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Tranquility Base II: Touching the Moon! w/ Hot Tub

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Killington House Rental Photos and Description

- 3200 sq. ft.! 3 bedrooms/2 lofts, sleeps 10, Jack & Jill Mbath + WP MBath

'Tranquility Base II': perched on Killington's highest vacation retreat! As close to moon base as you can get: nestled only a mile from Snowshed or Bear with the Skyeship whistling by your window or hot tub just 100 feet away! This large, 4-level, open-floor-plan country-contemporary post and beam is indeed tranquil and the perfect setting for a ski vacation with all your friends and loved ones. 3200 square feet of lofts, a playroom with a pool table, a magnificent great room with 46' Flat Screen HDTV and pellet stove, WiFi high speed internet and cozy bedrooms make this the ideal year-round vacation retreat whether you're an active skier, shredder, golfer, biker or just out for some peaceful R&R.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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About Rick

Meet the Johnson family! Tranquility Base II has been a labor of love between Richard, Janet and their three kids over the last 25 years. The Johnson's built Tranquility Base from the ground up with the intention of uniting family and friends for wonderful ski weekends in the winters to come, and they do just that. The Johnson's welcome you into their home! Enjoy vacations away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy the company of your loved ones making memories that will last a life time!

Rick purchased this house in 1992

What makes this house unique

Killington's Sky Ship Gondola runs right through the back yard at Tranquility Base II (TBII) and the best vantage point of the skiers heading up to hit the slopes is right from the hot tub!

If you are a skier, mountain biker, hiker or golfer, TBII is perfect for you! The house is located conveniently between Bear Mountain Base Lodge and the Killington Resort with quick access to fun!

This house is great for families with children and adult friend groups alike!

Don't forget the Aprés ski that Killington does so well! Whether you hit up the Umbrella bar for a post ski day drink or soak you sore muscles in the hot tub, TBII offers all that you and your guests will need.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Tranquility Base II: Touching the Moon! w/ Hot Tub
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews
New York City

We didn't want to get out of the hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Tranquility Base II. Much like myself, and a fine Romanee-Conti, the house seems to get better with age. We didn't come here for the last 3 years, and what fantastic changes to an already transcendent property. New kitchen appliances, a new whirlpool, and a brand new audio visual system complete the picture of paradise that is, Tranquility Base II. Right on the mountain, yet somehow still private thanks to various species of mature conifers. We found it difficult to leave the hot tub, watching the snowfall over the serene Vermont landscape. When we were done, the fireplace was ideal for warming our toes before a night of untold delights! We won't wait so long for a return visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Tim. We are happy you had a relaxing and fun vacation on the mountain at Tranquility Base II. We want for our guests what we want for ourselves: to have a resort experience both on and off the slopes! Non-skiers and boarders might just have as much fun as the shushers and shredders in your group. Despite being away from it all, you can now stay wirelessly connected and entertained in a high definition kind of way. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Dream Stay

  • 4 of 5

I had a feeling from the start that this trip was going to be a great experience. The owner is courteous, detailed, and wonderful to work with. I've stayed in quite a few homes over the years with both VRBO and HomeAway and this was easily the best experience from that point of view.

As we drove up the side of the mountain, we started seeing the slopes and the gondola and the house is right in the middle of it all. Not ski-on, ski-off...but almost. The house is perfectly located just over a mile from the Skyship base lodge and the best place to start each day as that lift is far less crowded than K-1.

The house is clean, cozy, and great for a large group (we had 12). The common areas were perfectly set-up to relax after the slopes each night with a wood pellet stove in the middle of the room to heat the house. We loved the hot tub and the views of the mountain from the main floor. Bedrooms were great for couples and single people on the trip. Plenty of space and very comfortable sleeping arrangements.

We hit the bars two of the nights and had no problem getting a taxi service to pick us all up (in one van).

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend this house!


  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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My favorite house at Killington!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth year staying at Tranquility Base II and we absolutely love it. Everytime we get to the house it is all set up for us, everything is always working and the place is spotless. We stayed at 2 other houses in between but for the last 3 years we have been coming back here because we love it to much. It fits everyone comfortably, the hot tub is fantastic, the pool table is great and the kitchen has all the basic utensils you need! The owners are so helpful, accomodating and nice! I cant say enough good things about this house. We will be coming back for another 5 years and more!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Touching the Moon!

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility base II is the perfect name for this beautiful house. Set on top of Killington Mountain it not only offers privacy but the views and ammenitys that the house offers are something that most getaways dont include. A short bus ride to the local bars, and a short ride to the mountain, the house is set in the perfect location. Ski all day, sit in the beautiful hot tub at night, and cuddle up next to the hot pellet stove while watching a movie, its something that everyone can enjoy! It is everything you could ask for in a ski house and more! very clean and spacious! We stayed here last January and will be returning this February. The count down has begun. Cant wait to get back up there!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. As a skiing family, we have tried to incorporate all the special amenities we enjoyed together while watching our children grow on our own skiing vacation adventures. It's not just a ski house - its our ski home and we are happy to share it with those who enjoy the same special times with their friends and family and would treat it as if it was their own.
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Perfect spot for a group of friends!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent New Years at Tranquility Base II and had a GREAT time. Twelve friends fit very comfortably in the house. The views were amazing, the hot tub got a lot of use and the huge dining room table worked perfectly for meals. Close proximity to Killington and the access road - we even took the Skyship Gondola up the mountain and saw the house! Cabs were happy to pick us up at the house to bring us into town to enjoy the nightlife. We had an awesome time and are already talking about booking another stay. Jan & Rick could not have been better to work with in coordinating the trip!! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Excellent organization and host. Great cottage house and facilities.

Good christmas adventures and memories on and off the hills.

Would definitely recommand it for a calm getaway with friends or familiy.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
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Car: necessary

Snowshoeing, hiking, biking and sledding right from your front door! Nestled in the center of Killington Resort providing easy access to Bear, Snowshed, Ram's, or the Skyeship. Golfing and snowtubing less than a mile away with world-class food and nightlife just around the corner! Cross country skiing and snowmobiling within minutes! Magnificent views forever of majestic foliage or snow covered mountains. Wild flowers and raspberries in summer with a 5-6 person moonlit hot tub nestled in its own gazebo year-round. Use it as an antiqueing base station or just a window to the world or the stars. Curl up in front of the warm pellet stove with your loved ones while you take them to the movies on the 46' HD LCD TV!


Rates & Availability

Killington House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season 2 Night Weekend
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub,Cleaning&Linens $460 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Security deposit of $500 is required and can be in the form of a separate check which we will hold and return to renter after successful exit inspection.
2 night peak season weekend: $1910
3 night peak season weekend: $2510(extra night = $600)
4 night peak season weekend: $2910(extra nights = $500 each)
Holiday(Xmas, New Year, MLK, Presidents') nightly rates apply($875/night)
Midweek specials.

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Killington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom MB - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom MB - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack & Jill
  • Jack & Jill master bath with separate washing/toilet areas.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Queen sleep sofa, trundle bed/rec room and lofts also available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis
Hot tub, jacuzzi; DVD player; 46' LCD HDTV; 3 TV's; pool table; gazebo- enclosed hot tub; pellet stove; 2 decks.

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