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Beloved family home near Dartmouth College.

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Innisfree is a fifth generation family home with five bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. We have two queen bedrooms, two with twin beds and one with a double bed. Two of the upstairs bedrooms have their own in-room sink

We are in close proximity to Dartmouth College and Woodstock, VT.

Innisfree is family friendly with crib (age two or younger) available. We have hi-def tv and wireless internet.

South Strafford is in the CT River valley. It's a great place to bike, hike or relax and enjoy the view.

Beth Emmerick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Beth Emmerick

Innisfree is owned by a group of trustees. I am the managing trustee and live in the house next door.

Why Beth Emmerick chose Vermont

Innisfree was purchased by my grandmother over 70 years ago. Family members have been enjoying the property ever since. It is spacious, comfortable and perfect for group/family gatherings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at Beth's home, our bed was super comfortable, the room was really beautiful, and the house is very nice. Beth and mike are very friendly, although we barely saw them while we were there since we were out wandering in the parks. The area is perfect, about an hour away from all the places we visited. This place is perfect for a vacation home. There is everything you need, and all you have to bring with you is food and beverage. I totally recommend staying here. :)
Oct 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beloved family home near Dartmouth College.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 9 reviews

Big House! Big Heart! It's Grandmas House's

  • 5 of 5

Did you ever get to or want to go to Grandma's house for holidays? Did you get to have a sleepover with your cousins? Have you ever seen homemade pies lined up on the window sill? Have you played croquet on front lawn with a backdrop of crimson and golden Vermont maple lined hillsides?

We did all of this and more in this great big beautiful, comfortable, fully furnished attention to detail home. Beth is definitely a credit to her family for keeping this property in great condition. It's roomy and comfortable, fresh and clean and well stocked for wide range of interests as well as needs. Perfect for cooking and entertaining a large family gathering - we had beautiful Thanksgiving sit down dinner for twenty-two. Books and board games galore for adults and children. Television set-up entertained and provided easy access for viewing baseball playoffs, Thursday and Sunday football. Wifi kept us connected to cyber space since for text and internet since Strafford has no cell service - only landline.

The bedrooms are beautifully and tastefully decorated. Our granddaughters ages 12-4 loved them!! We are so very grateful to Beth for her warmth and hospitality. We will return.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vermont College Girlfriend Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, roomy, had a great view, was very well stocked with dishes, food items, condiments. The owner thought of everything - games, puzzles, umbrellas, extra jackets and the list goes on and on. Was the perfect location for a college girl friends annual reunion. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to hang out and relax. Great view.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice relaxing getaway location with a great mountain view!

  • 5 of 5

Our party very much enjoyed staying at this house. It was like a home away from home with all the necessary details well-taken care of. It's a very unique and cozy house with plenty space to relax in quietude and also enjoy the company of others in the open kitchen/family spaces. Although our stay was only for 2 nights, we would have loved to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Charming place, friendly hosts

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend stay here when we visited to attend a local wedding. There is lots of space, it's clean and well maintained, the beds are comfy, there's a nice big table to gather around, there are plenty of pots and pans, there's a porch with a view out over the lovely Vermont countryside, and it's delightfully quiet. Our hosts live next door and couldn't have been nicer. They stocked the fridge with milk, coffee, and orange juice before we arrived, and stopped by to give us a tour when we arrived and asked if we needed anything else. I didn't expect to find wifi in rural Vermont, but there is also wifi and use of the phone (landline) if you need to make calls. South Strafford is a charming small town, and there is a general store just a mile down the road for supplies. I would be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

A home with a soul

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a lovely long weekend at Innisfree. The owners keep this place in beautiful shape and there is a palpable sense of happiness and history about the place, which has been in the family for a long time. There is a beautiful view, the house is charming, the beds are comfortable, and the living space is well-contrived for lounging around, cooking and dining, and enjoying the outdoors. Unlike most rental houses there is lovely glassware and dishes, good cookware, and sharp kitchen knives (oh the dreaded rental home chef's knife that can't cut so much as a potato! Not here...). The kids loved going to nearby (22 min) Lake Fairlee so much we went two days in a row.

The owners live on the property in a separate, detached house. This is in no way a bad thing, as they respect their guests' privacy but are readily available if anything should need attention (which rarely happened as the home was well-appointed). A plate of cookies and a set of goodie bags awaited the 4 kids in our party when we arrived: a generous and welcoming touch!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Strafford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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President's Holiday
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75

No smoking. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Strafford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 1/2 baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

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