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Last updated: 08/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manchester Village barn description

This historic, large carriage barn has been our family retreat for over 20 years. The warmth of the home is undeniable: from the original wood plank floors, to the cozy wood-burning stove, to the kid-friendly upstairs loft, to the breathtaking view of the Green Mountains - you will feel right at home. Our style is Vermont country chic, with comfy couches, quality mattresses, a big kitchen, a jacuzzi tub and all the amenities you could ask for in a house rental, including:

• Wood-burning stove with firewood
• Free wi-fi
• Quality stereo system: a record player with over 100 LPs, iPod hookup
• 3 bathrooms: 2 bathtubs & 3 showers (1 is handicap accessible)
• Washer/dryer
• Large backyard
• Full range of kitchen appliances, cookware and utensils: outdoor gas grill, blender, juicer, griddle, coffee maker, espresso maker, dishwasher
• Outdoor fire pit
• Foosball table
• One bedroom is downstairs, far from the other bedrooms upstairs. Good for those unable to climb stairs.
• Large amount of children's toys, books and games
• Children's items available upon request: highchair, pack n' play, crib
• Baby-proof features: covered electrical outlets, baby gates on stairwells, and safety latches on cabinets with hazardous cleaning products.
• All bedrooms have cable television, and the master bedroom also has a DVD player.
• Cable TV is also in the kitchen and upstairs loft
• Pets are welcome!

Built in 1890 by Robert Todd Lincoln's best friend and law partner, the Edward S. Isham House is only 1.5 miles from the heart of Manchester Village with its charming boutiques and galleries. Walk down the marble sidewalks of Manchester to enjoy excellent restaurants, a wonderful bookstore, perfect cafes, and some of the finest outlet shopping available anywhere. The Isham House is nestled in the valley between the 3,816 foot Mount Equinox and the imposing Green Mountains. From the front door of the Isham House, you can go hiking up and around Mt. Equinox. Within a short drive, you can go biking, kayaking, or fly-fishing on the famous Battenkill River. Located on the main road passable in all weather, the Isham House is only a 10 minute drive from Bromley and 20 minutes away from Stratton ski area. If you prefer, walk around the corner to Hildene -- Robert Todd Lincoln's estate -- and take a tour of its lovely Georgian mansion, or go cross country skiing through its groomed trails and finish with a hot chocolate in its quaint warming hut.

As hosts, we will welcome you as family. We provide you with recommendations for local eats, shops, sights and countless activities.

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Considered:

                Written permission of owner is required. Additional security deposit may be requested....moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

              • The Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

                Queen...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                King...moreless

              • The Blue Bedroom: 1 twin/ single, 1 double

                1 Full and 1 Twin...moreless

              • The Green Bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 1 queen, 1 baby crib

                2 Twins (bunk beds) and 1 Queen. Crib available upon request...moreless

              • Loft Bunk Beds: 3 twin/ single

                1 Bunk Bed with a trundle bed underneath...moreless

              • The Downstairs Bedroom is tasteful, comfortable, and private with wonderful light and original pine floors. The Master Bedroom is a large, well appointed room with a wrought-iron headboard and an adjacent office space. The Blue Bedroom is a calm space, with a built-in bench for staring out at the mountains. The Green Bedroom is light and airy with a full closet (and crib available upon request). The bunk beds in the loft are not in a closed off bedroom but are a good option for children. All bedrooms have cable television, and the Master Bedroom also has a DVD player....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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              • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Handicapped accessible...moreless

              • The Master Bathroom has a jacuzzi bathtub for weary bones and original plank floors. The Upstairs Bathroom has a new tile floor and a fully stocked towel closet. The Downstairs Bathroom is handicapped accessible with support bars on the walls and in the shower....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The Isham House has a number of baby-proof features: covered electrical outlets, baby gates on stairwells, and safety latches on cabinets with hazardous cleaning products. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (6)...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Foosball
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library:

                    We have an awesome collection of old LP's....moreless

                  • Toys
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Synagogues
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Mountain
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hunting
                  • Rafting
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Large dining room table in the living room...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            We offer two window units in the summer months....moreless

                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Telephone
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking
                          • Wood Stove
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            There is ample parking in front and back of the house for 5 cars....moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Internet
                          • Wireless Internet

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included

                              Kitchen

                              • Stove:

                                Electric stove...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Blender
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove

                              Outside

                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Barbecue
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Balcony
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Jacuzzi
                              • Whirlpool
                              • Jetted Tub
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Columbus Day Weekend
                              Oct 11 - Oct 13, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $500
                              Holiday
                              Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $550 $600
                              Fri, Sat
                              MLK Weekend
                              Jan 17 - Jan 19, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $500
                              President's Day Weekend
                              Feb 14 - Feb 16, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $500
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $400 $500
                              Fri, Sat
                              $2,700 $12,200
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                              • Tax Rate 10%

                              Notes:

                              Please contact owner to confirm rates.

