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1 BR Carriage House + 2 BR Suite nr Equinox Hotel - Location, Location, Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 BR Detached Unit, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3) and 2 BR Apartment, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3-4)

Skinner Cottage includes a 1-bedroom Carriage House and a 2-bedroom apartment (the third floor) of the historic (1802) Skinner House, home to Richard Skinner, the ninth Governor of Vermont. It has private entrances, off-street parking, and is very close to (just 2 doors from) the Equinox Hotel and Resort.

Our Carriage House is the second floor of the historic Carriage House. It too has a private entrance, off-street parking and is very close to the Equinox Hotel and Resort. The 800 square foot 1-bedroom suite-apartment (and pull-out couch in the family room) has a lovely view of gardens and the Equinox Mountain.

Our 1,200 square foot 2-bedroom suite-apartment (the 3rd floor of our Main House) has a view of lovely gardens and the Equinox Mountain, and historic Main Street.

Skinner House and the Equinox Hotel & Resort are on picturesque historic Main Street, Vermont's most quintessential village street scene, lined with spectacular maple trees and beautiful historic houses.

Guests can stroll along the 'million dollar marble walkway' of Manchester Main Street to shops, restaurants, and points of interests.

Keywords: Suite - Apartment

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About The Owner

Beautifully restored by retired educators who once owned a local historic (1779) inn, home to Ethan and Ira Allen, famous Green Mountain Boys. Skinner House continues to meet and serve our guests in a beautiful four season resort community.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Manchester Village

We have a passion for the Manchester area and community. Manchester caters to a diverse community ... from ski rentals to wedding parties at the Equinox Hotel & Resort ... from all-year outlet shoppers to golfers, attending our major Summer horse event, the car and floral shows, amazing blazing foliage season, the long slow cool Summer, vibrant Spring and great Winter skiing and good times around the fire ... Manchester is a full 4 Season Resort community. Skinner House is very well received by our guests. Many have returned to stay with us each year. We hope you enjoy it.

What makes this condo unique

Skinner Cottage is very well located on Manchester's most beautiful Main street, is a historic home, well situated next to the Equinox Hotel & Resort with its outstanding facilities including world class spa and restaurants, minutes from even more excellent restaurants, cafes, taverns and shopping, only minutes walk to two golf courses and tennis facilities and only a short drive to skiing. Being in Southern Vermont, Manchester and Skinner Cottage are well situated to explore a wide range of all-season and seasonal Vermont vacation activities. Even a walk up and down the million dollar marble sidewalks of Main Street - on which Skinner Cottage is primely located - we think you will agree, will take you to another time!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Connie was an excellent tenant (for nearly 2 years) and like a teacher before her (over 2 years) and other months' long renters (3 in the last 8 years) have really enjoyed the privacy, location, security, safety, comfort and cleanliness of our Skinner Cottage 1-bedroom Carriage House.
Nov 2016
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Manchester Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Each rental apartment (the Carriage House and the 3rd floor Main House apartment-suite) has a full bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Carriage House - 1BR with pull-out couch in living room
  • 3rd floor 2BR apartment-suite - Queen size Bed (1), Single Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Equinox Hotel and Resort, golf course, spa, tennis, walking & hiking trails, and restaurants within 100 yards and walking distance. As noted, all dishes, utensils, and bedroom and bathroom linens are provided (for 2 persons for the Carriage House rental, and for 4 persons for the 2-bedroom apartment rental in the Main House).


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1 BR Carriage House + 2 BR Suite nr Equinox Hotel - Location, Location, Location
average rating of 4.75 based on 11 reviews

We enjoyed it very much!

  • 5 of 5

Close to Equinox and the village. So convenient!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Quiet, Clean, and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house is pretty much perfect! Set back from the road, it's very quiet and private. It's clean, well appointed with nice towels and linens, and the decor is Vermont-y without being overly quaint and falling victim to the bed-and-breakfast affliction of looking like an insane dollhouse. David is very nice, and easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the little carriage house & Manchester. The property was nice and Dave/ proprietor was excellent to work with and made sure we had everything we needed to make for a comfortable stay( we were there for 30 days). Craig the care taker is totally awesome!!! We hope to come again next year if available!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of our favorite places to stay in Vermont

  • 5 of 5

My husband I have stayed at the Carriage House at Skinner Cottage several every season. Winter, spring, summer, fall... I property offers us access to all that the Manchester area has to offer. We especially like the proximity to the Equinox Hotel, just 3 houses away. We enjoy gng over for a nightcap at the Falcon Bar at the Equinix and weather permitting enjoying that dink sitting outside around the quartz fire put which faces the Mt. Equinix summit.

