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Serenity Awaits In New Shaker Style Home Where In/Outdoors Meet As One!

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

New 2012. 3200sqft On 10acres, 3 Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath, Sleeps 13, Beaver Pond

Newly finished in 2012. 12 rooms provide mixture of open and intimate space. Experience illumination as warming rays arise over beaver pond to cascade through the Living Room Window Wall to the heart of the home. Charming Knotty Pine Cathedral Ceiling rises 27' above thereby linking upstairs bedrooms (2) and balcony with primary living area. Soapstone, Hickory & Stone Tile country kitchen appeal meets state of the art, energy saver appliances. Master Suite includes Queen Bed and Cathedral Bath complete with custom tiled 2 person Jacuzzi features 16 jets and light therapy. Plus the custom tiled 4x5' shower and floor complemented by the oak and stone vanity make you feel at home. Quiet all day sunny Study is set apart. Sealed gas fireplace adds ambiance and warmth. Solid Shaker Panel wood doors allow stylish access to all rooms. Ample storage with 2 full walk in closets. Recessed sitting/reading area on balcony. Rec Room in walk out basement with 10' ceilings complete with 8' Slate Billiard Table, 12' Red Oak Rec Room Bar, and Canopy. WIFI. Phone service with free nationwide calling in 48 contiguous states. DirecTV on 46' L.E.D. flatscreen with DVD player and connections for Computer (Living Room) and 42" flatscreen behind Rec Room Bar. Food Network Cooking Pans provide excellent meal preparation. Expansive rear deck overlooking pond provides wildlife viewing by day (beaver, moose, bear, deer, fox, ducks, geese, great blue heron and more). Lovely manicured lawn, gardens, stonewalls & campfire ring. Handmade quilts adorn beds. Small library available along with personal DVD collection and games. PETS WELCOME with owner permission. NO SMOKING FACILITY & GROUNDS.


Owner
Ted & Betsy Newcomb
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Ted & Betsy Newcomb

Betsy and I lived in and loved the Mount Snow Valley and its people for 10 years prior to our move south as a pastoral family. We knew this would be the location of our future retirement home where our grown family and all our friends could comfortably gather to renew relationships and build new found community. As the sign says in the living room, 'Friends are the family you find along the way.' We hope you'll discover such warmth in this place.

Betsy and I are Massachusetts natives (Amherst & Braintree respectively). We met at college at the University of Massachusetts, setting our eyes on the future. Married one week after graduating, I then continued with my graduate degree in the area of Pastoral Ministry within a progressive denomination. Betsy's field has been greenhouse management. We take a rather pragmatic view of life, raising 3 kids to love the simple pleasures and to revel in the out of doors. It is one of the reasons our hearts leaped when we discovered the property only 11 miles from where we once lived. We knew it was the right place for our future home. And in 2010, construction got underway to fulfill a very big dream that we've long shared.

Ted & Betsy Newcomb purchased this house in 1993

Why Ted & Betsy Newcomb chose Mt. Snow

As previously noted, we are outdoor people who love the environment and revel in the unique beauty of all the changing seasons. Each has a character uniquely its own. The wetland behind the house is an active ecosystem that enthralls visitors. Between activity in the pond, the interplay of color and shadows, floral beauty, a very dark night sky where the Milky Way band leaps out at you, and easy access to the two incredible mountains and their amenities just around the corner along with all the lakes and trails for outdoor enthusiasts, this is about as good as it gets in our mind's eye!

What makes this house unique

When preparing to build, we fell in love with a special design. It melded Betsy's dream of a Country Farm House with a lovely front porch with my vision of a hybrid Colonial. While we employed skilled framers and other trades people do what they do best, we (along with family and so many friends) have labored countless hours to finish interior and exterior to our liking. It has taken two years to get to this point often working just 1-1/2 days per week save for vacation time, but slowly the dream has been realized. Now we are pleased to share it with you!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Serenity Awaits In New Shaker Style Home Where In/Outdoors Meet As One!
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
5

Wonderful, peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year my family has stayed at this gorgeous home. Ted and Betsey could not be more meticulous or lovelier hosts. We skied, enjoyed the fire, cooked family meals and felt like we were at home. The location just does not get better to ski at Mt. Snow. It is so close, yet perfectly far away. (And being north of the mountain is so convenient as most of the ski traffic heads south when the mountain closes). We had 15" of snow in two days and Roy, the gentleman that plows the driveway, was always reliable! The home can sleep so many people but it feels so cozy. We head back to NYC with more memories! Thank you, Ted & Bestey.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to welcome back our many repeat guests and your weekend is locked in again for 2017. Looking forward to your return and so glad you enjoyed. Many blessings!
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5

An amazing property to have a get away!

