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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Salisbury house description
Kingsley Mill Manor was the mill owner's house built in the late 1800's. Total privacy is yours while vacationing in a Vermont wonderland in all seasons. Just beyond the back yard flows a river through our new private swimming area. The waterfall there can be viewed from the back deck. Music from the falls bathes the house.
Hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snowmobile trails start at the back door and connect to the VAST statewide trail system. Lake Dunmore is less than 2 miles away, a five minute drive or an hour hike via the trails. Middlebury College is 10 minutes from the house.
Watch the sun rise over the mountain. Enjoy bonfires in the back yard fire pit. A wrap around porch with a hanging loveseat defines easy living, and our new four seaon screened porch offers privacy, river music, and a fireplace.
There is plenty of lawn for large or small tents, plenty of parking and a large propane grill for outdoor eating. Pets are always welcome.
Historical Experience: Our lovely vacation home provides a homey and spacious surrounding for a family gathering, reunions, weddings, or simply to get away from it all in pure Vermont privacy. Built over 175 years ago, you can witness the only standing mill in Salisbury. Please enjoy the multiple trails to other sites along the natural waterways. One of our trails now includes a footbridge over the falls to a private island for your fun and adventure.
Sandy beach, private swimming, suits optional.: With no visible neighbors bask in the sun on the banks of our sandy beach. This private swimming area is four feet deep, shallow enough for children, deep enough for real swimming. Adult supervision required for children. Jump into the water from the dam, sit under the waterfall or in our natural whirlpool and let your worries be washed away. There is a picnic table for a real beach experience. A paradise for all ages.
Our rebuilt, enlarged four season screened back porch overlooks the swimming area and the waterfall. We just installed an efficient and automatic fireplace/stove in the porch. Watch the snow fall in cozy, warm comfort. Great place for breakfast, barbecue, and sleeping.
Snowmobile and cross country ski heaven: Middlebury Snow Bowl is very close for downhill skiing, Killington less than an hour away. Literally from our back door you can cross country ski on challenging trails with no trail fees For snowmobilers it is heaven. Access to the VAST trail is direct from the backyard. There is a pond for Ice fishermen as well as a private trail to Lake Dunmore. Ice skating in the wild or at the rink just ten minutes away. Snow shoeing on our ski trails will take you through the woods and open land. From here you can roam the entire state of Vermont on the VAST trail system.
- 2 story
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Children Welcome
The ground floor is wheelchair accessible from the driveway, the slider having a wheelchair acceptable threshold. There is a bathroom and two bedrooms on the ground floor. The bathroom has a tub/shower which is not handicapped accessible, but the bathroom itself is large. ...moreless
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15
- All bedrooms offer comfortable and colorful beds, linens, and towels. The house is fully accessible from the driveway with a wheelchair or walker. The ground floor has two bedrooms and one bathroom, but the shower is not handicapped accessible. Our spaciousness affords parents and multiple couples the privacy they deserve and expect. It is perfect for large family gatherings. Our new back porch now has a super efficient, automatic fireplace/stove for four season comfort. Watch the snow fall in cozy, warm comfort. It has a day bed and room for sleeping. Kids can 'camp out' on the back porch. It's our favorite spot for breakfast and barbecues....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Books For Adults
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Nude Beach
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Water View
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Wireless Internet
- Mosquito Magnet
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Toilet Paper
- Parking Off Street
- Thermos Bottle
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Sofa Bed
- Mobile Phone
- Local Maps
- Basic Soaps
- Activities Guide
- Parking On Street
- Laundry Soap
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Computer Available
- Paper Towels
- Air Conditioning:
- Living Room:
- Washing Machine:
- Lobster Pot
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Walkway To Water
- Beach Chairs
- Outdoor Grill
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Large Cooler
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Deck / Patio
Porch / Veranda:
Back porch is enclosed with openable windows and insulate, so it is four season with a pellet stove for heat. It has a view of the river and waterfall. A front wrap around porch is unscreened....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
ReviewsWrite a review
Wonderful WInter Wedding
Wonderful WInter Wedding
