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Private House And Fantastic Views Off Home Stretch Trail

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

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.

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Michael Schmidt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

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 Vermont

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Private House And Fantastic Views Off Home Stretch Trail
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful ski lodge in a magical setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay at Killington

  • 5 of 5

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..

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our ski weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for our family ski weekend. If you're looking for HGTV decor, go somewhere else. But if you want a comfy, rustic ski lodge atmosphere, this is your place! Everyone had plenty of room, the hot tub was great at the end of the day and we had everything we needed. Michael was very attentive and communicated with us every step of the way. He even volunteered to bring us another tank for the grill (driving up from Boston) if we wanted! The only drawback to our trip was the lack of snow on the mountain, but our awesome accommodations made up for that. We're already planning for next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do this house justice!

  • 4 of 5

Amazing house. We were more than impressed when we walked through the door. Very large inside. Plenty of room for my 8 guests. Hot tub was big and a great way to relax. Kitchen was well equipped. Unfortunately there wasn't much snow so we couldn't take advantage of the ski on/ski off. But the gondola was 5 mins down the road and worked perfectly. Michael was always available and never took more than a day to respond via email and even quicker via text. Will be looking to rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, Very clean, Ski chalet-feel

  • 5 of 5

First timers at Killington--this was a lucky find. Great house steps from trails that lead to the Skyship gondola. We hit freshly groomed trails before lifts were even spinning-no need to lose an hour or more in the lodge with bags and gear. Clean, warm, roomy well appointed house--big heated mud room with hooks everywhere for gear to dry, new hot tub on deck with Killington Mountain views, wood burning stove, 2 dens (send the kids downstairs!). True ski chalet feel. Layout fine for ski-aged kids, though might be tough for toddlers crawling or just walking. Driveway a bit tough in season-AWD recommended. Owner easy to contact/work with. When we come back to Killington, will definitely book this house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient, cozy, unique!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here and absolutely loved it! To start, the house is not only unique in architecture, but also in decor. It definitely added to the experience of being up in the mountains and a cozy mountain home. As many have stated in previous reviews, the pictures truly do not do this house justice. A bonus was that the house provides fresh linen and towels for your stay! This was great as it was one less thing we had to pack. Everything for the house was provided, rock salt and sand for the driveway and walkways, shovels, plenty of wood for the woodstove, etc. The hot-tub was a huge plus, especially after a long day of skiing and being out in the cold! The location was perfect for us. Even though we went during a time Killington did not have much snow, the access to trails was not only convenient, but trails were open even with minimal snow. The access to the Great Eastern ski trail was perfect! With a small walk or a 1 minute car ride, you can literally hop right on and off trails. My family and I highly recommend! Michael was a pleasure to work with and got back to us immediately in communicating.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Killington Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Rutland, Vt
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Killington Ski Area
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Killington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Peak
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Vacation
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Peak
Feb 28 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

No refund unless able to re-rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Killington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing

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