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Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views

(25 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Retreat to the warmth, comfort, and special beauty of my 3-bedroom newly renovated schoolhouse. The schoolhouse is located in the hamlet of Wolcott, just 25 minutes from Stowe center. It has large windows throughout the house that admit great quantities of sunlight and glorious views. The ground floor is loft-style, each area opening onto the next; colors and textures create a soft yet pleasing sense of spaciousness. The large country kitchen is equipped with a center island for food preparation, a cozy breakfast nook, and a range of appliances to satisfy the needs of even the most discriminating food lovers.

The kitchen opens directly into the dining room, which has a rustic pine farmer's table that sits 8 comfortably, along with a handmade sideboard and an antique chest. Just beyond the dining room area is a charming living room with a new plasma TV and DVD player. Furnishings include one-of-a-kind antiques and contemporary pieces by some of the finest Vermont artisans. There is also a full bathroom with a large, tiled walk in shower.

The second floor has three bedrooms, two with skylights facing the Mount Mansfield range to the west. In the central hallway, there is a day bed with trundle; nearby a small loft providing a magical hideaway for children. There is also a study with a large work desk, wireless internet, and bookshelves. The master bedroom, with its own private balcony, is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or meditation. It also has a separate seating area, a hand-crafted armoire, and small gas stove to provide plenty of warmth on cold days. There is also a second full bathroom with a fine old claw-foot bathtub, as well as a separate laundry/linen room with a new washer and dryer.

In Winter, you can ski(cross-country and downhill), snowboard, snowshoe, or stay indoors to read, write and cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate; in Spring and Summer, you can swim, hike, bike, fish, then come home and enjoy a barbeque on the front deck; in Fall, you can explore the foliage, farmer's markets and the fine food at local restaurants in nearby towns. In short, the schoolhouse offers a glorious retreat from hectic city life.

The property is located on 4.5 acres in Wolcott with superb 360 degree views of farmlands, woodlands, meadows, and the Mount Mansfield range nearby. Wolcott (and the surrounding environs), has become a model for sustainable living, with its state-of-the-art organic farms, artisanal food products, and farmers' markets. The schoolhouse is less than an hour's drive of four superb skiing locations: Stowe, Burke, Smuggler's Notch, and Jay Peak. Stowe is the closest, and is definitely worth paying a visit.

Come to the schoolhouse once, and you will assuredly want to return.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Schoolhouse, Getaway, Retreat, Nature Sanctuary


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome:

    Best-suited for 1-2 children unless older children are willing to sleep on blow-up mattresses....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Both are full bathrooms. The one on the first floor has a large walk-in shower. The one on the second floor has an old-fashioned tub and a very modern shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Front deck with covered wrought-iron table and chairs seats six comfortably and provides gorgeous 360 degree mountain views; Adirondack chairs and table provide additional outdoor seating in flower garden area....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous 360 degree mountain views from the house. Near many lakes for swimming and boating. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Very civilized, yet very rural. Not a world for those who love high-life entertainment....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Ideal landscape for cross-country skiing...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    If you do x-country, you can ski out the door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Have cozy meals in the over-sized country kitchen where a large round table seats six comfortably and a large kitchen island brings everyone into the process of preparing meals. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    This is absolutely not needed, even in the warmest summer days....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Right next to the washing machine. ...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    The one-car garage is available. ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace:

    One upstairs bedroom has its own gas fireplace that works like a charm. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil heating works instantly. The gas stove in the back bedroom does as well....moreless

  • Internet:

    Full internet access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Ample clean linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is a one-car garage as well as a large driveway to accommodate several cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is in the driveway or garage next to the house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Renters are asked to bring their own cell phones for all but local calls. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are plenty of towels provided, including beach towels for warm weather....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A very efficient and economical front load washer and dryer are in the laundry room on the second floor....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    With an abundance of wonderful, organic farms in the area, why not treat yourself to a private gourmet chef as well? There is an amazing organic chef available, should you wish, to prepare meals for you and your guest while you stay at the house. Please inquire about rates and details. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Brand-new electric coffee maker makes 10 cups at a time....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans are hanging right above the 'island.'...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I have beautiful dishware and every utensil a good cook requires. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet and very efficient....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is a beautiful 'farm' kitchen with the best appliances, a large center island for preparing food, and all kinds of dishware and utensils....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand-new microwave for heating and preparing foods....moreless

  • Oven:

    large oven. perfect for baking and broiling. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There is a liberal amount of both open and closed pantry shelves....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The burners are gas; the oven is run by electricity. It's the best of both worlds....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Private balcony off master bedroom...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Vermont area is popular with mountain bikers. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boating and skulling exist in close-by lakes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Several golf courses exist in the area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Extremely popular in the Northeast Kingdom, and a great opportunity to see loons. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Sprawling lawns around the entire house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Both downhill and cross-country skiing at several famous Vermont sites within a half to 45 minutes from the schoolhouse....moreless

  • Tennis:

    A number of courts exist in the area. There is also a well-known summer tennis camp close by....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,515 $5,850

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning Fee $100


Check-in is 3 PM. Checkout by noon.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 02/25/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Greensboro, Vt.
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Waterbury or Montpelier
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Within 6 miles
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stowe, VT, a 25-minute car drive from Wolcott

Car: Necessary

Other activities in the area include canoeing, organic farm tours, farmer's markets, workshops for sustainable living, yoga and pilates classes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a psychotherapist and writer living in New York City and, as much as I can, in Vermont, one of the most beautiful and compelling states in the U.S. I have spent time in Vermont since childhood and grown to love it more and more. The schoolhouse is my second Vermont home and is indeed my sanctuary. My hope, for the time you visit, is that it will be yours as well.

Why the Owner Chose Wolcott, VT, USA:
From the Schoolhouse, you can see extraordinary 360 degrees of mountain views. The house itself is on a country road, which is well maintained all year long. Wolcott is just far enough from towns and cities to feel like real country, yet close enough to all enticements--skiing, swimming, hiking, good food, movies, etc.--to feel truly connected to one's surroundings. The house itself is near the crest of the hill, with large maple trees for shade and an expansive lawn and deck to spend summer days. My caretaker lives across the road, so the house is very well cared for. It is very beautiful, outside and in, spacious, and utterly comfortable.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Vermont is a 'unique benefit' in and of itself. Best of all, the house is a gem and provides the kind of retreat from the pressures of daily life that we all need to restore ourselves and bring equilibrium back into our lives. What's more, it is a haven for children, and when they feel like it, they can ring the original schoolbell on the second floor--a reminder of its original purpose. In fact, one of the reasons I love the house is because it is light and airy and suffused with the light energy of children.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Schoolhouse in Autumn

    Schoolhouse in Autumn

  • Kitchen


  • Breakfast Nook

    Breakfast Nook

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Study


  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Front Deck with Table

    Front Deck with Table

  • Schoolhouse in Spring

    Schoolhouse in Spring

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Front Deck with Barbeque Grill

    Front Deck with Barbeque Grill

  • Private Back Deck

    Private Back Deck

VRBO #232172

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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