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Hunt on Our Private Estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Whole House Vacation Rental. Sleeps 7. 4 Bedrooms, 2 full baths

Spacious country farmhouse, nestled in a valley surrounded by magnificent views of the Green mountains in Vermont & the rolling hills of Washington County, New York.

4 bedrooms & 2 full baths Master queen bedroom with ensuite bathroom on first floor. Three bedrooms, One King bedroom, One twin bedroom & Double twin bedroom on 2nd floor with shared full bathroom.

An up-to-date country kitchen/dining room with 4 burner commercial stove for your dining needs. The dining table seats 8 comfortably. Bose stereo is nearby.

The living room has a wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV w/ Sat-TV/ DVR player & upright piano.

Offering the peace & quiet of a location on 100-acres of pristine woodlands with quick access to Dorset, VT for the Horse Show & Saratoga Springs, NY for the Race Track.

This house is the perfect family rental that is affordable or

a romantic get-a-way from it all for couples.

The property lends itself to very good turkey, grouse, woodcock and deer hunting.

Hike the groomed trails through the meadows as you look at the budding trees of spring or the changing colors of the leaves in autumn. Observe hawks flying in the upper forest or look for the abandoned outhouse that is the remnants of a hunting cabin.

Watch sunsets on the deck while enjoying a glass of wine with some award-winning local artisanal cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm in West Rupert, VT.

At night, build a fire in the wood-burning fireplace in the living room.

There is Wi-Fi throughout for your living comfort after a long day.

There is a second Sat-TV in the reading room on the first floor.

A firewood supply is readily available for use in the fireplace & the wood-burning stove in the kitchen.

Take a drive through the Green Mountains of Vermont to "leaf-peep" or meander over to "RSTaylor Brewery" in W. Hebron on Rt 30 & sample their craft beers.

Cut down your own Christmas tree at "Thomson's Tree" on Rt 22, going toward Granville.

Or go skiing at Willard Mt in Greenwich or Bromley in VT.

"Steininger's" in downtown Salem has wonderful lunches w/wine & is open until 5pm.

Besides the locally owned and operated shops, there is shopping in Manchester at the designer outlets and the "Orvis" Flagship fly fishing store.

Do not miss "McCartee's Barn" in Salem or the "Cambridge Antique Center" in Cambridge for antiques and collectibles.

A hidden gem is the "Salem Art Works", affectionately called SAW, which offers courses in glassblowing & welding along with sculpture, painting & pottery. Don't miss the anagram kiln firing twice a year.

For the fly fishermen, the legendary Battenkill River is only 3 miles away.

Within 5 miles surrounding Salem, there are 5 covered bridges.

Salem, NY's 1859 "Evergreen Cemetery" is the largest burial ground in the Northeast for Civil War soldiers & also, four direct descendants of John James Audubon, the great naturalist painter.

More Details

Pat Roclaw and Harry Lang
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Pat Roclaw and Harry Lang

The current owner has opened up the property to birders & other naturalists interested in hiking & exploring the natural wonders of the grounds following in the tradition of the former owner "Doc" Potter, local beloved veterinarian.

Pat Roclaw and Harry Lang purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why Pat Roclaw and Harry Lang chose Salem

Originally, in the 1800's, the entire 100 acres was farmed. In the 1920's, a stream bisecting the farmland was overrun by beavers, who dammed the stream causing it to overflow into the surrounding area.

In the 1970's, the naturalist owner, Doc Potter, a veterinarian, took this flooding as an opportunity to create a wetlands. Today, this beautiful marsh is home to the Great blue herons, kingfishers, mallards, otters & white-tailed deer. Milkweed, cat-of-nine tails, thistle (nijer) & many species of grasses are abundant.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The peace, quiet and serenity of the property. An old farmhouse, dating back to 1794, having only 5 owners yet, with all the updates of a 21st century home & not located on a main thoroughfare.


Salem Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parents are expected to supervise children at all times while outdoors due to ponds which can be a potential hazard.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1-on first floor, en-suite to master bedroom w/walk-in shower Bathroom 2-on 2nd floor, shower over tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Hunt on Our Private Estate
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Great property and kind hosts for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a long weekend in July along with my 90lb pit/fur buddy. The property wasn’t hard to find, thanks to Patty’s detailed instructions. She was incredibly kind and gave us access to her personal food because we had opted to skip the trip to the supermarket in order to beat rush hour traffic and were starving by the time we arrived. The area around the property was beautiful - 360 degrees of rolling green mountains. The property itself was huge and in my personal opinion, has a lot of character (but in a good way). It felt as if time slowed down when you enter the house - especially when you enter the family living room! Harry even took all of us on a little tractor ride around the property! All in all, I will definitely be going back in the winter and would recommend to anyone who’s looking for a little break from the concrete jungle and wake up to the sounds of nature instead of that annoying iPhone alarm.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place love it and the kids enjoyed

2 ponds for fishing , uphill walk every morning vas amazing

I m glad we met the owners wonderful people

Simple to say perfect place for relaxing

If you are looking for getaway place where is nice and quiet Hilltopper Guest House is perfect place

It was great for summer vacation and we all agree to try it for winter break

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Double thumbs up!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife and 10 and 9 yr old) spent 4 wonderful days over the President Day weekend. Because we made a late decision to go skiing; we ended up renting in Salem NY. But what a blessing. The 45 minute car ride to Bromley Mt wasn’t as bad as I expected; basically four turns and you arrive at the mountain. The pictures of the house and property are accurate but they don’t tell the true story. The views at breakfast was like a postcard (the beauty of nature; mountains with wild life and only a couple hundred of feel from the main road). Also, my kids had an awesome time sledding in the snow on the property. Walking up to the “Look Out” shed is quite the workout but riding down the property was a BLAST (the property is listed to be approx. 100 acres) … double thumbs up!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ithaca, NY

Great for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

The house is large and comfortable - our family of five had plenty of room to spread out but also wonderful places to gather. We wished the temperatures would have allowed us to spend more time snowshoeing on the property - it is very beautiful. Host was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasantville, NY

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property and very comfortable home. Unfortunately the fireplace wasn't working, but we had a very cozy time just the same!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I returned for our second annual get together. Everything was as nice and comfortable as I remembered. The grounds and scenery are beautiful. I love the country, rural setting which is still only a short ride to all the amenities you need. I especially like going into Manchester VT and visiting the Orvis store and outlet. This year, I bought some nice boots I wore while exploring the coverts. The new caretaker, Phillis, was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Salem Tavern; RS Taylor Brewery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Scotch Hill, Scotch Hill Rd, Salem, NY
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Saratoga Springs NY
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
County Rt 22
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Steininger's, Salem NY; Dorset Inn, Dorset VT
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Lauderdale, Lauderdale NY; Dorset Quarry, VT
Car: necessary

Please come stay at our home.

Our property offers the peace and serenity of a wildlife sanctuary with quick access to Manchester, Vermont and Saratoga Springs, NY (only 40 minutes to either location in different directions) .

For history buffs, Salem NY cemetary has the largest amount of Civil War graves in the area. Saratoga Springs is the site of many historic battles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Must be 25 yr or older. No smoking. Pets allowed on a case to case basis.

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.

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