Grandiose Luxury Suites in Stunning Mansion in Green Mountains of VermontManchester, Vermont (United States of America)
Grandiose Luxury Suites in Stunning Mansion in Green Mountains of Vermont
"Fantastic all around! Lovely surroundings, the inn was delightfully decorated and clean, and the room was glorious. Sitting on the front porch was mo…"
This glamping property with luxury suites, located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, contains elegant master suites and deluxe rooms, as well as the property's library, living, and dining rooms. Mahogany moldings, four-poster beds, down comforters, oriental carpets, and fine antiques are some of the signature features of these accommodations. Rooms offer stunning views of the Battenkill Valley and Green Mountains, as well as the property’s stately grounds.
Room 2: This grand king-size room was the master bedroom of Chicago Railroad tycoon, Albert Gilbert, who built the mansion as his private residence in 1902. Gilbert was friends with Robert Todd Lincoln who built Hildene next door. Gilbert used his railroad fortune to turn this home into a 400-acre gentleman’s farm, the largest private estate in Manchester.
This bedroom features a wood burning fireplace and high mahogany four-poster bed. There are dramatic views of the pines and estate from oversize windows. There is an ensuite bathroom with bathtub/shower, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner. It is 300 square feet in size.
Room 3: This sumptuous sun-drenched suite is named for innkeeper Georgette "Gorgeous" Wasserstein Levis, who turned this glamping property into the premier destination for Vermont country weddings. Georgette felt her wedding at the Plaza Hotel was beautiful, but too impersonal, so she ensured that every bride who got married here felt like the princess of the castle.
This romantic room features a high carved king-size bed, marble gas fireplace, antique maple furnishings, and oversize chaise lounges to bask in the spectacular views. There is a new spa bathroom with a Jacuzzi for two and a separate Roman shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 400 square feet in size.
Room 4: This stately king-size bedroom is named for James Wilbur, who purchased the mansion in 1909 and renamed it after himself. A Cleveland born self-made millionaire, Wilbur paid for the first paved road in the state of Vermont. He built the Ira Allen Chapel at the University of Vermont and endowed a UVM scholarship that now exceeds $18,000,000.
This light-filled bedroom feature a high, king-size, four poster bed and bay windows with majestic valley views. There is an ensuite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 235 square feet in size.
Room 5: This delightful floral room features two double beds. A popular New England magazine recently featured a full page photo of the property's magnificent Christmas tree that has been decorated with love by three best friends who always stay in this room. Pam, Jewels, and Janice have been vacationing at this site twice a year for over a decade for their girls weekend getaways. The hosts named this room in their honor to celebrate their beautiful friendship with one another, the hosts and their family, and the staff.
There is a large ensuite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 235 square feet in size.
Room 6: This glamorous king-size bedroom evokes the elegant era when RKO Pictures owned the property. The movie studio bought the property as a secluded getaway for executives retreats and celebrity romances. Guests, too, will feel like a star, lounging on the red velvet chaise lounge, drinking in the spectacular Vermont valley views.This spacious room features an antique, birdseye maple wood, king-size bed; a marble gas fireplace; and a large ensuite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 300 square feet in size.
Room 10: This gabled room evokes the charm of a Norman Rockwell painting. Rockwell lived in the neighboring town of Arlington, Vermont from 1939 to 1953. He painted many people who worked at the Wilburton Inn, most notably our housekeeper, Lucille Holton, who graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post as the iconic red haired babysitter whose pigtails are being yanked by a baby
This room features a beautifully carded double sized sleigh bed. The private bathroom with a shower and antique Vermont marble sink is located across the hall. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 110 square feet in size.
Room 11: Innkeeper Melissa Levis felt like Eloise at the Plaza when she lived in this guest room for a year during her transition from New York City songwriter to Vermont Country Innkeeper. She loved waking up to the yellow floral wallpaper and climbing into the high four poster bed. The bejeweled pink pillows are a tribute to Melissa's prior life when the New York Post dubbed her "The Pied Piper in Pink" and she sang to thousands of children a year leading her band, Moey's Music Party
There is a queen-size, four poster bed and lovely views of the estate, as well as an ensuite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 230 square feet in size.
Room 12: This lovely queen bedroom was named for Louise Gilbert, the daughter of Albert Gilbert, who built the mansion. She was the toast of the Chicago debutante scene until she made front page headlines and scandalized her family by running off on a steamer to Europe with another man. Her poor husband had recently bought land from her father and built her a neighboring 25-room mansion as a wedding present. That home now forms part of this property, too, and can be seen from this window.
