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The Octagon: A Unique Vermont Rental Experience

Enosburg, VT, USA
  • Chalet1650 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms (1 w/ jacuzzi), sleeps 8-12

This unique, 12+ acre property in the heart of covered bridge country is an easy drive from Montreal (1½ hours) or Burlington (~1 hour). The octagon is located just 12 miles from Jay Peak Ski Resort, and even closer to 2 state-of-the-art golf courses. This is a 4-season property with easy access to the Long Trail, other great hiking, the VAST trail system and many natural waterways that provide canoeing, kayaking and swimming adventures. Also, you will conveniently be within 2 miles to shopping and fine dining. Or, you can relax at home, enjoying your vacation in a grand room with an open floor plan centered around a large hearth complete with a comfortable sunken, circular couch. Enjoy the 15-foot, hand-built stone fireplace that provides warmth and atmosphere. A rambling wraparound deck looks out over the Green Mountains. Pets are potentially permitted. Visit our website for more information, see link below in Further Details.

New this year: range, fridge and fireplace insert

Payment Options and Rental Terms : All weekly rentals will commence at 5pm on Sundays and will end with check-out promptly at 12 noon. Minimum rentals are for 3-nights and maximum rental periods may be negotiated. Payment will be accepted via credit card or in the form of a certified check or money order. Any unused security deposits will be returned within three days of checkout. Renters are expected to leave the Octagon in reasonably clean and secure condition.



Member Since 2006
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Dec 21, 2017


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        4 twin/ single, bunkbeds
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, basement
      • Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single, basement
      • Three fully furnished bedrooms on the first floor offer beds for 8 people. Each bedroom has easy access to a full bathroom, with a whirlpool jacuzzi tub located in the master bedroom. Three additional rooms in the finished ground floor provide extra sleeping space. Newly renovated ground floor includes large L-shaped couch and entertainment center.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View
            Sweeping views of Jay Peak.
          • Rural


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        The house has excellent cellphone coverage but only has a landline for emergencies.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Low Allergen Environment

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Spa Whirlpool


                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • waterfalls

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • hunting
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water tubing


                                                                  • Please inquire about accessibility to any particular amenity.

                                                                    7 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Beautiful, Picturesque and Relaxing!

                                                                    We love staying here! We've been here a few times, and the home is always clean and welcoming. The bedding is nice and always plenty of towels etc. It's a great place to hang out, before and after skiing, or even summer and fall! This year the foliage was spectacular and the sunny days let us take many walks in the area. The kids love roaming through the woods and checking out the stream nearby. With so many bedrooms, even with a large group, you always feel like you have your own space. The kitchen is well-appointed, and it's always nice and people leave behind what spices/condiments they don't need, and we do the same! The fireplace is a great conversation area, and the teens enjoy the same downstairs to hang out themselves! We look forward to our next visit!

                                                                    Love this place!

                                                                    Elisa F.

                                                                    We stayed with the owners as guests and had an amazing stay at the Octagon house- love everything including the unique layout, the beautiful surroundings and the cozy feel. It's one of the most interesting houses I have ever been in and we loved the open layout in the octagon style. Living room was so cool. Would definitely rent this place anytime!

                                                                    Perfect stay

                                                                    Adam B.

                                                                    A perfect house for a big group of people. Plenty of rooms to sleep a bunch of kids lovely living space with wood stove. Basement great for kids to play!

                                                                    Close to the mountain as well.

                                                                    THE OCTAGON!! You can't go wrong!

                                                                    Every President's weekend my friends and I choose a different mountain in the Northeast coast to ski. This year we chose Jay Peak and chose the Octagon as our home away from home to stay at. The house had all the necessities you could need for a stay and then some. If you forgot something, guaranteed the home had it so you wouldn't have to spend time shopping to get it while you were on vacation.

                                                                    The living room area of the house with the fireplace played a great role in our trip. We enjoyed spending time around the fireplace and enjoying each other's company at night. The house was perfect distance away from Jay peak. There was plenty of room . We had 3 couples and 3 singles and still had beds and rooms empty. We were extremely happy with our stay. We even got shirts that said "The Octagon" on them to wear while we were there. Definitely if we go back to Jay Peak, Octagon is where we will stay!!

                                                                    Great experience!

                                                                    Maxim B.

                                                                    Great place to stay for large groups. Plenty of space for a lot of people and there are two great common areas, one upstairs and one downstairs, which is great if the large group wants to split into two and do two different things (watch a movie downstairs, play a board game upstairs, etc.). The layout of the Octagon is amazing and the fireplace cove is very warm and a great place to hang out. The fireplace does an amazing job of keeping the house warm.

                                                                    This property is at the top of a big hill (small mountain) so it is best to have snow tires and 4-wheel drive to get up the hill. I stayed at the Octagon during a snowstorm so the hill was very snowy and icy. I was still able to make it up the hill in my two-wheel-drive Toyota van, but it took some strategic New England winter driving experience.

                                                                    Overall, great place with a nice small town center about 10-15 minutes away. Jay Peak was about 20-30 minutes away for skiing. I highly recommend the Octagon for big groups planning vacations in Vermont.

                                                                    A Hidden Gem

                                                                    William H.Briarcliff Manor

                                                                    The Octagon is structured perfectly for large groups. The design of the first and second floor give groups a large communal space to lounge in, while also providing privacy in surrounding rooms. The wraparound porch has adequate floor space and looks out towards a beautiful landscape giving the already large communal space an outdoor extension.

                                                                    All appliances and furniture were clean and well-maintained.

                                                                    The Octagon is an architectural outlier that both families and large groups can enjoy.


                                                                    Enosburg, VT, USA

                                                                    Enosburg Falls, VT is the perfect destination town for a family summer vacation or for a reunion weekend of ski friends. A series of covered bridges provides a great background to view fall foliage. Spectacular mountain views and beautiful pasture lands surround this small village. This region is the recreation playground of Northern VT. Jay Peak Resort, Smugglers' Notch and Stowe Ski Area are all within close driving distance. The famous Long Trail divides the region while a rails-to-trails recreation path and an extensive system of natural waterways allow access to all the geography. State-of-the-art golf courses and antique shopping provide hours of diversion. There is something for everyone in this beautiful spot located 1.5 hours from Montreal, 1 hour from Burlington, and close enough to drive from Boston or New York. Other Activities: hiking, kayaking, canoeing, cross-country skiing


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