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9 Rooms, 17 Maintained Acres, Heated Pool, Gazebo, Lake, Firepit, Grill and More

Bedrooms 9
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Artfully Restored Antique Farmhouse Hotel on 17 Acres. Heated Pool In The MTNS.

Fully rehabbed early 20th century 9-room farmhouse hotel that sleeps 18 guests. Amenities include: Heated Pool, Gazebo, Pond, Fire Pit, Grill, WiFi, Fireplace, Flat Screen TV + DVD + Cable, Library, Sound System, Large Dining Room & Well-Stocked Kitchen. A beautiful and tranquil setting in the mountains and 17 maintained, private acres to explore.


When the house was purchased and rehabbed in 2012, it was originally envisioned to be a writers retreat, which it still is. When Words Count Writers Retreat functions year-round on the property. Because of this, the house gathers no dust and holds a living creative energy.

In the last few years, it's opened its doors to weddings, retreats, reunions, parties, holiday gatherings, seminars & any events that require a beautiful, well-maintained venue.

There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor, named 'Fitzgerald' & 'Twain'. Both 1st floor bedrooms have full private bathrooms. There are 2 upstairs wings. The west wing has 4 bedrooms ('Hemingway', 'Ellison', 'Dickinson' & 'Miller') that share 2 full bathrooms. This wing was part of the original construction and has original hardwood floors and details dating back to the early 1900's. The east wing has 3 bedrooms (O'Conner, Frost & Bradbury) that share 2 bathrooms. This wing was added in the 1960's, these rooms are smaller and are carpeted.

On the first floor, in addition to the 2 master bedrooms, there's a well-stocked kitchen, large dining room, a foyer / serving area and a good-sized living room with a bathroom, fireplace, library, flat-screen TV and sofas.

Outside the house is a heated pool with beautiful views, a gazebo, a pond, a fire pit, a grill and 17 well-maintained, private acres.


The whole shebang.


*If you're inquiring about a wedding* - The pricing differs as follows from a standard house rental:

House rental: $1,500 p/n

Use of the property for wedding: $3000

Tent rental (for 80 guests): $750.00

Table and chair rental (for 80 guests) is $500

Trash removal $350.00

An on site property coordinator $500

More Details

Property Manager
Tom Eisner
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Tom Eisner

This is my father and his wife's property. It's used year-round as a writers retreat. I've helped open it up as a venue for weddings, reunions, parties, ski trips, holidays, conferences, retreats and any other gathering that benefits from a beautiful venue in the mountains. I only help out with online coordination and do not live on-site. After booking, you'll be working with the property's GM, Jill and the owner, Steve.

Tom Eisner purchased this estate in 2012


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Rochester, Vermont

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Private Bathroom In The Fitzgerald Room - toilet , tub , shower
    Private Bathroom In The Twain - toilet , shower
    Westwing Bathroom One - toilet , shower
    Eastwing Bathroom One - toilet , shower
    Eastwing Bathroom Two - toilet , shower
    Westwing Bathroom Two - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • The Twain - 1 queen , Private Bathroom, Sunny, Antigue Desk and Drawers
    The Emily Dickinson - 1 queen , Sunny, Hardwood Floors, Antique Oriental Rug w. Antique Desk
    The Fitzgerald - 1 king , Private Bathroom, Antique Desk, Sliding Glass Doors To Pool
    The Hemingway - 1 king , Hardwood Floors, Antique Oriental Rug, Armoire & Recliner
    The Ellison - 2 twin/ single , Sunny, Hardwood Floors, Antique Oriental Rug, Desk & Drawers
    The Miller - 1 queen , Hardwood Floors, Antique Oriental Rug w. Private Wash Sink
    The O’Connor - 1 queen , Wonderful view of The Pool and Mountains, Desk and Closet
    The Frost - 2 twin/ single , Beautiful views of The Pool, Antique Desk & Closet
    The Bradbury - 1 queen , Cozy qith Large Windows, a Closet & Small Antique Desk
    2 cots available as well - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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9 Rooms, 17 Maintained Acres, Heated Pool, Gazebo, Lake, Firepit, Grill and More
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious for our large group. Easy to cook and eat all together.

Flexible and responsive hosts. This was our second year!

thanks to Eberly!!

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We (group of ~10, corporate retreat) had a fantastic overnight stay here! The property is beautiful and serene, and we were greeted with warmth and a pleasant tour before being left to our own devices. The Inn is usually a writer's retreat, and each bedroom is named for a literary figure, which everyone enjoyed.

With a fire in the fireplace and 14 acres of snowy fields surrounding us, this was the perfect location for a team meeting. The next day, we were close enough to Sugarbush/MRG that everyone was able to have a leisurely cup of coffee before heading to the slopes for some skiing.

Would eagerly come back again.

  • Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this charming home in the hills of Vermont. The owner was friendly and easily accessible. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect VT Farmhouse for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful old farmhouse that very comfortably fit 15 of us. We especially loved the large dining room for meals all together, the living room with fireplace (and plenty of firewood) for games and conversation, and the spacious and comfy bedrooms. It was better than we expected! Definitely off the beaten path which we appreciated, but only 30min from skiing. Tip- bring bottled water, since the tap water had a strong iron taste.

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5+ Stars - Amazing house, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My party and I had the opportunity to stay in this house for our annual ski trip. The home is beautiful and easily accommodated our large group. The property around the house is breathtaking and definitely provides the privacy needed for a comfortable getaway. Every detail in the house has been carefully thought out to make your stay enjoyable, from the individually themed rooms after different writers, to providing all the basic essentials (e.g. extra space heaters, slippers, towels, etc). The owner is very responsive and the property manager lives nearby in case anything is needed. The home is no doubt 5+ stars, and we're already thinking about coming back next year!

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a ski getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house had a true Vermont feel and there was more than enough space for our group of 20. We loved the house and property and would definitely recommend it to others looking to have a ski getaway in the Green Mountains.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: necessary

The house is in a rural, mountain setting surrounded by dirt roads that weave through the mountains between the forest, cow pastures and maple syrup makers. The closest town, Rochester, is 10 minutes away by car. It has a pretty well-stocked grocery store with a wide selection beer, wine and liquors. The town has a nice cafe / bookstore / bakery and a diner-ey restaurant and a bar. It's a beautiful, old town with a large courtyard and church and place to rent bikes. Further down the road are towns like Warren, Woodstock and Killington where larger, more upscale restaurants and shops can be found.

If you're coming for a ski strip, the house is about 45 min from Killington and Bread Loaf.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Rochester, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jun 15 2018 - Oct 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$384.51
Pet Fee C$256.34
Damage Deposit C$640.85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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