Charming 'Craftsbury Farmhouse' w/ Hot Tub!

City: Craftsbury, Vermont Property ID: 323443

grand total: From $425 total Per Night

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
    Have the Vermont retreat of a lifetime with this historic 6-bedroom, 5-bath 'Craftsbury Farmhouse', tucked away on 7 peaceful acres in the Black River Valley. You'll absolutely adore the warmth and beauty of this old farmhouse, which boasts extensive renovations, modern amenities, and accommodations for 12.

    THE PROPERTY

    Master Bedroom (Apple Blossom Room): Queen Bed | Bedroom 2 (Front Room): Queen Bed | Bedroom 3 (Antiquity Room): 2 Twin Beds | Bedroom 4 (Laura Ashley Room): Queen Bed | Bedroom 5 (Bramble Room): Queen Bed | Bedroom 6 (Maple Suite): Queen Bed

    A New England Cape-style home built in 1826, The Craftsbury Farmhouse has been in the Wilson family for seven generations. Tucked away on 7 acres of tranquil perennial gardens, rolling pastures and mowed walking trails, this historic farmhouse offers privacy, peace and relaxation to those who visit.

    Inside, the home features over 3,300 square feet extensively remodeled living space and welcoming country-inspired furnishings, making this the ideal lodging choice for multiple families or several couples traveling together.

    The plush living room couches invite you to kick back and relax, as you watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen HDTV or sing along as your companions play a diddy on the piano.

    The fully-equipped kitchen, with AGA stove centerpiece, is the perfect place to prepare tasty home cooked meals to enjoy with your loved ones in the spacious dining room.

    All 6 bedrooms are lovingly decorated and offer incredible space and privacy for guests. You'll absolutely love the 1,000 square foot Maple Suite Annex on the second floor, which has a private en-suite bathroom, entertainment area, a gorgeous mural by Jessie Upson and beautifully detailed wood art by the famous Hugo Mesa.

    After your meal, step outside the back door to relax in the stunning natural beauty of Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom, watching as the bluebirds, hummingbirds, and cardinals flit from tree to tree. Soak your cares away in the 4-person hot tub, or kick back with your travel companions in the 16x16 screened-in porch, which offers stunning vistas of the rolling fields, glorious sugar maples and 100-year-old pines towering above peaceful perennial gardens.

    Fire up the gas grill to dine al fresco in this fully-furnished outdoor space, featuring a selection of patio furniture, couches, and benches. In your downtime, look forward to sipping a refreshing cold brew on the massive deck overlooking Whetstone Brook, soothing your sore muscles in the far-infrared sauna, or strolling along the water to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife known to frequent the area.

    This property is also handicap accessible, with front steps that are wide and deep enough for a walker, a downstairs bedroom with a handicap accessible tub, and 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on bottom floor.

    THE LOCATION

    Although the farmhouse offers everything necessary for the ultimate Northeastern escape, you won't want to miss out on exploring the fantastic attractions surrounding the property!

    Just 2 minutes up the road you will find all the essentials stocked at The Craftsbury General Store and C Village Store, as well as the popular Pete's Greens Organic Farm Stand - known for harvesting delicious organic vegetables and produce.

    Be sure to check out the Olympic training facilities at The Craftsbury Outdoor Center, or spend the afternoon sampling tasty local microbrews and spirits at The Hill Farmstead Brewery and Caledonia Spirits.

    Outdoor enthusiasts will also love the farmhouse's close proximity to Stowe, Jay Peak, and Burke Mountain, which offer some of the best hiking, biking, and skiing in the entire state!

    Additionally, you will find numerous pristine lakes located nearby with fantastic opportunities for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.

    Regardless of how you choose to spend your time in Vermont, the 'Craftsbury Farmhouse' will quickly become a place you wish to return to year after year.

    THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE

    Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.

