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Private House And Fantastic Views Off Home Stretch Trail

Killington, VT, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Outdoor Hot Tub, Sleeps 10

Timberframe house on Bear Peak side of Killington Ski Area has everything you need for a quiet mountain side vacation any time of year. Located off a long private driveway on a steep wooded lot, you will feel like you are living in a treehouse. Just a three minute walk from driveway to Homestretch ski trail, the house is easy to ski from and ski to. Be on the slopes in no time and stop by the house for lunch. In early or late season, the house is a short drive to Bear Mountain base and 10 minutes to the Killington base area. Winter views through large picture windows are spectacular with sight-lines to the south, Bear Peak and Skye Peak. The summer is perfect for hiking, and mountain biking. The Skyeship Gondola mid-station access road leads right from the house and leads to mountain biking and hiking trails. Swimming, kayaking, rafting, and golf are all near by. Fall is the time to see the leaves turning color.

Built on a slope, the house is accessed through a set of stairs leading down from the driveway. Entry is through a mud room ideal for putting boots on and off and hanging outdoor clothing. The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room and large half bath. The living room has a wood-stove and large HDTV. The main level has sliders to decks off the living room and off the dining room. The master bedroom is one floor up with a king bed and large picture windows. The second floor also includes a full bathroom with double vanities as well as an area under the eave with a twin bed. The third floor is a loft area with two queen beds. Two more bedrooms, both with queen beds, a family room and another full bath are on the lower level.

Purchased in 2013, the house has undergone extensive renovations to include new insulation, windows, siding, deck, appliances, electric service, wood stove, furniture, beds & mattresses, carpet, and tile floors. A new 6 person hot-tub was added in 2014.

Note that access to the house is on mountain roads which can be slippery in winter. All wheel or front wheel drive are highly recommended for winter months. The house has many stairs, loft area and decks which may pose safety hazards to small children. Open loft area and interior wood doors and walls do not provide sound insulation.

Cleaning is included in rate.


Michael Schmidt

Member Since 2009
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within a few hours
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Michael Schmidt

Windsurf in Wellfleet, MA summers (See VRBO listing 231052) and ski Killington, VT winters.

Michael Schmidt purchased this House in 2013

Why Michael Schmidt chose Killington

Great views, privacy and ski on ski off when Home Stretch trail is open. Also not much further walk to Great Eastern.

What makes this House unique

Growing up in Colorado, but living in Boston Suburb, Killington is closest big ski area with Oct to May ski season and interesting slopes.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Second level, private access to master bath. Views!
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen, 3rd floor loft area open to living room two floors below
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Lower level
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Lower level
      • All bedrooms have new high quality mattresses purchased in 2013. Loft bedroom and master bedroom share bathroom on second level. Two bedrooms on lower level share bathroom. There is also a twin bed in an alcove off second floor landing.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Double vanity. Access from hall or from master bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Lower level.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, Main floor

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Views of Skye Peak and Bear Mountain.
          • Ski-In
            Home Stretch Trail at end of driveway.
          • Ski-Out
            Home Stretch Trail at end of driveway.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Two zone, forced hot air.
                      • Internet
                        Wireless internet.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Leather couch and loveseat.
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        802 315 0023
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Spices and some staples.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Side-by-side. Ice maker.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Comcast basic cable. High Definition (HD) service.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Inexpensive boom box with satellite speakers.
                                  • Television
                                    2 HDTVs


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Decks/balconies on either side of house.
                                      • Golf
                                        Killington Golf course nearby. Public golf course 15 minute drive.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas Grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                6 person outdoor hot tub with views. Very private.

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • skiing

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                    19 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    The coolest cabin on the mountain!

                                                    Graham D.

                                                    Super easy everything.

                                                    10 out of 10, would come again.

                                                    Hidden Gem Great For Small Group

                                                    Joe H.Boston, Massachusetts

                                                    Our group of eleven greatly enjoyed our stay over MLK weekend (January 12-15, 2018) and the pictures on HomeAway do not do the property justice! The house has a great "cabin in the woods" romantic/rustic feel and was perfect for our group ski trip. We had wonderful access to Bear Mountain and could see the Skyeship Gondola Stage I from the hot tub.

                                                    The house has four bedrooms - two queens in the basement, one king on the second level, and two queens on the third level in one room, plus a fifth "alcove room" on the second floor with space for a single bed. We all had plenty of room to stretch out and sleep comfortably without being on top of each other.

