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Vermont Hamlet Colonial

Newfane, Vermont

Property

House

Sleeps

10

Bedrooms

5

Bathrooms

2.5

Minimum Stay

2 nights

About the property

Built in 1786, this lovely Dutch Colonial home sits in the quiet hamlet of Williamsville in Newfane, and across the street from Rock River. Original flooring and a pellet stove contrast well with modern amenities: fast internet, a hot tub, pool table, and smart TVs. Five bedrooms sleep up to 8 adults, or up to 10 for groups with children. 

If you would like the classic tiny Vermont town experience while also only being 20 minutes to Mt Snow and Brattleboro, this home is the one for your group. 

The Space

The home has five bedrooms, four on the second floor and one on the first floor, with two full bathrooms and one half bathroom. The master is en-suite with a soaking tub, and three of the bedrooms have TVs. We provide fresh clean linens and towels for every group.

On the main floor is the kitchen, which has a large central island which doubles as a food prep area as well as a breakfast table. Great appliances, fully stocked with plates, cups, silverware, cookware, pots and pans, and more, so your group’s chef will have everything they need to prepare those meals! The dining room is in a separate room off the kitchen, with a table that seats up to 6.

Next to the kitchen is an entertainment area, with a large smart TV, a piano, and comfortable seating. On the other side of the kitchen is a large sitting room with more comfortable seating, and a wood pellet stove which provides an incredible ambiance and gentle heat for the home (we provide the pellets, and have central heating as well).

Across from the sitting room is the game room, with a pool table, propane gas fireplace, and TV, great for watching the game while shooting a round and catching up with friends and family.

The second floor is primarily living space, with four of the five bedrooms and the two full bathrooms. Each room has plenty of windows that overlook the hamlet, back yard, or side yards, depending.

Outside on the back deck is the hot tub, professionally maintained before each stay, and a gas BBQ, we provide the propane. Next to the deck is a goldfish pond, complete with a waterfall to aerate the water, and provides a gentle noise to melt the stress away. A covered wrap-around deck has a wood swing and plenty of seating so you can sit and watch the town go about its day.

The back and side yards are professionally landscaped, providing a nature oasis to help you decompress while on vacation. An old barn, where we keep the firewood and wood pellets, and a firepit in the back yard completes the scene.

The history of the home is also quite interesting, we are currently doing research to see if it can be added to the historical register. We do know that the home was built in 1786 and originally manufactured carriages, one of which is in the Smithsonian today!

The Perfect Day

Whether you are booking for cold weather or warm weather, this home is well situated for your group. Wake up with a warm cup of coffee or tea, and step onto the front porch to watch as the rest of the town starts their day, the river on the other side of the street providing an additional accompaniment.

For winter guests, after a nice breakfast, it is time to head to the slopes of Mount Snow for a day of fun. When the crew gets hungry for lunch, there are places in Dover to eat and shop, or you could take a little drive to Wilmington, another great Vermont town that has restaurants and shopping as well. Then it is time for part two on the slopes before heading back to the house for dinner, a soak in the hot tub, and if you are fortunate, there may be some snow showers for you to watch as the hot water relaxes the muscles. Wind down the rest of the day with a glass of your favorite beverage as you catch up with some friends and family, shooting pool or sitting in front of the wood pellet stove, the musician in the group playing a tune on the piano.

For warm weather and autumn guests you will have access to the river across the street, a great place to explore. Vermont is incredible in the warm weather, there is golfing, fishing, hiking, agrotourism, art festivals, and more, all of which can be found on Vermont’s tourism websites, or please ask and we can help as well. The yards on the property have plenty of grass for games, and the firepit is especially nice in the cooler Vermont evenings.

Of course, no matter the season, if you want to have a nice vacation in at the home, there are plenty of cozy places to curl up and read a book, or catch up on that TV show that you have been missing.

