4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, with Family Room, Game Room and Fireplace
- english, Skiing!
About Rick Dineley
We currently live just a few hundred yards down the private road this property is located on, so we are not far if you need anything.
Rick Dineley purchased this House in 2012
Why Rick Dineley chose Waitsfield
I came to VT back in 1982 from the city thinking I would get a year of skiing in and go back to the city. I never went back and can not say enough about the quality of life in the Mad River Valley
What makes this House unique
This house was purchased in October 2012. I had been driving by this property for 25 years admiring it and its beautiful yard and landscape. When I finally had a chance to buy it, there was no hesitation. You will get the same feeling about the place when you rent and stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Property was great. Very spacious and the perfect place to unwind.
Everything was as expected from the information on line and the reviews.
Rooms were ready and everything you need was there and then some.
Weather turned really cold during our stay but the house was warm without a fire.
The interior is dated and a bit worn but clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed the pool table and sound system. It was a perfect set up for the four couples with each having their own bed and bath.
There are three things that could be improved without a lot of costs.
The lighting is very dim in all rooms with a few bulbs out or not enough lights in bedrooms.
Kitchen was well supplied to use for cooking/eating but the pots and pans are past their prime in usage.
Last the directions for staying and clean up need a bit more detail. Example where the thermostats are located and the type of heat to expect. Took a while when we first got there to take the chill off but once it kicked in was fine.
Only stayed for a weekend while attending a family wedding but definitely glad we picked this place.
Room for Everybody
Four of us & three companions came to VT to race the Green Mountain Stage Race (bikes). Plenty of bedrooms and beds plus each of the 4 bedrooms had their own bathroom. Great! Lots of room in the house for relaxing after a hard day in the saddle. The location was convenient to the event, to the town and to the ski areas. The house's outside grounds were beautiful and in perfect condition. The one drawback to the house was a rather dated kitchen layout where the cabinets blocked the view to the dining room forcing those in kitchen/dining room to bend over to hold a conversation. If the owner's war chest grows enough, may we suggest redoing the kitchen with an open design? Kitchen redesign or no, families & friends will enjoy their stay.
Perfect ski house
Beautiful setting and deck. Perfect accommodations for 8 people with four bedrooms and four baths. Very dated decorating and carpeting. Did not really matter because we had fun.
Great property for large groups
this is a lovely house in beautiful Vermont. We have stayed here a total of 4 times in the last few years as we had a student at Norwich University. While visiting him we also had mini family reunions with our "East Coast" cousins. The kitchen is good for preparing meals, the house has 4 bedrooms and 4 ensuite bathrooms which makes it very nice! The downstairs boasts a beautiful working fireplace, TV, laundry and pool table.
Positives: great for large groups of people, convenient to Stowe, Waitsfield, Waterbury, and surrounding areas of Vermont including Northfield.
Cons: Kitchen slightly dated, carpets slightly worn, and there are stairs!
I would recommend this property as a wonderful house for adventures in this part of Vermont, whether leaf peeping, skiing or just enjoying the area.
Scrupulously clean and comfortable in Vermont
The property is in a beautiful section of Vermont and is spacious and scrupulously clean. The 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms is indeed a luxury for large families like ours staying together for a few days! The kitchen is a real, working kitchen with full sized refrigerator and electric range. Although appliances are somewhat dated, they all work (and that is the point, isn't it?). Views from every room, comfortable beds, and a lovely yard and deck. All in all, a great vacation getaway.
We had a great time for 4th of July
Our whole family had a terrific time at this house. Rick was terrific and answered all of our questions and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was perfect for our family of 5 plus grandparents and 2 dogs. The yard was perfect for volleyball, playing tag and chasing the dogs! Friends came over for dinner and we didn't feel cramped at all. The deck was a favorite place to read a book or enjoy a cold beverage. The location was perfect - close enough to everything but private enough that we didn't hear anyone. We loved walking down The Common Road and seeing the cows at the Van Trapp farm.
The house is very unique with 4 bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom. Large family room / pool table, kitchen is very usable and has a nice large table plus the deck right off the kitchen. The bedrooms were perfect for our group and everyone had plenty of space. We definately could have had more. There are a lot of stairs in the house, so if you have very young children or older people who have trouble with stairs, this may not be the right place for you - but other than that - it was perfect.
This rental property is located in the heart of the scenic Mad River Valley close to Sugarbush Ski Resort, and Mad River Glen Ski area. The property itself sits on three acres of rolling terrain with beautiful evergreens. You can go sledding, snowshoe or xc-ski right out your front door on the property.
There are thousands of acres of national forest land and some of the finest hiking in new England as the long trail runs directly through the spine of the green mountains and across the summits of mad river glen, molly Stark's mountain, Mount Ellen and Lincoln peak.
You are minutes away from downtown Waitsfield where there is shopping, restaurants, a movie theater and bars. Enjoy fine dining at the Peasant, or hit the Big Picture Cinema Bar for a cocktail, a meal and a movie. There is live entertainment at the local folks tavern, as well as more great eats at the Lareau farm (American flatbread pizza). Hit the Mad Taco for a unique Tex/Mex flavor. There is also great Pizza at the Bluestone, and Asain food across the street at China Fun. Try a little apres ski at the 'Hyde-a way' where you can sit by a warm fire and enjoy your favorite beverage. Don' t miss making a visit to the Mad River Barn for great eats and drinks. Last but not least, make sure you go for some Thai food at Fit 2B Thiad located at the Sgarbush in on the Access Road. All these attractions within 5 to 15 minutes of our property.
A 15 minute drive will bring you to the base of Sugarbush Lincoln peak, and a short less than 10 minute drive to Sugarbush Mount Ellen (5.5 miles). Or, head to the famed Mad River Glen, and ride the single chair to the summit for a challenging run down Chute or Paradise! . These ski areas combined offer well over 160 trails and are ranked tops in New England, not to mention some of the finest tree skiing and back country skiing in the country.
Within 10 to fifteen minutes there are two xcountry skiing centers, they are Bluebery Lake and Ole's where you can find kilometers of groomed trails to ski or skate!
In the summer some of the finest mountain biking in the country is experienced along with many available day hikes in the local area. There also is some of the best road biking in New England, especially for the brave who want to ride up and down the Appalachian Gap and Lincoln Gap.
In addition to these activities you can also golf at the world class Robert Trent Jones Sr. Sugarbush Golf Course, play frisbee or ride the zipline at Sugarbush. Check out Rumbles or the Castlerock Pub at the mountain. There are also several sports and fitness centers in the area, as well as tennis locally.
A great fall activity is the amazing Vermont foliage or a glider ride high above the green mountains out of the Warren Airport just ten minutes from the property.
You are only about a minute from the Mad River where you can swim, canoe, kayak or go tubing. In the summer the Mad can be a very peaceful float, and in the spring there can be whitewater to challenge the best.
The property itself is located on a private road away from the hustle and bustle so you can enjoy the peace and quiet while being only minutes away from all the activities the area has to offer.