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Grand Vermont Estate on 120 Acres

Entire home/apt

12 Guests

6 Bedrooms

8 Beds

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About this listing

Everyone who has stayed here agrees that it is one of the most beautiful locations they have ever been to. A unobstructed view of the undeveloped Green Mountain National Forest across idyllic hayfields cannot be beaten!

The space

Located on a plateau in the "Valley of Vermont," this vacation villa - originally constructed in the late 1700's and renovated in French country style in the 1940's, provides a beautiful 6 bedroom, 3 bath house on 120 acres of hay fields, wild meadows and forest. The massive kitchen/dining room is perfect for feasting with friends and family and the outdoor dining looks out over the fields at the lush Green Mountain National Forest - for which this State was named. All linens and towels are provided, including beach towels for swimming.

Though Amtrak reaches Rutland, Vermont 20 minutes away, you must have or rent a car in order to enjoy this property. Nearby attractions include stream and lake fishing (Vermont requires fishing licenses); cycling, hiking and camping; lake swimming and boat rental; golf & tennis; outlet shopping; antique shopping; farmer's markets; horseback riding; summer theaters and concert series; Vermont State Fair (Labor Day Weekend only) and historical sites.

NEW in 2013 and 2014 - this house will be available during the heating season, so for Fall colors and for skiing, this is a very good option. For skiers, Bromley is roughly 30 minutes; Stratton roughly 45 minutes; Killington roughly 60 minutes. For cross-country skiers, other options are available - please inquire. Modern heating is provided.

Four bedrooms have full or queen sized beds. Two bedrooms have double beds. No smoking or open flames on the premises.

Appliances: Washer; dryer; stove/oven (electric); coffee maker; coffee grinder; microwave; refrigerator/freezer; hand mixer; food processor; electric griddle; outdoor charcoal grill; toaster.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the house, including the basement where the washer & dryer are. The barn is not locked, but use due caution if you or kids go in there. Guests will have access to the entire spread of the property.

Interaction with guests

We live in New York City and are available by phone, email and text to answer questions. But the guests will not see us during their stay. There is a caretaker just a few houses away in case of emergency.

Other things to note

The main dining/Kitchen area is ideal for entertaining. There is an outdoor cooking area just off the kitchen for which we usually use wood but you can also use charcoal. Grills are hanging on the wall of the woodshed, which is an open structure attached to the grey barn. You can't miss it.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 6
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $250
Security Deposit: $400
Weekly Discount: 7%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking. No open flames inside the house including no candles. Pets by permission only. Do not put wine glasses in the dishwasher - wash them by hand.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Nathan User Profile
February 2017
Sidney's place was a great value and we had a pleasurable stay. The house is old and charming and comfortably accommodated 10 of us. It was a 30 min drive to Okemo and was much cheaper and spacious than places near the mountain. It is also not far from breweries, cheese and maple syrup stores and other attractions so it is a great place for non skiers too. Would recommend.

Jacob User Profile
February 2017
We had a great time at Sidney's wonderful home - it is a beautiful place to spend some time on a beautiful bit of property. The house is filled with books and paintings and interesting touches. Thanks so much for letting us stay!

Frank User Profile
February 2017
Sidney's place is a great value for long-term, large group stays—as long as you don't have small children. While it adds to the quaint, antique feel of the farmhouse, the furniture needs updating (beds and seating are very old). There are loads of antiques and personal items everywhere and they are fascinating to study, but certainly not ideal with little kids who might think it's just "another toy". Sidney took the time and expense to set up gigabit Internet access for our stay, which means one of the fastest internet connections in the country. This certainly helped with our long term stay (streaming videos on two or three devices at once in HD was no problem). The nearby general store had everything we needed and was conveniently 1 minute away. We spent a little extra time at the start more thoroughly cleaning (especially the kitchen), but I also recognize that my wife and I have quite high standards, so the standard cleaning may not bother others.

Celine User Profile
December 2016
The house was just lovely and quaint. It's not difficult to find and is family-friendly, clean and equipped with all the basic necessities that my band of family members and I needed to be able to spend a comfortable vacation. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and for the kids to run around both inside and out. The host was very helpful and also made settling down into the house easy. Definitely my choice pick for my next visit!

Ken User Profile
August 2016
Our experience was beyond fantastic! With a spectacular view, abundant amenities and a beautiful home the Grand Vermont Estate was even better than we expected. Sidney was very accommodating and the caretakers (neighbors) were very friendly and helpful with any extra requests we made. Sydney also has an extensive library, very comfortable furniture and lots of maps and literature about things to do in VT. This is truly a Vermont experience. Deer, Turkeys, Foxes, birds, fly fishing, Emerald Lake and the comfort and wrap-around feeling of the Green Mountains.

Ellen User Profile
July 2016
I had a beautiful long stay at this house, and never got used to the view of their backyard. Sitting at the outdoor table with a nice bottle of wine at sunset is a must (and you will see all kind of animals wandering past out in the fields). And the house itself is filled with so much history (including a guestbook dating back to the 1940's!), you'll instantly feel at home. Sidney is very responsive and helpful, and Bob (the caretaker) is also a joy.

Rebecca User Profile
July 2016
The house in Danby is incredible. The pictures don't do it justice. Lush fields, hiking and swimming nearby, the most incredible big family kitchen I've ever seen, and plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to keep a large group happy. Seven of us -- all old friends coming from different corners of the East Coast for a 4th of July celebration -- converged and we couldn't have imagined a more ideal spot. Communicating with Sidney was a breeze and once we were out there, everything was pretty hands off and straight-forward. Also a wonderfully old and quirky farmhouse with plenty of character, but really clean with updated bathrooms and kitchen.

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New York, New York, United States · Joined in December 2010
Sidney User Profile

My goal is to provide a private, safe, clean, convenient, inexpensive, comfortable, well-appointed and well-designed property for the traveler or the local person in need of temporary furnished housing. I am available when needed but I do not intrude on my guests. In addition to being an AIRBNB host and property owner in both New York and Vermont, I am a real estate agent by professsion and have a passion for matching people with properties. I am a lifelong New York City resident and know the City well - ask me for tips. I speak enough French and Spanish to assist travelers in those languages if need be. English is my primary language. I am a culinary enthusiast. Also I am a guitarist and love many kinds of music. I have recently re-started my music career so if you're interested you can check out Sid Whelan Band on Bandcamp, , or Reverbnation. My band is inspired by roots American music form before 1960, primarily blues but also folk, country, tin pan alley, jazz, early rock'n'roll and Broadway.

I like to run and have joined New York Road Runners. I know some good routes in the area for runners.

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