54 acres of open meadows and old apple orchards with stunning views, Boorn Brook Farm is protected by Lye Brook National Forest, yet within the town limits of Manchester Center.
The French inspired barn, built in 1820 has wide-plank floors, hand-hewn beams, soaring ceilings, stone fireplaces and New England charm. Perfect for a romantic getaway, a country vacation for a small family or a quiet retreat to nature, Boorn Brook Farm is the quintessential Vermont experience!
In the summer, take falconry lessons on site, swim in the spring-fed pond with a beach, play tennis on the private court, hike on the private trails or in the bordering Lye Brook Wilderness, fish in the brook, or simply relax in one of the hammocks. In the winter, skate on the pond, sled on the hill, snowshoe or cross country ski on the back trails, downhill ski or snowboard at nearby Stratton or Bromley Mountains. Return home to build a roaring fire in the stone fireplace, bake some bread in the stone bread oven, play a game of pool, sip some hot chocolate and then watch the sun set behind Equinox Mountain from the hot tub, right outside your master bedroom!
Children and adults alike will also enjoy our farm pets, old Ender the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and our new adorable goats, Pan and Axle!

Keywords: Barn


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The barn is very large, but large groups are not accepted. It is especially set up for small families. One of the rooms has three twin beds....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    The barn is all wood and very old. PLEASE do not smoke in it!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    If you are confidant your pet is housebroken (or crated while you are away), we can discuss....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are several stone steps outside and three steps inside the barn (not including the steps to the children's room)...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Caretaker on premise, 2 Fireplaces, Wireless Internet, Stone Bread Baking Oven...moreless


  • Books:

    old, interesting books in living room shelf...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Beautiful pool table and many old fashioned and modern games. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Plenty of table room to have some guests for dinner!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms are air conditioned. The main room has 25' ceilings, so it is equipped only with fans. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Cozy and warm!...moreless

  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is downstairs in caretaker area. I did not want to ruin the integrity of the 1820's barn by putting them upstairs. Only one flight. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    beautiful stone fireplace...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with utensils...moreless

  • Microwave


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

    Five minutes from Bromley and 15 from Stratton!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis court in front of barn...moreless

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,500 $8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


To book we require a deposit of 50% of the total amount of your stay, with the balance due upon arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
Check availability
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Albany, NY
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Too many to choose!
5 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Home of Green Mountain Falconry (on-site), Hiking (on-site), Tennis (on-site), Basketball (on-site), Fishing (on-site), Wildlife Viewing (on-site), Swimming (on-site), Cross Country Skiing (on-site), snowshoeing (on-site), Sledding (on-site), Badminton (on-site), Tetherball (on-site)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I own the local movie theatre, so your movies are free when you stay on the farm!

Why the Owner Chose Manchester Center, VT, USA:
Because once you get here, you won't want to leave! I wrote down our fantasy list of features I wanted in a property and was stunned to find it all! I wanted a white house with a porch, a red barn, mountain views, meadows, a pond, a brook, sledding hill, stone walls, hiking trails, close to skiing...and all of it in town! Living here is like living in a postcard!

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Boorn Brook Farm is very secluded, yet right in Manchester. This is also my home. I cater to couples and small families. No large groups - don't even ask! I strive to provide a relaxing, peaceful and homey retreat for all of my guests!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Your barn!

    Your barn!

  • barn view from pasture

    barn view from pasture

  • living room

    living room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • children's room sleeps 3 to 4

    children's room sleeps 3 to 4

  • Property Entrance

    Property Entrance

  • one of the wild turkeys who call BBF home!

    one of the wild turkeys who call BBF home!

  • Sleepovers with Ender can be arranged :-)

    Sleepovers with Ender can be arranged :-)

  • courtyard entrance to barn

    courtyard entrance to barn

  • apple orchard in winter

    apple orchard in winter

  • mud room

    mud room

  • fully equipped kitchen

    fully equipped kitchen

  • game room

    game room

  • drive to barn

    drive to barn

  • Elsie the eagle lives here in the summer!

    Elsie the eagle lives here in the summer!

VRBO #100026

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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