About the property
- Condo1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
This Stonybrook Condo has 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed &, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Ideally located midway between the village and the mountain in the luxurious Stonybrook area, this condo has breathtaking views over the front lawn, to the rail fence, then to the hay field and historic farm house, and finally on up the valley to a spectacular panorama of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Inside are newly renovated kitchen and baths with dramatic, professionally taken Vermont photos throughout, including ski shots, native scenery and cows from the neighboring farm. While you are visiting, you have no question you are in Vermont. The unit has an open-hearth fireplace, complimentary wood, an HDTV with a TIVO DVR, wireless Internet access, a DVD/VCR player and four cordless phones. Bedrooms contain 2 new king-sized beds with specifications to match the Westin Hotel's famous Heavenly Bed. In the guest bedroom, the king can be split into two twins. For more and larger photos with expanded descriptions, visit mansfieldviewvermont*com (replace the asterisk with a period)
The Condo's Neighborhood: The Stonybrook area is the premier place to stay when you are visiting Stowe. Aside from the distinctive beauty of the buildings and surrounding grounds, you are perfectly positioned to drive just a few minutes to the village or the base of Mt Mansfield, being able to instantly access either. At an even shorter distance are a variety of local shops, delicatessens (one of our favorites within walking distance is the Edelweiss and their Vermont home-baked apple pies) and restaurants ranging from excellent pizza houses to fine dining.
At the south end of the Stonybrook property is an enormous wooded ravine which stretches for miles behind nearby farms and with more trails than you can ever cover with one visit, including one trail that leads to a spectacular nearby waterfall. At the north end, for walkers, joggers, runners and bikers, is the mid-point of the famous, paved, 6.5 mile, 'Stowe Rec Path,' which winds its way along the mountain road from the village to the ski area.
The Owner's Purchase Experience: Two years ago, when we (the owners) were looking for a Stowe property, we heard many realtors caution about Stonybrook and its high Association fees. Then we ran into a realtor who actually lived at Stonybrook and remarked, you get what you pay for! She turned out to be precisely right.
Later, on a quick side trip off the Mountain Road to visit the Trapp Family Lodge, we spotted the Stonybrook grounds and the front line of condos. It was immediately clear to us that if we were to buy in Stowe, this was the place to buy, and if at all possible to try to get one of the front line 'Farm Row' units that had the best, and truly breathtaking view of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. We decided to wait it out, and a year and half later found and purchased Stonybrook 6.
Not only did we get a front line, Farm Row unit, we got a unit with a view that probably only 4 or 5 of the other Farm Row units have. i.e the ability to sit in either Living Room couch and see the mountain.
The Mountain: What a mountain Mt Mansfield is. Having grown up in mountain country elsewhere, this owner has been amazed at the many moods of Mt Mansfield. From dawn to noon to dusk, from rains to clouds to sunshine, and from snowstorms to the brilliant summer sunshine. Many of these views have been captured on digital camera and are permanently available for you slideshow viewing on the unit's brand new 37' plasma high definition TV.
For skiing, you already know the answer. The classic and historic Nosedive and National trails on Mt Mansfield early on led the way to Stowe being dubbed 'The Ski Capital of the East.' But then sunnier, gentler Spruce Peak, with its wider trails is also the skier's delight. Whatever your mood for the day, the perfect downhill run awaits you at Stowe.
We welcome you to duplicate our own pleasure. Come, visit, and find a place that will lead you back to Stowe and Stonybrook 6, again and again. We look forward to getting to know you!
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- Apr 18, 2018
About Brooks Helmick
Daughter (in the middle) is the real owner here. Mom and Dad help out with the management of the condo, and Gordon Setter, Dash, keeps everyone in line.
