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FIREPLACE -Jacuzzi, Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 10 beds, 3 full baths, sleeps 19, Jacuzzi

Kingsley Mill Manor was the mill owner's house built in the mid 1800's. Total privacy is yours while vacationing in a Vermont wonderland, in all seasons. Just beyond the backyard, flows a river through our new private swimming area. The waterfall there can be viewed from the back deck and the newly created master bedroom suite. Music from the falls bathes the house, soothing the souls of all who experience it. In the backyard is an outdoor fire pit with wood to toast your marshmallows and warm your hearts.

Hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snowmobile trails start at the back door and connect to the VAST statewide trail system. Lake Dunmore is less than 2 miles away, a five minute drive or less than an hour hike via the trails. Middlebury College is 10 minutes from the house.

Watch the sun rise over the mountain. Enjoy bonfires in the back yard fire pit. A wrap around porch with a hanging loveseat defines easy living, and our new four seaon screened porch offers privacy, river music, and a fireplace. The four season sun porch offers space for everyone to gather as does the farm table in the dining room.

There is plenty of lawn for large or small tents, plenty of parking and a large propane grill for outdoor eating. There is a large octagon picnic table in the backyard to feast upon. .

We understand the need for your pet to be included in your vacation. It is our pleasure to accept dogs and only ask that you curb them from getting on the furniture, crate them if you are going to leave them in the house alone, and please clean up after them.

Historical Experience: Our lovely vacation home provides a homey and spacious surrounding for a family gathering, reunions, weddings, or simply to get away from it all in pure Vermont privacy. Built over 175 years ago, you can witness the only standing mill in Salisbury. Please enjoy the multiple trails to other sites along the natural waterways. One of our trails now includes a footbridge over the falls to a private island for your fun and adventure.

Sandy beach, private swimming, suits optional.: With no visible neighbors bask in the sun on the banks of our sandy beach. This private swimming area is four feet deep, shallow enough for children, deep enough for real swimming. Adult supervision required for children. Jump into the water from the dam, sit under the waterfall or in our natural whirlpool and let your worries be washed away. There is a picnic table for a real beach experience. A paradise for all ages.

Our rebuilt, enlarged four season screened back porch overlooks the swimming area and the waterfall. We just installed an efficient and automatic fireplace/stove in the porch. Watch the snow fall in cozy, warm comfort. Great place for breakfast, barbecue, and sleeping.

Snowmobile and cross country ski heaven: Middlebury Snow Bowl is very close for downhill skiing, Killington less than an hour away. Literally from our back door you can cross country ski on challenging trails with no trail fees For snowmobilers it is heaven. Access to the VAST trail is direct from the backyard. There is a pond for Ice fishermen as well as a private trail to Lake Dunmore. Ice skating in the wild or at the rink just ten minutes away. Snow shoeing on our ski trails will take you through the woods and open land. From here you can roam the entire state of Vermont on the VAST trail system.

More Details

Jalna Southwick or David Southwick
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Jalna Southwick or David Southwick

Jalna and David met later in life in 2003. We were married in 2008. Our choice was to live up north at David's place and turn the house where Jalna raised her family into Kingsley Mill Manor. It's our favorite place to vacation.

Our passion is to continue working on the Manor to make it ever more comfortable as a vacation rental. Recently we turned an attic into a beautiful master bedroom suite with 2 person Jacuzzi and a view from room of waterfall and mountains. Our current goal is to restore the last standing Kingsley mill, which is on the property and go green with water power from the river.

Jalna Southwick or David Southwick purchased this house in 1986

Why Jalna Southwick or David Southwick chose Lake Champlain Valley

Kingsley Mill Manor has location, location, location. It's very private with no visible neighbors, yet a quarter mile from the village. A river runs through the property with two gorgeous swimming areas and a waterfall. Behind Kingsley the land is owned by the Middlebury Land Trust so will remain undeveloped. A trail runs from our back door to Lake Dunmore. This trail is part of the VAST system of snowmobile/cross country skiing trails that spans Vermont. It's also a gorgeous hike.

