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Comfortable House on a Private Country Pond in Stratton Vermont

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Just 1.5 miles from the Stratton Resort's base lodge, in the winter, the Cole House is available for long term rental for the ski season (Dec - mid April). Please call my cell at 413-731-9410 so I can verify the calendar and best rate.

This comfortable rustic three bedroom house is located at 1700 feet, high in the foothills of Stratton Mountain.

A beautiful country pond is but a couple of steps away from the house. Located on a dead-end dirt road, the house is both quiet and convenient.

The House is 1.5 miles from the Stratton Base lodge, a ski area in the winter. Tennis, golf, horseback riding and concerts held in their outdoor shell are summertime features.

Spacious and Comfortable.

Warm and friendly, the house is comfortably furnished for easy housekeeping including, bedding, dishes, cutlery and utensils. Everything is provided except sheets, pillowcases and towels. The newly renovated eat-in kitchen is electric with a dishwasher, electric range, microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee grinder and coffee maker. A deep well gives pure water. Hand-hewn beams, pine-paneled walls and a brick fireplace with a warm and cozy propane fireplace are living room features.

Downstairs, there is a bedroom with a queen bed. There is also a split bath. There is a new claw foot tub with a shower and sink in one room and a sink and a lavatory in another room.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one with two double beds and one with one double bed. There is also a bathroom with a shower. The house has a washer and a dryer in a laundry room on the first floor.

Cable TV, Wireless Internet access and a DVD player are provided.

Outside of the house is a Weber Grill for cooking steaks, corn, hamburgers and hot dogs in the warmer months.

A Private Country Pond

In the winter, the three quarter acre country pond provides a place to ice skate, an alternative activity to skiing.

In the Summer, the three quarter acre country pond offers refreshing swimming. It is spring fed. A rowboat is provided for fun. The grassy banks of the pond provide safe and easy entry into the water. The pond is a great place to enjoy the sun on a hot day. A lovely screened gazebo graces the far shore. Beyond the pond is a small brook.

Lots to Do Nearby.

Within a few miles are good eating places, country auctions, fairs, antiques and within a half an hour's drive, concerts and summer theater.

You can go for a hike on the Long Trail which runs through Stratton Mountain or travel a short distance to a waterfall at Pikes Falls and to a wilderness lake. Pikes Falls is a beautiful rocky place for diving, sun bathing or hiking as well as a cool dip. The water is very cold even in the late August.

Rental Seasons

The Cole House is rented during the winter months by the season for $10,750 plus utilities and security deposit (December - middle of April). For more info on the ski season, contact the owner at 413-731-9410.

During the warmer months, the Cole House can be rented by the night (4 night minimum) through VRBO..

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More Details

Jeremy Cole
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, My wife speaks French.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Jeremy Cole

I grew up in the Cole Cabin and the Cole House. The Stratton ski area was started by my mother, Malvine Cole, who was often called the Mother of Stratton Mountain, and a number of other people both local and from outside the state. I learned to ski on the hillside near the houses and at Stratton.

Why Jeremy Cole chose Vermont

The Cole House offers an old style of vacation that is quiet, private and away from it all in the backwoods of Vermont. For skiers, it is close to the Stratton Ski Area; it takes about seven minutes to drive to the base lodge. Its closeness means that renters can come home from the skiing for lunch or run their kids up to the mountain and then return to spend a quiet day at the house or go cross country skiing or snow shoeing in the fields and woods nearby.


Stratton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Bathroom
    Tub Room - combination tub/shower , New Clawfoot tub room with shower and sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet with sink.
  • Downstairs: there are two bathrooms: one with a sink and toilet and one with a new clawfoot tub with a shower and a sink. Upstairs: there is a bathroom with a shower stall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 double
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs Master bedroom; Double Beds (3) Three upstairs, two in one room and one in another bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Flower gardens dot the area. There are plenty of places to walk and the trail head for the Long Trail is a short ride away. Pikes Falls is two miles down the road.


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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stratton Mountain resort
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Stratton Mountain Ski Area
Car: necessary

The house is located on a dead-end dirt road, so it is a get-away, but it is also very close to Stratton Mountain (you can see the mountain out your window) and only 20 minutes from Manchester, noted for good restaurants and outlet shopping. There is also a 3/4 acre private pond available on the property for swimming in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Pikes Falls is two miles down the road for cool water swimming and exploring.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $85
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

During the ski season, the Cole House is only available for the entire ski season, not for short term rental.

Owner does not normally provide linens, towels, etc, but arrangements can be made directly with the owner for these items.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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