Each LandVest listing is more than real estate, it is the realization of a vision of property owners, often over centuries.
Uphill Farm has a particularly warm character, both because of the wonderful sense of place brought on by the beauty of the landscape and timeless quality of the farm, and also because the owners have had such pitch perfect vision for what the perfect Vermont farm can be.
“Everybody feels welcome here” says one of the owners, “in a way, each owner’s love for this place has built over the years, making the farm feel so inviting and so apart from the jangle. The minute you get here, it’s like magic. The world just slips away and it’s quiet, and beautiful and calm. It’s got that effect on everyone, little kids, teenagers, wound up friends from the city… everyone is happier after a few days at Uphill. We laugh about how if you could bottle the air, you could make a fortune.”
“We bought this place the second we pulled in the driveway. It wasn’t on the market and we just knew it was what we’d always imagined. It really is the perfect farm. Intimate in scale, with all the magic: really beautiful land, beautiful house and barns, and a million fun things to do right on the property with the ski slope and trails for skiing, riding and mountain biking, the vegetable garden, the awesome pool built into the hillside, the trout pond…”
“Of course, the people make it all come together. Sonja Blanchard has been here for over twenty years, and she, plus her welcoming committee of goats and dogs and barn cats make everyone feel included. She runs a 4-H program for local kids from the farm as well as a little animal rescue, so she’s a part of the Woodstock community and makes us feel like we can help give back as well. “
The current owners, who are based out of Boston and New York, continued updating the property to a very high standard. “We loved the place as it was, though we did add the pool — just so much fun for kids, and we love the spa with the beautiful views of the hills. We focused on making sure everything works really well – great state of the art systems, getting well ahead of any maintenance issues, that kind of thing. We just wanted to come here and enjoy it with our friends and family and not be dealing with problems.”
“We love being a world apart and so close. Woodstock is right there if you need anything. Farmers (the Woodstock Farmer’s Market) is right over the hill – the prettiest drive for pastries on the planet. Killington is twenty minutes one way, Suicide Six less than that the other. Woodstock is a breeze from Boston, and our friends from New York love the beautiful drive up the Connecticut River. “