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Vermont Red Barn
Dorset Family Retreat
Dorset Family Retreat
11 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
5.5 baths
11 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
5.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Spectacular Dorset Kirby Hollow family home. Open floor plan, custom gourmet kitchen for entertaining family and friends. “Smart home" with home theater room, kids game room, amazing steam shower. The Dorset Horse Show is 8.7 miles and only 15 min away.Only 10 min to Manchester and 35 min to Stratton.

The space

Maple syrup production has concluded and we made 9 gallons!! I boiled 450 gallons of maple sap!

This million dollar custom built 5400 sq ft family home is situated in the valley of Dorset Hollow with 360 degrees of breathtaking mountain views. The home sits on 3.5 acres with an abundance of apple trees perfect for making cider. The maple trees on the property are tapped for sap in the spring to make maple syrup in the sugar shack on the property. There is a beautiful outdoor fireplace, swing set and play house.
Inside you will find an open floor plan with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. The large windows allow for perfect viewing of the panoramic mountains.
The professionally designed, chef inspired kitchen is perfect for entertaining families and guests. The chef in your family will have all amenities necessary for intimate cooking for the family. The central island with bar seating boasts a 48" Wolf range top, a recessed steamer, pot filler and produce sink. The perimeter of the kitchen houses the double Sub-zero refrigerators, ice maker, Wolf oven, warming drawer and Sub-zero wine refrigerator. There is an oversized stainless steal Franke farmhouse sink equipped with Dornbracht fixtures.
The Dining Room is equipped with a reclaimed hemlock, hand hewed farm table with bench seating which can easily seat 10-12 people.
The adjacent cozy great room has a dramatic floor to ceiling bluestone fireplace. Off of the great room are two mahogony decks, one on the front and back of the house perfect for grilling and relaxing.
The main floor also hosts a beautiful office with built in bookshelves and desk made from reclaimed wood form a local Dorset barn. You will find books here for you to enjoy during your stay.
The large main floor master bedroom with king bed, has a tranquil zen-like master bath with a large spa tub and steam shower, perfect after a day of playing outdoors.
In the finished room above the garage, there is a game room/exercise room and home theatre room.
On the ground floor, there are 3 large guest rooms each with their own full bathroom. The yellow guest room has one queen bed. The lavender room has 2 queen beds and the rose room has two twin beds. The three rooms are connected by a central kids playroom. There is one twin bed in the loft area of the indoor playhouse. Additional beds can be added upon request. A portable crib is also on site. Children are welcome to play with toys, games and books in the playroom.
The home automation system, controlled by a central iPAD, will control lighting scenes and home audio. The home audio system services the entire home with the exception of the ground floor bedrooms.
The home is outfitted with beautiful VT crafted Hubbardtom Forge lighting fixtures.

Guest access

Please enjoy full access to all amenities of the home with the exception of the closet in the ground floor yellow guest room (owners closet), two car garage, outdoor barn, sugar shack and chicken coops. The Apiary (bee hive) is protected by its own electric fence. Please do not disturb the bees, they hibernate during the winter.

Interaction with guests

I will meet you for an introduction to the property as this increases the guest experience. Yes, we are available any time by phone/text/email. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.
During the spring months, guests are welcome to assist with the process of making maple syrup!

Other things to note

1. Be cautious of the perimeter of the property as there is an electric fence. This fence is in place to contain the neighboring Mountbrook Farm, a working Beefalo farm. It is not uncommon to see these friendly cows.
2. Minimum 2 day stay
3. Can accommodate 11 guests. Additional beds can be added upon request at $100 per additional guest.
4. Please review the Vacation Rental Lease. We will email this document and ask that you sign(digitally or by hand) and return it prior to your stay. This can be signed at the time of check-in if you book your reservation just prior to your stay.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
Cleaning Fee $349 SGD
Security Deposit $950 SGD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $950 SGD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 queen beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

1. Make yourselves at home and enjoy VT!
2. Please be respectful of our home and treat it as you would your own.
3. Please remove shoes. There is an oversized mudroom for outdoor gear.
4 . Pets are welcome, but please keep them off of the furniture. Dog beds can be provided upon request.
5 . STRICT NO SMOKING policy in the home or outdoors. This includes all tobacco products, cigars, pipes, "wacky tabacky" etc.
6. The central island may look like a butcher block, but is not to be used for cutting! Plenty of cutting boards are provided.
7. Please enjoy any light reading, games or toys. But please leave them behind for future guests.
8. Please enjoy our full house AV system, but be respectful of volume in order to keep our speakers in excellent working condition, and of course to respect the neighbors.
Sound can certainly travel across the mountain!
9. Please review the Vacation Rental Lease. We will email this document and ask that you sign(digitally or by hand) and return it.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Casey User Profile
October 2017
Fantastic hosts and an absolutely stunning home. Beautiful in the fall.

Xing User Profile
May 2017
Our group of 8 people fit easily in this upscaled high-tech house with astonishing view. "WOW" is the first word comes out of each person when entering the house. The owner care about the detail and defined an another level of living. Have to mention their e-controlled light/entertainment system, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable and peaceful living room and master bedroom bath and shower! Loved it! Definitely would come back if we got a chance!

Michael User Profile
February 2017
What a great place and such great hosts! The house is even more impressive in person, and Thomas was there to greet and us, show us around, and show us how to use the iPad app to control all the lights and music throughout the house, which was really cool. Would love to return another time!

Billy User Profile
February 2017
Our group of ten had a great stay at this comfortable, high-end property. Host was extremely responsive and accommodating. Would stay again.

Arna User Profile
October 2016
There are not enough stars to rate this magnificent property! Both the home and hosts were amazing. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and perfect for guests of all ages. Thomas was responsive, made himself available for questions and really went above and beyond - even helping us find a babysitter! We would highly recommend!!

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2016
Wow, this is a great house! The whole visit could not have been better. The house and the views are beautiful. Thomas was very responsive and made everything easy. It was perfect for our family get together. If you want to stay in the Dorset area and are looking for a place large enough for friends and family, I could not imagine and better place to stay.

Sarah User Profile
October 2016
Thomas and Janel were wonderful hosts! They were available whenever we had questions and were so nice to chat with! The house was beyond lovely and even nicer than the photos! Dorset was such a beautiful area and very convenient to the wedding we attended in Manchester. We would return at the drop of a hat and rent from Thomas and Janel again!! Thanks so much for a great weekend!

Dorset, Vermont, United StatesJoined in August 2015
Thomas And Janel User Profile

Our motto: WEGOTGEAR (and 4 kids)…

We are both practicing emergency medicine doctors who love the area and especially enjoy all that the Green Mountains have to offer. The winter ski season is fantastic and in fact we work at the local ski mountains as EM physicians. The spring time brings the amazing Vermont maple sugar season. We make about 20 gallons of syrup each year in our very own “sugar shack” located on this Dorset property. Nothing tastes like homemade Vermont maple syrup! The Green Mountain summers are truly intoxicating. We enjoy hiking on Manchester’s Lye Brook Falls section of the Appalachian trail only 15 minutes away and find great gratification tending to our 6 honeybee hives, also on the Dorset property. We have also been know to attend the Dorset horse show. It's quite a show! I really don’t have to explain the allure of the southern Vermont fall foliage… BREATHTAKING! Living in Vermont is without a doubt refreshing.
We built this home over a 3 year period of time with a family in mind.
The open floor plan is perfect for big family dinners and friendly gatherings.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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