Barn with house and tennis court in the background

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Our barn is located to the side of our home in our field. This year we have two cows instead of goats and will also have some sheep. Our location is surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest and is quiet and we have beautiful sunsets and a view of the Adirondack Mountains.

The space

Nestled in the field to the side of our home is a lovely new wooden barn. Our field is host to an ever changing collection of animals from May to October but the barn will be just for you. In the past we have had goats but this year we have two milking cows , 5 sheep , one goat and two baby calves. They all belong to our wonderful neighbors.
A private sleeping area is equipped with a full size futon, lighting, small mini fridge, microwave, radio/cd player and plenty of rustic charm. We have wireless internet in house you can use. The barn depending on location and device you have, might be able to pick up the service.
An upstairs loft holds a ping pong table and basketball hoop.
We can host children but you would need to bring their own camp pads, sleeping bags and towels. There are plenty of fun activities for them on the property and in the area.
The views from the barn's deck are nothing short of spectacular. You are welcome to join us in the main house to use the kitchen and the bathroom (the barn does not have either). All linens are provided for the adults but not the children.

Our place is about 15 minutes from the town of Brandon which has several wonderful restaurants, a grocery store, and shopping. We are also about 25 minutes from the college town of Middlebury which is known for its quaint downtown and arts scene. We are nearby to Middlebury College Snowbowl for downhill skiing and Rikert Ski Center for X-Country skiing (one of two places in the state that makes snow!). We are also minutes away from Blueberry HIll Ski Center for back country skiing and snowshoeing. We can provide the snowshoes.

This space is perfect for someone looking for a rustic retreat in a beautiful part of Vermont. We will make you feel at home!

A note about reservations in the colder months. We are more than happy to accommodate but you would need warm clothes The barn room is insulated but please keep in mind that temperatures after October and before April can be very low so please pack accordingly. This experience is similar to winter camping but protected from the elements!

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire property and more than welcome to use our kitchen. The bathroom is in the house.

Interaction with guests

We are very happy to help our guests have a wonderful Vermont experience. We have many maps and guide books for hiking, skiing and biking. Please just ask and we can direct you many local swimming holes.

Other things to note

Starting October 1 , 2016 Airbnb will be adding a 9% to the reservation cost per Vermont state tax law.
We would like to know a bit about you before we accept a reservation so please have a full profile filled. Thank you!
The goats are not here this summer 2017. We have two gentle cows and are expecting babies in June and will also have a few sheep. Goats may be back in the future
No smoking in the barn or house please. No firearms on the property.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 0
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Starting October 1, 2016 Airbnb will be collecting a 9% Vermont state tax as required by Vermont law. Thank you for noting this.
Please have fun and treat our home as you would want your home treated. No pets or smoking allowed in the barn or house please. No fire arms on the property.
Enjoy your stay.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

62 Reviews

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Kurt User Profile
August 2017
David and Rene offer such a unique and warm experience at their Airbnb. They were incredibly kind and welcoming and went above and beyond to help us feel accommodated. We would go back to stay at their barn in a heartbeat. Hands down the best Airbnb experience we've ever had!

Bob User Profile
August 2017
I rented from David and Rene for a month while I was attending grad school in Ripton. Their property is beautiful, surrounded by fields, flowers, farm animals, and mountain views, but their kindness and hospitality is what made my stay so memorable. They made me feel right at home from the very beginning. I would happily rent from them again.
David And Rene User ProfileDavid And Rene is a superhost.
Response from David And Rene:
We enjoyed hosting you for the month and welcome back anytime.
August 2017

Julia User Profile
June 2017
A toast on ... Airbnb (book is available and highly recommended) ;) and David and Rene. We had three beautiful nights in their barn. Both are so lovely and welcoming people. Absolute amazing and invincible stay. Now we have family in Goshen!
David And Rene User ProfileDavid And Rene is a superhost.
Response from David And Rene:
You always have a home in Goshen. We so enjoyed your stay.
June 2017

Evan User Profile
October 2016
What a lovely experience--David and Rene made us feel so welcome! We very much appreciated their clear instructions and helpful recommendations. We certainly did not lack for anything, and we were snug and warm in the barn despite snow and chilly weather. The space was clean and charming, and the property and surrounding area were stunningly beautiful, making our stay all the more enjoyable and peaceful.
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Response from David And Rene:
Glad your weekend went well and you enjoyed the area.
October 2016

Caroline User Profile
October 2016
Rene and David were terrific hosts! I would highly recommend staying with them. I slept in their barn, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I also spent quite a bit of time in the house as well, which was wonderful. When I arrived, I felt instantly at home. I had wonderful conversations with both Rene and David as well as additional warmth by their fire. Rene gave me great hiking suggestions for my full day stay and gave very detailed directions, which was very helpful. Overall my experience with them was lovely and I look forward to staying with them again in the near future (and hopefully a few extra days). Thank you!!
David And Rene User ProfileDavid And Rene is a superhost.
Response from David And Rene:
Glad you got to see the snow geese, experience the bracing Vermont air and hike. Thank you for your kind words.
October 2016

David Tyler User Profile
October 2016
David and Rene are some of the warmest and most welcoming hosts that I've ever encountered. They reminded me of my dearest friends' parents - always happy to see you, wanting to take care of you, and exhibiting a genuine and warm curiosity about you. If you enjoy connecting with your hosts and having great conversation in a great setting, then stay here! The barn itself is cozy, but can be cold starting in October, given the mountain location. In fact, on our last night at the barn in late October, we woke up to 4 inches of snow on the ground! Beautiful. David and Rene were very helpful in assisting us get out of their driveway in the snow. If you can handle the cold (we could, and they provide a space heater, which helps), then definitely stay here. Otherwise, wait until it's a bit warmer. Can't wait to stay with them again on our next visit to Vermont!
David And Rene User ProfileDavid And Rene is a superhost.
Response from David And Rene:
Despite the early snow we are happy you had a nice stay. We hope to see you both again.
October 2016

Amanda User Profile
October 2016
David and Rene were wonderful hosts, very knowledgeable about the area and very willing to help. They were flexible with our arrival time, and provided all amenities listed. Their property is gorgeous - the photos do not do it justice!

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Goshen, Vermont, United StatesJoined in February 2011
David And Rene User ProfileDavid And Rene is a superhost.

We have been living in Vermont for the past 30 years. We raised 4 beautiful daughters in this house and now that they are all on to other adventures we have some extra space. We love meeting new people and have traveled to many different parts of the world (often visiting our daughters who love to travel as well). We also have a home in Rhode Island that we are now listing for weekly rentals.
David is a retired teacher and Rene is a physical therapist. We enjoy all things related to the outdoors from collecting sap to making syrup on the wood stove, swimming, hiking, and skiing the trails by our house. We love to read, garden, and enjoy our life in Vermont and Rhode Island Please contact us for more information!

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