Water's Edge on the West River
|Per night:||$110 - $160|
Our southern Vermont vacation home rental is located on a quiet country road off Route 100, which "has been called the most scenic in New England" by Yankee magazine writer Michael Blanding. "In some circles, it's known as the 'Skier's Highway,' since it connects Vermont's giants - Mount Snow, Killington, Sugarbush, and Stowe - like knots on a whip." Let's not forget Stratton's slopes, which are less than 15 minutes from our door!
Enjoy Vermont at your own pace this winter season from this home in a convenient central location to the slopes at Stratton, Bromley or Magic!
You can cross country ski or snow shoe from our front door along the lovely West River Trail.
For snowmobile enthusiasts, we're not far from VAST trails in Bondville, off Kendall Farm Road, or in Londonderry off Route 11. Visit the Vermont Vast site for more info and to purchase trail maps.
Enjoy the best of southern Vermont at this house that has so much to offer. For shoppers, visit the designer outlets so conveniently in Manchester (20 minutes west) and find your groceries locally on the mountain at a great little supermarket that has more than you can imagine! Spring through summer, splash in the river at the rear of the house. Try biking or hiking right from the home along the peaceful West River Trail. Visit the newly renovated South Londonderry train station, the new home of the Friends of the West River Trail. Visit The Pantry, a country store just short walk from our home for coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. Indulge in a massage or enjoy one of many fine restaurants. Enjoy swimming at lovely lakes within 30 minutes of the home. Kayak or canoe or fish the many rivers. Enjoy fireworks and parades on July 4 at many local small towns. Church suppers and antique and craft shows can be found nearby.
This newer home has four bedrooms, consisting of two king-bedded rooms, a queen and one twin room, 4 1/2 baths, each ensuite, except the 1/2 bath, and was custom built to our specifications by an extremely talented Vermont builder. Here is an additional description:
Comfortable seating in the living room adjoins the spacious custom kitchen with granite counter tops and maple cabinets. A pot filler over the stove makes for easy meal preparation. A complete selection of new kitchen appliances and utensils makes preparing and serving meals a pleasure. The kitchen connects to a spacious dining room through an antique dutch door. The master suite, located on the first floor, has a spacious bath with a shower for two & even has a special window overlooking the river! Watch the river as you soak in the two-person whirlpool. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, each with its own unique en suite bath. A laundry room with washer and dryer is located on the first floor.
Each full ceramic-tiled bathroom is unique and is private to its bedroom. The master bath with privacy window with river-view has a rain head shower as well as a hand held shower and two wall jets. A separate whirlpool tub for two overlooks the river. Double sinks, private commode, and a vanity complete this bath. Bathroom two in the queen bedroom has a spacious shower for two with a privacy window connected to its private bedroom and has two adjustable flow shower heads and designer sink. Bathroom three in the twin bedroom has a spacious custom-made angled shower area for two with two adjustable shower heads. Bathroom four in the other twin bedroom has a whirlpool tub and shower with special safety glass enclosed shower area. A plentiful supply of towels is provided.
The home has an upstairs family room with a special closet full of toys, books and games. Bumper pool, pool, and ping pong are located in the basement.
Well behaved, housebroken dogs are welcome with proof of current vaccinations. We also will give your dog a special welcome to Vermont treat!
All Vermont rental properties must be inspected and certified by the State of Vermont Division of Fire and Public Safety. Our home has been inspected and is in full compliance with state regulations. A certificate is posted in our home.
Our home has been happily rented for the 2014-2015 winter ski season! Please think of us for next year.
It is available for the winter season from December, 2015, to April 2016, for $15,000, plus utilities, plowing, cleaning and refundable security deposit. These dates are flexible to suit your needs.
Spring through fall, it's great for biking and hiking right from the door! It's a peaceful trail along the river through the Vermont woods. You can also cross-country ski or snow shoe from the door along the lovely West River Trail in winter.
Weston is just a short drive with it's Vermont Country Store, summer theater, and charming shops. Manchester, a shopper's paradise, is only 20 minutes away. The village of Ludlow and Okemo Mountain are 30 minutes away. Both Bromley and Magic are within a 15 minute drive. Both Bromley and Okemo feature zip lines, and a host of family-friendly activities!
If you are a fisherman or woman, just ask us where the special places are where you can catch 16-18" trout, which is what we've caught so far this year of 2014. The Orvis School of Flyfishing is in Manchester as is their flagship store. The Battenkill River is famous for fishing and is also great for canoeing with access points just south of Manchester.
