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Book now for winter sports - No we don't do seasonal rentals (sorry!)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The SNOWS NEST is a short term rental vacation home (no seasonal rentals) available year round in Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. No matter the season, this is your base for weddings, graduations, reunions, cultural activities or athletic competitions, sports, or as just a fresh air getaway for you and family/friends.

Play hard, eat well, sleep at night with that wonderful tired feeling that only time in the out-of-doors can bring you. Relax and reconnect, with yourself, with family, with friends. Be silly, have fun, unplug that phone, leave all the day in, day out routine behind. Refresh, recharge, regress! Tell the adult in you to take a hike! (really ...)

The Snows Nest is planned to have everything you need. Just pack your clothes, pick up some groceries and you're all set. The house is fully equipped, not only with necessities, but with books, games, videos, toys and yes, a blender. Three good-sized bedrooms sleep six, two bathrooms, air conditioning, large rear deck with with a full retractable awning, covered front porch, fully furnished, 3.5 acres with diurnal pond (good for frogs, not for swimming). Off beautiful Common Road east of town. Views to the west. Please look at the pictures, as they say it all, it's very livable. Our home is designed for YEAR ROUND fun and relaxation; for family and social gatherings.

Open floor plan, warm tones, radiant heat floors, gas-burning fireplace. Appliances include gas stove, d/w, microwave, full w/d. Air conditioning.

This house has been continually upgraded every year since we bought in 2008. Even if you've been before, chances are you'll find something new.

If you MUST work while on vacation, we offer DSL Internet with WIFI for your own computer.


We strongly discourage smoking, but if you must, outdoors ONLY, and dispose of butts appropriately.

We regret that the longest stay we can offer is six weeks, and would not include full months in the winter, as we use the house ourselves occasionally. We welcome inquiries from three nights to six weeks.

Keywords: single-family, home, ski, nature, foliage, outdoor, family, pet, dog, peaceful, getaway, sports, wedding, reunion, graduation, reunion, arts, athletics.

More Details

SM Reilly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About SM Reilly

Cosmo, Moxie, and I welcome you. Animals rule! We love well-behaved, flea-free pets with the exception of some dog breeds (sorry, our insurance requires it). We realize there are good dogs and bad dogs out there of every breed, but the following breeds are generally acknowledged to carry the greatest risk ...pit bulls, akitas, rottweilers, chow chows, presa canarios, or any wolf/dog combination. Mixed breeds are fine (who doesn't love a mutt).

SM Reilly purchased this house in 2008

Why SM Reilly chose Waitsfield

No better place on the planet than the State of Vermont, in any season! Sure, great skiing, but great all year round with the wonderful outdoors yours for hiking, biking, fishing, tennis/golf, birdwatching, long trails, kicking back on the east porch or the west deck ... get away from the daily grind, Vermont will help you hit your reset button!

Waitsfield and the entire Mad River Valley are very special places in Vermont, a special blend of real country living and 21C amenities. Stroll Waitsfield's outdoor market on the weekends, sampling local foods and beverage, sit on one of the couches in the local movie theatre while eating your freshly grilled burgers from the lobby restaurant, go antiquing, visit art shows, take a glider ride at the local airfield, jump in the Mad River to cool off, hike The Long Trail (part of the Appalachian Trail), ride a horse, go fishing, take in a live show at the Skinner Barn, and on and on ...

What makes this house unique

We don't aim to be the fanciest house, but then, do you want to tiptoe through a showcase property, or let your kids and dogs off their leashes? We DO aim for comfort, convenience and fun. The entire house is planned to be a walk in/walk out operation - just pack your suitcase, and stop at the grocery store, everything else you need is here already. It is clean, and furnished specifically for family and social gatherings. Enjoy the unspoiled and varied scenery for dog walking, biking, or just kick back on the front or back decks and watch the wildlife. Waitsfield can cover all your shopping needs. Sorry, no rentals longer than six weeks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home is as comfortable and well- equipped for your every need as if the owner lived there. It is very well maintained, and is situated on a wooded lot with extensive landscaping, and a large deck to enjoy it. At your disposal is a computer, a cable TV, and an efficient heating and air-conditioning if needed. The owner has labeled all equipment to make them easy to operate. Believe me, she has thought of everything! We thoroughly enjoy our stay there this summer.
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Waitsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second floor 4-piece bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge tub!
    First floor bathroom - 3 piece - toilet , shower , Shower head accommodates very tall people.
  • Upstairs bathroom has an enormous tub and shower. Downstairs shower stall accommodates people up to 6' 8".
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunkbeds with ladder
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge room, space for crib easily, or the rollaway single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , X-long twins easily convert to a King We have the kit.
  • King size bed (in the master); Extra long twins - good for TALL people - easily convertible to a King in the "treehouse" room,: blue bedroom features bunk beds made from sturdy maple, with ladder and removable guard for upper bunk, so little ones are safe. Baby Cribs (1) - We offer a "Pack 'n Play." There is also a rollaway single.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unless you are looking for KFC, Olive Garden or MacDonald's, the Mad River Valley has pretty much anything you could want with spa massage therapy, boutique coffee shops, tasting rooms, art galleries, local theatre in two venues, organic food shops, and the mundane but sometimes necessary gas station, hardware store, garden center, etc. A very cool movie theater. Check it out!


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Book now for winter sports - No we don't do seasonal rentals (sorry!)
average rating of 4.96875 based on 75 reviews

Great stay for skiing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in at this property in February for skiing. This home was close to the local mountains (both peaks of Sugarbush and Mad River Glen) and was perfect for our group of a few skiers. Would visit again!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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42 Sharkey drive

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean, organized and well equipped

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very easy to get to.Everything you need for cooking and a lot of info on places to see an eat.Very clean an roomy.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise Idaho

Nice stay very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful surroundings. The house was very nice and adequatte and we enjoyed our stay very much. Instructions are a bit confusing on what to do with the garbage when you leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

The house was accurately described and the rooms afforded lots of natural light with lots of windows. Kitchen was well stocked and we made all our meals at the home. The directions to get in and all the interior functions properly laid out. We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boerne, Texas

Great Stay at Snow's Nest!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great place to stay! We enjoyed the peace and quiet and beautiful scenery. Being close to Waitsfield was a big plus, and there are many wonderful things to see and do in the area. Sheila was very helpful, and the property was excellent. Everything was clean and well-maintained. The description on VRBO/HomeAway was quite accurate. Waitsfield is a lovely small town with great places to eat and shop. Although we did not stay for a movie, one restaurant we enjoyed was the Big Picture. The home's location was also convenient to other areas in Western Vermont such as Burlington. We would recommend it to other travelers who plan to visit this

scenic area.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sugarbush or Mad River Glen
Car: necessary

Many artisanal farming activities in/around the Mad River Valley; beekeeping, heirloom pig farming, dairy operations, cheese-making, falconry experience, etc.

Lots of cultural and educational activities. Music and arts festivals. BIG weekly farmer's market. All kinds of outdoor activities for every season of the year (fishing/swimming/skiing/ hiking/boating/walking/bird watching/ The Appalachian Trail/ snowmobiling/ on and on ...)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $140

* Holiday Rates (higher) May Apply

* Please contact Owner, we are responsive to requests. We prefer email to vs. trying to correspond and book through this site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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