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

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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Manchester Village chateau / country house 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.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 8000 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

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        25...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed
      • Wheelchair Accessible
      • Pets Considered
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34, Beds for 34

      • Bedroom 2: 1 king

        large room...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

        ...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 12: 2 bunk bed

        smaller room in apartment...moreless

      • Bedroom 13: 1 twin/ single

        in the atrium of the kitchen of the apartment...moreless

      • Bedroom 9: 1 double

        has shower in bathroom...moreless

      • Bedroom 14: 1 twin/ single

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

      • Bedroom 1: 2 double

        king bed & suite with pull-out sofa...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

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Cooking Utensils
      • Catering Available
      • Ice Maker
      • Toaster
      • Pantry Items
      • Dishwasher
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Freezer
      • Child's Highchair
      • Coffee Maker
      • Seating for 20 people

      Amenities

      • Living Room:

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

      • Babysitter
      • Parking Off Street
      • Heating
      • Towels Provided
      • Parking
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board
      • Fireplace
      • Wood Fireplace
      • Linens Provided
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Air Conditioning
      • Washing Machine

      Entertainment

      • Music Library:

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

      • Games:

        billards, chess, ping pong...moreless

      • Satellite / Cable:

        free satellite tv!...moreless

      • Piano
      • Television
      • Books
      • Toys
      • Game Room
      • Pool Table
      • DVD Player
      • Ping Pong Table
      • Stereo
      • VCR
      • CD Player
      • Video Library

      Communications

      • Wireless Internet
      • Telephone
      • Free Long Distance

      Pool & Spa

      • 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

      • Communal Pool:

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

      • Jetted Tub:

        (2) whirlpools in the bathrooms...moreless

      • Jacuzzi

      Outdoor Features

      • Lawn / Garden:

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

      • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

      • Golf:

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

      • Outdoor Grill Gas
      • Outdoor Grill
      • Gazebo
      • Deck / Patio

      Theme

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

      Location & View

      • 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

      • 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

      • Resort:

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

      • Mountain View:

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

      Activities

      • Autumn Foliage
      • Medical Services
      • Fitness Center
      • Roller Blading
      • Ski Lift Privileges
      • Ski Privileges Optional
      • Water Tubing
      • Golf Privileges Optional
      • Equestrian Events
      • Fly Fishing
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Hunting Big Game
      • Hunting Small Game
      • Ice Skating
      • Mountain Climbing
      • Mountaineering
      • Sailing
      • Mountain Biking
      • Cross Country Skiing
      • Swimming
      • Cycling
      • Hunting
      • Golf
      • Tennis
      • Skiing
      • Fishing
      • Kayaking
      • Snowmobiling
      • Snowboarding
      • Rock Climbing
      • Massage Therapist
      • Rafting
      • Laundromat
      • Groceries
      • Forests
      • Pond
      • Waterfalls
      • Festivals
      • Live Theater
      • Cinemas
      • Museums
      • Restaurants
      • Churches
      • Library
      • Playground
      • Recreation Center
      • Synagogues
      • Health/Beauty Spa
      • Photography
      • Eco Tourism
      • Scenic Drives
      • Bird Watching
      • Paddle Boating
      • Sledding
      • Sight Seeing
      • Wildlife Viewing
      • Shopping
      • Horseback Riding
      • Antiquing
      • Outlet Shopping
      • Walking
      • Boating
      • ATM/Bank
      • Hospital
      • Hiking
       

      Reviews

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      Rental basis: Per property
      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
      Folliage
      Sep 26 - Oct 18, 2014
      2 night min stay
      $1,200 $1,650
      Fri, Sat
      Christmas - New Years 2014-15
      Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2015
      4 night min stay
      $1,500 $1,750
      Thu, Fri, Sat
      $9,500
      Martin Luther King Weekend
      Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
      3 night min stay
      $1,750
      Presidents Day Week
      Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2015
      3 night min stay
      $1,750
      $9,500
      Spring 2015
      Mar 22 - May 1, 2015
      2 night min stay
      $1,100 $1,350
      Fri, Sat
      Summer 2015
      May 29 - Aug 31, 2015
      2 night min stay
      $1,400 $1,650
      Fri, Sat
      $9,000 $25,000
      My Standard Rate
      2 night min stay
      $1,200 $1,500
      Fri, Sat, Sun
      $7,995 $22,000
      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

      Additional information about rental rates

      Fees:

      • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
      • Housekeeping fee $600 + tax
      • linens - towels & sheets $350 + tax
      • Pet Fee $125
      • 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: 09/04/2014
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      Location

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

      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

        The Battenkill Valley Mansion

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

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

      • The Ballroom set up as a game room for kids with full size ping pong table

        The Ballroom set up as a game room for kids with full size ping pong table

      • Huge kitchen and pantry - plenty of space for cooking together

        Huge kitchen and pantry - plenty of space for cooking together

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

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

      • Clawed foot bathtub opens onto an art filled sitting room.

        Clawed foot bathtub opens onto an art filled sitting room.

      • 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

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

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

      • on site campfire

        on site campfire

      • yoga fun on the nature preserve

        yoga fun on the nature preserve

      • 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

      • Formal wood paneled dining room with working fireplace.

        Formal wood paneled dining room with working fireplace.

      • Our HUGE kitchen has double stoves, refrigerators and sinks. GREAT FOR COOKING!

        Our HUGE kitchen has double stoves, refrigerators and sinks. GREAT FOR COOKING!

      • A newly renovated bathroom with marble sunken tub.

        A newly renovated bathroom with marble sunken tub.

      • Huge bedroom features wood burning store and sitting room

        Huge bedroom features wood burning store 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

      • The mansion was built in 1904 + features handsome details + high ceilings.

        The mansion was built in 1904 + features handsome details + high ceilings.

      • This family of 30 staged a murder mystery for their weekend fun at the house

        This family of 30 staged a murder mystery for their weekend fun at the house

      • 3rd floor floor plan

        3rd floor floor plan

      • ground floor floor plan

        ground floor floor plan

      VRBO #233674

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      This listing was first published here in 2007.

      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

      $1,100 - $1,750 per night (USD)
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      14 Bedroom / 11 Bathroom
      Sleeps 34

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