Our daughter Criss chose to wed in Middlebury Vermont in January of this year. She and her intended Joel wished to make it a winter celebration for our families and in Middlebury so that the elder members of his Vermont family would not have to travel. So that our cozy family and very dear friends from Pennsylvania could spend time together in preparation for the blessed event, we engaged Jalna and David's beautiful Kingsley Mill Manor. The colorful photographs and detailed description on the website hardly did the Manor justice! It far exceeded our expectations in roominess, comfort, cleanliness, availability of activities and provisions, and especially beauty. From the generous welcome basket on the counter as we arrived to the huge Christmas tree especially decorated in Criss' wedding colors (yes, Jalna was sweet enough to ask what they were!) everything was wonderful. There was lots of room for everyone, the house was warm and comfortable everywhere (which says a great deal for the furnace because it was frigid that week) and there were plenty of supplies. Towels, sheets and sundry supplies were there making our stay so much easier. Located on a well maintained, wooded country lane, the house is charmingly decorated and has comfortable furniture. The owners were available if needed, but all of our needs were truly anticipated. There were even books and games in case of boredom, which there wasn't. The surrounding woods and steams were a nature lovers paradise. Even in the icy cold, the rushing mill stream behind the house could be heard adding to the charm. One family member has limited mobility, so the first floor bedroom and sitting room was especially helpful and entry into the home was also easy. For our guests there were nearby restaurants, the terrific shopping at Middlebury and many other locations, and a few even braved nearby ski slopes. The local folks were friendly and maps and directions readily available everywhere. Our time there was like coming home, with the warm familiarity of family. We are hoping to be fortunate enough to arrange another visit soon to perhaps enjoy a different Vermont season and to see what other treasures we find at Kingsley Manor Mill .
- Guest Constance7 (Dorseyville, Pennsylvania USA)
- Date of stay 12/29/08
- Review Submitted 02/19/09
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We thoroughly enjoy preparing Kingsley Mill Manor for our guests and truly delight in personalizing it just for them. We hope always that our guests will want to return to explore and relax. We thank you for the terrific review. Please come again.
The house is very comfortable and pretty. Lots of sitting rooms and gathering spaces. Listening to the waterfall was great! Great hiking is very close by, and everything a traveler meeds is only a short drive away.
- Guest Sharon GR (Central Jersey)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Kingsley Mill Manor. We are always making upgrades and appreciate our guests' recommendations. Thanks for staying at Kingsley.
Once our family home
Once our family home
This wonderful home used to be our grandparents home. No member of our family had been back in it for 31 years when we discovered that it was now a vacation rental. A gathering of cousins and aunts in September brought about a wonderful long weekend of reminiscing and the feeling that our grandparents were there with us. We brought along old photos of times spent there and we took new photos of this stay. It was fun to try to guess from the photos which bedroom we remembered it as....many times we were wrong. We were surprised with some of the changes made and pleased with many of the others. It was just wonderful to be able to be back into the home that was so warm and welcoming as we grew. We spent a lot of time on the back porch enjoying the sound of the falls. It's a place we always enjoyed as kids. We were never allowed by the falls, so it is great to now be able to see it and enjoy it. We missed the room where the honey was processed and we were unable to get into the huge attic but it was nice to even see that the rhubarb was still growing on the side lawn. I could go on and on about the wonderful memories and how heartwarming it was to be back in the house. We hope to be able to gather again this summer or fall for another reunion with more of the family. David and Jalna are wonderful people to open this house up so that many people can enjoy how beautiful it is. they care about this home in the same way that our family did. Thank you Jalna and David and we will see you this year.
- Guest Sus (Middlebury, VT)
- Date of stay 12/16/10
- Review Submitted 12/17/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Middlebury College Graduation Gathering
Middlebury College Graduation Gathering
As we looked forward to our daughter's May 2010 graduation, we sought accomodations to encourage extended family and friends to share in this joyful event. The manor proved to be the perfect spot! Fourteen of us, from age eight to seventy-eight, were comfortably housed, fed and entertained in this spacious home. We were even able to invite other families over for a backyard celebration, which was great fun! There was something for everyone - early morning birding or jogging, a comfortable kitchen for meal preparation, croquet and badminton in the evening on the lawn, and even board games that led to a rousing game of Pictionary one night. There was one problem with the dishwasher, but it was taken care of immediately, so there was no interference in our celebration. We all agreed that the manor was the perfect setting for all of us to gather. Thank you Jalna and David!
