Description from owner
TripAdvisor Property ID: 6705439
About the area
Private yet convenient to all of the shopping opportunities in Manchester and Rutland Vermont, including Orvis, the Gap, Kate Spade, EMS, Northshire Bookstore, Orvis Warehouse, Banana Republic, Claire's, Anne Taylor, Brooks Brothers, and many others too numerous to mention here. There are antique shops, historical venues, tag sale opportunities, Equinox, Hildene, and much more.
We are only 10 minutes north of the VT Summer Festival and there are many horseback riding stables nearby as well. Centrally located between several ski areas including Bromley, Okemo, Pico, Killington and others.The approximate travel times to the ski areas are as follows:
Bromley 35 minutes, Pico 45 minutes, Killington 45 minutes, Okemo 40 minutes.
Good cross country skiing nearby, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, fishing opportunities, and much, much more.
These are actual reviews of the property that are maintained on another vacation rental home marketing site, copied here intact. Five Star ratings.
Jeannie L, April 2016 - This home was the perfect place for a weekend in Vermont! The house was very clean upon arrival and we used the kitchen to prepare meals all weekend. The location has gorgeous views and is just a short drive from Manchester for restaurants, grocery stores, outlets, and more. The bedrooms were very comfortable and we all felt at home for the weekend away. Would definitely return!
Suzanne F - Oct. 2015 - BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS PROPERTY .As a child I spent summers with my grandparent in Vermont. My children are born Floridians so before they become too old to travel with mom I wanted them to see the real Vermont. Just spectacular! I thought we might be too late for the changing leaves- but it was just perfect. Spacious well equipped home. We were a party of nine and home was more than enough. Plenty of things to do, SHOPPING, horseback riding, exploring- but also away from it all for privacy. The indoor pool was the icing on the cake for the kids. The owner Charles was great, very attentive throughout the reservation process and through our stay.
MY - Sept 2015 - Our third consecutive summer vacation at Mettawee was for two weeks rather than our usual one and provided more than double the relaxation. The wrap-around deck and patio offer a three-directional view as sun and shadow slow dance through the day. Favorites of ours: morning coffee on the deck as the rising sun chases away the eerily beautiful layers of fog from Green Mountain on the east and Dorset Mountain on the southwest; the sky from east to west as the sun sets; and the incredible stars at night, which included a shooting star this year and the sound of distant coyotes (seen only rarely, in the distance). Birds abound, including a very beautiful and very large hawk with banded tail and dark breast. And the humorous chipmunks . . . Solitude without isolation, indeed, with Danby sitting above Rt. 7, between Manchester and Rutland. We’ve been return renters at Mettawee since our first visit in the spring of 2011, and yet we continue to find nearby roads we have not yet explored. The house is all that is described on this and the Mettawee websites. The kitchen makes trying new recipes a breeze. And the treat of the indoor pool is multiplied by all the glass—from the pool, you can spy on the birds that take advantage of your absence from the patio to bathe (or frolic: they seem quite pleased) in the birdbath. We rent Mettawee to relax and swim and get lost on the maze of roads that offer surprises (and, in the spring and fall, hike the shorter trails): Mettawee is never disappointing. Great customer service, if ever needed.