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The beautiful and historic Skinner Cottage (1802), home to Richard Skinner, the 9th Governor of Vermont, is very close to - just two doors from - the famous Equinox Hotel and Resort in the picturesque village of Manchester, Vermont.
The entire third floor 1,200 sq feet of the Cottage has its own entrance and is a lovely, characteristically-VT (greens, reds and wood), clean, comfortable and private two-bedroom suite (recently renovated) with a private bathroom, eat-in kitchen, family room with a cozy gas fire, and lovely window seat with views over Vermont's most quintesential Main Street.
The Carriage House is a separate 800 sq foot 2nd floor clean, comfortable, private, more updated (yet still Vermont in character) 1-bedroom apartment with a private bathroom, eat-in kitchen, family room with a cozy stove, and looks over a newly landscaped garden with mountain views.
The Cottage Apartment-Suite and Carriage-House Apartment-Suite are equipped with all linens, tableware, air conditioning, standard cable TV and free internet.
Stroll along the historic marble walkway and visit the numerous shops, restaurants and various points of interest in this wonderful four season resort community.
I recommend you take a 'Google' at the house: ...: You can quickly take a look at this beautiful house ... by entering Google Maps (in your search), entering '3505 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254', clicking on 'more' and 'street view' ... this way you can see the fantastic, quintesential Vermont village location near the Equinox Resort Hotel ... the beauty of the property and the street ... even 'walk up and down the street' on the site ... there are also some lovely high resolution photographs all within 100 yards of, or right outside, the house.
Brief history of the house - Skinner family:: Richard and Mary Skinner originally built the Skinner Cottage in 1802. Richard was a probate judge in Manchester, Vermont. The courthouse where he served is within walking distance of the house opposite the Equinox Hotel and Resort. Richard Skinner was later elected to the US Congress, was the 9th governor of Vermont and subsequently served as the State’s Chief Justice.
The Skinner family included a son Mark who became famous in his own right as an eminent citizen and public servant in Chicago and in whose name a public school is named to this day in recognition of his leadership setting up the Chicago public school and library system. It is Mark’s daughter who funded, in Mark’s honor, Manchester town’s public library to the left of the house, shortly past the Equinox Hotel and Resort, on the street junction.
Brief history of the house - Pew through Taylors: More recently (since the early 1900’s) the Pew family were decades long owners of the “Skinner Cottage”. Mary Ethel Pew was one of four children of the founder of Sunoco. She and her siblings founded the nationally and internationally influential Pew Charitable Trusts, a NGO founded in 1948 and now a multi-billion dollar philanthropic foundation whose mission is to serve the public interest, improve public policy and civic life.
The house has since had few owners. Ms Newhouse who did much to renovate this historic mansion (and others on Main Street), a caterer who enlarged the rear of the house, and a headmaster and his wife, who previously owned the Ethan Allen Inn nearby Arlington.
The house is designated historic by the Manchester Historical Society, within the Manchester Village Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
The current owners of Skinner Cottage, the Taylor family, have a decades long relationship with Manchester.
