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The Battenkill Valley Mansion - 15 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms! 9000 sq feet, 5 acres

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This 24 room mansion is perfect for retreats, reunions, bridal parties, corporate gatherings and large groups that want privacy in a beautiful, natural setting in the heart of Manchester Village.

This enormous, 9,000 sq foot home features a grand ballroom with a wood burning fireplace that's a versatile space as a classroom, family game room with a ping pong table, wedding venue, crafting workshop or a sun filled yoga studio.

There's a commercial kitchen that's wonderful for cooking together, formal wood paneled dining room with a fireplace, a large living room with a piano and other musical instruments, and a game room complete with a ping pong and giant chess table and 15 bedrooms- all but three with private bathroom – so bring the whole family!

There is even a handicap accessible queen bedroom on the ground floor so grandparents don't have to climb the stairs. Pets are welcome too for an additional fee.

This 9,000 square foot home includes free WiFi and satellite TV, 5 private acres of woods and streams, a winterized large gazebo and a campfire..

The Battenkill Valley Mansion is only a mile from the Equinox hotel, but it feels a world away, surrounded by tall pines, and adjacent to the rolling fields of Hildene Meadow and the Battenkill River. Step outside your door for miles of scenic bike rides or runs along scenic River Road.

The historic Battenklill Valley mansion was built in 1904 as a wedding present for the daughter of the family who lived nearby at the Wilburton Inn. Guests of the Battenkill Mansion may now enjoy the amenities of the Wilburton Inn, including pool, tennis, and 28 acres of sculptures, flower gardens and breath-taking mountain views.

Manchester is a year round destination for sports, arts, and relaxation, less than 5 minutes away from designer outlet shopping, Orvis fishing, canoeing, tubing, hiking, and world-class golf. Bromley Mountain is only 10 miles away, and Stratton just 18 miles. The Dorset Summer Theatre Festival, Vermont Horse Show, Southern Vermont Art Center, Crafts Fair, and farmers markets are just a few of the fun nearby activities.

Guests are welcome to dine at the 1902 Wilburton Mansion where, for an additional fee, they can feast on a hearty country breakfast, evening cocktails or a gourmet dinner featuring artisanal whole-grain breads and dishes crafted with seasonal produce from the property's family-run organic farm.

The Wilburton Inn accommodates up to 150 guests in 8 buildings of different sizes and styles. It is an ideal private getaway for destination weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and private celebrations. Ask us how we can help you plan your next special gathering! We look forward to welcoming you.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 9000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25. This is a very special beautiful home. We do not rent to prom groups. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Wonderful house for big extended family reunion. Bring the babies, toddlers, and teens....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We love and welcome dogs! We specialize in family reunions and know dogs are part of the family. In honor of our 4-legged innkeeper, King Charles Cavalier Spaniels stay free! All other breeds are welcome for $125/per pet for the length of stay, from a weekend to a week to a monthly ski rental. ...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34, Beds for 34

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

    this large room offers 3 beds plus a sitting room & bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    large room with 2 pretty brass beds and en suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 double

    2 large white beds w/ fabulous ensuite boutique hotel shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    bright room with en suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    massive king suite w/ fireplace, sitting room, and bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 king

    King bedroom on 3rd fl with private bath ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 double

    Shares bathroom w/ room 6. 3rd fl. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 15: 1 twin/ single

    This ground floor twin room has a massive carved armoire...moreless

  • Bedroom 11: 1 bunk bed

    childs room with 3/4 size bunk beds - fine for teens ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    shares ensuite bathroom with room 7. 3rd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 10: 2 double

    big bedroom with eve and great en suite bathroom. 3rd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 1 queen

    small queen bedroom with ensuite bathroom. 3rd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 14: 1 queen

    ground floor, handicapped accessible queen bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 13: 1 queen

    master suite w/ high 4 poster bed, shares bath w/ kids room...moreless

  • Bedroom 12: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    this is a 2nd kitchen with a pull out sofa and sleeps 1. ...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (11), Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds for up to 125 lbs (1), pack and play type, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Double headed shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 7

    no bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Antique sunken marble bath tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 14: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 10: toilet, combination tub/shower

    this is the common bathroom for the apartment rooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 11

    first floor has two bathrooms, one is full, handicap accessi...moreless

  • Bathroom 12: toilet

    this is off the kitchen, main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 13: toilet

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is an amazing house that offers great flexibility for large groups. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    billards, chess, ping pong...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    piano, african drums, very creative setting...moreless

  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    free satellite tv!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous views, the home is on a very private 5 acre estate. Quiet and tucked away on a long pine driveway. Nearby the heart of town though so it offers very best of both worlds....moreless

  • Resort:

    Pool, tennis, concierge service at the Wilburton Inn all available for our guests. We offer vegetarian and country inn catering. ...moreless

