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Private Restored Mill Property, Secluded, Waterfall

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 Bath, sleeps 4 adults and 2 children


200yr+ restored old storage mill. Secluded, one-of-a kind setting w/large deck overlooking big yard and cedar swing set. Accessible river and waterfall on property.

Great Bird Watching: Many rare and unusual bird sightings. List available upon request. Annual Hummingbird visitor and occasional owls.

Completely Private one-of-a-kind Setting: Enjoy the beauty of nature while hiking and explore the nature trail along the river. Dancing on the deck under delightful stars and moonlight. Waterfall in summer and accessible to sit under. Can be cold!!

Pets welcome. We have a 5 'PAW' star rating for our furry friends and have had all breeds of visitors. We keep a pet bowl so there is less for you to travel with.

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Middletown Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , upstairs
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • Victorian/antique claw foot tub in upstairs bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    2nd Upstairs BR - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , crib is a Graco bed
  • Safety gate, Graco crib and high chair in house.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fully furnished, year round, private country home. Waterfall on property. Perfect for get-aways, spring/summer/fall/winter fun or just rest & relaxation. Great river walk and bird watching. Pets welcome if kept off furniture and house trained.


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Private Restored Mill Property, Secluded, Waterfall
average rating of 4.870968 based on 41 reviews

It was a great stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the whole 7 days we were at this cabin it was so peaceful and the sound from the waterfall is so relaxing, enjoyed drinking coffee on the deck and enjoying the nature sounds. Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting Mariana! Sometimes we need to stop and "pause" to enjoy our coffee. Look forward to your return trip someday! Lucille
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Fantastic vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to get away for our 20th anniversary with our 2 Huskies. We thought the Horkan House would be perfect and we couldn't have asked for more!! the property was clean, and comfortable. The dogs loved the river and the hiking we could do right from the house.

Although our dogs wouldn't go up the open stairs, it wasn't an issue with the bedroom on the bottom floor. Plenty of movies and games to keep us occupied and the house has little "perks" that you will enjoy when you get there :).

The ride into town was about 12 miles, and not an issue at all. Cell phones worked about 5 minutes down the road. We will definitely visit again! We just wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you so much Lu for letting us share your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the Horkanhosue could make your Anniversary a memorable one! Don't hesitate to send some pictures of the dogs celebrating with you!! All the best and many more happy years together.
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Perfect, Pet-Friendly, Vermont Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

Horkan House is the perfect place for anyone who wants to spend some wonderful, relaxing time reconnecting with nature and with their family and friends.

The cabin is kept extremely clean. The bedrooms are all very comfortable and well appointed. There is even a nice bedroom with a double bed on the first floor off of the living room in addition to a full bath, ideal for any guests who cannot manage stairs.

The main living space is very cozy and the open kitchen is smartly set up and stocked with everything you could possibly need. There are numerous places to sit and relax from the living room to the front porch to the large wrap-around back deck overlooking the beautiful grounds and the children's swing-set.

One of the best features for us was the fact that this is a pet-friendly property. We have a very well behaved, medium sized dog who had the best time exploring the property and all its various sights, sounds, and smells! Quite a treat for our suburban canine!

The second bedroom on the upstairs level also came with an unexpected bonus. Our five year-old son had asked us several times if he would be able to sleep under the stars when we went to Vermont. You can only imagine how thrilled we ALL were to find that the one of the twin beds in "his" room was perfectly positioned under a skylight! He slept under the stars every night!

The property owner was very pleasant to deal with and gave us all sorts of house and area information ahead of our trip.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill - I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the Horkanhouse! More importantly than relaxing and spending time with family, I love that your son could sleep under the stars and hope the experience will enhance his imagination and appreciate of life! I do look forward to your visit again sometime and wish you and yours all the best. Lucille
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great getaway!!! serene property!

