check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Balsam Cottage - 4br/4ba Hot Tub, Pool Table 5 Minutes to the Slopes

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 124 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 124 nights


West Dover House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 4 BR/4Bath + Den & Game Rm sleeps 10-12

Perfect location to explore southern Vermont with convenient access to skiing, hiking, biking, paddling. Five minutes to Mt. Snow, our home comfortably accommodates a large group or a couple of families with plenty of space for everyone to spread out on three levels. Enclosed indoor hot tub, pool table, foosball, darts, Wifi DSL internet connection, lots of games, puzzles, videos & books will provide fun after enjoying fun-filled days. Three separate rooms to hang out (living room, den, game room). Early/Late Check-in!

Welcoming front porch & large deck off the rear of the house. Large, one-car garage offers space for parking & storing gear. Sit around the stone fire pit roasting marshmallows & listen to the babbling steam in the private back yard. Private location on a small, quiet cul-de-sac in an area of nice homes. Easy-access on a town-maintained road with plenty of off-street parking.

Balsam Cottage - see our Shutterfly Page with Area Info

Mt Snow & Local Events: Check out Mt. Snow's calendar for current events & activities:

'On Mount Snow’s four mountain faces you’ll find tons of trails everyone in the entire family can enjoy.. With over 580 acres of skiable terrain it will be easy to find your smiley face on one of ours. Groomers, moguls, trees, or jumps it’s all here at Mount Snow – The Gateway to Vermont.

Carinthia is the East Coast’s #1 Terrain Park as voted on by Transworld Magazine, SKI Magazine, and Skiing Magazine readers. Carinthia boasts 12 full park areas loaded with rails, jumps and pipes, nearly five miles of trails, tree-skiing zone, all-natural terrain area, mini-pipe and Mount Snow’s monster superpipe'.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Greg & Marie Quill
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About Greg & Marie Quill

Our family likes to ski and snowboard, hike, go boating, kayaking, fishing. Southern Vermont and the Deerfield Valley offers all that and more.

Greg & Marie Quill purchased this house in 2008

Why Greg & Marie Quill chose Mount Snow Area

Mt. Snow offers fantastic skiing and snowboarding. We also wanted to be close by to take care of our home.

What makes this house unique

We love how close our home is to the mountain and how much room there is for everyone to spread out or gather around to play games or enjoy a nice dinner. Our home has nice, comfortable furnishings and decor, but everyone can feel relaxed and right at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed staying in your beautiful home! The setting is gorgeous. We had lots of snow which made for a perfect ski vacation. We will leave with some wonderful memories. What a great way to bring in the New Year.
Dec 2009
  • 1 of 6


based on 23 traveler reviews

Balsam Cottage - 4br/4ba Hot Tub, Pool Table 5 Minutes to the Slopes
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 29 reviews

Southern Vermont at it's best!!

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us (4 adults, 4 children) had the pleasure of staying at the cottage for the long Columbus Day weekend. Everything was as advertised, a lot of space and sleeping areas, great activities, hot tub and fully loaded kitchen. This is a can't miss place to go if you love Vermont. Convenient to everything you will need to make your trip the best it can be. Owners were very responsive and easy to get a hold of. We also got our deposit back in a timely manner. My family and I would recommend this house to anyone.

-Randy L.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed our home for your foliage getaway. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. You were wonderful guests and left our home in perfect condition.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Stay at Balsam Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our second straight year staying at Balsam Cottage and hopefully we will be back. Great location close to conveniences and with a lot of privacy, amazing weather and everything you could need to be comfortable. We hoped to see a moose like we did last year, but no such luck, only saw a porcupine!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great plcae for a relaxing summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at Balsam Cottage! The owners were really accommodating and helpful (but not over bearingly helpful). This is a great place to have a quiet summer getaway, close enough to "big" towns of Bennington and Brattleboro, small towns of Jacksonville and Wilmington. Lots of great hikes nearby including Lye Brook Falls. we even pushed north a few hours to summit Camel's Hump at sunset. It was great to have this place waiting at the end of an adventure, a nice deck to sit in the sun and a nice grill to use. An unplanned bonus was that an adolescent moose decided to stroll by on our first day, the first one I've ever seen! Great time, great house. Thanks a bunch!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Quaint Cabin perfect for a long weekend