  • River
  • Rural:

    Very peaceful. We're located on 5 private acres surrounded by tall Pine trees. Next door is a 40 acre nature preserve with a stream and woods paths and gorgeous trails thru wildlife....moreless

  • Village:

    Manchester is a picture perfect historic village – it’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest marble sidewalk. It is charming & rich with culture, sports, nature & shopping!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    formal wood paneled dining room seats all the guests. Children can sit in adjoining sun room and foyer....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    window units...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    free wifi!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    with piano and oriental rugs, books, and couches...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    yes...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    one guest room plus the foyer, ballroom and dining room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    The Wilburton Inn and Earth Sky Time Organic Farm can cater drop off or seated dinners here. Weddings can chose to bring their own caterer but it must be preapproved with us first. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Incredible commercial kitchen with 8 gas burners, 2 ovens, 2 fridges. Great space to cook together....moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    nearby at Equinox Hotel and Manchester Country Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can be rented nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    brand new winterized large gazebo for all year use!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    5 private acres, plus the house in adjacent to miles of private Hildene Meadows and the Battenkill stream....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Bromley and Stratton are nearby...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the Wilburton Inn...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool at the Wilburton Inn, Private Pond to be completed summer 2013 behind the Battenkill Mansion....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Jetted Tub:

    (2) whirlpools in the bathrooms...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
LABOR DAY & SEPTEMBER SPECIAL
Aug 29 - Sep 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,250 $1,500
Fri, Sat
$5,500
Fall Savings Special
Oct 24 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,250 $1,495
Fri, Sat
$6,995
Christmas in a Mansion!
Dec 23 - Dec 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,950
$12,675 $23,000
New Years
Dec 28 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,100
$12,995
MLK Ski Weekend
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,850
$9,000 $20,000
Presidents Weekend Ski Special
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,995
$9,000 $20,000
Spring Savings
Mar 20 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,250 $1,500
Fri, Sat
$7,000 $14,000
Summer 2017
May 26 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,500 $1,750
Fri, Sat
$9,000 $20,000
Peak Summer
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,500 $1,750
Fri, Sat
$9,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,500 $1,750
Fri, Sat
$8,995 $20,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $125 + tax
  • Housekeeping fee $600 + tax
  • linens - towels & sheets $350 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

This is an extraordinary home for small weddings up t0 75 guests, retreats, birthday celebrations, family reunions, and graduate school groups.

Please note holiday weekends have a 3 night minimum.

There is an additional facility fee of $1000 for weddings up to 50 and $1500 for weddings up to 75. This includes tables, chairs, and place settings.

Our security deposit is a credit card imprint of $750 when you pick up your keys. No money is taken from your card. It is torn up after our housekeepers review the house as long as there is no damages.

We waive the $150 linens fee when guests book within 48 hours of querying us.

Dogs are welcome for $125/per pet. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels stay free!

We specialize in family reunions and can offer catering and massages as additional perks.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
Manchester Village, VT, USA
Nearest Barpub
Wilburton Inn Restaurant and Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Equinox Hotel
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Albany, NY
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 7
Manchester Village, VT, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Wilburton Inn Restaurant and Bar
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bromley
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Emerald Lake

Car: Necessary

The mansion was built in 1904 by the Guilbert family as the home for their daughter. The total estate incorporated four farms and included 1000 acres. The Levis family acquired the Wilburton properties to house a cultural project. 25 years later, their properties include Earth, Sky, Time Farm Organic Vegetable Farm, The Wilburton Inn, and the Museum of the Creative Process. We also have the town's finest bakery.

 

Manager info

Wilburton Inn

Year Purchased: 2002

About: The Levis family has owned the Wilburton Inn since 1987. We are a creative family that loves working together and welcoming travelers to discover our magical estate. Because we are a close family, we especially love welcoming multi generational family reunions. Patriarch Albert is a psychiatrist from Athens, Greece. He is the founder of Moral Science, the curator of The Museum of the Creative Process, and a pioneer in Conflict Resolution and the integration of the humanities and the sciences. Innkeeper Georgette Levis, was the sister of Lazard CEO Bruce Wasserstein and beloved Broadway playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Guests are always surprised to see the huge Sisters Rosensweig poster in the inn’s living room. Georgette's family nick-name was Gorgeous and she inspired Madeleine Kahn's Tony award winning role in the Broadway hit. The 4 Levis children include Tajlei: an Andover, Columbia, and NYU law school grad who lives on the Upper West Side of NYC and is writing the Broadway bound musical adaptation of the TV show, Green Acres. Melissa: a Middlesex School, Brown University and NYU award-winning songwriter who entertained thousands of NYC preschoolers with her band Moey’s Music Party. Melissa is delighted to be the new Maria Von Trapp and Vermont singing innkeeper. Oliver: a Cornell grad (where he met his wife Bonnie) and together founded Earth Sky Time Community Farm and Bakery, a thriving organic farm based from our childhood home, 3 miles from the inn. Their breads are a delicious part of the Wilburton inn breakfast and their organic farm night dinners every Wednesday in summer are not to be missed! Max: a Columbia, Harvard Divinity School and soon to be Boston University PhD. Max is the intellectual of the bunch and could have been a wonderful rabbi but instead chose to be a scholar and innkeeper. Max collaborates with Albert to pioneer an on-line program of emotional education and self-knowledge. The 3rd Generation includes 7 grandchildren.

