TWO CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, PRIVATE SUITES NEXT TO EQUINOX HOTEL AND RESORT

David Taylor

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TWO CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, PRIVATE SUITES NEXT TO EQUINOX HOTEL AND RESORT

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Manchester Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment 2 bedrooms Carriage House 1 bedroom Both kitchen bathroom family room

The beautiful and historic Skinner Cottage (1802), home to Richard Skinner, the 9th Governor of Vermont, is very close to - just two doors from - the famous Equinox Hotel and Resort in the picturesque village of Manchester, Vermont.

The entire third floor 1,200 sq feet of the Cottage has its own entrance and is a lovely, characteristically-VT (greens, reds and wood), clean, comfortable and private two-bedroom suite (recently renovated) with a private bathroom, eat-in kitchen, family room with a cozy gas fire, and lovely window seat with views over Vermont's most quintesential Main Street.

The Carriage House is a separate 800 sq foot 2nd floor clean, comfortable, private, more updated (yet still Vermont in character) 1-bedroom apartment with a private bathroom, eat-in kitchen, family room with a cozy stove, and looks over a newly landscaped garden with mountain views.

The Cottage Apartment-Suite and Carriage-House Apartment-Suite are equipped with all linens, tableware, air conditioning, standard cable TV and free internet.

Stroll along the historic marble walkway and visit the numerous shops, restaurants and various points of interest in this wonderful four season resort community.

I recommend you take a 'Google' at the house: ...: You can quickly take a look at this beautiful house ... by entering Google Maps (in your search), entering '3505 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254', clicking on 'more' and 'street view' ... this way you can see the fantastic, quintesential Vermont village location near the Equinox Resort Hotel ... the beauty of the property and the street ... even 'walk up and down the street' on the site ... there are also some lovely high resolution photographs all within 100 yards of, or right outside, the house.

Brief history of the house - Skinner family:: Richard and Mary Skinner originally built the Skinner Cottage in 1802. Richard was a probate judge in Manchester, Vermont. The courthouse where he served is within walking distance of the house opposite the Equinox Hotel and Resort. Richard Skinner was later elected to the US Congress, was the 9th governor of Vermont and subsequently served as the State’s Chief Justice.

The Skinner family included a son Mark who became famous in his own right as an eminent citizen and public servant in Chicago and in whose name a public school is named to this day in recognition of his leadership setting up the Chicago public school and library system. It is Mark’s daughter who funded, in Mark’s honor, Manchester town’s public library to the left of the house, shortly past the Equinox Hotel and Resort, on the street junction.

Brief history of the house - Pew through Taylors: More recently (since the early 1900’s) the Pew family were decades long owners of the “Skinner Cottage”. Mary Ethel Pew was one of four children of the founder of Sunoco. She and her siblings founded the nationally and internationally influential Pew Charitable Trusts, a NGO founded in 1948 and now a multi-billion dollar philanthropic foundation whose mission is to serve the public interest, improve public policy and civic life.

The house has since had few owners. Ms Newhouse who did much to renovate this historic mansion (and others on Main Street), a caterer who enlarged the rear of the house, and a headmaster and his wife, who previously owned the Ethan Allen Inn nearby Arlington.

The house is designated historic by the Manchester Historical Society, within the Manchester Village Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

The current owners of Skinner Cottage, the Taylor family, have a decades long relationship with Manchester.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Taylor (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks again for a nice space. It is lovely.
Nov 2013
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Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Two Clean, Comfortable, Private Suites Next to Equinox Hotel and Resort
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 10 reviews
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Two Clean, Comfortable, Private Suites Next to Equinox Hotel and Resort
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Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
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Vermont Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at the Skinner Cottage. The accommodations were perfect: clean, comfortable and cozy! We were provided excellent service and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice getaway. We enjoyed the area and had plenty to do and see. Nice shopping, nice hikes, nice atmosphere, very regenerating. Loved it, thanks!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Two Clean, Comfortable, Private Suites Next to Equinox Hotel and Resort
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Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Another great thanksgiving at Skinner Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Second year that we rented the Skinner Cottage for Thanksgiving, it was beautiful and clean and everything we expected. A great value in a beautiful setting. Thank You and we will see you soon.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston
1

2 bedroom unit is an absolute dump

  • 1 of 5
The 2 bedroom rental unit in the back of the house was an overpriced dump. Virtually no hot water, a trickle of a shower, and limited cable. It was so dusty it triggered both my husband's and son's allergies. It appears as though nothing - including the sheets and towels - have been updated for 30 years. A disgrace!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've never received this kind of feedback. Our 2-bedroom rental is the full 3rd floor of our house. Everyone's been very positive (over 50 guests each year) about the atmosphere, cleanliness, location and large apartment size for the cost. This is the only time a tenant complained about water heat or pressure. The cable is standard (and we have free internet). The apartment is cleaned professionally (and, as to allergies, we don't allow pets). We have added new sheets, comforters and towels. My and our house-keeper/manager's phone and pager numbers are in the apartment so we can resolve any issues that may arise for guests. This guest did not call us. (We also subsequently found out this family damaged one of our couches -- which we have since replaced.)
Update: Since this review the apartment has been upgraded, including repainting, and new living room furniture, carpets, curtains and stove.
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Two Clean, Comfortable, Private Suites Next to Equinox Hotel and Resort
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Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

