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Family-friendly Vermont Getaway

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 14-18

This historic, large carriage barn has been our family retreat for over 25 years. The warmth of the home is undeniable: from the original wood plank floors, to the cozy wood-burning stove, to the kid-friendly upstairs loft, to the breathtaking view of the Green Mountains - you will feel right at home. Our style is Vermont country chic, with comfy couches, quality mattresses, a big kitchen (renovated in 2015!), a jacuzzi tub and all the amenities you could ask for in a house rental, including:

• Wood-burning stove with firewood

• Free wi-fi

• Quality stereo system: a record player with over 100 LPs, iPod hookup

• 3 bathrooms: 2 bathtubs & 3 showers (1 is handicap accessible)

• Washer/dryer

• Large backyard

• Full range of kitchen appliances, cookware and utensils: outdoor gas grill, blender, juicer, griddle, coffee maker, espresso maker, dishwasher

• Outdoor fire pit

• Foosball table

• One bedroom is downstairs, far from the other bedrooms upstairs. Good for those unable to climb stairs.

• Large amount of children's toys, books and games

• Children's items available upon request: highchair, pack n' play, crib

• Baby-proof features: covered electrical outlets, baby gates on stairwells, and safety latches on cabinets with hazardous cleaning products.

• Two bedrooms have cable television, and the master bedroom also has a DVD player.

• Cable TV is also in the kitchen and upstairs loft. Amazon Fire Sticks on all 4 TVs.

Built in 1890 by Robert Todd Lincoln's best friend and law partner, the Edward S. Isham House is only 1.5 miles from the heart of Manchester Village with its charming boutiques and galleries. Walk down the marble sidewalks of Manchester to enjoy excellent restaurants, a wonderful bookstore, perfect cafes, and some of the finest outlet shopping available anywhere. The Isham House is nestled in the valley between the 3,816 foot Mount Equinox and the imposing Green Mountains. From the front door of the Isham House, you can go hiking up and around Mt. Equinox. Within a short drive, you can go biking, kayaking, or fly-fishing on the famous Battenkill River. Located on the main road passable in all weather, the Isham House is only a 10 minute drive from Bromley and 20 minutes away from Stratton ski area. If you prefer, walk around the corner to Hildene -- Robert Todd Lincoln's estate -- and take a tour of its lovely Georgian mansion, or go cross country skiing through its groomed trails and finish with a hot chocolate in its quaint warming hut.

As hosts, we will welcome you as family. We provide you with recommendations for local eats, shops, sights and countless activities.

Here is the breakdown of the bedrooms:

First floor -

Bedroom (off of the kitchen): 1 queen bed - sleeps 2

Second floor -

Blue bedroom: 1 full, 1 twin - sleeps 3

Green bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twins (bunk bed) - sleeps 4

Master bedroom: 1 king - sleeps 2

In the loft: 3 twins (bunk bed+ trundle) - sleeps 3

More Details

Lilli Weisz
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Lilli Weisz

My husband, Jed, and I live in Chicago, IL. I am a digital organizer, and Jed is an independent school administrator. We love to hike in Vermont with our kids and standard poodle, Rufus, and look for out of the way swimmin' holes. Jed's family has owned the Isham house since 1991, when it was a run-down working barn. Jed's father Bernie could see the building's 'good bones' and renovated it to it's current beauty. We take a tremendous amount of pride and joy in offering it to other families to enjoy.

Lilli Weisz purchased this barn in 1991

Why Lilli Weisz chose Manchester Village

We converted the Isham House into a home because the area offered us a rare mix of outdoor activities, culture, history, and outlet shopping.

What makes this barn unique

You can walk to the trails of Mt. Equinox from the front door. We are on the main road and are only a 5 minute drive from town. The house is large enough to sleep 14 people but cozy enough for a perfect Vermont weekend getaway!


