1797 Vt Farm House sits quiet and serene at the end of a peaceful country road. With no street lights or sounds to mar the night, experience a rare gift of silence and see the Milky Way like never before. Ample room allows six guests to share.
Sunny first floor of a true Federal Style Vermont Farm House dating from 1797! includes: seven rooms (1000 sf): south and west facing bedroom, adjoining large bathroom, updated kitchen, south facing dining room, and separate living room. Listen to the soothing sound of the brook out your bedroom window or cozy up to the Vermont Castings Stove. Walk, ski, run, or mountain bike on our private trails that traverse open pasture and forest. Venture further on miles of trails that lead to the huge V.A.S.T system designed for snowmobilers but allow in our case access to skiers, walkers, mountain bikers, geocachers, trail runners, and horseback riders.
For you long distance runners looking to get in your miles. The Town of Westford is blessed with miles and miles and miles of dirt roads perfect for your knees and your training runs.
Finally since the Farm House sits at the "end of the road" in a beautifully secluded location next to hundreds of acres of undeveloped forest you should be able to see the stars like never before!
And yet for all this quiet and solitude you are only 7.8 miles from the grocery store, adventure park with zip lines, pharmacy, cinema, shops, even a 7 million dollar spa and indoor pool for your day use if you feel so inclined. Downhill skiing is not far: 25 minutes to Smuggler's Notch puts you on the lift there, Stowe Mountain Resort, Trapp Family Lodge, Bolton Valley, and Jay Peak are all easy day trips.
In the other direction discover amazing Lake Champlain, the sixth Great Lake in the U.S. with a myriad of recreational opportunities.
As a rock and ice climber I can point you in the right direction for those local activities as well.
For those who are looking for night life, Burlington is a hip college town with lots of offerings. With one queen sized bed in the Master Bedroom, one queen sized futon and one queen sized leather sleep sofa the Farm House can accomodate 3 couples quite comfortably.
please keep out of the old barns, sheds, basement, and second floor thank you.
Interaction with Guests
I try my best to greet all my guests and to get them settled when they arrive at the Farm House. I provide freshly baked bread, eggs, butter, half & half, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' coffee for the morning.
Please call me and or text anytime of the day or night if you have a concern or question. Use your cell phone or the house phones (corded or wireless) to contact me. Dont worry about the time of day you contact me. I am happy to respond. I am here to make your stay an enjoyable one.
Westford is one of the 251 small towns of Vermont. We are blessed with lots of dirt roads and not a single traffic light. We have a town green with its Civil War memorial statue, library, white clapboard, steepled Congregational Church, town office, small general store, and on the green itself an ice hockey rink in the winter, concert venue and Friday (3:30-6:30) farmers market in summer months. Not far from the green we have our own historic wooden covered bridge.
Nearby check out the quintessential Vermont town of Jericho Center, Vermont 05465 with its country store opened in 1807.
bring your car, truck, van, camper, motorcycle, bicycle, mountain bike, running shoes, hiking boots, flip flops, barefeet.
In this modern era of hyper technology the smart phones enabled with Apple Maps and or (website hidden) Maps seem to direct guests almost effortlessly from wherever they are coming from. If you like I can go back to the traditional odometer and "third sugar maple tree from the fork in the road" method.
If you are truly coming from our local airport in Burlington, Vermont you are going to have to either arrange for someone to pick you up, or rent a vehicle.
Other Things to Note
I have recently installed ChromeCast on the TV which is an amazing little device that once you connect your device (computer,ipad, iphone, smart phone) to my wireless network ( wired available as well) you can stream your content from Netflix, Hulu, Pandora to the TV! I have had a guest watching his favorite Star Trek episodes streamed from his IPhone!
Of course going for a walk on miles of trails out the front door is an option as well :)
Treat this old (1797) farm house with kindness
No smoking indoors (butts extinguished and stowed in outdoor coffee can)
No CANDLES OR OPEN FLAMES INDOORS
Leave it as clean as you found it
Clean up after your pets inside and out
Use the vacuum and recycling baskets in closet at the top of basement steps
Stay out of the old barns, sheds, basement, and second floor for safety sake
Trail maps are on the wall in the dining room
Be sure to check out my Guide Book which gives lots of info.
Be gentle with the many antiques
There is a land line (phone) that is for local calls only. No long distance calls to your aunt in Timbuktu
The apartment consists of 7 rooms on the first floor
For those staying longer the washer and dryer are available in the mudroom-Ask for instructions
We have a Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker for your use and some K-cups. If you have a favorite K-cup flavor like "Double Black Diamond" you should bring it along when you come.
When you leave: please make sure all windows and doors are shut tight and locked.
In colder months make sure the dining room thermostat is set at 48-50 degrees F
Strip the sheets and leave in laundry hamper in the bathroom
Please ask for instructions on use of the Vermont Castings Wood Stove prior to use. Please do not leave the wood stove unattended unless its doors are closed and the damper is fully engaged. Thanks
Well behaved pets are welcome but not on the furniture.
We had a great stay at the Farm House. Frank welcomed us warmly with fresh bread, eggs, butter and beer. The house was beautiful, rustic with modern conveniences, More than enough room for two of us! We went XC skiing on the land which was great to just walk inside to a fire and some hot chocolate - would come back again!
Frank was an incredibly welcoming host, walking us through the house, showing us how to use the wood stove - even baking us bread. We had a great stay and would look forward to returning.
Thank you Frank! We had a wonderful time at the farm house, which is extremely private, quiet, rustic, and well-equipped (great kitchen, Internet, comfortable bed, lovely wood stove..). Hiking and skiing right out the front door. Close to Burlington. Great visit!
Frank is an amazing host! Airbnb is lucky to have him :). The house is as charming as it gets. The fact that he provides eggs, bread and wine makes it all even more welcoming. Frank is helpful and gives very quick replies. We're already planning our next trip the farm. Need I say more?
The Farm House was wonderful, so relaxing and homey. Frank made us feel so welcome, got the wood stove going, had fresh eggs in the fridge and bread baking when we arrived. I love this Farm House and would have loved to stay additional days! A very special house filled with love, history and antiques.
The kitchen was great, had everything we needed, loved the speakers throughout the house, firm mattress, handmade quilts...
The house is very charming and cozy. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and the books, games, and fireplace make it a place I would love to be snowed in at for a long time. Unfortunately we were only there for a short couple of days but we want to come back for a longer trip to enjoy it for a much longer amount of time. Frank was a pleasure to communicate with and went well out of his way to make us welcome. Thanks so much!
Frank is a great host, checking in to see if you need anything. It was nice that he left some staples for the week; milk, eggs,bread, butter and a beer sample (which was great!).
Teacher and Experiential Educator who works with students with special health needs, ice climber, kayaker, birder who loves the outdoors. Married Christian man ( 38 years) We raised 6 children, 5 daughters and one son on the farm We were a home schooling family for many years now with three grandsons. I have owned draft horses, chickens, goats, and geese over the years. I have climbed the third tallest peak on the North American Continent. Can you name it?