The Amos Brown House of 1802, an historic property
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
While the Maple Sugar Season has come to an end, Spring is here, vigorously pushing back remnants of snow, autumn leaves and old grass! The birds are back and their songs enchanting, cathartic. So come and enjoy the 1802 Amos Brown House.
Located on 30 secluded acres of beautiful meadow and forest land; it is a wonderful all season vacation rental. The setting, feel and character of this property are exceptional. This 200 year old house is the oldest house in Whitingham and has been completely and authentically restored.
The house is surrounded by ancient maples, stone walls, open fields, and is located on a quiet country roa...Read more
The Amos Brown House of 1802, an historic property
Additional Location Information
For a southern Vermont all season vacation retreat, this property can't be beat. Curl up next to the gas log stove on wintry evenings or cook magnificent meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Open the door and you can hike or cross country ski for miles. Head into Wilmington for antiquing, live music, and excellent restaurants, or up to Mount Snow for superb skiing. On hot summer days check out the reservoir for swimming, canoeing, or relaxing on the beach. Jump in the car and head south to visit The Clark Institute of Art, Williams College Gallery of Art or Mass MOCA. Nearby you'll find small farms offering artisanal cheeses, fresh baked breads and pick your own fruit and vegetables.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$350||$350||$800 - $1,900||$0||2 nights|
|Dec. 29 2012 - Jan. 2 2013||-||-||$800||-||4 nights|
|Mar. 22 2013 - Jun. 28 2013||$275||$275||$1,150||-||2 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Oct. 31 2013||$300||$300||$1,200||-||2 nights|
|Nov. 1 2013 - Nov. 26 2013||$250||$250||$900||-||2 nights|
|Nov. 27 2013 - Dec. 1 2013
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|Dec. 1 2013 - Dec. 21 2013||$350||$350||$1,900||-||2 nights|
|Dec. 22 2013 - Dec. 28 2013
|Dec. 29 2013 - Jan. 2 2014
|All Other Dates||$275||$275||$1,300||-||2 nights|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 01, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Serene and lovely
A beautiful setting, serene and lovely, with a very comfortable and handsome interior -- perfect for family or friends. And a fascinating history...highly recommend it!!!
A beautiful place to unwind and relax
In true Landmark Trust style the house is simple yet stylish. Its elegantly proportioned rooms are beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable, and spacious. The house has a fascinating history and you can read all about it while you are there.
It is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. Best of all I enjoyed sitting in a rocker on the porch, reading a book and listening to birdsong from the wood across the way. The house is surrounded by lawns at the front and a meadow at the back, so there is plenty of space to play games or lounge about. It's miles from anywhere and there is very little traffic on the small road. We enjoyed the wildlife, spotting a moose and a porcupine and all manner of insects and birds. Had it not been so hot while we were there - and had we had better maps - we would no doubt have done a lot more walking and exploring the neighbourhood; as it was, we were glad to return from our outings to the coolness of the house. The outhouses, complete with table tennis and religious relics, provide extra space and entertainment. We particularly enjoyed the table-top skittles - quite addictive!
If you go for a drive there is plenty to do. The closest shop is at Jacksonville, and sells most of what you would need. We liked Wilmington a great deal, especially the bookshop and Dot's Diner which we visited several times. The staff there were amazing, so friendly. We went kayaking and swimming on Lake Whitingham, and drove to Brattleboro and other tourist spots along the Molly Stark Trail, enjoying the hills and woods - but mostly we wanted to be at the house!
It's hard to find anything negative to say about our stay. The only thing that threatened to dent our total bliss was the presence of large numbers of mosquitoes... but some insect repellent soon dealt with that. Overall, I can't recommend this house highly enough. I'd love to go back!
Just what the Doctor ordered
Lovely period home which only the Landmark Trust can provide. Great modern kitchen & all the utensils. If you want to get away from it all this is the place. Surrounded by Hay fields & ancient apple trees. Exceptionally private setting on a very private road. Millions of stars & nothing but the sounds of crickets. My parents & children both loved the experience of such a well cared for antique home. We'll definitely be back.
Far-removed and restful
My family loved the simplicity and authenticity of this old homestead, which was enhanced by our arrival on a long dirt road passing through farmland and woods. We visited during august, when the apples were ripening on the trees. We delighted in simple pastimes-- assembling puzzles, going on long hikes, and becoming acquainted with the Skittles board we found in the barn. There was apple and blackberry picking, and pies to be made. We ran short errands into town for groceries and visited a local fair, but we mostly enjoyed staying in our little house and stretching out in the grass. We ate uncomplicated meals, played chase, read books, and enjoyed relaxing in a remote corner of Vermont.
Living history in rural Vermont
The house has been gently restored and carries the character of its two hundred years. It is a beautiful, quiet spot to spend a few days. No TV - instead lots of books and loads of countryside. The children abandoned their electronic toys and enjoyed playing hide and seek in the house and barns. Lots of wildlife - we saw a moose just down the road. thoroughly recommended.