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Minimum 2 nights. 3+ days, weekly & monthly rentals preferred. Our separate Carriage House is now available from mid-June 2011 offering guests a newly renovated and modernly rustic one bedroom 800 sq ft suite-apartment with an eat-in kitchen, family room with a pull-out sofa and heating-stove, and bathroom. Air-conditioning is also installed in the Summer and Fall. In limited circumstances ... the entire Skinner Cottage (an additional 4,000 sq ft of the Main House; including an additional 4 second-floor bedrooms with three bathrooms, and first-floor large multi-seating-area entertainment living-room with fireplace and family-style dining table, family TV room, parlor-living room, billiards room, bathroom, professional kitchen with dining area) and private 1,200 sq ft blue stone patio, Weber barbeque, 7-person hot tub and newly-landscaped garden, may be available (please call to discuss). The Cottage Suite is $195-$260 per night and $1,100-$1,300 per week (depending on season and holidays). The Carriage House is $185-$240 per night and $1,000-$1,200 per week (depending on season and holidays). There are special rates for extended stays. Entire Skinner Cottage rental available in exceptional circumstances. This calendar shows availability of our 3rd floor apartment-suite. For the calendar and availability of our Carriage House please see VRBO site 235670 or search for Skinner Cottage in the Manchester, Vermont section.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Since this is a prime four-season resort community, the recreational activities are abundant, particularly in the summer, fall, and winter. Our guests also access the facilities of the Equinox Resort which include an indoor swimming pool, spa, golf, year-round tennis, and a fitness center for a charge through the concierge, golf or health club. Museums, art centers and historic points of interest are minutes away. The renowned Manchester outlets and antique shopping are in walking distance to the Cottage. Golf is available at Gleneagles Country Club (Equinox), Manchester Golf Club and Stratton Country Club. Skiing is available at Stratton and Bromley (quite close), Killington, Okemo, Pico and Mount Snow driveable, longer away.
Other Activities: Shopping - arguably the best outlet shopping scene in the country - diverse, small shops in a pretty, well done style, very well laid out all within strolling distance, with high quality items (Ralph Lauren, Bose, Orvis, Gap, Brooks Brothers, Yankee Candle, Tumi, etc.; furniture, clothing).
Outstanding book store - one of the best, most diverse private bookstores in the country (even worldwide) that I have seen.
Fly fishing, skeet shooting (through Orvis or the Equinox Hotel).
Falconry, Landrover driving school (through Equinox Hotel).
Canoeing and tubing (on famous Battenkill River) - multiple top flight and reasonably priced outfitters providing equipment.
Extensive hiking trails throughout Equinox Preserve and in White Mountain reserve (all within walking or short driving distance).
Historical Hildene House (descendants of President Lincoln's Summer home).
Golf: Gleneagles course - reasonably priced, run by Equinoc Hotel - beautiful world class course ... walking distance from our rentals.
Ekwanok - private course at end of Main Street (within 3 minutes drive) - very exclusive - top, top world class with a long history.
Dorset Country Club - I believe, the oldest golf course in the country - very, scenic, old stone bridges over streams, etc.
Manchester Municipal course - public - nice location.
Ski: Bromley mountain (within 10 minutes) - family mountain; sunny; pleasant because not too busy; has a very fun amusement park in Summer too.
Stratton mountain (within 20 minutes). Gondolas, 6-seat hi-speed chairs - big investment mountain; village scene (similar to Tremblant - same owner).
Okemo mountain (within 35 minutes); nice town (Ludlow) and mountain.
Mount Snow (around 50 minutes). Two 'mountains'; more of party scene.
Killington (an hour away) - huge multi-mountain facility.
Pico (about 50 minutes) - smaller, tougher mountain.
Skinner 'Cottage' - Main House - Winter (Equinox hotel in right hand background)
Cottage 3rd floor apartment living room - new furniture
3rd Floor Apartment Front window bench
Parking next to private entrance
3rd Floor Apartment Master Bedroom
3rd Floor Apartment Sitting Room to kitchen view (previous furniture)
Back garden - view (from 1st floor - used by that rental, the 'Main House')
Carriage House - Winter
Carriage House Living Room
Skinner Cottage on right under shade of maple trees
Skinner Cottage - historic residence of 3rd Governor of Vermont
Skinner Cottage - Summer (Carriage House on very left)
Apartment - dining area - new furniture
Main House - door to Apartment
3rd Floor Apartment Living Room (previous furniture)
3rd Floor Apartment 2nd Bedroom with two twin beds
Skinner Cottage - front / Main Street view
Carriage House (top right) - view from Main House's 1st floor renter's patio
Carriage House Bedroom (dining area and kitchen on the right)
Skinner Cottage with Equinox Hotel & Resort very nearby
Marble sidewalk + stores opposite Equinox Hotel near Skinner Cottage
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