Located in Dummerston, Vermont
Located on the historic Scott Farm, the Sugarhouse produced maple syrup for
decades, and is now a cozy accommodation for two. It sits in a rural and private
setting just minutes from Brattleboro and all of the attractions of Southern
Behind the house is small building where the sap used to be collected before boiling. Rumor has it that the last Farm owner would hide out in there between sugaring seasons reading his books enjoying the peace and quiet.
Dogs are welcome at the Sugar House, but please no more than 2.
From the Sugarhouse Guest Book
“The silence is a symphony! I
find myself thinking of those dearest to me and wishing I could share the
Sugarhouse with them. What a glorious and perfect restoration. Bravo!”
“We have truly enjoyed our stay
at the Sugarhouse. The cabin has suited us very well and we like sitting here
being surrounded by trees, orchards, and the beautiful song birds.”
Rent the Sugar House and create memories:
- Price per night for the whole house: $190 Peak to $155 Off-peak as of September 1st, 2017
- Minimum stay: 2 nights, June to November
- Sleeps 2
- Special weekly rates
- Pet Friendly
By 1970 maple syrup production had ceased at the Scott Farm. The syrup making equipment in this 1915 Sugarhouse was replaced by a simple wood stove and the building became primitive housing. So it remained for 30 years until the Scott Farm was acquired by The Landmark Trust USA.
The character of the building, the beauty of its setting, and the historical significance of syrup making in New England led The Landmark Trust USA to rescue the Sugarhouse from the spiral of decline. The Trust was determined to retain the feel of the historic past but to make it a comfortable accommodation for two.
The tall roof with monitor vent would have made a conventional heating system ineffective so we removed the crumbling concrete floor and installed a radiant heating system in a new concrete slab. We lined the open walls with simple, shellacked pine panelling so that we could provide insulation. The bathroom in the attached woodshed was upgraded and a well-equipped kitchen installed near the former firebox.
Whether you are interested in experiencing a bit of history or simply wish to get away to a cozy retreat in the country, the Sugarhouse will suit your needs.
This rustic wooden building is perfect for 2. It is nestled at the edge of our apple orchard and alongside a working maple sugarbush, or stand of maple trees. Set back from the road, it is served by its own driveway bordered by stone walls. The house is warm and cozy and offers total privacy. Whether your interests are hiking, bird-watching, biking rural roadways, cross country skiing, or just getting away from it all, the Sugarhouse is perfectly situated.
In 2013, we added an herb garden in front of the middle door which you are welcome to enjoy and we hope the herbs create especially savory memories.
Your accommodations will include:
- Access to the 571 acre Scott Farm
- Queen Bed
- Dishwasher & Fully equipped kitchen
- Screen porch
- Access to Rudyard Kipling’s tennis court
- Gas log stove and plenty of books
Sugarhouse floor plan:
Number of people: Sleeps 2
As of September 1st, 2017, nightly prices for the whole house range from: $190 Peak to $155 Off-peak
Minimum stay: Two Nights, June to November
Questions? You can reach us by phone or email:
The Sugarhouse is nestled between the Scott Farm Heirloom Apple Orchard and a maple grove that once provided sap for the operations here. It is an ideal private secluded spot, surrounded by mixed forest & lilacs, that is home to deer, fox, wild turkey, and flocks of birds.
Sugarhouse 759 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT 05301
What to do.
The Landmark Trust owns the Scott Farm, which offers excellent hiking over our 571 acres as well as farm fresh, ecologically grown fruit from berries in mid-July through peaches, pears, plums, quince, and 120 varieties of heirloom apples until we sell out in November. An excellent assortment of Vermont artisanal cheese can be found at Grafton Village Cheese in Brattleboro.
Less than three miles away canoes can be rented for trips on the Connecticut River and West River. Vermont Canoe Touring Center: 802-257-5008.
For those who love the beauty and peace of a flower garden Olallie Daylily Gardens (www.daylilygarden.com) just west of South Newfane is a scenic 25 minute drive along the West River then the Rock River. The variety and color of these day lillies is beyond description, well worth the visit.
Townshend State Park and Jamaica State Park offer hiking, swimming, fishing, waterfalls all within 30 minutes.
Just outside the door guests can cross country ski where Rudard Kipling introduced skiing to Vermont or travel to picturesque Grafton, Vermont, for skiing on groomed trails at Grafton Ponds. Sledding in the Naulakha meadow is superb. Snow shoeing is available over our 571 acre property.
Major ski areas within 45 minutes are Mount Snow, Stratton Mountain, and Bromley Mountain.
Historic Deerfield offers historic houses, a museum, and restaurant 30 minutes south. For those interested in following up on the friendship between Kipling and Mark Twain, the Mark Twain House & Museum is just over an hour south in Hartford, CT.
The Marlboro Music Festival and the Yellow Barn Music Festival, both only minutes away, provide internationally recognized chamber music through July and August. On the first Friday of every month, the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce features Gallery Walk, a special event that allows artists a chance to open their studios and display their works, stores to feature specials, musicians to perform, and fun family oriented demonstrations to take place on closed streets. On the way to the Marlboro Music Festival on route 9 you will pass Applewood Studio and Gallery where the owners create uniquely artistic designs inspired by the wood they work with; truly worth your time.
There are numerous golf courses in the area including Brattleboro Country Club. Mount Snow has one of Vermont’s premier mountain courses.
For further suggestions of area activities or restaurants please contact the Landmark USA office.