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Private Lodge - A Unique Experience in a Luxury Architect Designed Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR, 3.5 BA, Sleeps 10.

Stunning, one-of-a-kind luxury residence. 5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath only 1 1/2 miles to Sugarbush Resort in secluded 7-acre wooded setting at end of private road. Architect-designed home featuring the finest in finishes and fixtures: marble & soapstone in kitchen & baths; natural wood finishes throughout; top-of-the-line appliances & fixtures; custom cabinets & bookcases, and custom light fixtures. The first floor is comprised of a tree-lined entry-hall running through the house, large living room, dining room for 14, chef's kitchen, family room/ home theater, full bath and a beautiful 3-story atrium hung with antique quilts. The second level contains the magical master suite (custom king bed) with extraordinary private bath, two guest rooms (one queen, one pair of twins), an over-sized guest bath with soaring ceiling and Vermont marble, and an intimate 1/2 bath.

Main Floor: The unique tree trunk alle and radiant heated floor with lighted beam ceiling bring you into the Lodge.

Generous living room with two sets of over-sized custom French doors, raised-hearth fieldstone fireplace and Vermont Castings woodstove on matching fieldstone hearth in the opposite corner.

Gracious dining room for 10 (comfortably expandable to 12) with custom local-artisan-built architect-designed cherry dining table with picture window overlooking wooded ravine and architect's flight-of-fancy ceiling fixture. Wet bar with cold/ boiling water and copper sink.

Bookcase-lined, quiet, separate family room with surround-sound 7-speaker (sub-woofer) home theater, 9x16-ratio movie-format rear-projection cable TV, VCR, DVD and Bose 6-pack CD stereo.

Full bath with marble/glass shower and snow leopard marble boulder sink

Three story light court with radiant heated floor, antique quit collection, 3-story wall of windows and light

Extensive / imaginative decks on 2 sides.

Second Floor: The centerpiece of the 2nd floor is the master suite with grand cathedral ceiling, private balcony, massive windows, great beams, and architect-designed custom king bed. The doors are make by local craftsmen. There is a TV-for-two with DVD/VHS. The over size jacuzzi is hidden in its own nook with exterior views. The en suite custom bathroom is a jewel (see detail below). The bookcase is made of fir. The room features a large antique Chinese rug. Soft lighting provides a romantic setting.

Two guest rooms feature mountain theme settings and both wooded and distant mountain views. One has twin beds and the other a four-poster king bed.

There are a full and half bath on this level (see details below)

Top Floor: The top level has a special fully private loft (pair of twin beds) and final bedroom (pair of twin beds) with a cathedral ceiling and expansive treetop views and mountain vistas

More Details

Jack Reynolds
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Jack Reynolds

Jack is long-term resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts who has enjoyed the wonders of the Mad River Valley, coming here every year since 1980. He has had a home on the site of Upper Pines Lodge since 1987. He relishes the joys of skiing, hiking, biking, dining, soaring, antiquing and socializing with local friends as well as his guests who hail from many points of the compass.

Jack Reynolds purchased this lodge in 2001

Why Jack Reynolds chose Sugarbush Mountain

Life’s Greatest Stories Are Waiting!

At Upper Pines Lodge, guests can experience all of the treasures of the Mad River Valley while enjoying the luxurious comfort of staying in a true home and all the amenities of a world-class resort. Sip a cool cocktail on your deck or private balcony overlooking a wooded ravine, celebrate dinner in a room filled with one-of-a-kind collectables and antiques, or relax in the privacy of an oversized Jacuzzi in Upper Pines Lodge. With 5 bedrooms and three and half baths, Upper Pines Lodge is inviting and spacious enough to accommodate your extended family or group of ten for a weekend getaway, extended vacation or corporate retreat.

At Upper Pines Lodge, you’ll always feel as though you are exactly where you want to be. Our local concierge service knows every nuance of the area, making your stay effortless so you can enjoy Upper Pines Lodge to the fullest. This includes making dinner reservations, planning assistance for an upcoming event, or just crossing items off your daily to-do list. Our concierge service makes planning your ideal vacation easy and at your fingertips. Be sure to call for a personal consultation and estimate.

Experience a Carefree Vacation in a Glorious Lodge in one

of Vermont’s Most Desirable Locations

Few experiences in life compare to the joy and wonder of discovering a luxury home with world-class amenities in the year round community of Mad River Valley, Vermont. I extend an invitation for you to experience Upper Pines Lodge with your family and friends and my personal assurance that you will want to repeat staying here again and again.