  • 5 of 5

A group of 9 of us stayed at Balsam Cottage over the long MLK weekend. We found the instructions provided by the owner resourceful and helpful throughout our stay. The property was well cleaned and furnished upon our arrival. We took full advantage of the fire place and board games- great amenities to the property. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to ski at Mount Snow as it's also a quick 5 minute drive to the mountain.

In regards to "the step", which seemed to be the only cause for concern on some previous reviews. We didn't find this to be a huge issue. We did have a few take a little stumble but there is a clear sign hanging above the stairs cautioning everyone to watch their step. It's also outlined in the arrival instructions the owners provide prior to checking in. Keep an eye out for it and you should be fine!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. We work hard to to make sure our home is clean and comfortable for our guests.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Another great weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year in a row staying at the Cottage. We really enjoy everything about it. There was 10 of us and we had plenty of room. The house, kitchen, and appliances are always clean and easy to use. The house is less than 5 minutes from mount snow. We really love the big living room that had enough space for all of us to hang out by the fire and play games.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cute home in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The home was very cute with lots of charm. We stayed as three families with kids spanning from six to sixteen and enjoyed relaxing and hanging out in this spacious and fun home.

The downsides are...the steps going upstairs and downstairs are a total hazard and three of us fell down a few steps and could have been badly hurt (not sure why they wouldn't want to fix this), the top bunk bed is not stable enough to sleep in, the game room only offers a vcr, no darts for the dartboard, Master bath is tiny, full beds are small for grown ups, pots werent great and there were no deadbolts on any of the doors. The Fireplace had smoke baking up into the house even worth the flue open. The light switches are a pain to figure out and temp isn't the easiest to regulate but all that being said, it is really a nice place to hang out.

The owner was readily available for help and even texted me during our stay.

We unf. did not enjoy Mount snow that much. The food was terrible and despite advertisements for live music we couldn't find it anywhere :(

Luckily, we bonded as a family! :) hope this helps!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1



Our home is located in the Mt. Snow Valley, a quintessential Vermont destination just 25 minutes from Brattleboro. Only 5 minutes to the slopes, restaurants, and nightlife at Mt Snow. Stratton, Bromley & Magic Mountain are just a short drive away. The nearby villages of Wilmington's, Newfane, Grafton offer quaint shops & restaurants. Close to the VAST snowmobile trails & cross-country skiing, sleigh rides. During the summer, enjoy boating and fishing on Harriman Reservoir. Somerset Reservoir offers peaceful kayaking & canoeing. Deerfield River for white-water rafting or tubing. Golfing at any of the areas mountain resorts. Our home puts you in the heart of it all.

Other Activities: Boating on Harriman Reservoir, Kayak & canoeing on Somerset, Tubing/rafting on the Deerfield River


Rates & Availability

West Dover House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer & Fall
May 9 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Seaon
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 3 2017
124 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Mid-week Winter Special: $1,250++ 3 nights! (non-holiday)
Holiday & Special Events Rate = $800/per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


West Dover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2616 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower
  • Toilet Paper and Hand Soap Provided. No problem getting ready with 4 full bathrooms! Guests should bring their own towels, toiletries, shampoo, and shower soap.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , walk-in closet, en-suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Game Room (Lower Level) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Sofa Futon
    Bedroom 4 (Lower Level) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , One twin is a bunk bed above a double/full sized futon
  • Sleeps 9-10 comfortably in beds. Futon offers sleeping for 2 additional guests. Comfortable mattresses, fresh linens and lots of comforters, quilts, and blankets will assure a comfy night's sleep.
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fully equipped kitchen with crock pot, waffle maker, salad spinner, baking pans, lots of spices, oils & condiments, cookbooks.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties