VERY SECLUDED, QUIET, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, BABBLING BROOK, COUNTRY LIVING

Ira Wickes (Please Call as our e-mail is not checked)

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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VERY SECLUDED, QUIET, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, BABBLING BROOK, COUNTRY LIVING

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Manchester Lodge Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 11

32 forested acres bordering 2000' of the Mettowee River. Vintage-Adirondack glass and timber frame home. A private distance behind stands a three bay carriage house with a Grizzly Adams studio apartment and deck, fifty feet from the rocky brook. All is located at the end of the town maintained meandering dirt road in rarefied Dorset Hollow. The spacious lodge consists of old and new. It comprises a gourmet state of the art kitchen with breakfast nook, steam shower, double and single jacuzzi tubs, radiant heat, massive river rock Rumford fireplace, old brick fireplace in Tavern room. Nestle in front of the fireplace. From the bedroom bluestone terrace watch the sun set, the night descend and the Vermont moon rise over the mountain. Listen to the babbling brook, the hoot owls, and enjoy the starry, starry nights. Hike, walk or bike on nearly isolated dirt roads in 'The Hollow'. The carriage house apartment contains a full kitchen, queen & double beds, full bath and delightful deck.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ira Wickes (Please Call as our e-mail is not checked) (Owner)
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.3
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Very secluded, quiet, mountain views, babbling brook, country living
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
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Very secluded, quiet, mountain views, babbling brook, country living
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Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Stayed for our Honeymoon...definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5
Wow, my wife and I stayed at the Carriage House for a week and we absolutely loved it. Such a beautiful large room, wood-burning fireplace, full size kitchen. It was amazing. The large windows gave us such a gorgeous view of the trees and nature, and the babbling brook was a lovely sound in the morning.

The place was clean, well-maintained, and stocked with everything we needed to do life for a week. And the town of Dorset is so lovely to experience.

It was secluded and private, which we totally loved, and the whole surrounding area provided the rest and rejuvenation we needed after such a crazy wedding season. We loved meeting Esther and Skip: they were very respectful of our space while kindly offering help when we needed it.

Having the place to ourselves was such a gift---it was refreshing to get some time alone and the freedom to have your own place for a week. We had loads of fun cooking meals, sitting by the fire, relaxing on the deck, and taking beautiful walks. All in all---an incredible spot.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very secluded, quiet, mountain views, babbling brook, country living
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Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
4

Serenity at its finest!

  • 4 of 5
My husband decided to suprise me for our 7th anniversary (don't let that fool you we are senior citizens). I had no idea where he was taking me and when I walked up the stairs to our carriage house as soon as I saw our special piece of heaven I cried! It was gorgeous- the details amazing. The carriage house was incredibly clean and everything we could have possibly wanted was there for us. I couldn't stop looking at and touching the beautiful wood, listening to the babbling brook outside & BREATHING FRESH AIR!! At night it was another piece of heaven when we snuggled under the down filled comforter and the down pillows as we looked out the windows at the stars. We slept like babies! Ester and Ira were kind enough to give us a tour of the main house (their home) and once again we were mesmerized by the beauty & the detail they put into this home. Ester & Ira are such a lovely & delightful couple. It was like going back in time as they shared their story of creating this masterpiece. If you are blessed enough to be able to make a trip like this & meet Ester & Ira you will never regret it. My husband and I both work in the field of drug & alcohol addiction/ he a faith based ministry and I work in a womens state prison- we were thrilled that we didnt have cell phone reception and only had to go a short distance down the road if we felt the need to call someone- which we didn't :-) It was heaven not to hear a phone ringing at all hours of the night... total silence and we actually slept in which we never do at home! God Bless Ester & Ira for their gift to the world!! We have never met two harder working people, they are extremely intelligent and a delight to listen to! We are certainly hoping to come back again to this incredible homey get-a-way and touch heaven one more time! Joe & Rose Tarquinio Erie PA
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great VT Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this home was wonderful. The property and compound is gorgeous. The houses were handed over to us is pristine condition. Ira and Ester were easy to deal with throughout the whole process from booking their home up until check out. During our stay there was an issue with heat in the upstairs bedrooms, so we notified Ira and he came over quickly and resolved the problem for us with no hassle. We would highly recommend a stay at this amazing property.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try our best to make our guests stay memorable. And we appriciate or guests recognizing this fact.
Ester and Ira
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Very secluded, quiet, mountain views, babbling brook, country living
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Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
4

A Vermont White Christmas!

  • 4 of 5
My family and I spent Christmas week in the main house. It was 3 couples, my niece and our white lab. It was a magical time for us. We relaxed all week next to the fire and had delicious cooked meals.