What makes this lodge unique

A David Sellers Masterpiece

With the architectural mastery of David Sellers, the Upper Pines Lodge is fully integrated into Mad River Valley’s natural terrain. David Sellers is a Vermont-based architect whose practice includes urban and community planning, furniture design, industrial design, and innovations in sustainable technology ranges. Mr Sellers was named one of '40 Outstanding Architects in the U.S. Under 40 Years Old' by the NY Architectural League in 1968 and 1978. He was also listed among the 100 foremost architects in the world by Architectural Digest's AD100 in 1992.


Warren Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , glass/marble shower/steam room
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , all wood, high ceiling, large room
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , marble/glass shower, custom boulder sink
    Bathroom - toilet , granite counter
  • Each bathroom is totally custom / unique. The master has a huge shower/steamroom all marble and glass. The extended vanity is a single marble slab with double hand blown glass sinks. The vanity cabinet is fir. The floor is heated. The oversize jacuzzi is in a separate nook with an exterior view. The oversize 2nd full bath has an extra tall ceiling, a large window, a full length mirror made of log segments, an antique verde marble vanity, fir cabinetry, wood floor with radiant heat, and a shower curtain rod of log. The 3rd full bath has a custom glass and marble shower and a custom sink carved from a gigantic snow leopard marble boulder. The floor has radiant heat The half bath has a granite countertop.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom master - 1 king , cathedral ceiling suite
    Bedroom 2nd floor - 1 king , four poster
    Bedroom 2nd floor - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3rd floor - 2 twin/ single , cathedral ceiling great view
    Bedroom 3rd floor - 2 twin/ single , cathedral ceiling etched glass window
  • Master suite with cathedral ceiling bathroom en suite including huge shower/steamroom and separate jacuzzi with outside view. Private balcony with Adirondack chairs. Also on 2nd floor has a 4-poster king room and a twin room, each with custom painted mountain theme. On the 2nd floor are a 1/2 bath and a large full bathroom On the third floor are two twin bedded room with vista and cathedral ceiling. One bedroom is a twin ''lofty'' bedroom with full walls and with a door. It is a real a bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The basics: numerous skylights, outdoor 10 zone gas-fired hot-water heat including radiant heat in numerous rooms. Architectural wonder of sorts designed by noted architect David Sellers (see too Pitcher Inn in Warren, Vt.) Chef kitchen is incredible with massive soapstone stab panels, counters and sink. The cabinets are all custom made cherry and birch. The commercial grade stove has an oversized electric oven and a small pie oven. The cooktop is gas with 4 large burners, a grill, and griddle. The stainless steel refrigerator has a freezer drawer below and french doors above. There is a large pantry with microwave. The separate family room has a 7 speaker surround-sound 9 x 16 (movie format) rear projection TV. There is a brand new sofa, love seat and ottoman. The entry hall with its alley of tree trunks leads to a grand 3 story central core lightcourt showcasing the owners' antique quit collection. One wall of the central court is a 3-story wall of (illuminated) windo

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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private Lodge - A Unique Experience in a Luxury Architect Designed Home
average rating of 4.948276 based on 58 reviews

Gorgeous Architectural Gem

  • 5 of 5

I came up to the Upper Pines Lodge for a long weekend, and felt utterly transported. The house is enormous--- with plenty of different types of places for a large group to spread out in--- and well appointed. But it is also an incredibly warm and inviting retreat, perfectly situated in a beautiful, secluded forest.

As an architect, I was drawn to the unique features of the house and site, as well as the building craft. The property is just full of unique architectural moments, from the simple shed that greets you upon arrival to the gorgeous woodwork on the interior. Custom cabinetry, stonework, and light fixtures stand out as art pieces in their own right, and it is a pleasure to stay in a place where every detail has been considered.

The Upper Pines Lodge was a treat to explore and inhabit in the winter, I recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay, beautiful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We fully enjoyed our stay at the Upper Pines Lodge. The cabin is unique, stunning and perfectly located very close to Lincol Peak/Sugarbush. All as advertised and more. We stayed with another family (4 adults, 5 young boys). Plenty of room for all, with a room to spare. The media room was a great gathering spot for the kids to watch movies etc., while the adults enjoyed time around the fire in the comfortable living/family room. We would stay again, and have no reservations recommending Upper Pines Lodge for a stay in the Mad River Valley any time of year.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Celebrating the New Year in The Upper Pines Lodge

