The Rose Farm

112 acres • $1,599,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Virginia Roth

Property Location:

805 Rolston Road, Waitsfield Vermont 05673
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:


Total acres available for agriculture:


Acres of forested land:


Acres of cropland or tillable land:


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Other open and/or non-farmable land:

The property has a sand pit, 2 acres excluded from Current use for the residence, an updated septic system, extensive road frontage.

Quality of land:

Please ask about Soil Quality. Findings will be posted when researched

Farm Information

Water sources present:


Water sources details:

drilled well, deep spring fed ponds, springs

Barns and sheds:


Farmer housing:


Farmer housing details:

3800 square foot house on premises. 4 bedrooms including large master suite, country kitchen, living and dining rooms. The house is red clapboard and overlooks gardens and a deep pond.

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

Main barn has 3 box stalls, tack room, hay loft that could be used for studio or recreational purposes Barn 2 used for cows when birthing. Rotating pastures are electric fenced and have water source for cattle.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

The price of The Rose Farm is $1,599,000. This is a fair market value figure. It is competitive with other farm properties in the area and in Vermont as a whole. the property is south facing, private and protected.

Sale price:


Additional Information

The Rose Farm is enrolled in the Vermont Land Use Program, both agriculture and forestry.   A local farmer cares for the meadows, hays the fields and grazes his prized herd of Belted Galloway beef cattle. The protected Rose Farm is in a coveted area of the Mad River Valley and is surrounded by lands dedicated to the Vermont Land Trust.  The asking price is similar to the assessed valuation by the town of Waitsfield.  The Rose family is keenly aware of proper stewardship of the land and thus would want a farming operation to continue on the property.  

The Rose Farm has 112 acres of well-tended pastures and managed woodland offering privacy and protection. The acreage is enrolled in the Vermont Land Use Program, both agriculture and forestry which allows tax benefits to the land owner. Details of the forestry management program can be viewed by an interested buyer.  Participation in the forestry program allows for planned harvesting of woodlands which encourages healthy growth and a financial benefit to the landowner. The farm is surrounded by preserved Vermont Trust land for added protection. A local farmer tends the pastures, hays the fields, and grazes his herd of outstanding Belted Galloway cattle on the property.  The lease agreement with the farmer can be terminated by a new owner if the owner has his own agricultural plan.  The south facing property includes the house, two barns, deep pond, glorious gardens and Vermont tranquility. 

Residence:  Designed by noted architect Robert Burley, the 3880 sq foot residence features brick floors, wide pine flooring and exposed beams. A fabulous country kitchen with walk- in fireplace and copper hood is the heart of the house. The living room features a cathedral ceiling & fireplace. There are four bedrooms, including a spacious master suite and 3 ½ baths.  There is a formal entrance, the necessary mudroom, family room and separate laundry/utility room. The house offers comfortable family living all in the spirit of country elegance. Propane baseboard heat, a full house generator, security system and wireless internet access give in to modern necessities. Truly, a place to come home to.

Please contact Virginia Roth at Roth Real Estate for more information or questions.  cell phone 802-371-8744, 1-800-787 ROTH, 802-496-3865, [email protected].  Thank you