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Eclectic Ski House, Rustic Converted Barn, peaceful private setting near town

Waitsfield, VT, USA
  • Farmhouse2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 180 nights

Secluded but convenient location, single bedrooms or top 2 floors of the house

In the summer of 2017 we have rooms available by the night, depending on the dates, and some weeks the whole upstairs of the house is available, again, depending on the calendar. Please contact us about your needs. The rate per room is $65.00 or for the 4 bedrooms as available $200.00 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 season, 6 months is preferred.


Meg Hilly

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 17, 2018
About Meg Hilly

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 judge shows and teach dressage in the New England area.

Meg Hilly purchased this Farmhouse in 1953

Why Meg Hilly chose Waitsfield

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.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        full size bed/master bedroom and bath on main floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, on main floor next to living room-privacy screens
      • Bedroom 3
        the green room has a full size bed, upstairs
      • Bedroom 4
        the yellow room has a full size bed, also upstairs
      • There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with full sized beds, one is called the green room then there is the "Middle room" and lastly 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!


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, also has a closet and is off the master bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, upstairs bathrooms are adjacent to the yellow rm
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Rural


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        oil furnace and woodstove
                      • Internet
                        wifi can be arranged please ask
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                        with woodstove
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        will give directions, do not overload or completely close the flu!


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            has pots, pans, cooking utensils, silverware and plates etc.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            some basics provided
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster oven


                              • Dining
                                expandable dining room table, and kitchen breakfast nook area
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    basic, long term renters can arrange their own service
                                  • Television


                                      • Bicycles
                                        rental shops within walking distance
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        near by golf courses
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        rental in town
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        rental shops
                                      • Tennis
                                        tennis at the sports centers on the mountain in the summer or indoors in the winter.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        rental shop in town


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility
                                          • not suitable for children


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

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


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                                                                Waitsfield, VT, USA

                                                                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.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                pet fee $25/night $250 long term rentals. Room availability changes in summer, you can rent by the room or 2 floors with all 4 bedrooms, as available. Please double check with us. Winter-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 in long term rentals. No refunds.

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