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Spring Norwich/Middlebury/UVM graduations/Brew Tours/Summer and Fall 2017 now.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4/5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 18+)1 mi to Mt Ellen On bus rt

Our Home: Hiddenwood at Sugarbush

Come and spend some quality time with the ones you love in the Mad River Valley at uncrowded Sugarbush. Our lovely home will provide a setting for grand memories for family & friends. 4+ bedroom home at the base of Mt. Ellen (Sugarbush North). Large house sleeps 16-18 or even 20 in beds with 3 full baths, 3 separate gathering areas; 2 with couch/chairs, In media room a 37' LCD HDTV, Satellite Dish Network, stereo, DVD/VCR and computer. Large video library. Open Vermont Castings wood stove provides a great fireside experience in the downstairs living area. Dining can accommodate 16+ at table or be shrunk down to seat 4-6. Main floor living area has a 46' Smart TV (2014) LCD HDTV access Netflicks, You Tube, 'net etc.,plus new enamel gas stove and both can be viewed from kitchen/living/dining area. Library has double pull out and can be used as the 5th bedroom. It has exclusive lock out bathroom access as well

Lots of natural light in all rooms with a ping pong table in garage. Deck with BBQ grill off kitchen as well as a charcoal grill for purists. WIRELESS high speed computer connection; Dish Satellite TV. Great for a couple of families or group. House is very private, surrounded by views of woods and area mountains. There is a full view of the North Ridge Chair peak from the 8 person hot tub next to our fire pit (wood provided). Very private (only 4 houses on cul-de-sac). Listen to the river each night on the deck and front living kitchen area. Parking for 6-8 cars.

While house is large, it has an intimate feel to it and one can get away for some privacy within the 3 living levels.Play ping pong in the 2 car garage (or on driveway in nice weather!) We are on the longest cross-country ski trail in Vermont, the Catamount Trail; right out the back door, signs lead the way to either Mad River Barn for apres` ski ultimate ski bar! Or south to the Chase River and go as long as you can, walking or snowshoeing or skiing!

Two outdoor fireplaces with log benches, beautiful, level-landscaped yard for foliage viewing, weddings, parties, etc. All newer bedding (2013) linens and professional cleaning service prior to arrival. Caretaker available/ trash removal, plowing is included - they come every 4'..

Walk 100 yards to local ski buses on German Flats Rd or drive 1 mile to North (Mt Ellen) 3 miles to Mad River Glen, or 4 miles to Sugarbush South (Lincoln Peak)

Each floor has it's own full bath, and Master bedroom/bath has heated floors - radiant heat in entire lower level that sleeps up to 11 people in three rooms.

Laundry room with large commercial grade washer/ dryer.

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Keywords: House- flat, private yard, 3 levels, 3 baths. lots of natural light. Very clean!

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Kevin

We are skiers! Summer time we frequent Mad/Chase/Mill River - two are within walking distance from back yard.

We are outdoor folks - picnic table, fire pit, chairs for outside - We like clean! We use this house and want it to be as clean and comfortable for you as for us. We have what we consider the finest cleaning crew in the Mad River Valley.

We've even had weddings in our yard - large, flat and professionally maintained, it's a great place to spend time with family and friends. In summer/fall, there are no other houses in view of the yard - very private.

Kevin purchased this house in 2003

Why Kevin chose Sugarbush Mountain

House is filled with light on all three levels.

Summertime yard is perfect for outdoor gatherings around fire pit next to hot tub and picnic table, plus deck with large grill off kitchen. Yard is perfect for Frisbee, sitting out on a warm day with woods all around - no neighbors can be seen in summer. Close to everything, even short walks in private neighborhood. Lot's of light in house east-facing living/kitchen and deck off kitchen.Great sunrises from living/kitchen area and deck with your coffee. Catemount Trail access from back yard.


This is the very best valley in Vermont! Better snow ( 300'+) from lake effect, NO stop lights, franchises, or cheesy motels for 30+ miles in Mad River Valley - VERY quiet year round, yet close to Stowe, Woodstock, Killington and 45 mins to Burlington! Montreal is 1.5-2 hrs drive.

What makes this house unique

Flat yard for kids adults who enjoy sitting outside, manicured professionally maintained lawn, hot tub and fireplace for year round enjoyment outside, Can see no houses in summertime.

Private community with 28 houses - no traffic. Good walking/snowshoeing paths behind house ( Catemount Trail) Marked!

