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Family-friendly Vermont Getaway

Bedrooms 4
Space 464 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 14-18

This historic, large carriage barn has been our family retreat for over 20 years. The warmth of the home is undeniable: from the original wood plank floors, to the cozy wood-burning stove, to the kid-friendly upstairs loft, to the breathtaking view of the Green Mountains - you will feel right at home. Our style is Vermont country chic, with comfy couches, quality mattresses, a big kitchen (renovated in 2015!), a jacuzzi tub and all the amenities you could ask for in a house rental, including:

• Wood-burning stove with firewood

• Free wi-fi

• Quality stereo system: a record player with over 100 LPs, iPod hookup

• 3 bathrooms: 2 bathtubs & 3 showers (1 is handicap accessible)

• Washer/dryer

• Large backyard

• Full range of kitchen appliances, cookware and utensils: outdoor gas grill, blender, juicer, griddle, coffee maker, espresso maker, dishwasher

• Outdoor fire pit

• Foosball table

• One bedroom is downstairs, far from the other bedrooms upstairs. Good for those unable to climb stairs.

• Large amount of children's toys, books and games

• Children's items available upon request: highchair, pack n' play, crib

• Baby-proof features: covered electrical outlets, baby gates on stairwells, and safety latches on cabinets with hazardous cleaning products.

• Two bedrooms have cable television, and the master bedroom also has a DVD player.

• Cable TV is also in the kitchen and upstairs loft

Built in 1890 by Robert Todd Lincoln's best friend and law partner, the Edward S. Isham House is only 1.5 miles from the heart of Manchester Village with its charming boutiques and galleries. Walk down the marble sidewalks of Manchester to enjoy excellent restaurants, a wonderful bookstore, perfect cafes, and some of the finest outlet shopping available anywhere. The Isham House is nestled in the valley between the 3,816 foot Mount Equinox and the imposing Green Mountains. From the front door of the Isham House, you can go hiking up and around Mt. Equinox. Within a short drive, you can go biking, kayaking, or fly-fishing on the famous Battenkill River. Located on the main road passable in all weather, the Isham House is only a 10 minute drive from Bromley and 20 minutes away from Stratton ski area. If you prefer, walk around the corner to Hildene -- Robert Todd Lincoln's estate -- and take a tour of its lovely Georgian mansion, or go cross country skiing through its groomed trails and finish with a hot chocolate in its quaint warming hut.

As hosts, we will welcome you as family. We provide you with recommendations for local eats, shops, sights and countless activities.

Here is the breakdown of the bedrooms:

First floor -

Bedroom (off of the kitchen): 1 queen bed - sleeps 2

Second floor -

Blue bedroom: 1 full, 1 twin - sleeps 3

Green bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twins (bunk bed) - sleeps 4

Master bedroom: 1 king - sleeps 2

In the loft: 3 twins (bunk bed+ trundle) - sleeps 3

More Details

Lilli Weisz
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, spanish, dutch
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Lilli Weisz

My husband, Jed, and I live in Nyack, NY - a small town just north of New York City. I am a digital organizer, and Jed teaches English and philosophy at a prep school in the Bronx. We love to hike in Vermont with our kids and standard poodle, Rufus, and look for out of the way swimmin' holes. Jed's family has owned the Isham house since 1991, when it was a run-down working barn. Jed's father Bernie could see the building's 'good bones' and renovated it to it's current beauty. We take a tremendous amount of pride and joy in offering it to other families to enjoy.

Lilli Weisz purchased this barn in 1991

Why Lilli Weisz chose Manchester

We converted the Isham House into a home because the area offered us a rare mix of outdoor activities, culture, history, and outlet shopping (!).

What makes this barn unique

You can walk to the trails of Mt. Equinox from the front door. We are on the main road and are only a 5 minute drive from town. The house is large enough to sleep 14 people but cozy enough for a perfect Vermont weekend getaway!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Manchester Village, Vermont

