About Marianne Barton
Bob and I are semi- retired "green" investment bankers. We work from home and enjoy spending a lot of time gardening, hiking, traveling, and reading. We delight in our three small dogs, family, and many friends (both the old ones and the new ones we make through our travel and our hospitality hosting).
Marianne Barton purchased this House in 2014
Why Marianne Barton chose Waitsfield
After decades of living in southern Vermont, Bob and I decided to move to the heart of the Mad River Valley because it's profound beauty and access to nature made our hearts sing. We went to see at least 60 houses before finding this one and knew this was the one as soon as we stopped at the end of the driveway (you'll understand why when you get here). After moving here I learned my parents' favorite place in all of Vermont was within a mile of here, so perhaps they "chose" it for me without my knowing it.
What makes this House unique
You can see four of Vermont's highest peaks from the sweeping 180-degree of the Mad River Valley. In fact, many Vermont veterans say ours is the most beautiful view they have ever seen. Where there aren't mountains there are gorgeous rock outcroppings, beautiful gardens, gentle forests, and magnificent stars (the Milky Way shines its magic on all clear nights and sometimes the northern lights bewitch the sky). We designed the retreat to embrace this view -- including using an abundance of windows and clear walls on the large deck -- and the very essence of nature -- our use of natural wood, fire, and stone elements will delight you. The effect is simultaneously peaceful and uplifting.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:24
- No smoking anywhere on property. - Please take your shoes off when you enter. Clean slippers available.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This was our second time staying at Bob and Marianne's and truly words and photos cannot do this place justice. The accommodation is spotless and the care and attention to detail with which it is finished mean you will want for nothing during your stay. The mountain views are out of this world, it's the perfect place to relax and recharge.
Boutique VRBO Rental!
Excellent in all aspects! If there is such a thing as a Boutique-VRBO category (as in Boutique-Hotel), this place qualifies fully. The view is absolutely wonderful, you have to experience it to appreciate it. Relaxing Vermont at its best. The home is immaculate and modern. Marianne and Bob are certainly super-hosts, warm and friendly, and made us feel totally comfortable and welcome. This place will not disappoint anyone. Absolutely recommended.
Beautiful location and great views
We had a great time and thought our hosts did a fantastic job. For those with small kids, just be aware that there are no interior doors. The main floor is one large space with no separation. This is not a criticism, it is just something for people with small children to be aware of.
Our every need was anticipated.
One of the nicest places we have ever stayed. The facility was perfect and the view was exquisite. The host and hostess made sure we were well cared for. My highest recommendation
A secluded and peaceful retreat
This really is a wonderful home in a beautiful setting and the owners' description is perfectly accurate, if not understated.
Marianne and Bob have perfected the art of hospitality, always being available to offer advice on all aspects of the area, yet are never intrusive.
The house is very well equipped and comfortable, but the crowning glory is the setting, with outstanding views from the deck.
It really is a magical place.