Charming Vermont Farmhouse


Waitsfield, VT, United States

Short Description

Charming Vermont Farmhouse


Make Wilder Farm on the River a base-camp for all of your Mad River Valley adventures! The property minutes from Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, the Long Trail, swimming holes, and good food. Enjoy it all while staying in our cozy 1800s Farmhouse with comfortable furniture and modern amenities. Wilder Farm is a former bed and breakfast so there is plenty of room and private space for larger families to relax. Each bedroom has a private bath and there are several different common rooms to enjoy.


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The Green Mountains provide a fantastic playground for hiking, mountain biking, road biking, leaf peeping, and a variety of other seasonal activities. Conveniently located in the Mad River Valley, the Wilder Farm Inn is a stones-throw away from this recreational haven! Situated on Route 100, often referred to as Vermont's "Skiing Highway," guests will enjoy Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski resorts just down the road. Offering hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails, downhill enthusiasts, cross country skiers, and snowshoers alike can access this lauded terrain from the Inn's backyard. But winter always gives way to warmer weather, and with it biking, hiking, canoeing, and drinking beer outside - all of which you can easily find here in the valley. We are avid outdoor enthusiasts, and are excited to share our adventures in the Mad River Valley with you.

For summer time adventurers, the Mad River offers incredible swimming holes, including just across the street! Borrow a tube, kayak, or paddle board from us and explore the Mad River, Blueberry Lake, of Waterbury Reservoir. Or set out on a swimming hole circuit, dunking in one hole after another as you make your way down the valley.

Fall foliage is incredible here in the Mad River Valley! Your stay at Wilder Farm Inn places you at the center of the action. Plan a number of hikes, drives, bike rides, or riverside strolls through the crisp fall air, incredible scenery and changing foliage. Fall is truly one of the best times to visit the valley.

Vermont is a winter wonderland. Two major ski resorts, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, dog sledding, and more! The Mad River Valley embraces all things winter and is an incredible place to take in all that the season has to offer.

Beer & Food:
Beer and food lovers rejoice, we love good food and beer too! Vermont's craft beer scene is abundantly fertile! The Mad River Valley area is home to many craft breweries and distilleries and delicious restaurants to accompany your beverages. Self-guided brew tours are available. Food is as it should be here, locally sourced, organic, and humble. Farmers and local food producers are located throughout the Mad River Valley, ensuring a steady supply of delicious, quality, locally grown and unpretentious products. Ask us at Wilder Farm Inn about farm and food tours.


Guests have access to their room(s), the common areas including the kitchen, dining areas, sitting room, and TV room. Guests also have access to most of our property, including fire pit, and game areas.

Plenty of parking for 10-12 cars. Our covered parking solar canopy includes 3 electric vehicle charging stations! Bring your EV and don't stress about the charge!

Wilder Farm Inn has a full time property caretaker in the small facility next door to the Inn. However, during whole-house rentals, the caretakers do not offer daily services, such as room freshening, laundry service, or breakfast. Please respect their private space. If you would like to ask questions or procure other services please inquire directly with us.

The innkeepers quarters is private and is not accessible to guests, even during a whole-house rental.


This listing is for renting the whole farmhouse. Located in beautiful Waitsfield, Vermont, the Wilder Farm Inn has 8 guest rooms, each with a private bathroom, Wi-Fi in all areas of the house, air conditioning, covered parking with electric vehicle chargers and a ton of charm. Three of the rooms also have an additional twin, double, or queen bed. In total, the inn can accommodate as many as 22 guests.

Common areas include our cozy library, replete with a stone fireplace, comfortable seating and many games and books. Our parlor/television room, dining room and wonderfully appointed kitchen beckon groups and families to relax and catch up with each other in the evenings.

Outside you will find hammocks, fire pit, bocce court, garden and the ever popular chicken coop. If you are staying with us in the summer, be sure to check out the Mad River swimming hole right across the street!

