Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Rent A Vermont Farmhouse For This View

Posted on | January 3, 2013 | 19 Comments

The last weekend of 2012 we did our first overnight trip with Frances to Vermont. We were invited to stay at a beautiful farmhouse my sister rented in Waterbury, Vermont. The trip was just over 3 hours from Massachusetts and a safe distance to practice our new parenting skills. As we drove north through New Hampshire the landscape turned from muddy browns to white blankets of snow. Frances slept majority of the way (see a pic here); making just one pit stop where we successfully maneuvered our first diaper changing in the car.

On Saturday, we bundled baby up in full winter gear and brought her out for her first winter snowstorm. I got a kick out of letting the fresh snowflakes fall on her face even though she squirmed and whined a little. We made our first baby snow angel (she was asleep) and took a hike around the farm meeting chickens in an adorable red hen house and sat on a pony! This little girl is spoiled for only being 2-months old!

My sister found the house on Homeaway.com (for rental info): an online database of vacation rentals. She and her family spent the week skiing at nearby Stowe Mountain. The farmhouse has a huge kitchen that’s great for cooking in the evenings, a pool table, hot tub (my nieces loved), an outdoor fireplace and five bedrooms situated on 20 acres. The shots above and below are the views! The mountains clouded in snow; the air still and crisp.

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Frances-first-snowFirst snow

winter-vermont-snowVermont views

horses-farm-vtHorses at farm

winter-leafless-treesWinter trees

candycane-horseCandy Cane the pony

trees-snow-vermontBare trees

snow-house-country-rentalGreg and Frances in front of the farmhouse

red-snowRed exterior against snowfall


vermont-chicken-coopVermont chicken coop

winter-snowWinter views from farmhouse

snowflakesMe and Frances outside the barn

frances-ponyFrances in pink on a pony

jones-family-vtThe Jones Family

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19 Responses to “Rent A Vermont Farmhouse For This View”

  1. eLIZabeth Floyd
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:56 pm


    I have been following you via instagram, but had to share that I love seeing all these photos together on your blog. It tells a story.

    Have a wonderful evening and wishing you the best this year. Liz


  2. Katy Elliott
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    Thank you eLIZabeth Floyd!


  3. Heather
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    What a magical trip! The landscape there is just gorgeous. I’ve been following your adventures on instagram!


  4. Ileana
    January 4th, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    gorgeous photos. i love rural winterscapes. happy new year.


  5. Mary
    January 4th, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    Love the photo narrative! Stunning photography. And, of course, I had to bookmark that farm on homeaway.com — quintessential Vermont.


  6. Susan
    January 4th, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    Wow I want to go now! I’m assuming there is a caretaker on site for the horses? I’m going to bookmark this for our next time in Vermont with the kids!


  7. Katy Elliott
    January 6th, 2013 @ 8:09 am


    Yes, there is a caretaker for the horses and the chickens! Liz the owner is super nice and let my older nieces brush the horses too! And Liz put aside the fresh eggs from the chickens for us to cook with!


  8. Steve
    January 9th, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    Looks beautiful! I’ve painted a few times at a farm up in the hills overlooking the town and it’s so pretty. Haven’t been there in the winter but it looks just as nice.


  9. Josie
    February 21st, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    Looks like such a lovely time!


  10. Rand Peck
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Hello Katy,
    Found your site recently searching for Samuel Chamberlain info. My wife Linda and I live in a 1790’s cape in NH and enjoy both Chamberlain and Nutting books. Our daughter and son-in-law recently purchased an old home in Marblehead and will enjoy your site as much as we do.

    Rand Peck
    Amherst, NH


  11. Lauri
    June 28th, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    What stunning views!I hope you all had a wonderful time together =) =)


  12. Donna Seger
    November 2nd, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Katy, I keep checking in because I miss your blog (and your eye!) so much—hope you find the time to resume blogging in the not-too-distant future!


  13. Jayne Chambers
    January 16th, 2015 @ 5:43 pm

    I saw your post from 2009 re: Thonet chairs. I love what you are doing in Vermont. I have a set of 3 18890 Thonet chairs with the original horse-hair seats. They are more formal dining chairs. Am glad to share a picture if you are interested. They are quite unique.


  14. Tom | Tall Clover Farm
    January 23rd, 2015 @ 3:07 pm

    I love how you weave a story and celebrate your lives with beauty, handiness, creativity and love. So glad I stumbled upon your fun and informative site. I may have to take a quick trip to the Cascades to find my own snow.


  15. Fiona McKinna
    February 27th, 2015 @ 5:55 am

    Beautiful photos. It makes me want to visit Vermont again. The exterior of the farmhouse looks so similar to houses in Norway.


  16. Tiffany Loyd
    March 14th, 2015 @ 7:46 am

    Great shots, nice family bonding in a great place!


  17. Katie
    August 5th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

    wow, incredible pictures – what a fantastic view :)


  18. Action Property Inspections
    August 26th, 2015 @ 8:07 am

    Stunning views!!


  19. Belle
    September 28th, 2015 @ 1:12 am

    Snow. Snow. Snow. Awesome! Guess the views are spectacular. Great shots you have here! :)


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