Historic Home in Ideal Village Location- Wright House C.1811
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Charming home perfectly located in Stowe village now available for rental. Stowe Village's oldest home, 'The Wright House' was built in 1811 and has been tastefully restored and updated to serve as a comfortable family home with two bedrooms and two full baths. The home retains much of its original charm with its wide plank flooring yet adds modern touches such as updated kitchen, gas fireplace, wireless internet access, and HD Cable TV. Excellent location for skiers and non-skiers alike, with ALL village amenities within walking distance including the free Mountain Road Shuttle. The property overlooks the historic Green Mountain Inn & the Vermont Ski Museum. The spacious downstairs includes eat-in kitchen, dining room, two separate living areas, and a full bath. Two bedrooms upstairs share a large bathroom with claw foot bath tub/shower. Master bedroom includes a queen bed and walk in closet and second bedroom has two extra long twin beds.
Canoeing & Kayaking: The beautiful lakes and rivers of the Green Mountains are best enjoyed from a canoe or kayak. If you don’t have much experience, the American Canoe Association has certified guides that can take you out and show the skills necessary to enjoy a day out on the water.
Within a short distance of Stowe lie many great rivers and peaceful lakes. The Lamoille and Winooski rivers wind through farms and forested countryside and offer excellent river trips. Lake Elmore is easily accessible and features a state campground and beach, and the Green River Reservoir is a pristine and undeveloped area, good for getting away from it all.
The following companies offer canoe and kayak rentals and trips:
AJ's Ski & Sports
Pinnacle Ski & Sports
Fishing: Anglers from novice to expert will enjoy the fishing in the Stowe area. To find the best spots, hire a local guide and your sure to hook into some big fish. The local waters hold healthy populations of trout, bass and pike
The Lamoille and Winooski Rivers are two of the more popular trout fisheries close to Stowe. The best times to visit are early summer and then again in the fall when the fish are beefing up for the winter. The smaller rivers in the area is where you’ll find some native brook trout, a small beautiful fish that thrives in the mountain waters.
If it’s bass you are interested in, check out one of the many lakes and reservoirs scattered throughout the area.
The staff at Catamount Fishing Adventures is very knowledgeable and offers guided tours as well as condition reports on their website.
Biking & Hiking: Cottonbrook, Old Country Road, Stowe Hollow and Brownsville are some of the popular mountain biking trails in the area. They are maintained by the Stowe Mountain Bike Club. Several local bike shops offer guided tours to help you get out and explore the trails.
A mellower option which is good for families is to ride the Recreation Path as it wanders through forests and meadows beside the West Branch River. You can stop to shop & eat along the way when you need a break.
From mellow walks to soaring peaks, there are trails for hikers of all abilities around Stowe.
Weissner Woods is a 80 acres of land that has been preserved in its natural state for all to enjoy. Wildlife commonly seen in Wiessner Woods include partridge, thrush, grouse, falcons, and owls, as well as deer, fox, and an occasional bear or moose.
You can travel a section of the Long Trail to the Summit of Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont at at 4393’. Expect steep sections and incredible views from the top!
Keywords: Single, family, home, house
- 1200 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 8
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Rock Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Stowe, being a 200-year-old picturesque New England village, has drawn people over the years to vacation amongst its fantastic ski slopes and imposing Green Mountains. The amount of year round activities available is endless, yet, if preferred, one can sit back and relax in the rustic natural beauty of the countryside. Stowe was recently ranked number one for skiing in Eastern North America by both Ski and Skiing Magazines and has continued to maintain its renowned low key reputation as a hide-out for vacationing celebrities and leaders of industry. Throughout the year Stowe hosts many festivals / events including classical music in the meadow, winter carnival, horse shows, the hot air balloon festival, antique car shows, the British invasion, polo tournaments and antique shows. This lively resort has a plethora of fine dining and night spots for all to enjoy. If you have never had the chance to experience Stowe, we would love the opportunity to introduce you to this American classic....moreless
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Cosy and charmant holding house
Cosy and charmant holding house
Excellent stay. Very Nice house, interesting place in the heart of the village. We love antics and those in the house are fabulous! We recommend.
- Guest Louis T.
- Date of stay 02/08/13
- Review Submitted 02/20/13
The Wright house is very clean and has anything you would want in a vacation getaway including wireless Internet. It is right in downtown Stowe with walking distances to shops, restaurants, and bars. As a skier it is ideal and only minutes away from Stowe mountain resort. Will come back every year to enjoy this perfect Vermont getaway!
- Guest Mark S.
- Date of stay 01/15/12
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
Owner response to Review Submitted January 8, 2009Guest comment entered by owner
Owner response to Review Submitted January 8, 2009
Large TV referenced in review has been replaced with flat screen which allows for much more room in back living room and another flat screen has been installed in the front living room. Thank you for the suggestion.
- Guest Mike & Cheryl
- Date of stay 07/04/10
- Review Submitted 12/08/10
Charming place in Stowe
Charming place in Stowe
We stayed in the Wright house for 4 nights. We had a great time and the cottage was well stocked and clean. I was surprised as a cook how well the kitchen was stocked along with the quality. We liked that you could walk anywhere downtown easily. The only reason this did not score a 5 is the upstairs tub is not friendly, especially if you are tall. The TV room is in the area with the pull out couch so if you have more than 4 people it makes it difficult...maybe put the big TV in the living room. Other than that it was perfect and would rent again if we come back to Stowe.
- Guest Lucycat
- Date of stay 12/26/08
- Review Submitted 01/08/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+.
The Wright House is Clean, Cozy and Conveniently located in the heart of Stowe. We really enjoyed our 4 day weekend.
- Guest Happy Habitant
- Date of stay 10/10/08
- Review Submitted 10/21/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+.
Season Name First Night Last Night Weekly Weekend Minimum Stay Winter 2013 Jan 02 2013 Mar 23 2013 $1,100 $400 2 Nights Holiday 2013 Jan 18-20 Feb 15-23 $1,500 $500 3 Night Spring 2013 Mar 24 2013 Jun 20 2013 $ 900 $300 2 Nights Summer 2013 Jun 21 2013 Sep 19 2013 $1,200 $350 2 Nights Fall 2013 Sep 20 2013 Oct 19 2013 $1,400 $450 2 Nights Late Fall 2013 Oct 20 2013 Dec 22 2013 $ 900 $300 2 Nights Holiday 2013 Dec 23 2013 Jan 01 2014 $1,600 $500 2 Nights
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- Nearest Airport: Burlington International Airport (BTV) at 34 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Burlington-Port Kent Ferry, King St, Burlington at 37 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak - Waterbury, VT at 11 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 89 at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Waterbury Center State Park, 117 Reservoir Rd at 7 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose Stowe:
Stowe is an amazing year round town with so much to do.
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The Wright House c. 1811; Stowe Village's Oldest Home. Convenient and Charming
Kitchen stocked w/Cookware & Dinnerware
Reading Room w/Flat Screen TV (Convertable Sofabed)
Bedroom #1 (Queen) + Walk in closet
View to Green Mountain Inn & Vermont Ski Museum
Patio, Gas Grill
Brookdale Bridge off Mountain Road
Stowe Community Church from Mountain Road
Living Room w/Gas Fireplace & Flat Screen TV
Bedroom #2 (2 XL Twin Beds & Kiddie Gate)
View to Main Street (Rte 100)
Side Entrance / Mud Room
Bingham Falls off Mountain Road
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