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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Beautifully Furnished And Comfortable Home With Views

The Vermont House consists of a a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story Main House; and a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 story Annex. The sections are separated by lockable double doors in the living rooms and kitchens. The sections may be rented separately, or as a combined unit.

PRICING (Additional detail):

2017 Winter Rates (12/17/16 - 3/31/17):
Annex weekly rental rate is $1300.00
Main House weekly rental rate is $3430.00
Whole House weekly rental rate is $4630.00

2017 Spring/Summer Rates (4/1/17 - 9/15/17):
Annex Weekly rental rate is $1245.00
Main House weekly rental rate is $3380.00
Whole House weekly rental rate is $4525.00

Note: when renting only the Annex, the deposit amount is reduced. Call for special pricing for the Bread Loaf School of English.

The Main House Description:
30' living room with gas fireplace, Ralph Lauren leather sofa, a love seat, flat screen TV, Blu-Ray player, SONOS sound system, game table, additional chairs and French doors onto the porch.

Dining room with extendable table, China cabinet, wet bar and door to the Robert Frost porch. Counters on the cabinets are Vermont slate.

Modern kitchen with new cherry cabinets and cherry floor, all modern large appliances, laundry and door to enclosed porch. Small electric appliances include skillet, mixer, toaster, waffle iron, and combination blender/food processor.

The dinnerware is the cheerful Charter Club Summer Grove pattern.

Powder room with original marble vanity and porcelain basin.

Upstairs:
Queen master bedroom has custom-made furniture including 2 bureaus and night stand, and a small TV.

The master bath features a marble bath with jacuzzi, separate shower and marble vanity with twin basins.

There are two more bedrooms upstairs, each with 2 extra-long twin beds. The two twin bedrooms share a hall bath with combined tub/shower.

All rooms have views of forests, the mountains, open fields, or the Bread Loaf campus.

The Annex is a private 1-story, 1-bedroom unit that is bright and welcoming:

The 30-foot combined living room/dining room has 2 easy chairs, a queen-sized sleep sofa, a china cabinet, flat screen TV, Blu-Ray player and stereo/CD player. The dining area has a dark wood trestle table with bench and 2 dining chairs.

The spacious Annex bedroom has a queen bed, large chest of drawers, two night stands and a large closet. Bedding for the sleep sofa is stored in the closet, as is a small fold-out child-sized bed.

The Annex galley kitchen has a full-sized 4-burner stove, microwave, and refrigerator/freezer. Toaster, waffle iron and Mr. Coffee are provided.

Dishes are the Charter Club Summer Grove pattern.

The Annex bathroom has a combined tub/shower with glass enclosure.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We ask that adults properly supervise children and take care of our home and its furniture....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

    Upstairs Room with view towards Snow Bowl and open fields....moreless

  • Main House Twin Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    2 Extra long twin beds...moreless

  • Main House Twin Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2 Extra Long twin beds...moreless

  • Annex Bedroom : 1 queen

    Beautiful 1st floor room; view towards Bread Loaf campus....moreless

  • The Main House has 3 upstairs bedrooms: a queen-sized master bedroom, and 2 bedrooms each with 2 twin-sized, extra long beds. The Annex has a queen-sized bedroom and a queen-sized sleep sofa in the living room. All beds have comforters as well as available lighter weight blankets. Beds are made and an extra set of linens is available....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main House Powderoom: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Main House Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Marble floor and vanity...moreless

  • Main House Upstairs Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared Bath for 2 Twin Bedrooms. Marble Floor....moreless

  • Annex Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Marble floor....moreless

  • The Main House has a powder room downstairs. Upstairs, the marble master bath has a jacuzzi bath, a separate shower and twin porcelain basins in a marble vanity. The Upstairs hall bath has a combined bath/shower with glass shower doors. The tub has air jets. The Annex bathroom has a combined tub/shower with glass shower door. It is adjacent to the bedroom. Two sets of towels are provided. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many books contributed over the years by residents....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray players...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen HD TVs in both Main House and Annex...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Great views of Worth and Bread Loaf mountains. Brilliant nighttime sky with Milky Way....moreless