If you love tubing and floating in its special swimming holes, there are entry points all along the West River from Jamaica to Newfane and beyond. We can direct you to those places.
If you're fond of horseback riding, a great stable is only 10 minutes from our home.
How about something unique? The Land Rover Driving School is located at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester. With an instructor at your side, take control of the wheel in challenging off-road situations.
Don't miss the Strolling of the Heifers held the first weekend in June, down Main Street in Brattleboro. This is the 13th Anniversary, and you can always expect some surprises! This parade features up to 100 heifer calves, bedecked in flowers and led by future farmers, followed by cows, bulls, horses, goats, poultry, floats, tractors, bands, clowns, and much, much more!
July 1 through August 10, 2015, is the Vermont Summer Festival Horse show to be held at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset.
There are three spectacular meteor showers that can be viewed from our lawn: July 28-29 The Delta Aquarids - predawn, about 20 bright-yellow meteors occur per hour. Look for meteors to fan out east, north and west. July 29-30 The Capricornids - known for producing brilliant fireballs. It's best to observe right after sunset. If you can see the Milky Way, you'll probably be able to see this shower. August 12-13 The Perseids - look toward the constellation Perseus (about halfway above the horizon in the northeast quadrant of the sky) in the late evening. Recline with your feet facing south and look straight up. The Perseids should appear over your left shoulder...you could see 60 meteors in an hour.
Don't miss some special events this summer and the picturesque fall foliage season
The Bondville Fair, in late August, features agricultural displays and contests, quilt show and contest, crafts, rides and games, music, bingo, truck, ox and horse pulling, antique tractors, clog and line dancing.
The 31st Annual Peru Fair, held in late September, is rated by the state's Chamber of Commerce as among Vermont's Top 10 events. The homespun Peru Fair steps off with a 9:45 a.m. parade, followed by a pig roast, live music, dancing, hay rides and other entertainment. Dozens of local artisans and food vendors. Parking available at nearby Bromley Mountain, with shuttle buses provided to and from the village.
Columbus Day Weekend - The village of Newfane hosts its annual Heritage Festival on the common, a two-day craft show with great food served by the local church. If you like apple pie, this is the place to buy a yummy one, have some homemade soup and apple cobbler a la mode. The festival features something for everyone. Eighty juried crafters share the picturesque common with a farmer's market, inside and outside food booths, flea and book table, super raffle, children's corner, and musical entertainment. It's usually a beautiful fall foliage weekend!
Our home is located on a quiet country road off Route 100, which "has been called the most scenic in New England" by Yankee magazine writer Michael Blanding. "In some circles, it's known as the 'Skier's Highway,' since it connects Vermont's giants - Mount Snow, Killington, Sugarbush, and Stowe - like knots on a whip." Let's not forget Stratton, which is only 15 minutes from our door!
"But this road really comes into its own in autumn, hitting the peak of fall foliage not once but many times as it traces and up and down course along the unspoiled edge of Green Mountain State Forest."
For snowmobile enthusiasts, we're not far from VAST trails in Bondville, off Kendall Farm Road, or in Londonderry off Route 11. Visit the Vermont Vast site for more info and to purchase trail maps.
Do you like to shoot skeet? There is an outdoor range in Chester, just about 25 minutes away that is open to all on Sundays!
Restaurants to be found nearby are The Mill, Swiss Inn, Fat Spy, American Grill, Solo, Jake's, and Whiskey Dick's.
|May 15 2015||Oct 21 2015||$160||$160||-||-||1 Week|
|May 15 2015||Oct 21 2015||$140||$140||-||-||2 Weeks|
|May 15 2015||Oct 21 2015||$120||$120||-||-||3 Weeks|
|May 15 2015||Oct 21 2015||$110||$110||-||-||1 Month|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Rates include cleaning. Rooms tax of 9% is additional. No rooms tax on stays of 30 nights or more. Refundable security deposit of $100 is additional. If a dog guest is staying wth you, additional refundable security deposit is $150. Our home is happily rented for the 2014-2015 season. Please think of us for next year. The winter rental seasonal rental is from November or December, 2015 to April, 2016, for $15,000, PLUS utilities, plowing, cleaning, & refundable security deposit|
- 2 King Beds
- 1 Queen Bed
- 2 Twin Beds
- Pet Friendly
- Ski In/Out
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Ping Pong Table
- View (Water)
- Game Room
- Linens Provided
- Pool Table
- Hardwood Floors
- Parking Included
- Alarm Clock
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Gas Grill
- CD Player
- Ice Maker
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- Grocery Store
- Horseback Riding
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Volleyball Court
- Downhill Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Movie Theater
- Shopping Area
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Stratton Mountain, Vermont
Sandy Hook, CT
August 5, 2014
We enjoyed this house so much we will be requesting it again next year. Owners are very pleasant and sweet people. There were gifts for my dogs when we arrived. It really felt like home. The sound of the river at night made for incredible sleeping.