    ADDITIONAL DETAILS

    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, 7 acres of perennial gardens and mowed walking trails, 4-person hot tub, expansive deck overlooking Whetstone Brook, 16x16 screened-in dining room, large private yard, free WiFi, 3 person Far-infrared Sauna, handicap accessible walk in tub/shower, handicap accessibility, fire pit, gas grill, 2 flat-screen HD TVs with DirectTV, in-unit laundry machines and much more!
    - Beautiful, scenic Craftsbury location close to The Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Hill Farmstead Brewery, The Craftsbury General Store, Positive Pie Restaurant, Pete's Greens Organic Farm, Caledonia Spirits, Stowe, Jay Peak and Burke Mountain

    Policies:
    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed. If evidence of pets is found anywhere on the property, a post-stay fee will be charged. We appreciate your cooperation
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Events, parties and large gatherings allowed with an additional fee, pending homeowner approval. Please reach out to Evolve for further information
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
  • Location
  • DETAILS & AMENITIES

    Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Farmers Market
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Ice Skating
    • Kayaking
    • Miniature Golf
    • Mountain Biking
    • Playground
    • Restaurants
    • Sailing
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Snorkeling
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoeing
    • Tennis
    • Water Parks
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Communications

    • Internet Connection
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Entertainment

    • Books
    • DVD Player
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Games
    • Piano
    • TV

    Included Services

    • 24 Hour Management
    • Catering Available
    • Linens Provided
    • On-Call Maintenance
    • Towels Provided
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Alarm Clock
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Hair Dryer
    • High Chair
    • Iron/Board
    • Jetted Tub
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Washer

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Coffee Grinder
    • Coffeemaker
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Outside Amenities

    • Deck
    • Fire Pit
    • Free Parking
    • Garden
    • Gas Grill
    • Off Street Parking
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture
    • Screened Porch

    Pool And Spa

    • Private Hot Tub
    • Sauna

    Restrictions

    • Extended Stay
    • Flexible Max Occupancy
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking

    Suitability

    • ADA Certified Handicap Accessible
    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Events Allowed
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    View And Location

    • Garden View
    • Mountain View
    • Rural
  • Guest Reviews (30)
    Write Your Own Review

    Clean farmhouse

    Reviewed by: Tracy I. on

    Comment:

    Stayed with multiple families plenty of dishes and pots/pans
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Reviewed by: Vishrut on

    Comment:

    We loved your place..a very unique and refreshing experience! Its an amazing place for a group of 10-12 people to hang out and have lots of fun..specially the hot water tub, piano and hige open space in the backyard with stunning landscape views..even a small water stream right next to the farmhouse was amazing..a hidden jewel..thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality! See you guys again next year.. :)
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2018

    Lovely property

    Reviewed by: Giselle H. on

    Comment:

    We had a fantastic stay, this is a lovely home with tons of space. Great space for extended family for a nearby wedding. We hope to return again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Reviewed by: Ryan on

    Comment:

    Great rustic farmhouse with modern amenities for those looking for a rural Vermont weekend! Close to Hill Farmstead brewery and a short drive to Hardwick. Lots to do in the area and this was a great home base for a long weekend!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in June 2018

    Craftsbury Reunion

    Reviewed by: Patricia T. on

    Comment:

    It was a perfect location and set up for our gang of many! Lisa and Tom were fantastic hosts and always answered our questions right away. The grandkids and older kids loved the hot tub. A truly delightful stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Reviewed by: Matt on

    Comment:

    Thanks so much for a memorable gathering of old friends. We had a lovely time skiing at the nearby Craftsbury Outdoor Center and really appreciated the hot tub and sauna for the apres-ski! Cooking on the AGA was a fun experience and resulted in some great meals during our stay. The place was a hit with the crew and I'm grateful as some had considered a lower-cost and more "rustic" choice. This clearly was worth the bit more for all the amenities!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in March 2018

    Best Rental Home I Have Ever Stayed In!

