Chandler House: Quintessential Vermont(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Guest House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
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
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Guest House
- Guest House
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 4 1/2 Bathrooms, 3 1/2 newly renovated.
- Books For Adults
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Water Sports
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Local Calls
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch Furniture
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 - Mar 5, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
No smoking or pets, please. 10 person maximum.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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Winter at Dusk
Queen Bed with Fireplace
Christmas in Craftsbury
The Table is Set
Snowfall at Night
The White Clapboard Village on a Winter's Day
King Bed with Fireplace
Queen Bed with Sitting Area
Winter Sleigh Ride
Looking across the Common on a Winter Night
Craftsbury Nordic Trails
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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