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Family-friendly Vermont Getaway

Manchester Village, VT, USA
  • Barn5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 14-18

This historic, large carriage barn has been our family retreat for over 25 years. The warmth of the home is undeniable: from the original wood plank floors, to the cozy wood-burning stove, to the kid-friendly upstairs loft, to the breathtaking view of the Green Mountains - you will feel right at home. Our style is Vermont country chic, with comfy couches, quality mattresses, a big kitchen (renovated in 2015!), a jacuzzi tub and all the amenities you could ask for in a house rental, including:

• Wood-burning stove with firewood

• Free wi-fi

• Quality stereo system: a record player with over 100 LPs, iPod hookup

• 3 bathrooms: 2 bathtubs & 3 showers (1 is handicap accessible)

• Washer/dryer

• Large backyard

• Full range of kitchen appliances, cookware and utensils: outdoor gas grill, blender, juicer, griddle, coffee maker, espresso maker, dishwasher

• Outdoor fire pit

• Foosball table

• One bedroom is downstairs, far from the other bedrooms upstairs. Good for those unable to climb stairs.

• Large amount of children's toys, books and games

• Children's items available upon request: highchair, pack n' play, crib

• Baby-proof features: covered electrical outlets, baby gates on stairwells, and safety latches on cabinets with hazardous cleaning products.

• Two bedrooms have cable television, and the master bedroom also has a DVD player.

• Cable TV is also in the kitchen and upstairs loft. Amazon Fire Sticks on all 4 TVs.

Built in 1890 by Robert Todd Lincoln's best friend and law partner, the Edward S. Isham House is only 1.5 miles from the heart of Manchester Village with its charming boutiques and galleries. Walk down the marble sidewalks of Manchester to enjoy excellent restaurants, a wonderful bookstore, perfect cafes, and some of the finest outlet shopping available anywhere. The Isham House is nestled in the valley between the 3,816 foot Mount Equinox and the imposing Green Mountains. From the front door of the Isham House, you can go hiking up and around Mt. Equinox. Within a short drive, you can go biking, kayaking, or fly-fishing on the famous Battenkill River. Located on the main road passable in all weather, the Isham House is only a 10 minute drive from Bromley and 20 minutes away from Stratton ski area. If you prefer, walk around the corner to Hildene -- Robert Todd Lincoln's estate -- and take a tour of its lovely Georgian mansion, or go cross country skiing through its groomed trails and finish with a hot chocolate in its quaint warming hut.

As hosts, we will welcome you as family. We provide you with recommendations for local eats, shops, sights and countless activities.

Here is the breakdown of the bedrooms:

First floor -

Bedroom (off of the kitchen): 1 queen bed - sleeps 2

Second floor -

Blue bedroom: 1 full, 1 twin - sleeps 3

Green bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twins (bunk bed) - sleeps 4

Master bedroom: 1 king - sleeps 2

In the loft: 3 twins (bunk bed+ trundle) - sleeps 3


Lilli Weisz

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Lilli Weisz

My husband, Jed, and I live in Chicago, IL. I am a digital organizer, and Jed is an independent school administrator. We love to hike in Vermont with our kids and standard poodle, Rufus, and look for out of the way swimmin' holes. Jed's family has owned the Isham house since 1991, when it was a run-down working barn. Jed's father Bernie could see the building's 'good bones' and renovated it to it's current beauty. We take a tremendous amount of pride and joy in offering it to other families to enjoy.

Lilli Weisz purchased this Barn in 1991

Why Lilli Weisz chose Manchester Village

We converted the Isham House into a home because the area offered us a rare mix of outdoor activities, culture, history, and outlet shopping.

What makes this Barn unique

You can walk to the trails of Mt. Equinox from the front door. We are on the main road and are only a 5 minute drive from town. The house is large enough to sleep 14 people but cozy enough for a perfect Vermont weekend getaway!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • The Downstairs Bedroom
        1 queen, Queen
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, King
      • The Blue Bedroom
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 Full and 1 Twin
      • The Green Bedroom
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 2 Twins (bunk beds) and 1 Queen. Crib available upon request
      • Loft Bunk Beds
        3 twin/ single, 1 Bunk Bed with a trundle bed underneath
      • The Downstairs Bedroom is tasteful, comfortable, and private with wonderful light and original pine floors. The Master Bedroom is a large, well appointed room with a wrought-iron headboard and an adjacent office space. The Blue Bedroom is a calm space, with a built-in bench for staring out at the mountains. The Green Bedroom is light and airy with a full closet (and crib available upon request). The bunk beds in the loft are not in a closed off bedroom but are a good option for children. The master and downstairs bedrooms have cable television, and the Master Bedroom also has a DVD player.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Downstairs Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Handicapped accessible
      • The Master Bathroom has a jacuzzi bathtub for weary bones and original plank floors. The Upstairs Bathroom has a new tile floor and a fully stocked towel closet. The Downstairs Bathroom is handicapped accessible with support bars on the walls and in the shower.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Mountain View
        • Village


