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HUGE private Mansion! 15 bedrm, 12 bath sleep 34

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HUGE Private VT Mansion 15 bedrooms, 12 bath, Sleep 34! weddings, reunions, yoga

Welcome! The Battenkill Valley Mansion in the Green Mountains of Vermont is the perfect place for family reunions, DIY weddings, yoga retreats, college reunions, corporate meetings, and academic group think tanks. It is large enough for your whole extended family to gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Passover. Only 8 miles to Bromley Mountain and 18 miles to Stratton, The Battenkill Valley is an ideal ski season rental. We host a dozen DIY weddings here each year.

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Accommodates:
34
Bedrooms:
15
Beds:
24
Bathrooms:
11.5

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Welcome! The Battenkill Valley Mansion in the Green Mountains of Vermont is the perfect place for family reunions, DIY weddings, yoga retreats, college reunions, corporate meetings, and academic group think tanks. It is large enough for your whole extended family to gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Passover. Only 8 miles to Bromley Mountain and 18 miles to Stratton, The Battenkill Valley is an ideal ski season rental. We host a dozen DIY weddings here each year.

Nestled on a very private 5-acre pine forest off of River Road in Manchester Village Vermont, this enormous mansion can sleep up to 34 guests. The historic Battenkill Valley Mansion, built in 1904 has been lovingly restored and recently redecorated. There are hardwood floors and Oriental rugs throughout the mansion. It is truly a marvelous home for groups. 8 of the bedrooms have private bathrooms. There is plenty of space for hanging out together and private space to relax.

15 Bedrooms • 12 Baths • 23 Beds • 1 Queen sleeper sofa • Sleeps 34

3-night minimum May & June 20, September & October

5 night minimum June 21 - August

7 night minimum for Passover

7 night minimum for Christmas to New Years

• KITCHEN

With 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators, a 3-bay sink and 10 gas burners, this kitchen is ideal for cooking for large groups. The formal, wood-paneled dining room and adjoining breakfast room accommodate all 34 guests.

• BALLROOM

The 800 sq ft ballroom is a versatile space and is set up as a game room with a full six ping pong table, large chess table, table top fuseball and air hockey. It can be set up as a meeting space, yoga studio, dining room or wedding ceremony room. If you wish it to be totally cleared of furniture, it can hold 22 yoga mats, but then the downstairs twin bedroom is used to store the furniture.)

• LIVING ROOM

The oversized living room has a piano, large flat screen TV, leather couches, games and stereo.

•BATHROOMS

The bathrooms were all updated in 2005 and feature Vermont marble accents. 8 bedrooms have private bathrooms.

• HANDICAPPED ACCESS

There is an accessible ground floor queen bedroom. The mansion includes 3 electric (not wood burning) fireplaces.

• GROUNDS & RESORT AMENITIES

The Battenkill grounds feature: picnic tables for 40, 2 propane BBQ grills, a gazebo, hammock, lawn games, small pond, hiking trails & a bonfire area with seating in a clearing in the forest.

• An outdoor pool and tennis court is available half a mile away at The Wilburton resort. Guests can use the pool anytime except Saturday from 10-5:30. Please bring pool towels from home.

• DIY WEDDINGS & EVENTS

This is wonderful venue for outdoor events from May - October for up to 100 guests.

Year round you can host indoor events for up to 50 guests.

Additional facility fee for all special events:

Up to 34 guests: $1000

(Includes flatware, stemware, tables and white padded folding chairs.)

Up to 50 guests:

$2000 (Includes the above but you need to add event liability insurance.)

Up to 75 guests: $300

(Requires renting all the above and a tent.)

Up to 100 guests maximum: $400

(Requires renting the above plus a portable bathroom.)

Additional Facility fee for all events.