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 464 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Handicapped accessible
  • The Master Bathroom has a jacuzzi bathtub for weary bones and original plank floors. The Upstairs Bathroom has a new tile floor and a fully stocked towel closet. The Downstairs Bathroom is handicapped accessible with support bars on the walls and in the shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The Downstairs Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , King
    The Blue Bedroom - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 Full and 1 Twin
    The Green Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 1 cot , 2 Twins (bunk beds) and 1 Queen. Crib available upon request
    Loft Bunk Beds - 3 single bed , 1 Bunk Bed with a trundle bed underneath
  • The Downstairs Bedroom is tasteful, comfortable, and private with wonderful light and original pine floors. The Master Bedroom is a large, well appointed room with a wrought-iron headboard and an adjacent office space. The Blue Bedroom is a calm space, with a built-in bench for staring out at the mountains. The Green Bedroom is light and airy with a full closet (and crib available upon request). The bunk beds in the loft are not in a closed off bedroom but are a good option for children. The master and downstairs bedrooms have cable television, and the Master Bedroom also has a DVD player.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The Isham House has a number of baby-proof features: covered electrical outlets, baby gates on stairwells, and safety latches on cabinets with hazardous cleaning products.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Family-friendly Vermont Getaway
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews

Perfect house for families!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the Edward Isham house three times so far because we love it so much! They renovated the kitchen since our last stay & it's beautiful. The house is stocked with everything that you need (ie. spices, garbage bags, shampoo,..). It makes packing much easier.

We skied Bromley one day and went sleigh riding & shopping the next. The location is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stamford, CT

Fantastic house to bring everyone together!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend with four families! The house accommodated all of us perfectly. This wonderful house has great bedrooms and large common rooms. Kids enjoyed the upstairs room with foos ball table. Adults enjoyed time on super comfy couches in the living room. We chilled by the fire and listen to the awesome record collection. The large kitchen was my favorite. We definitely needed that to prep and feed our little army. You can't beat the location. The house is located in a big town with many restaurants, stores, and supermarket. The mountains were near by. We enjoyed many many laughs and couldn't ask for a more perfect place. The owners are fantastic! They quickly answered all my questions and replied to all of my needs. Thank you again Jed and Lilli.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I have a serious dilemma...we loved staying at this house so much that we don't want anyone else to know about this terrific place to stay in Manchester! We'll definitely try to get back there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, CT

Lucky to stay once again at the Edward Isham house!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home to stay at- excellent location with all amenities and receptive owners! What more could you ask for?

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm and well-appointed!

  • 5 of 5

We've had a six-year tradition of taking a ski weekend at the Edward Isham House and are delighted each year by it. It's impossible not to have a great time!! Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for ski vacation with a large group

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 11 adults who stayed for a long weekend to ski nearby. We had a wonderful experience! Everything about Isham House was what we were looking for, and it was even better in person than in the pictures. We were amazed by how spacious the house was, and loved that no matter what part of the house we were in, we could all be there together without being crammed.

We cooked a lot of meals at the house, and appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was, we had everything we could possibly need for cooking and meals!

The bedrooms were all very comfortable, and there was plenty of place for everyone to sleep, and definitely room to accommodate more people.

The house is about 25 minutes from Stratton, but a very easy drive, and is even closer to Bromley Mountain. Downtown Manchester is just a few minutes away, and has lots of great restaurants, shops and convenience and grocery stores in case you forget anything.

We would absolutely recommend Isham House to anyone looking to get away with a large group!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Car: recommended

The Historic Edward S. Isham Carriage House sits on Historic Route 7A in the town of Manchester. Because of its rural location, it is sometimes difficult to find the Isham House on GPS or Google maps. To see its exact location, Google 'Ormsby Hill Inn' in Manchester. The Isham House is directly adjacent to the inn (approximately 150 yards to the north).

Other Activities: Canoe and kayaking, Outlet shopping

Golf: There are two remarkable golf courses near the Isham House. Gleneagles, owned by the Equinox Resort, is a links style course that is beautifully maintained. Stratton Mountain also boasts a course that has hosted LPGA events in recent years.

Ski: The Isham House is smack dab in the middle of ski country. Stratton Mountain -- known for its deluxe facilities, gondola to a 4500 foot summit, and sun bowl -- is a 20 minute drive away. Bromley, a resort renowned for the quality of its ski instruction and challenging terrain, is less than 15 minutes from the house. Magic Mountain and Okemo are also options nearby.

Hildene -- adjacent to the Isham House -- offers groomed trails for cross country skiing. Having undergone an extensive renovation on the last few years, Hildene is an excellent destination for those who like to keep their skis on flat ground.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Manchester Village, Vermont

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping A$267.56
Refundable Damage Deposit A$468.23
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please contact owner to confirm rates.

An additional $50 security deposit is required when bringing pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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