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Great Village location to enjoy all the summer events in the Mancheste area.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautifully appointed 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Arlington Village

Summer is the busiest and most enjoyable season in southern Vermont. All the great activities and events can be enjoyed from out lovely village home in Arlington. With mountain views from almost every angle, our fully furnished home, located in the heart of Arlington Village is a perfect setting for a weekend away or even a week of relaxing and enjoying the Vermont lifestyle.

With an updated kitchen for entertaining, and family gatherings, spacious living areas, plus comfortable bedrooms easily accommodating 6 people, our home provides you with plenty of options for four season enjoyment. There are two full baths, one renovated, with double sinks and tub/shower combination, the other with lovely old clawfoot soaking tub plus a powder room on the first floor. One bedroom/bath is a separate suite which provides added privacy for couples as well as families. Each bedroom has a window air conditioner. Decorated eclectically with family treasures, lovely artwork and antiques. Large, inviting fireplaced living room accommodates adult and kids activities. Spacious screened porch ideal for summer evenings or warm fall days. Separate dining room allows for formal dining. The lovely gardens, mountain views and well kept lawn makes the home welcoming and inviting.

The close proximity to the Arlington rec park(across the street) and the Battenkill River provide outdoor entertainment for all ages. The Rec park has a par 3 golf course, baseball, tennis, swimming hole, ice skating, cross country skiing and access to the Battenkill River for fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Bordering the Battenkill River and surrounded by the mountains.

Other local activities include:

Skiing at Bromley is just 15 mikes away and a great water slide for summer fun. Cross country skiing at a number of locations locally. There is also skating, and snow shoeing. The Southern Vermont Art Center which offers art for sale, a small museum, and concerts in the summer. The Manchester Music Festival continues its concert series through out the year. Of course there is great shopping at the Manchester outlets year round. there is swimming at the Shaftsbury State Park. Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln's former home, is great for history buffs.

In the spring and summer months, enjoy all the numerous activites in the area including the Southern Vermont Horse Show (6 weeks), out door concerts, summer theater at the Dorset Playhouse and Weston Play House, the concerts at the Perfomring Arts Center at the Southern Vermont Art Center, art shows, crafts shows, swimming and boating at the Shafstbury State Park, hiking at the Equinox Preserve. Fine dining at the numerous local restaurants including the Arlington Inn, West Mountain Inn and Jonathan's Table(spring and summer only) right in Arlington is generally available all year.. The list goes on and on. See local websites for more details!

More Details

Maryalice Widness
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Maryalice Widness

My husband and I live in Bloomfield, Connecticut. I sell real estate and my husband is the Town Manager for the Town of Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Maryalice Widness purchased this house in 2008

Why Maryalice Widness chose Arlington

I grew up in Vermont and my husband worked there after graduating from college so we decided to look there when we wanted to purchase a second home. We decided we wanted to live in a place where we could walk to things and be close to the kinds of activites we enjoy here in Connecticut like music and art, shopping and fine dining. The Manchester area was the logical choice for us because it was not too far from Connecticut and had many fo the same benefits.

What makes this house unique

We knew we wanted to be close to Manchester but we did not want to live there. It was too expensive and not 'Vermont' enough for us. Thus we choose Arlington. We also wanted a property that had good rental potential and this property accomplished that. We love how old this house was and yet it had an updated kitchen. We also love the charm and the size of the rooms. We can have a large crowd in this house and no one feels cramped. We walk to the library, to the rec center, the 7/11 and Church all the time and sometimes to dinner at the Arlington Inn.. There is a nice sense of community in the Village which we really enjoy. The house is just perfect for us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was perfect and we enjoyed our paddle trip on the river. I had a wonderful birthday dinner at the Arlington Inn. We look forward to visiting again. Thanks so much.
Jun 2010
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Arlington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Baths are both functional, charming, and well equiped. Main bath has double sinks. Photos of baths available upon request.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three separate bedrooms on second floor with two full baths, one with an antique clawfoot tub and one with a tub/shower combination. One of the queen-sized bedrooms is adjacent to a bath with the tub only and is a private suite. The spacious master bedroom has a desk area/quiet space. The twin bedroom is a warm cozy room suitable for children or adults. There is also an inflatable queen-sized cot for additional sleeping.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Our house is very warm and comfy, well appointed but not fancy. The views are wonderful and it is very conveniently located. The rec center is great for children of all ages.The house is an ideal setting for families, or couples looking for a time away in a beautiful but convenient setting.