2.5 miles to the famous Farmers Market in Waitsfield Village each Sat - 4 miles to Warren Store. Long Trail is accessed from either Appalachian Gap ( 4 miles) or Lincoln Gap ( 6 miles) over Mts Abraham, Lincoln, Ellen, General Stark and four minor peaks for easy drop off and pick up


Waitsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All baths equipped with t/p/tissues, new shower curtains, color coordinated towels. professionally cleaned each rental period. One on each floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bunk Area - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , A pull out couch w bath access lock out main flr.
    Master b/r lower level own bath - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , This master b/r had queen and single over it and futon
  • Queen size Beds (5 total) We have 4 queens in the two upper bedrooms that sleep up to 8 people ( 4 couples) with their own full bath., Double Beds (1) '5th' bedroom with bath is actually a pull out couch with new mattress that sleeps two comfortably and has it's own bath ( lock out) on main floor., Twin or Single Beds (1) Master suite has queen and single bunk above it for kids with guard/ladder., Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Porta crib in storage closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) The bunk room has 2 queens on lower bunk and a single above each queen. This room can sleep up to 6 people.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
DSL High Speed internet service, Computer(P4)/VHS/DVD library in media room with 42' Plasma High Definition TV, surround sound and subwoofer, Smaller TV's with VCRs in each of 3 bedrooms and one in 'Kennel' bunk room that sleeps 6 exclusively for video games


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Spring Norwich/Middlebury/UVM graduations/Brew Tours/Summer and Fall 2017 now.
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Great Ski House

  • 5 of 5

The house was as advertised. Kevin made sure we knew how to get into the house and what to expect. He also answered all of our questions and did so in a timely manner. Plenty of space for numerous adults and kids. The satellite tv was a big hit with the children after a long day skiing or sledding. The house is very close to the main access road to Sugarbush as well. We enjoyed eating at the Hyde Away Inn and the Blue Stone. Both are less than a five minute drive. If we were to complain about anything it would be that our minivan had a difficult time getting up the road and into the driveway. Four wheel driver wouldve been a big help. We would absolutely stay here again if we chose to go back to Sugarbush.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, We at least are the 1st house on the road! Only 200 yards. Appreciate your comments and the house was left in great shape! Even the hot tub was in great shape! Sincerely, Kevin
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Perfect house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Great communication from the owners and a great space for a large group to spread out in. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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ideal for our family vacation minus snow and ski

  • 4 of 5

we loved this home-the layout, amenities including hot tub and firepit-felt like camp!

kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed meal prep and eating in the dining room.

TVs were great

library for reading and quiet worked well

great mud room and we needed it as it was muddy instead of snowy

we hope to return as a family when there is real snow to ski.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Alice, we wish we had more snow for you - we work very hard to make it a great place inside in the case of bad weather. The small villages close by and Catemount Trail out our back yard along with the fire pit and hot tub give options if low snow or not everyone in party skis or boards.
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th time to stay here. We love the warm and cozy feel of home. Fully stocked kitchen, plenty of beds and bathrooms. Very clean. Close proximity to farmers market, restaurants and hiking trails. Perfect for large groups that like private bedroom space and a really cool bunking room for traveling with kids and teenagers.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our two bridal parties AND their significant others (20 total) stayed here for our wedding weekend and could not have asked for a better set up! The house has one master suite (bedroom and full bathroom), which was perfect for my husband and me, and tons of sleeping space for a whole house full of adults! Having three FULL bathrooms was key. The fire pit and hot tub were such a great spot to hang out at night in addition to the good sized living room/dining room area.

The people living in the apartment above the garage were there on and off over the weekend, though we never saw them, just their car! This is the one thing I was a little worried about, but turned out to be a non-issue.

The owner was very responsive via email throughout the booking process, leading up to the event, and even afterward...when friends forgot some items in the house!

We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice outdoor deck, hot tub and firepit combo

  • 4 of 5

A few friends and I stayed here during mud season and enjoyed it. We were in town for Lawson's Finest Liquids 7th Anniversary Market/Party in nearby Waitsfield, where the beer was excellent - the whole surrounding area from Warren up through Waterbury, Hardwick and the Northeast Kingdom has amazing craft beer and spirits. The weather was nice enough to eat on the back deck just off the kitchen/main living room. We also took a dip in the hot tub which is right outside the garage (other side of house from the deck) and has a firepit ready and waiting to dry you off when you're done.

Ping pong in the garage was cool too.

Upstairs bedroom and bath were good. Middle level (it's a split level house) had two good living rooms, one of which shares an open concept with the dining area and kitchen (that opens up to the deck). Full bath on mid level too.

We mostly avoided the lower level since it had a musty smell. The tenant above the garage and the owners checked on it for us, and to them it was a normal basement/old house smell so we could have been overreacting. The owners and the housekeeper were extremely responsive to our concerns about the smell and had smell absorbing bags ("damp rid") at the house which we used to try to mask the smell.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike. We did find some dampness from a washing machine area that we fixed, and we added 1st floor permanent ventilation in that laundry room which is the only room in the house with no windows. It had never been a problem in 12+ years of renting, so we gave Mike a complimentary night in the future and a partial refund. He was pleased and thanked us for the attention.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hyde-Away Rt 17
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Charlotte VT
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
4 miles Robert Trent Jones course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 89
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Common Man
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Sugarbush North ( Mt Ellen) South is 4 miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Across from American FlatBread
Car: necessary

Golf( Robert Trent Jones Course 3 mi), antiquing and most of all, relaxing, no traffic here!


Rates & Availability

Waitsfield House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change. We strive to make your stay enjoyable and have a clean, linen-ready house prepared for your entire stay. Note the additional price for groups larger than 8. $50 p/p/p/n subject to approval.
Please be aware we have no control over the weather!
Sincerely, Kevin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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