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Peaceful and Spacious Vacation Home and Ski Lodge

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, Jacuzzi, sleeps 19 plus


**Base rate of $300 to $500 is just an example for a small group of guests. Rate depends on season, number of guests, length of stay, holidays, and week/weekend. PLEASE CALL FOR A RATE QUOTE!**

Situated on 10 beautiful acres with two ponds, a brook with a water hole, and views of the Green Mountains.

Inside, you will find a warm spacious atmosphere, where a large family or group will feel right at home surrounded by country style antiques and decorations. There are two separate sides of the house, so families can find as little or as much privacy as desired. The 2600 square foot house has 13 rooms, 2 fully-equipped kitchens, a large dining room with 2 dining tables and a beautiful wood stove, 2 living rooms with 2 fireplaces, a family room complete with a tv and videos, a library/game/office room with wifi, books and games for all ages, 2 heated sun porches, a large screened-in porch where you can enjoy a family meal or quiet contemplation with the sounds of the brook behind, a deck, 5 bedrooms, and 2 full and one half bathrooms. The 5 bedrooms sleep 12 people, but there are 4 fold-out couches that sleep 7 people, and we can supply fold-out cots as needed.

Outside, you will be surrounded by the beautiful green mountains and the sound of the brook. In the winter you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, and children and the young at heart will enjoy our many sleds and toboggans. In the summer you can enjoy the pond with a canoe and tubes, the brick fireplace grill, jumping in the brook's water hole, hiking, volleyball, badminton, and other games. And in the fall, children will enjoy picking apples in the yard and a world of incredible foliage abounds!

The Brook House is located between Killington, Sugarbush, Pico Mountain, Mad River Glen, and the Middlebury College Snow bowl. Step off our property and more adventures await you! Nothing beats the beautiful back roads and incredible vistas of the North Hollows for biking. The whole family will enjoy the thrill of tubing on the White River, perusing antique shops, the pick-your-own berry farm, and the golf course. The beautiful center of town is only two minutes away, with it's concerts on the Park, Chamber concerts, homey cafes, pubs, and shops, and The Huntington House Restaurant with it's gourmet dining.

Our home is a unique owner built 13 room country house including an attached three room separate apartment. Could be used as one single family home or rented separately. Both parts of the house are handicap accessible. The larger side includes a kitchen, living room with a fireplace, large dining room, large family room/first floor bedroom with satellite TV, small office, large sunny glass-enclosed front porch with fold-out couch, large screened-in back porch (with a fold-out couch in the summer) and deck with the peaceful sounds of a mountain brook, full handicapped bathroom with washer and dryer. Second floor has four bedrooms and a half bath with two sinks. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a Jacuzzi. The second and third bedrooms have full-sized beds. The fourth bedroom has one full-sized bed and one twin bed. There are also two cots available.

The small portion of the house has a large kitchen/dining/living room with a fireplace and fold out couch, bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a single bed, large sunny glass-enclosed heated porch with a fold out couch, and a full bathroom.

The first floor of the house is completely wheelchair/handicap accessible including a full bathroom with wheelchair accessible shower, toilet, sink and mirror.

Beautiful setting with mountain views, flowering perennials, and a swimming pond on partly wooded 10 acres. Borders a mountain brook that can be heard from the house.

Phone, cable TV, and wireless hi-speed internet included. One mile to the center of Rochester, a beautiful country town. Views of the Green Mountains which are only minutes away.

Perfect for year-round adventure - summer vacation, fall foliage viewing or winter ski lodge.

Walk to the top of Mount Cushman, mountain bike, golf, cross country ski, view fall foliage, or simply enjoy complete peace and tranquility. By the season, month, week or weekend as available.

More Details

Murray family
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Murray family

We were thrilled to purchase this house on ten acres which was once part of our 92 acre farm that we have owned since 1988. We loved furnishing and decorating the house and it has been extremely rewarding to hear the warm praise from the many families, groups, wedding parties, and ski teams that have stayed in the Brook House. We take pride in the furnishings, the two fully equipped kitchens, and our attention to details and the individual needs of our guests.

Murray family purchased this house in 2010


Rochester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Two sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully handicapped accessible
  • Master bedroom has a Jacuzzi and a pedestal sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Additional sleeping is possible on 3 fold-out double size couches (located in the family room, small office room, and sun porch) and 1 single fold-out bed (in the living area of the smaller side of the house). Additionally, there are three cots available for use.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The house actually has two sides: The spacious ten room West side with its own kitchen, living room and fireplace and the smaller three room East Side with its own combined kitchen, living and dining room with a fireplace. Dining room in large part has a wood stove.


