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18 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.

Dave or Merry Lee

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Dave or Merry Lee

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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18 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Wells Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3BR/3BA/Sleeps 2 to 10

The perfect country retreat. Vermont's famous fresh air from the 20 acres of tranquil woodlands and trails surrounding this spacious, comfortable, cheery country house. Picture windows and a wrap-around deck look over Hidden Valley's miles of hills, fields and streams into the next state. With 3600 square feet of living space, the house offers several gathering areas, including two separate living rooms, a game table area, a dining area and a sociable kitchen. Marvelous for retreats, reunions, family gatherings, writers and artists. Great for three couples, one per floor. Furnished down to the cookbooks. There are games galore, hundreds of well-chosen books and over 200 movies on video. Artisan stonemason Simon Shultz created magnificent two-story stone columns that support the outside deck and, at the heart of the chalet, a spectacular three-story stone core with two fireplaces. A charming spiral staircase connects all three floors.

Sleeping accommodations: The total number of beds in the chalet are: two twin beds, two queen beds, two queen sofa beds. The two twin beds are in the ground floor bedroom, the main floor bedroom has one queen bed, the third floor bedroom has a queen bed. The chalet has two livings rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the main floor. The ground floor living room has a queen sofa bed that can sleep two persons. The main floor living room also has a queen sofa bed that can sleep two people.

All within an hour: learn Fly Fishing at the Orvis Fly Fishing School or visit the American Museum of Fly Fishing in historic Manchester village: the Norman Rockwell Exhibition, where Norman Rockwell's models are your tour guides, at the Arlington Gallery in Arlington, hometown of Norman Rockwell 1939-53, on historic Route 7A; the world- famous Simon Pearce Glass-Blowing workshop and restaurant in Quechee, VT and the noted Billings Farm Museum in Woodstock, VT.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dave or Merry Lee (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Dave or Merry Lee

For more details, call Dave (808-227-9189) or Merry Lee (808-227-9188).

Dave or Merry Lee purchased this chalet in 1994

Why Dave or Merry Lee chose Wells

Tremendous view. Marvelous artisan stonework throughout the chalet. Lifelong friends with original builders Olie and Jinny Rye.

What makes this chalet unique

Fresh, fresh air. Relax. Wind down. Escape. Tremendous view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at the Rye Chalet. It was the perfect place to be for Thanksgiving.



I had the best time ever! Thank you.
Nov 2006
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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18 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 18 reviews
5

Family and Pet friendly chalet

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the chalet and we enjoyed it tremendously! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing, peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU. Return guests are The Best. And we know you all enjoyed the yummy fresh muffins at the Wells Country Store.
5

Great snow getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Chalet. We cooked all our meals and the kitchen was well equipped. The house was cozy, clean, and bright. We will definitely be coming back for future trips.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful house to relax and enjoy Vermont

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the chalet along with three of our friends and everyone enjoyed it tremendously. The rental is exactly as advertised and all coordination was very easy. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get away and enjoy Vermont.

Only recommendation for the owner was that the bedroom on the main floor was a bit chilly, probably 10 degrees colder than the living area. Plenty of blankets were provided so it didn't interfere with our enjoyment but it may help comfort of future guests.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

An Absolutely Beautiful Cabin!

  • 4 of 5

I have to say, my group and I vacation together every 2 years and have done so for the past 15 and this has been one of the most beautiful and well decorated places we've have the pleasure of staying. You can certainly tell that the owners put a lot of thought and care into their vacation home. I did want to point out that cell phone reception is non-existent, through no fault of the owners of course! But we were unable to get on the internet. The wifi was working, but the equipment just would access the internet, what a pain! Also, I wanted to let the owners know that the cleaning people were not stellar. We had to pass a broom when we came in, particularly under the tables, and those were sticky, the tub in the third floor bath had not been cleaned and there were linens left in the dryer. Nothing that would stop us from coming back, but something that I thought need to be brought to your attention. Now, with that being said. Bravo to you and your cabin. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Magical week in the green mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We had a particularly memorable week at the Rye Chalet—it was where we had our wedding. A year ago we were lucky enough to find the Rye Chalet listing and still more fortunate that Merry Lee was the owner. Warm and friendly, laid-back and professional, Merry Lee said yes to us when we asked if we could use the Chalet to host one of the most memorable days of our lives. She introduced us to the most wonderful and talented group of people that all helped to make our day as close to perfect as it could be. We are forever grateful.