    Reviewed by: Regina W. on

    Comment:

    What an amazing place. You could hear the oohs and ahhs from everyone as we walked though the house for the first time. I coordinated a ski trip for a party of 11 and when I saw this place, I thought it was too good to be true. Spacious, ideal location for the mountains, 5 bathrooms, a hot tub and priced just right, this house suited all of our needs. The classic farmhouse decor made the home feel authentic and historic. The kitchen was fully stocked with not only appliances and cooking utensils, but also condiments and spices that we had forgotten! Tom and Lisa were the best of rental owners and neighbors. We could be a rowdy bunch at times and not once were we asked to quiet down. They were kind and helpful and didn't expect much of us as guests which took stress off our shoulders. Our only complaint is that the back door handle was broken which was a struggle for getting out of the hot tub lol, but other than that, everything was great. Thank you so so much! If we ever plan to go up to northern Vermont again, this is where we will stay. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2018

    Reviewed by: Caity on

    Comment:

    This space was amazing came here with a group of my friends for my birthday! Lisa and Tom were very hospitable, and respnded quickly to all my question and the space is great. Views were perfect even did some sledding!! One of my favorite spots now!!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in February 2018

    Reviewed by: Harshit on

    Comment:

    Great place with stunning views. Only con is the slow and weak wifi but other than that definitely recommend it for a getaway.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in February 2018

    Reviewed by: Stacey on

    Comment:

    The Craftsbury Farmhouse was even more amazing and charming then I expected! The homeowners Tom amd Lisa were very nice and responsive. We got the grand Tour by Tom which really added to the experience. The house was extremely affordable as well (especially considering all the amenities included) I especially loved how we could enjoy the beauty and experience of staying in a historic house and at the same time we were able to enjoy technology like wifi, an amazing hot tub, a sauna room, and the house also came with its very own, "Alexa" to play whatever you wanted throughout the house. We absolutely loved it and would stay there again in a heartbeat!!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in January 2018

    Very rustic with modern amenities. Every corner has an interesting piece to add to the 1826 charm.

    Reviewed by: Karen L. on

    Comment:

    Tom and Lisa were gracious hosts. Beds were extremely comfortable. Hot tub and sauna helped everyone relax from the stress of planning a wedding.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on September 21, 2017

    Reviewed by: Abby on

    Comment:

    We had a great stay!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay on 08/14/2017

    Wonderful experience at this Vermont farmhouse.

    Reviewed by: carol m. on

    Comment:

    Nine of us went to Vermont for a family wedding at nearby Greensboro and we loved our stay at the Craftsbury Farmhouse. The six bedrooms were just as the photos promised. We spent most of our time in the dining/gathering room and had no trouble cooking on the AGA stove. The house was well supplied with cooking utensils, dishes, place ware, and linens. (Based on our other experiences with vacation rentals, this is not always the case.) There were lots of games, books and sing-alongs (thanks to the music left on the piano) to get us through the rainy time. The landscaping, gardens and stream were beautiful. Due to the wedding activities we were not able to use the sauna and hot tub as much as we had wanted. The host/owners were most helpful, recommending restaurants, grocery stores, and places to visit. Regarding communication connectivity, -- although cell service was not always available, three of us had computers and we never had any problems connecting to the internet. The provided "Alexa" always had connectivity to provide our music and answer our jeopardy questions. -- great fun. We certainly would recommend this home -- especially for large family gatherings.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on July 5, 2017

    Beautiful Stay At The Craftsbury Farm.

    Reviewed by: Arthur W. on

    Comment:

    Overall, everything was excellent except that the grill's gas tank was empty - we bought one. In the future, the owners should check to make certain everything promised is available.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June,2017

    Amazing house!

    Reviewed by: Ameet C. on

    Comment:

    The house is very cozy and sleeps a large group very comfortably. It has so many rooms to entertain and large backyard to hangout and grill
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay April 21, 2017

    Reviewed by: Matthew on

    Comment:

    *This review was orginally posted on Airbnb for stay on 05/15/2017

    This is a fabulous rental!

