Huge private home - 14 bedrooms, 15 baths. Nestled next to 90 acre nature preserve. Great for retreats, reunions, wellness, writers, weddings for under 49. Just 1 mile from Equinox Hotel & Hildene. WiFi and Cable. Pool and Tennis 1/2 mile away
24 room mansion on 5 private acres sleeps 34 guests. It's perfect for RETREATS, REUNIONS & WEDDINGS. Adjacent to a 90 acre nature preserve, it is private, peaceful, and HUGE!
Our 9,000 sq. foot home was built in 1906 and completely renovated in 2005. It features high ceilings, handsome original wooden detailing, 15 bathrooms and 14 bedrooms.
The grand ballroom can be enjoyed as a sun filled yoga studio, corporate conference room, wedding area, or family game room with a full size ping pong table and giant chess set.
Catering is avail from our nearby family inn, The Wilburton Inn ((website hidden)) and our son's organic farm and bakery, ((website hidden).)
The house has a commercial kitchen, 2 gas ovens, 2 refrigerators, huge pantry. Handsome wood paneled dining room with a wood burning fireplace, inviting living room with a piano, Free WiFi and satellite TV, a gazebo, and on site campfire.
The Battenkill Valley Mansion is only one mile from the Equinox Hotel, Hildene, and Manchester shopping but this home makes guests feel they are a world away surrounded by tall pines, and adjacent to the rolling fields of Hildene Meadow and the Battenkill River. Step outside your door for miles of scenic bike rides or runs along scenic River Road.
Guests of the Battenkill Mansion enjoy free pool & tennis privledges at the nearby Wilburton Inn.
Manchester is a year round destination for sports, culture, nature, and designer outlet shopping. Bromley Mountain is only 10 miles away, and Stratton just 18 miles.
The Wilburton Inn accommodates up to 125 guests in 8 buildings of different sizes and styles. It is an ideal private getaway for destination weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and private celebrations.
We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful estate.
The whole house and private estate. Pool, tennis, sculpture trails on the 30 acre estate only 1/2 mile away at the inn.
Interaction with Guests
We live nearby and our housekeepers can help with anything you need during your stay. We are happy to recommend local activities, restaurants. We can also cater group dinners at your house!
Manchester is 4 season resort destination. It's so great, it was just featured in the New York Times Travel Section:
Other Things to Note
It's an amazing one of a kind home. Very peaceful, quiet and a true gem. Lots of beautiful artwork too.
No smoking. You are staying in a historic home. Please treat it with care and respect.
Melissa hosted our group of 34 and it was one of the best weekends of my life! The house was absolutely divine, Melissa was extremely accommodating, and we got a personal guided your of the grounds and sculpture garden of the inn. I could not recommend this place more. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, the kitchen is enormous -- it was fantastic being able to cook a huge meal for 34 together and then enjoy it as a group in the grand dining room. A weekend I will remember forever.
What an incredible house! I just spent the weekend here with 18 friends and eight kids and we had a blast. The house is massive and beautiful and perfect for our group -- the kids played in the large family room while the adults lounged around in the living room or cooked feasts in the kitchen. The garden is huge and leads down onto a lovely boardwalk through marshland, where we went for nice walks. Also there is good hiking behind the Equinox hotel in Manchester (five minutes away).
Melissa made every super easy during the planning and was very responsive to our (many) questions and she went above and beyond to help us during our stay -- when one of our group got sick, she personally came to the house to check on him, and her father delivered us a huge bag of gourmet bread for breakfast on Saturday morning. amazing
The only caveat I would give is this: it would be a real squeeze to get 34 people in this house as some of the beds counted in his number are sofa beds or just couches. it was perfect for our number, especially since we had a lot of kids, but we were happy not to have been more.
But bottom line: we had a blast in this house and are already planning our next trip back. Highly recommended!
I have rent the Willburton family's house for a student retreat. We had an incredible week-end there. This house is huge and absolutely fantastic. It is very well maintained, clean, all the rooms are well decorated and have very comfortable mattresses. The 34 people fit easily. There are working fireplaces and a very large living room that really made us feel home. The surroundings are gorgeous too – especially as we went there during the fall. Melissa and her family were very good hosts – extremely responsive when we looked for information before renting the place and while we actually were there. I would absolutely recommend.
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I've been a professional songwriter in New York City for 20 years ever since I graduated from Brown University in 1991, but I've recently come home to Manchester, Vermont to run the magnificent Wilburton Inn with my dad and my brother Max (who gave up his job teaching at Harvard to run it with me!) Our parents owned the inn for the past 27 years but our mom very, very sadly passed away last winter. So we are honored to continue her legacy of personal hospitality and sharing our love of Vermont with new friends and travelers. We have the best social life ever because of all of our interesting guests that come to our rental homes and inn every week. I still live in Spring Street in Soho every other week, but my heart is now in Manchester VT and I can't wait to come back every weekend and every other week. Come join me and my King Charles Cavalier puppy, Jetson! We really look forward to meeting you!
The Wilburton Inn is a majestic hill top mansion and 30 acre estate with 8 different private vacation homes. Vermont is a four-season vacation spot - full of sports, arts, culture, and discount designer shopping. What can be better? Please come and visit us!