The Farmhouse is located at Viking Nordic Center, up a rise on a quiet secondary road less than 5 minutes from the center of Londonderry. The house is surrounded by landscaped grounds including a huge backyard beyond which there is a small pond. A large deck overlooks a 3 acre meadow with the Green Mountains serving as the backdrop. Beyond the meadow Viking Nordic's acclaimed cross country ski trails roll through densely wooded Vermont countryside. Summer visitors have access to the 8 km Inner Trails which lie closer to the house. The house features a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, and an L-shaped living area with a fireplace and French doors opening onto a field stone patio and the backyard. Two of the bedrooms have private baths and a third bathroom is in the upstairs hall. Two of the bedrooms have queen mattresses, one a double, and one has 2 twins and a bunk bed.
If you're looking for a place to sleep more than 10 during the spring/summer/fall rent the 3 bedroom, 2 bath Apartment at Viking Nordic too. The Apartment is in the same structure but has a separate entrance. With the Apartment we can accommodate a total of 18 guests in 7 bedrooms with 5 baths. To ensure privacy during the spring/summer/fall this apartment is only available in conjunction with a Farmhouse rental.
If part of your group is not staying the entire rental period, either joining late or leaving early, the apartment can be rented for fewer days than the Farmhouse rental. There is a minimum rental period of 3 days and only one Apartment rental period is permitted per Farmhouse rental. Please ask for more details and see the Apartment at Viking Nordic listings here on Homeaway. https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4280716
In the winter guests have access to the Nordic center's 39 km of groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Renter's receive complimentary trail passes.
Our Area of Vermont: The famous Vermont Country Store and Weston Playhouse are a 5 minute drive away. Manchester, with lots of outlet and boutique shopping, endless dining options, museums and galleries is an easy 15 minute drive. There are many children's entertainment options from farm tours to Bromley's Fun Zone including an Alpine Slide. Magic Mountain boasts TimberQuest, a tree top ropes course complete with zip lines. In the winter, cross country ski or snowshoe out the door on the groomed trail network or downhill ski or snowboard at Stratton, Okemo, Bromley, or Magic. You will get complimentary skiing at Viking Nordic Center when you stay at the house.
Summer fun in the area: Saturday: West River Farmer's Market 1.5 miles away in Londonderry. Buy local produce, food and craft items.
Nearest Grocery store: Clark's IGA, a little gem less than 2 miles away
Bromley Fun Zone: 8 miles away. Enjoy a full day of fun on the mountain from mini golf to a great alpine slide.
Lowell Lake State Park, 2 miles away by car, one and a half miles if you walk. Lowell lake is great spot for kayaking. Hapgood Pond State Recreation area, 6 miles away has a little beach area and lots of picnic spots.
Hike the Viking Nordic ski trails, or go for a longer walk down a dirt road to Lowell Lake State Park at the base of Magic Mountain.
Manchester: shop and eat to your heart's content. Small locally owned stores or name brand outlet stores, Manchester will keep you busy. Manchester also boasts one of the best independent bookstores in the country. If you are a book lover Northshire Bookstore is not to be missed.
The Vermont Country Store, The Weston Playhouse and The Weston Priory: 6 miles away in Weston.
Fletcher Farms School for Arts and Crafts 14 miles away in Ludlow.
Vermont is home to many summer theater groups, craft fairs, artist retreats, antique shows, horse shows.... just to name a few hundred things you can do when you visit.