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Heidi Ringsted

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, danish

Beautifully Restored Private Mountainside Retreat

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Sugarbush Mountain House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heidi Ringsted (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, danish

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 Sugarbush Mountain

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.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Beautifully Restored Private Mountainside Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful house in Warren

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleasantly taken by the Orchard House, super clean, well equipped and well built. Truly enjoyed ourselves and will be returning! Perfect in any weather or season and close to all kinds of activities, especially skiing in the winter time. Decent grocery shopping is within easy reach and surrounding country side is quiet and beautiful. No complaints!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly restored house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 children spent a great week in February at Orchard Cottage. The house is truly amazing in every sense---the attention given to the smallest details was impressive. The house sits on the side of a mountain and the views from the top floors are stunning. The beds/bedding were super comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked and the home is nearby a fun community store for groceries. The cozy couches and living room fireplace are hard to beat.

This was the most pleasant experience that we have had renting a home through VRBO. We are most appreciative of Heidi for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great feedback. I'm so pleased that you and your family had a lovely stay at the cottage. Best, Heidi
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Orchard Cottage with our three children for a long weekend in October and we had a wonderful time. The house has been beautifully remodeled and nothing has been overlooked. The kitchen is well equipped and we took delight in cooking with local organic produce. We also found a good selection of ready-made healthy and vegan meals in the Community Store.

When the sun was out, we embarked on one of many hiking trails in Warren Village, around the Appalachian and Lincoln Gap; rummaged in quaint villages shops and enjoyed good restaurants and even natural food stores. Thank you to the extremely resourceful owner! We are looking forward to come back and enjoy winter activities.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna-Luise for your sweet review. I'm so glad you and your family had fun. Best, Heidi
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and impeccably clean renovated antique house nestled in the woods near Sugarbush/Warren center. The beds/linens were extremely comfortable, kitchen fully stocked with necessary and brand new utensils/knives/appliances.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Best, Heidi
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Orchard Cottage: A Great Option in the Mad River Valley

  • 5 of 5

My buddies and I had a great visit to the Mad River Valley this weekend in Heidi's home. She has everything you need for a great stay, including comfortable beds, beautuiful views, a roaring fireplace and a chef's kitchen. For up to six people, this is the place to stay near Sugarbush and Mad River Valley. Period.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. I'm so glad you all had a great stay at the cottage. The weather certainly cooperated!!! Best, Heidi
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season and Holidays
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring, Summer and Fall 2016
May 1 2016 - Dec 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

10% Discounts for 7+ nights
15% Discounts for 14+ nights
Cleaning Fee $125 for 4 days or less. $150 for stays of longer than 4 days.
Check in is 4pm. Check out is 10am

When confirming your booking, a third of the rental costs need to be paid to secure the reservation. The remainder will be paid 3 weeks prior to your arrival at the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sugarbush Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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