Foliage on the river
October 9, 2012
We had a great, relaxing stay in this beautiful home with a wonderful view. The home was well appointed and very clean and best of all, we were able to bring our dog so that he could be part of our vacation too. There was a great trail to walk along the river right at the end of the road. The owners were available by e-mail to answer any questions. The town is located on a very scenic Rt 100. No complaints at all. We left with all great memories.
Venice, FL USA
Lovely home, lovely setting.
September 19, 2011
This was our second stay at this home and we, once again, loved it. The view of the river out back and the quality of the accommodations were great. We particularly enjoyed the dart game and table tennis available in the basement. Close access to Bromley and Manchester (for shopping and dining) were an added attraction.
Easthampton, MA USA
A wonderful experience..
July 11, 2011
We've had previous home rental experience, but only in Florida to get away from cold New England winters. Renting this large, beautful home during the 4th of July week was a spontaneous decision to get together with children and grandchildren in an amazing area of the country that is actually only a couple of hours from our home, but so vastly different from our own town. There is lots to do in the sSummer in an area best known for Fall and Winter get-aways. Professional theater, Vermont Country store, discount outlets and an Adventure Park at a local ski area kept family members busy, and we had an amazing home to come back to and gather for family meals. The house is extremely well-equipped and met our needs beautifully. Our hosts are to be commended for making guests feel welcome.
March 8, 2011
We had a wonderful weekend and found the accomodations to be lovely. Super comfy cabin and great location. We would definitely stay there again.
Long Island, NY USA
The most relaxing vacation of my life!
September 2, 2010
I stayed at the Straton Mountain Waters Edge home in South Londonderry VT in late August. When I arrived at the home all I could think was that the pictured did not do it justice. When we arrived we were greeted by some chickens from a local farm sunning themsevles in the garden. As we came into the house we were exremely impressed. The house was immaculate and more comfortable then my own home! The master suite was the cherry on top of this beautiful house. The shower and sunken tub made for some very relaxing moments. The town itself was quaint and out of the way but close enough to local shopping and some fun places to visit. After a weeks stay I feel like a new person and will be going back again as soon as I can. I have rented vacation homes before but this one certainly tops them all. I didnt want to leave!
October 15, 2009
Beautiful,spacious,warm,comfortable,clean,charming,... and that was just the inside. The outside was just as wonderful. The gracious owners even had a surprise treat for my 4 legged baby which just put this vacation home over the top. None of us wanted to leave. There were 8 of us and at least 5 were in the overspacious, over equipped kitchen and we never tripped over or got in each others way. We highly recommend staying in this lovely home and hope to come back next year.
Linda & Henry, we enjoyed the house very much. It is really a work of art and it is in a very special, secluded place. We and Guin enjoyed the West River Trail and the valley as a whole.
Fly fishing was a bit challenging; low water or high water temps made conditions marginal. In fact we've been struggling with that on our trips up there. However, we're not arriving at the best time of the year for fly fishing -- mid summer. We're thinking about changing the time of year for the trip up there.
Also, we had been scouting for soapstone for Kathy's counter tops here in NC and forgot a sample at the house. It's on one of the lamp stands in the living room. It's blue/green and will make a very nice place to set a glass. In a month it'll be the stone our counters will be made from. We also left a hardcover book as a donation to the visitor's library. ... It's a bit of a tradition.
I'll probably be contacting Henry to get a better handle on the conditions of the nearby rivers, including the West earlier in the year. We'd be happy to return to your home if it is available next year and we can get the fly fishing dialed in a little better.
Thank you for sharing your home,
Shawn, North Carolina, Summer 2013
We had a great time and truly hated to leave. The house is beautiful and bright and we found it impeccably clean. The house is very well equipped - you thought of everything to make guests feel at home. We live in an older house with less open-space so we loved the spacious kitchen/living room and enjoyed cooking together without bumping into one another! Our boys share a bathroom at home and LOVED having a "suite" all to themselves (they're identical twins, so they've had to share a lot! ) And the master bedroom/bathroom is exceptional. In all, it's a great house and we loved everything about it. We hiked on the trail at the end of your road, walked to The Pantry, enjoyed watching the chickens, horses, and Shetland pony across the street. We hiked Bromley, rode bikes, and splashed a bit in the river. We loved hearing the sound of the river from every room . Thank you for the pancake mix and local maple syrup - they were delicious. And, what a surprise to find the pink neckerchief for Snickers! She's a sweet but rather funny, happy- go-lucky dog and we all had a great laugh seeing her wear something pink and girly! Thank you for thinking of her. Thanks for everything - I hope we'll return someday.
