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Melissa Levis

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

GREAT for VT Horse Show, Reunions, Retreats, family & friends! 6 bedrooms 3 bath

13 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Manchester House Rental Photos and Description

Huge covered deck, Massive stone fireplace, Pets Welcome, Views, Pool & Tennis

Fantastic home for entertaining. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathroom. The house can entertain up to 30 people with the high ceilings and open floor plan. Sleeps up to 12. Catering available too from the inn's wonderful chef or our organic farm.

The large open kitchen leads to a formal dining room and spacious living room with a stone fireplace surrounded by leather couches.

3 bedrooms on the 1st floor, 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV. parking.

It has a huge deck with a grill, outdoor seating and unparalleled views of the Green Mountains Great place for yoga on the deck facing the mountains!

The house is located on the grounds of the 30 acre Wilburton Inn in Manchester Village. Enjoy the perks of an inn with the privacy of your own home!

Pool, tennis court, catering, and 30 acres of flower gardens, sculpture trails, pine groves, and expansive views. Step outside your door for miles of scenic bike rides, walks, and runs on serene River Road.

This home is in the heart of Manchester Village, only half a mile from the Equinox Hotel and Hildene. It’s less than 5 minutes to the designer outlet shopping, Orvis fishing, canoeing, tubing, hiking, and world-class golfing that make Manchester is a year round destination. The Dorset Summer Theatre Festival, Vermont Horse Show and Southern Vermont Art Center are nearby. Bromley and Stratton Mountain are only 10 and 18 miles away.

Guests are welcome to stroll over to the 1902 Wilburton Mansion where they can feast on a hearty country breakfast featuring artisanal whole-grain breads and dishes crafted with seasonal produce from the family's farm.

The Wilburton Inn accommodates up to 150 guests in 8 buildings of different sizes and styles. It is an ideal private getaway for destination weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and private celebrations.

The first floor has a king master suite with full bathroom, a small kids room with a wooden crib and twin bed and a 3rd bedroom with bunk beds.

The 2nd floor has a king master suite #2, a queen bedroom and a room with 2 double beds and a bathroom in the hallway.

We look forward to welcoming you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Levis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Melissa Levis

The Levis family has owned the Wilburton Inn & 8 Vermont vacation properties since 1987. We are a creative family that loves working together and welcoming travelers. Because we are a close family, we especially enjoy hosting multi-generational family reunions.

Innkeeper Georgette Levis, was the sister of Lazard CEO Bruce Wasserstein and beloved Broadway playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Guests are always surprised to see the huge Sisters Rosensweig poster in the inn’s living room. Georgette's fnick-name was Gorgeous and she inspired Madeleine Kahn's Tony award winning role in Wendy’s Broadway hit.

Patriarch Albert is a psychiatrist from Athens, Greece. He is the founder of Moral Science, the curator of The Museum of the Creative Process, and enjoys discussing conflict resolution, religion, and psychology with guests.

The 4 Levis children include

Tajlei: an Andover, Columbia, and NYU law school grad who lives in NYC and is writing the Broadway bound musical adaptation of the TV classic, Green Acres.

Melissa: a Middlesex School, Brown University and NYU award-winning songwriter entertained thousands of NYC preschoolers with her band Moey’s Music Party. Melissa is delighted to be the new Maria Von Trapp and Vermont singing innkeeper.

Oliver: a Cornell grad (where he met his wife Bonnie) Together they founded Earth Sky Time Community Farm & Bakery, a thriving organic farm 3 miles from the inn. Their breads are a delicious part of the Wilburton inn breakfast and their organic farm night dinners every Wednesday in summer are not to be missed!

Max: a Columbia, Harvard Divinity School and soon to be Boston University PhD. Max is the family intellectual and could have been a wonderful rabbi but instead chose to be a scholar and innkeeper. Max collaborates with Albert to pioneer an on-line program of emotional education and self-knowledge.

The 3rd Generation ranges from Theo, a 15 year-old NYC hispter to Oliver and Bonnie's upcoming baby this Spring!

Melissa Levis purchased this house in 1987

Why Melissa Levis chose Manchester

This house is located on a spectacular, historic, 30 acre hilltop estate with phenomenal views of the green mountains. It is off the main road so guests can truly relax and truly get away from it all, yet it is centrally located in the heart of Manchester Village - just 1 mile to Hildene and the Equinox Hotel.