    Reviewed by: Charis on

    Comment:

    This is a fabulous rental!- Rented this place as a home base for 6 bridesmaids for a friend's wedding. The owners left us 2 bottles of Prosecco in the fridge as a congratulations/welcome, that's just how nice they are. We wound up having most of the out of town guests (about 30 ppl) for dinner unexpectedly one night and far from objecting, the owner wished I'd told her earlier so she could help out. The property is beautiful with lots of little nooks and corners to wander off to and enjoy the scenery. The rooms are a good size with 3 bathrooms split between them. The pictures do not show that the owner house is attached but they are very unobtrusive and polite. We never felt awkward about having them around or using any part of the property. The only 2 things to know are: 1. there is no A/C and we were there in the middle of summer. Not a problem for most of the house since it's VT but their stove is an AGA which meant the kitchen was a little uncomfortable in the middle of the day but totally workable and we should be outside at that time anyway! 2. There's no cell reception in the area. However, there is wifi so as long as someone has (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or imessage you can still get in touch with whoever has run into town for groceries, but it is a consideration in planning. Overall a beautiful place to have an event or just take a quiet vacation. Money well spent!

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb.

    Charming Farmhouse

    Reviewed by: Elizabeth on

    Comment:

    We had a great time in Craftsbury. The owner was a great host, helpfully showing us around the farmhouse. The inside of the farmhouse is charming, and the back yard is spectacular.

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb.

    We loved everything about staying at this farmhouse

    Reviewed by: Maggie on

    Comment:

    We loved everything about staying at this farmhouse. It is spacious, clean and charming and the location is so serene. The owners are wonderful hosts and we are looking forward to booking this house again the next time we come to VT!

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb.

    We definitely will be back!

    Reviewed by: Sharon on

    Comment:

    We had a fabulous time at this wonderful Craftsbury farm house. The description of the accommodations was accurate and the owner greeted and welcomed us at the agreed upon time. As we were making the arrangements, she responded to all emails promptly and was very helpful. This is a great location for anyone interested in Nordic skiing at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (10 minutes away). After a long day of skiing we enjoyed the warmth of the AGA stove, the hot tub and sauna, the warm showers, the comfortable furnishings in the living room and the very comfortable beds. We had wonderful meals in the dining room which is roomy and set up for 8 people. We definitely will be back.

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb. Date of stay December 2015.

    The Craftsbury Farmhouse is a wonderful destination!

    Reviewed by: William on

    Comment:

    The Craftsbury Farmhouse is a wonderful destination! Beautiful home with five lovely bedrooms and four bathrooms. Just a couple miles south of Craftsbury Common and about five miles to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The heart of the house is a gorgeous AGA stove in the kitchen. We found it fun to cook on and loved the way it heated the house. The big living room and dining room are great for family dinners and games. We enjoyed the hot tub and the sauna. The owners were kind, inviting hosts who made sure we felt very welcome. Our kids are asking if we can go back there again next Christmas vacation!

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb. Date of stay December 2015.

    We enjoyed our time.

    Reviewed by: Guy on

    Comment:

    We enjoyed our time. The owners made us feel comfortable and welcome.

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb, Date of stay January 2016.

    Great stay and just what we needed!

    Reviewed by: John on

    Comment:

    The hosts were a very nice couple that helped with any needs we had and were very welcoming. They also gave us our privacy as well. As for the house itself, it was a good size old farmhouse with everything we needed and a great new hot tub and sauna which came in handy after some long hard skis at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Great stay and just what we needed!

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb. Date of stay February 2016.

    It was the perfect house for us

    Reviewed by: Nell on

    Comment:

    The owners welcomed us and could not have been more helpful and hospitable. Pictures do not show the lovely screened in back porch, nor the expansive patio space. These were the perfect site for the wedding shower we hosted. Grandchildren loved freely rambling the expansive and lovely grounds--in fact, we all did. It was the perfect house for us and the owner was most generous in offering items from his kitchen when we needed them.

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb. Date of stay June 2016.

    Photos do not do it justice!

