1850s JAMAICA, VERMONT FARMHOUSE

House - Entire home/apt · Depot Street, Jamaica, VT 05343, United States

Our lovely antique farmhouse, circa 1850, is rich with history and charm. With original wide pine floors, plaster walls, slate roof, and classical lines, you will get a true taste of Vermont's beautiful architecture nestled in the mountains.

The Space

Are you looking for the perfect Vermont family getaway? Exclusively offered by the night or week, our lovingly maintained 1850's riverfront farmhouse with a large attached barn is just minutes from Vermont's best skiing resorts - Stratton, Magic, and Bromley Mountains. Sit and relax in the Adirondack chairs as you listen to the Pikes Falls River running through the private backyard. Gather with friends around the crackling woodstove in the cozy barn. Prepare a feast with fresh food purchased from the local farmer's market in the fully equipped kitchen. Dine around the large farm table by candlelight, and talk and laugh till the wee hours of the night. Enjoy life's simple pleasures in a home with such wonderful history.

On a quiet street just off Main, you will enjoy privacy and quiet time, while being just footsteps away from the village of Jamaica. The village offers a general store that seems to carry everything you could ever need: A coffee shop/café, art galleries, a library, fine inns and restaurants, (email hidden)ly farmer's market on Sundays (seasonal). The Jamaica State Park, also within walking distance from the house, has beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls. Manchester, known for its shopping outlets (Coach, Burberry, Armani, Gap, J. Crew, etc.) and wonderful restaurants is just a 20-minute drive. The Townshend Dam waterways are perfect for canoeing/kayaking and has white, sandy beaches for swimming and picnicking. The Townshend Auction House is an amazing place to find antiques and fine art for pennies on the dollar. There are many area antique shops to browse in. Brattleboro and Bennington are fun towns for day trips. Come and enjoy the natural beauty of Vermont, and surround yourself with meandering rivers and a backdrop of breathtaking mountains. Our home is children and pet-friendly. Sleeps 8 people. One queen and one double bed downstairs, and four twin beds upstairs. The home is outfitted with all the comforts of home, and has a wood stove, a large library of DVDs, wifi, and a washer and dryer.

Guest Access

The guests will have complete access to the entire house, including the attached barn, as well as the entire acre of property.

Interaction with Guests

I interact with my guests shortly after the reservation is booked so that they have all the rental and amenities information. I am always a cell phone call or a text away, too, in case there is any question or concern.

The Neighborhood

Jamaica is perhaps the sweetest little Vermont village that you could imagine! It has all the character and charm you could ask for. Surrounded by a bowl of mountains, it is populated by humble, hard-working, and creative people. You can walk to every little shop and cafe, and the State Park is just footsteps away, too. You'd be hard-pressed to go for a walk and not meet up with someone else on foot willing to say hello and strike up a conversation with you! That's just how it is in Jamaica.

Getting around

There is no public transit, but you can walk to any place within the village.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • A wonderful long weekend getaway. Erin's place is so perfect. A nice farm house with plenty of beautiful country right outside the front door. Friends and I enjoyed Stratton and Bromley mountains for a wonderful weekend. We came back to this cozy house nestled in the heart of Jamaica! Erin was a gracious host.

    March 2014
  • Our friends enjoyed our weekend skiing. The house was not far from the mountain and was very cute. Definitely good for a skiing weekend! Thank you so much, Erin!

    March 2014
  • The farmhouse is exactly as Erin describes it, very authentic and with a soul ! It's right in the center of Jamaica, close to shops and close to the Jamaica State Park. We loved our stay there.
    The house was super clean and very confortable. We highly recommend this beautiful old house to discover the amazing state of Vermont and the Green Moutain National Forest area.

    November 2012
  • My boyfriend and I were completely charmed by Erin's farmhouse. The farmhouse was the perfect combination of rustic and luxurious. We enjoyed a bicycle tour around Jamaica, including the nearby campground and state park. The adorable corner store was a perfect spot to pick up some snacks, wine, craft beers, and coffee. Certainly the little village is not a bustling metropolis, but is quaint and lovely. As for the farmhouse, it was impeccably clean, warm, comforting, and beautifully decorated in period style. Erin was a joy - she provided us with so many tips about the area and the amenities at the farm. Moreover, she allowed us to book for one night because it was a weeknight, which we greatly appreciated as we we had to move on to our next destination (but would have spent many more nights had we been able). We can't rave enough about the beauty of the house and the pleasure that is Erin. Be sure not to miss the hammock in the back yard!

    September 2012
  • We arrived at this adorable house a sunny Saturday afternoon. The house is really charming. I would say it takes you back in time...

    The locals here were very helpful with any questions we had during our stay.

    As this was our first time in Vermont, I was taken by pleasant surprise with how naturally beautiful everything was. The views during the drive, the small old-fashioned towns we drove through, the swimming and hiking spots...all of it.

    His trip was also an antique lover's dream! If I had had a truck I probably would have brought a ton back with me.

    Lastly, Erin was so helpful and attentive. She always made sure we knew she was available if we needed anything along the way from our initial booking to the week we were there. She was great.

    Our family would definitely return. Thanks Erin!

    September 2012
  • Lovely, peaceful and a wonderful place to stay! I recommend it if you want to get away, but can't be more than a short walk from a great coffee house!

    August 2012
  • The house was very nice and comfortable. We really enjoyed the fireplace in the back garden and going swimming in the mountains.

    August 2012
  • We stayed in Erin's charming Jamaica house for few days, and had a great time. Her place was all ready for our arrival, and couldn't have been a more comfortable base for our visit, which in addition to Southern Vermont wound up including all the other New England states.

    Erin is a terrific host. She provided detailed info on her house, and a very helpful guide to activities and restaurants in the area. Highly recommended!

    August 2012
  • What a fantastic property! As Erin points out: this is not a luxury hotel. However, it IS a beautifully restored 1800s farmhouse, complete with everything you'll need for a wonderful vacation. Add in a charming town center -- including a fully-stocked general store and a town hall with a fun event every night we were in Jamaica, despite it being a relatively small village -- and you'll find it hard not to relax. And being walking distance to the state park was pretty fantastic too!

    Needless to say, we had a great time.

    August 2012
  • We have a tremendous time at Erin and Bjorn's! The place was as advertised and there were no surprises. It is very close to town and also to Jamaica State Park which was a HUGE plus. In fact, we would love to stay here again and may do so in the future. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for some R&R in a beautiful Vermont town. We absolutely loved it.

    Thanks Erin and Bjorn!

    Susan

    July 2012
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I am from New Jersey. I lived in Vermont for 8 years where I attended Bennington College and Vermont College of Norwich University. I met my husband in Vermont, too, so it is only natural that we bought a second home there. We have many great friends and memories there. I have been an art educator for 17 years. Our two beautiful sons, ages 15 & 10 keep us busy! So happy to share our vacation house with airbnb guests!
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