This room is a sunny, queen-size bedroom with a high carved bed, chaise lounge and superb valley views. There is an ensuite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 230 square feet in size.
Room 14: This charming room is named for the original Gods in Greek Mythology: Mother Earth, Father Sky, and their child, Time. Innkeeper Dr. Albert Levis was born in Athens, Greece. The repetitious pattern in the Greek myths inspired his discovery that psychology is a natural science. He bought his first home in Manchester in 1972 as a training center for his ideas and named it Earth Sky Time.
His son Oliver turned Earth Sky Time into a thriving organic farm and bakery (and makes the delicious breads served for breakfast here). The view from this gabled room overlooks the valley near Earth Sky Time farm. There is an ensuite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 180 square feet in size.
Room 15: This double room once was a dorm when this hall was a school from 1940-1944. Educators Max and Gertrud Bondy fled Nazi Germany and established a progressive school in Windsor, Vermont. After four years in residence here, the school moved to Lenox, Massachusetts, where it ran till 1975. Their curriculum emphasized a love of music, and Harry Belafonte and Thelonious Monk sent their children to the school.
This cozy room features an teak carved headboard, a double bed, and a view of the estate. There is an ensuite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 100 square feet in size.
Room 16: This spacious queen bedroom has beautiful views of Hildene meadows and the grand estate that was the home of Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Like Albert Gilbert who built the property, Lincoln was one of the many Chicago natives who summered in Manchester at the turn of the century. The brand new sport of golf at the adjoining Ekwanok Golf Club was the primary draw for these Victorian gentlemen and ladies.
There is a gracious, queen-size bedroom with high carved bed, antiques, and beautiful valley views. There is a large, ensuite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower. It has complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, hardwood floors, and a window air conditioner, and it is 240 square feet in size.
Bed and breakfast rates includes daily housekeeping. (Free-standing accommodations include linens and housekeeping at the end of a stay. Daily housekeeping can be added to houses for $35 per room.)
Amenities at this property include complimentary Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the property, complimentary coffee and tea, seasonal afternoon refreshments, phones with free local calls, cable television, air conditioning, local and national magazines, free Vermont and area maps, easy on-site parking, and more.
- Linens and pillows
- Dining table
- Horseback riding
- Infants allowed
- Children allowed
- Events allowed
Check-in: 02:00 PM early check-in allowed additional charge
Check out: 11:00 AM late check-out allowed additional charge
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
No Pets allowed
- Events allowed
Bed and breakfast rates are based on double occupancy and include a full country breakfast for two. Additional guests sharing a room are charged an additional $25/night. There is no additional fee for children under the age of 10. There is a $10 charge for cots.
These are non-smoking accommodation. Please throw out all cigarette butts in garbage cans or ashtrays.
The housekeeping fee does not include gratuity. Suggested gratuities begin at $50 per visit. There’s no need to strip beds before checking out.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
You will receive a 50% refund, minus our service fee, if you cancel more than 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.
Location and surroundings
Manchester, Vermont (United States of America)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Horseback riding on-site
Discover the great outdoors at this ample glamping property. Beyond biking, jogging, and exploring the 30 private acres that belong to this property, Manchester Village offers an abundance of outdoor activities for every season. The property features an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a basket ball hoop, tether ball, and safe places for kids to bike. In the winter, glampers can cross country ski right on the estate.
In summer, the property offers golfing packages with Equinox Golf Course and Manchester Country Club. Enjoy the Apline Slide and Zip Line at Bromley Mountain's Adventure Zone. Rent kayaks, canoes, and inner tubes to raft down the Battenkill River. Emerald Lake is a great place to rent paddle boats and enjoy a family lakeside day. Jump off 20-foot cliffs at the oldest marble quarry in Vermont, which is now an amazing place for a swim! Rent bikes too. Discover hidden waterfalls and swimming holes, enjoy family hikes, and back-country horseback riding at Mountain View Ranch. The hosts also highly recommend exploring the area with the local Back Road Discovery Tours group.
In fall, there's no better place to take in the foliage than this glamping destination.The mountains are ablaze, and guests can take in the dramatic foliage colors with hikes around Equinox Pond and Lye Brook Falls. Drive up Equinox Mountain for a stunning view of Vermont, New York, and Canada!
In winter, enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding at nearby Stratton and Bromley Mountains. The hosts would be happy to help arrange horse-drawn sleigh rides with Taylor Farm.
In spring, enjoy maple syrup festivals, open crafts studios, and walks through the charming village of Manchester.