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Charming Converted Horse Barn

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,480 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath . 3+ Acres In A Great Lake Bomoseen Location Near Everything

Lots of Vermont charm in this home! The bedrooms were originally horse stalls and kids just love that magic! Fully stocked kitchen, Franklin stove as well as central heat & a/c.. Large basement contains a ping-pong table + washer and dryer & small fridge. Outdoors, a very large area of mowed grass creates room for lawn games like badminton & even sledding in the winter! Crystal Beach is up the road and the lake marina is great for renting a boat or there is a site for launching your own. Indoors there is a game closet for rainy days.

NOTE:This home is NOT located on the Lake but is nearby :)

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Alison

We bought the home as a weekend retreat.. Our family enjoyed Winter weekends skiing Killington & Pico and Summer at the beach, fishing on the lake, playing badminton and entertaining family friends who came to visit.

Alison purchased this house in 1971

Why Alison chose Bomoseen

It is a one-of-a-kind property and we fell in love with the idea of a horse barn being converted to a residence! It struck us as so reflective of historic Vermont. The property size of 3+ acres also appealed to us as a 'playground' for our boys. We played baseball & badminton in the Summer and went sledding in the Winter and it was a great place to invite friends to visit.

What makes this house unique

Just about everything you need for a vacation is there and you have a choice of so many things to do, either on site or sight-seeing around Vermont. It is also such a comfortable place to 'hang out'. There is a fireplace for cool days, plenty of room to play in the basement or outdoors + there is always Wi-Fi and TV.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our 3-day stay at 'The Barn'. What a wonderful spot in the Vermont woods! The cabin/cottage is adorable from the outside with the beautiful green lot, surrounded by forest. The way the Barn was so meticulously preserved is to be commended, in making it cozy. Comfortable, eclectic place to spend some valuable time. God Bless the owners for sharing this magical place.
Sep 2015
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Bomoseen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large closet w/shelving, hamper & scale
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Larger upstairs BR
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs
  • 2 downstairs & 2 upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Small grocery store is a short drive as are 2 good restaurants - Trak-In & Lakeside Restaurant just north on Route 30(not open in Winter months). Fair Haven is less than 5 miles away with a large grocery store, nice diner(Birdseye) in Castleton, Pond Hill Ranch for horseback-riding is in Castleton, Rutland is about 20 minutes away, Killington Ski area is approx. 40 minutes East on Rte. 4. Crystal Beach is a short drive away. It has a playground, snack bar, grills and picnic pavilion. Lots to do in lots of places!


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Charming Converted Horse Barn
average rating of 4.769231 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed and then some.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Cozy, comfy stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several places in this area over the years, but we loved this one the most! Close to town but far enough away for privacy, perfect size for our needs, and a wonderful, accommodating owner! We believe that we have found our favorite place to stay in the Castleton area!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Cape Cod

So unique ! and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure dealing with Alison, the owner, who helped make our last minute booking a possibility...I wish we could have met her in person ! We found her cottage to be perfect for our mini-escape from a stretch of miserable weather at home to a much warmer and sunny spot ! The "barn" is in a great location on a quiet road close to the lake and several state parks for walking, swimming (yes, it was in the upper 80's in late September !) and all the kayaking one could want on Lake Bomoseen. Quaint and historic Castleton is just a few miles away as is Fairhaven with the larger city of Rutland about 20 minutes away. Make sure you visit Clarendon Gorge...not only is it very interesting but there's also a wonderful swimming hole ( on the other end of Gorge Rd just off of rt 7) to cool off in !

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely spot for a family! The yard was fantastic for the kids to 'camp' and evening fires.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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The Barn is charming and fully equipped for a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Although there were only two of us in the house, with the bathroom off to one end and the kitchen and living space separate from the bedrooms, the layout would be most accommodating to a group. As we prepared for the trip, Alison replied quickly to all if our questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful Privacy!

  • 3 of 5

We totally enjoyed the yard and the fire pit. I would not return due to the stairs leading to second floor. We found them to be quite scary. I was very concerned with my husband going up and down them without support.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Ferry
19.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Trak-In & Lakeside Restaurants on Rte. 30
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Crystal Cove
Car: necessary

Great setting for Fall 'leaf-peeping'. The house is set on 3+ acres within walking distance to Lake Bomoseen. Drive North or South Route 30 for great views. Mountain bike @ Killington, outlet shop in Manchester (45 min.), antique shop, visit Fort Ticonderoga or Middlebury(28 mi.), Shelburne Museum etc.Horse-back riding @ Pond Hill Ranch in Castleton. Winter you can ski locally or go north to Sugarbush or Stowe, ice-fish & skate on the Lake. At the house there are indoor & outdoor games and lots of land to play on. Fair Haven is a short drive for stores and supermarket but there are small grocery stores just a short distance from the house too.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $50
Reservation deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

All payments to be made thru site. No wire transfers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.