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Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Dorset House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 1 recreation room, 4 full baths, sleeps 8

An Interior decorator and architect partnered to renovate our charming one story, year-round house in 2009. Living room, kitchen, and family room each have French doors opening to large deck, overlooking swimming pool, landscaped gardens and stunning view of Mother Myrick Mountain. Open kitchen with Danby Mountain marble counter tops and custom-built cabinets with hand-hewn maple floors is equipped with gas stove and large refrigerator. Stone wood-burning fireplace in living room and gas fireplace in family room, both with comfy seating, have TVs and DVD players. Sunlit, airy master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and cathedral ceiling is attached to large master bathroom. Recreation room includes electric, cedar-lined sauna, ping pong table, board games, puzzles and books. Wheelchair accessible, 'Twin Birches' is surrounded by 100 acres of privately owned preserve with gorgeous walking/cross country trails--secluded yet only 10 minutes to Manchester. Be sure to check out our virtual tour of Twin Birches, experience what it is like to be inside. You will find the link at the very bottom of this page.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Tucker Robbins
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016

About Tucker Robbins

Twin Birches has been a part of family gatherings and romantic getaways for 20 years. We celebrated my mother's 80th birthday with siblings, spouses and grand children from up and down east coast and as far away as London. All 29 of us sat at tables set up in the family room. When the house is bursting with family during the winter holidays, my mother loves to hear the plow on early snowy mornings knowing that some will be off to the mountain and others will stay behind to sit by the fire and read a good book. In the summer she likes to hear children splashing in the pool and waits to hear about adventures of hiking in Merck forest or the trouble people get into shopping in the discount stores in Manchester...Armani, Crew, Theory, etc.

Tucker Robbins purchased this house in 2002

Why Tucker Robbins chose Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

My parents were excited to buy property in the Battenkill Valley because my father came here as a boy to visit his uncle, Horace Brown, a famous Vermont artist and a founder of the Southern Vermont Art Center, and to play golf with his father and 2 brothers while staying at the Equinox Hotel. Come share the fun, make new memories and love it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Places to go, things to do and see 15-30 minutes from Twin Birches

All Year-Round: Bromely Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Magic Mountain, Hildene, Southern Vermont Art Center, Northshire Bookstore and Cafe, Equinox Hotel and Spa, Dorset Inn and Tavern, Merck Forest, Outlet Shopping

Seasonal: Skiing, skating, cross country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, swimming at quarry, Dorset Playhouse, Manchester Music Festival, Annual Vermont Horse Show, Gleneagles Golf, Manchester Golf, Battenkill River fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own blueberries, apples, pumpkins, foliaging, antiquing, hiking, biking

Fall: Enjoying foliage, antiquing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins, hiking, biking

Your-Own blueberries, biking

Fall: Enjoying foliage, antiquing, biking, hiking, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins

Be sure to check out our virtual tour of Twin Birches. Experience what it is like to be inside. You will find the link at the very bottom of this page.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Twin Birches is a perfect house for a large group. Everything you could possibly need, and then some, is there. The house is beautiful, the grounds and views are equally gorgeous. The owners are great and prompt with returning emails. I considered becoming a "squatter" and never leaving. The whole experience helped make the event we were attending, my son's wedding, all the more memorable and sweeter. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

A great house on a great piece of property in a great area. Exceeded our expectations in every area. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and two other small families stayed at Twin Birches for the second year in a row for a ski weekend and it was another 5 star stay. The communication, the great house layout, everything was great. We felt so at home immediately for the second year in a row, we cannot wait to come back. Great house, great family owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun Fall Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with close friends while staying at Twin Birches. I had stayed at the house once before and loved it and thought it would be a perfect place to stay with friends in the fall. I was right. The colors of the foliage this time of year are stunning, not to mention you have gorgeous mountain views right from the house. The house is charming, every room has it's own personal touch and coziness. Beds and linens are comfortable and everything is very clean, something that is very important to me when staying in someones home. We cooked every meal and even used the grill on the deck. The game room with sauna was a great surprise to my friends, and we spent hours playing ping pong and having a blast. Everyone had a great time and we even discussed coming back in the summer to enjoy the pool! Anne was super helpful with any questions I had and very responsive.

I love this house and the Dorset and Manchester area... I HIGHLY recommend! Thanks Anne!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel, what a lovely review! Thank you so much. I hope you will return in the summer! Best, Anne
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A great 2 weeks in Vermont

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. To be so close to everything yet still feel like we were away from it all, added to the charm of the place. The home was clean and well maintained and the property manager was a great help. I would highly recommend this home to others. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from spending the weekend at Twin Birches with many members of our extended family to attend our son's wedding (and all the other related events!) The house was PERFECT for us! The groom and his two best men/brothers even had a chance to enjoy the sauna before dressing for the ceremony. There was more than enough room for everyone to be together and have some private space at the same time. My niece's children loved fishing frogs out of the pool and we managed to have some moments in the sun on the lovely back deck. We all agreed we should come back for a week to have more time to enjoy everything the house and area has to offer! We so appreciate Anne's flexibility with our check-in and check-out times to accommodate our very hectic weekend. Our only concern was that we received a message that the number we used to text Diahann to tell her we were leaving was "no longer " her number according to a message we received. Hopefully there were no problems as a result of that.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a great wedding weekend! I love the images in your review and it sounds like you created lots of fun memories. Thanks so much for reminding me about Diahann's cell number change. I will change it right away in our contact material. Please return! Best, Anne
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Dorset Inn
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Stratton Mt
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Dorset House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall Season
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $200

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.
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Dorset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Off Rec room with sauna attached
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , spectacular view, high ceiling, multiple windows, sunny
    2nd Master Bedroom - 1 king , quaint, wood paneled
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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