  • 5 of 5

this is a wonderful home!!!very warm and inviting…our family truly enjoyed our stay!!!Our family also spent a weekend this past September with the same positive experience..the owner is nice to deal with and a world of information..the property is so special --the grounds are spectacular with your very own waterfall!!!we were perfectly happy staying at the house --sitting on the deck with a glass of wine listening to the waterfall and babbling stream--watching the sun go down!!!We would like to thank the owner for sharing this beautiful home to our family!!!we will be back!!!! Enjoy!!!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm jealous!! Think I need a vacation here soon...Look forward to your next trip.
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A place to make memories

  • 5 of 5

I had such a nice time staying in this house, it was a lovely place to see the fall colors of Vermont. While the house is fully stocked with everything you need (towels, hair dryer, first aid kit, books, dvds, spices and coffee in the kitchen, etc) you really do have a sense that you are in the middle of nowhere- in the best way possible. The sound of the water is very soothing. My dog loved our daily morning "hikes" into the woods and each day of our 5 day trip we discovered something new. At night we would sit by the fire and watch movies. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which are clean and in good condition. Oh, and in the upstairs bathroom there is a large claw foot tub- every girl's dream come true! The owner was very responsive and communicative over both phone and online and she provided good directions to find the place as well as ideas of places to check out in the area. If you have time I recommend visiting some of the covered bridges in the area, specifically around Pittsford, or driving east to visit Long Trail Brewery. GPS in your car is recommended as internet connection (and therefore iPhone Google maps) is touch and go throughout the state. Definitely five stars for being pet friendly- this can be very hard to find even though all dog owners know that 95% of the time dogs are less liability than children (but I digress!). Anyway- I wholeheartedly recommend this spot for your next solo, girlfriends, family, or couple's get away. It has something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steph, I so enjoyed reading your review and so happy you enjoyed you time away to relax. You are welcome to visit anytime and would love to share any pictures of your puppy visiting as well! All the best in all ways.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third year coming up to the Horkan House and once again we had a very relaxing time. The house is very secluded and it is a great place to get away from it all. We sat down by the river and listened to the waterfall which was very soothing. I would recommend the Horkan house for anyone who wants to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lucille Horkan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Lucille Horkan

I am a city girl, born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Always loved the country and happened to find this special place when I was looking to escape the streets of NY! Spent many weeks/weekends with family and friends, making forever memories. Hope to live here full time someday, but for now, happy to share it with others.

Lucille Horkan purchased this house in 1989

Why Lucille Horkan chose Middletown Springs

Unique and one-of-a-kind

Sounds of the waterfall all day long

Swimming, wading or sitting under the cascading falls

What makes this house unique

Private - No TV reception - but lots of dvd's inhouse. WiFi available.

Long hiking trail along river out back.

Wonderful bird sightings and awesome glass front woodstove in winter!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My week at Horkan House and the skiing were both a much needed get away for me.Being up there alone was the greatest relaxing and rejuvenating experience I have ever had.I am looking forward to doing the same thing next year.
Mar 2008
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Lake Saint Catherine State Park
Okemo Mountain Resort
Killington Resort
"28 miles"
Hildene Lincoln Family Home
Peter Huntoon Vermont Artist
Sissy's Kitchen
Dorset Inn
Merck Forest & Farmland Center
Rising Meadow Pottery
Tinmouth Snack Bar
Manchester Designer Outlets
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Take advantage of snow season for day trips!!!

Private one-of-a kind setting. Great for swimming, hiking, bird watching or just relaxing. Near Lake St. Catherine State Park for beach, boating and fun. Close to Manchester, Rutland and Killington, Okemo areas for summer and winter activities.

A get away-from-it-all hideaway.

Other Activities: Bird Watching, Hiking, Sledding, Dog Watching available per day.

Golf: Close to Lake St. Catherine State Park.

Golf Course at Killington and Lake St. Catherine. Golf brochure available on request.

Ski: Driving distance about 40 minutes to Killington or Okemo. Killington offers great summer options as well as fall mountain biking and winter snow tubing trails.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Seperate Damage Deposit check is due with payments via check, but not cashed. Check is destroyed after house is inspected and no major damages are reported. Fee varies with rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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