Sayer Woods

Considered one of the most significant properties of its type in the entire area. This New England equestrian estate encompasses 396 mostly conserved acres of meticulously managed pastures and woodlands in a very desirable central Vermont location. Thirteen miles of well maintained trails provides for hours of riding, hiking or biking without ever leaving the property. Being there gives one the feeling of truly being in a world all their own while in close proximity to an abundance of cultural offerings and opportunities. Located just outside the idyllic village of Barnard and Silver Lake, a short drive to Woodstock and close to Hanover, NH. Boston is only a 2 1/2 hour drive south and Montreal 2 1/2 hours to the north.


Vermont is considered a land stewardship state. Signage laws prohibit billboards and state regulations closely control development. Vermont is guided in a manner consistent with preserving the natural beauty of the state’s environment.

Barnard with it’s pristine 82 acre Silver Lake is a treasure. The town encompasses 50 square miles and has a resident population of about 960 people. Many vacation homes populate the area as a testimony to its tourist appeal. The Barnard General Store, The Barnard Inn & Pub and Fable Farm are all very popular village attractions. Additionally, a 300 acre property originally owned by Sinclair Lewis and Dorthy Thompson has been developed into the world renowned Twin Farms Resort and Spa¬†an exclusive resort tucked away out of sight in the hills just outside the village. Sayer Woods is an abutter to this resort.

Woodstock, consistently voted as the prettiest small town in America, is a scenic 9 mile drive from Sayer Woods and offers excellent restaurants, galleries, interesting shops, and the amenities of the Woodstock Inn and Spa, and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park.

The developed areas of Sayer Woods are every bit as spectacular as the grounds and location.The main house, constructed in 1998, was 5 years in the building by a local builder renowned for his quality and craftsmanship. This main residence offers 6800 sq ft of living space with an attached 3 car garage and an attached 3 story 6 stall post and beam barn. Furniture quality woodwork throughout emphasizes the quality of this 4 bedroom 6 bathroom main residence. The residence exhibits many superb features such as a spacious guest bedroom suite with wood burning fireplace, a walk-out basement level finished into a large media room and a corporate size office/conference room with wet bar and full bath. Additionally, there is a complete guest/butler apartment wing. Across the road perched on a hilltop is a 2400 sq ft post and beam caretaker residence with an attached 2 car garage and an attached 3 story 7 stall post and beam barn. Turn-out sheds, two ponds, views, fieldstone walls, abundant perennial gardens all come together within a perfect location to make Sayer Woods an opportunity like no other.

Offered by Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

(Owner would entertain the option of selling the main residence on 234 acres)

Contact listing agent: Stan Butler