    Reviewed by: Leslie on

    Comment:

    The photos and the description do not do this place justice. It is a large, well appointed, rambling farmhouse with plenty of room to spread out. We had 10 adults and everyone had a place to retreat if he or she needed some quiet time. The bedrooms are individually decorated and all really adorable. Multiple bathrooms were great with this many adults. The outdoor area is gorgeous! There is an outdoor table up a small hill and beautiful plantings all around. The hosts offer use of a large and wonderful screened porch. We had fun playing family card games in the living room. It is located in a very rural area so we were not able to get cell phone coverage but we knew that when we rented the house. I understand the Hosts are working on getting better cell coverage. We were here for a family wedding and it was an ideal set-up for our two families. The Hosts are wonderful people. I have high expectations and Craftsbury Farmhouse exceeded them.

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb. Date of stay July 2016.

    Amazing Stay!

    Reviewed by: Don on

    Comment:

    Amazing stay, the house and entire property were great. The actual stay exceeded expectations based on the pictures we had seen while booking and we will be back next year!

    This review was originally submitted on Airbnb. Date of stay August 2016.

    Great place, exactly as advertised!

    Reviewed by: Cornelia S. on

    Comment:

    The house was exactly as described. The owners met us there without problem and explained everything we needed to know. We were very pleasantly surprised to see that they had decorated the house for Christmas complete with a tree! That was lovely as we were traveling with 3 children. This was our first experience with VRBO and we really had no problems. Would highly recommend.

    This review was originally submitted on HomeAway. Date of stay January 2015.

    Great cozy house in Craftsbury.

    Reviewed by: Anonymous on

    Comment:

    We spent the New Year's week in this house as a party of 8 (4 generations). Everybody had a great time. The house is spacious, charmingly decorated and has many little details that are quite lovely. The AGA stove takes some time to get used but is OK after that.

    pros:
    + 5 bedrooms, 4 baths - plenty of room for everyone.
    + 10 minutes drive from Craftsbury outdoor center - XC skiing in winter.
    + 1 mile from general store which has everything.

    cons:
    The only thing I can think about is slow internet connection which was due to the verizon strike.

    This review was originally submitted on HomeAway. Date of stay January 2015.

    Wonderful place. Fulfilled expectations.

    Reviewed by: Mike T. on

    Comment:

    The property is a lovingly-updated farmhouse that has been in the same family for generations. Despite its long life, it was modern and comfortable for eight adults and could accommodate more. The grounds are beautiful and extremely well maintained. Great place. Would highly recommend. Especially for groups that include elderly folks. Thank you.

    This review was originally submitted on VRBO. Date of stay July 2016.

    Just waiting to get back here now...

    Reviewed by: Jessica T. on

    Comment:

    We held our family reunion here this past Labor Day Weekend. It was the perfect location for a diverse group . The backyard is amazing, with activities for all levels of fitness. Here is a list of what we did out there : croquet, hill rolling, yoga, finding crayfish in the stream (and respectfully observing, not grabbing, them, haha), meandering, raspberry and blackberry picking, picture taking, hot tubbing, beer tasting, picnicking, exploring the woods.

    The house itself has all of the essential parts to a successful weekend with a family. There was a suite for the family with the baby. There was a downstairs bedroom for parents who don't want to negotiate stairs. There was a large kitchen and stove (AGA, my first time cooking on one). There was a screened in porch that could seat twelve comfortably for dinner . Etc etc- if you are trying to entertain a large group this is the place to do it . Also may personal touches are evident, from the Laura Ashley-decorated girl's bedroom to the numerous towels in every one of the 5 bathrooms.

    The couple who manages this property were responsive, professional and easy to deal with. They even made brownies that were on the counter when we arrived. What a welcome ! I would stay here again in a second: the hot tub was clean, the house was clean and comfortable. I can't even think of a suggestion for making it better because they've thought of many small touches that made it feel like home. What a good find in the Northeast Kingdom - 5 stars and then some !

    This review was originally submitted on VRBO. Date of stay September 2016,.

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