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Fabulous Views of Stratton! 5 Minutes to the Mountain. Winter Holidays Available

Forest Farms, Winhall, VT, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Spacious Home with 2 Master Bedrooms. Perfect for 2 Families.

Private home on 3 wooded acres in the exclusive Forest Farms neighborhood with spectacular mountain views, and just minutes to Stratton Resort. Living Room, Dining Room, and 2 master bedrooms have glass sliding doors to 55-foot deck across the back of the house, all with unobstructed views of the mountain. Spacious living room has cathedral ceiling, balcony, fireplace, and new, cozy-comfortable furnishings, along with TV, DVD, and stereo. Adjoining dining room is comfortable, with a farm table that expands to seat 12 people comfortably. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops is well equipped. A large family room downstairs has a bumper pool table, TV, DVD, stereo, and games & puzzles -- perfect for kids!

There are 4 bedrooms, which sleep a total of 12. On the main level, there are 2 master bedrooms, each with a king bed, TV, adjoining bath, and glass sliders onto the deck. Both master baths are beautifully appointed with granite counters and tile. Upstairs, there are 2 bunk rooms, each with 4 beds and a shared bathroom that has a granite counter and a spacious shower. One of the bunk rooms has views of the mountain.

Total of 4 baths, 4 cable TVs (with basic cable), 2 DVDs, 2 stereos, WiFi, BBQ, washer, and dryer. Easy access and parking.

Sheets, linens, pillows, blankets, and towels are included, so the house is comfortable and ready for you when you arrive. There are also many kitchen amenities and supplies included.

No pets. No smoking.

Standard holiday rate $800 per night, but special rates available for Thanksgiving and non-holiday weekends.


Jan Schaefer

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Dec 31, 2017
About Jan Schaefer

My husband and I love the outdoors, and we're involved in many sports. Vermont is very special to us, and we love skiing there on most winter weekends. In the summer, we're often sailing or spending time on the water with other sports. We are very grateful for our health and the ability to enjoy life, savoring every day!

Jan Schaefer purchased this House in 2000

Why Jan Schaefer chose Forest Farms

This property is very special, nestled in a wooded area with wonderful views of the mountain. We visit our house, "Mainstay," on many winter weekends and other times of the year. It's comfortable and offers a tranquil get-away. Since we use the house as our winter home, it is not a typical rental property. We've spent considerable time and money to improve the house and furnishing so we can enjoy it now and for many years to come. We hope our guests will love Mainstay as much as we do -- and care for the home in the same way they might care for their own home.

What makes this House unique

The views are spectacular from almost every room in the house. Looking at Stratton first thing in the morning is such a treat. And, at night in the winter, you can see the lights of the snow cats on the mountain. We've also seen an occasional fox (and once a moose) in the backyard. Yet, the access to the house is easy with a flat and spacious driveway...and it's just 3 miles from the mountain. What a treat to be in a fabulous, exclusive neighborhood, yet so close to Stratton.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        4 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 4
        4 bunk bed


        • 4 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Easy parking for several cars.
                    • Telephone
                      Local calls only.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of cooking, prep, and serving pieces. There are also plenty of spices and cooking essentials in the cabinets.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining Room table has 2 leaves for expansion. New table and very comfortable chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Pool Table
                                  Bumper pool.
                                • Books
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                  Multiple games.
                                • Music Library
                                  Multiple CDs
                                • DVD Player
                                  2 DVD players
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  2 stereos
                                • Television
                                  4 TVs
                                • Toys
                                  Games and puzzles in game chest downstairs in family room
                                • Video Library
                                  Multiple DVDs for families


                                    • Balcony
                                      55 feet long across back of house
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • shopping
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          2 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Stephanie Morgan

                                                          This warm cozy home has the best view of Stratton mountain we have ever seen! It was perfect for our party. 2. Families. (4 adults. 6 kids). With 2 Masters. And 2 bunk rooms. We all had the space we needed to be only minutes from the mountain. We especially enjoyed the hot tub after our ski day. The tub sits in the perfect location to stare at the mountain and see the snow cats grooming all night! We will definitely rent this property again. Our family had a fabulous experience.

                                                          Outstanding getaway


                                                          An outstanding retreat with plenty of room to spread out.

                                                          Every room is thoughtfully and caringly furnished.

                                                          Stunning views of the mountain.

                                                          We will be back again this year!

                                                          Great value and no surprises.


                                                          Forest Farms, Winhall, VT, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Cleaning fee charged with rental. No booking fees or surcharges to renters, since owner is paying a premium fee to advertise without subjecting renters to additional charges.

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                                                          Property # 633904