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Huge Mansion - Great for Groups - Retreats - Yoga - Weddings - Sleeps 34!!!

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The Battenkill Valley Mansion - 14 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms! 9000 sq feet, 5 acres

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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This 24 room mansion is perfect for retreats, reunions, bridal parties, corporate gatherings and large groups that want privacy in a beautiful, natural setting in the heart of Manchester Village.

This enormous, 9,000 sq foot home features a grand ballroom, sun filled yoga studio, commercial kitchen, formal dining room, a large living room with a piano and other musical instruments, and a game room complete with a ping pong and giant chess table and 14 bedrooms- each with private bathroom – so bring the whole family!
There is even a two bedroom apartment with it’s own kitchen and an additional handicap accessible bedroom on the ground floor. This 9,000 square foot home includes free WiFi and satellite TV, 5 private acres of woods and streams, a winterized large gazebo.
Best of all, it is next door to the Hildene Meadow and Nature Preserve. You can enjoy stunning scenic footpaths and trails in the wildlife past streams and forests and meadows.

The Battenkill Valley Mansion is only half a mile from the Equinox hotel, but it feels a world away, surrounded by tall pines, and adjacent to the rolling fields of Hildene Meadow and the Battenkill River. Step outside your door for miles of scenic bike rides or runs along scenic River Road.

The historic Battenklill Valley mansion was built in 1904 as a wedding present for the daughter of the family who lived nearby at the Wilburton Inn. Guests of the Battenkill Mansion may now enjoy the amenities of the Wilburton Inn, including pool, tennis, and 28 acres of sculptures, flower gardens and breath-taking mountain views.
Manchester is a year round destination for sports, arts, and relaxation, less than 5 minutes away from designer outlet shopping, Orvis fishing, canoeing, tubing, hiking, and world-class golf. Bromley Mountain is only 10 miles away, and Stratton just 18 miles. The Dorset Summer Theatre Festival, Vermont Horse Show, Southern Vermont Art Center, Crafts Fair, and farmers markets are just a few of the fun nearby activities.

Guests are welcome to dine at the 1902 Wilburton Mansion where, for an additional fee, they can feast on a hearty country breakfast, evening cocktails or a gourmet dinner featuring artisanal whole-grain breads and dishes crafted with seasonal produce from the property's family-run organic farm.

The Wilburton Inn accommodates up to 125 guests in 8 buildings of different sizes and styles. It is an ideal private getaway for destination weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and private celebrations. Ask us how we can help you plan your next special gathering! We look forward to welcoming you.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 9000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34, Beds for 34

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    large room...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    bright room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    suite space can be used as a bedroom, rollaway...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    has jaccouzzi tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 double

    pretty room, the only room without its own bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 double

    nice bathroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 10: 2 double

    has shower and tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 11: 1 queen

    large room in cathedral ceiling, skylights....moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 1 double

    has shower in bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 14: 1 double

    on the ground floor, handicap single bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 13: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    this room also has a mini kitchen ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    fabulous boutique hotel shower too...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double

    pull-out sofa in suite, sunken marble tub in bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 12: 2 child bed

    kids room with two 3/4size bunk beds....moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (9), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) pack and play type, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4), Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Double headed shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 7

    no bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 10: toilet, combination tub/shower

    this is the common bathroom for the apartment rooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 11

    first floor has two bathrooms, one is full, handicap accessi...moreless

  • Bathroom 12: toilet

    this is off the kitchen, main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 13: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Antique sunken marble bath tub...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    billards, chess, ping pong...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    piano, african drums, very creative setting...moreless

  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    free satellite tv!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous views, the home is on 5 acres of nature...moreless

  • Resort:

    Pool, tennis, concierge service at the Wilburton Inn all available for our guests. We offer vegetarian and country inn catering. ...moreless

  • River
  • Rural:

    Very peaceful. We're located on 5 private acres surrounded by tall Pine trees. Next door is a 40 acre nature preserve with a stream and woods paths and gorgeous trails thru wildlife....moreless

  • Village:

    Manchester is a picture perfect historic village – it’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest marble sidewalk. It is charming & rich with culture, sports, nature & shopping!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    formal wood paneled dining room seats 20...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    free wifi!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    with piano and oriental rugs, books, and couches...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 kitchens on ground floor, additional kitchen on third floor...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    8 gas burners!...moreless

  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    nearby at Equinox Hotel and Manchester Country Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can be rented nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    brand new winterized large gazebo for all year use!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    5 private acres, plus the house in adjacent to miles of private Hildene Meadows and the Battenkill stream....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Bromley and Stratton are nearby...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the Wilburton Inn...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool at the Wilburton Inn, Private Pond to be completed summer 2013 behind the Battenkill Mansion....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is located at the Wilburton Inn, just down the road. It is possible to reserve it for a group upon request....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    (2) whirlpools in the bathrooms...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Savings 2015
Apr 6 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,000 $1,250
Fri, Sat
$5,500
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
May 22 - May 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,750
Summer 2015
May 25 - Sep 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,400 $1,650
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$8,150
Fall Foliage 2015
Sep 25 - Oct 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,750
$8,750
Fall Foliage Savings 2015
Oct 26 - Nov 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,200 $1,650
Fri, Sat
$6,900
Fall Savings 2015
Nov 9 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,000 $1,250
Fri, Sat
$5,500
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,750
Fall Savings 2015
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,000 $1,250
Fri, Sat
$5,500
Christmas 2015
Dec 18 - Dec 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,950
$11,700
New Years 2016
Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,950
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,200 $1,650
Fri, Sat
$7,995 $26,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $125
  • Housekeeping fee $600 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • linens - towels & sheets $350 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

This is an extraordinary home for retreats, special birthday celebrations, workshops, family reunions, and graduate school groups.

