20 PRIVATE ACRES. SPECTACULAR VIEWS. RELAX, UNWIND, BREATHE DEEPLY.

Dave or Merry Lee

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Dave or Merry Lee (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006

About Dave or Merry Lee

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Dave or Merry Lee purchased this chalet in 1994

Why Dave or Merry Lee chose Wells

Tremendous view. Terrific artisan stonework throughout the house.

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
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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20 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.
average rating of 4.9 based on 15 reviews
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20 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.
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Wells Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Stamford, CT
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
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20 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.
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Wells Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
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
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20 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.
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Wells Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
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
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20 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.
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Wells Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Beautiful home in the woods.

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful secluded chalet in the deep forests of Vermont. Beautiful setting. Plenty of room with everything you would need for a pleasant stay. There were just four of us staying there so there was plenty of room and privacy with bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor. We did not do a lot of cooking but the kitchen was well equipped for what we did and more. The view from the deck and front windows was awesome.

The owner was very helpful and provided us with some great suggestions for sightseeing.

The was a great selection of videos, books and games.

If you have any trouble with stairs I would not recommend this house. It has three levels accessible by a spiral staircase. Not a bad thing but just need to be aware of the stairs.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a beautifully written review. It makes us so happy when our guests really enjoy the chalet (and, as you say, it's beautiful view).
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20 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135866
Wells Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Wedding accommodations away from home

  • 5 of 5
The place was very clean, tidy, and worked out very well for our purposes. Very spacious and each bedroom very private. Great having three separate bathrooms on each level, and laundry if we needed it (which we did). Kitchen was spacious enough for three people to be working on a home cooked meal all at the same time. Good assortment of kitchen utensils and pans. Adequate refrigerator space and two ovens. We arrived on a a very hot summer day but the fans that were avaialbe in each room and windows that were able to be opened as well as doors onto the deck made it possible to get air moving throughout the space. Enjoyed our stay very much!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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20 Private Acres. Spectacular Views. Relax, unwind, breathe deeply.
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Wells Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

A perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed this chalet so much, the place is cozy and very beautiful. The sunsets are beautiful and the place is bathed in an apparent serenity. We were 4 adults and 4 kids and everybodys had a wonderful weekend. I must say that it was a pleasure to do business with the Rye chalet, good communication with the owner. Everything was so easy and positive.

Thanks

Nous avons passé une super fin de semaine au chalet Rye. Il est superbe, la vue est incroyable. Nous avons fait de belles randonnées en famille. Bref, je le recommande vraiment. Vous ne le regretterez pas, c'est franchement un des chalets les plus confortable que j'ai loué. Il y avait aisément de la place pour coucher 8 personnes et l'endroit est également très propre. Les proprios sont très gentils et faire affaire avec eux a été un plaisir. Nous y retournerons certainement.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup. We look forward to your return.
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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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Availability & Rates

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Wells Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 15 2014 - Mar 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,610
$5,950
 
 
Spring Special
Mar 16 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,225
$3,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
$4,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Wells Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
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:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • library
  • waterfalls
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
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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