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Historic Home in Old Bennington, Vermont

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeping Porch, Sleeps 7

This lovely family home was built in 1828. The home is furnished with fine antiques. Located on over two acres of gardens, lawns and meadow, the house is just down the street from the historic Bennington Battle Monument in the Village of Old Bennington.

The first floor has a formal library-styled parlor, perfect for a quiet read. The family room, the original Old Kitchen, has a wood burning fireplace. It is a great place to gather for enjoying a drink and watching the fire or a bit of TV. Meals can be enjoyed in the separate dining room or in the updated kitchen at the antique kitchen table. One bedroom is conveniently located on the first floor. The bedroom has a queen bed and a full bathroom with a tub/shower.

Second Floor: Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There is also a cozy T.V. room. One bedroom overlooks the back garden through a large bay window. Each bedroom has one double bed and one twin bed.The sleeping porch with one twin bed is enclosed and usable throughout the winter. The upstairs full bath has a vintage deep claw-footed tub. A half bath is adjacent to the sleeping porch.

Local Attractions: There are many local Bennington attractions, including the Bennington Battle Monument, the Old First Church, where poet Robert Frost is buried, the Bennington Museum, which includes works of the famous primitive artist, Grandma Moses, the Covered Bridge Museum and the Bennington Pottery. Bennington College is only a ten minute drive away, through the Silk Bridge, one of Vermont's remaining working covered bridges. Bennington is only twenty minutes from Manchester Center and outlet shopping. A twenty minute drive to the south is Williamstown, Massachusetts and the Clark Art Institute. Several ski areas, Stratton Mountain and Bromely are also with an hour drive. The Famous Vermont Country Store, in Weston, is an beautiful 45 minute drive.

Rates: Rate and deposit may vary by season, date and the size of the party. Rates, additional information and photos of our home are available upon request. This is our family home. We like to know a bit about our guests prior to making a reservation. Kindly tell us about yourself and your party when you respond.

More Details

Owner
Lucy Baldwin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

Amenities

Old Bennington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Half 1 - toilet , Second floor
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , Second floor. Deep Claw Footed tub with shower ring.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Sleeping Porch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Second floor
  • The sleeping porch is very pleasant during the summer. It has been used for sleeping during the winter, even by my dad when he was 84 years old, one February- see snow pictures from that time. 'It was like sleeping inside a snow globe!' Brisk, but cozy under the electric blanket. But it may not be for everyone!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
During the summer room air conditioner in first floor bedroom and a room air conditioner in one upstairs bedroom. Automatic attic fan, helps to keep the house surprisingly cool.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Home in Old Bennington, Vermont
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Monument house is wonderful! This was our 2nd time staying here and won't be our last, Lucy is a wonderful hostess! My kids and I really miss the back porch in the morning, and at night. We were visiting family that all lived within minutes. Perfect stay!!

Laurie

Stuart Florida

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Laurie! We are honored to host your family twice now! We look forward to your return to Monument House to continue to build family memories. Lucy
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5

Cozy, warm home - so much more than a vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay while visiting family and friends. Truly a home that someone, for this week, us, lives. It has everything! Great porch, library and fireplace keeping room.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate gardens and outdoor space. Location is central to everything. Historic home!

  • 4 of 5

Great stay.

Outstanding property.

Well kept old home!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

50th Wedding Anniversary & Grandbabies

  • 5 of 5

The Monument House far exceeded our expectations in regards to location, amenities and accommodations. The detailed instructions were very beneficial.

Our son and daughter-in-law flew in from Texas and stayed in the house with us for a week and our daughter, son-in-law and twin Granddaughters from Bennington joined us on numerous occasions.

We spent several evenings on the porch enjoying the beautiful views and on one occasion watching four deer in the back yard.

We originally had the property 11 days but decided, if available, to return after our one week trip to Maine. Called Lucy to see if the property was available and she said yes. We returned for another week to enjoy our 10 month old twin Granddaughters.

We would certainly recommend the Monument House to our family and friends. The property has everything you need for cooking and enjoying relaxing with your family.

Lucy and her management team made our stay so special. Looking forward to our next stay at the Monument House!!