  • Rural:

    Gaze on beautiful fields peppered with wild flowers. Walk across the field to the Middlebury River, or out the back into the woods. Enjoy the crisp fresh air, wonderful light and sunsets....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    The Middlebury College Rikert Cross Country Trails are next door and have snow making....moreless

  • Ski-Out
  • Village:

    3 miles to Ripton Village and the Ripton General Store....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The Main House dining room seats 8 comfortably with the table extension. An additional table in the living room seats 4. The Annex dining table seats 2 in chairs and 3 on the bench. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In kitchen of Main House...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The Main House has a gas fireplace. The Annex has a wood-burning fireplace....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is no room for autos in the shed! It stores bicycles, barbecue, fishing poles that are available for our tenants, as well as gardening tools....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil heat. Separate thermostats upstairs, in the Main House and in the Annex....moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide 2 sets of sheets for each bed, including sheets for the Annex sleep sofa. Kitchen towels, place mats and tablecloths are also provided....moreless

  • Parking:

    Approximately 4 cars may be parked in the driveway. Additional parking may be available on the Bread Loaf campus....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We have two separate lines, one for the Main House and one for the Annex. Free domestic long distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Two sets of towels are provided for each occupant....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A washer and dryer are located in the kitchen of the Main House. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso, Mr. Coffee and large capacity percolator in Main House. Mr. Coffee in Annex...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful dishes with service for 16 in the Main House and for 8 in the Annex. Nice silverware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    GE dishwasher in Main House...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Main House and Annex kitchens are separated by a double door that may be opened when the house is rented as a whole. Otherwise, the doors are closed and locked for privacy. Electric appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    GE microwave oven in both Main House and in Annex....moreless

  • Oven:

    Large electric ovens in both Main House and Annex....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A selection of spices is provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The Main House has a large GE refrigerator/freezer. The freezer compartment is in the bottom and has an ice maker. The Annex refrigerator has a freezer in the top....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass GE cooktop with 4 burners in Main House. Combined cooktop/oven in Annex....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Also waffle irons....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    3 Hybrid bikes and 2 road bikes. All are adult size....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Main House: a wrap-around porch, table and chairs on the "Robert Frost" porch. There are also 2 wooden rockers and 2 Adirondack chairs. The Annex deck has benches, a table and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Middlebury Golf Course. Neshobe Golf Course in Brandon...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1 acre of lawn and flower gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Vermont Castings Propane Barbecue Grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Clay courts at Bread Loaf when available. More courts in Middlebury....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016 - 2017
Dec 17 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,630
Spring-Summer 2017
Apr 1 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,525

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,200
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Please call us to discuss your housing needs and so we may answer any questions.

Rental deposit upon contract signing; remainder of rental payment and security deposit 6 weeks prior to arrival


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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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waybury Inn
1.7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Middlebury Snowbowl

Car: Necessary

The Vermont House is located on the eastern edge of the Bread Loaf Mountain Campus of Middlebury College, the home of the Bread Loaf School of English and The Writer's Conference. The Bread Loaf campus is also home to the Rikert Nordic Center. This is a private, quiet, and beautiful location.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Pictured - Neil and Judy at Shelburne Inn for a birthday celebration! Neil grew up in Vermont, Judy in Oregon. We met while employed by IBM in New York. We now live in Boulder, Colorado and visit our Vermont House several times a year. We enjoy hiking, biking, and fishing nearby, and reading, relaxing and gardening at the Vermont House. We appreciate the presentations and performances provided by Middlebury College and Bread Loaf. Ripton is a unique, supportive community that is a model of environmental stewardship and civic engagement.