The Neighborhood

Located in one of the most beautiful small towns of Vermont with population of less than 1000 people this Dutch Colonial home is located just 20 minutes from Mount Snow. The property is 30 minutes from Grafton Village that offers cross-country skiing and tubing. For kids, Adams Family Farm, 20 minutes away, would offer feeding farm animals, goat milking, sleigh rides, and yarn spinning. Several golf clubs are minutes away, as are wineries and breweries to tour, lakes for fishing, rivers for trout and rafting, and a glass blowing studio. Each season has festivals and fairs, and nearby farms offer the freshest produce and eggs. If you are in a mood for cooking inside on a BBQ grill or dining outside in the nearby Tavern or glamorous Four Columns French restaurant in Newfane—the choice is yours.

In the summer enjoy, numerous hiking and cycling opportunities nearby. Bromley Sun Mountain Summer Park offers family adventures for a whole day of fun including New England’s longest zipline, Vermont’s longest waterslide raft ride, America’s longest triple-track Alpine Slide, climbing walls, mini-golf and much more.

The historic town of Manchester is also a short drive away. There you can enjoy many fine restaurants. You may also visit the highly rated Equinox Golf Resort and Spa in the center of town which offers a wide range of activities: Land Rover Experience Driving School offers full day of off-road driving instructions on the 80-acre purpose-built course. Green Mountain Falconry School offers a rare opportunity to handle a trained hawk. Orvis Fly Fishing School will show you how to best set up, select your fly, tie knots and more on fully stocked casting ponds and the Battenkill River. Orvis Shooting School offers beginning and experienced shooters new techniques based on the English Churchill technique. The complete shooting system is applicable to upland hunting, waterfowling, and sporting clays.

Manchester Designer Outlets provide a unique Vermont shopping experience—over 40 designer outlets are housed in authentically restored Vermont structures—enjoy beautiful views, delicious food, and substantial savings in one of top shopping getaways in New England.

The Dorset Summer Theatre Festival, Vermont Horse Show and Southern Vermont Art Center are also nearby.

We hope you will consider our place for your stay. We know that you will thoroughly enjoy it.

 

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Amenities

House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:

House

Floor Area:

3100 sq. ft.

Location Type:

Hamlet, in-town in a quiet Vermont village

Near the Rock River

Bedrooms:

Bedroom #1: Master, king bed, TV, second floor, en suite with shower and soaking tub

Bedroom #2: King bed, second floor, TV

Bedroom #3: Queen bed, second floor, TV

Bedroom #4: Twin bed with tent, crib, second floor

Bedroom #5: Queen bed, main floor

Bathrooms:

Master bathroom

Second floor full bathroom (shower)

Half bath on first floor

Entertainment:

Smart TVs with DirecTV

Fast fiber internet (approx. 500mbps)

Game room with a pool table

Reading room

Piano

Hot tub

Firepit, grass yard

General:

AC (window units in all bedrooms)

Heat (pellet stove, gas fireplace, radiant floor heating, central)

Laundry room

 

Kitchen:

Great appliances

Over/stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave

Fully stocked

Classic drip and Keurig coffee machines

 

 

Dining:

Dining Room table seats 6

Breakfast table in kitchen seats 4

Check-in : 04-00 PM Check-out : 11-00 AM

House Rules

Parties/events allowed

With pre-approval only; additional fee may apply

Smoking allowed

Pets allowed

With pre-approval only; additional fee may apply

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1 Review

Great Home!

26 August 2022

Naomi S.

Our stay at Todd and Maureen’s home was simply lovely. They have a very clean and neat space that provides more than enough room for large groups to comfortably stay and spend time together. Although the house has a very homey and pleasant rustic atmosphere, it also contains some of the latest tech which enabled us to listen to music and view entertainment at our leisure. Outside the home is a beautiful wrap-around deck that enabled us to enjoy the outdoors with a roof over our heads, which we enjoyed with coffee in hand every morning. In addition, the large hot tub was lovely for any season (even the summer when we visited) and the ample, flat, and private backyard gave us plenty of space for multiple yard games and entertainment. By far our favorite aspect of this location was the river directly across the street where we swam and tubed. It also provides potential for fishing, kayaking, etc. So simple and yet a huge plus, especially for families with children or adults who like easily accessible outdoor activities. This home provides everything and more that you need for a relaxing, fun, and extremely comfortable stay away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.