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Seasonal Pool/hot tub; Farm-to-Table Dining; Ideal for VT/MA/NY Vacation

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious Open Floor Plan: Gourmet Kitchen, MBR, Bath, DR, LR, TV Rm, Laundry

PLEASE INFORM OWNER if you have not read through this entire listing and the house manual ("Rules and Recommendations") containing important safety information.

This is a unique property unlike any you've ever seen. Entrance is though a brick courtyard up a spiral staircase (alternate ground floor entry is available - please inquire in advance) to a huge balcony with hot tub, gas grill, and dining table for six; all covered by a seasonably-available awning to keep you dry during those summer downpours.

This renovated 1938 dairy barn with its 1963 addition is a Vermont icon with 'rooms' cleverly defined throughout the spacious 2100 sq. ft. The kitchen, dining room, media room and bunk house are located in the original structure, and the living room, master bedroom, bathroom and laundry are in the 1963 addition with a huge barn door separating the two without impeding communication.

The large kitchen was designed with a family of chefs in mind and flows into the Media Room, perfect for informal gatherings. Kitchen is fully stocked with all necessities for the usual culinary activities, and has a dishwasher, gas stove, refrigerator, free-standing freezer, microwave and a variety of smaller appliances.

The kitchen flows into the media room with a flat screen TV and queen-sized sofa bed we enhance with a memory-foam topper. Please request use of this bed in advance.

Around the corner is the dining room with normal seating for 6, expandable to 8. The gas grill is just a few steps away so you can still BBQ when its too cold to eat outdoors. A Vermont slate buffet invites you to plan serve-yourself meals, and the truly comfortable dining room armchairs encourage relaxing, after-dinner conversation.

Next comes the bunk house with accommodations for four youngsters or teens. Adjustable Aerosnooz mattresses allow each sleeper to adjust the amount of firmness desired. There is also a game table for those who remember how to play games without batteries, and a couple of bean bag chairs for reading, texting or playing those games that do require batteries.

Through the barn door is the accommodating living room with a gas log stove, big comfy furniture and soaring cathedral ceiling. If you're trying to break the TV habit there's a library with something for every taste, G-rated that is. The amazing feature of this wing is the seven floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows installed over 50 years ago. One has even been made into an emergency exit to bring the building up to 21st century safety-standards.

Behind a partition created by a row of 9' high closets is the master bedroom with king bed and additional closets. A quiet work space in the bedroom is an ideal respite for a type A personality who can't leave it all at the office.

The bathroom doubles as a laundry with large capacity, low-flo/low-energy machines. The shower is ample for two people, but tub enthusiasts will have to hit the deck and use the hot tub.

Outdoors you can enjoy the large lawn area big enough for tournament croquet, swim in the seasonal 30' lap pool, or borrow our bikes (only if requested at time of reservation) for a stress-reducing ride around one of the nearby scenic loops.

Stereo, cable TV, DVD and WIFI.

Six miles to Williamstown, MA and 6 miles to Bennington, VT; both with scores of recreational, entertainment, culinary, and cultural venues.

Dogs are permitted under certain circumstances -- please inquire -- at a rate of $15 per dog per day and an increase of $200 in the security deposit. (NOTE: HomeAway is not set up to handle this portion of the transaction.)

There is a caretaker on the premises to take care of all your immediate needs.

This was our own personal living space so you can be assured the renovation was designed for privacy and to optimize peace and quiet.

The courtyard leads to your balcony entrance although there is a ground floor entrance for bringing in luggage.

Generally the hot tub is not used in the summer even when people indicate they want to, and we drain it for cleaning. If you wish to use it, however, we are happy to oblige if you make your request in advance.

We require peace and quiet from our guests and forbid gatherings and partying.

Note to renters: 99% of our guests love staying here and return and recommend us to their friends. Fewer than 1% have a problem with the rough hune barn boards, the windows not designed to open, an occasional mouse "leave-behind", the proximity to a road (hey, where else would you put your barn), and any number of observations about a barn converted into a residence that maintains a barn-like flavor. So if these things bother you please do not rent from us! We depend on good reviews and a good rental season to cover the costs of owning this rural treasure.

More Details

Pat or Gabe
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About Pat or Gabe

What can I say? We are creatives who love the beauty and serenity of this place. We spent our adult lives in Fairfield County CT with a 5-year sabbatical in Seattle, and looked for a location that would not only fulfill our space requirements but meet our emotional needs as well. We shared this environment with Rooney McDuff a spirited, way-too-loving golden retriever. We've always loved one-of-a-kind places, and this definitely fit the bill. Then two years ago a one-of-a-kind granddaughter came along and back to Connecticut we trotted.

Pat or Gabe purchased this barn in 2006

Why Pat or Gabe chose Vermont

Well, this is more than a vacation rental; it's an entire lifestyle. Pownal Valley is probably one of the most beautiful in all of Vermont. Rolling limestone mountains might not make for double black diamond ski runs but they do make for fabulous vistas. Our views are without challenge anywhere throughout New England. Our complex is convenient to Route 7 but our guests ALL say the property feels totally private and peaceful.

We moved here full-time in January of 2007. In a portion of our barn complex we operated a commercial photo studio and a craft gallery and later added a homemade ice cream service window. Recent events have caused us to move back to Connecticut where we can be helpful to our family and pursue some other interests. In the meantime you can enjoy our beautiful Vermont property when we're not here.

What makes this barn unique

This is all about peace and relaxation; and not a partying place by any stretch. For our rental guests: Private balcony for grilling and dining, full-length lap pool for a leisurely swim or a good workout, hot tub for a satisfying de-stressing. AND a large flat, safe yard for kids and dogs to play!

Oh, did I mention there are about a million things to do around here? Our central location allows you to explore attractions in three states, too numerous to mention here. Just let us know your interests and we'll do our best to steer you in the right direction.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Pownal in Bennington County

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Laundry located in bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed , Bunk beds are not suitable for overly large adults
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen sleeper with memory foam topper. Request in advance.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Williamstown MA
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Taconic Golf Club or Mt Anthoney CC
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Albany Rennselaer (Amtrac)
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Mass Pike or Interstate 91
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Mezze, Coyote Flanco, Thai Garden, Spice Root, etc
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Jiminey Peak
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Paran, N. Bennington
Car: necessary

This corner where MA, NY and VT come together is filled with every kind of activity imaginable - museums; cultural events including music, dance and theater performances; agritourism and farmer's markets; festivals and fairs of all kinds; sports including hiking at all ability levels, Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, golf, snowmobiling, horseback riding, boating, swimming; shopping including being equidistant between TWO outlet malls and a huge antique and craft complex, fabulous restaurants, tours of wine-, cheese-, beer- and ice cream-making facilities, historic attractions, etc., etc., etc. We are partial to hiking and have yet to experience all the trails, or take our dog to all the swimming holes in this part of the state.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Pownal, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
26 May 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Registration Fee £104.36 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

For approved dog or dogs please add $15 per dog per night. Holidays and holiday eves falling on a weeknight are billed at the weekend rate. Registration fee covers standard cleaning only. Extraordinary cleaning, if needed, will be an additional charge of $100 or the actual cost, whichever is greater. The down payment for a cancelled reservation will be refunded to the extent a replacement guest books the dates cancelled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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