The Chalet is quiet and relaxing. We could drive a short distance down the road to the golf course and Lake St Catherine State Park. The Wells Country Store has delicious donuts and muffins among other Vermont goodies—just a short 5 minute drive. The view from the balcony was like a painting, and we spent a lot of time taking in the beauty. The Chalet’s interior, recently renovated, boasted a hand-made floor (incredible!) and tasteful décor in each bed and bath throughout. The kitchen was fully stocked with necessities and extra touches, too. The property itself is impressive. There are plenty of paths through the forests, expanse of lawn to play bean bag toss on and a fire pit to hang out around at night. We can’t wait to go back.

We highly recommend this magical green mountain getaway—any time of year. It’s impossible not to end your time at the Chalet without a big smile and a load of great memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A wonderful place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

wonderful location for those who love a place away from the hustle and bustle. Nicely maintained, quiet and beautiful vistas. Plenty of room for us and our guests. We learned to love the area around Wells, VT too. Swimming, golf, hiking, etc. and plenty of time to just relax and have quiet meals. Plenty of movies. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and no surprises. Thanks for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany, NY
Car: necessary

Visit charming Manchester, the original outlet town, the charismatic Northshire Bookstore, Orvis' glorious flagship store and great restaurants. Browse picturesque Vermont towns, antique, craft and art shops, the Vermont Country Store. Professional summer theater at Dorset Playhouse. Fly fish at Orvis Fly Fishing School or local lakes and rivers. History at President Lincoln's son's estate, Hildene, or Fort Ticonderoga. Lake St. Catherine (right in Wells) and Bomoseen Lake (in Castleton) offer canoe and kayak rentals. The private Lake St. Catherine Country Club in Wells has an 18-hole golf course open to the public. Miniature golf in Wells. Hike the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail. Ski resorts Killington, Pico, Bromley and Stratton offer summer alpine slides and scenic chair lifts. Drive to Shelburne Museum, Calvin Coolidge's home in Plymouth, the Robert Frost Trail in Middlebury, the Grandma Moses Museum in Bennington, tour Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury.

Other Activities: Shopping in Manchester, VT, the original outlet town.

Golf: The Rye Chalet has it's own golf pitching area. The Lake St. Catherine Country Club, right in Wells, offers an 18-hole golf course and club house. There are numerous other golf courses within driving distance, such as Castleton, Vermont and Whitehall, NY, both about a 20 minute drive. Two PGA 18-hole championship courses are under an hour's drive: Killington's Geoffrey Cornish-designed par 72 course and the Golf Digest award-winning Green Mountain National Golf Course. Most courses are open mid-May through October.

Ski: The Rye Chalet in Wells, Vermont is central to all the major Western Vermont skiing areas -- Bromley, Killington, Stratton, Pico, Magic and Okemo. All are about 30-50 minutes away. The nearest is Bromley at about 25 minutes. Killington is about a 45 minute drive. Those skiing Killington or Pico often stop in Rutland for dinner at a wide variety of available restaurants en-route back to the chalet. Those skiing Bromley or Stratton often choose to have dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in Manchester en-route back to Wells.

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Rates & Availability

From $204 Per night

Wells Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Special 2015
May 11 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$204
$1,350
$3,999
 
 
Winter 2015-2015
Dec 15 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,770
$5,999
 
 
Spring Special 2016
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$204
$1,350
$3,999
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,540
$4,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Wells Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Green Room - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor
    The Beige Room - 1 queen , Main floor
    The Blue Room - 1 queen , Third floor
    Living Room/Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ground floor
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main floor
  • One bedroom and one full bath on each of three floors.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The chalet has Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Delicious take-out or catered meals are available from a first-rate chef, using local, fresh ingredients. Full meals, picnics, soups, appetizers and desserts for take-out or serving...or for catering weddings and other events at the Rye Chalet. Second living room seats seven. Washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board are in the laundry room. Guided hiking, hunting and/or fishing tours with a Certified Hunter-Safety and 'Let's Go Fishing' Instructor can be arranged for an additional fee -- for all levels from child to expert.

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