Magnificent Mansion for Luxurious Vermont Celebrations, Reunions and Retreats.(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Bed And Breakfast
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Sleep 24 in 11 bedroooms/baths. Pool, tennis, staff for catering/cleaning/events
Step into the pages of the Great Gatsby. The Wilburton Mansion was built as the largest private estate in Manchester Vermont in 1902. Now our grand, historic mansion can be yours for deluxe family reunions, special anniversary and birthday celebrations, destination weddings and corporate, academic, creative and wellness retreats.
The 15,000 sq. foot mansion features oriental rugs, chandeliers, four poster beds, and stunning architectural details. High ceilings, wood burning fireplaces, a grand piano and mahogany carved stairs are just some of the details that give guests an authentic turn-of-the century feeling of grandeur.
Our staff is available to assist you. Our front desk concierge can assist you with recommendations of activities to make the most of your time on your Vermont vacation. For an additional fee, our chef can cater any or all of your meals, family style or with white glove service. Breakfast is one of our specialties and features artisanal hearth baked breads from our organic farm. ($15/per person plus tax and gratuity.)
Someone from our staff can assist your group if you prefer to cook in the mansion at no extra charge. For an additional fee, our staff can even do the dishes while you relax beside the fire and enjoy time with your guests.
Two dining rooms are included in your rental: our verdant and sunny Green Mountain Dining Room and the fireside Rose Dining Room. Our wood paneled Billiard Room is not included in the rental as it contains the inn's bar which is closed when the mansion is rented to a private group. The Billiard Room can be added for an additional fee and our bartender would be happy to serve you from our top shelf bar and selection of hand crafted Vermont beers and spirits.
The 30-acre hilltop estate includes an outdoor pool, tennis court, basketball hoop, volleyball net, and tetherball. Our vast lawns contain a beautiful sculpture garden with a permanent exhibit of the Museum of the Creative Process. You can also visit our organic farm and bakery, 3 miles away.
The Wilburton mansion sleeps 24 guests. Additional guest rooms and five other vacation homes are the estate. All together the hilltop can accommodate 100 overnight guests and catered events for 175. We own two other historic mansions and a guest home nearby that can accommodate an additional 65 guests.
Please note that while you have exclusive use of the Wilburton Mansion, the other guests share access to the pool, tennis court and grounds. Since the estate is so large, everyone feels a great sense of privacy and space.
The Wilburton Inn's front desk relocates to our carriage house when the inn is rented to private groups to assure you the most privacy. The front desk is staffed at the Wilburton mansion during Friday night check in till 8pm to assist the other guests.
The Wilburton is just 1 mile from the Equinox Resort and Hildene, 2 miles from Manchester's Designer Outlet Shopping, Orvis, hiking at Equinox Pond, nearby Stratton Mt, Bromley Mountain and the Vermont Horse Show.
The Wilburton Mansion is located on River Road which is perfect for scenic jogging and biking and hiking right out your door.
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
- 15000 sq. ft.
- Bed And Breakfast
- Bed & Breakfast
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
We love dogs and our King Cavalier Jetson lives on the property and loves when 4 legged friends visit. Pets are welcome in our other lodging rooms and homes on the estate for an additional fee. We do not take any dogs in our mansion guest rooms. ...moreless
The ground floor is wheel chair accessible. We have other ground floor lodging rooms nearby on the estate in other buildings. The Wilburton guest rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floor and there is no elevator in our historic home....moreless
Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 22-24
Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
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
- Mountain View:
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
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
The Wilburton has 3 dining rooms plus outdoor dining under the awning and on a knoll. When you rent the inn as a home, you have 1 private dining room for your group. We can accommodate 150 for events...moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 40 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
A full country breakfast is included in the nightly rate. Guests are welcome to use our commercial kitchen only with the supervision of our staff at an additional rate.. Our chef can cater all meals....moreless
- Pantry Items
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 20 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 2 days Breakfast for 24 $950 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- 2 days of housekeeping $1,000 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
Holidays and Peak Foliage are an additional $1000/night
We love pets but do not accept them in the mansion.