                              An additional $50 security deposit is required when bringing pets.


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                              Last updated: 08/09/2014
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                              Location

                              Car: Recommended

                              The Historic Edward S. Isham Carriage House sits on Historic Route 7A in the town of Manchester. Because of its rural location, it is sometimes difficult to find the Isham House on GPS or Google maps. To see its exact location, Google 'Ormsby Hill Inn' in Manchester. The Isham House is directly adjacent to the inn (approximately 150 yards to the north).

                              Other Activities: Canoe and kayaking, Outlet shopping

                              Golf: There are two remarkable golf courses near the Isham House. Gleneagles, owned by the Equinox Resort, is a links style course that is beautifully maintained. Stratton Mountain also boasts a course that has hosted LPGA events in recent years.

                              Ski: The Isham House is smack dab in the middle of ski country. Stratton Mountain -- known for its deluxe facilities, gondola to a 4500 foot summit, and sun bowl -- is a 20 minute drive away. Bromley, a resort renowned for the quality of its ski instruction and challenging terrain, is less than 15 minutes from the house. Magic Mountain and Okemo are also options nearby.

                              Hildene -- adjacent to the Isham House -- offers groomed trails for cross country skiing. Having undergone an extensive renovation on the last few years, Hildene is an excellent destination for those who like to keep their skis on flat ground.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1991

                              About the owner: My husband, Jed, and I live in Nyack, NY - a small town just north of New York City. I am a professional organizer, and Jed teaches English and philosophy at a prep school in the Bronx. We love to hike in Vermont with our standard poodles, Rufus & Bessie, and look for out of the way swimmin' holes. Jed's family has owned the Isham house since 1991, when it was a run-down working barn. Jed's father Bernie good see the building's 'good bones' and renovated it to it's current beauty. We take a tremendous amount of pride and joy in offering it to other families to enjoy.

                              Why the Owner Chose Manchester Village:
                              We converted the Isham House into a home because the area offered us a rare mix of outdoor activities, culture, history, and outlet shopping (!).

                              The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
                              You can walk to the trails of Mt. Equinox from the front door. We are on the main road and are only a 5 minute drive from town. The house is large enough to sleep 14 people but cozy enough for a perfect Vermont weekend getaway!


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                              Speaks: dutch, spanish, english

                               

                              Photos

                              • The upstairs main ares: an old hay loft

                                The upstairs main ares: an old hay loft

                              • The Kitchen

                                The Kitchen

                              • The Master Bedroom

                                The Master Bedroom

                              • Master Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

                                Master Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

                              • The green bedroom upstairs

                                The green bedroom upstairs

                              • The wood-burning stove

                                The wood-burning stove

                              • Playing in the backyard

                                Playing in the backyard

                              • The backyard, with one of the barns

                                The backyard, with one of the barns

                              • The Kitchen

                                The Kitchen

                              • Welcome to the Isham House!

                                Welcome to the Isham House!

                              • The Living Room with Wood Burning Stove

                                The Living Room with Wood Burning Stove

                              • Bunk beds in the upstairs loft - with a trundle bed underneath!

                                Bunk beds in the upstairs loft - with a trundle bed underneath!

                              • The Dining Area

                                The Dining Area

                              • The Master Bedroom

                                The Master Bedroom

                              • The Downstairs Bedroom, off of the kitchen

                                The Downstairs Bedroom, off of the kitchen

                              • The blue bedroom upstairs

                                The blue bedroom upstairs

                              • Our 5 year wedding anniversary party, in the backyard of the Isham House.

                                Our 5 year wedding anniversary party, in the backyard of the Isham House.

                              • View from the backyard in the summertime.

                                View from the backyard in the summertime.

                              • The master bedroom

                                The master bedroom

                              • Front of the Isham House

                                Front of the Isham House

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Monday, August 11, 2014

                              $400 - $600 per night (USD)
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                              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 18

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                              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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