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The Wilburton acommodates 100 on site guests, 50 more nearby. Catering for 175.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This is truly a luxury rental. Guests often say they feel like they've stepped 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 for as much or as little as you desire.
Daily housekeeping is included in the rate. 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.

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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Property Type

  • Castle
  • 15000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We are a family run inn and always welcome children. We have 4 pack and plays on the property as well as 4 roll away beds....moreless

  • 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

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Stunning 400' bridal suite w/ sweeping views & jaccuzzi ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    This handsome room was the master bedroom of original owners...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Stunning mt views from sun filled room with 4 poster bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    RKO starlets stayed in this 300' suite when RKO owned it!...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 double

    This lovely room is the only room with 2 beds....moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

    This charming room has a private bathroom/shower across hall...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 queen

    Floral wallpaper gives this queen room old fashioned romance...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 1 queen

    stunning views of the battenkill valley from this room...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 10: 1 double

    this feels like a classic country inn room....moreless

  • Bedroom 11: 1 double

    beautiful hand carved headboard makes this room very special...moreless

  • Rent this magnificent mansion and feel like the king and queen of the castle! Romantic, historic mansion in the heart of Manchester Village. Built in 1902 as a private home, you and your guests will return to a bygone era of romance, elegance, and privacy....moreless

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Spectacular bathroom! with jaccuzi for 2 and Roman shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 13: toilet

    This is the men's powder room on mansion's ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 11: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 10: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 12: toilet

    Women's powder room on the mansion's ground floor...moreless

  • Every bedroom has it's own full ensuite bathroom. The only exception is room 10 which has a private bathroom across the hall. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • 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:

    Sweeping views of Mt. Equinox, The Green Mountains, and the Battenkill Valley below the estate. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Sweeping, breathtaking views of Mt. Equinox, The Green Mountains, and the Battenkill Valley below the estate....moreless

  • Resort:

    Pool, tennis, 30 private hilltop acres, concierge service...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
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There are 3 oversized fireplaces on the main floor and 1 wood burning fireplaces in the guest room....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wifi throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Our inn provides all linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    700 sq foot living room may be closed off and used for private events...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Every guest room has a phone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide all towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wifi throughout the house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    there and large fireplaces in the living room and 2 dining rooms. Room 2 also has a wood burning fireplace....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Our excellent inn chef caters events for up to 200 guests in any culinary style. Our farm caters incredible vegetarian food too. We charge an additional facility fee for events. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The inn has a complete set of dishes for 150 guests for events....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Our commercial dishwasher needs supervision and can only be run by our staff...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    Guests may use the microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Our convection oven may only be used by guests with our staff's assistance....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Guests have access to their own full size fridge. We can also put mini fridges in the guest rooms....moreless

  • Stove:

    Our 12 burner gas stove may only be used by guests with our staff's assistance....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes (and we serve the best bread you've ever had from our farm at breakfast)...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    nearby. Discounted golf fees as well....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Battenkill Canoe nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    30 acres of privacy and tranquility surrounded by the Green Mountains...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Stratton Mt. and Bromley Mt nearby...moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day - Foliage
May 27 - Oct 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$2,750 $2,995
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$17,500
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,995
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,250 $2,495
Fri, Sat
$15,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • housekeeping & linens $950 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
Manchester Center, Manchester, VT, USA
Nearest Barpub
Wilburton Inn
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Equinox Golf Course
27 Miles
Nearest Train
Rutland, Vt
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 7
Manchester Center, Manchester, VT, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Wilburton Inn
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bromley, Stratton

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Manager info

Wilburton Inn

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, Manchester, 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.


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  • The Wilburton acommodates  100 on site guests, 50 more nearby. Catering for 175.

    The Wilburton acommodates 100 on site guests, 50 more nearby. Catering for 175.

  • Yoga with a view

    Yoga with a view

  • breathtaking views from every window in the 11 guest rooms all w/ private baths

    breathtaking views from every window in the 11 guest rooms all w/ private baths

  • Perfect place for elegant family reunions

    Perfect place for elegant family reunions

  • Our grand living room with a blazing fire featured in Yankee Magazine this year!

    Our grand living room with a blazing fire featured in Yankee Magazine this year!

  • The Levis family have run the Wilburton Inn with love for guests  for 28 years.

    The Levis family have run the Wilburton Inn with love for guests for 28 years.

  • Let us cater your event. Our chef can create feasts for 175 guests.

    Let us cater your event. Our chef can create feasts for 175 guests.

  • 2 double beds in our gracious suite.

    2 double beds in our gracious suite.

  • Relax and enjoy afternoon tea on our shady  front porch.

    Relax and enjoy afternoon tea on our shady front porch.

  • Tennis surrounded by the mountains

    Tennis surrounded by the mountains

  • 2nd floor floor plans

    2nd floor floor plans

  • The Wilburton is a joyful place for summer family reunions.

    The Wilburton is a joyful place for summer family reunions.

  • Nestled in Geen Mountains with privacy, tranquility &  pristine Vermont views

    Nestled in Geen Mountains with privacy, tranquility & pristine Vermont views

  • the bridal suite, 400 sq feet, marble fireplace, jacuzzi for 2, roman shower

    the bridal suite, 400 sq feet, marble fireplace, jacuzzi for 2, roman shower

  • wood burning fireplace in the master king bedroom

    wood burning fireplace in the master king bedroom

  • Wilburton Mansion in Winter

    Wilburton Mansion in Winter

  • Step back in time and enjoy  Fall Foliage ablaze in autumn

    Step back in time and enjoy Fall Foliage ablaze in autumn

  • Perfect for corporate Retreats & think tanks surrounded by Green Mt inspiration.

    Perfect for corporate Retreats & think tanks surrounded by Green Mt inspiration.

  • Feel like the lord and lady of this grand mansion

    Feel like the lord and lady of this grand mansion

  • enjoy celebrations under our spacious awning

    enjoy celebrations under our spacious awning

  • Enjoy a summer swim!

    Enjoy a summer swim!

  • ground floor floorplans

    ground floor floorplans

  • 3rd floor floorplans

    3rd floor floorplans

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Date last modified - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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