We rented Phil and Jayne's home for an extended period so we could enjoy the ski season. It is a wonderful spot, near the lake and 15 ish minutes to Rutland 35 to 45 min to Pico and Killington. The house is a perfect size for a small group or family and our little Shih Tzu loved it. The house is warm and the pellet stove is perfect after day on the slopes. Regardless of snow, we grilled out back enjoying many nice evening après ski. The house is a house is a short walk to the lake to see the ice fishing and there is a fun\informal restaurant 3 min away, perfect for the whole family as the food is good, people of very friendly (especially Dave, the owner) and there is a pool table and video games for the kids. Castleton is a very nice town with all the amenities you need and Phil and Jayne's house is a great spot to enjoy your vacation.