We gathered family and friends for a Skidmore College graduation (yay Emma!) and couldn't have had a better stay, or more warm and inviting accomodations. Foodies will find everything they need. The area has some of the finest restaurants in Vermont, and everything one might need in Manchester, but even Saratoga Springs (famous for the horse racing, mineral springs, spas and resorts) is close at 34 miles. Surrounding are rural, scenic beautiful rolling hills. The Battenkill River and Orvis headquarters will fulfill the fisherman's greatest wishes. And what better place to celebrate an event? The house has everything one could need and I am sure will be the centerpiece of many family gatherings to come-- We will return often. And the owners could not be more generous or gracious. The setting for Cook's Country will be the setting for your own special reunion or just the perfect getaway.