HUGE MANSION - GREAT FOR GROUPS - RETREATS - YOGA - WEDDINGS - SLEEPS 34!!!

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Sleeps34
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms11
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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HUGE MANSION - GREAT FOR GROUPS - RETREATS - YOGA - WEDDINGS - SLEEPS 34!!!

Manchester Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

14 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, commercial kitchen, dining room, yoga studio/ballroom

This 24 room mansion is perfect for retreats, reunions, bridal parties, corporate gatherings and large groups that want privacy in a beautiful, natural setting in the heart of Manchester Village.

This enormous, 9,000 sq foot home features a grand ballroom, sun filled yoga studio, commercial kitchen, formal dining room, a large living room with a piano and other musical instruments, and a game room complete with a ping pong and giant chess table and 14 bedrooms- each with private bathroom – so bring the whole family!

There is even a two bedroom apartment with it’s own kitchen and an additional handicap accessible bedroom on the ground floor. This 9,000 square foot home includes free WiFi and satellite TV, 5 private acres of woods and streams, a winterized large gazebo.

Best of all, it is next door to the Hildene Meadow and Nature Preserve. You can enjoy stunning scenic footpaths and trails in the wildlife past streams and forests and meadows.

The Battenkill Valley Mansion is only half a mile from the Equinox hotel, but it feels a world away, surrounded by tall pines, and adjacent to the rolling fields of Hildene Meadow and the Battenkill River. Step outside your door for miles of scenic bike rides or runs along scenic River Road.

The historic Battenklill Valley mansion was built in 1904 as a wedding present for the daughter of the family who lived nearby at the Wilburton Inn. Guests of the Battenkill Mansion may now enjoy the amenities of the Wilburton Inn, including pool, tennis, and 28 acres of sculptures, flower gardens and breath-taking mountain views.

Manchester is a year round destination for sports, arts, and relaxation, less than 5 minutes away from designer outlet shopping, Orvis fishing, canoeing, tubing, hiking, and world-class golf. Bromley Mountain is only 10 miles away, and Stratton just 18 miles. The Dorset Summer Theatre Festival, Vermont Horse Show, Southern Vermont Art Center, Crafts Fair, and farmers markets are just a few of the fun nearby activities.

Guests are welcome to dine at the 1902 Wilburton Mansion where, for an additional fee, they can feast on a hearty country breakfast, evening cocktails or a gourmet dinner featuring artisanal whole-grain breads and dishes crafted with seasonal produce from the property's family-run organic farm.

The Wilburton Inn accommodates up to 125 guests in 8 buildings of different sizes and styles. It is an ideal private getaway for destination weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and private celebrations. Ask us how we can help you plan your next special gathering! We look forward to welcoming you.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Melissa Levis

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My wife and I have been the owners and innkeepers of The Wilburton Inn for the past 25 years. My wife is from Brooklyn, NY. Her sister, Wendy Wasserstein, honored her by naming Madeline Kahn’s Tony Award winning role, Gorgeous, after her in the Broadway play, The Sisters Rosenswieg. I am a psychiatrist from Athens, Greece. I am interested about art, education, religion, and conflict resolution. I look forward to giving a TED talk on the future of creativity this summer.

We bought our first home in VT in 1972 because the mountains reminded me of my days at medical school in Switzerland. It is our pleasure to see our children and grandchildren now take an interest in running the inn. We enjoy welcoming travelers to our beautiful homes. We love introducing them to the history and beauty of Vermont and The Wilburton Estate.

Melissa Levis purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

This robber baron estate has evolved through the 20th century from a private home, to a prep school, to an inn and now to an inn that celebrates life as a farm, a bakery, and a museum advancing creativity to become the core of education. This is a spectacular, huge home where guests can relax and truly get away from it all.

Tour our outdoor sculpture trains that show the history of love and the evolving images of women through cross cultural myths.

Visit our son's Earth Sky Time organic farm and bakery less than 3 miles from the house.

Sleeps34
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms11
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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HUGE Mansion - Great for groups - retreats - yoga - weddings - sleeps 34!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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HUGE Mansion - Great for groups - retreats - yoga - weddings - sleeps 34!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233674vb
(917) 680-6739
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Toronto, Canada
5

Great House for a Christmas Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
This was a wonderful house for our week-long Christmas family reunion. The house was even larger and more comfortable than we had imagined from the pictures on the website. It easily accommodated our 20 family members with plenty of room to spare. The kids had plenty of room to spread out in their space, and the ping pong table in thegame room was a big hit.

The dining room was large enough for all of us to comfortably have dinner together every evening, and the fireplace in the dining room added to the festive atmosphere.

Dr. Levis is a very considerate and gracious host who made us feel right at home. Before we arrived, he had arranged to have a Christmas tree put up in the living room for us, and he checked in regularly to make certain that we were comfortable.

Manchester is a great place to visit. Lots of Vermont charm, an abundance of designer outlets and plenty of good skiing nearby.

We had a wonderful week and could have easily stayed longer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/6
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HUGE Mansion - Great for groups - retreats - yoga - weddings - sleeps 34!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233674vb
(917) 680-6739
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Birmingham, Alabama
5

Christmas in Vermont !

