Manchester, Vermont

1820's French Inspired Renovated Vermont Barn

About our home

Once the country estate and studio of famed painter and fly fishing enthusiast Ogden Pleissner, Boorn Brook Farm has been restored to its original splendor. Situated on 54 acres of open meadows and old apple orchards with stunning views, Boorn Brook Farm is protected by Lye Brook National Forest, yet within the town limits of Manchester Center.
The French inspired barn, built in 1820 has wide-plank floors, hand-hewn beams, soaring ceilings, stone fireplaces and New England charm. Perfect for a romantic getaway, a country vacation for a small family or a quiet retreat to nature, Boorn Brook Farm is the quintessential Vermont experience!
In the summer, swim in the spring-fed pond with a beach, play tennis on the private court, hike on the private trails or in the bordering Lye Brook Wilderness, fish in the brook, pick fresh veggies from the organic garden or simply relax in one of the hammocks. In the winter, skate on the pond, sled on the hill, snowshoe or cross country ski on the back trails, downhill ski or snowboard at nearby Stratton or Bromley Mountains. Return home to build a roaring fire in the stone fireplace, bake some bread in the stone bread oven, play a game of pool, sip some hot chocolate and then watch the sun set behind Equinox Mountain from the hot tub, right outside your master bedroom!
Children and adults alike will also enjoy our farm pets, Lola the Brown Swiss Cow, Willie and Skippy the miniature goats, and Ender the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. This is not our primary home, so we do not need to exchange at the same time. All times of the year are available with the exception of Christmas, when we usually use the barn for family and friends.
We also have a lovely townhouse in New York City which may be available for a weekend trip to the city.

Open to offers
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Date from

31 May 2015

Date to

16 Feb 2016

Set as



  • Vacation Home
  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Cable TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly

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In the Know

Buzzy restaurants
Ponce, Seasons, Ye Olde Tavern

Cool bars
Perfect Wife, Ponce

Cozy cafés
Ponce, Depot 62, Spiral Press

Retail therapy
local store & outlets galore

Bit of culture
Hildene, So. VT Art Center

Walks in the park
Everywhere! Hiking, biking everywhere

Spot of exercise
ski mtns., Appalachian Trail, The Long Trail

Day tripping
Ben & Jerry's, Simon Pearce, Woodstock, Burlington