- Guest Joyous Parents (Pacific Northwest)
- Date of stay 05/21/10
- Review Submitted 06/23/10
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are so pleased that our guests are happy! 2010 has brought many improvements to Kingsley Mill Manor. This year we have enlarged the back porch to accommodate a large crowd. Our goal is for all of our guests to have a fabulous stay. Thank you "Joyous Parents"!
September Wedding 2009Guest comment entered by owner
September Wedding 2009
When we decided to have our wedding in Vermont we started looking right away at different locations. I found Kingsley Mill Manor on the internet and set up an appointment to view the house and meet the owners. Kingsley Mill Manor was covered in snow but we fell in love with it! The house was perfect for our family and wedding party to stay in. We soon picked a day and reserved the house for our special event Jalna and David were generous and flexible, and allowed us to come back again in summer to choose where to put a tent and have our ceremony. We even got to take a dip in the swimming hole! When we arrived in September to have our wedding,the house was clean and well prepared for us. The property was perfect for what we had planned. Our wedding party and cook stayed in the house with us. On Friday, Alfresco Tent Co. set up a large tent on the far end of the lawn. Our ceremony was to take place on the beach by the swimming hole. Everyone felt comfortable and relaxed in the space. As we had a truly do it your self wedding there was lots of space for a busy group of friends and family; and we could still find nooks to rest in. The day of the wedding started of overcast but the sun popped out just before we started. It was all we could have wanted and more! We had a fun, beautiful ceremony next to the waterfall,followed immediately by dancing on the lawn with a brass band and appetizers. As the weather started to cool off we headed to the tent for dinner. After dinner our guests spread out around property and found areas that they enjoyed. As it was a cold night we had a fire going in the fire pit; dancing in the tent; and people picking at left overs in the kitchen. There was even space for sleepy guests to take naps. Our guests loved the wedding. Everyone felt relaxed and at home. Our wedding was perfect thanks to the beautiful home of Jalna and David. Shawn and I stayed for 3 more nights at Kingsley Mill Manor to start our honey moon. We enjoyed the quiet and calm of the space and spent hours reminiscing about our wedding day. We had amazing nights gazing at the stars around the fire and listening to owls. There was even a bit of warm weather for a dip in the cold water! We also really enjoyed the town Middlebury and the Moosalamoo Recreation area for hiking. There is so much to do in the area but once you have food there is no reason to leave the manor! We did not want to go home. Thanks Jalna and David. -- Tonya and Shawn
- Guest Tonya Salero
- Date of stay 09/17/09
- Review Submitted 01/23/10
It's hard to know where to begin in describing our relaxing week at Kingsley Mill...but we certainly did not want our week to end! We would have been happy to hang out at the house and swimming hole for the duration. Plenty of room,spent lots of time around that grand table off the kitchen. Fun trips to Brandon,Middlebury and Lake Champlain-all a reasonable distance. We were able to walk to the church in Salsibury to hear our daughters final concert with Point Counter Point Camp. Cafe Provence in Brandon was amazing! Would love to return someday with more friends and family-to Kingsley and the Cafe!!
