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Vermont Summer Festival, Vermont Summer Challenge, Wanderlust, Dorest Theater...

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Close proximity to Vermont Summer Festival with room for all!

We continuously keep SkyLight updated and looking spiffy.

Completely renovated lodge just finished in February 2015. Not your usual rental.

The exterior was resided and painted in October 2014.

Two Master bedroom suites on third floor. High end bathroom fixtures. Steam shower. Beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms.

Second floor has 5 bedrooms and two large bathrooms.

New kitchen with Commercial oven and stove. Large dining area that opens into Great room with lots of windows and large stone fireplace and wood stove. Library with big TV, fireplace and wood burning stove. Ski tuning room and pantry.

Stocked pond with lights for nighttime skating. Surrounded by National Forest land. Directly on the VAST trail. Vermont Association of Snow Travelers.

12 minutes to Bromley. 25 minutes to Stratton. Hike to Spruce Peak from the Lodge. Close to many other hiking trails.

5 minutes to Manchester Outlet Center. J.Crew, Kate Spade, , Ralph Lauren and many others. Amazing restaurants and stores literally down the road. Perfectly located to all.

Owner is thrilled to tell you about all there is to do in the area in every season. And there is a lot. Horse shows, swimming in the quarry, Robert Todd Lincoln's summer home, Hildene, The Equinox, not to mention the best skiing in Southern Vermont. Views of Mount Equinox from Master Bedroom.

More Details

Liz Funk
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2018

About Liz Funk

My husband and I bought this lodge when our eldest son, Sam, was attending Stratton Mountain School for his 8th grade Winter Term. We also have three girls, Doodle , Jane and Nellie. We bought SkyLight Lodge from Frank and Jean Burns who were the original owners and they ran it as an Inn for over 40 years while raising their two daughters.

We ski at Stratton and Bromley and snowmobile right from our front door on the VAST trail. We can literally walk across the street to Mistrals, a highly acclaimed French restaurant for Chauteaubriand.

We live full time in Litchfield, Connecticut but spend as much time as we can in Vermont.

Liz Funk purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Liz Funk chose Winhall

In its heyday, SKI Magazine, February 1977 issue said, ' most of the serious skiers who frequent SkyLight Lodge wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

Evening entertainment consists of fireside conversation, usually about skiing. The Burns's promote good fellowship and guests with good senses of humor.'

SKI Magazine, October 1994, said of SkyLight, 'The den in the cellar, says Jean, is where in the good ole days , everyone smoked and smooched.'

Although SkyLight has been completely and beautifully redone the bones of this old school ski lodge is still there. It is warm and cozy while being able to accommodate a large crowd. We love it and know you will too.

What makes this lodge unique

The view from one of the two Master Bedrooms of Mount Equinox is gorgeous.

There are so many things to do in the area everyone will be happy. The possibilities are endless in every season.


Winhall Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom on Third Floor has a steam shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath on Third Floor has Jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Half Bath on First Floor
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Two large closets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , With closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Two closets
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Unusual Queen size bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Deluxe Master Bedroom Suite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Deluxe Master Bedroom Suite
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Closet. Beautiful spindle beds.
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , LOFT
  • All new mattresses and beautiful linens on the beds. A loft area with two twin beds.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
The owner can concierge any stay to any extent. Just ask.


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Vermont Summer Festival, Vermont Summer Challenge, Wanderlust, Dorest Theater...
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

This wonderful home is fantastic. The best of everything, especially charm and convenience.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect home for a family and friend ski vacation. We couldn’t have been happier, and Liz and Steve could not have been more accommodating. My entire family loved our visit and are rebooking for next year.

Thank you Liz and Steve for letting us share your fabulous home. Tom & Chris Murphy

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect group getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Truly amazing time spent with family. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurie! SkyLight is a very special place and I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Liz
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Perfect for Our Wedding Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, with the company of great friends and family, had the pleasure of staying at the Skylight Lodge during our Vermont wedding stay. It made our short list while searching for places to stay early on in our wedding planning. We sent out a couple e-mails to places inquiring about stays for 15 people and heard back quickly from Liz the owner. Right off the bat I knew this was the right place. Liz was so friendly and accommodating. She was interested in our wedding and offered some great ideas about local gifts and food services. She even had napkins made with our names on them which was pretty awesome! The pictures don’t do it justice. The Lodge is beautiful. It was so clean and the decor is great! You will fall in love as soon as you walk through the front door.

Liz hooked us up with her son Sam and his girlfriend Lela who helped us plan out a Welcome Dinner the night before our wedding. This included having a food truck (shout out to Hound Dogs!) come to the lodge and serve our 50 or so guests that night. Sam and Lela were so amazing! They helped us out with so much that night and we were so glad they were there to enjoy the time with us. We didn’t stop hearing about how nice the lodge was from all of our guests. It honestly felt like Liz, Sam, and Lela were family friends throughout this whole process. We had a blast and totally made the right decision on staying there! I’d highly recommend contacting Liz to book a stay with friends and family. It’s truly a special place!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A special place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed sky light lodge! Great house for our group. Everything worked! Not your typical rental. We would definitely rent again thanks for sharing your lodge

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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what a great house for families/groups!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners Steve and Liz are both wonderful and very much accommodating. Convenient location to Bromley, Stratton, and Manchester this house is a fantastic place for a VT getaway.

We are already mapping out the calendar for a return visit.

thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Every season at SkyLight Lodge brings its own attractions. Ski at nearby Stratton and Bromley in the winter. Cross Country ski at Hildene, Robert Todd Lincolns home overlooking the Battenkill Valley. SkyLight is on the VAST trail for snowmobilers. Fall is foliage and hiking up Mount Equinox or on the Long Trail. The Lodge is surrounded by the Green Mountain Forest and situated just below Spruce Peak. Spring is sugaring season and the sugar shacks are available to see how real Maple

syrup is made. Summer brings Dorset Summer Theatre, swimming in the Quarry, golfing and fishing. Bromley opens its Sun Mountain and has a ZipRider and Alpine Slide for fast paced thrills.

And each season has antiquing, great restaurants, museums, lots of outlets shopping (Ralph Lauren, Lilly Pulitzer, Coach, Kate Spade, Theory, J.Crew...) and the beautiful Equinox Spa. Attend Fly-Fishing or Wingshooting Schools at Orvis in nearby Manchester. The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Battenkill River Canoe Trips, Southern Vermont Arts Center.

The best book store I have ever been to is Northshire Books and it has a good amount of author events and the best cafe attached for when you get hungry.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Pet Fee $350
Property Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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