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Rent the most Unique Property in New England

A Beautiful 8 bedroom home on 500 PRIVATE acres on your own PRIVATE 1/2 mile lake

"Experience Vermont's unspoiled natural beauty, our many historical sights and breathtaking views"

 

 

 

 

 

 Shopping

                                                         
Manchester Designer Outlets  
Take a Drive just 8 miles north for some of the best designer outlets. Dozens of designer outlets and factory stores, book sellers, kitchen and house wares, specialty shops, craft galleries, antique shops, boutiques, Vermont Specialty shops, baby boutiques, jewelry stores, toy stores, art galleries, outdoor specialty and sporting goods stores. 
 
Northshire Bookstore 
New, used and rare books, products, children's books, specialty gifts, music and collectible vinyl.

Handmade In Vermont
One of Vermont's premier showcases for area artists and craftspeople. Works in glass, pottery, furniture and jewelry glow against a back drop of native marble and slate in a room designed in 1928 as the Wallingford House Hotel's Tea Room & Gift Shop. (802) 446-2400

Bennington Potters
An amazing selection of Vermont gifts and unusual home accessories. (802) 447-7531

Country House Antiques & Gifts 
Vermont country shop offering antiques, gift, home and garden accessories, folk art and Vermont-made products. Wallingford, Vermont.

Antique Centers

Explore one of the many antique centers the area has to offer..... the treasures are just waiting to be found! East Arlington Antiques, Past & Present, Brewster's Antiques, Carriage Trade, Equinox Antiques, Chocolate Barn, Tall Pines (That's just to name a few!)
 




Museums, Art Centers, & Historic Sites
 

Norman Rockwell 
Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, some of the tour guides were his original models.

Park McCullough House

This 1865, Second Empire “summer cottage,” is one of the finest Victorian mansions in New England. Home to two Vermont Governors, its 35 rooms retain many original furnishings. Grounds include scale-model playhouse, carriage barn with carriages, gardens and glasshouse grapery. (802) 442-5441 

Hildene - Robert Todd Lincoln Estate
Abraham Lincoln's descendants lived until 1975 in this 24-room Georgian Revival Mansion in the scenic Village of Manchester. The interior of the home has been preserved intact with original furnishings and personal family effects. Tours Daily - Mid-May through October, 9:30 - 4:00, (802) 362-1788

Robert Frost Stone House Museum
Home of the American Poet in the 1920's.

Elizabeth Wilson Museum 
800-piece permanent collection; traveling exhibits from national museums. Mon.-Sat 10am-5pm.
   
Bennington Center For The Arts 
World class art exhibits in 4 galleries; permanent collection of wildlife art.  (802) 442-7158


 

Southern Vermont Art Center
Art exhibitions, performing arts, classes, outdoor sculpture garden, botany trail. West Road, Manchester. Tues, 10-8:30pm; Wed.-Sat, 10-5pm; Sun 12-5 pm. (802) 362-1405     

The Art of Grandma Moses & Bennington Pottery Gallery
9-5pm, (802) 447-1571

Manchester Music Festival
(Click for schedule)

Butterfly Heaven & Bird Aviary
A 3000 Sq. ft. indoor tropical garden with butterflies fluttering and birds flying about. There are fish, turtles & more. D & K's Garden Center Jamaica, (802) 874-4160

The Vermont Country Store

Founders Vrest and Ellen Orton Publish Our First Catalogue in 1945

In 1945, Vrest and Ellen Orton printed their first catalogue - just 12 pages and 36 products - and mailed it to the folks on their Christmas card list. Vrest, a frugal Yankee at heart, insisted that the merchandise be durable and above all practical. His wife Ellen, who grew up on the Wilcox dairy farm in nearby Manchester, Vermont, made certain the new business was as practical as the products it sold. Decades later, this still holds true as you can see from the hosts of products in our catalogue.

 
Alpine Skiing & Snow Boarding

Bromley Mountain  
Classic New England Trails and glades with a mix of terrain and degrees. 43 Trails - 9 Lifts including a High Speed Quad.

Stratton Mountain
Over 583 acres of challenging terrain. 90 Trails - 16 Lifts including a High-speed summit gondola.



Cross Country Skiing


 

Hildene - Robert Todd Lincoln Estate
Open Mid-December - Rentals & Lessons Available

Wild Wings Touring Center
24KM one way trails, Snow Shoe Trails, Rentals North Rd, Peru (802) 824-6793

Equinox Ski Touring Center
35KM of groomed trails, Snowshoe & Ice-skating available (802) 362-4700

Viking Ski Touring Center
30KM Trails with 10KM Back country Trails Little Pond Road, Londonderry. (802) 824-3933

Merck Forest
Real Back Country Skiing - more than 27 miles of un-groomed trails. Route 315, Rupert Mountain - (802) 394-7836
 

Snowmobile Tours



 

Equinox Snow Tours
Guided snowmobile tours traveling through the Green Mountain National Forest stopping to enjoy spectacular views.
 

Ice Skating


 

Riley Rink at Hunter Park  
Indoor Skating & Rentals (802) 362-0150.      

Hiking 


 

Explore the High Country of the Green Mountain National Forest while Hiking  The Long Trail. There are several day hikes available in the area, Please ask us for details! 
 

Carriage & Sleigh's

Lively's Livery
New England's Elegant Horse drawn Carriage Service Carriage, Wagon & Sleigh Rides, Weddings etc. Bennington, VT (802) 447-7612

                       

  
Sun Bowl Ranch                            
 
Trail Rides, Donkey, Wagon & Sleigh Rides. (802) 297-9210                             

Three day fly fishing course teaches all about trout fishing. Beginners through advanced. For more information call (802) 362-3622.

Fishing & Hunting On-Line Licensing

 

Water Adventures

 Ball Mountain Dam
  On the West River is famous for it's Bi-Annual (April - September) releases. Class II, III and IV Whitewater is available for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Guided trips are available. Current river levels can be obtained by clicking on the above link. There are several lakes, rivers, ponds and waterfalls in the area for swimming, canoeing and kayaking. Please ask us for more information.

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