About Vermont


Vermont is the second smallest state in terms of population (it has 609,000 residents) and the sixth smallest in geographic area. Lake Champlain, the nation's sixth-largest freshwater body lies at the northwest border with New York State and Canada. The state is split east-west by the Green Mountains, which are popular for recreational activities. The eastern border with New Hampshire is defined by the Connecticut River. Vermont is the only landlocked state in New England which leads to its often being short-changed in guides to the region.

The state is extremely rural, its valleys littered with farms. Its largest city is Burlington, pop. 38,889. Among the state's major exports are cheese, maple syrup, marble, slate, and granite.

Tourism is also a very large industry in Vermont, as skiers travel from Boston, New York, Canada, and elsewhere to ski resorts up and down the Green Mountain spine during the winter. In summer, the many bed and breakfasts fill up with couples and families wanting to visit the state's small towns and wild areas. Vermont's autumn foliage is known for being the most spectacular in the country, and possibly the world. It occurs quite early -- usually mid-September to mid-October.

img Horse Population: Approximately 75,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Population : 623,050
img Land area : 9,250 sq. miles
img Capita l: Montpelier
img Counties : 14
img Highest Point : Mt. Mansfield: 4,393 feet
img Lowest Point : Lake Champlain: 95 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
  • Burlington: 38,531
  • Rutland: 17,046
  • South Burlington: 16,993
  • Barre: 9,128
  • Essex Junction: 8,841
  • Montpelier: 8,003
  • St. Albans: 7,476
  • St. Johnsbury: 7,604
  • Winooski: 6,353
  • Newport: 5,207

Westmore, Orleans County, Vermont

There are many possibilities for these 165 acres overlooking Lake Willoughby, a sight that will take your breath away. This a recreational paradise w/swimming, snorkeling & fishing for record-breaking trout. There is hiking up Mount Pisgah & biking along the lakefront. In winter you can snowmobile & try ice fishing on the lake. Located between 2 great ski mountains, Jay Peak & Burke Mountain.

Rosemary Gingue , Begin Realty Associates

165.00 ACRES

Chittenden, Rutland County, Vermont

Absolutely beautiful country home and setting! Custom built L-shaped ranch with attached 2-car garage and 2 stall barn with electric and water. Pretty views in every direction and fencing for animals and lots of additional open land plus 26 common acres with a pond and hiking trails. Gravel town road close by provides easy access for riding. Bus to Barstow School, high school choice; close to Chittenden Reservoir for boating, swimming and fishing, Pittsford Rec Center and trails nearby and about half an hour to skiing at Killington and Pico.

Jean Chamberlain , Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty

5.20 ACRES
3350 SQ FT
Unique Horse Paradise in the North Country

Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont

Perfect peace and privacy at the end of a short town maintained road, a true nature paradise. Small stores only a few miles away, grammar school in town. Far off the beaten path, but still central to larger towns and cities. Most neighboring properties have large acreage as well, with lots of trails throughout. There is a large equipment building, approx. 70 x 25, a small old shed (in excellent repair) for small equipment and a former small sugar shack for garden tools.

Heike Bean

210.00 ACRES
3800 SQ FT
Come Home to Vermont!

Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont

Amazing location and rare opportunity. This beautiful 21.7 acre Vermont horse farm is on the border of VT, NH and MA, across the street from the Brattleboro Country Club and 18 hole golf course (groomed for cross country skiing in the winter), surrounded by protected land, set back from the road, and landscaped for privacy but minutes from town and I-91. Love alpine skiing? Mt. Snow is 25 minutes and Stratton is 40.

Christine Lewis , Brattleboro Area Realty

21.77 ACRES
2860 SQ FT
Horse property with wedding barn & handicap accessible wing

Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont

Pretty Country Location! Updated farmhouse built around the 1900's. The possibilities are endless for your dream come true Vermont estate with lovely view, and excellent graded school and choice for high school. You can't find a homestead like this one, right here in the Northeast Kingdom!

Rosemary Gingue , Begin Realty Associates

27.24 ACRES
4197 SQ FT
In a word, EXQUISITE.

Winhall, Bennington County, Vermont

Own the most breathtaking, 59-acre equestrian property. The property offers direct access to the VAST trails. The barns boast a total of 9 full-sized stalls. They include a tack room, a separate saddle room, and a tool shed with grain bins. The stunning main house (4 bedrooms, 3 baths) features an expansive chef’s kitchen with floor to ceiling windows offering views of Stratton Mountain (6 miles away by road). A serene screened-in porch and courtyard provide a corner of tranquility. Entertaining is a dream with a 24’ x 33’ living/dining room built to accommodate many guests. Attached to the porch is a spacious 1 bedroom apartment with its own entrance, living room, kitchen and bath. Additional features of this property include a detached 3 bedroom 2400 sq. ft. guest house, a 20’ x 60’ in-ground heated pool, a cabana house ready for a bar and a handy tractor shed. Your horses will be spoiled with 3 pristine grazing pastures (each with a run-in shed), 3 turn-out pastures, a dressage ring and a jumping field – all surrounded by bucolic mountain scenery.

