Charming East Dorset home where Battenkill Rises Charming East Dorset Getaway

  • Front House View (Uncle Marley's General Store)
    Front House View (Uncle Marley's General Store)
  • View to the East accompanies a beautiful sunrise of the iconic Green Mountains and revered Wilson House
    View to the East accompanies a beautiful sunrise of the iconic Green Mountains and revered Wilson House
  • Eastern View Living Room
    Eastern View Living Room
  • The Anteroom
    The Anteroom
  • Living Room (West View)
    Living Room (West View)
  • Southwest corner Master Bedroom
    Southwest corner Master Bedroom
  • Sturdy Communal Kitchen Table
    Sturdy Communal Kitchen Table
  • 3rd Bedroom (NE Corner)
    3rd Bedroom (NE Corner)
  • Bathroom pic#1
    Bathroom pic#1
  • Generously sized bathroom houses a strong shower
    Generously sized bathroom houses a strong shower
3 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 2-7
Allows pets Internet Mountain View (more...)

This house is situated in the town where the Battenkill River forms. With its spectacular backdrop, the Battenkill is one of Vermont’s best known rivers.

Our house has historic significance as the town's first General store. House provides a beautiful setting n this quaint town as we are surrounded by spectacular views of the Taconic and Green Mountains.

This old house has been recently renovated and lies directly across the street from the renowned Wilson House. In our home you will find informative pictures (photos taken in the late 1800's and early 1900's) and documents (i.e. original blue prints store ledgers) that enlighten guests to the building's notable past.

Adding to the charm and authenticity/history of the General Store ‐ which at one time had its own train stop ‐ there will be the occasional train (Vermont Rail) coming through town a few times day.

Other things to note: John will greet you with a warm welcome upon arrival; provide you with a space overview, discuss the area and local events, furnish you with a key, local maps and applicable literature for your stay.

East Dorset is a charming, quiet and old fashioned town that lends itself to hiking, biking, fishing, skiing or just plain relaxing. This pretty venue is sandwiched between the Taconic and Green Mountains and so offers impressive views.

The East Dorset General Store is just steps away from the house for snacks and supplies. Retail outlets, a variety of restaurants and serious theater are less than 10 minutes away. Bromley and Stratton ski resorts are in close proximity by just 20 and 30 minutes respectively from our location.

Guest access

Access to the space is provided via a separate anteroom with a stairway leading to the second floor.

Interaction with guests:

Host resides in adjacent building and so is generally available to attend to any matters.

Other things to consider:

Noteworthy venues include: Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show; the Southern VT Arts Center; Hildene (The Lincoln Family Home); numerous shopping outlets (Orvis, Vermont Country Store etc.) and excellent restaurants; Bromley and Stratton Mountain Ski Resorts. Also this municipality hosts the Dorset Theater Playhouse the Dorset Quarry (picnicking and swimming), and many historic inns. The venue also is easy access to acclaimed farmers markets including Dorset Manchester and Weston.
The local highways provide quick access to other ski venues in the area. Our location is a mere 1 1/4 hours from Albany or Saratoga.

This fine East Dorset home includes:
Dish Satellite TV and WiFi (cable wifi as well for redundancy)
Kitchen equipped with flatware dishware cookware
Bathroom with both shower and tub
All linens and towels provided

Interaction with host is at our guest's discretion.

East Dorset is home to a number of venues that include the Wilson House The VT Horseshow grounds (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The Battenkill River rises here in East Dorset with feeding tributary streams in the area.
There are trails and (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)n the immediate (and walkable) area

Personal guided tours of farms and artisan producers by Sandy.

Both Route 7A and Hiway 7 are conveniently accesses from this area. Historic Mad Tom Road takes you on a lovely scenic drive passing orchards blueberry farms and otherwise beautiful local scenery.

However you can also catch the locally run bus/vans that run between Rutland and Bennington. These vehicles stop at the East Dorset General Store.

*’Reel in a deal’ offer will include one fly rod and reel (or equivalent) for reservations of 3 days or more. Inquire for details on this incredible deal.

Vermont chef prepared cooked meals or caterings (picnic lunchesl boxed meals) that are locally sourced are available on request during select days. Meals are prepared for vegans vegetarians and carnivores.

 washer and dryer on site. 

SMALL PETS OK (note pet deposit)


Property Type Apartment in a house on the 2nd floor
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Ethernet
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Main bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 2-7
  • Master Bedroom – 1 Queen bed
  • Second Bedroom – 3 Twin beds
  • Third Bedroom – 1 Double bed, 1 Twin bed
  • – 2 Couches
  • Television
  • Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise