About This Listing
Marsh Brook is a beautiful farmhouse located in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. It is surrounded by beautiful views and farmland which is actively maintained by North Hollow Farm. Come experience the farm lifestyle while enjoying all that this house has to offer. Website coming soon.
Marsh Brook is located within 30 minutes to many ski resorts, such as Killington, Sugarbush, and Middlebury Snow Bowl. It is a great place to stay no matter your reason for visiting, whether it be business, a romantic getaway, a trip with the kids on school vacation, a Holiday vacation, or just a place to come and relax, Marsh Brook and Rochester have everything you would need.
Marsh Brook is perfectly located for outdoor enthusiasts with hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and more available as soon as you walk out the front door.
Interaction with Guests
You will have the chance to see lots of farm animals right next door at Julie's Ark. Or you can enjoy some relaxing time on the back deck. We are always available and near by if you have any questions or need anything during your stay.
If you're looking to dine out you can choose from the Rochester Café, Seasoned Books and Bakery, the Huntington House Inn, Doc's Tavern or Green Mountain Chinese.
You can play a round of golf at the White River Golf Course, explore the Green Mountain National Forest, or visit the Green Mountain Bike Shop for bike rentals, maps and tours.
Although there isn't any public transportation, Rochester is a beautiful little town with a lot to offer. Check out the Rochester Town website for more information: (website hidden).
Also, within 30 minutes you will find there is a lot to do.Check out our website for more information (website coming soon)
Other Things to Note
The pricing includes the 9% tax as well as cleaning and household supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap etc.
Please note that there is one full bath with a shower, one full bath with a tub, one room with just a Jacuzzi tub-all upstairs and connected. Then there is one half bath downstairs.
NOTE: Cell phone service will be limited if you do not have AT&T. We do however have a land line you can use at the house.
We expect the house to kept in good condition, the way it was when you arrived. However, we will take care of the cleaning, trash and recyclables. We will give you a couple of house keys to use during your stay and we ask that you leave those on the kitchen counter when you leave.
The house was so great, very cozy lots of blankets, towels, pots and pans for our big ski crew to use. Would love to go back next winter!
I contacted Staci to book the Marsh Brook listing for my parents to stay for graduation. She responded immediately and was cooperative throughout the whole process. There was not a message she did not reply to and her cooperation was beyond wonderful. The listing was better than expected. The house was very clean and was visually appealing. The view of the area and the nearby mountains was beyond belief. I am so glad my parents got to see Vermont and all its beauty. There was a house across the street where we saw people and there were a few animals in the vicinity. The whole Vermont, green mountains, farm theme fits perfectly and the one word I would use to describe the listing is marvelous. I plan on going back to Vermont to visit sometime and when I do, this is where I would love to stay.
The house worked great for our needs. It is an old house yet we felt welcomed in it.
Staci was a lovely and gracious host. The house was spotless and super toasty when we arrived. The house was very roomy and had plenty of seating space both in the living room and dining room. The kitchen was stocked with appliances, cookware, plates/bowls, silverware, etc as well as some spices in the cabinet. The house was also fully stocked with cleaning supplies, towels, sheets, etc. If we ever needed anything Staci always answered the phone and was there to help us with whatever we needed (she even brought us all purpose flour one night). She had informed us ahead of time that the internet was still waiting to be hooked up. I am so surprised by the one negative review she has up because that was clearly and gross exaggeration of a minor fly problem. There were a few house flies...they were a NON issue. Another wonderful thing about being on a farm is that right next door you get to see all the lambs, sheep, shetland ponies and miniature donkeys off of the sunporch when you have your morning coffee/tea. We were there go to skiing at Sugarbush which was about a 45 minute drive or about an hour in super snowy/icy conditions. I would highly recommend this house to anyone who wants a lovely and relaxing vermont getaway.
The location of the house was very nice. It was close enough to town to run in for coffee in the morning but still a beautiful farm home. Just outside the house are many different animals. Lama's, pony's, sheep and a lot of cows across the street. This was fine with everyone in my party and we enjoyed watching the animals over breakfast. There were a lot of dogs in the area but none would come up to be pet. The porch was a complete wrap around which was awesome.
Inside the house was a different story. The 3.5 baths is actually just baths. There is one shower, the next room has a jacuzzi tub (no sink or toilet), it immediately goes to a third bathroom that is a toilet, sink and tub that is too rusted to use. The house does sleep a lot of people 8 or so but you all have to share that one shower And since he bathrooms connect directly to each other you can't use the jacuzzi tub while people are using the other two bathrooms. This was a big impact on our trip, it took way too much time to shower in shifts when we expected to be able to have 3 working bathrooms.
On to the flies! The second and very disturbing issue with the house. There were live horse flies everywhere, each room had at least 15 flies in the lights that were alive and would fly out if you turned on the vents in the bathroom. The window seals were covered with dead flies, there were many smears on the walls. This means that the house wasn't cleaned before we got there. To make it worse the flies were not the only issue.
The kitchen and bathrooms were covered in mouse droppings. The dish drainer alone had at least 10 pieces. We came expecting to cook a quick dinner and ended up having to go back to town and get food. There was just too much to clean. On first glance everything looked fine, it was only when you tried to use things that you would notice the filth. There was some kind of glue smeared on the wall above the kitchen. We managed to stay there one night, maybe a total of ten hours in the house. I will not stay there again because of the mice and flies. The amount is really a health concern.
About the Host, Staci
I am a young, easy going person. I am a very honest, organized and trustworthy person. I love meeting new people and making sure all of my guests enjoy their stay.
My husband and I have a 4 1/2 month old son, our first child and a super smart 2 year Golden Retriever who loves living on the farm.
We love living on a farm in this small country town. We live in a great community full of wonderful people and things to do.
I am new at being a host so I am very open to feedback and advice. My goal is to make everyone's stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.