Holiday weekends are an additional $150/night and have a 3 night minimum


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
Manchester Village
Nearest Barpub
Wilburton Inn Restaurant and Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Equinox Hotel
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Albany, NY
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 7
Manchester Village
Nearest Restaurant
Wilburton Inn Restaurant and Bar
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bromley
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Emerald Lake

Car: Necessary

The mansion was built in 1904 by the Guilbert family as the home for their daughter. The total estate incorporated four farms and included 1000 acres. The Levis family acquired the Wilburton properties to house a cultural project. 25 years later, their properties include Earth, Sky, Time Farm Organic Vegetable Farm, The Wilburton Inn, and the Museum of the Creative Process. We also have the town's finest bakery.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: My wife and I have been the owners and innkeepers of The Wilburton Inn for the past 25 years. My wife is from Brooklyn, NY. Her sister, Wendy Wasserstein, honored her by naming Madeline Kahn’s Tony Award winning role, Gorgeous, after her in the Broadway play, The Sisters Rosenswieg. I am a psychiatrist from Athens, Greece. I am interested about art, education, religion, and conflict resolution. I look forward to giving a TED talk on the future of creativity this summer. We bought our first home in VT in 1972 because the mountains reminded me of my days at medical school in Switzerland. It is our pleasure to see our children and grandchildren now take an interest in running the inn. We enjoy welcoming travelers to our beautiful homes. We love introducing them to the history and beauty of Vermont and The Wilburton Estate.

Why Manchester Village:
This robber baron estate has evolved through the 20th century from a private home, to a prep school, to an inn and now to an inn that celebrates life as a farm, a bakery, and a museum advancing creativity to become the core of education. This is a spectacular, huge home where guests can relax and truly get away from it all.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Tour our outdoor sculpture trains that show the history of love and the evolving images of women through cross cultural myths. Visit our son's Earth Sky Time organic farm and bakery less than 3 miles from the house.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Battenkill Valley Mansion - 14 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms! 9000 sq feet, 5 acres

    The Battenkill Valley Mansion - 14 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms! 9000 sq feet, 5 acres

  • The Battenkill Mansion at night all lit up for your special celebration!

    The Battenkill Mansion at night all lit up for your special celebration!

  • Versatile ballroom w/ wood burning fireplace can be meeting space/ wedding site

    Versatile ballroom w/ wood burning fireplace can be meeting space/ wedding site

  • Can you believe all these Harvard students fit in our house? They come each year

    Can you believe all these Harvard students fit in our house? They come each year

  • Wood paneled living room with a piano, books, games, and comfy couches.

    Wood paneled living room with a piano, books, games, and comfy couches.

  • Huge bedroom features wood burning stove, king bed, and sitting room

    Huge bedroom features wood burning stove, king bed, and sitting room

  • Room #6, 2 double beds and private bathroom

    Room #6, 2 double beds and private bathroom

  • Enjoy a great pool 1 mile away at our sister mansion, 
the Wilburton Inn

    Enjoy a great pool 1 mile away at our sister mansion, the Wilburton Inn

  • 75 acre nature preserve is adjacent to the mansion for wonderful strolls

    75 acre nature preserve is adjacent to the mansion for wonderful strolls

  • Our sister mansion, the Wilburton Inn, caters dinners at the Mansion

    Our sister mansion, the Wilburton Inn, caters dinners at the Mansion

  • 2nd floor floor plan

    2nd floor floor plan

  • The Battenkill Valley Mansion nestled in the Mountains in Fall

    The Battenkill Valley Mansion nestled in the Mountains in Fall

  • The ballroom can be a yoga studio

    The ballroom can be a yoga studio

  • Big kitchen and pantry for cooking all together

    Big kitchen and pantry for cooking all together

  • A newly renovated bathroom with marble sunken tub. 12 bathrooms total!

    A newly renovated bathroom with marble sunken tub. 12 bathrooms total!

  • Brass beds - most of the rooms feature 2 beds

    Brass beds - most of the rooms feature 2 beds

  • Enjoy FREE Tennis in the Mountains 1 mile away at the Wilburton Inn

    Enjoy FREE Tennis in the Mountains 1 mile away at the Wilburton Inn

  • we can recommend masseuses for in-house massage!

    we can recommend masseuses for in-house massage!

  • on site campfire

    on site campfire

  • 3rd floor floor plan

    3rd floor floor plan

  • ground floor floor plan

    ground floor floor plan

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  • Bedrooms
    14
  • Bathrooms
    11
  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 03/25/2015
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