Verified Review icon 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 svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Mountain House with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Den, Sleeps 14


Mansfield House, a lovely and spacious mountain home, sits on 100+ acres of classic Vermont property. Located at the base of Mt. Mansfield and nearby Smugglers Notch, a vacation here is filled with a wide range of seasonal activities for the active and the relaxed.


There are two sleeping areas at opposite ends of the house. Two bedrooms (queen and king beds) are at the northern end of the house, with a shared bathroom featuring a field stone wall, tile, and walk-in shower. The southern end of the house features a bunkroom and 2 queen bedrooms, one with a twin trundle bed. There is a shared bathroom for these rooms, featuring a Vermont slate floor, vessel sink, and tub/shower. Also at this end of the house is the Master bedroom with king Tempur-pedic bed and a large en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and sweeping view of Mount Mansfield. All the bedrooms have been recently renovated and each has lovely linens and quilts.


The interior features cathedral ceilings, a large living room with field stone fireplace, and a field stone wall in the dining area, as well as wide oak and brick floors. Lovely views delight visitors from every window.

An open kitchen/dining area is at the center of the house. The 12-person birdseye maple dining room table has a sweeping view of Mt. Mansfield. This open area is wonderful for group cooking and socializing while enjoying the colors of a magnificent sunset.

There is a den off the kitchen with a second fireplace, sofa bed, and a second TV - nice for movies, cozy chats, or quiet reading. This space is also wonderful for children's movies, board games, or a quick escape from the bustle of the household.

We also take great pride in a very clean house - all the rooms are cleaned professionally using only all natural products.


The outdoor hot tub is available for soaking, while gazing up at Mt. Mansfield, or the stars.

A beautiful field above the pond is suitable for a large tent for hosting family reunions, small weddings, and other events.

The two acre swimming pond, sandy beach, beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens, and walking/XC skiing (or snowshoe) trails offer both activity and quiet, suitable for the energetic and the serene.

Looking for the country life and time with family or friends? You will love this setting.

Two very popular Vermont destinations are close:Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory is 30 minutes away, and the Shelburne Museum, a large and fascinating 'living' museum is 45 minutes away. Lake Champlain, UVM, and St. Michaels College are all within easy reach. Hunting is possible in the area but not on the property please. Space for badminton, croquet, and soccer behind house, visible from kitchen and living room. Large swimming pond in front field.

More Details

Property Manager
Patricia Evans
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Patricia Evans

Built in 1965, Mansfield House is owned by a large Vermont family that enjoys seasonal visits here for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and swimming. Our parents/grandparents designed and built the property, and as a result Mansfield House has the feel of a visit to a family home. Photos of the family decorate one long hallway, and the Airplane room hints of the adventurous aviation history of Granddad's days as a pilot. The gardens and clear view to the mountain still reflect the family's love of beautiful outdoor spaces.

Patricia Evans purchased this house in 1965

Guestbook comments from the manager

The place was great!Really happy with the house and it was plenty big for our group (we didn't even use one of the bedrooms).
Feb 2010
  • 1 of 2


Underhill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 unique bathrooms each featuring something different: field stone wall with walk-in shower, tub/shower with VT tumble slate floor, walk-in shower and 2 large closets with full length mirrors.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , the twin bed has a trundle
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , this is a bunk bed (twin top,double bottom, trundle)
  • The den has a double pull-out couch.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details: There is a one acre pond for swimming and fly fishing, with a sandy beach. There are beautiful views to the pond from the living room, kitchen, and three of the bedrooms. * Mountain View: There are stunning views of Mt. Mansfield from two bedrooms, and State Park hiking trails (including the Long Trail) are 1.5 miles up the road. *About 2 miles from the property is a great country store in Underhill Center. It has an excellent deli featuring meats, fish, cheeses, sandwiches, and pizza. They have a very nice selection of wines, beer, bulk grains and herbs, some fresh vegetables, fruits, and bread, and other basics. There is an outstanding Café and Tavern in Jericho, 15 minutes away *Minimum Age Limit for Renters: All ages of families welcome. Minimum age for Renters is 25.* *Pet Friendly: Well-behaved dogs allowed with permission from owners.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

87% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
Mountain House with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 50 reviews

Mountain view bliss!

  • 5 of 5

I went up to stay here for a relaxing weekend with my girlfriends. The house had a perfect layout so we all had our own space and a beautiful kitchen to gather in. The view is breathtaking. From the kitchen window you see a beautiful open field, pond and mountains. You turn around and there is the spacious backyard with another beautiful mountain. Sleeping in the master bedroom had the view of the backyard and mountain. Absolutely incredible! It was easy to get to, relaxed and it even had a walking trail behind the house. We loved the hot tub at night under the stars and sitting by the beautiful fire. It was extremely clean, cozy and open. I highly suggest for a family/friend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our family and friends still gather at Mansfield House, in all seasons, so we agree that it is all the adjectives that you have used here: beautiful, breath-taking, spacious, clean, cozy, and open. And I'm so glad to hear about renters heading out on an adventure on our walking trails! The hot tub is the best after any kind of outing, and what a way to see stars - the best. Come again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Wellesley, MA

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay in the house. The house is very tastefully appointed and charming and very clean. It really didn't seem like a rental as it had all sort of nicknacks and books and cookbooks - as if someone really lives there. The kitchen had every sort of cooking utensil you could ever need and in fact it seemed like we were staying at a friend's house rather than a rental. It is located in a quiet lovely spot with mountain and meadow views. Everyone fell in love with the huge black lovable Newfoundland that welcomed us when we arrived. The house is great for two families. We had 4 adults, 2 small children and 6 older teenagers and had more than enough room. The house seems to have 3 sections: two bedrooms on the left side - one with a queen and one with a king - for the adults with a shared bath, which can be closed off from the living room for privacy (or to keep out the noise), a large kitchen and living room section with huge real fireplace, and then another bedroom section on the otherside of the house that sleeps 12 (4 bedrooms and a den with queen pullout couch) - perfect for all the kids to take over that part of the house. The kitchen setup was great for group cooking and chatting. We got all the kids making homemade pizzas around the large center island and they all had a ball. Even our teenagers absolutely loved the house and want to go back - especially for the hot tub and snow rolling at night! Patricia was also so helpful answering questions and even mailing back some shoes we had left there. We all hope to go back next year for a longer stay. Thank you for such a nice memory!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is in fact our very well-loved family home that our mom and dad designed and built. We want it to feel homey and comfortable, but uncluttered so renters have plenty of space. The kitchen is really good fun for group cooking, and the two separate sleeping areas are very well-suited to the needs of differing age groups. We are so grateful to have renters who treat our property with care and respect, and enjoy our property as their own home-away-from home.
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0

Perfect place for a girls retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This house and property was beautiful and exactly what I was hoping to find. The kitchen was fully stocked with any pots and pans we could possibly need. All the rooms were nicely decorated and clean, and the space itself was just the right size for our large group. The house itself has lots of character, and is decorated just like it is lived in. Very cozy, even though the house is so large! The hot tub was a favorite with everyone, and was incredible to soak in during a snow storm! Loved our stay here and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are so many different reasons that guests find Mansfield House to be just the right place to visit. But the word 'retreat' is probably something they all have in common. Our parents chose this spot, on the side of this mountain, to enjoy natural beauty and active adventures. The next generation of our family, and our many appreciative renters, have continued to do the same. Our family has become stewards of our parents' vision and we are so grateful to the all of the renters who have supported Mansfield House with their respect and enthusiasm for this special place. Thank you to those who have visited and we look forward to hosting many of you in the future!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fall Wedding Fun

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Mountain House. We rented the house as our base for our son's wedding. Members of our family stayed with us at the house. The house is beautiful, and very personal, with family photos, paintings and memorabilia throughout. The house was also fully equipped, so we had everything we needed. The setting is great. Out the kitchen window we could see as far as Lake Champlain (a sliver of blue) and the Adirondack Mountains, and out the dining room window we looked at Mt. Mansfield. The evening light on the pond in front of the house was gorgeous. The wedding was in Richmond, so the house was very convenient for getting supplies in Burlington and making preparations at the wedding site. It also provided the perfect environment for our small rehearsal dinner. The biking and hiking from the house was wonderful. The house is very long, so the bedrooms are located on two wings, spaced far enough apart so everyone enjoyed privacy when they wanted it. The kitchen is very open and proved an natural gathering place in the morning for coffee, scones and talking. Betsy was great if we needed anything. It really was a great setting for our family gathering. Would love to go back to Mountain House again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When it's time to create a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, it's important for it to be convenient, intimate, and dramatically beautiful. We are so glad that Mansfield House could provide all of that! As this reviewer has described, the light at the house can be very magical - the sunsets turn Mt. Mansfield pink and the rosy light over the Adirondacks can linger for a delightfully long time. The huge windows allow extensive views in both directions. If you love magical light and mountain adventure, in a warm, comfortable setting, come and enjoy Mansfield House!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

incredibly beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for a reunion with my friends from Smith College! We had a great time and the owner was easy to work with! Glad she informed us we needed to bring toilet paper and paper towels as they only provide enough to start with which has not been our experience when renting houses with VRBO/Home Away in the past. Everything else was provided and everything was clearly labeled and easy to find. Everyone loved the house and the property which was incredibly beautiful with the awesome pond! The top bunk bed is meant for children 6 and under but we did not need to use it with our group. There is a neighbor immediately next door who has an adorable giant puppy who kept stealing our shoes which was somewhat annoying but the neighbor would bring them right back. We loved the puppy and the neighbor was very kind. Loved the open kitchen and the beds were very comfortable! Would definitely stay here again!! Lovely time was had by all!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Scenic Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Mansfield House and property. The views and landscaping were indeed spectacular and the house was well suited to a large family traveling together. There were lots of lovely spaces to gather as a large group or for small private conversations. We had an event on the grounds that worked out beautifully. We recommend this gorgeous property for a large family or for friends traveling together. For us, it felt like home and the house was an easy commute to Burlington, Shelburn Farms, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our Vermont paradise - it is indeed a spectacular place for families and friends to gather, both indoors and out. We are also excited to tell our guests that we have just completed phase 2 of window replacement. The kitchen/ dining room area in particular is stunning, with a new 8' window that looks out to the pond, fields, rolling hills, and views of the sunset. Come and enjoy Mansfield House!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: necessary

The town of Underhill is a relaxing setting for a quiet country vacation or a convenient location for access to skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, swimming, as well as shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing. It can all be done from this spectacular location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $240 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Reservation fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

Plus Vermont Lodging tax of 9%;
NOT AVAILABLE CHRISTMAS WEEK through New Year's weekend;
Dates Available: Year Round, except

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties