Upscale Luxury Mountain Escape-Magic Happens


Entire home hosted by Dori, Russ, And Will

  1. 6 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 4 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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We are so glad to share our cozy renovated luxury mountain home. With a modern rustic decor, beautiful mountain views, large fire place, spa like bathroom with 2 sauna's, 6 ft soaking tub and separate shower, you are sure to relax and enjoy your stay with us. This is the perfect place to return after a day of adventure whether its hiking the many nearby trails, tubing, enjoying the fall foliage or skiing at Sugarbush or Killington approximately 30-40 minutes away.

The space
Covid 19 Protection and Rules; Our home is always kept spotlessly clean but now we have added extra cleaning measures. After the home is thoroughly cleaned, all surfaces are wiped down again with disinfectant. All bedding and towels are washed on the long disinfectant cycles to assure added cleanliness. Weather permitting, the windows are opened to allow fresh air to circulate prior to guests arrival.

Due to the Covid pandemic, we are prefer single families or groups who live together with 6 or less in order to reduce risk of spreading the virus. We have added a steep surcharge for groups of over 6 people ($100.00 pp per night) in order to discourage larger groups for now. We will discuss exceptions depending on circumstances.

We have a camera for the walk way and driveway. Occasionally guests bring more guests than the reservation indicated which the camera flagged. This is a safety hazard to both the community and to our home and guests violating the rules are asked to leave immediately as well as pay the extra guest charge.

Our House rules below, specify no events, parties or loud music. People who come to our area, come for the solitude and quiet of the area. Parties and heavy drinking are not permitted. Please do not book our place if you wish to engage in this activity. We had our first incident with guests who violated these house rules, which created complaints in our community. I wish to avoid a recurrence by highlighting our house rules.
Thank you for understanding.


Our house is located in the quaint, historical town of Rochester, Vermont and was designed by the well known architect, Robert Williams who was greatly inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is beautifully perched on the side of a mountain with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains. Robert Williams believed in not taking up farmland but instead building on the side of hills, where you could appreciate the vistas that Vermont gives us and look through the trees to the distant mountains beyond. His designs blend into the trees while still allowing much natural light into the homes. This home has been fully renovated to add a touch of luxury to this rustic setting. This rental includes three full floors, with the 3rd floor studio being set up as a separate suite with its own kitchen and spa bathroom with sauna which provides privacy for in laws or other guests. This home is perfect as a romantic getaway or for family gatherings.

The home was named "Magic Happens" because of the wonderful experiences our guests had when visiting. There was something about the majesty of the mountains, the tranquility of the surrounding nature and the magical feeling of the morning mists and evening sunsets that allowed guests to experience an awe not felt elsewhere. Our ice cold water (filtered) which comes from a mountain aquifer on our property, nearly 2000 feet underground, also has its own untouched "Magic".

The home has two king beds, two queen, two twin beds and one queen sofa bed. All beds have fluffy comforters with duvets and guests have complimented the great mattresses and cozy bedding. In the Summer fluffy comforters are exchanged for soft lightweight blankets. Three of the 4 bathrooms have Vermont Verde marble and modern showers and baths.

The kitchen has modern appliances and counters made of Vermont Verde Marble, mined in the town of Rochester. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need including Kitchen Aid Mixer with attachments, blender, electric tea kettle, 3 coffee makers, waffle machine, espresso machine, food processor, and lots of pots, pans, and accessories for those who love to cook. We have a large assortments of spices and staples for your cooking needs.

The 3rd floor kitchen is a well equipped efficiency kitchen.
The large fireplace with field stone masonry is a signature Hawk creation and adorns our Hawk homes.

All rooms have amazing views looking out on the mountains and the lovely decks provide ample space to enjoy the beauty of surrounding nature. The 3rd floor has its own separate entrance and also can be accessed from the upper floors.

Our home is one of the few luxury rentals in this rural area and is perfect for those who wish to enjoy the solitude of mountain nature, with the comforts of a 5 star hotel. The house also offers much privacy for groups who wish to congregate together but also have plenty of individual space.

SUMMER GUESTS, please note that we have air conditioning upstairs, but bedrooms and lower floors have either ceiling fans or floor fans to cool the room during the evening. Vermont evenings are generally cool but guests should know in case this is an issue.
Please do not forget to read the "OTHER THINGS TO NOTE" section below.

WINTER GUESTS: PLEASE NOTE THAT SNOW TIRES OR CHAINS ARE NEEDED TO REACH OUR HOUSE IN THE WINTER. We have a cohost living at the base of the mountain who can park your car and drive you to the house for a fee. Just recently, a guest has found VERMONT CAR RENTALS, RUTLAND, VT, which rents 4WD with snow tires. This is the first place I have heard of that includes snow tires and they will deliver and pick up the vehicle and the prices are very reasonable.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Window AC unit
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Rochester, Vermont, United States

The neighborhood is populated by the famous Hawk Homes designed by Robert Williams. The environment is true Vermont rural with dirt roads, beautiful forests, pond, hills and winding roads. Deer, fox, owls and Hawks enjoy their homes in this setting.Our home is located on an exclusive Hawk development which is very quiet and private. You can take long walks around the mountain, run up and down to get an excellent workout, swim in the pond or explore the woods and trails. I will have brochures and lists of our favorite places in a binder, as well as important phone numbers and things to know regarding coming and going. In the Summer neighbors have their windows open, since most do not have air conditioning, and we ask guests to be aware that sound is amplified by the surrounding mountains and can be heard by neighbors.

Hosted by Dori, Russ, And Will

  1. Joined in February 2015
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My two sons and I decided it would be great to share our Cape Cod lake front home with Airbnb guests as well as our Vermont home. I (Dori) am a lawyer/ business owner who loves being a mother, loves pets, nature and thinking outside the box. Meditation and inspiration is very important to me.

Will, is a graduate of University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree studying Food Systems, and is currently a graduate student at Hunter College studying economics. He enjoys surfing and skiing and has a background in sustainable agriculture. He's a dog lover and loves outdoor adventures.

Russ is a finance professional and an avid reader of history. He loves planning travel and entertainment for family and friends. He enjoys sailing and is a fan of Premier League soccer. It was Russ’s idea to share our properties with Airbnb back in 2016 and we’ve been enjoying it ever since.
My two sons and I decided it would be great to share our Cape Cod lake front home with Airbnb guests as well as our Vermont home. I (Dori) am a lawyer/ business owner who loves bei…

During your stay

I will not be available in person, however, I can be messaged and receive texts at any time of day and will respond promptly. On the premises, I have phone numbers of Hawk Management as well as all my phone numbers, in the event you need to access me. I also have a co host who lives at the base of the mountain who will be available to help and can provide parking and rides in the event you are unable to make it up the mountain. His phone number will be provided.
I will not be available in person, however, I can be messaged and receive texts at any time of day and will respond promptly. On the premises, I have phone numbers of Hawk Man…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy