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Mountain House with Spectacular Views

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Patricia Evans
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016

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
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based on 33 traveler reviews

Mountain House with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.787879 based on 35 reviews
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: Mar 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.
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Magical getaway in Vermont

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay and event (our wedding!) at the Mansfield House. The property is incredibly beautiful with dreamy views and immaculate flowers and landscaping. The house perfectly met our needs with ample room for everyone, plenty of cooking space, and enough house for people to socialize at the same time as people rested. The homeowners were on point during the whole rental process, which made payments and communication a breeze. They even made themselves available over a long holiday weekend, as well as provided various tips for the area, which made for planning and executing our wedding all the easier. Without any hesitations, this is an incredible property to have a great vacation, and with attentive owners, the whole experience was just that much more enjoyable. We would definitely go back to the Mansfield House in the future! Cheers, Mike

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Vermont weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a large extended family attending a wedding in Vermont. It was wonderful to have so many sleeping areas that could close off from the kitchen and living room. The property was beautiful and the landscaping and flower beds were very well groomed. Plenty of room for all 14 of us!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall impression was convenient, lovely property, well-stocked and laid out for a crowd.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 13 (ranging in age from 77 down to 5 years old) had a wonderful time at the house. Nicely located in a quiet spot, it is very convenient to the Underhill State Park for hikes (right up the road), and to Stowe and other local areas of interest. The pond is nice for a quick swim, a canoe ride, a conversation with a few frogs (found by the five year old minutes after arrival) or a place to enjoy an evening fire for s'mores. The hot tub got plenty of use after long days out and about and is easy to operate and keep clean.

The house itself is very spacious with plenty of sleeping options for all. The kitchen was nice and spacious for all our cooking adventures and has anything you might need, including a nicely-stocked pantry (so please feel free to leave behind what you don't finish for the next guests, or replace what you may have used out!).

The one caveat would be that the house itself is not air conditioned. The air conditioner unit does a very good job of keeping the living room and kitchen area cool along with the ceiling fans, but the rooms can be a little stuffy in the evening, so the solitary fans and ceiling fans in the rooms come in handy. Mind you, we stayed for the hottest week of the summer, so this was an isolated issue for us. Most nights got cool enough to sleep with windows open, and a little fresh air never killed anybody. :) A winter visit would also allow you to make use of the spacious fireplace in the living area. Bummed we stayed in the summer.

A TV/game room is fully stocked with board games and books as well. More than a few books were pored over during our stay. Some great titles to choose from, and an impressive collection of old National Geographics to boot, if you're a fan.

We had no real issues at all, and on our last day, I reached out to the owner to note a few very minor issues (slow drain in tub, loose screens) and I received a message within hours of our departure that these things were being addressed that day after we left. Overall, a great place to stay and very well-managed.

My one wish? To sit down for a few hours with the owners over cocktails and discuss some of the wonderful family photos that decorate the house. I'm sure there are many tales to be told. Enjoy your stay!

Sean & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot

  • 4 of 5

Everything on the listing was spot on, being able to see the highest peak in VT out the window was quite the view. The pond was clean and free of any kind of stagnant goop, just perfect. We did need to call the maintenance people but they were right on it so that is a plus I guess, rest assured if something goes wrong like super heroes they will swoop in to take care of it

We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed every aspect of the property!!!

  • 5 of 5

Views of surrounding mountains, especially Mount Mansfield were awesome. We swam in the pond, played capture the flag in the front yard and soccer and whiffle ball in the backyard. We picked berries at Mazza's in Essex Junction (20 minutes) and toured Ben and Jerry's (40 minutes). We made it into Burlington (40 minutes) for half a day. Underhill State Park is only a mile up Mountain rode, making it easy to access trails to the top of Mansfield, which a group of us summited.

Kitchen was excellent and wifi was strong. Phenomenal collection of books to browse and gorgeous flowers planted all around the property. We were 11 but property could have comfortably slept several more

We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed Mansfield House and made good use of the surrounding area. In summer, fall and winter there is plenty to do as we are located on Mt. Mansfield, the highest mountain in the state, and are close to Burlington and Lake Champlain. Hiking, biking, skiing, sledding and swimming are all readily available and the house is well set up for group cooking.
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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.


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Underhill House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Security Deposit $0
Reservation fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Plus Vermont Lodging tax of 9%;
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Underhill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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, VT tumble slate floor, large walk-in closet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • * Double Bed: Double bottom bunk with twin top and twin trundle * Queen bedroom with twin trundle * Den: double pull-out Total: 2 Kings, 3 Queens, 1 Double, 4 Twins, and 1 Queen pullout 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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