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Cozy and Welcoming - 4 Minutes to Hildene and Equinox - Special Spring Rates

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath

For your Vermont get-away, a wonderful home away from home, welcoming, cozy, comfortable, with luxury details, and sited on the most impressive location in Manchester Village. The house abuts and overlooks the protected 40 acre Hildene Meadow, with mountain views, and gorgeous sunsets.

Our home is completely outfitted with the finest handmade furniture, the best of beds and linens, flat screen TV, high speed internet, game room, ping pong table, wood burning stove, central air, patio and a screened porch. Barbeque out back, watch the sun set over the mountains, enjoy an evening around the fire pit or gather together in the screened cottage.

We are four minutes from the Equinox Resort & Spa, the Hildene Estate, the Gleneagles Golf Course, and 15 minutes to Bromley, 25 minutes to Stratton Mountain, and 20 minutes to the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show. A perfect location as we are 5 minutes to the center of Manchester offering shopping, restaurants, galleries, and antiquing, yet you will feel as though you are is the heart of the Vermont countryside.

With all the comforts of home this is the perfect location for a family gathering, or time spent with friends.

More Details

Ariane Tallman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Ariane Tallman

This house was originally purchased to be part of the inventory for a high end vacation home club. It was furnished, outfitted, and detailed with this purpose in mind. The business was ultimately sold, but we retained the property. Our family has enjoyed many gatherings at this wonderful home, as have numerous guests. We welcome you to also enjoy a special experience in a home away from home.

Ariane Tallman purchased this house in 2003

Why Ariane Tallman chose Manchester Village

We sought a house in a location that had the feel of being among the mountains and meadows of Vermont, but not isolated. We are minutes away from everything, great restaurants, shopping, art galleries, antiquing, spas, and all the sports associated with the Vermont seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the house...location is perfect ..spent many hours on the screened porch

House is outfitted perfectly ..we were not wanting for anything

May 2015
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Manchester Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • I require all renters to sign a lease.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 has radiant heat floors and Waterworks Fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Shared bath
  • Top of the line mattresses and linens. Spa robes in every bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Cozy and Welcoming - 4 Minutes to Hildene and Equinox - Special Spring Rates
average rating of 4.984127 based on 73 reviews

Beautifully-maintained, cosy, old in feeling but up to date!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully-maintained property. The house has many antique elements and feels like it is an old house, though it is not and is very modern in many aspects (heated bathroom floor in master bedroom, ceramic stove. smart TV, etc). It seems freshly painted and has well-selected art (largely reproductions) on the walls. Our family settled in quickly, as the house is very, very comfortable. Great couches, comfortable beds with lovely linens. There is lots of space for everyone. The views of the fields, mountains and sunsets were very beautiful - I can imagine them being so in all seasons. We cooked a Thanksgiving dinner in the well-equipped kitchen. The owners were very responsive throughout the rental process and Veronica, the house manager was very helpful and reassuring, offering 24-hour availability should there be any emergencies (which there weren't!). We made good use of the ping-pong table and enjoyed the availability of books and puzzles in the game room. We felt that we were deep in the country, yet were only a few minutes from Manchester. All in all, we had a great time here, enjoying Vermont views and feeling very warm and cosy. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I could have not asked for a more thoughtful, and comprehensive review. All the highlights of our home are mentioned, all those we particularly want future guests to understand about a visit to our home. Thank you so much for taking the time to go beyond a few words. Hope to welcome you again.
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Our second time staying at Simicity and it remained perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Owner Ariane and her home are equally amazing. There is so much to love about this house. Ariane, thank you for being the consumate professional and for the hospitality. Veronica your housekeeper was wonderful also.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you and your family back. We do try our best to make visits to our home the best they can be, and I thank you for recognizing that. We look forward to hearing from you again. Happy New Year.
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Beautiful home enjoyed by all

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home located very close to town. My family rented the home for the long weekend and could not be more pleased. We are a picky crew and this one passed the test! Beautiful bathrooms and bedrooms, cozy family rooms, and a stunning view in the back. This house was a joy for the adults as well as our 3 young boys who played soccer outside and looked at the cows in the field nearby and also our dog who loved romping around in the grass. Owner was responsive and helpful, and left a very lovely welcome note and treat for us upon arrival. We come to Vermont every year and will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obviously great fun had by all! We try our best to provide a wonderful getaway experience in a home that hopefully meets expectations. Looking forward to your return.
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100-year old look & feel with every modern amenity

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home! No detail overlooked. Wonderful quiet setting just a few moments from Manchester Center. Cozy and comfortable and plenty of room. Beds were luxurious too. House is air conditioned, which was welcome since it was a record-setting 90 degrees during our stay. We will be back to enjoy this immaculate home again and again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW. Thank you for such a descriptive review of our home. So pleased you chose us, and we could offer you comfort, convenience, and luxury. See you again.
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Magnificent location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and close to town. Everything you will need is provided, owner is very responsive and accommodating. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We look forward to hearing from you again.
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this with another family. Everything about the house is so cozy and well done. The beds are incredibly comfortable with all nice and clean linen and towels. The kitchen is really well equipped. The house is very kept. The views and outdoor space, simply stunning. We loved everything about our stay and will absolutely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great snow season we had, and I so pleased you all loved your stay in our home. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Equinox Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amtrack - Rutland
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 7A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Equinox Resort
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bromley Mountain
Car: necessary

Manchester is home to many fine restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, and outlet shopping. The Northshire Book Store is rated 7th in the country. Several great golf courses, fly-fishing, Orvis Fly-Fishing School, and the British School of Falconry are all close by. Of course, hiking & biking, skiing, snowshoeing & sledding.

Other Activities: shopping, great restaurants, art galleries, Spa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Inquire about Winter Monthly Ski Season rates.
Monthly rates available upon request
Holidays may have a 3 to 4 night minimum.
Weekend Holiday rates may differ
A 3 payment plan is an option for bookings made far in advance
Cancellations will be refunded provided we can rebook the dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund