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FIREPLACE - 4 SEASON SKI, SNOWMOBILE, SWIM, HIKE, BIKE, WEDDINGS, REUNIONS, PETS

Jalna Southwick or David Southwick

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Jalna Southwick or David Southwick

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014
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FIREPLACE - 4 SEASON SKI, SNOWMOBILE, SWIM, HIKE, BIKE, WEDDINGS, REUNIONS, PETS

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Lake Dunmore House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 9 beds, 2 full baths, 1 sofa sleeper, 1 full futon sleeps up to 18

Kingsley Mill Manor was the mill owner's house built in the late 1800's. Total privacy is yours while vacationing in a Vermont wonderland in all seasons. Just beyond the back yard flows a river through our new private swimming area. The waterfall there can be viewed from the back deck. Music from the falls bathes the house.

Hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snowmobile trails start at the back door and connect to the VAST statewide trail system. Lake Dunmore is less than 2 miles away, a five minute drive or an hour hike via the trails. Middlebury College is 10 minutes from the house.

Watch the sun rise over the mountain. Enjoy bonfires in the back yard fire pit. A wrap around porch with a hanging loveseat defines easy living, and our new four seaon screened porch offers privacy, river music, and a fireplace.

There is plenty of lawn for large or small tents, plenty of parking and a large propane grill for outdoor eating. Pets are always welcome.

Historical Experience: Our lovely vacation home provides a homey and spacious surrounding for a family gathering, reunions, weddings, or simply to get away from it all in pure Vermont privacy. Built over 175 years ago, you can witness the only standing mill in Salisbury. Please enjoy the multiple trails to other sites along the natural waterways. One of our trails now includes a footbridge over the falls to a private island for your fun and adventure.

Sandy beach, private swimming, suits optional.: With no visible neighbors bask in the sun on the banks of our sandy beach. This private swimming area is four feet deep, shallow enough for children, deep enough for real swimming. Adult supervision required for children. Jump into the water from the dam, sit under the waterfall or in our natural whirlpool and let your worries be washed away. There is a picnic table for a real beach experience. A paradise for all ages.

Our rebuilt, enlarged four season screened back porch overlooks the swimming area and the waterfall. We just installed an efficient and automatic fireplace/stove in the porch. Watch the snow fall in cozy, warm comfort. Great place for breakfast, barbecue, and sleeping.

Snowmobile and cross country ski heaven: Middlebury Snow Bowl is very close for downhill skiing, Killington less than an hour away. Literally from our back door you can cross country ski on challenging trails with no trail fees For snowmobilers it is heaven. Access to the VAST trail is direct from the backyard. There is a pond for Ice fishermen as well as a private trail to Lake Dunmore. Ice skating in the wild or at the rink just ten minutes away. Snow shoeing on our ski trails will take you through the woods and open land. From here you can roam the entire state of Vermont on the VAST trail system.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jalna Southwick or David Southwick (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014

About Jalna Southwick or David Southwick

Jalna and David met later in life in 2003. We were married in 2008. Our choice was to live up north at David's place and turn the house where Jalna raised her family into Kingsley Mill Manor. It's our favorite place to vacation.

Our passion is to continue working on the Manor to make it ever more comfortable as a vacation rental. Currently David is improving the driveway and entry. Our dreams include a new master bedroom suite with a balcony overlooking the waterfall. Someday we'd like to restore the last standing Kingsley mill, which is on the property and go green with water power from the river.

Jalna Southwick or David Southwick purchased this house in 1986

Why Jalna Southwick or David Southwick chose Lake Dunmore

Kingsley Mill Manor has location, location, location. It's very private with no visible neighbors, yet a quarter mile from the village. A river runs through the property with two gorgeous swimming areas and a waterfall. Behind Kingsley the land is owned by the Middlebury Land Trust so will remain undeveloped. A trail runs from our back door to Lake Dunmore. This trail is part of the VAST system of snowmobile/cross country skiing trails that spans Vermont. It's also a gorgeous hike.