- Guest Carol/Pat (West Hartford Ct USA)
- Date of stay 07/23/05
- Review Submitted 09/22/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
A quiet Vermont vacation place
A quiet Vermont vacation place
The place is absolutely delightful. It was immaculate, the kitchen well-equipped, and we were greeted on arrival(very late at night) with vases of lilacs, a jug of maple syrup, coffee and cream in the fridge, and the gift of a maple syrup cookbook. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms more than adequate. The living room furnishings are kind of old cottage: lots of comfortable couches, older but clean, and lots of areas for sitting around and catching up, and there's a wonderful screened porch out back with the sound of the waterfall, a great place for morning coffee. We were there for my son's college graduation, and the owners graciously allowed us to have a party for the graduates, along with a couple of other families. The lawns by the creek and the waterfall were a perfect setting. This isn't your decorator-perfect vacation condo; it's more like spending time in a well-loved family home. A great place to get together with family and friends. Close to great hiking, lots of antique shops around and some excellent estaurants in Vergennes and Middlebury. There is one bedroom on the first floor, but the stairs to the second floor might be a little steep for folks with difficulty with stairs.
- Guest Betsy D. (Montana)
- Date of stay 05/18/09
- Review Submitted 06/02/09
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Jalna and her family are great to deal with. We went up at Christmas and she had the whole house decorated, even a 8'ft christmas tree! The house is large and has a very warm and cozy feeling. We had a wonderful trip and would come back again!
- Guest Pennsylvania guests (Souderton)
- Date of stay 12/20/08
- Review Submitted 01/06/09
Owner response: Dear PA guests, You were awesome! We enjoyed decorating the tree and house for you and hope you return in the future. Thanks so much. J&D
As I am writing this I am preparing to visit this wonderland of restfulness. I absolutely love to visit the Manor where I have found a place of solitude which stimulates my mind and heals my soul. I highly recommend this place.
- Guest The Ladies of Eire (St Albans)
- Date of stay 09/12/08
- Review Submitted 11/12/08
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
What a delightful summer week we had! This house was full of charm! The waterfall was gorgeous and relaxing. It was wonderful having linens and cleaning provided...truly making it a vacation! The house was a perfect size for our family plus a few guests and we enjoyed all the amenities: close to Lake Dunmore, walking trail to the lake, eating fresh raspberries right off the bush, bonfires in the backyard, and many great moments just relaxing and listening to the soothing waterfall. We can't wait to go back!
- Guest Tammy and Pat (South Jersey)
- Date of stay 06/28/08
- Review Submitted 10/28/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night min stay
Mar 1 - Apr 30
2 night min stay
|Middlebury College Graduation
May 21 - May 28, 2014
8 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Kingsley Mill Manor is a wonderful venue for weddings and family reunions. We have special rates for large events and will be happy to discuss these with anyone interested in renting Kingsley for such occassions.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee: $25 + tax
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Cleaning Fee: $100
- Tax Rate 9%
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1986
About the owner: Jalna and David met later in life in 2003. We were married in 2008. Our choice was to live up north at David's place and turn the house where Jalna raised her family into Kingsley Mill Manor. It's our favorite place to vacation. Our passion is to continue working on the Manor to make it ever more comfortable as a vacation rental. Currently David is improving the driveway and entry. Our dreams include a new master bedroom suite with a balcony overlooking the waterfall. Someday we'd like to restore the last standing Kingsley mill, which is on the property and go green with water power from the river.
Why the Owner Chose Salisbury:
Kingsley Mill Manor has location, location, location. It's very private with no visible neighbors, yet a quarter mile from the village. A river runs through the property with two gorgeous swimming areas and a waterfall. Behind Kingsley the land is owned by the Middlebury Land Trust so will remain undeveloped. A trail runs from our back door to Lake Dunmore. This trail is part of the VAST system of snowmobile/cross country skiing trails that spans Vermont. It's also a gorgeous hike. The house is large, comfortable, with a long history. It is the perfect setup for a vacation rental, for family reunions, for ski teams, organizational meetings, weddings and just plain fun.
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Kingsley is a fabulous pet friendly winter or summer getaway.
Queen sized bed in the Red Room, voted most cozy
Jordan sleeping in the Lilac Room, her favorite
Twin Room with walk in closet
Jalna & Tyler skiing on the VAST trail right behind Kingsley
Our new fireplace in the four season porch.
King sized bed in the beautiful Blue Room voted most comfortable
The grand table of the dining room, built for Kingsley by David
Kingsley from the air shortly after Jalna & David's wedding
Our waterfall, swimming area, and bridge to the magic kingdom
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