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Well-appointed Vt Mountain Escape On 50 Acres (bromley Ski, Mtn Views, Foliage)

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Peaceful 4 Bed + Loft With Magnificent Views, Close To Skiing, Shopping, Dining

The Red Tail House sits on 50 acres and is nestled in the Historic Dorset Hollow with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and fields visible from every room in the house. It is truly an all season house with no shortage of things to do in Dorset/Manchester/Bromley Area: breathtaking views of fall foliage; close to Bromley and Stratton Ski Mountains, snow shoeing, cross country skiing (trails off the property connect to state-maintained snow mobile trails); just outside Manchester Center's outlet shops and fine dining; lakes, farmers markets and hiking trails; kids activities at Taylor Farms and Bromley mtn in summer.

The house is 2850 square feet with wide open living areas featuring exposed post and beam construction. It is spacious with separate living areas yet cozy with two fireplaces. It is decorated like a primary home with Restoration Hardware & Pottery Barn furniture and antiques from surrounding area. Relax in the house enjoying the views or be active outside in any season!


- 4 bedrooms + loft (sleeps 10): 1st floor: twin room (2 beds), queen room, 2nd floor: king room, queen room, high quality mattresses & dressers in all, loft: living area with sectional and separate sleeping loft (full bed)

- 2 full baths on each floor

- large dining table (seats 10)

- a tavern room with bar and game table

- wrap around porch with full mountain views plus covered portion, comfortable new outdoor furniture with ample seating for relaxing and dining

- outdoor fire pit

- stainless steel appliances (fridge, DW, range/oven), W/D, outdoor grill, multi-zone heat, garbage disposal, coffee maker

- perennial gardens

- hiking trail off the property or hike around the picturesque hollow

- wifi, internet TV, DVDs, land line; no cell service at house (you will like it, trust us!), hook phone up to wifi for internet)

Other Information:

- Dogs allowed, just not on the furniture, please!

- We have 2 pairs of snow shoes and sleds.

Nearby Attractions:

- Skiing (downhill and cross), Bromley (15 mins), Stratton (35 mins), Killington (50 mins)

- Hiking, snow shoeing

- Fishing (on Battenkill)

- Farms (Taylor Farms - kids of all ages will love seeing the animals)

- Manchester Designer Outlets (Theory, Tumi, J Crew, RL, etc.)

- Dorset Playhouse

- High end spa @ the Equinox

-Fine Dining & Casual Restaurants in Dorset & Manchester

- Golf

- Emerald lake (kayak, canoe, paddle board, beach)

- snow mobiling

- Bromley Adventure Park

- Horseback riding

More Details

Lauren Jacobson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Lauren Jacobson

Matt and Lauren met and were married five years ago in New Jersey. Lovers of the outdoors and avid skiers, they decided to purchase the Red Tail House as a respite from their busy work weeks in NYC. They own two rescued mutts and often take family and friends to the house on weekends all year round.

Lauren Jacobson purchased this house in 2012

Why Lauren Jacobson chose Dorset

We fell in love with this property primarily for its mountain views. It's intoxicating to sit on the deck or inside the house and look out over the mountains. The peace of being with nature has a healing effect. We have been walking the 5.5 mile loop in the Hollow for two years now and it gets better every time.

We love that we can have the remote feel on the private acreage without being far from activities! The town of Dorset has great people and great food. Manchester has great everything else, as well.

What we love best is that whether we are feeling indoors-y or outdoors-y, the relaxation and peace seems to penetrate you whether you are relaxing by the fire looking over the mountains, or 'playing' outside.

We bought this property, have furnished it and cared for it without the intention to rent it. However, we believe it is a place that should be shared. And, hey, we have a mortgage to pay!

What makes this house unique

Its the fact that this house and location has everything we love all in one place that has caused us to fall in love. The house itself is beautiful in side. Pretty, open and cozy.


Car: necessary


Dorset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Twin Room - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king
    Downstairs Queen - 1 queen
    Upstairs Queen - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Well-appointed Vt Mountain Escape On 50 Acres (bromley Ski, Mtn Views, Foliage)
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was adorable, comfortable, and enjoyable with a spectacular view.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain top retreat

  • 5 of 5

The views at this home cannot be matched. Pictures do not do it justice! The home is lovely and has plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying one another's company. Dorset is one of the most quaint towns in Vermont.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family ski weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views, tranquil setting, great for large gatherings. Decorating was fabulous. This house should be in a magazine. Pictures don't do it justice! Lauren was very helpful. Can't wait to return

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ansonia, Connecticut

The house is nestled on the side of the mountain and truly picturesque! Absolutely lovely.

  • 5 of 5

It felt like "home for the holidays." They even had a Christmas tree all lit up and decorated. Everything we wanted or needed was at hand. Thanks so much Lauren and Merry Christmas!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cozy home! Very private, up a dead end dirt road. Plenty of room for all of us, kitchen well stocked, plenty of wood for the fireplace. The views were amazing. The beds were cozy. Plenty of towels provided for all. We had a great time and can't want to return next year. Thank you for opening your beautiful home up to us!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mountainhome

  • 4 of 5

Our family of three generations enjoyed five days on a colorful Autumn weekend. This rental is well maintained and designed. We cooked a turkey dinner, grilled, enjoyed the view from the porch and visited nearby sights. Comfortable beds and furniture for all but this house has stairs which may be limiting. The upstairs bath has a very small shower. The one lane long driveway is off a dirt road. No cell service but wifi ok. More towels and more house and local contact information would have been helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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