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Headwaters-Very secluded, quiet, mountain views, babbling brook, country living

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 11 (main house 3 bed 3.5 baths)

32 forested acres bordering 2000' of the Mettowee River. Vintage-Adirondack glass and timber frame home. A private distance behind stands a three bay carriage house with a Grizzly Adams studio apartment and deck, fifty feet from the rocky brook. All is located at the end of the town maintained meandering dirt road in rarefied Dorset Hollow. The spacious lodge consists of old and new. It comprises a gourmet state of the art kitchen with breakfast nook, steam shower, double and single jacuzzi tubs, radiant heat, massive river rock Rumford fireplace, old brick fireplace in Tavern room. Nestle in front of the fireplace. From the bedroom bluestone terrace watch the sun set, the night descend and the Vermont moon rise over the mountain. Listen to the babbling brook, the hoot owls, and enjoy the starry, starry nights. Hike, walk or bike on nearly isolated dirt roads in 'The Hollow'. The carriage house apartment contains a full kitchen, queen & double beds, full bath and delightful deck.

Property Manager
Ira Wickes Please call 802-867-0291 for faster booking results and information.
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Headwaters-Very secluded, quiet, mountain views, babbling brook, country living
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property is simply stunning. Wonderful hosts.

The Alves Family

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, not the cleanest

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the carriage house over Columbus Day weekend, and the property is truly beautiful. The carriage house was a great size for my husband, daughter, dog and myself. That being said, the space was not adequately cleaned. Upon arrival we discovered mouse droppings on the kitchen counters, stove, dish drying mats and floor. The floors appeared to have been swept with a broom, but the rugs had crumbs and hair all over. Cobwebs and dead insects could be found in corners and almost all window sills. The entry to the space is through the garage and the fumes form the garage could be smelled in the space. Not an easy fix I am sure, but perhaps a more substantial door with a better seal. The vast majority of the large windows have no treatments. Including the bathroom. This made night time showers very uncomfortable as the shower is directly in front of the window. While we were staying on the property, there were other renters in the main house and it felt a bit uncomfortable with the amount of exposure. We were charged a cleaning fee, yet at the end of the stay, were expected to do all of the laundry. So the morning of departure, when we would have liked to have headed out early and catch a few sights before beginning our drive home, I had four loads of laundry to do. The small washer meant each bed had to be laundered separately and bath and kitchen towels also required two loads. Pillows were unbelievably lumpy and there was no hand soap in the bathroom. All in all, the property has tremendous potential, but needs to be maintained more diligently.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A spectacular home.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting here, everything was as advertised and more. Our intention was to relax and enjoy, and we did.

We do a lot of traveling and have never stayed in a house as well stocked as this one. I enjoy cooking and was impressed with the ample work space and gourmet chef amenities in this massive kitchen. This is the best equipped, most friendly house we've ever rented.

The owners bent over backwards to ensure our privacy and comfort. They thought of everything right down to radiant floor heating, steam shower, jetted tubs, comfortable beds & linens and an ample supply of firewood.

One day during our week long stay the outside temp dropped as low as 16F below zero (and a blizzard), but we didn't notice. The dog and I were warm & cozy inside by the massive fireplace (and loved the radiant heated floors) while my husband and son went skiing. Bromley Mtn. and Stratton Mtn. Resort are only minutes away. I ventured into the quaint town of Dorset and shopped the Manchester Designer Outlets once the weather settled. An ideal location to do everything on our vacation bucket list.

