Comfortable House on a Private Country Pond in Stratton Vermont
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:4-136 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Just 1.5 miles from the Stratton Resort's base lodge, the Cole House rents out for just $10,500 for the Ski Season (December - mid April) plus utilities and security deposit. A great rate for a house so close to Stratton Mountain.
This comfortable rustic three bedroom house is located at 1700 feet, high in the foothills of Stratton Mountain.
A beautiful country pond is but a couple of steps away from the house. Located on a dead-end dirt road, the house is both quiet and convenient.
The House is 1.5 miles from the Stratton Base lodge, a ski area in the winter. Tennis, golf, horseback riding and concerts held in their outdoor shell are summertime features.
Spacious and Comfortable.
Warm and friendly, the house is comfortably furnished for easy housekeeping including, bedding, dishes, cutlery and utensils. Everything is provided except sheets, pillowcases and towels. The newly renovated eat-in kitchen is electric with a dishwasher, electric range, microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee grinder and coffee maker. A deep well gives pure water. Hand-hewn beams, pine-paneled walls and a brick fireplace with a warm and cozy propane fireplace are living room features.
Downstairs there is a bedroom with a queen bed. There is also a split bath. There is a claw foot tub with a shower and sink in one room and a sink and a lavatory in another room.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one with two double beds and one with one double bed. There is also a bathroom with a shower. The house has a washer and a dryer in a laundry room on the first floor.
Cable TV, Wireless Internet access and a DVD player are provided.
Outside of the house is a Weber Grill for cooking steaks, corn, hamburgers and hot dogs.
A Private Country Pond
In the Summer, the three quarter acre country pond offers refreshing swimming. It is spring fed. A rowboat is provided for fun. The grassy banks of the pond provide safe and easy entry into the water. The pond is a great place to enjoy the sun on a hot day. A lovely screened gazebo graces the far shore. Beyond the pond is a small brook.
In the winter, it provides a place to ice skate, an alternative activity to skiing.
Lots to Do Nearby.
You can go for a hike on the Long Trail which runs through Stratton Mountain or travel a short distance to a waterfall at Pikes Falls and to a wilderness lake. Pikes Falls is a beautiful rocky place for diving, sun bathing or hiking as well as a cool dip. The water is very cold even in the late August.
Within a few miles are good eating places, country auctions, fairs, antiques and within a half an hour's drive, concerts and summer theater.
The House can be rented by the week during the Spring, Summer and Fall and by the Ski Season in the Winter. For more info on the ski season, visit the links page and visit the owner's website.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Paying with a credit card on VRBO protects your payment for up to $10,000 against listing fraud. We recommend completing your booking on VRBO.Learn more
Member since: 2006
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace
This is a year round home heated by two propane heating units, an Empire fireplace insert in the living room and a Hearthstone soapstone heater in the kitchen. Both are 35K BTU heating units. ...moreless
- Iron & Board
Looks out on the pond and Stratton Mountain. Take a look at the video to see what it looks like. It features a brick fireplace with a Large Flat Screen TV along with book shelves with books....moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
This property does not have any reviews yet.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 - Apr 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 1 - Apr 15, 2017
136 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $75
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 10%
The owner would prefer to rent the property for the full ski season, but will consider partial seasonal rentals.
For the Full Ski Season Rental, there is a $1000.00 refundable security deposit. References required. The rental fee is plus utilities, which are estimated to cost $3500.00 (Propane, electricity, wood, plowing, caretaking, etc). For rentals greater than 30 days, there is no Vermont Rooms tax. For more info, please contact the owner.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
The house is located on a dead-end dirt road, so it is a get-away, but it is also very close to Stratton Mountain (you can see the mountain out your window) and only 20 minutes from Manchester, noted for good restaurants and outlet shopping. There is also a 3/4 acre private pond available on the property for ice skating in the winter and swimming in the summer. Pikes Falls is two miles down the road for cool water swimming and exploring.
About the owner: I grew up in the Cole Cabin and the Cole House. The Stratton ski area was started by my mother, Malvine Cole, who was often called the Mother of Stratton Mountain, and a number of other people both local and from outside the state. I learned to ski on the hillside near the houses and at Stratton.
Why the Owner Chose Stratton, VT, USA:
The Cole House offers an old style of vacation that is quiet, private and away from it all in the backwoods of Vermont. For skiers, it is close to the Stratton Ski Area; it takes about seven minutes to drive to the base lodge. Its closeness means that renters can come home from the skiing for lunch or run their kids up to the mountain and then return to spend a quiet day at the house or go cross country skiing or snow shoeing in the fields and woods nearby.
- Primary: (413) 731-9410 (Massachusetts, USA)
- Secondary: (802) 874-4698 (Vermont, USA)
Links to more information:
House originally built by Scott Nearing Community
Master Bedroom Downstairs with Queen sized bed.
Living room with hand-hewed beams and fireplace
1st Floor Laundry room with a washer and dryer.
House Lawn leading to the pond.
Private Pond showing the Gazebo.
Styles Brook runs down from Stratton Mountain -on the far edge of the property.
Styles Brook in the Spring.
Two miles down the road is Pikes Falls.
Comfortable eat-in Kitchen
Anothewr view of the Master Bedroom Downstairs with Queen sized bed.
Upstairs bedroom with two double beds.
Upstairs Bedroom with one double bed.
Hollyhocks next to the picnic table.
Path to the Pond.
Another view of the 3/4 acre pond.
Pond Gazebo on the Far shore.
Two miles down the road is Pikes Falls a place for a cool dip.
Spruce trees and the sky in early evening next to the house
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.