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Classic Vermont Farmhouse - Gorgeous Views and Privacy

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,096 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 living areas, gardens, mountain views on 21 acres

Located in Vermont's beautiful Northeast Kingdom, our circa 1850 farmhouse is an oasis of hand-hewn charm and modern comfort high above the noise and worries of everyday life. Except for a nearby sugar house, we're the only place on a secluded dirt road and are surrounded by over 21 acres of fields & forest, peace & quiet (the nearest neighbor is over 1/2 mile away). However, the road is maintained year-round and the farmstead is only 1.2 miles from Vermont Route 14-- giving easy access to all the Northeast Kingdom has to offer.

The Wells Farmstead is truly a four-season paradise. Spring brings maple syrup from the sugar house just out back, along with apple blossoms and lilac festivals. In summertime, there are nearby lakes for recreation, sculling in Craftsbury, trails for hiking, farmer's markets in nearby villages and hunting for antiques. The fall is ripe with gorgeous colors, apples and wood smoke during crisp evenings. In winter, the Craftsbury Nordic Center offers renowned cross country trails, while downhill skiers will find Stowe, Smuggler's Notch, Jay Peak, Burke, Sugarbush or Mad River Glen from 45 to 90 minutes from the farm!

If you are interested in food and craft brewing, you'll find Hill Farmstead Brewery, Jasper Hill Farm, Pete's Greens and Hardwick ('the town that food saved') just minutes away.

For rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation, no matter the season, come home to Wells Farmstead in Craftsbury, Vermont!

More Details

Owner
John F. Guerra
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2017

Amenities

Craftsbury Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2096 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Jericho, VT USA
5

Guaranteed as advertised

  • 5 of 5

The Wells Farmstead is just as advertised and we just had a wonderful winter weekend to celebrate a birthday and get away from it all. The fabulous VT farmhouse is very respectfully restored and has all of the comforts of home. No cell service for sure, but the internet and satellite TV will keep you as connected as you want to be. So many places to explore in the trails around the house you never need to leave, but the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is not to be missed especially if you are a nordic enthusiast. The beautiful sleigh beds were so comfortable, and the kitchen was stocked with all of the basics you need to support some great family meals. We would HIGHLY recommend this listing and are already talking about returning next winter.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 nights at the farm - snowed nonstop! The old farm house is very well equipped - everything you could need including a welcome basket filled with goodies. The kitchen is the hub of the house - it has utensils, food staples, and plenty of seating. All of this made the vacation relaxing and enjoyable.

Several things to consider in winter - Craftsbury is a sleepy place; this is not the place for you if you are looking for apres-ski night life, shops and restaurants, etc. Also, the farm is located about 1/2 mile up a dirt road that is plowed quite infrequently. Twice we had to leave our car at the bottom of the hill and walk up to the house. Our other vehicle with 4 WD and fancy snow tires saved the day!

We snowshoed about 3 miles each day, breaking trail around the place just to have it snowed over again the next day. We built a snowfort up at the top of the hill and had a great snowball fight. If you love winter, relaxing and VT, you'll love this place

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne: We want to thank you for your lovely review of our Wells Farmstead! We are so glad to know you and your family had a fun stay-- and glad to know you had a good vehicle in addition to the snowshoes!! Thanks again and please think of us when you next come to the Northeast Kingdom. John and Jay
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Boston, MA
5

Beautiful, secluded farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We went to Craftsbury for a September wedding and loved our stay in this updated, immaculate farmhouse. The decor is lovely, the kitchen is large and welcoming, there is plenty of living space in addition to the many bedrooms & bathrooms, but the views are what put this house in a whole other league. The kitchen has a wall of windows looking onto gorgeous flower and vegetable gardens, and a lovely lawn complete with a row of Adirondack chairs facing the stunning, wide-open mountain views. Breathtaking! I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone who came to enjoy a visit to the Northeast Kingdom.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank you so much for your lovely review of the Wells Farmstead farmhouse. It is a place we cherish very much. We would love to have you visit again. All the best from our family to your family.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Farmhouse. It's warm, welcoming (a big basket of Vermont goodies was left for us on the kitchen table, including homemade maple syrup) and in a gorgeous setting surrounded by fields, forest and apple trees. There is a grill, a firepit, a lawn to play croquet on and it's located at the end of a road on a hill (it's easy to let your kids out the door to play). Pete's Greens and the General Store and the Coop in Hardwick are stocked with great bread, produce and cheeses. There are plenty of wonderful day trips--Stowe, St. Johnsbury, Crystal Lake, Glover, Lake Willoughby, Newport--just be prepared to drive. Internet was a bit wonky until we reset the router. Phone service in general isn't great in the Northeast Kingdom, which I personally like, except for my utter reliance on GPS. But really, we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Farmhouse. Thanks for your nice review-- and for re-setting the router. All the best to you and your family.
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5

Beautiful quiet country get away

  • 5 of 5

This is our second summer staying at the Wells Place Farmstead. It was an absolute pleasure. The house is so well and thoughtfully stocked that we feel very at home and comfortable. Our two kids have endless fun playing outside in the yard, spotting turkey and deer in the nearby Fields. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Wells Farmstead to anyone looking for a beautiful country vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Milford, Connecticut
5

Rural VT Farm- a true winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a very cold, sub zero night. The house was warm and inviting. Walking into the kitchen and seeing the farm table and basket of local goodies was like coming home to a place reminiscent of the best rural version of "grandma's house" we could imagine. The kitchen had everything we needed for the fun meals we had planned. The morning views of the surrounding meadows and woods from the coffee nook were so delightful- binoculars included! Two sinks in the kitchen were a complete joy with all 6 of us enjoying simultaneous meal prep and cooking- no one was left out of the action! The 4 bedrooms were delightfully decorated and we were warm at night with the temps dropping to -20's. No frozen pipes and plenty of warm water in the 2 full bathrooms each of generous size with well positioned hooks, shelves and drying racks. We enjoyed the nearby Craftsbury Outdoor Center with it's excellent XC ski facility and perfectly groomed trails. We very much appreciated the washer and dryer coming home pretty wet after XC skiing. The house was stocked with all the games we could want along with cozy seating areas to enjoy reading or conversation. Plenty of room in this house which is decorated in a fun, colorful and tasteful way. We ended up using the handy tool box as we needed a screwdriver to tighten up loose battery wires - (2 dead car batteries one morning) but we were able to avoid waiting for triple A and get on our way for a second day of XC skiing. We all want to return next year!

The wireless internet was not working.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy, We wanted to thank you for your wonderful review of our Wells Farmstead. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and want to return. Our apologies for the non-functioning internet, however. We have had sporadic connection issues this winter and, recently, our ISP changed ownership. Service has been inconsistent but seems to be improving. I sincerely expect that all will be well with the internet for your next visit. Thanks again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington (BTV)
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
VT Route 14
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Craftsbury Nordic Center
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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