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Great Village location to enjoy all the summer events in the Mancheste area.
average rating of 4.894737 based on 24 reviews
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Quaint house with lots of room and character

  • 5 of 5

Four of us drove up from Philly on a Friday night and had to, unfortunately, leave after our second day of skiing at Stratton on Sunday. So, we only had two nights at Mary Alice's cozy house. Next time, we intend to try to stay here for a whole week and enjoy the cute little village of Arlington and the bigger town of Manchester along with skiing at several of the half dozen ski mountains close enough for day trips. The house has absolutely everything you could possibly want for a vacation in Vermont (except you need to bring your own firewood for the fireplace - BYOF). If you don't bring wood, there are several places locally where you can purchase it. The house is way bigger than the photos make it appear and it includes tons of books, DVDs, every kitchen item known to man, and lots of interesting decorations and knickknacks... We really loved our brief time here and wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you for renting your quaint house to us ! Totally recommend it to families or groups of friends of all ages. Steve, Linda, Sean, & Blair

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve: Thanks so much for the great review. We are so glad you liked the house and our little village. We hope you come again. Sorry we were out of wood, hope you found some at the local store. We usually replenish it but have not been to Vermont for several weeks and the cleaning people did not think of it. There will be plenty next time! Thanks again, maryalice
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A cozy and welcoming home

  • 4 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised with our Arlington home. The home was so cozy and inviting with an historic feel. We loved that we were close to both Manchester and the mountains. The Arlington Inn, located across the street from the house, was a real find. After a day of skiing and dinner at the Arlington Inn, it was quite a treat to be able to make a fire back at the house. We will definitely keep this lovely house on our list for the next time we are back up in Vermont.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed the house. We look forward to having you again.
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Beautiful home, great location, responsive host

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is so thoughtfully furnished and appointed that we did not lack a thing that we needed or wanted during our stay. And it's a fantastic location, convenient to everything, with wonderful views in the back. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Thanksgiving weekend

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful Vermont feel to the house. Warm . comfortable and impeccably clean. We enjoyed this home immensely and will look to return again in the future. The owners are very thoughtful and informative and respond very quickly to any inquiries.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Youngstown, New York

Historic home in Arlington

  • 4 of 5

Nice well equipped historic home. Three nice bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Nice view out in the backyard of the mountains and the Battenkill river. The cows were an added bonus. The house had an ideal location for our annual Octoberfest with family and friends. Walkable to "downtown" Arlington, close to our annual visit to Jonathon's Table restaurant, and our gathering place for our group up on the Kelley Stand. My only wish is that even though they had a nice looking claw tub in one of the bathrooms I would have preferred a shower instead.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central New York

Arlington Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights at this lovely Arlington home. It was lovely, wonderfully furnished and with all the comforts of home. Had an amazing library selection. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hildene Lincoln Family Home
We are members. Lovely place and great grounds. My niece had her wedding reception there.
Chauncey's Family Dining
We often eat here on Sundays after church. Good old Vermont home style cooking.
Arlington Inn Restaurant
Love that you can walk to the Inn from our house. we have stayed there and dined there many ...
Jonathon's Table
Eat here a lot when they are open. Very reasonably priced, food is great. friendly atmospher...
Manchester Film Festival
Great amenity for the area. /we go as often as we can
Al Ducci's
We love this place. their little café is terrific as is their take out.
Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Arlington Inn
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Arlington Rec Park
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Train comes into Bennington
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Arlington Inn
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Shaftsbury State Park
Car: recommended

Located in the village of Arlington within walking distance of the Arlington Inn, library and local services. Overlooking the Battenkill River famous for its outstanding fly fishing.The river is also ideal for canoeing or tubing in the summer. Close by is Arlingtion's outstanding rec park with nine hole golf course, swimming hole, baseball, tennis courts, cross country skiing and ice skating. Other great local restaurants, The West Mountain Inn, Jonathan's Table. Just 8 miles away is Mancester Center with the Equinox Hotel, the Southern Vermont Art Center, Hildene(Mary Todd Lincoln's former home, now a museum), numerous restaurants, outlets, the Manchester Music Festival, the Vermont Horse Show in the summer-the list goes on and on. Just south is Bennington, another lovely town community with many attractions like the Bennington Monument, Bennington Museum, and the McCullough House. Saratoga with the annual horse racing season and performing arts center is just an hour away.

Other Activities: Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, baseball, softball


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Weekend rates $400-$600, weekly from $1000-$1300. We accept credit cards as well as personal checks. Three night minimum for holiday weekends. Cleaning before and after your stay included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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