The house is large, comfortable, with a long history. It is the perfect setup for a vacation rental, for family reunions, for ski teams, organizational meetings, weddings and just plain fun.

What makes this house unique

One of the features of the property that I fell in love with was the foot bridge over the pond and above the falls. Walk across for multiple trails to old mill foundations and cross country ski trails in the winter


Salisbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very large, spacious bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath
  • There is one full bath on each floor. The first floor bathroom is huge with a handicapped style toilet.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom with air conditioner
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , This room can be made into a king.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Master bedroom suite
  • All bedrooms offer comfortable and colorful beds, linens, and towels. The house is fully accessible from the driveway with a wheelchair or walker. The ground floor has two bedrooms and one bathroom, but the shower is not handicapped accessible. Our spaciousness affords parents and multiple couples the privacy they deserve and expect. It is perfect for large family gatherings. Our new back porch now has a super efficient, automatic fireplace/stove for four season comfort. Watch the snow fall in cozy, warm comfort. It has a day bed and room for sleeping. Kids can 'camp out' on the back porch. It's our favorite spot for breakfast and barbecues.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Full wheelchair accessibility from the driveway. One bath and two bedroom are on the ground floor. The ground floor bath has a toilet accessible from a wheelchair, but the shower is not.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

FIREPLACE -Jacuzzi, Ski, Snowmobile, Swim, Hike, Bike, Weddings, Reunions, Pets
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
Dorseyville, Pennsylvania USA

Wonderful WInter Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter Criss chose to wed in Middlebury Vermont in January of this year. She and her intended Joel wished to make it a winter celebration for our families and in Middlebury so that the elder members of his Vermont family would not have to travel. So that our cozy family and very dear friends from Pennsylvania could spend time together in preparation for the blessed event, we engaged Jalna and David's beautiful Kingsley Mill Manor. The colorful photographs and detailed description on the website hardly did the Manor justice! It far exceeded our expectations in roominess, comfort, cleanliness, availability of activities and provisions, and especially beauty. From the generous welcome basket on the counter as we arrived to the huge Christmas tree especially decorated in Criss' wedding colors (yes, Jalna was sweet enough to ask what they were!) everything was wonderful. There was lots of room for everyone, the house was warm and comfortable everywhere (which says a great deal for the furnace because it was frigid that week) and there were plenty of supplies. Towels, sheets and sundry supplies were there making our stay so much easier. Located on a well maintained, wooded country lane, the house is charmingly decorated and has comfortable furniture. The owners were available if needed, but all of our needs were truly anticipated. There were even books and games in case of boredom, which there wasn't. The surrounding woods and steams were a nature lovers paradise. Even in the icy cold, the rushing mill stream behind the house could be heard adding to the charm. One family member has limited mobility, so the first floor bedroom and sitting room was especially helpful and entry into the home was also easy. For our guests there were nearby restaurants, the terrific shopping at Middlebury and many other locations, and a few even braved nearby ski slopes. The local folks were friendly and maps and directions readily available everywhere. Our time there was like coming home, with the warm familiarity of family. We are hoping to be fortunate enough to arrange another visit soon to perhaps enjoy a different Vermont season and to see what other treasures we find at Kingsley Manor Mill .

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoy preparing Kingsley Mill Manor for our guests and truly delight in personalizing it just for them. We hope always that our guests will want to return to explore and relax. We thank you for the terrific review. Please come again.
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Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

We came with group of 19 and we had a great time!the house is huge and really beautiful!i can't begin to explain how well the house is stocked,there is nothing you can need and it won't be found.i recommend this vacation home to any size group

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Feels like home and could accommodate 13 of us very comfortably

  • 5 of 5

We really loved staying at Jalna and Dave's! Kingsley Manor will become our home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. You were excellent guests and we would love to have you vacation again at Kingsley.
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Brownfield, Me

Very relaxing and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to change our Christmas celebration this year and instead of buying so many gifts that many of us really don't need, we would just do a few, mostly homemade gifts and enjoy a little get-away with family. It turned out great! I was happy to not have to deal with so much shopping and trying to decide what to buy and enjoyed our relaxing stay. The house is roomy enough for many more people, but has cozy sitting areas and a pellet stove, which we enjoyed. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was easy to work in. We enjoyed walking the trail right out the back door. Our only disappointment was not having enough snow to ski on it. I highly recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Kingsley Mill Manor. We would love to have you vacation again. Happy New Year!
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What a great family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 8 adults 11 children including 4 babies. It was charmingly redone 1800's mill house.