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My family and I spent seven days this past Christmas at this wonderful mansion. There were 26 adults and children and we could not have picked a better place. The bedrooms were charming and enough for every couple, single and child. The house had enough rooms for the children to play and run and the adults to talk and play games or read. Several nights we all sat at the large dinning room table and had cozy, fire-lit dinners. The beautiful, private surroundings made this the perfect place. I should also mention that the owners are wonderful and do everything you need to make your stay enjoyable! I can't say enough good things about this house and recommend it highly!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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HUGE Mansion - Great for groups - retreats - yoga - weddings - sleeps 34!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233674vb
(917) 680-6739
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Geneva, NY
5

Large family Thanksgiving reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We came back for our 3rd 28-person family reunion in the Telion Holon mansion for 4 nights at Thanksgiving . There were 14 grandkids (ages 13 and under) who had a great time in the large, comfortable house, as well as did all the adults. The 3 floors with multiple stairs encourage creative games of hide n seek, etc. and keep kids occupied for hours at a time. The large adjacent playing fields and nature walks are excellent for outside activities. This year the below freezing temperatures did not stop the 2-hr soccer games 3 days in a row. The house gets better each year and this year it was in excellent shape for our arrival - with banquet tables and chairs for our large group to use in the game room for the Thanksgiving day feast. The meal is certainly easily prepared with the 3 kitchens and large commercial ovens. The nearby spa and outlet stores in Manchester also are a good diversion for those that need a break. Finally, I must say that we have always enjoyed the Levis family, particularly the interactions with Albert, and now with Melissa who has taken over the care of the Mansion.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host your beautiful family! Thank you for joining us and letting us help you celebrate another family Thanksgiving in Vermont! We look forward to seeing you again.
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HUGE Mansion - Great for groups - retreats - yoga - weddings - sleeps 34!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233674vb
(917) 680-6739
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Amazing house, amazing location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
What an incredible house! I just spent the weekend here with 18 friends and eight kids and we had a blast. The house is massive and beautiful and perfect for our group -- the kids played in the large family room while the adults lounged around in the living room or cooked feasts in the kitchen.

The garden is huge and leads down onto a lovely boardwalk through marshland, where we went for nice walks. Also there is good hiking behind the Equinox hotel in Manchester (five minutes away).

Melissa made every super easy during the planning and was very responsive to our (many) questions and she went above and beyond to help us during our stay -- when one of our group got sick, she personally came to the house to check on him, and her father delivered us a huge bag of gourmet bread for breakfast on Saturday morning. amazing

The only caveat I would give is this: it would be a real squeeze to get 34 people in this house as some of the beds counted in his number are sofa beds or just couches. it was perfect for our number, especially since we had a lot of kids, but we were happy not to have been more. But bottom line: we had a blast in this house and are already planning our next trip back. Highly recommended!
business
HUGE Mansion - Great for groups - retreats - yoga - weddings - sleeps 34!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233674vb
(917) 680-6739
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Quechee vt
5

Our 12th Family reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We spent a full week here in August 2012 and can do nothing but rave about our experience. Had a total of 23 attending and each one felt very comfortable in their rooms and enjoyed the opportunities for recreation on site and in the area. Kayaking great a nearby Emerald Pond State campsite. Went to excellent theatre in nearby Weston and a side trip to the races in Saratoga was only about an hours drive. Our host and owner, Albert, was terrific and most welcoming and helpful when called upon. He owns the nearby B and B where we used the pool and tennis and he is a collector of some very interesting art. Big living room was the center for evening gatherings and a ping pong tourney in game room one of the highlights. Food shopping in Manchester easy to get to and outlets worth a visit but too much to do to spend time looking for bargains.

Bill and Jean Eveleth
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt. 7
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Emerald Lake
Nearest Barpub
Wilburton Inn Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bromley
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Equinox Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
Wilburton Inn Restaurant and Bar
Car: necessary

The mansion was built in 1904 by the Guilbert family as the home for their daughter. The total estate incorporated four farms and included 1000 acres. The Levis family acquired the Wilburton properties to house a cultural project. 25 years later, their properties include Earth, Sky, Time Farm Organic Vegetable Farm, The Wilburton Inn, and the Museum of the Creative Process. We also have the town's finest bakery.

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Availability & Rates

Manchester Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
Apr 4 2014 - May 10 2014
$1,150
$1,350
Fri,Sat
$7,500
$22,500
2 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
Jun 6 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$1,350
$1,650
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$10,000
$35,000
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,250
$1,650
Fri,Sat,Sun
$8,900
$25,000
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes This is a wonderful home for corporate retreats, private events, workshops, yoga retreats, family reunions, and school groups.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Manchester Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • River
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , antique sunken marble bath tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Double headed shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - no bathroom
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower , this is the common bathroom for the apartment rooms
    Bathroom 11 - first floor has two bathrooms, one is full, handicap accessi
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , this is off the kitchen, main floor
Bedrooms:
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , large room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , bright room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , suite space can be used as a bedroom, rollaway
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , has jaccouzzi tub
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , pretty room, the only room without its own bathroom
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , nice bathroom
    Bedroom 10 - 2 double , has shower and tub
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , large room in cathedral ceiling, skylights.
    Bedroom 12 - 2 bunk bed , smaller room in apartment
    Bedroom 13 - 1 twin/ single , in the atrium of the kitchen of the apartment
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double , has shower in bathroom
    Bedroom 14 - 1 twin/ single , on the ground floor, handicap single bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double , king bed & suite with pull-out sofa
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (9), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) pack and play type, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • snowboarding
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • rock climbing
  • rafting
  • hiking
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