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"Mettawee" - Vermont Vacation Home - see POOL house next door, prop 195213.

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 12, 3 full baths.

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RENT BOTH HOUSES TOGETHER AND SHARE THE METTAWEE POOL. IF LITTLEBRANCH NOT AVAILABLE, OR YOU NEED ADDITIONAL SPACE, SEE HOMEAWAY PROPERTY #195213, NEXT DOOR - OR FOR LARGER GROUPS, YOU CAN RENT BOTH HOUSES TOGETHER!. Located on five+ acres in Danby, Vermont, this fantastic, newly renovated, contemporary home featuring 6 Bedrooms, GREAT KITCHEN, KITCHEN APPLIANCES, FURNISHINGS, ETC, ETC. Chef's kitchen and cookware with ready to go kitchen, and gorgeous views of Dorset Mountain is the perfect gathering place for family, reunions, ladies' weekends, UP TO 12 PEOPLE, and offers the perfect mix of a tranquil environment, with restaurants and shopping in Manchester only minutes away. 10 mins to VT Summer Festival, and centrally located to several ski areas, this property is surrounded by beautiful, rolling fields, woods, and farmland making it the perfect four-season family get away. Great for larger groups. Nearby Emerald Lake State Park offers a beautiful lake for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, picnics and hiking. Fall foliage is unsurpassed here, & seasonal activities abound. Dogs welcome. SUMMER 2015 RENTALS OF LESS THAN ONE WEEK, WILL BE CHARGED ONE EXTRA DAY'S RENT. CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS. Rates and minimum rental days during holidays and vacation periods will vary - please call property manager for details.

Night Sky: The night time sky here is spectacular. Never before have you seen the stars like you will see them here. Bring your binoculars for this, and for the abundant, and different bird life. Listen for the owls at night - they are here! There are coyotes, bear, deer, fox, rabbits and a great assortment of song birds, hummingbirds, birds of prey and others. . . . Nearby, within five minutes drive, you can take walks of varying degrees of difficulty in wildlife management areas, hike into the Green Mountain National Forest, and see some things you have never experienced before. This is a great location to experience some things that you may never have seen or done before! Great adventure/ exploration potential for kids, especially.

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Charles Harris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

Why Charles Harris chose Danby

Welcome to Vermont! In the Green Mountains State, you'll find famous fall foliage, renowned maple syrup and the most snow on the east coast. But there is so much more too: enjoy local food at restaurants and farmers’ markets, savor the revered beer culture, meet world-class artisans, explore endless recreational opportunities, rejuvenate at the spa, learn at noteworthy historic sites and above all, please stay awhile… Vermont’s attributes will continue to reveal themselves to you in honest and inspiring ways.

Vermonters are known for their independent-thinking, friendliness, sportiness, and resourcefulness. The state’s residents love the land and are committed to preserving, as well as sharing it. Vermont’s agricultural traditions have created open working landscapes amid a backdrop of mountains, many of which make up the nation’s first through-hiking trail, the Long Trail.

While it’s easy to spend days simply taking in the scenery, it’s even more rewarding to become a part of it. It’s easy to explore backs roads and well-maintained trails by bicycle. Go for a run or walk along busy downtown paths or quiet villages with covered bridges. Drop into a halfpipe on your skis or snowboard and share the trail with local Olympians. Cast a line in a lake or stream, or relax beachside at a pristine state park. Whatever the day brings, the night is sure to deliver a solid night’s rest - whether you choose to camp under the stars, cozy up under a quilt at an inn, or appreciate the thread-count at a luxurious resort.

In Vermont, one thing is beautifully certain: The seasons will change. And with that change, so does the landscape, the recreation, and the way of life. With every season comes new opportunities to explore the world around you. Welcome to a state that is truly never out of season.

What makes this house unique

Private yet convenient to all of the shopping opportunities in Manchester and Rutland Vermont, including Orvis, Eddie Bauer, Reebok, Crabtree & Evelyn, the Gap, Kate Spade, EMS, Northshire Bookstore, Orvis Warehouse, Banana Republic, Claire's, Anne Taylor, Brooks Brothers, and many others too numerous to mention here. There are antique shops, historical venues, tag sale opportunities, Equinox, Hildene, and much more.

We are only 10 minutes north of the VT Summer Festival and there are many horseback riding stables nearby as well. Centrally located between several ski areas including Bromley, Okemo, Pico, Killington and others.The approximate travel times to the ski areas are as follows:

Bromley 35 minutes, Pico 45 minutes, Killington 45 minutes, Okemo 40 minutes.

Good cross country skiing nearby, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, fishing opportunities, and much, much more.

Other Activities: State Parks - Emerald Lake State Park five minutes from house.


Danby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom fully-renovated summer 2016
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom fully-renovated summer 2016
  • The two full bathrooms have been fully-renovated and updated as of summer 2016, with glass enclosed showers, new vanity sinks, high efficiency energy star water fixtures, new flooring and electrical fixtures. The master bedroom bath has a custom made towel rack crafted from the Big Branch area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with master bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Lower level futon sofa converts to double bed if needed (Located in Common Area)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pets welcome! If you rent both houses together, you will want to bring with you any special pool gear or toys for use at the Mettawee pool house. See our site "mettawee" for more information on renting both houses together!


