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3-bed, 2-b home in the heart of ski country! Last-minute deals always available

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The SNOWS NEST is a short term rental vacation home available year round in Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. No matter the season, this is your base for weddings, graduations, reunions, cultural activities or athletic competitions, sports, or as just a fresh air getaway for you and family/friends.

Play hard, eat well, sleep at night with that wonderful tired feeling that only time in the out-of-doors can bring you. Relax and reconnect, with yourself, with family, with friends. Be silly, have fun, unplug that phone, leave all the day in, day out routine behind. Refresh, recharge, regress! Tell the adult in you to take a hike! (really ...)

The Snows Nest is planned to have everything you need. Just pack your clothes, pick up some groceries and you're all set. The house is fully equipped, not only with necessities, but with books, games, videos, toys and yes, a blender. Three good-sized bedrooms sleep six, two bathrooms, air conditioning, large rear deck with with a full retractable awning, covered front porch, fully furnished, 3.5 acres with diurnal pond (good for frogs, not for swimming). Off beautiful Common Road east of town. Views to the west. Please look at the pictures, as they say it all, it's very livable. Our home is designed for YEAR ROUND fun and relaxation; for family and social gatherings.

Open floor plan, warm tones, radiant heat floors, gas-burning fireplace. Appliances include gas stove, d/w, microwave, full w/d. Air conditioning.

This house has been continually upgraded every year since we bought in 2008. Even if you've been before, chances are you'll find something new.

If you MUST work while on vacation, we offer DSL Internet with WIFI for your own computer.


We strongly discourage smoking, but if you must, outdoors ONLY, and dispose of butts appropriately.

We regret that the longest stay we can offer is six weeks, and would not include full months in the winter, as we use the house ourselves occasionally. We welcome inquiries from three nights to six weeks.

Keywords: single-family, home, ski, nature, foliage, outdoor, family, pet, dog, peaceful, getaway, sports, wedding, reunion, graduation, reunion, arts, athletics.

More Details

SM Reilly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About SM Reilly

Cosmo, Moxie, and I welcome you. Animals rule! We love well-behaved, flea-free pets with the exception of some dog breeds (sorry, our insurance requires it). We realize there are good dogs and bad dogs out there of every breed, but the following breeds are generally acknowledged to carry the greatest risk ...pit bulls, akitas, rottweilers, chow chows, presa canarios, or any wolf/dog combination. Mixed breeds are fine (who doesn't love a mutt).

SM Reilly purchased this house in 2008

Why SM Reilly chose Sugarbush Mountain

No better place on the planet than the State of Vermont! Sure, great skiing, but great all year round with the wonderful outdoors yours for hiking, biking, fishing, tennis/golf, birdwatching, long hikes, kicking back on the east porch or the west deck, we just can't list it all ... get away from the daily grind, Vermont will help you hit your reset button!

What makes this house unique

We don't aim to be the fanciest house, but then, do you want to tiptoe through a showcase property, or let your kids and dogs off their leashes? We DO aim for comfort, convenience and fun. The entire house is planned to be a walk in/walk out operation - just pack your suitcase, and stop at the grocery store, everything else you need is here already. It is clean, and furnished specifically for family and social gatherings. Enjoy the unspoiled and varied scenery for dog walking, biking, or just kick back on the front or back decks and watch the wildlife. Waitsfield can cover all your shopping needs. Sorry, no rentals longer than six weeks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Overall rating of overall rental experience is a 10 out of a possible 10. [Why?] It is a lovely, comfortable home. It was a comfort for our tired bodies after skiing!

We would love a couple of a chairs on the decks - ones that can stay out in the snow.

It's a great location nd you have lovely neighbors [the neighbors have horses who like carrots from strangers].

Overall value for the money spent 10 out of 10 where 10 is "excellent."
Feb 2011
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Waitsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , One the 1st floor, shower was built for very tall people.
  • Upstairs bathroom has an enormous tub and shower. Downstairs shower stall accommodates people up to 6' 8".
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunkbeds with ladder
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra-long twins easily convert to a King size bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge room, space for crib easily, or the rollaway single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra longs - good for TALL people and easily convertible to a King, Bunk Beds (1) Sturdy maple, with ladder and removable guard for upper bunk, so little ones are safe. Baby Cribs (1) - We offer a "Pack 'n Play." There is a rollaway single.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unless you are looking for KFC, Olive Garden or MacDonald's, the Mad River Valley has pretty much anything you could want with spa massage therapy, boutique coffee shops, tasting rooms, art galleries, local theatre in two venues, organic food shops, and the mundane but sometimes necessary gas station, hardware store, garden center, etc. A very cool movie theater. Check it out!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

3-bed, 2-b home in the heart of ski country! Last-minute deals always available
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews

Quaint, well furnished house with fantastic view of the Mad River Valley

  • 5 of 5

I've rented this house several seasons. It is beautify, well furnished, and provides excellent proximity to Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. The area is quite rural, and wonderfully quiet. Its the perfect get away, while being close to some of the best resorts Vermont has to offer. Importantly, the WIFI is excellent and our whole family had no bandwidth issues....

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for Thansgiving weekend. It was perfect for our family with young children. Fully equipped for a proper Thansgiving feast and great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for New Years 2017 and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Highly recommended for anyone going to the Mad River Valley. Tucked in the woods, the house is perfect for a getaway and is only a few minutes from downtown Waitsfield and about 15 from the mountains. Thank you so much for letting us stay there!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Hartland, CT

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Beautiful property and home! Clean and well equipped! Dog friendly! Nice and responsive owner! What more could you ask for? We will return for sure. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Lafayette, IN

Wonderful Place in the Heart of VT Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Snow's Nest for the days leading up to and after my VT wedding. It was absolutely PERFECT!! The home is well equipped with kitchen and bathroom essentials. The showers were hot and had great pressure. The beds and furniture were super comfy and the large porch off the back of the house was perfect for sitting, reading and dining. The location was also ideal, a short drive to Waitsfield and also to the trail head of several beautiful hiking spots! We'd definitely come back again!! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smithfield, Rhode island

Definitely a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We are senior citizens who just returned from a 2 week stay at "Snow's Nest". Not only is the house well equipped but as repeat renters we noted many things that had been updated and refreshed. The setting offers privacy and quiet with flowers and shade trees, but many tourist attractions are less than an hour's drive away. The expression "Shop Local" will take on new meaning when you visit the Waitsfield Farmer's Market or any of the businesses in town; folks are friendly and helpful. For anyone who has not been in Vermont in the summer - swimming holes in the Mad River are for all ages; you will drive through the Bridge St. covered bridge many times and we recommend parking and walking a short way to watch the activity under the bridge!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Waitsfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring into Summer
Mar 17 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $140
Tax Rate 9.0%

* Holiday Rates (higher) May Apply

* Please contact Owner, we are responsive to requests. We prefer email to vs. trying to correspond and book through this site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sugarbush or Mad River Glen

Many artisanal farming activities in/around the Mad River Valley; beekeeping, pig farming, dairy, cheese-making, falconry experience, etc.

Lots of cultural and educational activities. Music and arts festivals. BIG weekly farmer's market. All kinds of outdoor activities for every season of the year (fishing/swimming/skiing/ hiking/boating/walking/bird watching/ The Appalachian Trail/ snowmobiling/ on and on ...)


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