The Ponderosa 18 acres, two ponds, hot tub, sauna, arcade!

  • *The Ponderosa!
    *The Ponderosa!
  • *Outside dining and brand new 6 person hot tub
    *Outside dining and brand new 6 person hot tub
  • *Large dining table for memorable family meals
    *Large dining table for memorable family meals
  • *Spacious layout
    *Spacious layout
  • Relax by the pond in the Adirondack chairs and enjoy the fire pit
    Relax by the pond in the Adirondack chairs and enjoy the fire pit
  • The kitchen is fully stocked and ready for cooking!
    The kitchen is fully stocked and ready for cooking!
  • Mix up your favorite cocktails. Equipped with a sink, fridge, and all the bar ware you'll need.
    Mix up your favorite cocktails. Equipped with a sink, fridge, and all the bar ware you'll need.
  • Vaulted ceilings and lots of light
    Vaulted ceilings and lots of light
  • Just outside the family room is the brand new 6 person hot tub
    Just outside the family room is the brand new 6 person hot tub
  • Game zone, perfect for kids (or adults)
    Game zone, perfect for kids (or adults)
  • Entire house layout
    Entire house layout
  • Enjoy the cleared fields in the back for sledding and other winter sports
    Enjoy the cleared fields in the back for sledding and other winter sports
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the sauna
    Relax and rejuvenate in the sauna
  • Brand new appliances in this large kitchen. Cook pancakes for the kids at the breakfast bar!
    Brand new appliances in this large kitchen. Cook pancakes for the kids at the breakfast bar!
  • Pack-man or Street Fighter anyone?
    Pack-man or Street Fighter anyone?
  • Plenty of space to stretch out on the brand new flooring
    Plenty of space to stretch out on the brand new flooring
  • Conveniently located next to the bar
    Conveniently located next to the bar
  • Lower Family room with tons of seating for everyone and a 75" flat screen smart TV
    Lower Family room with tons of seating for everyone and a 75" flat screen smart TV
  • Spacious entry with large coat closet for all your gear.
    Spacious entry with large coat closet for all your gear.
  • Central Entry Way with plenty of room for all your winter gear
    Central Entry Way with plenty of room for all your winter gear
  • Master bedroom with new king bed, writing desk and ensuite bathroom
    Master bedroom with new king bed, writing desk and ensuite bathroom
  • Kid zone!
    Kid zone!
  • Master bedroom with flat screen Smart TV
    Master bedroom with flat screen Smart TV
  • Brand new mattress and bedding in this king bedroom, flat screen TV, dresser, closet, and ceiling fan.
    Brand new mattress and bedding in this king bedroom, flat screen TV, dresser, closet, and ceiling fan.
  • This room is perfect for adults or kids. The full bed has a twin trundle that pulls out.
    This room is perfect for adults or kids. The full bed has a twin trundle that pulls out.
  • Bright and airy queen room with mountain views in back
    Bright and airy queen room with mountain views in back
  • Trundle beds with 4 twins in the basement.
    Trundle beds with 4 twins in the basement.
  • Double vanity and radiant heat flooring
    Double vanity and radiant heat flooring
  • Guest bathroom with double vanity
    Guest bathroom with double vanity
  • Downstairs full guest bathroom with shower
    Downstairs full guest bathroom with shower
  • Four seat wet bar
    Four seat wet bar
  • Includes a beverage fridge
    Includes a beverage fridge
  • Everything you need to mix your favorite cocktails
    Everything you need to mix your favorite cocktails
  • Moscow mule anyone?
    Moscow mule anyone?
  • Get ready to snowshoe!
    Get ready to snowshoe!
  • Main upper level floor layout
    Main upper level floor layout
  • Lower level layout
    Lower level layout
  • Off the game room is the new washer/dryer and a full size fridge for extra groceries and beverages
    Off the game room is the new washer/dryer and a full size fridge for extra groceries and beverages
  • Our favorite breakfast and lunch spot, 2 min from the house.
    Our favorite breakfast and lunch spot, 2 min from the house.
  • You'll love how peaceful it is!
    You'll love how peaceful it is!
  • 18 acres behind the house to explore
    18 acres behind the house to explore
  • Croquet and wine are a great pairing
    Croquet and wine are a great pairing
  • Toddler favorite!
    Toddler favorite!
  • Perfect spot for happy hour
    Perfect spot for happy hour
  • Kid favorite
    Kid favorite
  • Escape to18 acres of nature with two pristine ponds full of wildlife.
    Escape to18 acres of nature with two pristine ponds full of wildlife.
  • There are constantly new flowers blooming around here.
    There are constantly new flowers blooming around here.
  • Butternut Farm store in Johnson
    Butternut Farm store in Johnson
  • Sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing!
    Sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing!
$440-1,330/night
5 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Sleeps 10-14
Allows pets Internet Firewood Provided Waterfront Mountain Forest Hot Tub (more...)

