A Perfect Place To Stay & Ride Amos Brown House

September 25, 2015

 

First let us thank the Landmark Trust for the continued use of their wonderful land as part of our club trails. But if you truly want to experience a true Vermont Getaway and stay trailside in an amazing house which is deep in local history then the Amos Brown House will be a perfect choice. This landmark home is on the border of Vermont & Massachusetts known to us locals as the "Brickhouse". 

 

Traffic in the area is usually light and our trails reciprocate with the Massachusetts trails for a bit in the area. The amazing powerline trail heading out of Massachusetts into Vermont is a five minute ride form the Brown House, and the Green Mountain National Forrest is about a 45 minute ride. Spend less time driving and more time riding, were the first and southern most trails in the State.

 

Vacationing at the Amos Brown House of 1802 is special because it is the oldest house in Whitingham, Vermont. While the area at that time must have been heavily forested, Amos Brown chose to build his home in the more stylish material of brick, which was fabricated on site. Designed with elements of the Federal style, the first style of the new American republic, the house also retained features that were common from the 17th century in New England.

 

The farm prospered and in the 1870s the house was expanded with the addition of a summer kitchen and pantry, porch, woodshed, chicken coop, barn, and 4-seater outhouse, all of which remain virtually unchanged. Despite the fact that by this date Vermont had been nearly deforested for sheep farming, these additions were constructed with wood.

 

By the late 19th century the farm began to decline, following the trend of agriculture in New England, and in the 1930s farming at this site ceased. Soon afterwards the farm became home to Carthusian monks, a contemplative order founded in France. For nearly 20 years, the monks lived in shacks in the woods and held services and prepared meals in the house. By the 1990s the Amos Brown house had declined considerably and was abandoned. The owner gave the house to the local historical society.

 

The Landmark Trust USA acquired the property in 2000 from the historical society and was home to its first visitors in 2003, after 2 years of restoration.

 

Plan you next vacation at the Amos Brown House:

 

Sleeps 6

Prices range from $275 – $300 per night

Minimum stay: 3 nights, preferred

Dogs Are Welcome, But Please Mo more Than 2

 

To Book A Stay & More Information Please Follow This Link:

http://landmarktrustusa.org/properties/amos-brown-house/

 

 

 

 

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