- 2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom Sleeps 6.
Why Louis chose Washington
Authentic restored Antique Post & Beam home with wide pine floor and antiques.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Closest neighbor is half mile away, yet only a few miles from the small town of Washington, VT
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My wife, two boys (13 & 10) and I stayed at this property for four nights and rate our overall experience as really good. We were visiting from California and were looking for a remote location that provided a bit of isolation and natural beauty. The property location provided what we were looking for. For us, Vermont was beautiful and a short walk from the cabin provided some beautiful views of the mountains. My boys especially liked picking wild strawberries from the open fields. The cabin itself was rustic, but updated with all the essentials (TV’s, wi-if, full kitchen with all appliances, w/d, bathrooms had hot water and the fireplace was nice). The beds were springy and firm, but a little rough waking up in for me. I am near 50 yo so most beds don’t work for me that easily. The yard with the pond was a highlight. It was great to swim in and our boys enjoyed daily feeding the 20 or so rainbow trout that occupy it (food provided). The property manager was available by phone if needed and very friendly. The one negative was that the owner requires you to bring your own linens for the beds and towels. Luckily we had friends near Boston that let us borrow theirs. If not we would have had to haul them from California and taken space in our luggage. Otherwise, we had a great time on the property.
quintessential central Vermont country living
great property surrounded by Vermont beauty. The house has everything you need and is simply lovely. Large yard for my dog to run around. perfectly quiet and peaceful.
Glad you enjoyed your stay & welcome back at any time.
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BEST PLACE TO RELAX AND REFRESH!
Nowadays as a full time working mother running a family of 5 plus 3 fur kids is chaotic (understatement of the year). Even going on vacations leaves us in need of a vacation to recuperate from the vacation. We wanted a place with enough to do (if we choose) with little to no hustle and bustle; and most importantly a lot of peace and relaxation. We found it at the Caleb Atwell house. Our family of 5 slept comfortably in this historic yet very well maintained home. There was plenty of room for all of us and plenty of property to explore and play games on. Not only did we all enjoy the pond, but so did our dogs (yes this place is pet friendly too!) It was great to see the kids and the dogs running and playing games (like ones provided at the house like horseshoes and badminton) on what seems to be an endless green yard. Although you feel like you are millions of miles from anything, you are still within a reasonable distance of everything you need and want; such as great hiking and the simple joys that an old "downtown" provides (with modern pleasures such as Ben & Jerry's ;) ) The owners are very friendly and accommodating and there is no question, they take a lot of pride in keeping this house in great shape so that others can enjoy all it has to offer. Happy to say this is just what we needed and there was no need for recuperation. Glad this home was recommended to us by previous visitors and we will definitely be back soon!
GREAT COUNTRY SETTING
The Caleb Atwell House is a wonderful retreat from the busy world. It is complete with natural beauty, a private pond and expansive lawns, all supported by views of the wild unspoiled hills and mountains of Vermont.
This lovely rural home is clean and well maintained. The beautiful antique wide floor boards, beamed ceilings and wonderful decor create a home with lots of character. All beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was nicely stocked with any utensils, place settings, pots or pans you would ever need to prepare a meal. Off the beaten path yet very accessible, the home has nearby hiking and scenery to gaze at. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing here
We definitely look to return to this house again when we visit Vermont!
A wonderful historic place with beautiful vistas..
The Caleb Atwell House was everything it was described plus. Located in one of the prettiest parts of Vermont, the house is adorable and very special. We love the charm of a true historic post and beam home but with all the modern amenities; super fully stocked kitchen and recently updated baths. In an area of abundant wildlife there are hiking trails galore with superb views. The pond with floating dock and raft is an inviting spot for a cool dip, followed by the delightful outside shower. We will definitely return for more visits.
Ideal hiking, swimming, sightseeing and picnicking area. Horseback riding, fishing, golf, downhill skiing, excellent dining, shopping, 24hr supermarkets, quaint country auctions, Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, World Famous Granite quarries, antique and specialty shops are all within easy driving distance. Has been the site for several weddings and numerous honeymooners. Great for cross country and downhill skiing/snowboarding, and year-round family enjoyment.
Golf: Ten Excellent Public Golf courses are within a short drive; Two of the closest golf courses are among the best and have been in operation for a century; the Barre Country Club and the Montpelier Elks Country Club. Both of these courses have excellent course and slope ratings, maintain well stocked pro-shops, and offer golf at its finest, as well as exceptionally scenic views of the Central Vermont countryside.
Ski: Cross Country Skiing- One thing Central Vermont rarely runs out of is snow, particularly at higher elevations such as this house. The grounds and surrounding fields and woods are ideal for cross country skiing either on snowmobile trails or freshly fallen snow. Or, travel to Trapp Family Lodge Cross Country center in Stowe (45 miles) and experience excellence in groomed trails of all ability levels. Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding- Within an hour door to door ( 45 miles) is either Stowe/Mt Mansfield 'There's only one Stowe' which boasts Mt Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak and a wide range of terrain for every ability level. Stowe is known for its double-black diamond 'Front Four' trails, but also offers some great intermediate cruisers and a lovely group of beginner trails. Or travel to Sugarbush/Mad River Valley (45 miles), home of 'the most widely varied ski terrain East of the Rockies'.