We welcome weddings and charge an additional facility fee depending on the season.
Our staff is happy to help you in the kitchen for an additional $20/hr.
There is an additional facility fee for special events at the inn.
The concierge of the inn is based at the front desk. The inn serves breakfast to other guests on the property in the other dinings rooms. For an additional $1000/night you can have exclusive use of the inn, but at these listed prices, the inn reserves the right to use the other dining rooms and outdoor spaces for other guests and events.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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Manchester Village has been charming guests for over 250 years. It was recently profiled in the NY Times! http://bit.ly/Manchester_VT_New_York_Times_Travel_Section
There is an equal abundance of:
SPORTS (skiing, golfing, hiking, horse back riding, and canoeing/ tubing/fishing on the Battekill.)
CULTURE (Southern VT Art Center, Dorset Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse, on site Museum of the Creative Process)
ADVENTURE (Bromley's Alpine Slide + Zip Line, British School of Falconry, Land Rover Off Road Driving School, Orivs Fly Fishing School)
SHOPPING (fantastic designer outlet shopping.)
The Wilburton's hilltop estate offers elegance + tranquility. It is located on River Road, 1/2 a mile off the main road, Route 7, so you truly feel away from it all. It is:
1/2 a mile to Abraham Lincoln's son's history estate, Hildene.
1/2 a mile to The Equinox Hotel, spa, and pool.
3 miles to Manchester's outlet shopping.
10 miles to Bromley Mountain.
18 miles to Stratton Mountain.
Sculpture and Museum Collection on the grounds.
8 miles to Dorset Theatre.
Go for bike rides and jogs and strolls on River Road, right out our door.
Year Purchased: 1987
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 is an exceptional historic mansion with handsome archetecture and sweeping mountain views. It's a turn of the century robber baron mansion. Your guests will be so impressed with you for finding this spectacular home! And you should take the bridal suite in room 3 for all your hard work organizing the vacation!
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
The Wilburton was built in 1902 by Albert Gilbert on a 1200 acre estate. He was a good friend of Robert Todd Lincoln, who also built his summer cottage next door on a 400 acre estate called Hildene. The Wilburton commands superb panoramic views and two historic mansions, one on the hill and the other in the farm below, which was known as the Old English Inn and is now renamed as the Battenkill Valley Mansion. Tour our outdoor sculpture trains 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.
- Primary: +1 917-680-6739
- Secondary: 802-379-6350
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - The Wilburton is the ideal place for retreats and conferences
- CLICK HERE - Our 30 acre Vermont estate is so private, it's the perfect space for yoga and wellness retreats and contemplation
- CLICK HERE - Enjoy this music video celebrating the magical 30 acre Wilburton Inn!
- CLICK HERE - Family Reunions are our speciality! We host 47 family reunions this year.
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Wilburton Mansion in Winter - ideal for ski trips to Stratton Mt and Bromley Mt
Ski weekends with friends in the mansion!
Nestled in Geen Mountains with privacy, tranquility & pristine Vermont views
The Levis family have run the Wilburton Inn with love for guests for 28 years.
Relax and enjoy afternoon tea on our shady front porch.
breathtaking views from every window in the 11 guest rooms all w/ private baths
2 double beds in our gracious suite.
Let us cater your event. Our chef can create feasts for 175 guests.
Perfect for corporate Retreats & think tanks surrounded by Green Mt inspiration.
Enjoy a summer swim!
Our grand living room with a blazing fire featured in Yankee Magazine this year!
What a magnificent place to spend Autumn in Vermont
Our 30 acre estate is a wonderful place to enjoy summer! Privacy, tranquility...
enjoy celebrations under our spacious awning - ideal for wedding celebrations!
the bridal suite, 400 sq feet, marble fireplace, jacuzzi for 2, roman shower
wood burning fireplace in the master king bedroom
Our Billiard Room is an ideal dining room for special celebrations.
Step back in time and enjoy Fall Foliage ablaze in autumn
Feel like the lord and lady of this grand mansion
Tennis surrounded by the mountains
Destination weddings are our specialty for up to 150 guests!
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017
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