Why Manchester Village, VT, USA:
This robber baron estate has evolved through the 20th century from a private home, to a prep school, to an inn and now to an inn that celebrates life as a farm, a bakery, and a museum advancing creativity to become the core of education. This is a spectacular, huge home where guests can relax and truly get away from it all.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Tour our outdoor sculpture trails that show the history of love and the evolving images of women through cross cultural myths. Visit our son's Earth Sky Time organic farm and bakery less than 3 miles from the house.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • The Battenkill Valley Mansion - 15 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms! 9000 sq feet, 5 acres

    The Battenkill Valley Mansion - 15 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms! 9000 sq feet, 5 acres

  • Mega mansion -- can be all yours!

    Mega mansion -- can be all yours!

  • Huge commercial kitchen - great for cooking with groups.

    Huge commercial kitchen - great for cooking with groups.

  • Formal dining room with wood-burning fireplace & adjacent kids dinining room

    Formal dining room with wood-burning fireplace & adjacent kids dinining room

  • King bedroom with suite and wood burning fireplace, claw foot tub, shower

    King bedroom with suite and wood burning fireplace, claw foot tub, shower

  • 2 double beds with full bathroom and shower, 2nd fl. Room 4

    2 double beds with full bathroom and shower, 2nd fl. Room 4

  • Can you believe all these Harvard students fit in our house? They come each year

    Can you believe all these Harvard students fit in our house? They come each year

  • Great house for milestone birthdays and  weddings up to 75 guests

    Great house for milestone birthdays and weddings up to 75 guests

  • Enjoy FREE Tennis in the Mountains 1 mile away at the Wilburton Inn

    Enjoy FREE Tennis in the Mountains 1 mile away at the Wilburton Inn

  • wonderful campfire on the 5 acre estate tucked into the woods

    wonderful campfire on the 5 acre estate tucked into the woods

  • Our gazebo on the grounds in fall

    Our gazebo on the grounds in fall

  • 2nd fl of the mansion with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms

    2nd fl of the mansion with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms

  • Great for ski weekends with friends at nearby Stratton and Bromley mountains.

    Great for ski weekends with friends at nearby Stratton and Bromley mountains.

  • Enormous living room with big flat screen TV, piano, leather couches, games.

    Enormous living room with big flat screen TV, piano, leather couches, games.

  • Versatile ballroom w/ wood burning fireplace for retreats, yoga, weddings, & fun

    Versatile ballroom w/ wood burning fireplace for retreats, yoga, weddings, & fun

  • Suite with 2 double beds, 1 twin, sitting room, & sunken marble tub bathroom.

    Suite with 2 double beds, 1 twin, sitting room, & sunken marble tub bathroom.

  • 2 brass beds w/ ensuite bathroom. They're 2 king bedrooms + 7 bedrooms w/2 bed

    2 brass beds w/ ensuite bathroom. They're 2 king bedrooms + 7 bedrooms w/2 bed

  • One of 14 bathrooms in the mansion. This is a Vermont marble sunken tub!)

    One of 14 bathrooms in the mansion. This is a Vermont marble sunken tub!)

  • Ballroom set up as a yoga studio. Wood burning fireplace, full size pingpong too

    Ballroom set up as a yoga studio. Wood burning fireplace, full size pingpong too

  • This whole family has celebrated Thanksgiving together at the house for 3 years.

    This whole family has celebrated Thanksgiving together at the house for 3 years.

  • Enjoy a great pool 1 mile away at our sister mansion, 
the Wilburton Inn

    Enjoy a great pool 1 mile away at our sister mansion, the Wilburton Inn

  • The Battenkill Valley Mansion is nestled in the pristine Green Mountains in Fall

    The Battenkill Valley Mansion is nestled in the pristine Green Mountains in Fall

  • Floorplan of 3rd fl with central A/C and 8 bedrooms

    Floorplan of 3rd fl with central A/C and 8 bedrooms

  • Ground floor of the mansion w/ 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, ballroom, kitchen, fireplace

    Ground floor of the mansion w/ 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, ballroom, kitchen, fireplace

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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