The house is large, comfortable, with a long history. It is the perfect setup for a vacation rental, for family reunions, for ski teams, organizational meetings, weddings and just plain fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we decided to have our wedding in Vermont we started looking right away at different locations. I found Kingsley Mill Manor on the internet and set up an appointment to view the house and meet the owners. Kingsley Mill Manor was covered in snow but we fell in love with it! The house was perfect for our family and wedding party to stay in. We soon picked a day and reserved the house for our special event Jalna and David were generous and flexible, and allowed us to come back again in summer to choose where to put a tent and have our ceremony. We even got to take a dip in the swimming hole! When we arrived in September to have our wedding,the house was clean and well prepared for us. The property was perfect for what we had planned. Our wedding party and cook stayed in the house with us. On Friday, Alfresco Tent Co. set up a large tent on the far end of the lawn. Our ceremony was to take place on the beach by the swimming hole. Everyone felt comfortable and relaxed in the space. As we had a truly do it your self wedding there was lots of space for a busy group of friends and family; and we could still find nooks to rest in. The day of the wedding started of overcast but the sun popped out just before we started. It was all we could have wanted and more! We had a fun, beautiful ceremony next to the waterfall,followed immediately by dancing on the lawn with a brass band and appetizers. As the weather started to cool off we headed to the tent for dinner. After dinner our guests spread out around property and found areas that they enjoyed. As it was a cold night we had a fire going in the fire pit; dancing in the tent; and people picking at left overs in the kitchen. There was even space for sleepy guests to take naps. Our guests loved the wedding. Everyone felt relaxed and at home. Our wedding was perfect thanks to the beautiful home of Jalna and David. Shawn and I stayed for 3 more nights at Kingsley Mill Manor to start our honey moon. We enjoyed the quiet and calm of the space and spent hours reminiscing about our wedding day. We had amazing nights gazing at the stars around the fire and listening to owls. There was even a bit of warm weather for a dip in the cold water! We also really enjoyed the town Middlebury and the Moosalamoo Recreation area for hiking. There is so much to do in the area but once you have food there is no reason to leave the manor! We did not want to go home. Thanks Jalna and David.

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Tonya and Shawn
Sep 2009
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FIREPLACE - 4 Season Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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FIREPLACE - 4 Season Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137934
-802 933-4530
Lake Dunmore Lake Champlain Valley
Dorseyville, Pennsylvania USA
5

Wonderful WInter Wedding

  • 5 of 5
Our daughter Criss chose to wed in Middlebury Vermont in January of this year. She and her intended Joel wished to make it a winter celebration for our families and in Middlebury so that the elder members of his Vermont family would not have to travel. So that our cozy family and very dear friends from Pennsylvania could spend time together in preparation for the blessed event, we engaged Jalna and David's beautiful Kingsley Mill Manor. The colorful photographs and detailed description on the website hardly did the Manor justice! It far exceeded our expectations in roominess, comfort, cleanliness, availability of activities and provisions, and especially beauty. From the generous welcome basket on the counter as we arrived to the huge Christmas tree especially decorated in Criss' wedding colors (yes, Jalna was sweet enough to ask what they were!) everything was wonderful. There was lots of room for everyone, the house was warm and comfortable everywhere (which says a great deal for the furnace because it was frigid that week) and there were plenty of supplies. Towels, sheets and sundry supplies were there making our stay so much easier. Located on a well maintained, wooded country lane, the house is charmingly decorated and has comfortable furniture. The owners were available if needed, but all of our needs were truly anticipated. There were even books and games in case of boredom, which there wasn't. The surrounding woods and steams were a nature lovers paradise. Even in the icy cold, the rushing mill stream behind the house could be heard adding to the charm. One family member has limited mobility, so the first floor bedroom and sitting room was especially helpful and entry into the home was also easy. For our guests there were nearby restaurants, the terrific shopping at Middlebury and many other locations, and a few even braved nearby ski slopes. The local folks were friendly and maps and directions readily available everywhere. Our time there was like coming home, with the warm familiarity of family. We are hoping to be fortunate enough to arrange another visit soon to perhaps enjoy a different Vermont season and to see what other treasures we find at Kingsley Manor Mill .
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoy preparing Kingsley Mill Manor for our guests and truly delight in personalizing it just for them. We hope always that our guests will want to return to explore and relax. We thank you for the terrific review. Please come again.
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FIREPLACE - 4 Season Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137934
-802 933-4530
Lake Dunmore Lake Champlain Valley
5

Kingsley Manor was spectacular!

  • 5 of 5
Everything I could have hoped for. Rooms for everyone, comfy, Spacious! Everyone wished they had more time to enjoy. I don't think it would matter what time of year you may visit, you will be pleased with this home!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. We hope you enjoy another visit.
All the best,
Jalna and David Southwick
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FIREPLACE - 4 Season Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137934
-802 933-4530
Lake Dunmore Lake Champlain Valley
5

A perfect Vermont home for many people

  • 5 of 5
We came for our son's graduation from Middlebury and there were 15 folks (coming from CA, NJ,NY, DC) aged 14 to 86yrs old. It was a perfect location and one that gave a true sense of Vermont. People hiked, swam, napped on the porch,had smores out by the firepit, explored Lake Champlain, Midd, Burlington.....The kitchen and large table was THE place in the house and the table held 17 people one evening. I loved all the various rooms where different groupings of people could gather and take a break from the larger group. The house was clean and well maintained. The owner was responsive and provided detailed info re arrival and the house. It exceeded my expectations, and my expectations were pretty high. I would highly recommend Kingsley Mill Manor to anyone interested. It added so much to be at the "Manor" as we celebrated this grand occasion.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
FIREPLACE - 4 Season Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137934
-802 933-4530
Lake Dunmore Lake Champlain Valley
5