The spa at the Equinox is a great place to go after a long day of hiking or cross country skiing and is once again just a few steps away from this lovely, cozy property.

The property itself is warm and cozy, and is always extremely clean. We have prepared many meals in the small, but well-appointed kitchen. After a day of snow-shoeing or cross country skiing at Hildene or Wild Wings, there's nothing better than coming back to the Carriage House, flipping on the gas fireplace and enjoying a glass of red wine and a game of backgammon.

A previous review noted that there are only two sets of towels available to guests, even if you are there for an extended stay. The first time we stayed there for more than a couple of days we had access to an on site washer/dryer and we simply washed the towels ourselves as we needed to. Access to washer/dryer is no longer available so for extended stays you may want to bring an extra towel of your own.

Also, the location of this property with views if Mt Equinox is amazing, but in the summer there is no place to sit outside this 2nd floor property and have a glass of wine and enjoy the view. This is a minor inconvenience but after a long hike on a summer day the opportunity to sit outside either on a small patio or deck would be great.

The owner (Dave) and caretaker (Craig) are extremely responsive to any questions or concerns and do everything possible help you feel "at home". If they added couple of cozy chairs and a little better cozier lighting in the living room they might have guests who never want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice and constructive review Phoebe. In response to some of your great ideas ... we will add a set of spare towels for all renters use (for longer stays we offer bedding and linens laundry for a fee, much as hotel do), we recently replaced a high-back chair (that a previous renter had a good comment about improving upon) in the living room with an extremely comfortable mission style recliner (it's really awesome:), and, as a reminder, the front porch and furniture of the Main House (my favorite spot of the house) is available for all our renters to use (and you raise a good point that most of our renters use the outdoor facilities of the Equinox Hotel & Resort much as their guests/visitors do, while still having our private & larger Main House apartment and Carriage House to return to). We very much hope you do stay more & more !:-) and enjoy your "home away from home".
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We LOVED the Carriage House!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for beautiful Manchester Village, close to wonderful restaurants, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing. Bright and spacious and quiet Carriage House felt like our home...wonderful to come home to at the end of the day...fully equipped kitchen with table overlooking garden with stone wall, cozy gas-burning wood stove, comfy bed. Have already booked for next winter!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsboro, NC

Excellent rental

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in the Carriage House for four nights. Roomy, clean, and great views of the gardens. Kitchen is small but well equipped. All kitchen appliances and utensils were in very good condition, except the knives which need sharpening. Comfortable bed. Window AC in the bedroom which is noisy, but makes for a comfortable nights sleep on a hot night. Need a second night stand on the right of the bed. One was there when the pics were taken. Also, the two rockers shown in the pics would be preferable to the single wing chair that is now in the living room.

The antique refrigerator in the kitchen is used for storage of plates, etc. This unit makes for a crowded entrance to the kitchen, has limited storage space and is not in keeping with the uncluttered decor. Better to use the space in the dining area for a storage cabinet.

Only one set of towels for each of us for four days. Plenty of storage in the living room that could hold extra towels. Light bulbs out in dining room and bedroom. No welcoming information such as info on recycling, whether we could use the patio, check out time, and the function of the LG unit in living room.

The VRBO site is confusing as they are renting two units, over the carriage garage and a 3rd floor apartment. The site gives little info on what is included such as kitchen items (toaster, microwave, coffee maker, etc.). We did not realize until we arrived that there was a link to more information on the bottom of the VRBO site. This link shows more pics and gives historical information. Pics on this site and the VRBO site are not current. They need to create VRBO site for each rental with links to each other.

Stairs are steep and would not be good for a handicapped or elderly person.

These are suggestions for improvement. This is still a great place to stay and we recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and recommendation of our Carriage House. Your kind words as well as your suggestions are much appreciated, very good and will help us to keep our Carriage House clean, tidy, comfortable and even better equipped for future renters.
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Manchester Village, on historic Main Street, very close to(same side of street, 2 houses from) Equinox Hotel & Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.