About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
4 BR, 3 BA, Farmhouse sleeps 10; w/ Apartment at Viking Nordic rental sleeps 18
The Farmhouse is located at Viking Nordic Center, up a rise on a quiet secondary road less than 5 minutes from the center of Londonderry. The house is surrounded by landscaped grounds including a huge backyard beyond which there is a small pond. A large deck overlooks a 3 acre meadow with the Green Mountains serving as the backdrop. Beyond the meadow Viking Nordic's acclaimed cross country ski trails roll through densely wooded Vermont countryside. Summer visitors have access to the 8 km Inner Trails which lie closer to the house. The house features a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, and an L-shaped living area with a fireplace and French doors opening onto a field stone patio and the backyard. Two of the bedrooms have private baths and a third bathroom is in the upstairs hall. Two of the bedrooms have queen mattresses, one a double, and one has 2 twins and a bunk bed.
If you're looking for a place to sleep more than 10 during the spring/summer/fall rent the 3 bedroom, 2 bath Apartment at Viking Nordic too. The Apartment is in the same structure but has a separate entrance. With the Apartment we can accommodate a total of 18 guests in 7 bedrooms with 5 baths. To ensure privacy during the spring/summer/fall this apartment is only available in conjunction with a Farmhouse rental.
If part of your group is not staying the entire rental period, either joining late or leaving early, the apartment can be rented for fewer days than the Farmhouse rental. There is a minimum rental period of 3 days and only one Apartment rental period is permitted per Farmhouse rental. Please ask for more details and see the Apartment at Viking Nordic listings here on Homeaway. https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4280716
In the winter guests have access to the Nordic center's 39 km of groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Renter's receive complimentary trail passes.
Our Area of Vermont: The famous Vermont Country Store and Weston Playhouse are a 5 minute drive away. Manchester, with lots of outlet and boutique shopping, endless dining options, museums and galleries is an easy 15 minute drive. There are many children's entertainment options from farm tours to Bromley's Fun Zone including an Alpine Slide. Magic Mountain boasts TimberQuest, a tree top ropes course complete with zip lines. In the winter, cross country ski or snowshoe out the door on the groomed trail network or downhill ski or snowboard at Stratton, Okemo, Bromley, or Magic. You will get complimentary skiing at Viking Nordic Center when you stay at the house.
Summer fun in the area: Saturday: West River Farmer's Market 1.5 miles away in Londonderry. Buy local produce, food and craft items.
Nearest Grocery store: Clark's IGA, a little gem less than 2 miles away
Bromley Fun Zone: 8 miles away. Enjoy a full day of fun on the mountain from mini golf to a great alpine slide.
Lowell Lake State Park, 2 miles away by car, one and a half miles if you walk. Lowell lake is great spot for kayaking. Hapgood Pond State Recreation area, 6 miles away has a little beach area and lots of picnic spots.
Hike the Viking Nordic ski trails, or go for a longer walk down a dirt road to Lowell Lake State Park at the base of Magic Mountain.
Manchester: shop and eat to your heart's content. Small locally owned stores or name brand outlet stores, Manchester will keep you busy. Manchester also boasts one of the best independent bookstores in the country. If you are a book lover Northshire Bookstore is not to be missed.
The Vermont Country Store, The Weston Playhouse and The Weston Priory: 6 miles away in Weston.
Fletcher Farms School for Arts and Crafts 14 miles away in Ludlow.
Vermont is home to many summer theater groups, craft fairs, artist retreats, antique shows, horse shows.... just to name a few hundred things you can do when you visit.
Dana McNair, Manager
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- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Without a doubt, Viking Center is my favorite winter getaway in Vermont. This is my second visit and our group enjoyed it even more than the initial stay. The house is roomy, comfortable and perfectly located for a variety of activities.... walk out the door to lovely x-country skiing and snow shoeing, take a run down the road (saw a moose yesterday), take a short drive into Londonderry for a delightful cafe/natural foods deli and nearby yoga, or visit the surrounding towns. The hosts, Dana and Malcolm, are charming, readily available to answer any questions and have taken great care of the house and ski trails. We can't wait to return. Thanks Dana and Malcolm.
Thanks for the lovely review Nanny. We love having you all stay with us! Even Mother Nature kicked in to help make your stay better by giving us an unexpected winter snowfall. I can't tell you how happy I was that you got to ski on good snow. Your visit is always a pleasure. We hope to see you again soon. Dana
Very comfortable farmhouse right on the cross country trails and close to many downhill areas
Although we had little snow for our "ski vacation" we made the most of our stay. The host was very generous with trail use and equipment use even though the center was not open. We enjoyed the spacious, clean, comfortable house and made the most of our time. We explored Lowell Lake State Park and even visited Hildene. We look forward to our next visit to the Viking House.
We rented both the farmhouse and the apartment for three days in August. It was so convenient for us to attend our family reunion being held in Weston, VT.
Everything we needed was right at our fingertips in both the farmhouse and the apartment. The younger people stayed in the farmhouse and the seniors had the apartment, which was perfect. We will definitely come back next year.
Dana was very cooperative and attentive to our needs. Thank you Dana.
Carol and Larry Stewart
The house and location is the best you can ask for. Property Managers were pleasant and accommodating. We will be going back next year and for many years to come!
Great house, beautiful property.
Great, spacious house on a beautiful quiet property. The owners are very reponsive and easy to work with. If you're looking for a quiet getaway in a rustic farmhouse with modern amenities, this is the place for you.
It was really great - neat and comfortable. Great location!
Ski trail was overgrown but we enjoyed hiking in the nearby Appalachian trail and swimming at Hopgood park! House was great - very comfortable!
The house is 1 mile from Londonderry shopping, 20 minutes from Manchester, and 6 miles from Weston. Also 20 minutes from Stratton and Okemo ski areas, 10 minutes from Bromley Mountain and the summer Fun Zone, and 5 minutes from Magic Mtn. The 72 acre property includes 8 km of private trails for summer and fall use and ski passes for each house guest for the 39 km cross country ski and snowshoe trail system during the winter. In the summer and fall, guests can fill their days without ever leaving the house's grounds -- playing in the large yard, walking the ski trails, flying kites in the meadow, or watching the sun set over the Green Mountains from the raised deck in the meadow. And of course, walking, running, or biking over the private trail network. The Appalachian Trail and Long Trail are nearby, Lowell Lake State Park is 1/2 mile away for canoeing, and there many great options for kayaking and fishing. Miles of Vermont back roads are great for long bike rides, runs, or drives. Other Activities: Cross country skiing & snowshoeing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Winter rentals include trail passes to Viking Nordic Center. One pass per occupant for each night staying in the house. Equipment rentals are not included but are available for a fee at the nordic center.