An ideal Vermont home for many people

  • 5 of 5
We came for our son's graduation from Middlebury and there were 15 folks (coming from CA, NJ,NY, DC) aged 14 to 86yrs old. It was a perfect location and one that gave a true sense of Vermont. People hiked, swam, napped on the porch,had smores out by the firepit, explored Lake Champlain, Midd, Burlington.....The kitchen and large table was THE place in the house and the table held 17 people one evening. I loved all the various rooms where different groupings of people could gather and take a break from the larger group. The property was clean and well maintained. The owner was responsive and provided thorough info re arrival and the layout of the house. It exceeded my expectations and my expectations were pretty high. It added so much to be at the "Manor" as we celebrated this grand occasion. I would highly recommend the Kingsley Mill Manor!!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you folks for the awesome review! We are thrilled you had a great time. Thanks again.
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FIREPLACE - 4 Season Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137934
-802 933-4530
Lake Dunmore Lake Champlain Valley
Central Jersey
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
The house is very comfortable and pretty. Lots of sitting rooms and gathering spaces. Listening to the waterfall was great! Great hiking is very close by, and everything a traveler meeds is only a short drive away.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Kingsley Mill Manor. We are always making upgrades and appreciate our guests' recommendations. Thanks for staying at Kingsley.
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FIREPLACE - 4 Season Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets
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-802 933-4530
Lake Dunmore Lake Champlain Valley
Middlebury, VT
5

Once our family home

  • 5 of 5
This wonderful home used to be our grandparents home. No member of our family had been back in it for 31 years when we discovered that it was now a vacation rental. A gathering of cousins and aunts in September brought about a wonderful long weekend of reminiscing and the feeling that our grandparents were there with us. We brought along old photos of times spent there and we took new photos of this stay. It was fun to try to guess from the photos which bedroom we remembered it as....many times we were wrong. We were surprised with some of the changes made and pleased with many of the others. It was just wonderful to be able to be back into the home that was so warm and welcoming as we grew. We spent a lot of time on the back porch enjoying the sound of the falls. It's a place we always enjoyed as kids. We were never allowed by the falls, so it is great to now be able to see it and enjoy it. We missed the room where the honey was processed and we were unable to get into the huge attic but it was nice to even see that the rhubarb was still growing on the side lawn. I could go on and on about the wonderful memories and how heartwarming it was to be back in the house. We hope to be able to gather again this summer or fall for another reunion with more of the family. David and Jalna are wonderful people to open this house up so that many people can enjoy how beautiful it is. they care about this home in the same way that our family did. Thank you Jalna and David and we will see you this year.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: necessary

Kingsley Mill Manor is located a quarter mile from the village of Salisbury, just off Route 7. Take a left off Maple Street just past the post office and head north on Smead Road; we're the first house on the right outside of the village. Two miles further up the road is Lake Dunmore. Middlebury is ten miles north on Rt. 7, Burlington an hour north, Killington and Rutland are less than an hour south. Middlebury Snow Bowl is only minutes away. Lake Champlain is half an hour west. We have a hiking, mountain biking, snowmobile, and cross country skiing trail right out our back door. Lake Dunmore is only two miles through the woods. This trail is a branch of Vermont's VAST system of snow machine trails that covers the entire state. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are allowed on this trail system.

Other Activities: Snowmobiling. Perfect site for a wedding or reunion.

Golf: The Neshobe Country Club is less than 10 minutes away as are other courses in the area.

Ski: Downhill skiers can choose from Killington, Sugar Bush, or the Middlebury Snowbowl. The Snowbowl is minutes away, Killington and Sugar Bush less than an hour. Cross country skiers step out the back door onto a state wide system of trails. No trail fees!

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Lake Dunmore House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mud Season
Mar 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,680
$4,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,750
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Kingsley Mill Manor is a wonderful venue for weddings and family reunions. We have special rates for large events and will be happy to discuss these with anyone interested in renting Kingsley for such occassions.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lake Dunmore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very large, spacious bathroom
  • There is one full bath on each floor. The first floor bathroom is huge with a handicapped style toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Other - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom with air conditioner
  • All bedrooms offer comfortable and colorful beds, linens, and towels. The house is fully accessible from the driveway with a wheelchair or walker. The ground floor has two bedrooms and one bathroom, but the shower is not handicapped accessible. Our spaciousness affords parents and multiple couples the privacy they deserve and expect. It is perfect for large family gatherings. Our new back porch now has a super efficient, automatic fireplace/stove for four season comfort. Watch the snow fall in cozy, warm comfort. It has a day bed and room for sleeping. Kids can 'camp out' on the back porch. It's our favorite spot for breakfast and barbecues.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full wheelchair accessibility from the driveway. One bath and two bedroom are on the ground floor. The ground floor bath has a toilet accessible from a wheelchair, but the shower is not.

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