Diane, Connecticut, Summer 2013
Linda & Henry,
Thank you so much for the use of your home. We all loved it. It was a great family bonding vacation!
And we even got to eat breakfast outside on the deck yesterday since it was finally sunny!!!!:-)
We all had a great time but I think Macey enjoyed it the most. She loved being with us & yesterday she even went wading in the river.
Your home is beautiful & we would gladly use it again if we come up to Vermont!!!!
I made pancakes yesterday morning, so thank you for our yummy breakfast. That was so thoughtful of you. Pam and family, NY, June 2012
It was so wonderful to be back in Vermont last week. We had a terrific time and the house was as lovely as we remembered it. It was like being back home! We enjoyed meeting Henry when we arrived. He was so friendly and welcoming. I think what surprised me most was how many new things we managed to find and do while we were there. We went blueberry and peach picking,went up on a gondola ride, and visited Calvin Coolidge's birth house. Thanks again for you hospitality. I hope we can visit again.
Marcy, NJ, Summer 2011
Just wanted to let you know that we had such a lovely time in your beautiful house. Bruiser was so surprised and loved his sweet gift, what a thoughtful way to welcome him into your home. Everything you could possible need was there for our convenience. I'm sure we will want to do a return visit sometime soon. Thank you so much for a wonderful mini vacation hide-a-way,
Deborah & family
Bruiser too!, NY, Summer 2011
Yep, we're back safely after a very LONG drive. And thank you for allowing us to rent again this year! We simply love your home and love the location! It really is quite perfect! We can't wait to get back there next year!
Warmest regards, Elizabeth & Peter, VA, Summer 2010
Now that we are safely home and our kids are back into their routine I want to take a few moments to tell you how much we enjoyed your home. It was obvious from the moment we came and the lovely notes and tips that you left us just how much you wanted us to have a great time. (we enjoyed the pancakes for breakfast, as well!) The decor of the house down to the little details enhanced our stay. The deck and the babbling brook were delightful and we spent such terrific family time there. We loved the little day trips to Manchester, Bennington etc. and the down time we all so much needed. We tried very hard to leave the house as we found it. Thank you again for being so accommodating. We hope that perhaps we will be able to come back again next year. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Marcy, NJ, Summer 2010
Thanks for sharing your home with us. Everyone had a great time.
Tom, NJ, Summer 2010
Hi Linda, thank you so much for letting us stay in your home. It worked out perfectly for us and it was just a short drive to Weston to see our daughter in her shows. The mud room was a perfect place for Molly when we were out and for sleeping at night. It was like she had her own little bedroom. We loved the deck and the sound of the river! It was so relaxing! Can't wait for our return!
Karen and Bill, KY, Summer 2010
Thank you for a fabulous home base! Everything was great! Thank you again for a perfect stay!
Cheryle & Chris, MA, Summer of 2009
YOUR home in Vermont is absolutely beautiful.......We did not want for anything (you thought of everything).........It was a MOST pleasant trip and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Your home is very large, very beautiful and very well maintained.
Out of our entire family - I must say Your home, our home, was the best of 5 or 6 homes rented........everyone was jealous.
Dealing with you was also a delight - very organized and very kind and true to your description of the home entirely.
Thanks again and believe me IF we do come that way again I sure will call you.
Janice & Dan, Lakeland, FL, Summer 2009
Thank you so much for the use of your lovely home. We had a great time! Also, we appreciated and liked all of the nice scented soaps. It was very nice also to provide dish detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue. We most definitely will consider renting with you again!! Thanks again for everything! Diane & Rick, Somers, NY, Summer 2009
We had a wonderful time and the house had a lot to do with that. We found the house very well kept and clean. Thanks again for the great experience. We will absolutely use the house next time we are in Vermont. Tyson, Colorado - Summer, 2009
The house was PERFECT! It was wonderful to wake up to the sound of the river every morning :-)
Thank you again for allowing us to rent your beautiful home, and we look forward to being there again next summer!
Peter & Elizabeth, Virginia - Summer, 2009
Sadly it's the end of the ski season for us. I just want to say how much we have enjoyed the use of the house, and appreciated your quick responsiveness to any questions we had. Thanks and best regards,
Rachel & Ed, Connecticut - Spring, 2009