About the property
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)
Beautifully restored 200-year-old farmhouse in the Waitsfield Common Historic District. Features original pine floors, beamed ceilings, restored woodwork, a vintage fully functioning Glenwood gas stove, sturdy characterful antiques and modern amenities. It's charming, quiet, warm, and cozy.
Located minutes from Waitsfield in a rural meadow location on one of the most beautiful roads in the world - treasured for walking and biking. There are enchanting perennial gardens, an organic vegetable garden, an old apple orchard in the back, and great views of the mountains across the meadow.
A short drive to top ski resorts; minutes to the quaint historic town of Waitsfield well-known for its craft shops, antique stores, terrific restaurants and cozy coffee shops; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing out the back door.
Also a lovely rental for wedding parties and guests; just minutes away from the Skinner Barn and the Round Barn, favorite wedding venues in the valley.
This home is an extraordinary place for a quiet retreat or home base for the wide range of activities the Mad River Valley offers in all seasons.
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- May 14, 2018
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Nice place. Would stay again.
Wonderful - a vacation in another time
The kind of place that inspires you to tackle that nineteenth century novel you've always meant to write. Beautifully, thoughtfully restored cottage, nestled in a slice of Vermont heaven. Deb is a warm, kind host who's provided every amenity; every nook and corner is a delight. Check out the little graveyard in the common across the country lane, and see the number of Revolutionary War veterans laid to rest there. Minutes from Waitsfield, but centuries away from all cares. Highly, highly recommended.
Fall Stay in Mad River Valley
We stayed at this cottage in September for a wedding held at the Skinner Barn - which is very close! The cottage is absolutely lovely, and I swear the pictures do not do it justice. It is beautifully restored, and had everything we needed. We are a family of four with a 3yo and 4yo, and grandma stayed with us as well - so 5 total. It was very comfortable. I will say that you can hear anything in the house from any room, and it was a little hard to put the kids to bed because they could spy on us through the ornate heating grate in the floor, but that too was a really fun experience for them. The kitchen was cozy as was the dining/living area, and every spot was great to hang out in. The beds were comfortable, as was the bathroom. We didn't really use the tv except to play a kids dvd - which worked fine. We had some questions as to how to replace a burned out bulb and the owners were quick to return our call. Very clean, very well maintained - the property was beautiful. The town itself was beautifully quaint, as was the surrounding area. I would return here in a heartbeat, and highly recommend this cottage - especially if you appreciate history.
This was a great house. We stayed there Labor Day weekend while in town for my sons bike race. It was a beautiful house with a great yard. The kitchen was well equipped. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely be back!
A wonderful escape!
The below review (Peter from Toronto) pretty much says it all. For our small family (one 10 yr old son) this place was a perfect way of letting our son taste a small sample of life during simpler times. Loved the wavy historically correct panel glass windows, the wide plank original floors (slightly unlevel adding to ambiance), and the beautifully restored cast iron oven/stove. The small TV got PBS only which was great for us, but not much of a draw for our son -- perfect!! We found ourselves putting away the electronics and playing board games at night. Woke early in the morning and fried eggs/pancakes on the old gas stove that you light with a match. Don't get me wrong, most modern conveniences are there: wifi, plenty of heat, hot shower, etc.. And if you need anything more, just knock on the adjacent door and the owner is eager to assist. The only minor misses that would preclude us from returning with additional family and friends were the lack of a second bathroom ... and maybe a dishwasher. It was, however, perfect for our small family and we plan to return whenever we visit this region to ski Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. Also, don't miss the nearby outdoor public ice skating rink that our son absolutely loved. ~Brian & Kristeen
Beautifully restored farmhouse
My wife and 2 teens stayed here this January while skiing. As it turns out the skiing was less than great but our little farmhouse but the trip worthwhile. It provided all the necessary amenities except a modern TV, which we seldom watch anyways but some may miss. A very well equipped kitchen for those that like to cook. One of the beds is a little soft but our flyweight daughter didn't seem to mind. Deb, the owner, lives on site and terrifically knowledgeable. Enough space to spread out in, where everyone can find their own corner. Would not hesitate to return and very highly recommended!
This house is uniquely located in a historic district and close to both the Skinner Barn (walking distance) and the Round Barn -- favorite venues for weddings in the valley. The Mad River Valley also features diverse recreational opportunities, excellent dining, antique and craft stores, book shop and movie theatre.
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Additional information about rental rates
There are higher rates for holiday weeks. Please email us for Christmas and Presidents week rates. thanks!