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25 Acre Mountain Playground, Close to Okemo, 2 Bedroom
1200 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Sheryl
6 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom


Modern, comfortable, renovated, secure 2-bed first story condo with all the amenities in a charming Farmhouse located on 25 gorgeous acres. 5 miles to Okemo - easy access to everything but far enough away to relax! VAST trail accessible. Outdoor gear & snowmobile storage on site. Close to: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Fishing, Restaurants. [House has 2 listings - upper level condo can also be rented.] Perfect ski rental location for Okemo or Killington.

Awe-inspiring views and a peaceful vibe come together at The Big Barn Farm to serve up a fabulous vacation for any season! The Big Barn Farm is a charming 25 acre Farm centrally located in the Green Mountains. The property consists of a large Farmhouse, multiple outbuildings and a Landmark 5-story Historic Barn. This 4-season paradise is a wonderful place to ESCAPE, RELAX and PLAY!

The Farmhouse has been recently updated and modernized. After a great day of recreation, store your winter toys in the spacious parking area and enter the Farmhouse to find plenty of hooks/storage for your gear. Once inside the cozy setting, pour a drink & soak up the stunning valley views through the bay windows of the large sitting/dining room as you contemplate what you'll cook up in the fully modernized kitchen. At dusk, head outside to the bonfire pit and enjoy roasting marshmallows by the warm glow of the fire and fading sunset.

In this sunny, private and secure downstairs condo, the Master has a comfortable queen bed and walk-in closet. The cozy second bedroom has bunk beds. The living room has a very comfortable high-end & brand new sleeper sofa that easily pops out into a queen-sized bed.

The kitchen has brand new premium appliances and is outfitted with everything you'll need to serve up culinary delights. The bathroom has a full-sized tub with rain shower head. There is also a large capacity washer/dryer to clean up from the day's activities.

You'll feel like you're away from it all - even though you are short jaunt from the heart of everything that Central VT has to offer! The Ludlow/Cavendish area (5 miles away) is an amazing culinary destination! Lucky renters will experience the tasting room at the winery right next door (open seasonally - Brook Farm Vineyards/Bates Mansion). And the recreation opportunities just outside the front door are unparalleled.

Recreation Close by:
Out the front door of the BBF: VAST trails (ride your sled from door to trail - snowmobiles can be parked on property), Walking, Running, Cross Country and Snowshoeing on the property
Okemo base: 5.5 miles (Skiing, Riding, Mtn. Biking, Restaurants and Nightlife)
Jackson Gore base: 7.5 miles (Skiing, Riding, Zip Line and Adventure Park, Mountain Coaster)

A little further, but not much:
Killington Mtn: 22 miles (Skiing, Riding, Adventure Park and Nightlife!!)
Pico Mtn: 24 miles
Bromley, Magic, Stratton, Mt. Snow: 25'ish miles (Skiing, Riding, Adventure and Nightlife)

Swimming, Skating, Boating, Fishing (all seasons):
Lake Rescue & Echo Lake: 5 miles
Camp Plymouth State Park: 4.5 miles
Buttermilk Falls swimming holes: 8.5 miles

Dining and shopping:
Proctorsville: 3 miles (SINGLETONS!, Neil's, Murdock's, Crow Bakery & Cafe, VT Apple Pie Breakfast)
Ludlow: 4 miles (Goodmans Pizza, The Downtown Grocery, Stemwinder, Mojo Cafe, Java Babas, Mr. Darcy's, Harry's, etc.)
Woodstock VT: 25 miles (Worthy Kitchen, and much more)

A little further away...
Manchester Outlets: 37 miles
Rutland: 29 miles

Long Trail: 15 miles (Bridgewater Corners)
Harpoon: 25 miles (Windsor)

Ask us about hosting your Special Event here - weddings, parties, etc.

The lower level of the Farmhouse is all yours.

We allow guests to be extremely independent but are a phone call or a text away for addressing any issue or questions that may arise.
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Sleeping Configuration
  • Queen
2Toddler mattress available
Second Bedroom
  • Bunk bed
2Twin sized bunk beds
  • Queen
2Pull out sofa
Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Not Handicap Accessible
Suitable for Events
Parking Included

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Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
What we supply
Linens, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, dish soap, sponge, trash bags, laundry detergent
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Satellite TV
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

Firepit with killer views


Pier fishing
Water skiing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Cross country skiing
Ice skating
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Fly fishing
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



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Nomads at heart, New Englanders by birth, Travelers by choice. We have visited more than 100+ countries and picked up bits of language and some crazy customs along the way! Many of our earlier years were spent wandering with nothing more then we could fit on our backs. Years passed, a couple wildly awesome kids showed up and some crazy properties found their way into our lives including a one-of-a-kind Miner's Cabin in the one-of-a-kind town of Crested Butte (truly one of the most beautiful places either of us has ever been) and, more recently, a gorgeous 25 acre former Vermont dairy farm which, when we found it, was a time capsule to the day it closed in the 1940s! 80 year old hay, anyone?

The Crested Butte Love Shack: We lived full-time in CB for many years and consider ourselves lucky to be stewards of the Crested Butte Cabin (since 2002!) - its a place filled with good energy and happy vibes, something you can feel the moment you step through its door!

The Big Barn Farm: We've lovingly restored this iconic Vermont Farm to its former glory and you can sometimes find us snowshoeing through the fields or picking apples from the secret orchard while sitting in the tractor bucket. What a breathtakingly beautiful place!

Whichever property you're interested in, we welcome you to our slice of paradise!

- Sheryl & Trevor
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

Self check-in with lockbox

Cancellation Policy
Cancel 45 days or more before check-in: Receive (1) your money back minus a $100 admin fee OR (2) apply your payment to a future reservation taken within three months of original check-in date.

Cancel between 15-45 days before check-in: No money reimbursed but you can apply your payment to a future reservation taken within three months of original check-in date.

Cancel within 15 days of check-in: No money reimbursed.
House Rules
No smoking.
No parties, or events unless prior permission is granted.
We assume no liability. As our guest, you assume 100% liability for personal bodily injury while in transit to, while on the property of, or/and while in our vacation rental.
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25 Acre Mtn Playground, Close to Okemo, 2 Bdrm is a Vacation Home located in Cavendish, Vermont, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
25 Acre Mtn Playground, Close to Okemo, 2 Bdrm has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on May 2018