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"Mettawee" - Vermont Vacation Home - see POOL house next door, prop 195213.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Very Spacious and Private

  • 5 of 5

I very much enjoyed my stay at Littlebranch. There was a spacious kitchen and living/dining area; the beds (even the pull out couch beds) were very comfortable. And the location is very private and secluded so it's perfect for a relaxing getaway. It's ideal for someone looking for privacy and relaxation, or for hikers/trekkers, or for families looking for some family time. Ski resorts and summer activities in the Green Mtn National Forest are close by. I'd recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Littlebranch has some nice features including an open floor plan upstairs, an entirely separate open space in the lower level (kids area?), and the sleeping areas are in an entirely different part of the house. WiFi throughout. Great for larger groups. Thank you!
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Amazing Property, Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

We booked both properties for a joint bachelorette/bachelor weekend. The owners could not have been more generous and informative. The properties were incredible- clean, well-maintained, and extremely user-friendly. We had an absolute blast; I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice VT getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Littlebranch and the Mettawee pool house together make a fantastic large group venue, very private, in a unique and outstanding location. Thank you for the great review!
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Saugerties, NY

Perfect setting for our recent family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful family reunion (12 adults and 11 children) at the two Mettawee properties. The description of the houses in the brochures and on the web site is quite accurate, making it easy to plan. Needless to say, the location is lovely and offers lots of privacy.

The following pertains mainly to the Little Branch House. The marble entrance way to the basement is stunning and inviting. The house itself is well laid out, separating the roomy dining and living room area from the bedroom area. The large pieces of artwork found throughout the house are classy. The spacious kitchen is so well equipped that we ALL could eat at Little Branch without running out of plates, glasses or silverware. The six bedrooms are quite functional, furnished with hi-end bedding and decorated attractively. The air hockey table in the basement was a big hit with young and old. Since we rented both houses, the pool at the Mettawee House was available; it was an attraction for grandchildren and adults.

To summarize, the two Mettawee properties were a perfect place to make our family reunion relaxing and memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review. We feel that renting the two houses together makes a perfect setting for larger groups. The two houses together provide 12 acres of privacy that a group will have to themselves. Also, the pool can then be used by the Littlebranch guests. Thank you for noticing the marble patio - this was constructed using scrap marble pieces resulting from the marble mining in and around Danby. We like using local materials and particularly using materials that were discarded. For us, it is a one of a kind material that is beautiful and fun to work with, and we like re-purposing unwanted materials. Thank you again for the great review! CH
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Comfortable and lots of fun.

  • 5 of 5


Littlebranch is a spacious house located on N. Main Street, less than two miles from the center of Danby and easily found by following the directions provided by the owner. The house sits partway up a gently sloping hill and faces mountains in the Green Mountain National Forest that can be seen over a driveway that is lined with shade trees.

At the end of the drive at Littlebranch is a marble flagged patio that leads to a walk-in basement. After entering the basement featuring an entertainment and game room, a walk up a short flight of stairs leads in one direction to a suite of six bedrooms, including a master bedroom and bath, and in the other direction is a wide-open, single room, kitchen, dining, living room area. Around a corner is a quiet office retreat that overlooks pastureland in the rear and is furnished with a computer desk and excellent WiFi. A sliding door off the living area opens to a back yard deck containing a picnic table and a propane-fired grill.

The kitchen area is equipped with modern appliances and a large island around which are stools - all ready to be used as a serving area or for casual eating. The dining area features a long table that comfortably seats 12. The living area has sofas and chairs, a stereo setup and a large plasma TV. The whole house is well-lighted and clean by any standard. The owner keeps the grounds well groomed and supplied the house with dishes, pots and pans and every kitchen utensil imaginable. Bathroom basics were on hand and, most important, in addition to those thoughtful considerations, the owner was on call to promptly and graciously attend to all our needs.

We enjoyed blueberry picking and hiking in neighboring Dorset and a day at Bromley's Mountain Adventure Park. A supermarket and many restaurants from pizza, ice cream and sandwich shops to fine dining are in Manchester only 12 miles away.

Alone, Littlebranch is a comfortable accommodation for a large group and, combined as a rental with the owner’s nearby Mettawee house, is a perfect location for a fairly good sized family reunion or relaxing vacation retreat. We, our children and their spouses and our grandchildren were thrilled with all that was offered. In our estimation, Littlebranch easily earned 5-Stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this detailed review of your stay. There is lots to do in and around Danby, Vermont, not to mention on the properties should you choose to stay at the house. The Littlebranch house has recently undergone major renovations. We have more planned in the near future including renovation of the bathrooms, and installation of decks on both sides of the house. We have been careful to minimize our impact on the environment and build energy efficiency into the renovations, as much as possible. Thank you again for your detailed and thorough review and comments about the property!
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here at Little Branch.  We especially enjoyed the majestic 360 degree view of the Green Mountains from every room in the house.  We loved the open and spacious area in which we could watch a movie or just relax over a bite to eat.  We visited Rutland and Manchester which were close by.   The kitchen was fully supplied with everything we needed, and absolutely immaculate, as was the rest of the house. The beds were very comfortable and the mountain breezes in the evening were quite lovely. This was truly a peaceful place. Star gazing was an awesome experience....the night skies will take your breath away! We hope to return soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danbury, CT

Great Stay, and Plan to Return

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend at this house in Danby, Vermont with 12+ family members and friends. The location is off the beaten path, private and in a beautiful mountain location as described. All of the bedrooms are quite nice. There are rooms with themes - jungle theme in the bunk bed room, and a girls room with special touches, for example. Original art work displayed around the house. Our group spent Thanksgiving at the property, light snowfall made the grounds beautiful. The perfect getaway, for a family or group. House is nice and spacious. Great place to unwind - would return.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2010
  • Stayed: November 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bromley Mountain
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Close to VT Summer Festival!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

During summer months, any rentals less than seven nights will be charged one additional day's rental rate of $500.00. During the summer, weekly rentals are preferred and owner may elect not to rent for shorter terms. Longer minimum stays and higher rates (an additional $500.00) may apply during holiday and vacation time periods. Call property manager for specific rates for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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