The waterfall out back made it feel like the edge of the world. The house was big and spacious and had everything you could wish for. Toys, games, and I would love to meet the person who selected the books... A great variety and many classics I love.

The TV was a really big screen which was great for watching family movies.

Our kids went sledding on the hill behind the house.

The rooms are comfortable and well set up.

Overall highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reserving Kingsley. We are thrilled you had a wonderful time.
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Easy, family friendly, disabled friendly, dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week at Kingsley Mill Manor, combining attending a family wedding, making it in to a family reunion, and the house worked brilliantly for our needs. 14 adults stayed at the house and it did not feel in the least bit crowded. 5 bedrooms upstairs, 2 downstairs, meant that we could all spread out. There are 4 living room/gathering spots so folks were able to gather together or find a quiet spot to visit or read. The enormous kitchen table allowed for large family meal gatherings. The grounds and area offer many interesting hikes, simple walks, croquet tournaments, or simply sitting by the waterfall, dangling your feet in the water, feeding the fish.

We stayed with our adult disabled son, who has difficulty walking and needs adult assistance. The Kingsley Mill Manor home and grounds was easy to navigate with him. The ground level bathroom is large and easily able to accommodate our son and additional adult helper. We were able to take him for walks on the fairly quiet road, in to a cute town (a short two block walk), to Lake Dunsmore state park, around the ample grounds of the home or we simply sat in the chairs by the waterfall, or sat him on the mini-bridge over the stream, enabling him to dangle his feet and hands in the water. A brilliant home for everyone's needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed Kingsley. Please come again!
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Neshobe Golf Club
Middlebury College
Branbury State Park
"Wonderful beach and picnic area."
Waybury Inn
"Be sure to check out the Pub, great food and very pleasant atmosphere!"
Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant
"The most delicious food and delightful atmosphere!"
Otter Creek Brewing Inc.
"Stop by for some of the best brew in VT!"
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
Church Street
Waterfront Park
"Go to Echo Museum, or a ride on the ferries, or both!"
Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Brandon or Middlebury
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Waterhouse's Lake Dunmore
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Middlebury SnowBowl
Car: necessary

Kingsley Mill Manor is located a quarter mile from the village of Salisbury, just off Route 7. Take a left off Maple Street just past the post office and head north on Smead Road; we're the first house on the right outside of the village. Two miles further up the road is Lake Dunmore. Middlebury is ten miles north on Rt. 7, Burlington an hour north, Killington and Rutland are less than an hour south. Middlebury Snow Bowl is only minutes away. Lake Champlain is half an hour west. We have a hiking, mountain biking, snowmobile, and cross country skiing trail right out our back door. Lake Dunmore is only two miles through the woods. This trail is a branch of Vermont's VAST system of snow machine trails that covers the entire state. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are allowed on this trail system.

Other Activities: Snowmobiling. Perfect site for a wedding or reunion.

Golf: The Neshobe Country Club is less than 10 minutes away as are other courses in the area.

Ski: Downhill skiers can choose from Killington, Sugar Bush, or the Middlebury Snowbowl. The Snowbowl is minutes away, Killington and Sugar Bush less than an hour. Cross country skiers step out the back door onto a state wide system of trails. No trail fees!


Rates & Availability

Salisbury House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 28 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Kingsley Mill Manor is a wonderful venue for weddings and family reunions. We have special rates for large events and will be happy to discuss these with anyone interested in renting Kingsley for such occasions.

We do NOT allow drinking games, such as beer pong, tippy cup, or similar activities as it is to damaging to our property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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