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Peaceful and Spacious Vacation Home and Ski Lodge
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Excellent Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent time in this vacation home with my friends. We went to Killington to ski and snowboard for the weekend and couldn't have asked for more. House has a very awesome backwoods type vibe to it with plenty of activities to do in all different seasons. I would definitely stay at this house again in the future. I recommend this house to all ages and all types of people.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 9

Wonderful weekend at this Vermont house!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving to the house we were pleasantly surprised to walk in to such a large and well kept home. The house is obviously an older home but it has a truly cozy feel to it and had no problem accommodating our group of 11. The fact that the house has two fully equipped kitchens made our lives so much easier when it came to preparing meals for the group. Previous reviews complained about a slight odor to the water but that it something to be expected in locations like this in the mountains and was not a problem for our group. The owner is very helpful and accommodating as well and was available by phone if need be. The house worked as a perfect weekend getaway for our group to enjoy skiing at Killington mountain by day and hanging out by the fire at night. We plan on staying at this house again in the future hopefully some time in the spring/summer to experience some of the outdoors activities that we could not do during the winter. Overall it was great experience and I would recommend this home to a freind.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 9

Beautiful location convenient for VT adventures

  • 4 of 5

My group of 11 enjoyed themselves at this relaxing property. In the summer there are a variety of great outdoor activities nearby and the property itself has great space for outdoor fun and games. The house had plenty of rustic charm and ample cooking space for our larger group.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrible owners and the tap water sickening

  • 1 of 5

I'm assuming the reviews on this property are from family members or friends. This was our first time staying here on our annual get together (all adult men in our 40's). One of the guests owns a water purification company and was appalled at the water quality. It's terribly soft and feels like your showering in oil.

The place does offer a lot of space, but it's very dated and so are all the amenities (if you want to call them that). A sink didn't work, the place wasn't shoveled out and we previously made arrangements to arrive at noon, but less than 24 hours prior to arrival we were told it would have to be 2pm. Then the owner Don and his daughter stayed and cleaned as we settled in for the first 90 minutes. Yeah, they had the audacity to stay and clean for an hour and a half after we arrived.

I've made numerous phone calls and emails to Don and was told my deposit is on its way, but now 2 months later I've yet to see it. Nor has Don returned any calls or emails in the last couple weeks.

This place is not suitable for children and be very weary about staying long if the water is going to be an issue. Also, don't count on the owners, they live in Cambridge MA and obviously don't go to the location often or care about keeping regular customers. We do this annual trip and we were looking forward to returning again and again.

Please contact me if you think I'm just leaving this in spite. You'll find I'm a local business owner who is simply offended to be treated this poorly.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Vermont Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at the "Brook House." I am so happy that we chose this lovely Vermont farm house to enjoy the last days of summer! The house itself is very large and homey. The bedrooms with large and airy with nice linens. The house provides many special spaces for a family to spread out in. My 7 year old could be found often in the sunroom, reading on the cozy couch. My 15 year old son loved the family room with Dish T.V. & WiFi. There is also a cozy room with a massive fireplace for cool evenings. Other evenings we would make s'mores by the firepit. My favorite room was the screened in back porch where we could enjoy a meal and listen to the babbling brook! The house was clean and well maintained, combining quaint farm house living with modern amenities. The 10 acre grounds is where we spent the most of our time! The boys loved swimming in the pond, playing in the huge yard and hiking to the waterfall which is in the backyard! An added bonus was that we were able to bring our Lab. I think she may have loved the property most of all! With so much space to run and places to swim - she was the happiest dog ever! One of the highlights of the trip was meeting our hosts, The Murrays! They were so helpful - always available to answer questions or tell us about area activities. They entertained us with funny stories, gave us a tour of the property and treated our children like family. The town of Rochester is a great place to spend time. There are some really good restaurants. We loved the cafe where you could eat inside or on the front porch. Also a cute bookstore with amazing baked goods. We rented bikes from Green Mountain Bikes and there is a market to get food and supplies. There was also a few art galleries and Mom & Pops, which sells the best maple syrup! Nearby, we also went tubing and berry picking. Originally, we had planned to take road trips but we loved the house and the town of Rochester so much that we never left! We are so happy that we were able to spend time at this special property and get to know our wonderful hosts! Alexandra

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Alexandra for you wonderful review! It was so nice meeting you and your family and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Brook House and hat you loved the town of Rochester. We too think it is a special place! We enjoyed showing you around our old farm as well. Please come back any time!
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Burlington Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Huntington House, The Porch
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Rochester Golf
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route I 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Huntington House, Rochester Cafe, The Porch
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Middlebury Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Silver Lake State Park
Car: necessary

Nestled at the base of the Green Mountains and adjacent to the White River, Rochester is a quaint and picturesque Vermont town. It is centrally located between five ski areas and close to cross country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and golfing. Go tubing on the White River. Hike from the door to the peak of Mount Cushman. Enjoy mountain biking on miles and miles of beautiful country roads. Go for a glider ride in Waitsfield. Enjoy a multitude of entertainment in the area, most notably at the Chandler Center for the Arts 20 minutes away in Randolph.

Other Activities: Hike in the Green Mountains or walk to the top of Mount Cushman, mountain bike, golf, cross country ski, view fall foliage, go tubing on the White River, jump in the Goodno Brook's water hole, peruse antique shops, go to the pick-your-own berry farm or simply enjoy complete peace and tranquility.

Golf: Yes, in Rochester

Ski: Centrally located between five ski areas: Killington, Pico Mountain Ski Area, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and Middlebury College Snow Bowl.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

**Base rate of $300 to $500 is just an example for a small group of guests. Rate depends on season, number of guests, length of stay, holidays, and week/weekend. PLEASE CALL FOR A RATE QUOTE!**

One half required at reservation. Remaining balance due 30 days before start of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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