Thank you Ira & Ester for sharing your absolutely magnificent property with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house was built over a four year period with much thought and love pounded into each board. The same thought and love is extended to every one of our guests. It is our intent to make their stay enjoyable and to make this special place a home away from home.
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Chicopee, Massachusetts

Clean, well-stocked, secluded, impressive compound

  • 5 of 5

Awesome House. Neat situation with second living quarters above garage. Ira and Ester were very pleasant and helpful. No cell service was a surprise. Land line on site. Kitchen was very stocked and very modern. Main room with cathedral ceiling and wood fire place. Worked great for group hang outs due to rainy week. We rented the whole compound. If you don't rent it all you may have owners or others staying right close on site. Went hiking in rear of property. Excellent hike but not easy at all. Summit had limited to no views. Backyard was great for yard games and grilling. Fire pit centrally located in center. Wifi was clutch with no cell service. Still able to send Iphone texts on site with wifi. Close to town and all the stores you could need. I would definitely recommend this property. Stream located adjacent to property wasn't much to speak of but this was of course the dry season in August. Look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have ex Marines celebrate their annual get together at our home. Semper Fedelas to all those who have fought for this great country of ours. From one WW2 Navy veteran.
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Stayed for our Honeymoon...definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, my wife and I stayed at the Carriage House for a week and we absolutely loved it. Such a beautiful large room, wood-burning fireplace, full size kitchen. It was amazing. The large windows gave us such a gorgeous view of the trees and nature, and the babbling brook was a lovely sound in the morning.

The place was clean, well-maintained, and stocked with everything we needed to do life for a week. And the town of Dorset is so lovely to experience.

It was secluded and private, which we totally loved, and the whole surrounding area provided the rest and rejuvenation we needed after such a crazy wedding season. We loved meeting Esther and Skip: they were very respectful of our space while kindly offering help when we needed it.

Having the place to ourselves was such a gift---it was refreshing to get some time alone and the freedom to have your own place for a week. We had loads of fun cooking meals, sitting by the fire, relaxing on the deck, and taking beautiful walks. All in all---an incredible spot.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity at its finest!

  • 4 of 5

My husband decided to suprise me for our 7th anniversary (don't let that fool you we are senior citizens). I had no idea where he was taking me and when I walked up the stairs to our carriage house as soon as I saw our special piece of heaven I cried! It was gorgeous- the details amazing. The carriage house was incredibly clean and everything we could have possibly wanted was there for us. I couldn't stop looking at and touching the beautiful wood, listening to the babbling brook outside & BREATHING FRESH AIR!! At night it was another piece of heaven when we snuggled under the down filled comforter and the down pillows as we looked out the windows at the stars. We slept like babies! Ester and Ira were kind enough to give us a tour of the main house (their home) and once again we were mesmerized by the beauty & the detail they put into this home. Ester & Ira are such a lovely & delightful couple. It was like going back in time as they shared their story of creating this masterpiece. If you are blessed enough to be able to make a trip like this & meet Ester & Ira you will never regret it. My husband and I both work in the field of drug & alcohol addiction/ he a faith based ministry and I work in a womens state prison- we were thrilled that we didnt have cell phone reception and only had to go a short distance down the road if we felt the need to call someone- which we didn't :-) It was heaven not to hear a phone ringing at all hours of the night... total silence and we actually slept in which we never do at home! God Bless Ester & Ira for their gift to the world!! We have never met two harder working people, they are extremely intelligent and a delight to listen to! We are certainly hoping to come back again to this incredible homey get-a-way and touch heaven one more time! Joe & Rose Tarquinio Erie PA

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
RT 30
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Dorset Inn
Nearest Ski
16 Miles

Marble quarry for summer swimming, Dorset Playhouse, Golf coarse, Country estates, shopping outlets,


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

This property has a main house and a separate carriage house and both can be rented together or separately.
Pricing is negotiable

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Available arrival
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Dorset Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , steam shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , clawfoot tub
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jaccuzi tub
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has a steam shower and a jacuzzi tub with changing lights for two. Old fashion claw-foot soaking tub in other bedroom suit plus tumbled marble shower. Hall bathroom has jacuzzi tub plus shower. Carriage house has shower and full bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bunkroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Carriage studio - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Bunkroom sleeps 2, Two bedrooms with private bath, bedroom with twin beds. The carriage house studio has one double and one queen bed and can sleep 3
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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