We will consider accepting dogs for whole-house rentals on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire upon booking.

This listing is for the rental of the whole house and does not include breakfast, but does include access to the kitchen. For additional information and photos we encourage you to browse our website and check out what others have to say about us on TripAdvisor.

We look forward to having you stay with us!


While there is train service to Waterbury, and bus service available, it is recommended that travelers have their own vehicle to best experience the valley from the Wilder Farm.


Come stay on the Farm and experience what life is like when you take your foot off the accelerator and slow down your pace. Fast Wi-Fi service and a chef's kitchen will have your family enjoying all that serene Vermont has to offer, while still being able to work and play.

Early check-in may be available for an additional fee.

This home is pet friendly, and pre-approval is required in all instances. Prior to booking, please submit the pet breed, weight and age. For approved pets, there is a one time fee PER pet.

We have Pack N Plays and highchairs available upon request. Please reserve ahead of time so that we may get them to your property in time for your stay.

Our rates are based on local rental demand, and are variable over time. All quotes and holds are valid for a 24 hour period, after which no implied or definite price guarantee regarding quoted rates are valid. Rates are subject to increase based on demand at the time of any additional quote/hold requests. As rates can change over time, quoted prices are likely to increase after the initial hold. 

LEFT AND/OR STOLEN ITEMS – Downstream Enterprises is not responsible for any personal item(s) left in the home or any personal item(s) that are stolen during tenants stay. If Downstream is able to recover any personal items left in the home, the guest may choose to have Downstream Enterprises ship the item(s) to the guest for a $50 fee.

DAMAGE WAIVER: For stays of 28 days or less-the total cost of your reservation for this property includes an accidental damage protection fee, plus tax. The Damage Waiver covers you for up to $10,000 of accidental damage to the Property or its contents (such as furniture, fixtures, and appliances) as long as you report the incident to the host prior to checking out. The Damage Waiver fee eliminates the need for a traditional security deposit. Safely is the name of the insurance carrier and you will receive a screening email from them asking for your name, phone number, age, email and a copy of your ID. This email is valid and is required. Information about the process can be found by searching Safely Guest Screening.

House Rules

This home is pet friendly, and pre-approval is required in all instances. Prior to booking, please submit the pet breed, weight and age. For approved pets, there is a one time fee PER pet.

Check in: after 3:00pm, checkout 11:00am. Self check in with door code sent before arrival. No smoking. No parties or events.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations at least 60 days before check in will be refunded minus a $500 nonrefundable deposit.

Cancellations received within 60 days prior to check in will result in forfeiture of the entire booking fee.

There will be no refunds for early departures or late arrivals.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

Availability calendar

Alan Vick
Charming Vermont Farmhouse
We had a wonderful stay. The house was 'in fact "Charming" and meet our needs for a large family gathering. The kitchen was well stocked and once we got familiar with the dishwasher, all was well. We even had family photos taken and the farmhouse was a wonderful back drop. We are looking forward to returning next year!

Alexander Morse
Great Wedding Companion Property
Used this former Inn to house the groomsmen and partners for a wedding in the area. It worked perfectly. Plenty of bathrooms for getting ready and nice common area for eating together and hanging out. Was fun to feel like we had a whole inn.

Our group of 12 thought this was the nicest property we have stayed at
Our group of 12 thought this was the nicest property we have stayed at because every room had its own bathroom. We also liked the large dining room that could accommodate all of us comfortably. The double sided fireplace provided warmth and ambience. We appreciated the hotel quality linens and towels. This was a great home base for day trips to Shelburne and Burlington. The inn keepers were responsive and helpful.

Great location, smooth and easy communication
Great location, smooth and easy communication and plenty of space for a large group. The large table in the dining room was difficult to leave! We had lots of fun.

Great Location
Great location, smooth and easy communication and plenty of space for a large group. The large table in the dining room was difficult to leave! We had lots of fun.