            • Family
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Firewood
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      We offer two window units in the summer months.
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                      There is ample parking in front and back of the house for 5 cars.
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Electric stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Large dining room table in the living room
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Music Library
                                  We have an awesome collection of old LP's.
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Whirlpool
                                            • jetted tub


                                                • library
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • churches
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • The Isham House has a number of baby-proof features: covered electrical outlets, baby gates on stairwells, and safety latches on cabinets with hazardous cleaning products.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  45 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Another Great Weekend at the Edward Isham house

                                                                  Lilli is such a great host and the house is always so warm and cozy. Plenty of space to spread out but also spaces to gather as a group. Will always keep this in mind when booking our VT trips.

                                                                  Very Warm and Comfortable Home!

                                                                  David L.Metuchen, NJ

                                                                  Our host Lilli has a lovely home that is very inviting. It has plenty of space for two families and is well stocked in every way. The kitchen has almost everything you might need to whip up a great meal. This was our third stay in the home and have another visit already planned. Will definitely stay there again in the future. Thanks to Lilli for being such a great and responsive host! Cheers!

                                                                  Super duper bowl weekend

                                                                  Judith A.Washington, CT

                                                                  We had a wonderful stay at the house as we have had several times in the past. The only thing I would suggest is that the access to the interrnet needs to be improved. Since we couldn't get online the whole time we were there.! Other than that it was quite splendid!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It's always wonderful to have you stay at the house, Judy! And thanks so much for letting us know about the Internet. We were able to get it looked at and then modem was busted. Comcast sent us a new one so now we are back in business. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience!

                                                                  Hope to have you all back next year,


                                                                  Great home with great space

                                                                  Christopher G.

                                                                  Outstanding home for a visit to the Manchester/Bromley/Stratton ski areas. Plenty of room with lots of common space for larger groups. Large well appointed kitchen with lots of dishes/pots/utensils for larger groups as well. Slightly out of town so you have your peace and quiet but just a 5 minute drive to the restaurants and shops and 15 minutes to Bromley. Great dealing with the owner and highly recommend

                                                                  Charming house!

                                                                  Meghan C.NH

                                                                  We stayed in this house a few years ago and loved it so much, we came back. Since our last stay, the kitchen was beautifully remodeled. There is plenty of room for guests, games, toys, and books for everyone to enjoy, and a wood burning stove to keep warm on those below-zero days! The weather was too cold for us to spend much time outside so we enjoyed the comfort of this house plenty! Great communication with the owners, especially with the blizzard coming through the day before our arrival. We greatly appreciated that!

                                                                  Winter Wonderland

                                                                  Jack O.

                                                                  My family and I stayed at Edward Isham House for 5 nights over Christmas weekend. There were 6 adults. The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. Everything was easy and intuitive. The owners Lilli and Jed were great to deal with and helped with our one hiccup when we checked in. We wanted a warm cozy place to share some time with our family and The Ish was perfect. We even had a very white Christmas with a lot of snow and were plowed out by the owners' contractor. No problem. We'd recommend this place but particularly good for a larger group or family. We hope to return some time. That says it all.


                                                                  Manchester Village, VT, USA

                                                                  The Historic Edward S. Isham Carriage House sits on Historic Route 7A in the town of Manchester. Because of its rural location, it is sometimes difficult to find the Isham House on GPS or Google maps. To see its exact location, Google 'Ormsby Hill Inn' in Manchester. The Isham House is directly adjacent to the inn (approximately 150 yards to the north). Other Activities: Canoe and kayaking, Outlet shopping Golf: There are two remarkable golf courses near the Isham House. Gleneagles, owned by the Equinox Resort, is a links style course that is beautifully maintained. Stratton Mountain also boasts a course that has hosted LPGA events in recent years. Ski: The Isham House is smack dab in the middle of ski country. Stratton Mountain -- known for its deluxe facilities, gondola to a 4500 foot summit, and sun bowl -- is a 20 minute drive away. Bromley, a resort renowned for the quality of its ski instruction and challenging terrain, is less than 15 minutes from the house. Magic Mountain and Okemo are also options nearby. Hildene -- adjacent to the Isham House -- offers groomed trails for cross country skiing. Having undergone an extensive renovation on the last few years, Hildene is an excellent destination for those who like to keep their skis on flat ground.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Please contact owner to confirm rates. An additional $50 security deposit is required when bringing pets.

                                                                  45 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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