Escape to the Ponderosa in Vermont with 18 acres of nature and two beautifully landscaped ponds right outside your front door. With a hot tub, sauna, fire pit, ponds, arcade, gym and bar you be fully entertained at the house with friends and family—the perfect setting for bonding and making lifelong memories! 

When you're finally ready to peel yourself away from the fun, you can immerse yourself in nature while walking the property with its open fields and mountain views. The house is located just two min from gourmet groceries, coffee, hiking, biking, kayaking and river fun.  You're centrally located near three of Vermont's best ski resorts and numerous amazing farm to table restaurants!

The house is a spacious four bedroom, three bath and is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy all the elements of Vermont (including snowshoes, cross country skis and sleds). You'll feel right at home the second you arrive with hotel like bedding, plenty of extra amenities and brand new furnishings throughout. 

During the summer months the upper pond is stocked with trout and there are seasonal berries during the summer months all over the property to enjoy. 

We do allow up to two dogs (no cats).

If you're looking for a place to host a small wedding or celebration this summer or fall this location is beautiful. You can have the ceremony on the picture perfect lush green rock paver area in front of the ponds (equipped with electrical) and a reception in the back field with gorgeous mountain views. Contact us for event rates

LOCATION: 

1.5 miles to Lamoille Valley Bike Tours, 10 miles to Vermont Canoe & Kayak Tours, less than 1 mile to numerous swimming holes and hiking

18 miles to Stowe Village, 21 miles to Stowe Mountain Resort, 16 miles to Smugglers Notch, 34 miles to Jay Peak

PLEASE NOTE: All eligible refunds are subject to a 6% cancellation fee to cover the credit card processing fees.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 14 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Please note, on all eligible refunds, there is a 6% cancellation fee to cover credit card processing fees (we get charged 3% for the deposit transaction and 3% to refund the transaction). By booking with us, you are giving permission to SafelyStay,Inc., to verify your identity and check criminal databases to confirm your reservation. Complete terms regarding Safely's guest verification can be found on their website. You will receive an email to complete your screening.
Having grown up in New England and with family in Vermont, Jayla and James travel back here every summer. They dreamed of having a place with tons of nature for their creature obsessed five year old son. The minute they saw The Ponderosa for sale they were drawn to it! It's now their New England get away for parts of summer, fall and a ski trip or two in the winter. When they're not enjoying it they're excited to share all it offers with other families looking for the same peaceful, relaxing, nature experience that they were, yet with all the comforts of home and hotel-like amenities.

Johnson, Vermont

We have a highchair for 4 months and up available to use.
Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Other events allowed
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Forest
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood Provided
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Mini Fridge
  • Rice Maker
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 3 Baths
  • Master bathroom – Shower, Toilet
  • Guest bathroom – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Game room bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10-14
  • Master Bedroom – 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds
  • King Guest Bedroom – 1 King bed
  • Queen size bed, smart TV, closet and ceiling fan – 1 Queen bed
  • Kids bedroom with full and twin – 1 Double bed
  • Basement bedroom – 2 Twin beds, 2 Trundles
The bedrooms all have brand new furnishings, new mattresses, new hotel quality linens, window shades, closets and ceiling fans.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
  • Gym
  • Smart TV
  • Sound System
  • Exercise Equipment
Family
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Snow Sports Gear
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Play Area
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Pool/Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
Attractions
  • Water Parks
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Cameras/Surveillance