Wonderful spot, lots of rooms
Wonderful spot, lots of rooms to host family and friends. Great location

Great Experience
Great property and location. both indoor and outdoor spaces were nice. Outstanding for large groups.

We had a fantastic family reunion at this Inn.
We had a fantastic family reunion at this Inn. The inn could accommodate all 13 of us with plenty of room to spare. The kitchen was very well equipped. The various living/gaming/dining rooms were grand and really transported us back to the 19th century! The well equipped library, the garden with the hammock, and fireplace was cherry on top. Check-in and communication was a breeze. They even have 3 spots for EV charging, which was fantastic! The property is well located, albeit a little too close to the road for our liking.

Highly recommend renting!
Highly recommend renting! Such a beautiful property and helpful and quick communication! 10/10!!

Perfect for large groups
Wilder Farm is a great, big house perfect for large groups. The kitchen was a central point of congregation, we never had too many cooks in the kitchen because it was so large. The backyard was a fun nighttime hang and the proximity to Mad River and Lawson's was so convenient.

This place was magic.
This place was magic. Loved it all. Comfortable, clean, spacious. Beds and towels and water pressure all excellent. Great location. Clear directions. Great for a crowd. Will be back for sure!

The Inn was as gorgeous as advertised
The Inn was as gorgeous as advertised and management made every step of the process as easy as possible. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Great Vermont house
Great Vermont house with room enough for all your friends and family. Would definitely recommend.

It was absolutely perfect!
We stayed at the Farm for our annual boy's snowboard trip to Sugarbush. WE had a total of 14 guys in this house, and it was absolutely perfect! There are (3) living rooms, (2) rooms with Fireplaces, a HUGE dining area, a commercial kitchen, and the YOGA room was perfect for us to hang out in. The fact there are so many bathrooms, bedrooms, and extra sleeping spaces made this place absolutely perfect. Not only were there clean rooms with linens, but also shower supplies like soap and shampoo were included in dispensers. They THINK OF EVERYTHING for a large group. The kitchen is well stocked with huge garbage and recycling bins, they have all the bowls, plates, cups, coffee cups, and cooking supplies. There is a washer and dryer which comes in handy with wet ski clothes, and the mudroom was perfect for storing boots & Snowboards. The dumpsters outside make it easy to take out the trash. The caretaker Ryan reached out to me to let me know what to expect, and the owner company sent us the code the day before check-in to make sure we had everything we needed. We loved the place and definitely will be coming back!!!

Fabulous inn in a great location
Fabulous inn in a great location near Sugarbush and downtown Waitsfield. The place was perfect for a family gathering. Would definitely come back.

Great place!
Whole family enjoyed the stay. Great place!

Beautiful property
Beautiful property. Suitable for the most amazing Vermont family ski vacation!

I highly recommend
I highly recommend staying at The Wilder Farm Inn. My husband and I planned for our two families to stay here altogether with three dogs. We were getting married at The Skinner Barn (8 minutes away). This was such a fun experience to be together for a few days leading up to the wedding. Large kitchen fully equipped with all you need to make meals in, two refrigerators, plenty of towels, and rooms to escape to when needed. Most rooms even have their own bathrooms. The fire pit in the back yard was a favorite place to hang out. In a perfect location, easy to find, and very close to the downtown of Waitsfield. 30 minutes from Stowe, and an hour to Burlington. We loved every minute of our stay here.

This is a beautiful, sprawling home
This is a beautiful, sprawling home right along the main drive 10 minutes outside of Waitsfield town center. We were a group of 11 women on a retreat, and loved the individual rooms, huge dining table, cozy gathering spaces, and yoga/exercise space. We also enjoyed conversation around the outdoor fire pit each night. Highly recommend for a group!

Amazing stay!
Amazing stay!

Bill Hogan
We had a good time. Our suggestion is that you update the guest information book. Some of the information, such as the location of the trash dumpster was not accurate. Also provide background on the history of the farm.