Huge Mansion - Great for Groups - Retreats - Yoga - Weddings - Sleeps 34!!!(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
15 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, commercial kitchen, dining room, yoga studio/ballroom
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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Member since: 2007
- Chateau / Country House
- 9000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
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
Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Games For Kids
- MP3 Dock
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The Wilburton Inn sister property 1/2 mile away has stunning views from the hilltop above. This mansion is in the valley surrounded by pines and woods. Quiet and tucked away and very private....moreless
Located on a peaceful 5 acre private estate surrounded by tall Pines. River Road is a beautiful, scenic road for biking, walking, jogging past farms, covered bridges & a little red school house!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Mini Refrigerator
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Presidents Weekend Ski Special
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 20 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping fee $600 + tax
- Pet Fee $125 + tax
- linens - towels & sheets $350 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
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:
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This mansion was built in 1904 as a wedding present for the daughter who's father Albert Gilbert bought the nearby Wilburton Inn. Our family bought the Wilburton in 1987, this mansion in 2005 and our nearby family home, Earth, Sky, Time Farm is now the leading Organic Farm & Bakery in Manchester. We love the area having grown up here and raised our kids here and love sharing these historic homes with other big families and groups of friends.
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 Center, 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.
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- Secondary: 802-379-6350
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Great for ski weekends with friends at nearby Stratton and Bromley mountains.
The Battenkill Valley Mansion - 15 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms! 9000 sq feet, 5 acres
Enormous living room with big flat screen TV, piano, leather couches, games.
Versatile ballroom w/ wood burning fireplace for retreats, yoga, weddings, & fun
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
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
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
Our gazebo on the grounds in fall
2nd fl of the mansion with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
Great for DIY weddings up to 75 guests. Additional facility fee from $1000-$2000
Mega mansion -- can be all yours!
Huge commercial kitchen - great for cooking with groups.
Formal dining room with wood-burning fireplace & adjacent kids dinining room
King bedroom with suite and wood burning fireplace, claw foot tub, shower
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
Great house for milestone birthdays and weddings up to 75 guests
Enjoy FREE Tennis in the Mountains 1 mile away at the Wilburton Inn
wonderful campfire on the 5 acre estate tucked into the woods
Floorplan of 3rd fl with central A/C and 8 bedrooms
Ground floor of the mansion w/ 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, ballroom, kitchen, fireplace
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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