Manchester Village Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We strongly encourage guests to keep their dogs leashed in the backyard and it is not fenced in.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Handicapped accessible
  • The Master Bathroom has a jacuzzi bathtub for weary bones and original plank floors. The Upstairs Bathroom has a new tile floor and a fully stocked towel closet. The Downstairs Bathroom is handicapped accessible with support bars on the walls and in the shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , King
    The Blue Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 Full and 1 Twin
    The Green Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 Twins (bunk beds) and 1 Queen. Crib available upon request
    Loft Bunk Beds - 3 twin/ single , 1 Bunk Bed with a trundle bed underneath
  • The Downstairs Bedroom is tasteful, comfortable, and private with wonderful light and original pine floors. The Master Bedroom is a large, well appointed room with a wrought-iron headboard and an adjacent office space. The Blue Bedroom is a calm space, with a built-in bench for staring out at the mountains. The Green Bedroom is light and airy with a full closet (and crib available upon request). The bunk beds in the loft are not in a closed off bedroom but are a good option for children. The master and downstairs bedrooms have cable television, and the Master Bedroom also has a DVD player.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The Isham House has a number of baby-proof features: covered electrical outlets, baby gates on stairwells, and safety latches on cabinets with hazardous cleaning products.


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Family-friendly Vermont Getaway
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
Washington, CT

Super duper bowl weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house as we have had several times in the past. The only thing I would suggest is that the access to the interrnet needs to be improved. Since we couldn't get online the whole time we were there.! Other than that it was quite splendid!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great home with great space

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding home for a visit to the Manchester/Bromley/Stratton ski areas. Plenty of room with lots of common space for larger groups. Large well appointed kitchen with lots of dishes/pots/utensils for larger groups as well. Slightly out of town so you have your peace and quiet but just a 5 minute drive to the restaurants and shops and 15 minutes to Bromley. Great dealing with the owner and highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house a few years ago and loved it so much, we came back. Since our last stay, the kitchen was beautifully remodeled. There is plenty of room for guests, games, toys, and books for everyone to enjoy, and a wood burning stove to keep warm on those below-zero days! The weather was too cold for us to spend much time outside so we enjoyed the comfort of this house plenty! Great communication with the owners, especially with the blizzard coming through the day before our arrival. We greatly appreciated that!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Edward Isham House for 5 nights over Christmas weekend. There were 6 adults. The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. Everything was easy and intuitive. The owners Lilli and Jed were great to deal with and helped with our one hiccup when we checked in. We wanted a warm cozy place to share some time with our family and The Ish was perfect. We even had a very white Christmas with a lot of snow and were plowed out by the owners' contractor. No problem. We'd recommend this place but particularly good for a larger group or family. We hope to return some time. That says it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for families!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the Edward Isham house three times so far because we love it so much! They renovated the kitchen since our last stay & it's beautiful. The house is stocked with everything that you need (ie. spices, garbage bags, shampoo,..). It makes packing much easier.

We skied Bromley one day and went sleigh riding & shopping the next. The location is perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Stamford, CT

Fantastic house to bring everyone together!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend with four families! The house accommodated all of us perfectly. This wonderful house has great bedrooms and large common rooms. Kids enjoyed the upstairs room with foos ball table. Adults enjoyed time on super comfy couches in the living room. We chilled by the fire and listen to the awesome record collection. The large kitchen was my favorite. We definitely needed that to prep and feed our little army. You can't beat the location. The house is located in a big town with many restaurants, stores, and supermarket. The mountains were near by. We enjoyed many many laughs and couldn't ask for a more perfect place. The owners are fantastic! They quickly answered all my questions and replied to all of my needs. Thank you again Jed and Lilli.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The Historic Edward S. Isham Carriage House sits on Historic Route 7A in the town of Manchester. Because of its rural location, it is sometimes difficult to find the Isham House on GPS or Google maps. To see its exact location, Google 'Ormsby Hill Inn' in Manchester. The Isham House is directly adjacent to the inn (approximately 150 yards to the north).

Other Activities: Canoe and kayaking, Outlet shopping

Golf: There are two remarkable golf courses near the Isham House. Gleneagles, owned by the Equinox Resort, is a links style course that is beautifully maintained. Stratton Mountain also boasts a course that has hosted LPGA events in recent years.

Ski: The Isham House is smack dab in the middle of ski country. Stratton Mountain -- known for its deluxe facilities, gondola to a 4500 foot summit, and sun bowl -- is a 20 minute drive away. Bromley, a resort renowned for the quality of its ski instruction and challenging terrain, is less than 15 minutes from the house. Magic Mountain and Okemo are also options nearby.

Hildene -- adjacent to the Isham House -- offers groomed trails for cross country skiing. Having undergone an extensive renovation on the last few years, Hildene is an excellent destination for those who like to keep their skis on flat ground.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50
Housekeeping $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please contact owner to confirm rates.

An additional $50 security deposit is required when bringing pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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