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Kingsley is a fabulous pet friendly winter or summer getaway.


Last updated: 08/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

            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:

            Well behaved pets are welcome, and there is an extra fee for cleaning when pets visit....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 4: 1 double


          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


          • Other: 2 sleep sofa /futon


          • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

            Ground floor bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Ground floor bedroom with air conditioner...moreless

          • 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

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Very large, spacious bathroom...moreless

          • There is one full bath on each floor. The first floor bathroom is huge with a handicapped style toilet....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Full wheelchair accessibility from the driveway. One bath and two bedroom are on the ground floor. The ground floor bath has a toilet accessible from a wheelchair, but the shower is not....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Television:

                One flat screen TV and sitting area, one living room TV, and the master bedroom has a TV....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite throughout the house with HBO and Showtime....moreless

              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games:

                Many old fashioned board games....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Toys


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Waterfalls
              • Caves
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Nude Beach
              • Winery Tours
              • Festivals
              • Library

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Water View
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Roller Blading
              • Hunting
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Room
                  • Dining:

                    Large table built by David with the wood milled from the large old butternut tree that died next to the house. It can seat a very large gathering....moreless

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 14 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Computer Available
                      • Internet:

                        Wifi throughout the house....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking:

                        Large driveway and room on the road in the front of the house. Lawns are available for parking also....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Modern front loading washing machine and matching dryer....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        Efficient pellet stove fireplace model. Heats the whole house in mild weather, the back porch and the back of the house in cold weather....moreless

                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone:

                        Several telephones in the house, upstairs and down....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Oil furnace heats the entire house well....moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        One bedroom downstairs has a window AC....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        One living room with TV and several sitting areas in the house, a flat screen TV with seating area, and a back porch sitting area....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • PC
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street


                      • Grill
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Side by side fridge/freezer with ice maker....moreless

                      • Freezer:

                        Side by side fridge/freezer with ice maker....moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Stove:

                        Electric stove...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Dishware and silverware enough for large gatherings....moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Coffee, tea, sugar, etc. There is a large set of pantry shelves near the entrance and kitchen to store pantry items....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Kitchen:

                        Comfortable and well appointed country kitchen....moreless


                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Extensive lawns and flower gardens....moreless

                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • 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

                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo:


                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mud Season
                      Mar 1 - Apr 30
                      2 night min stay
                      $275 $300
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,680 $4,350
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $300 $350
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,750 $4,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $25 + tax
                      • Cleaning Fee $100
                      • Tax Rate 9%


                      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.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 08/31/2014
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                      Car: Necessary

                      Kingsley Mill Manor is located a quarter mile from the village of Salisbury, just off Route 7. Take a left off Maple Street just past the post office and head north on Smead Road; we're the first house on the right outside of the village. Two miles further up the road is Lake Dunmore. Middlebury is ten miles north on Rt. 7, Burlington an hour north, Killington and Rutland are less than an hour south. Middlebury Snow Bowl is only minutes away. Lake Champlain is half an hour west. We have a hiking, mountain biking, snowmobile, and cross country skiing trail right out our back door. Lake Dunmore is only two miles through the woods. This trail is a branch of Vermont's VAST system of snow machine trails that covers the entire state. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are allowed on this trail system.

                      Other Activities: Snowmobiling. Perfect site for a wedding or reunion.

                      Golf: The Neshobe Country Club is less than 10 minutes away as are other courses in the area.

                      Ski: Downhill skiers can choose from Killington, Sugar Bush, or the Middlebury Snowbowl. The Snowbowl is minutes away, Killington and Sugar Bush less than an hour. Cross country skiers step out the back door onto a state wide system of trails. No trail fees!


                      Owner info

                      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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                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Kingsley is a fabulous pet friendly winter or summer getaway.

                        Kingsley is a fabulous pet friendly winter or summer getaway.

                      • Queen sized bed in the Red Room, voted most cozy

                        Queen sized bed in the Red Room, voted most cozy

                      • Jordan sleeping in the Lilac Room, her favorite

                        Jordan sleeping in the Lilac Room, her favorite

                      • Twin Room with walk in closet

                        Twin Room with walk in closet

                      • Jalna & Tyler skiing on the VAST trail right behind Kingsley

                        Jalna & Tyler skiing on the VAST trail right behind Kingsley

                      • So graceful!

                        So graceful!

                      • Our new fireplace in the four season porch.

                        Our new fireplace in the four season porch.

                      • King sized bed in the beautiful Blue Room voted most comfortable

                        King sized bed in the beautiful Blue Room voted most comfortable

                      • The grand table of the dining room, built for Kingsley by David

                        The grand table of the dining room, built for Kingsley by David

                      • Kingsley from the air shortly after Jalna & David's wedding

                        Kingsley from the air shortly after Jalna & David's wedding

                      • Our waterfall, swimming area, and bridge to the magic kingdom

                        Our waterfall, swimming area, and bridge to the magic kingdom

                      • Welcome to Kingsely Mill Manor

                        Welcome to Kingsely Mill Manor

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

                      $275 - $350 per night (USD)

                      6 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 15

                      View calendar: Updated 08/31/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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