  • 5 of 5

Ted and Betsy keep their home immaculate. They are communicative with you leading up to your stay and letting you know any new updates that may be going on with the home or even in their community. We enjoy the house decor and Christmas decorations every year! Feels just like home!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You folks make our hearts glad! Wait until you see next year!!! :) In the meantime, other lovely seasons await. Thank you for your kindness and care. :)
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5

Five-Star Stay in Vermont

  • 5 of 5

We rented the beautiful home of Ted and Betsy Newcomb in Vermont and we had a wonderful time! There were six adults and four dogs and we ALL had an outstanding time. Ted is wonderful to rent from - kind, involved, responsive --- a great guy. The house is FABULOUS and the land is GREAT! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marie. We appreciate the care all of you showed our property and very much look forward to your future rental opportunities!
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5

The perfect house for a VT retreat

  • 5 of 5

I used the word retreat because that's what if feels like. You're in the midst of the natural wonder and beauty of the Vermont mountains and this house just fits in perfectly with that theme. This is our second rental on Homeaway and our favorite so far.

The property is extremely well cared for and landscaped. The inside is everything you see in the pictures but also very clean. That's our highest priority with any rental and this house exceeded expectations.

Most importantly though, the owner really cares about this home and wants you to enjoy your stay in the area as much as possible. It was obvious when we sent one email asking for a recommendation and received an immediate response with all kinds of helpful links and suggestions. Above and beyond!!

The other house we considered in the area was a house near Manchester, VT. Looking back, we're so glad we chose to stay here. The house is perfect, but the location also can't be beat. It's very close to everything you need but also far enough away to still feel tranquil. The traffic on VT 100 was practically non-existent (granted it must get busier in ski season) so driving around locally was a piece of cake. And the drive to places like Manchester and Bennington was so beautiful and majestic that getting there and back was half the fun.

We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It pleases us to know that guests experience the same joy and tranquility we share when staying at the property. Thank you for this wonderful review.
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5

gorgeous house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is spectacular and so well landscaped. I may just have to return for a trip to Mt. Snow as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great information given from the owner. Everything you need to know and quick reply. The owners provides additional information on what was going on in the area as well. Pictures do not do justice to this home. It's absolutely wonderful. So relaxing. I would recommend this home to anyone amd everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a relaxing time and that the info provided was most helpful. We hope you'll find your way back to enjoy southern VT hospitality. Blessings!
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Map

Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
The Saloon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mount Snow Country Club
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Brattleboro
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
I-91
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Dover Forge Restaurant
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mount Snow
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Raponda, Wilmington
Car: recommended

Four season, outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Just 3 miles north of Mount Snow's north entrance (no traffic). Stratton is only 11 miles NW. Very fine restaurants (Dover Forge) and pubs (Valley View Saloon) in West Dover & Wilmington await your discovery. Somerset Reservoir (the largest body of impounded water within VT) is nearby...a total wilderness experience on 11 mile lake. Kayakers...don't miss! Challenging golf courses with grand vistas at Haystack, Mount Snow and Stratton. Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe at Timber Creek or create your own trails in our adjacent National Forest. Appalachian Trail just 5 miles away. Foliage in the region is unparallelled generally from the final week of September through the 2nd week of October. Relax, Re-create, Reflect!

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Rates & Availability

Wardsboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Apr 11 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
 
 
Summer 2017
May 22 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$265
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall Foliage 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$330
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Oct 24 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Dec 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2017/18
Dec 14 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$460
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$420
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning $130
VT "NO WASTE" INITIATIVE $30
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until payment received to confirm.
eChecks (Direct Deposit) are Preferable; Credit Cards are Accepted.
Payment can be made through this site.
Cancellation Before 21 Days of scheduled rental will result in a full refund less a 2.5% transaction fee.
Cancellation within 21 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 50% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.
Cancellation within 7 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 80% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.

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Amenities

Wardsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2p whirlpool, tiled shower & flr, oak vanity, cathedral
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor; Deep Soaking Tub
    Bathroom 3: Powder Room - toilet , By 1st flr entrance & houses separate laundry room.
  • The Cathedral Knotty Pine Ceiling Master Bathroom features a tiled 4'x5' shower, 2 person whirlpool with 16 jets and light therapy, with a handsome deep oak vanity and inviting palladium window. Stone tile surrounds the whirlpool and covers the floor and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2: Bunk Room 2nd flr - 1 double , 5 twin/ single , 6 bunks in this room; 2 lg. closets; sleeps 7; room for cots
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , On 1st Floor with Master Bath & walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Folding Screen for privacy; 2nd Floor; Sleeps 4; Walk In
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A couple of moose ambled through the Beaver Pond in late Sept. 2012. You'll see a picture on our site to prove it. We've also been entertained by the beaver population in the pond. And a local black bear and cub have made their way along the back side of the house on their way to the pond. Can you say tranquility? To sit out back on the deck some 15' above the yard and feel the peace...priceless! Hike in nearby woods. Behold the expanse of the Milky Way in the dark Night Sky. Have ease of access to Mount Snow from the 'traffic lite' north side just 3 miles away. Enjoy the best that Vermont woodlands has to offer. For on site massage, contract with Marci Himelson with Mount Snow Massage (802) 464-5602. For on site sitters, contract with Deerfield Valley Sitters (802) 490-4729.

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