• MANSION LAYOUT:

2nd Floor

Rm 1 Huge room, separate study & sunroom

TWO DOUBLES, ONE TWIN

Rm 2 3 antique brass beds, shower

TWO DOUBLES, ONE TWIN

Rm 3 Large room, marble spa shower

TWO DOUBLES

Rm 4 Large sunny room, shower

TWO DOUBLES

Rm 5 Huge room, fireplace, tub & shower

KING MASTER SUITE

3rd Floor

Rm 6 Sunny room, ensuite bath

TWO FULL

Rm 7 Shares bathroom in Rm 6

DOUBLE

Rm 8 Master room with jacuzzi

KING MASTER

Rm 9 Smaller room with shower

QUEEN

Rm 10 Large room, clawfoot tub & shower

TWO DOUBLES

Rm 11 Vaulted ceilings, high four-poster bed

QUEEN MASTER

Rm 12 Small room for kids or singles

TWO TWINS

Rm 13 Kitchenette with sleeper sofa

SLEEPER QUEEN SOFA

(Rooms 11, 12 & 13 share a bathroom in the hall and can be closed off as a separate suite.)

Ground Floor

These bedrooms share a handicapped-accessible shower and 2 powder rooms in the hall.

Rm 14 Handicapped accessible

QUEEN

Rm 15 Small room, down one step

TWIN

• LINENS & END OF STAY HOUSEKEEPING

There are 2 washer dryers in the basement. All linens are included except pool towels.

There's a flat $550 linens & $950 end-of-stay cleaning fee.

Daily or weekly housekeeping is available for $40/hour per person if you'd like.

• DOGS

We love dogs! We are so dog friendly, our canine concierge Jetson was on Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl! Pre-approved dogs are welcome for an additional $125/per dog/per length of stay. Dogs must be crated when left alone.

• CATERING

Earth, Sky Time, our organic vegetarian family farm frequently provides drop off catering events. There are also great chefs in the area we can recommend.

• ACTIVITIES

Step outside your door for miles of scenic bike rides or runs along scenic River Road.

Enjoy in room massages or teachers who can lead yoga, hikes, paint & sip class, and more.

Nearby activities Include:

Horseback Riding • Fly Fishing at Orvis • Glass Blowing • Farmers Markets • Designer Outlet Shopping • The Northshire Bookstore • Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Museum & Gardens • Petting Farms • Jungle Gyms • Land Rover Off-Road Driving • Falconing • Zip Line and Alpine Slide at Bromley’ Adventure Park

90 Minutes Away Roadtrips:

Lake George NY • Mass MOCA, North Adams MA • Clark Art Museum & Williamstown Theatre Festival • Woodstock Vermont • Middlebury • Queechy • Ben and Jerry’s factory.

• THE AREA

The Battenkill Valley Mansion is in the heart of Manchester Village, only 1 mile from the Equinox Hotel and Hildene. Manchester is a year round destination for sports, arts, and relaxation, less than 5 minutes away from designer outlet shopping, Orvis fishing, canoeing, tubing, hiking, and world-class golf. The Dorset Summer Theatre Festival, Vermont Horse Show, Southern Vermont Art Center, Crafts Fair, and farmers markets are just a few of the fun nearby activities.

• WINTER WONDERLAND FUN

Downhill ski and snowboard at Bromley Mountain 8 miles away and Stratton 18 miles away. Stratton offers tubing and snowmobiling. Sleigh rides are available at Taylor Farm. Bring your skis and cross country ski right here on the resort.

• THE WILBURTON

The Wilburton Destination Resort less than half a mile away accommodates up to 100 guests in 7 buildings of different sizes and styles. It is an ideal private getaway for destination weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and private celebrations. For more information on the Wilburton, see VRBO 325882 · HA 223128.

• DIRECTIONS

4 hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal.

90 minutes from Albany International Airport and the Amtrak station at Rensselaer NY.

1 mile from the shops and stores of Manchester center, The Battenkill feels very far away but is in fact very easy to reach.

Our family has lived in Manchester since 1972 and we love sharing our homes and love of Vermont with you. Please ask us how we can help you plan your next special gathering.

We look forward to welcoming you and your group to Vermont!

Melissa Levis, family innkeeper

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