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Porch with dining table and Adirondack chairs


Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large porch with mountain and pasture views

Our charming 1830’s farmhouse is situated on 50 acres of open fields, wild apple trees and maple sugar orchards, and along a dirt road. The house is easy driving distance to Middlebury College's Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton, as well as the towns of Brandon and Middlebury.

The home has three bedrooms, one and one-half bathrooms, galley kitchen with pantry, dining room and living room. All freshly painted, with new electrical and plumbing throughout. Relax on the large porch with Adirondack chairs and breathtaking views of the Green Mountains. A flock of seven sheep graze on the pastures. There are lovely walking trails, and a campfire and picnic area in the fields surrounding the farmhouse. The Long Trail and Moosalamoo Area of the Green Mountain National Forest provides excellent hiking opportunities. Easy access to quiet boating is available on Silver Lake and Sugar Hill Reservoir.

Bedrooms: One downstairs bedroom with a queen bed, second upstairs room with a double bed, and a third upstairs bedroom with two twin beds. Accommodates 6 people. All linens are provided.

Bathrooms: Full bath downstairs and half-bath upstairs – towels provided

Kitchen: Fully equipped galley kitchen with pantry and all cooking and eating utensils. Large refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, double sink, coffee maker, toaster and microwave.

Living Room: Cozy seating area with braided rugs, comfortable couch, armchair, rocking chair and wood stove. Small TV and DVD player.

Dining Room: Antique table with seating for up to 6 people

Porch: Southerly views of the Green Mountains and Taconics with Adirondack chairs and dining area

Extras: Gas grill and fireplace for outdoor cooking. Picnic area, and campfire in the upper apple orchard with unbelievable views.

Heat: Home is heated with a wood stove – wood is provided and stored in the attached barn.

Sheep: Our flock of seven sheep graze on the two pastures during the summer months. Caution - there is electric wire on the interior of the fence. The sheep are self sufficient, but we do check on them several times a week.

Farmhouse is available for Rental from April 15 - November 30. Closed during the winter months.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Stairs on to porch Steep staircase to second floor...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bright and cheery bedrooms, good lighting, charming furnishings.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    First floor bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    2nd floor half bathroom, convenient to upstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Stocked with soap and shampoo, hair drier, towels

Other Amenities

  • I would be glad to give a references for caterers, chefs, babysitters and housekeepers....moreless


  • Books:

    Large assortment of books ...moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    It also has a large porch with Adirondack chairs and breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and the Taconics....moreless

  • Rural:

    Located off a quiet dirt road and surrounded by open pastures, maple and apple trees....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large antique dining room table with plenty of seating, side table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    AT&T cell phone service works the best in this location...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    wood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and glassware to serve six people. Plus serving dishes and bowls. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Galley Kitchen with pantry...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Assorted pantry items provided, such as coffee, tea, spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    one mountain bike , bring your own helmet...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Porch with Adirondack chairs Dining table and chairs for six...moreless

  • Golf:

    Neshobe Golf Course (18 holes) - 6 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$975 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rent: $975 per week or $200/night (three night minimum)

VT Rooms and Meals Tax: 9%, no tax if farmhouse is rented for over 30 days.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Center Street Bar - Brandon
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Champlain Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Neshobe Golf Course - Brandon
20 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 73
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Café Provence - Brandon
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Middlebury Snow Bowl - Ripton/Hancock
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Branbury State Park - Lake Dunmore

Car: Necessary

The farmhouse is only 6.5 miles from Brandon’s village center where you can enjoy its many shops, restaurants and galleries, 19 miles from Middlebury, 8 miles from Middlebury College’s Breadloaf Campus, and one and half miles from Blueberry Hill Inn. The property is located within the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area – offering endless walking, hiking and mountain biking trails. Swim or kayak at nearby Silver Lake or Sugar Hill Reservoir and fish in the local trout streams or small lakes. Visit Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore for excellent beach, swimming and boating. This is the location of several triathalons each summer.

Great Restaurants in Brandon (Cafe Provence) and in Middlebury (Storm Cafe and American Flatbread)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We use the farmhouse on weekends, it is only a short distance away from our home in Brandon. Our business is Visual Learning Systems, where we produce educational science videos and teacher's guides, etextbooks and online video subscriptions for K-12 classrooms and teachers.

Why the Owner Chose Goshen, VT, USA:
We purchased this hilltop farm as a weekend getaway, and for the beautiful pastures where our sheep graze during the spring, summer and fall. There are also many wild apple trees - and every fall we make cider from these delicious, tart apples. In the spring, we tap the maple trees and make enough syrup for our family and friends.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is one of the few remaining farms with open fields in Goshen. The land is situated next to the Green Mountain National Forest which provides endless possibilities of outdoor recreation, including biking, xc skiing, hiking, swimming, boating, birding and fishing. Great location for those attending Bread Loaf School of English.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Porch with dining table and Adirondack chairs

    Porch with dining table and Adirondack chairs

  • view of house from field behind the house

    view of house from field behind the house

  • Comfortable living room with wood stove

    Comfortable living room with wood stove

  • Queen size bed downstairs

    Queen size bed downstairs

  • kitchen pantry

    kitchen pantry

  • Seating area in upstairs nook

    Seating area in upstairs nook

  • Upstairs bedroom with double bed

    Upstairs bedroom with double bed

  • rear view of house

    rear view of house

  • Late Fall

    Late Fall

  • Ben and Dulce

    Ben and Dulce

  • March day in Goshen

    March day in Goshen

  • view of house from Carlisle Hill Road

    view of house from Carlisle Hill Road

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining Room - seating for six

    Dining Room - seating for six

  • Galley kitchen with new stove and fridge

    Galley kitchen with new stove and fridge

  • Full bathroom downstairs

    Full bathroom downstairs

  • Upstairs twin beds

    Upstairs twin beds

  • apple trees in springtime

    apple trees in springtime

  • Beautiful wool - ready for shearing!

    Beautiful wool - ready for shearing!

  • Herding the sheep

    Herding the sheep

  • Waiting for grain

    Waiting for grain

VRBO #462232

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, May 12, 2017

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