                                                    The main level was well appointed - a spacious and well-equipped kitchen and the adjoining dining room table where we sat 10 comfortably and were able to squeeze in an 11th made shared meals easy. The main living room is a little cramped - maybe room for six on two couches - but not the end of the world, the wood burning stove was a great touch. The hot tub on the deck was fantastic and was the hit of the weekend (seats four comfortably), and the propane grill on the small deck was great to have as well!

                                                    The house is a little hard to find initially - the driveway really angles back on the right side - everyone missed it the first time even knowing it was there! Very quiet location though with a long driveway and plenty of parking - we fit 5 vehicles no problem.

                                                    Only knock is trail access - not exactly "ski in, ski out" but the Homestretch blue trail is about 500 feet or so walking distance from the house - entrance to the trail is unmarked, and if the trail is closed (like it was for us), you won't know it until you want to ski home later that afternoon to discover it's shut down. Not the end of the world, but made getting home at the end of the day a little tricky!

                                                    Overall a fantastic house and Michael was a very responsive host. We would not hesitate to stay here again in the future!

                                                    Beautiful chalet with rustic feel but fully modern with ammenities

                                                    Bret L.

                                                    We stayed for a week in February with 7 people and really loved this place. It's about 200 feet walk down the driveway and up the street to the homestretch trail which takes you to the bottom of the SkyeShip gondola. The chalet has a huge, well equipped fully modern kitchen where we did alot of meal preparation after our ski days. There are 2 common areas (1 upstairs and 1 downstairs) with a beautiful wood stove. Nice large dinning table for big dinners or evenings of board games. The hot tub is beautiful !! All of the sleeping arrangements were comfortable and there were enough pillows and towels. Can't say enough good things about this spot - I plan to rent it again! It's great for groups of 6-8 who are looking for ski on ski off with a real chalet feel

                                                    Great house, great time!

                                                    Ilya R.

                                                    The house was amazing. All the amenities you could want and Michael was a great host doing all he can to take care of us. We will do this over and over. I recommend for anyone coming to killington especially families.

                                                    Beautiful ski lodge in a magical setting


                                                    Our party of eleven had a fantastic time at Michael's lodge over New Year 16/17. The photographs don't do this place justice - it is truly in a magical setting. The lodge is very private - located up a long driveway surrounded by trees, yet with beautiful views of the Green Mtns and Killington's slopes. The house is huge inside - easily accomodating 11 people from three families - when you wanted privacy, you could get it.

                                                    The lodge is very well kitted out - it has just about every kitchen appliance/utensil known to man, and furnishings & fittings were solid/rustic style which although not boutique trendy(!) fitted in well with the environment. We all agreed that the beds were really comfy!!

                                                    After a full day's skiing, us oldies thought it was lovely to relax in the hot tub or in front of the wood burner, whereas the younger members of our party thought the wifi connection was good.

                                                    My only word of warning is that the lodge doesn't have easy access to the slopes - especially for inexperienced skiers. Home Stretch slope is a 250/300 yard walk away but despite bountiful snow, it was closed and ungroomed. The alternative was to walk a further 200 yds through the garden of another property on to Great Eastern. We decided to ski Home Stretch despite it being closed, but had to negotiate a number of streams and bumps.

                                                    A minor inconvenience in what was a lovely stay, and I would not hesitate to recommend.

                                                    Great place to stay at Killington

                                                    Sean C.Massachusetts

                                                    We rented for a guys' ski weekend in mid-March 2016. House was just what we needed- lots of beds, nice deck and hot tub close to slopes. It is set up well with lots of space to spread out on 3 floors. Wood stove was nice as well. We ate all of our meals in, and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare a big meal for a group.

                                                    Unfortunately 2016 was a horrible year for snow in New England, so we missed the ski in/out part by the time we rented in March. I think the week before that side of the mountain was still open for skiing, but the rain washed it away. I imagine in any other year, we would have been fine with a short walk to trails.

                                                    We were still only a couple of minutes from Bear Mountain lodge by car, so we were not too disappointed. Spring skiing was awesome!

                                                    I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice, convenient place to stay at Killington for skiing or even in the summer to explore VT..


                                                    Killington, VT, USA

                                                    One of the highest houses in Killington. Skyeship Gondola passes by house.

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                                                    19 Reviews
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