The SpaceThe busy President's Weekend and February school vacation weeks are coming up! Looking for a family or friends' getaway that features an elegant and cozy Vermont feeling? Guests who have stayed here at Mount Pleasant have loved being together in this special house for warm get-togethers and activities: the nearby skiing/boarding mountains, making delicious meals, taking brisk walks, playing board games, admiring the surrounding mountains, and exploring the area's famed stores and restaurants. Mount Pleasant is less than 30 minutes from two major ski mountains, Bromley Ski Resort and Stratton Mountain Resort, and cross-country/snowshoeing opportunities abound.
When you stay at Mount Pleasant, you are surrounded by Vermont's glorious Green Mountains with convenient access to the finest dining, shopping, and recreational opportunities that southern Vermont and its famed destination of Manchester, VT, has to offer. Three bedrooms (2 Queens and a set of Twins) in this charming, elegant, comfortable, light-filled house are available on a nightly (2 nights minimum) basis.
Mount Pleasant is the ideal house for families and/or friends to gather for relaxation, companionship, biking/hiking, area activities like shopping or restaurant sampling, cookouts on the lovely terrace, and lawn games.
Built c. 1830 by Isaac Pillsbury, Mount Pleasant features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a comfortable living room, a spacious and attractive family/dining room, and a well-stocked library. The beautiful full kitchen offers bluestone countertops, tiled flooring, and a generous pantry. A classic wrap-around front porch completes the vintage farmhouse ambiance.
With stunning mountain views on every side, this desirable property has nearly 4 acres of lush lawns, a wildflower meadow with cut paths to wander, many verdant gardens, statuesque maple trees, and an old horse barn. The expansive fieldstone terrace in the rear, surrounded by handsome perennial gardens, has an unparalleled view of Mount Equinox and is a delightful place for rest or entertaining.
Mount Pleasant has easy access to the famed Battenkill River and Roaring Branch with 3 historic covered bridges, fantastic trout fishing, and easy summertime leisure float-tubing just a few miles away. Two minutes east lies the Kelly Stand entrance to the Green Mountain National Forest with its 400,000 acres of forest, hills, ponds, trails, and vistas available to the public for hiking, biking, and swimming.
The charming village of East Arlington, featuring a historic, picturesque waterfall alongside the former homestead of Remember Baker of the Green Mountain Boys, lies just below Mount Pleasant.
Some Guest Reviews:
"I frequently stay at Mount Pleasant when I'm in Vermont for business. This home is beyond lovely! It offers modern amenities and comfort coupled with classic charm and romanticism. The property surrounding the house is stunning. I would highly recommend this rental for weekend getaways, business travel or family trips. It's a special place!" - Whitney
“A wonderful relaxing and restorative home away from home. Each time I have stayed there I have left feeling body, mind and spirit fully rejuvenated. I highly recommend, whether it's a weekend get away or extended stay, you will thoroughly enjoy the lovely home, gorgeous property and of course, all the beauty and recreation that Vermont offers." - Jeff
“I am currently staying here at Mount Pleasant and cannot say enough wonderful things about my stay. You won't find a better combination of a bucolic, serene setting while still close enough to shops and restaurants to keep things interesting. Wonderful gardens, idyllic nighttime patio stargazing and restful atmosphere. Come and enjoy!" - Patti
"I've spent two visits here and found the entire experience just delightful! Beautiful country to explore and a very gracious hostess ... enjoyed my visits immensely!" - John
Check In: 3 pm.
Check Out: 11 am.
Shared access to two bathrooms: one with shower (upstairs), the other (downstairs) with tub.
Minimum 2-night stay Guest AccessThis prime country home is located in magnificent southwestern Vermont, conveniently just one hour east of Albany International Airport and the Amtrak station in Rensselaer, N.Y., and 12 minutes south of the popular tourist mecca, Manchester, Vermont, with its fine restaurants and upscale retail boutiques. It is less than 30 minutes from two major ski mountains, Bromley Ski Resort and Stratton Mountain Resort, and just 13 miles north from Bennington College.
Mount Pleasant is ideally situated between the two southwestern Vermont hubs of Manchester and Historic Bennington, just minutes from each and from many surrounding recreational and cultural opportunities. Interaction with GuestsI prefer to give guests their privacy and to be a low-key source of information and guidance unless invited to interact otherwise. The NeighborhoodAttractions:
Winter Sports, Autumn Foliage, Churches, Cinemas, Forests, Library, Live Theater, Museums, Restaurants, Synagogue
Antiquing, Bird Watching, Cycling, Eco Tourism, Horseback Riding, Outlet Shopping, Scenic Drives, Sight Seeing, Sledding, Walking.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cycling, Equestrian Events, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Hunting, Ice Skating, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing, Paragliding, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Water Skiing, Water Tubing Getting AroundThere is no public transport, so a car is necessary. There is wonderful biking in the area. Other Things to NoteFeatures:
Air conditioning, Baseboard Heat, WiFi, Clean Sheets & Towels, Laundry Detergent, Charcoal, Coffeemaker, Gas Stovetop, Electric Oven, Toaster Oven, Microwave, Icemaker, Volleyball court. Housekeeping services available.