Brooks Helmick purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Brooks Helmick chose Stowe
With Mom and Dad having honeymooned in Stowe, we always knew we wanted to come back here. So in 2006, when the whole family rallied once again in Stowe, we were looking this time to return for good, and to find a property with a great view. After two week ends of looking and striking out, we decided to at least wrap up our search with a good Austrian pastry at the Trapp Lodge. As we broke off the Mountain Road and headed up the road to the Trapps we spotted the Stonybrook grounds and the front line of condos. It was immediately clear to us that if we were to buy in Stowe, this was the place to buy, and if at all possible to try to get one of the front line 'Farm Row' units that had the best, and truly breathtaking view of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. None were for sale, so we decided to wait it out, and a 18 months later (about three years ago now) we got exactly what we wanted. Not only did we get a front line, Farm Row unit, we got a unit with a view that probably only 4 or 5 of the other Farm Row units have - i.e the ability to sit in either couch in the Living Room, and see the mountain. Then we proceeded to completely renovate the condo with the latest appliances and yet with photos and decor such that in every room we and our visitors would have no question that 'We are in Vermont' The pictures below describe the result. As the saying goes, 'What you see is what you get,' although our guests typically say, 'The real thing is even better.' We welcome you to come and see for yourself, and make your Vermont vacation dream come true.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Well Appointed Confortable Townhouse With Beautiful Views
We planned our stay around some hopes for late season skiing. The weather did not always cooperate but no matter! My husband an I had a comfortable and cozy place to stay with lots to do in the surrounding community. The walking/hiking trails were nearby, and all the restaurants, breweries, and distilleries were close at hand.
The townhouse had everything that we needed for our stay. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had all the necessary items for breakfast at home or a dinner for 2 (or more). The living room allowed for maximum relaxation.
I would recommend this townhouse for any season of the year in Vermont! Look forward to returning.
Brooks the owner was very responsive and accommodating and I appreciate his attention to detail. The proximity to Stowe and to the Von Trapp Brewery for apres ski was a winning combination; followed by sitting on the couch with a fire and staring at the mountains makes it an ideal spot. I'll be back!
Feels like home
We really enjoyed condo # 6 in Stonybrook. The view was gorgeous. We loved the fireplace. The appliances were all new. Everything was carefully organized. They left plenty of open cabinets for our pantry items. If you had any questions at all, a condo binder was provided that was full of useful information. It detailed everything from good restaurants to using the TV, the washing machine, or where to find towels. Loved the beds and the bedding. The owner was very responsive via email or text. We look forward to spending future Stowe vacations in condo # 6. Thanks Brooks!
Impeccable - Stunning and Welcoming!
"Best VRBO we've ever stayed at!" - My Parents.
Truly a well taken care of home, with great attention to detail and guest comfort. The kitchen well stocked to prepare any feast, towels plush, and it was easy to maneuver technology around the house. I would highly recommend this location, and the tiny village of Stonybrook in Stowe as it is close to everything. Hoping to come back soon!
Great Great Great
Great location beautiful views and everything you needed was there. Highly recommend.
Wonderful property! And great location 😊
Very nice property with all the amenities to make for a nice relaxing vacation! Thanks for being an attentive host
Stowe, the 'Ski Capital of the East' is by car, 45 minutes from Burlington International Airport and just over 3 hours from Boston. Stowe is known for its beauty, spectacular skiing, picturesque Vermont living, and a passion by the local townspeople to keep it that way. Whatever first-class recreation you are seeking. From skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing hot-air ballooning, to dining, country shopping, outdoor symphonies at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, or just a walk in the woods, Stowe is the place to be. Locally two first class spas are just minutes away as well as great restaurants, a cinema, museums, art galleries, and a Ben & Jerry's factory. Ski: Always known for its tough and varied intermediate and expert trails on Mt Mansfield and the wider, afternoon sun trails on Spruce Peak, the entire mountain has and is going an extensive upgrade. New higher capacity snow making trunk lines have been added to the famous National and Nose Dive trails on Mansfield and a multi-million dollar Stowe Mountain revitalization project that will include new high speed lifts, trails and snow making, lodge, 18 hole Bob Cupp designed golf course, fine dining, and a world class spa.
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