We had a great time

  • 5 of 5
A roomy, very well kept suite in the heart of Manchester.Wonderful value. Looking forward to our next stay.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Two Clean, Comfortable, Private Suites Next to Equinox Hotel and Resort
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Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Excellent value and perfect location

  • 5 of 5
The accommodations were perfect. Just as described. We will be happy to use this rental property again in the future.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
NYC
5

love this place!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in the third floor apt of the Skinner House while in Manchester on business. I was totally happy with the location, condition of the apt and thought the value was incredible. The yard was amazing, the apt was immaculate and there was plenty of space for 3 adults. Reliable wireless internet was very important to me on this trip and unlike many moderate to expensive hotels, we had no problem at all connecting. I travel to Manchester a few times per year and would absolutely return to the Skinner House!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Equinox hotel
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Equinox course
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
Equinox hotel
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bromley and Stratton
Car: recommended

Since this is a prime four-season resort community, the recreational activities are abundant, particularly in the summer, fall, and winter. Our guests also access the facilities of the Equinox Resort which include an indoor swimming pool, spa, golf, year-round tennis, and a fitness center for a charge through the concierge, golf or health club. Museums, art centers and historic points of interest are minutes away. The renowned Manchester outlets and antique shopping are in walking distance to the Cottage. Golf is available at Gleneagles Country Club (Equinox), Manchester Golf Club and Stratton Country Club. Skiing is available at Stratton and Bromley (quite close), Killington, Okemo, Pico and Mount Snow driveable, longer away.

Other Activities: Shopping - arguably the best outlet shopping scene in the country - diverse, small shops in a pretty, well done style, very well laid out all within strolling distance, with high quality items (Ralph Lauren, Bose, Orvis, Gap, Brooks Brothers, Yankee Candle, Tumi, etc.; furniture, clothing).

Outstanding book store - one of the best, most diverse private bookstores in the country (even worldwide) that I have seen.

Fly fishing, skeet shooting (through Orvis or the Equinox Hotel).

Falconry, Landrover driving school (through Equinox Hotel).

Canoeing and tubing (on famous Battenkill River) - multiple top flight and reasonably priced outfitters providing equipment.

Extensive hiking trails throughout Equinox Preserve and in White Mountain reserve (all within walking or short driving distance).

Historical Hildene House (descendants of President Lincoln's Summer home).

Golf: Gleneagles course - reasonably priced, run by Equinoc Hotel - beautiful world class course ... walking distance from our rentals.

Ekwanok - private course at end of Main Street (within 3 minutes drive) - very exclusive - top, top world class with a long history.

Dorset Country Club - I believe, the oldest golf course in the country - very, scenic, old stone bridges over streams, etc.

Manchester Municipal course - public - nice location.

Ski: Bromley mountain (within 10 minutes) - family mountain; sunny; pleasant because not too busy; has a very fun amusement park in Summer too.

Stratton mountain (within 20 minutes). Gondolas, 6-seat hi-speed chairs - big investment mountain; village scene (similar to Tremblant - same owner).

Okemo mountain (within 35 minutes); nice town (Ludlow) and mountain.

Mount Snow (around 50 minutes). Two 'mountains'; more of party scene.

Killington (an hour away) - huge multi-mountain facility.

Pico (about 50 minutes) - smaller, tougher mountain.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Manchester Apartment Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Notes

  • Minimum 2 nights. 3+ days, weekly & monthly rentals preferred.
  • Our separate Carriage House is now available from mid-June 2011 offering guests a newly renovated and modernly rustic one bedroom 800 sq ft suite-apartment with an eat-in kitchen, family room with a pull-out sofa and heating-stove, and bathroom. Air-conditioning is also installed in the Summer and Fall.

    In limited circumstances ... the entire Skinner Cottage (an additional 4,000 sq ft of the Main House; including an additional 4 second-floor bedrooms with three bathrooms, and first-floor large multi-seating-area entertainment living-room with fireplace and family-style dining table, family TV room, parlor-living room, billiards room, bathroom, professional kitchen with dining area) and private 1,200 sq ft blue stone patio, Weber barbeque, 7-person hot tub and newly-landscaped garden, may be available (please call to discuss).
  • The Cottage Suite is $195-$260 per night and $1,100-$1,300 per week (depending on season and holidays).
    The Carriage House is $185-$240 per night and $1,000-$1,200 per week (depending on season and holidays).
    There are special rates for extended stays.
    Entire Skinner Cottage rental available in exceptional circumstances.

    This calendar shows availability of our 3rd floor apartment-suite.
    For the calendar and availability of our Carriage House please see VRBO site 235670 or search for Skinner Cottage in the Manchester, Vermont section.
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Amenities

Amenities

Manchester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Next to Equinox Hotel and Resort - additional amenities for a fee.

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