Charles and Kay

Keller,Texas

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed Monument House. We look forward to your return visit!
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5

Amazing historic home, best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a GREAT experience. The owner, Lucy, was so nice to work with. I think this is her family home and it is furnished with wonderful antiques and local interest trinkets. It is truly unique in my vacation rental experience.

The house was built in 1828, located adjacent to the giant Bennington Battle Monument, it appears to be a historic building. The grounds are several acres planted with lovely flowers and trees. This house is a perfect mix of 19th century antique and modern comforts. There are enough rooms that it is easy to get lost when you first arrive.

Although we prefer to dine out, the fully equipped kitchen allowed us to enjoy several dinners and hot breakfast many days. A Keurig coffee maker was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed coffee on the large porch each morning and cocktails in the evening. We saw deer several times and many birds. (Lucy provides binoculars and a bird guide as well. What a nice touch!)

Bennington is a nice town and allows for many day trips to NY, Mass, and southern Vermont attractions. The Vermont Country Store is a must and 'The Clark' is a highlight. There is so much history in the area that we plan to visit again. Lucy provides book, maps and guides to many of the local attractions, by the way.

The town of Bennington is large enough to contain several large grocery stores and chain stores as well as many locally-owned restaurants and cool one-of-a-kind shops.

You can walk to the Old First Church and Cemetery (Robert Frost Grave) from the house, and the Monument is steps away, The elevator ride to the top is fun and ends in a great view.

We will definitely visit the Monument House again. It is truly a special vacation rental. It's not possible to exaggerate the experience. Highly recommended!

Thank you, Lucy.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nigel, for your enthusiastic review! We try to make every guest feel at home, and it looks like we hit the spot with you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you come back again! Lucy
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5

THE place to stay in Bennington area!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is now our choice to stay while visiting the area. We have been visiting the Bennington area for the last fifteen years, occasionally twice a year. We have stayed at B & B and hotels in Vermont while on various visits to our daughter and family in the area. This year we opted to try renting a house since we were staying Thanksgiving week. Best decision we could have made.

The location of the house is centrally located in southwest Vermont with reasonable driving access to New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

There are many attractions for anyone to enjoy. No matter what your interests are: history, active life style, sporting events, touring, arts, shopping or just enjoying the walks and views in quiet relaxation, it is all available from the house

The house is welcoming, warm and a great place to settle in...just like being at home away from home. The house is walking distance from the Revolutionary War monument, museum, cemetery, historic New England church and golf course with public restaurant. Downtown Bennington is just a longer walk or short drive away. A small town atmosphere with friendly people to greet you.

A short drive away allows the usual big name stores like WalMart.

Open the from door and you feel like a its a step into the past.

The interior of the house provides plenty of rooms with welcoming furnishings to have the family visit or get away to relax with isolation and quiet. The number of books provides an invitation to browse and relax by the fire place with a wood fire on a snowy evening. We choose to avoid the phone, internet and TV while away, but the house accommodates. The house is well appointed, clean and maintained, as described. The owner is well organized and provides copious communication and information to easily adapt to the surroundings, and appointments while a local young lady serves can help if required. No problems or issues.

We enjoyed hiking with our dog off leash in a different area every day, a visit to Williams College, shopping in Manchester, breakfast at the Blue Benn, dinner at the Country Club, and Bennington Station...the snow and wintery scenes.

Most of all we enjoyed our family together at "our house" with the two children exploring the rooms, finding books to read, hiding out, playing games or just sharing stories with no distractions...all while having a wood burning fireplace blazing to keep late November cold nights cozy!

What an experience! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Albany, New York
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mount Anthony's Grille Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mount Anthony Country Club
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Amtrak, 525 East Street, Rensselear, NY
Nearest Motorway
39 Miles
Interstate 87
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Four Chimneys Inn and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Prospect Mountain Cross Country
Nearest Beach
5.2 Miles
Lake Paran
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $99

Vermont Room Tax is 9%. It is added to the rate, and paid to the state of Vermont on a monthly basis.
The one week minimum is waived for Events and Graduations for Bennington College; Southern Vermont College; Williams College; and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Three night minimum, $300 per night, plus 9% tax.
The rates are for 4 guests. $25 per guest per stay is added for more than 4 guests.
These rates subject to change prior to receipt of deposit and signed agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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