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SUMMER FESTIVAL, EAST DORSET Vermont, cape style 4-season vacation home,

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Our house is beautifully situated on top of a hill in a clearing. Large covered porch faces east across a meadow towards the Green Mountain National Forest and the notch carved by the Mad Tom Brook. The other side of the house has peaceful views into the forest and beautiful rock outcroppings. The property has been in the family since the 1940's, however this house is new, built in 2011 with modern comforts.

Margaret Q. McGovern
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Margaret Q. McGovern

My family has owned the 11 acre property since 1944. We spent every summer here growing up, hiking in the mountains and swimming in the local quarries, picking apples up the road in the fall, perusing the local antique stores. Several generations have enjoyed the beauty of the stunning autumn foliage, vigorous spring and lazy summers. Last year we decided to build a new year-round house with the modern conveniences to continue our tradition.

Margaret Q. McGovern purchased this house in 1944

Why Margaret Q. McGovern chose East Dorset

This location is a perfect combination of meadow, lawn and forest. The house is set back from the road to offer privacy and serenity. It is less than a mile from the Summer Festival Horse Show and within 30 minutes of 5 Golf Courses and 2 miles from Emerald Lake State Park. It is close to VT Rte 7 providing easy access to Manchester, 6 miles away, or Bennington or Rutland, both about 22 miles away.


East Dorset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2) queen bed in upstairs bedroom and also in downstairs bedroom, Double Beds (1) in 2nd upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) in office
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Wood burning stove in the living room


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(3 traveler reviews)

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SUMMER FESTIVAL, EAST DORSET Vermont, cape style 4-season vacation home,
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Absolutely wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our family of 7 adults and two young children. Despite the large group of people, this house was incredibly comfortable. The bedrooms were large and full of light. The main area was great for hanging out as we cooked in the very well stocked and designed kitchen. We managed to have a fire every night in the front yard and wish we had more time to utilize the fire pit in the back yard and the wood stove. Margaret was very attentive throughout our stay. There was a thunderstorm at one point and Margaret contacted me within minutes of the storm starting to let me know where the candles etc. were. A tree had fallen down at the bottom of the driveway and she had someone there to take care of it within hours of me notifying her. She was in touch throughout our stay to make sure we were comfortable.

Lastly, there are lots of great activities nearby - Mad Tom orchard, great hiking, Manchester for shopping and great restaurants, Dorset farmer's market.

This was a dream Vermont vacation for us and we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, Arizona

Quiet Vermont Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful home to tour Vermont's great fall colors. The home was exactly as shown in the photos! The wood burning stove was a great treat on the cool Vermont fall nights. Owner was there right away for any needs we may have had. We would recommend this home, it was a perfect hub to tour the surrounding fall foliage! Very quiet neighborhood and easy access.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Byram Twp.

I recommend this Idyllic Vermont homestead!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a quintessential Vermont Green Mountain experience. The natural setting will easily take your breath away! It's nestled privately among the scenic Green Mountains, but was an easy location to take in ski slopes, galleries, great dining and pretty villages that held unexpected surprises. It can easily accommodate a large family gathering, but also felt very intimate for the two of us. As a smartly designed new home, it had an open floor plan and convenient amenities I hoped for, but with the atmosphere and distinction of a century old home. Whether I wanted to explore all that was offered nearby, or just cozy up with a book in front of the fire or on the porch, I was left at the end of my stay feeling uniquely rejuvenated in spirit. No doubt, I will return here to recapture that feeling.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

9% mandatory Vermont "Meals and Rooms" tax will be added.
$400 per night for 4 nights or less
4 nights or less, add $125 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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