  • 5 of 5

10 of us made a plan to gather to celebrate the New Years in Warren, VT. I spent HOURS scouring for just the right home and must admit was giving up hope when I changed my parameters one last time and The Upper Pines Lodge appeared on my screen. With exactly room for 10 and happy to accept my two dogs I knew I had found "the one." 5 months later when we opened the door to Jack's lodge we could not have been more delighted. The house was warm and welcoming and the ideal backdrop for our New Year's Eve festivities. We skied most days and then rushed back to the home to relax, play games, and sip wine by the fire(s). We stashed the four kids on the top floor to sleep and, as city kids, they were over the moon happy to have their own private kid space. And the master suite was pretty much as big as our apartment. This home is NOT your average rental and the owner is uber attentive to the details about his home but also to you as a renter. He was always available for questions and even answered some questions before you had them - mind reader! It is a special place worthy of a special occasion or will make any occasion special just by being there.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to your return next year, and I am delighted that you enjoyed my home as much as I do.
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Magical Christmas in a Distinctive Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, a seamless experience. We felt welcomed, informed and very fortunate upon turning the key to the Lodge. It's unique features, cozy and ample living spaces, and proximity to the mountains as well as the delightful Vermont towns of Warren / Waitsfield made our Christmas week the magical one that it was. It was a perfect homebase for our family of four to entertain friends and relatives, all of whom were as charmed by the setting as we were. We'd love to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed Upper Pines Lodge. We hope that you'll return.
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Beautiful Home with Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at this beautiful home last week. It is truly like no other place we have stayed before!! The design is very unique and breathtaking! And, we were blown away by the awesome views of the changing colors on the mountain. The lighting throughout the house is a bit challenging but if you follow the owners instructions you can master it. It was very cold while we were there and we had a few issues with getting the house warm enough for Florida people!! The thermostats are remotely controlled by the owner so as not to waste electricity. Jack was so easy to contact and work with and tried very hard to please us by increasing the temperature. Lots and lots of room to spread out and give everyone their space yet cozy enough to sit around the fire and talk about our travels during the day. Beds all were wonderful and we slept very well. Cant say enough good things about this place. We truly had a wonderful "fall foliage" experience and staying in this beautiful home was the icing on the cake!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The thermostats were still in the summer mode for Judy's visit. For future guests we will be sure that guests can run the thermostats themselves. It is important the property management be able to manage the temperature when the Lodge is empty to avoid any unsafe conditions. It is also important that property management be able to warm the Lodge for guests prior to their arrival. Judy was a joy to work with and patient in sorting out the technology glitch.
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Gorgeous property and fun home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and well kept home. We had a wonderful stay at Upper Pines Lodge. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
American Flat Bread Pizza
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Chef's dream kitchen includes: commercial grade gas range with grill & griddle and two electric convection ovens; custom cherry cabinets with birch bark insets; Bosch hidden dishwasher; separate pantry; breakfast bar hand-crafted from solid pine with matching attached movable island; soapstone counters, sinks & wall; & panoramic window. Large decks overlook wooded ravine.

Master suite with 2-level cathedral ceiling; architect-designed artisan-crafted custom king bed; hidden jacuzzi with woods views; bathroom with stunning Vermont marble slab, glass and wood steamroom/ shower & vanity, hand-blown glass sinks; private outdoor balcony set in a wall of windows; cable TV/VCR. Second floor guest bedrooms have mountain-scene wainscotting and custom wall finishes. Top-level private-loft bedroom has an artist-created etched-glass half-wall window.

Other Activities: squash, camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking

Golf: Sugarbush offers a glorious golf course in the midst of the magnificent Green Mountains. The course offer a challenge for golfers of various capabilities in an extraordinary setting.

Ski: Sugarbush resort including Sugarbush North linked by an extraordinary 2-mile 9-minute chai, are a 5 minute drive up the Access Road - they comprise a vast array of terrain for skiers of all abilities. Sugarbush offers a fine ski school with several separate children's programs. Sugarbush is widely known as a friendly resort that avoids lift lines by allowing skiers to range widely across its varied areas. Skier and boarders are warmly welcomed. Young persons and children are integral to Sugarbush's success and are fully embraced. Just a bit further down the road is Mad River Glen.


Rates & Availability

Warren Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring / Summer / Fall 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Wkend 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Wkend 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2017 - 2018
Nov 28 2017 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years 2018
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
MLK Weekend 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pres Bday 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 9.0%

Winter: 1st 2 nites $1,988. Or 1st 3 nites $2,385; added nites @ $525; $4,495/wk
Other: 1st 2 nites $1,738. Or 1st 3 nites $2,085; added nites @ $425; $3,950/wk
Xmas, NYrs, July 4th, Labor Day, MLK & Pres Bday, Thanksgiving as priced

Personal PayPal accepted; HomeAway bank-to-bank preferred/

1/2 rental + 1/2 VT Tax with lease.
1/2 rental + 1/2 VT Tax 30 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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