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Romantic Bennington Vermont Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Secluded country cottage on 15 private acres of land including a private pond.

This is a newly built (2013) cottage located on 15 private, wooded acres of land on the border of Bennington and North Bennington in Southwest Vermont. Designed and constructed by the owner and a close friend, care has gone into every detail of this beautiful and peaceful location. The property is quiet and secluded, but close to all of the local activities and attractions. It features a private 1.5 acre pond with diverse wildlife, wetlands, waterfall and covered bridge. The cottage is loft style with an upstairs bedroom that overlooks the pond. It can accommodate an additional two guests with a downstairs sleeper sofa. Our home is about 200 yards away, across the pond and stream, but blocked from view most of the year by foliage.

The cottage is located within 30 minutes of multiple regional attractions which include Williams College, Williamstown/North Adams museums, Manchester Center, the Green Mountains and Woodford State Park, and historic sites within Bennington itself. We are walking distance from grocery and Bennington College, and less than 3 miles from village shops and the Bennington Monument. It is also a short drive to several local ski and summer-sports resorts.

The cottage offers every modern amenity - a full kitchen, cable, WiFi, living/dining area and large porch. Stairs lead to a second floor loft-style bedroom which overlooks the first floor and pond via a large picture window. This was designed as a luxury cottage for a romantic weekend getaway, but could easily accommodate up to four with comfort.

More Details

Adam Cohen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Adam Cohen

Adam and Beverly Cohen moved to Bennington in 2004 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for work at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Adam is originally from Queens, NY and Beverly is originally from Newcastle, Pennsylvania. Our main house is in a different location on the same property. We live here with our dog and have invested our lives into restoring and preserving this beautiful property.

Adam Cohen purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Adam Cohen chose Bennington

We fell in love with this location because while it is located close to Bennington town it is also private and quiet. The property is beautiful, featuring a large pond stocked with trout and frequented by eagles and blue herons. The outlet stream features a covered bridge and waterfall. There is a vibrant wildlife community that makes a home of the pond and adjacent wetlands.

What makes this cottage unique

I designed and built this cottage personally with a friend in 2013 to be a beautiful retreat for friends and family to come visit. In the times that we are not personally hosting, we thought that others might enjoy the use of our cottage. It is a romantic and private place. It has a front porch that overlooks the pond and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the evening with friends. While it is quiet and private, you can literally walk to the store across the street from our entrance for groceries, if desired. The rental also features free Wi-Fi and basic cable.


North Bennington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes the usual amenities including a full size walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa is in the main living area.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

Romantic Bennington Vermont Cottage
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 63 reviews

Bennington cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, and the setting is beautiful. The place is peaceful and quiet, yet very convenient to local stores, hiking trails, and other attractions. Simply wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

The home looked just like the pictures. It was clean and had everything one would need to cook etc. Although the bed was comfortable it felt more like a double than a queen. My husband is a tall man sleeping was a bit tight. There was a pull out sofa bed but that mattress was very uncomfortable with springs coming up in it. I also didn't realize that the one bathroom was downstairs while the bedroom was upstairs, probably not a problem for a younger couple but for an older couple like us we had to navigate those stairs a few times a night. The living space is much larger than it looked on the site which was nice. We loved the covered porch overlooking the pond. Lots of wildlife to entertain you, we loved the porch. The property is very private from the owner's home and they were very gracious with the few things we had to ask them. Adam was very nice. there was a waterfall near the house which was nice to listen to. The one thing that I didn't like was the car noise. It was not to loud but you clearly heard cars when your outside on the porch. We could have used more towels for sure, only two bath towels and two face towels. I'm sure if we asked Adam would have brought more but they should just be there for you to use.

We cooked each night, the gas grill was great we had everything needed to make our dinners which was good. We also loved the candy he had waiting for us, nice touch.

We loved sitting on the porch just having the solitude to connect again and relax which we did and enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what we were expecting and we thoroughly enjoyed it even though it rained most of the time. We plan on coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Relaxing and charming

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful serene setting. Plenty to do or the perfect spot to just relax and take in the peaceful surrounding nature. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Two years ago on a road trip to Maine we made a pit stop in Bennington and ended up spending the afternoon. We wanted to come back and spend more time. We found this wonderful little cottage on Home Away. It was pet friendly which was something we were looking for and near downtown. I don't think you can find better accommodations for the price. We loved our stay and hope to come back.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The property is beautiful. Well situated, cared for, and stay friendly.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfectly situated, close to plenty to do, yet isolated enough to not realize you're that close to civilization. The cottage itself is beautiful, and I definitely see a return trip in our future. The pond is well cared for, and the wildlife was great to watch with a morning cup of coffee. The only thing missing is a fire pit/ring. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mount Anthony Country Club, Equinox Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Publyk House, Pangea Lounge, Kevin's Pub
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bromley, Mount Snow, Prospect, Stratton
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Paran, Woodford Lake
Car: necessary

The property is adjacent to the entrance of Bennington College - walking distance - and only a few miles from Southern Vermont College. A short drive to local ski resorts including Prospect Mountain, Mount Snow, Bromley and Stratton. There are many nearby hiking trails. The outlet stores of Manchester are a 25 minute drive away. Historic sites such as the Bennington Battlefield, Bennington Monument, Park McCullough House and the Hildene (family residence of Abraham Lincoln) are all within close proximity. Do not miss a trip to the top of Mount Equinox for fantastic views spring-fall.


Rates & Availability

North Bennington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Jun 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall Foliage
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter Break 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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