What makes this house unique

We can cater your events at the house through our inn.

Visit our organic farm and bakery 3 miles from the house. Enjoy the Museum of the Creative Process sculpture trail that retraces myths and the matriarchs on our 30 acre estate.

Though you have a fantastic kitchen in this rental home, you can relax on vacation and stroll over to the Wilburton Mansion for a delicious breakfast or dinner.

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

GREAT for VT Horse Show, Reunions, Retreats, family & friends! 6 bedrooms 3 bath
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and 2 young children (1 1/2 and 3 1/2 years) stayed at the Green Mountain House for 5 nights during the 2016 mid-February freeze. The ample warmth inside - both from the heaters and from everyone's good spirits due to the comforts of this home - made this a special 1st time family vacation. The house has a lovely large living room that includes a working fireplace. There is a well-equipped kitchen that allowed easy preparation of meals enjoyed as a family around the large table in the dining room. The arrangement of bedrooms on the 2 floors of the house allowed for the children and their parents to occupy adjacent rooms on the main floor, with everyone else in the bedrooms upstairs. For the skiers among us, including a first time 3 1/2 year-old, the house is wonderfully located just minutes from Bromley and approximately 40 minutes from Stratton. Melissa and her family and staff at the Wilburton Inn deserve special mention for their warmth and attentiveness – be it for lending books and games to the children or for quickly responding to our occasional request. Our time at Green Mountain House was a 5-star family vacation that we all agreed should be repeated!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Green Mountain House

  • 5 of 5

We (party of 10) have stayed at Green Mountain House during the last week of 2015. We all enjoyed and loved this house. The house was a very cozy and full of characters. The host (Melissa) was superb nice and sweet and great friendly/prompt service from the estate. The estate was in the great location with beautiful mountain view and less than 10 mins drive to Manchester Village Outlet.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a lovely place to stay with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

The Levis family is a special one, as is their Wilburtin Inn.

We were fortunate to stay at the Green Mt.House, as it was comfortable, very well kept and a a great space. With the large living, dining and kitchen space there was enough room for 4 adults , 3 children and our lab.

We had friends in for dinner and the housewas perfect for entertaining.

Finally, mattresses are important to us and all the beds were comfy.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great grandma you are to plan this trip with your children and grandchildren and their dog. We loved meeting you all and helping you ring in the New Year. Thanks for coming down from Canada and up from NYC to visit. We look forward to welcoming you again. Melissa
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Michigan
5

repeat customers

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Green Mt House for a second time -- Manchester a good destination for family and friends coming from both Boston and NYC. Since our group size exceeded the house, we also rented two additional rooms on the Wilburton Inn property. We could all comfortably gather to eat and hang out at the Green Mt House -- nice open floor plan. Beds extremely comfortable; Inn staff helpful and attentive. Stratton Mt a half hour away; Manchester's outlets just five minutes away. The Wilburton property offers opportunities for walking, x-country skiing right out the door.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Cathy, We loved welcoming you for your annual ski trip to VT. The Green Mt house (and our garlic bread) await your next visit. Thanks for your kind review, Melissa
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westchester county, ny
5

perfect vermont vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation at the Green Mountain House @ the Wilburton Inn. We were a group of 9, with five children, so we needed a house offering flexible sleeping arrangements and a good common area to hang out. This house exceeded all of our expectations and allowed us to have an easy, great vacation. The layout is perfect, with an open floor plan and space for all to unwind. The bedrooms are clean and spacious, with all sorts of bedding options. And as others have mentioned, the view from the deck is exceptional!

The property's location is perfect - a very short drive to all Manchester has to offer and just a few more minutes to Bromley. We really loved the Wilburton for this reason - it's just perfectly situated for whatever you may be doing on your vacation. We were skiing every day at Bromley and never tired of the drive.

We also enjoyed the idea of staying in a private home with access to the inn's facilities. It's a different experience than renting a home and being all by yourself (convenience, safety, maintenance...). And while we didn't attend, the New Year's festivities at the inn looked super fun.

