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Eclectic Ski House, Rustic Converted Barn, Peaceful Private Setting Near Town

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winter view from the logging road


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Secluded but convenient location, top 2 floors of the house

Skiers, hikers, and bikers, will enjoy staying in one of our cozy rooms in our 4/5 bedroom, 3 bath, rustic converted Barn. Each room has a full or Queen bed, the house accommodates 6-8 people. (The ground floor apartment is rented). The style is skier friendly New England. Home of Marilyn Hilly, an ex ski racer, was long listed for the Olympics at Squaw Valley in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Downhill divisions in 1960. The house has been a ski house since that time, ski memorabilia hangs throughout the eclectic converted barn. There is wireless internet service.The location is a short 10 minute drive to the Mad River Valley's 2 fabulous ski areas, Mad River Glen and Sugar bush. There are also two sports centers, (which can be utilized upon paying a daily fee) with indoor tennis, racket ball, swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, yoga classes, and weight rooms. In a quiet and beautiful setting on a hill off an old logging road, with the State Forest adjacent to the property, one feels secluded and peaceful. Yet the Hilly Farm is one convenient minute from shopping in Irasville which boasts two grocery stores, hair salons, a spa, a hardware store, the post office, restaurants, ice skating rink, and a movie theater. There is a bicycle shop walking distance from the house.. you can even hike or bike on a trail to American Flat bread, or drive it is less than a mile from Dana Hill Road.The Mad Bus, free public transportation, stops at Shaw's and make trips up to both Mountains during ski season. Just another minute down the road, is Waitsfield, with it's Bridge street marketplace, Covered Bridge, town library, and more artisans shops. Another town to explore on the southern end of the Valley is Warren, with it's Warren Store, Parade Art Gallery and more. And there is Blueberry lake, with Ole's x-country ski centre. There are DIY courses to take at the Yestermorrow Design and Build School, only 5 minutes away. There is Valley Festival of the Arts as well as the Mad River Marathon and Bicycle Races in the summer.
Or if you would rather have some peace and quiet, there is our old logging road and trails through the forest to explore by snowshoe, or x-country ski.
We are looking to rent for the Winter and or Summer season, 6 months is preffered.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only:

    there is a butt can on the porch, no smoking in the house what so ever....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    size, temperment, breed, and pet deposit ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    on main floor next to living room-privacy screens...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    the yellow room has a full size bed, also upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    the green room has a full size bed, upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 1

    full size bed/master bedroom and bath on main floor ...moreless

  • There are 2 bedrooms upstairs with full sized beds, one is called the green room and one the yellow room:there are 2 bathrooms next to the yellow room, one has a tub and one a shower. There is also a queen size bed in the master bedroom, and there is a queen size bed in the far side of the living room.Beware...there are numerous comfy couches that will also suck you in!...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    also has a closet and is off the master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    upstairs bathrooms are adjacent to the yellow rm...moreless

Other Amenities

  • At the bottom of our hill is a saw mill next to the 'MIllbrook' which has a wonderful swimming hole under the bridge. If you want to snowshoe up the hill we have miles of serene trails and logging road right out the back door. The State forest borders our property, and you may see wildlife or birds on your trek. In the summer the trails are part of the biking trail system. We are also within 15 minutes of the Icelandic Horse Farm, which takes groups out for rides by appointment. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    expandable dining room table, and kitchen breakfast nook area ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:

    wifi can be arranged please ask...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    will give directions, do not overload or completely close the flu!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    has pots, pans, cooking utensils, silverware and plates etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Bicycles:

    rental shops within walking distance...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    near by golf courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rental in town...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    rental shops ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    tennis at the sports centers on the mountain in the summer or indoors in the winter....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    rental shop in town...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer season rates
May 30 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,400 $3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $200
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%


Steep Town Dirt Road requires 4WD and snow tires. Best to also have a set of chains. You will have to be present to move cars parked for plowing. Rules of the house and important notes released when contract signed. Utilities not included. No refunds.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Local Smokehouse
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sugarbush Golf Course
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 89
800 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Stone
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarbush, Mad River Glen

Car: Recommended

Our location is a ten minute drive to Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas. We are walking distance to shopping in Irasville and Waitsfield. Waitsfield and Warren Village offer both fine and casual dining, shopping, antique shops, galleries, bookstores, and even a movie theater with it's own restaurant, open 7 days a week for 3 meals a day. There are local valley distilleries and beer makers, (Mad River Distillery, Lawsons, the Alchemist of Heady Topper fame to name a few) There are covered bridges, beautiful drives, and seasonal events all year long. In the summer, there are Marathon Runs, bicycle races, Art Festivals, and a Farmers Market every Saturday, again, all within walking distance from our place. Our property borders the state forest, there are many hiking and mountain biking trails out our back door. We are 1 mile from American Flatbread, which hosts weddings and is known for it's flatbread pizza, and also home of the Vermont Music Festival. The Chamber of Commerce website has the events calendar.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1953

About the owner: I am the daughter of Marilyn B. Hilly, who was an Olympic level ski racer, and tried out for the 1960 Olympics, in Squaw Valley, CA. and I have both studied and taught skiing, horseback riding and art. I currently coach a college equestrian team.

Why the Owner Chose Waitsfield, VT, USA:
This property was purchased by a group of skiing friends back in the 50's, over the years our family has enjoyed it as a year round vacation home. We especially enjoy skiing, and now that the family has moved on to different parts of the country, we offer it as a vacation home to others who may want something other than a condo experience.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Rustic charm, historical 1893 barn, on the edge of the state forest, close to town and all of the ski areas. A place to recharge and relax in between playing hard in the playground that is our Mad River Valley.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • winter view from the logging road

    winter view from the logging road

  • dining area/living room is an open floor plan with a cathedral ceiling

    dining area/living room is an open floor plan with a cathedral ceiling

  • queen size bed

    queen size bed

  • 2nd bathroom with tub

    2nd bathroom with tub

  • upstairs has a separate entry with it's own staircase outside the building.

    upstairs has a separate entry with it's own staircase outside the building.

  • view from our windows towards town and the junction of rt 17 and rt 100

    view from our windows towards town and the junction of rt 17 and rt 100

  • no words needed.

    no words needed.

  • the Hilly Farm in summer

    the Hilly Farm in summer

  • kitchen


  • from dining area looking into the kitchen

    from dining area looking into the kitchen

  • the green room is upstairs.

    the green room is upstairs.

  • 3rd bathroom has a shower

    3rd bathroom has a shower

  • fireplace with woodstove in living room

    fireplace with woodstove in living room

  • horses enjoy the view

    horses enjoy the view

  • finding the car after a big dump

    finding the car after a big dump

  • from the top of Stark

    from the top of Stark

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