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Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Guest House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

Chandler House provides an ideal retreat for families and friends looking to experience the quintessential Vermont experience. The house is set up as your own 'Private Inn,' featuring four bedrooms and four and one half baths in addition new country kitchen and dining space, as well as a comfortable living room.

The house is located in postcard-perfect Craftsbury Common, one of the Northeast Kingdom's most photographed villages. The town served, for example, as Alfred Hitchcock's stage set for 'The Trouble with Harry.' Chandler House, in fact, makes several appearances in the film, including the moment when 'Hitch' makes his signature, on-screen cameo.

The Town, founded in 1789, sits atop a plateau surrounded by forest and farmland. Federalist architecture, white clapboard, and the classic church steeple encircle the ideal village green. The town is additionally home to Sterling College, a celebrated four-year institution specializing in environmental education. The Common itself is a hive of activity, farmers markets, summer concerts, soccer camps and town parades. Local artisans abound. Craftsbury Common is sleepy and sophisticated at the same time.

Craftsbury's sits as the southwest gateway to Vermont's Northeast Kindom, an area noted for its abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Warm days and cool nights characterize the area’s summer season. Fall foliage is spectacular throughout the region, and is considered the best in the State. During the wintertime and located within a snow belt, Craftsbury's visuals are those of a Robert Frost poem. Native photographer, John M. Miller, captured the land and its people in his work, whereas the writer, Howard Frank Mosher, has underscored the unique essence of the area in his famous novels 'The Fall of the Year' and 'Where the River Runs North'

Outdoor activities abound in Craftsbury and the region. Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, golf and downhill skiing are all close-by. Adjacent Greensboro is home to Caspian Lake, which is surrounded by summer cottages and estates. The hiking and biking trails around fjord-like Lake Willoughby are spectacular.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center encompasses two smaller lakes in the area, Great and Little Hosmer. The Center offers sculling camps in the summer and some of the most extensive and best-regarded cross-country trail systems in the State. The annual Winter Marathon attracts upwards of 1500 athletes each January who compete and take in the area’s well known hospitality. According to one participant, the terrain has '...a delightful mix of vistas –snow laden balsam firs, silver-gray or red barns, expanses of farm fields, frozen lakes and beaver ponds, white birches against sometimes blue skies, and small beech trees still clinging to their dry golden leaves.”

Keywords: Country House, Federalist Architecture, Village Setting, Family, Friends
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter(s) must be a minimum of 24 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Fireplace, sitting area and ensuite bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Sitting area and ensuite bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sitting area and ensuite bath ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) King can be converted to two twins, Queen size Beds (4)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double Sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet


  • 4 1/2 Bathrooms, 3 1/2 newly renovated.

Other Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping available, historic square view, weekend farmers market, weekend outdoor music in the Common...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski In/Ski Out
  • Ski-In:

    Direct from the Common to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center ...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Direct from the craftsbury Outdoor Center to the Common...moreless

  • Town
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury cotton linens; rental includes daily housekeeping...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized washer and dryer in basement...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    On property WiFi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Two total...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Large, well equipped country kitchen with dining space for 10...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-zero refrigeration with an additional refrigerator downstairs...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor Dining...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Nordic Skiing at nearby Craftsbury Outdoor Center; limited ski-in/ski-out...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 6 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$299 $329
Fri, Sat
Early Summer Special
Jun 24 - Jul 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$309 $329
Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
Jul 15 - Sep 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$329 $349
Fri, Sat
Peak Fall Foliage
Sep 22 - Oct 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$339 $359
Fri, Sat
Fall Special 2016
Oct 9 - Nov 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$319 $329
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$329 $349
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Late Fall Special
Nov 27 - Dec 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$319 $329
Fri, Sat
Early Winter 2016
Dec 8 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$329 $349
Fri, Sat
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$349 $369
Fri, Sat
Winter Season 2018
Jan 3 - Mar 4, 2018
2 night min stay
$339 $359
Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Spring Special
Mar 5 - May 27, 2018
2 night min stay
$329 $349
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$349 $369
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $350
  • Tax Rate 9%


No smoking or pets, please. 10 person maximum.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Craftsbury Outdoor Ctr, Stowe, Smugg's Jay Peak

Car: Necessary

Located in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom including spectacular scenery and Fall foliage; unparalleled outdoor activities, abundant wildlife and local crafts.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: As the owners of Chandler House, we feel that Craftsbury Common has a remarkable spirit and sense of place unlike any other that we have visited. One of us is an architect who specializes in the design of resort facilities throughout North America and abroad. The other is an actor and child psychiatrist specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome or PTSD. Craftsbury is a great place to recharge. It unfailingly reminds us what is important in our lives and why we do what we do.

Why the Owner Chose Craftsbury Common, Craftsbury, VT, USA:
Craftsbury is the perfect Vermont Village: picturesque and unspoiled; an architectural gem and a perfect place to unwind and reflect on what is truly important in life.

The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
Outdoor Activity, wildlife and leaf viewing, family gathering, reading, fire-making, relaxation, and time away from cell phones and email.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Early Morning

    Early Morning

  • Winter at Dusk

    Winter at Dusk

  • Fall Foliage

    Fall Foliage

  • Craftsbury Nordic Trails

    Craftsbury Nordic Trails

  • Country Kitchen with Dining for up to 10

    Country Kitchen with Dining for up to 10

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Ensuite Bath

    Ensuite Bath

  • Queen Bed with Fireplace

    Queen Bed with Fireplace

  • Snowfall at Night

    Snowfall at Night

  • Chandler House

    Chandler House

  • Chandler House

    Chandler House

  • Craftsbury Common

    Craftsbury Common

  • The White Clapboard Village on a Winter's Day

    The White Clapboard Village on a Winter's Day

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Queen Bed

    Queen Bed

  • Ensuite Bath

    Ensuite Bath

  • King Bed with Fireplace

    King Bed with Fireplace

  • Ensuite Bath

    Ensuite Bath

  • Winter Sleigh Ride on the Common

    Winter Sleigh Ride on the Common

VRBO #303238

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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