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Orchard Cottage - A mountain retreat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A charming renovated cape for a peaceful and relaxing escape.

Orchard Cottage was lovingly restored a couple of years ago to a very high standard. It is decorated in soothing autumnal tones with very comfortable beds and lots of locally sourced antiques and artwork. It sits on a 20+ acre family estate that backs on to the wild and untouched Roxbury Mountain. Our main family home and cottage sit further up the hill affording you with complete privacy.

Orchard Cottage has 2 bedrooms and a den with pull out sofa. It comfortably sleeps 6 people.

Heidi Ringsted
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, danish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Heidi Ringsted

Having originally purchased the main house next door, we jumped at the chance to buy Orchard Cottage when it became available. With a growing family, we needed space for all of our friends and family to congregate during the holidays. We live overseas but visit several times a year to ski, play in the Mad River, hike in the Green Mountains and be at peace in this really beautiful spot.

Heidi Ringsted purchased this house in 2006

Why Heidi Ringsted chose Warren

Orchard Cottage is nestled into a ridge on Roxbury Mountain in the middle of the Green Mountains. Set below the main house beyond the apple treehouse and the orchard. It has it's own driveway and is completely private.

What makes this house unique

This cottage would be perfect for a small family or a couple looking for a unique Vermont getaway. The setting is very peaceful and romantic and the furnishings extremely luxurious. Whether you plan an active break taking advantage of all that the valley has to offer or you are seeking a cozy retreat to relax and watch the foliage change or the wild turkeys and deer roaming through the orchard, Orchard Cottage can supply all of that!

Old Roxbury Road is a private road and a 4WD is a must even though it is plowed continually throughout the winter.


Warren House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The main bathroom with shower is on the first floor. There is also a bathroom with whirlpool tub next to the den and a toilet on the second floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The double bedroom and twin bedroom are both located on the second floor. The den with the convertible sofa bed is at basement level. The stairs up to the second floor are quite steep and caution must be exercised with small children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Orchard Cottage - A mountain retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Lovely and cosy

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house in february for a family ski trip and we enjoyed it very much. It is a beautifully restored house and is at a 15 min drive from Sugar Bush resort.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Marie-Eve. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Best, Heidi
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Wonderful summer retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful spot! A cozy home with tons of old world charm but all of the modern comforts one could want (kitchen and bathrooms, for example). House was very clean and well appointed. It completely lived up to our expectations. Great location, convenient to Warren and Waitsflield with lots of activity choices. A lovely stay, we would go again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy cottage easy drive from Sugarbush

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our three young children for a ski weekend in March. The cottage is beautiful and impeccably maintained. The layout is also very family-friendly for young kids. We enjoyed the beautiful fireplace and renovated kitchen, which was perfect for cooking in. The surrounding property is beautiful and offers terrific privacy.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Heidi was thoughtful and clear in the instructions. Booking was seamless. The cabin sits above a creek, on a quiet street you can walk on. Location is perfect to view the mountains, drive into town to dine or ski, and explore. The beds were all very comfortable. The kitchen was large and had all of the essentials anyone would need. Would love to rent this abode again!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, pristine and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful. Five very tall adults slept here comfortably. The property outside pristine and the view awesome. Also complete privacy. Thank you much for a beautiful 4th of July with my family!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wellesley, MA

Beautifully restored classic Vermont house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with our two young kids (5 &7) rented Orchard Cottage for several weekends this winter and could not have been more pleased. The cottage is tastefully decorated, impeccably clean, the beds and bedding were extremely comfortable, and the kitchen was a joy to cook in. The house sits beautifully in the hillside in a very private setting. Thanks Heidi for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.4 Miles
The Pitcher Inn
Nearest Ski
6.9 Miles
Car: necessary

This is a year round retreat with fabulous skiing in the winter and endless outdoor activities in the summer. You can leave the house and be on the slopes at Sugarbush in 20 minutes or if you prefer cross country skiing there are 2 great locations 5 minutes drive away. For a little variety you can also ski Mad River Glen or even Mount Mansfield in Stowe. If you prefer to snowshoe, you can go right from the house and up into the woods on Roxbury Mountain. In the summertime you can hike the Long trail, tube down the Mad River, glide at Sugarbush airport, swim in the numerous swimming holes and even paddle board or kayak on Blueberry Lake. As a family with young children, the Mad River Valley is full of endless possibilities. Equally, this hillside retreat would be perfect for a couple hoping for a romantic escape or some space and time to decompress. If you're a serious foodie, you will find everything you need in the valley. 3 minutes away is the excellent East Warren Community Market. Every Saturday during the summer you can pick up all of your wonderful local produce at the Waitsfield Farmer's market and Sweet Pea Natural Foods in Waitsfield will stock all of the healthy groceries you need. There are an abundance of great restaurants including The Pitcher Inn, Flatbread Pizza, The Common Man, Peasant and Mint. The Warren Store is a must for lunch!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

10% Discount for 7+ nights
15% Discount for 14+ nights
20% Discount for 30+ nights
Cleaning Fee $250
Check in is 4pm. Check out is 10am
5 night minimum stay over the Christmas Holiday period

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.