The house was lovely, decorated with a beautiful Christmas tree and decorations throughout the house. The rooms were very comfortable, 2 full bedrooms with baths and the 3rd bedroom had 2 twin beds and its own bath outside. The kitchen was spacious, we cooked most of our meals, we had everything we needed. The location of the house made it very special for us. It's at the top of the hill with a lot of privacy and a lot of space for our white lab to run around. We took several walks after dinner, the area was completely magical covered in snow. The town of Dorset is about 10 minutes away with a couple of great places to eat and a cute store. Manchester Center is about 25 min away, with many shopping options and a huge supermarket where you can find whatever you need. We couldn't have asked for a better Christmas memory. Thank you Ester & Ira for opening your home to us during Christmas week.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Very secluded, quiet, mountain views, babbling brook, country living
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A wonderful stay; some unexpected surprises

  • 3 of 5
The following review contains excerpts from a letter we left for the owners.
Dear Ester and Ira,
You have a beautiful home full of coziness and VT charm. The setting couldn’t be more picturesque, and we’ve really enjoyed our stay here.
As renters, however, there are some things we would like to bring to your attention. These things we feel should have been disclosed prior to our arrival.
1. You run a business from the rental home and require an answering machine to be picking up your messages all day/night. We rented your home in VT to relax and to enjoy family time without phones and electronics. The frequent ringing of the phone and audible answering machine was particularly disruptive to the baby in the group and one of us with a sleep issue. Your business phone ringing during our relaxing, quiet family time, and your coming to the house multiple times for retrieval of messages was an unfortunate intrusion of our privacy.
2. The home is cleaned by the owners during a short window of time between renters. We felt that the house cleanliness may not meet the standards of some renters. For example, the presence of the followng was disturbing: dog hair, FECAL matter on toilets and toilet seats, floors not washed, food remnants from previous renters, crumbs on counters, dirty appliances & cabinets, whirlpool tub not cleaned from previous renters, beautiful down comforters that did not have washable duvet covers.
We were quite dismayed that we had to spend our vacation time cleaning toilets, bathrooms, floors and most surfaces in the kitchen.
3. The bunk room is an open space at the top of the stairway, not a bedroom. In addition, the bunk beds don’t have safety rails (for young children).
4. The homeowner will at times be residing in a guest house which is approximately 30 feet from the main house, or in the carriage house behind the main house. Since there are no window coverings on any windows of the main house, guests feel a lack of privacy when the owners are present in and around the property.
4. Owners/owner's pet's medications are located in the kitchen drawers that are easily accessible and within reach of small children.
We want to also acknowledge some of the many positive aspects of your home and our experience staying here: House is fully stocked, fresh towels and linens, stocked full of wood for fireplaces, house nicely decorated for Christmas, lovely antiques, fixtures and creative uses of antiques throughout the home.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear reader:
The below was the e-mail reply sent to the message left by the unsigned writer on 1/7/13.

> From: Ira Wickes <irawickes@yahoo.com>
> Subject:
> To:
> Date: Monday, January 7, 2013, 5:22 PM
> Good Monday Morning,
>
> What a pleasant surprise Ester and I encountered returning
> to one very clean home after two weeks shuffling between
> friends and houses. Thank you so much for taking good care
> of this very special place in our lives.
>
> I also wanted you to know how mush we appreciated your
> making constructive comments about our home, its untidy
> condition and especially the ringing of the telephone.
> Thanks to your indulgence we now have a solution to the
> problem that being turning off the ring. How simple. To us
> tech uninformed and uneducated we need input like this to
> make other renters beneficiaries of this suggestion.
>
> Again I want to thank you for taking the time to write us of
> your concerns. Since we took ten years of our life to put
> together this very unique compound we want everyone who
> visits us to share our love we have for our home.
>
> Ester and Ira
> p.s. This family rented our home and immediately turned off the phone service and verbally told us the total property was under their jourisdiction.
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Great VT Getaway!

  • 4 of 5
Praise: We went in early September and it was absolutely beautiful. The house is amazing - beautiful wood interior details and lots of space! And the gardens were gorgeous. All was clean and prepped for us. There is an adorable tiny cottage with a pull out futon that our kids had a blast playing in - it was their house:) The back deck with grill and raised fire pit was fabulous. Just a delightful place.

Unexpected Surprises: 1) The 4th bedroom with two bunks is not really a bedroom. It's a open room upstairs that you walk through to get to two other bedrooms. The bunks are at the top of the stairs so whoever is sleeping there can hear noise from the downstairs dining room table or living room. 2) Also, when we got there we learned the owners, who are delightful, were staying on the property in the carriage house. Though they were not around much and we had a blast, it would have been nice to know they would be staying so close.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review. It is always grateful to have response from our guests for this makes our job to create a more delightful time more meaningful by their input. Our gorgeous home is truly an uplifting experience by all who visit us. Perhaps we were negligent in our description of the bunk room over the phone. My wife is usually very thorough in describing the accommodations when asked.
As to the carriage house occupancy the listing is divided Main house one price, Main house and carriage house another price.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Albany
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
RT 30
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Dorset Inn
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Bromley

Marble quarry for summer swimming, Dorset Playhouse, Golf coarse, Country estates, shopping outlets,

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $550 Per night

Manchester Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rates
Sep 22 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
$2,200
 
 
Holiday Rates
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$750
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes This property has a main house and a separate carriage house and both can be rented together or separately.
Pricing is negotiable

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Manchester Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , steam shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , clawfoot tub
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jaccuzi tub
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has a steam shower and a jacuzzi tub with changing lights for two. Old fashion claw-foot soaking tub in other bedroom suit plus tumbled marble shower. Hall bathroom has jacuzzi tub plus shower. Carriage house has shower and full bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bunkroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Carriage studio - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Bunkroom sleeps 2, Two bedrooms with private bath, bedroom with twin beds. The carriage house studio has one double and one queen bed and can sleep 3
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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