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Shaftsbury Vermont Farm House Full Of History, Views, And Classic Beauty

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

5 Beds, 3.5 Baths. Sleeps 10-12. Mountain Views, And Acres To Explore.

This historical house was built in the 1760s and has not lost an ounce of its original charm. Enormous screened in porch, six fireplaces, 14 acres, original hardwoods, and other detail from the 1700s, a sauna on the porch, many cozy spots to play games, catch up on reading, roast marshmallows, etc.... The house has been the host of many reunions and get togethers for over 20 people. 5 bedrooms in addition to an aero bed and a comfy couch. People always have big plans to go tubing on the battenkill, kayaking at lake shaftsbury, ziplining at bromley or fly fishing, hiking, or outlet shopping in manchester. But more times than not, they rarely leave the house all weekend. It's just that peaceful.

There is one master bedroom on the 1st floor and four bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen is huge. And there's a living room, dining room (game room) and den.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2017

About Owner/Manager

I currently live in upstate New York. Due to some health problems, I haven't been able to get to the house as much as I like this year, so I am giving this a try. It's my favorite place to be in the world.

Owner/Manager purchased this chateau / country house in 2005


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Shaftsbury Vermont Farm House Full Of History, Views, And Classic Beauty
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Charming, Spacious Farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5
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Our New Years ski holiday in Shaftsbury was picture perfect, and Michelle went the extra mile to ensure our visit was a comfortable one.

The charming farmhouse had more than enough space to accommodate our group of 12 adults, and in addition to the 6 beds/5 bedroom layout, we arrived to find 2 extra air mattresses, already assembled and fitted with sheets and blankets. The kitchen was equipped with enough kitchenware to prepare our own meals, and the well stocked "board game corner" saw plenty of use! Perhaps our favorite features of this classic home were the fireplaces..the three operating fireplaces on the first floor were an absolute pleasure, especially after the blustery days on the slopes of Bromley (which is a short 20 minute drive away). There was a large cord of dry wood provided for us in the screened-in porch.

Couldn't imagine a finer place to spend our holiday, and grateful to Michelle for sharing her cozy country home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5
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3 day family Thanksgiving: "A new tradition is born!"

Thanks, Michelle.


  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Beautiful home, rich in history. Accomodations were prefect for our large family weekend.

  • 5 of 5
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Everything in the house was perfect. The large back porch was where we spent almost all of our time the entire weekend. Plenty of seating and sleeping for our big family. Recommend the house highly. Thank you Michelle for accommodating us.

Mary and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5
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This house was perfect for our family reunion of 10 people. The setting is lovely and the historic house is so charming. We loved the bright and spacious kitchen and the large screened in porch. Beautiful views of the mountains and valley. We enjoyed short walks to the Chocolate Barn for ice cream and Clearbrook Farm for fresh fruits and vegetables. It was a great summer weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Years

  • 5 of 5
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The trip could not have been more perfect. There were 10-14 guests and there was more than enough room for everyone. We celebrated the new year by playing board games and cooking in the spacious kitchen. This house has a lot of history and everyone was thoroughly impressed. It being on a main road was not a concern at all, more so convenient than anything. I was concerned about having to find things to do since ski conditions weren't up to par but we amused ourselves in the cozy classic home. Spent one of the days in Manchester which is just 20 mins away. The owner Michelle put a lot of work in to provide information to the travelers about the area. There was everything from menus to reviews in a binder at the house. She even had a recommended weekend itinerary. Everyone had a blast and I am so happy how everything worked out. Only down side was water pressure was low, however that did not stop us from enjoying ourselves. Absolutely going to rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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We loved this wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5
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Everyone of our guests that were staying here for our daughter's wedding absolutely loved the charm and character of this beautiful home! It worked out great for the occasion! Thank you Michelle, for getting right back to me each time I had a question. Thank you Alyson for stopping by to help find and set up the extra aero bed! You've done an awesome job as the care-taker of this place. It was a delight to meet you and such a pleasure staying 2 nights in this lovely, historic home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Stratton, Mt. Snow


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Shaftsbury, Southwestern Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall and Winter
15 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £161
Refundable Damage Deposit £563

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Shaftsbury in Vermont

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 3.5 baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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