Why the Owner Chose Ripton, VT, USA:
This home is unique; it is the only private home overlooking Bread Loaf campus. It has phenomenal views of the surrounding mountains and fields and the property is graced with beautiful flowers, old trees and old stone walls. The original owners of the Vermont House were the Endicott's who obtained the property from Joseph Battell who built the Bread Loaf resort as an escape for city residents from the heat of summer. The property was purchased in the 1950's by the Davidson family. Donald Davidson was a professor at Vanderbilt University and cherished the opportunity to be at the house and near to Robert Frost who taught at Bread Loaf and lived a mile away. Our library contains a novel written by Professor Davidson. We purchased the house from the Davidson family in 1998 and shortly thereafter began a year-long renovation. The house has been lovingly renovated, retaining charming original wood work, and completely updated with modern utilities and conveniences resulting in a wonderfully comfortable home. Cross Country skiing is next door at the Rikert Center. Hiking is available everywhere; one may fish for brook trout (in season) along the river accessible from Route 125, and the Long Trail is only 2 miles away. A drive to the center of Middlebury takes only 20 minutes; the Snow Bowl is 1.7 miles to the east; a 45 minute drive takes you to Sugarbush. Burlington and the airport are an hour away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The light is unique, especially in the afternoons and the air is fresh and clear. Sunsets are glorious. Stars are brilliant and star-gazing in August rewards you with a view of shooting stars. One sleeps late here and rests well! Sit in a rocker on the porch with a beverage nearby and a book in hand; walk to the Bread Loaf campus for a public event. Jog along the road and get a chance glimpse of a moose. Walk the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail. Go to Blueberry Hill and pick wild blueberries in the most magnificent setting. ....


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

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Photos

  • The Vermont House Entry

    The Vermont House Entry

  • Main House LR.  Powder Room door is in rear left. Door to Annex is on the right.

    Main House LR. Powder Room door is in rear left. Door to Annex is on the right.

  • Main House Dining Room with wet bar.  Table will seat 8.  Door opens to porch.

    Main House Dining Room with wet bar. Table will seat 8. Door opens to porch.

  • Main House Kitchen

    Main House Kitchen

  • Master Bath Jacuzzi Tub with Handheld Shower. 
Walk-in shower in separate.

    Master Bath Jacuzzi Tub with Handheld Shower. Walk-in shower in separate.

  • Main House Upstairs Hall

    Main House Upstairs Hall

  • Annex Living/Dining Area.  Door in center rear can be opened into the Main House

    Annex Living/Dining Area. Door in center rear can be opened into the Main House

  • Annex Wood-burning fireplace

    Annex Wood-burning fireplace

  • Main House Shared Upstairs Hall Bath

    Main House Shared Upstairs Hall Bath

  • Annex Queen-sized bedroom.  Large, double closet.

    Annex Queen-sized bedroom. Large, double closet.

  • Vermont House from the East Lawn

    Vermont House from the East Lawn

  • Tiger lillies in our late summer garden

    Tiger lillies in our late summer garden

  • The Main House 30' Living Room.  Library Table and printer are in foreground.

    The Main House 30' Living Room. Library Table and printer are in foreground.

  • Main House Gas Fireplace and Game Table.

    Main House Gas Fireplace and Game Table.

  • Main House kitchen.  Door in rear right leads to Dining Room.

    Main House kitchen. Door in rear right leads to Dining Room.

  • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed.

    Master Bedroom with Queen Bed.

  • Main House East Bedroom

    Main House East Bedroom

  • Main House West Bedroom

    Main House West Bedroom

  • Annex Living Room with Leather Reading Chair and Wood-burning Fireplace.

    Annex Living Room with Leather Reading Chair and Wood-burning Fireplace.

  • Annex Kitchen.  Door leads to large mahogany deck.

    Annex Kitchen. Door leads to large mahogany deck.

  • Annex Living Room.  (TV has been replaced with flat screen version).

    Annex Living Room. (TV has been replaced with flat screen version).

  • Annex Bathroom

    Annex Bathroom

  • The Robert Frost Porch: See K. Morrison's Robert Frost A Pictorial Chronicle p15

    The Robert Frost Porch: See K. Morrison's Robert Frost A Pictorial Chronicle p15

  • The front gardens and a view of the mountains to the east.

    The front gardens and a view of the mountains to the east.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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