Carrie Mathews , William Raveis Winhall Real Estate

59.00 ACRES
4800 SQ FT
Governor's Farm

Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont

This is a special, magical, beautiful property, "Governor's Farm", with an antique Cape & large dairy barn, 2 parcels of land totaling 46.97 ac., of meadows, trees, gardens, forest, flowers, and 970'+/- accessible frontage on the Connecticut River, just 30-35 min. from the Upper Valley centers of Hanover-Dartmouth College, Lebanon-DartmouthHitchcockMedicalCenter, White River Jct.. The property consists of 2 parcels in one deed, on both sides of Rte. 5/Connecticut River Rd.--a 12.87 ac. parcel, which includes the house & barn, on the river side, and the second parcel, on the west side, a parcel of raw land, primarily forested, containing 34.1 ac. The property was once an operating dairy farm. It is spectacular, with extensive, usable, accessible frontage on the River, pastures, orchards, mature hardwoods, a Christmas tree grove, a stream entering the river, hiking trails, etc. The house has potential to be a beautiful antique Cape restoration, w/many original features intact. There is a 19x45 extension, probably once a shed or barn, partially finished, and could easily be incorporated into the year-round living space. The 36x84 dairy barn, built possibly in the '50's, provides additional potential. This would be a great property for grazing animals, a vacation home, small farm, B&B (w/4 bedrooms each having a dedicated bathroom), recreational usage, or any combination of uses. It is felt that there is subdivision potential, as well, on the riverfront parcel, a 5 ac. minimum district.

William Johnson , Big Green Real Estate

46.97 ACRES
1274 SQ FT
Cedar Grove Farm

Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont

Welcome to Cedar Grove Farm. Established in 1835, this countryside retreat has been lovingly restored and expanded by its current owners. With Panoramic views of the charming village of Peacham, Vermont, in what is perhaps the best kept secret of the Northeast. Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is a secluded destination just a short drive from New York City, Boston, Canada, and Maine's dramatic shoreline. This 133 acre estate is the perfect balance of modern efficiency and historic craftsmanship. Upon entering the well appointed main house, one is greeted with the charm of this quintessential Vermont farmhouse. The large open kitchen and great room provide the perfect setting for entertaining friends and family. The exposed timber-frame, wide plank flooring, and expansive fireplaces overlook the meticulously manicured English Garden, and invite onlookers to wander through the courtyard into the orchards, organic gardens and seemingly endless trails. The expansive Gazebo overlooks the private beach and pond that so perfectly reflects images of the unspoiled Vermont countryside, passing clouds and original barn with round silo. Situated just a short distance from hundreds of lakes, ponds, cycling, walking, ski, and snowshoe trails, this region is home to many artists, authors, and a growing local food movement. Cedar Grove Farm may continue as a retreat for its new owners' sole use, or could easily be a destination for equestrians, organic gardeners, musicians or naturalists.

Luxury Properties , William Raveis

132.00 ACRES
3000 SQ FT
Vermont Vintage Barn - Half Renovated into Unique Home on 7.5 Acres

Charlotte, Chittenden County, Vermont

This vintage barn, located in the charming village of Charlotte, VT is the perfect horse property! Half of this beautiful classic barn has been thoughtfully converted & updated into a 4-5 bedroom home with exposed beams and stone and nearly 5,000 square feet of space! The other half of the barn is unrenovated, offering a huge space for an indoor riding arena and/or space for stalls and hay storage. The barn is sited on 7.5 acres that are a mix of pasture & woods. And an additional 10 acre lot behind the property is also available for sale. The present owner has made many improvements & updates to the home since 2011, including new windows on the first level, new insulation on all floors, wide pine flooring on the first floor, expanded space on the third floor & most important, the installation of a built-in wood fired masonry/soapstone combination heating & cook stove. Not only does this stove provide an even supply of radiant heat during the winter months, it creates a focal point in the otherwise open Great Room & also the centerpiece of the newly defined kitchen space. The large deck out back and the expansive space inside offer a great setting for entertaining or special events. The additional space in the unfinished barn makes great dry storage as is but could house a shop, studio, and/or horses! The possibilities are staggering.

Chris von Trapp , Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman Realty

7.50 ACRES
4796 SQ FT
The Eddy J. Vander - Heyden Estate is an equestrian lovers dream! 20.81 VT Acres

Victory, Essex County, Vermont

Vermont country living at its finest. Located on 20.81 serene acres the J. Vander-Heyden estate is an equestrian lover’s dream! Walk up onto the 9x13 farmer's porch and enter inside to find a generous kitchen space and formal dining room, a formal living room as well as a first-floor bedroom, full bath, laundry room and den. On the second floor, you'll find 2 bedrooms and a full bath along with ample closet space and an unfinished attic which could be used to create an en-suite bath or walk-in closet. 6 over 6 replacement windows allow you to take in the breathtaking rolling mountain views. Loaded with character, wide pine board floors, re-pointed fieldstone foundation, whole house generator, and energy efficient upgrades. Enjoy family gatherings on the 12x18 covered flagstone patio located at the rear of the home and just off the kitchen. There is an attached 2 car garage, renovated 40x28, 3 story workshop/storage building which includes a high drive and electricity. Recently painted 26x58 horse barn includes four 12x12 stalls, one 10x12 stall, along with a tack room, water, electric and hay storage. There is a fenced-in pasture area and a sand based 100x200 riding ring. There is simply too much to list, come to see it for yourself!

Nikki Peters , StoneCrest Properties

20.81 ACRES
1991 SQ FT

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