To be fair, the décor is a bit dated in some regards, but I think that adds to the charm and the experience. Think 'Mad Men' on vacation and you're there. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our Green Mt House for your Vermont Vacation. We are so glad you enjoyed it! A few guests have mentioned that they feel like they've entreated a Mad Men set when they enter the house! So glad that the size of the house worked so well for your group - and it's true, you just can't beat the view from the deck. We look forward to seeing you again. Melissa
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Hoboken, NJ
5

Great house with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

Came here for MLK weekend for my sister's bachelorette with a total of 12 girls and the Green Mountain House was perfect for our needs! The house was clean and we loved the open concept living room, kitchen, and dining area. The kitchen was also fully stocked so all we had to do was bring the groceries. We were concerned that with 12 girls and the cold temperatures we would run out of hot water, but there was plenty which is definitely something worth mentioning. The only thing I would note is that the house technically sleeps 11 as one of the beds is a crib. We spoke to the front desk and they said our options would be a cot or airbed, but that the couch was probably much more comfortable than those two options so we went with that. Shortly after Ed stopped by and made sure we were all set and brought by extra linens, pillows, toiletries, etc and said he would be more than happy to set up the cot or airbed...turns out the couch is actually super comfortable! The house is an excellent location, just a short 5 min drive to everything. Overall our stay was great and I would definitely recommend this property to others!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming to join us for your bachelorette party! We're so glad you all had a great time. The open layout of the dining/living/ kitchen really makes it fun to hang out. We really appreciate you choosing our house and look forward to welcoming you back for the next happy event! Melissa
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
Wilburton Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Equinox on the Battenkill
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Renseleer, NY
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 7
Nearest Restaurant
Wilburton Inn
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Bromley
Car: necessary

Manchester Village has been charming guests for over 250 years. There is an equal abundance of:

SPORTS (skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing/ tubing/fishing on the Battekill.)

CULTURE (Southern VT Art Center, Dorset Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse, on site Museum of the Creative Process)

ADVENTURE (Bromley's Alpine Slide/ Zip Line, British School of Falconry, Land Rover Off Road Driving School, Orvis' Fly Fishing School)

SHOPPING (Manchester Designer Outlets feature Kate Spade, Polo, Coach, Brooks Brothers, Armani, TSE Cashmere, and much more.

CHARM: Covered Bridges, antiquing, the Northshire Bookstore, The Vermont Country Store

The Wilburton's hilltop estate is nearby the hub of Manchester activity and dining but truly away from it all.

1/2 a mile to Abraham Lincoln's son's history estate, Hildene.

1/2 a mile to The Equinox Hotel, spa, and pool.

3 miles to Manchester's outlet shopping.

10 miles to Bromley Mountain.

18 miles to Stratton Mountain.

Sculpture and Museum Collection on the grounds.

8 miles to Dorset Theatre.

Go for bike rides and jogs and strolls on River Road, right out our door.

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Rates & Availability

Manchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Discount Special
Jul 18 2016 - Jul 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$495
From
$695
Fri,Sat
$3,150
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$3,975
 
 
Fall Foliage Peak
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$750
From
$825
Fri,Sat
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$750
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Foliage Savings
Oct 24 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$495
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$3,750
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Pre Christmas Savings
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$495
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$2,750
 
 
Christmas - New Years /2017
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$950
$6,125
 
 
Presidents weekend 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$875
$4,500
 
 
Spring Savings
Mar 12 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$695
Fri,Sat
$3,000
$11,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Lines - towels and sheet $150 + Tax
Housekeeping fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Our security deposit is a credit card imprint of $750 when you pick up your keys. No money is taken from your card. It is torn up after our housekeepers review the house as long as there is no damages.

We waive the $150 linens fee when guests book within 48 hours of querying us.

Dogs are welcome for $125/per pet. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels stay free!

We specialize in family reunions and can offer catering and massages as additional perks.

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Amenities

Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , upstairs bedroom, perfect for kids.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin bed and wooden crib on ground floor.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom on ground floor with en ensuite full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bathroom
  • 2 large king bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. 1 room with a queen bed & 1 room with 2 double beds share a bathroom in a hall. 1 room on ground floor has a crib and twin bed and is perfect for children.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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