Cole House

A Quiet Spot for a Vacation

This comfortable rustic three bedroom house is located at 1700 feet, high in the foothills of Stratton Mountain.  Located on a dead-end dirt road, it is both quiet and convenient. A beautiful pond is a couple of steps away from the house. The House is 1.5 miles from the Stratton Base lodge, a ski area where, tennis, golf, horseback riding and concerts can be found in the summer and great skiing in the winter. Watch a video tour of the Cole House and pond.

Please download the State of Vermont’s Guidance for Vermont Visitors and Returning Travelers for info on how your trip to Vermont may be impacted by COVID-19.

Spacious & Comfortable

Warm and friendly, the house includes bedding, linens, towels, dishes, cutlery and utensils. Everything is provided including high speed wireless internet. Outside of the house is a 22″ Weber Kettle Grill for cooking steaks, corn, hamburgers and hot dogs along with a large round picnic table with an umbrella.

The Cole House does not have air conditioning, but is rather like an old fashioned summer place (though it is a year-round insulated house), and has fans, but no air conditioning, either local (window units) or whole house. The evenings in Vermont tend to drop down into the fifties or low 60s during the summer.

Bedrooms:
Downstairs – One bedroom  with a queen bed.  Upstairs – two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two double beds.

Bathrooms:
Downstairs – a tub with a shower and a sink in one room and a toilet and a sink in another room.
Upstairs – a bathroom with a shower.

The Cole House is half of a rambling two-family dwelling. The other half has its own entrance and driveway and is used by the owners when they are around. It is not rented out. During the summer months, when the owners are around, they stay up the road in another house.

A Private Pond
The House is a few steps from a spring-fed 3/4 acre private pond. The country pond is a great place to enjoy the sun on a hot day or go for an afternoon swim.  A rowboat is provided. The grassy banks of the pond provide safe and easy entry into the water for young children and a screened gazebo graces the far shore. The pond is shared by the Cole Cabin and the owners, but otherwise is private.

3/4 acre pond on a rainy day in the Spring.

Three Pictures Showing the Private Pond.

Lots to Do Nearby

From the House, it is a pleasant hike or a short drive to a waterfall at Pikes Falls, a beautiful rocky place for diving, sun bathing or hiking as well as a cool dip. The water is very cold even in the late August.  Watch a video of Pikes Falls. On the backside of the property is Styles brook which runs down from Stratton Mountain.  Watch a video about Styles Brook.

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House Eat-in Kitchen House Living Room
Another View of the Living Room Downstairs Bedroom
with Queen-Size Bed
Upstairs Bedroom
with Two Double Beds
Upstairs Bedroom
with a Double Bed
1st Floor Shower and Tub Room 1st Floor Laundry Room

Reasonable Rates

The Summer of 2020, we are only booking longer stays of a week or more with breaks between rentals to permit deep cleaning of the house.

$4960 a month or $1550 by the week during the warmer months with a one week minimum rental plus Vermont and Town Rooms Tax for rentals under 30 days. Stays of a month or less include all utilities, high speed internet service, linens and towels. Contact the owner for stays longer than a month.

A deposit of half your rent holds your reservation and is refundable up to 30 days before the start of your stay. Before arrival, the rental balance is due plus a refundable $250-500 damage deposit (amount determined by the length of your stay) and a $125 cleaning fee.

Weeks usually start on a Saturday after 4 PM and end on the following Saturday at 10 am. Children and most dogs are welcome. Rentals may be booked for stays  starting after June 15th, 2020.

Google Earth Photo of the location of the Cole House and Cole Cabin in Stratton with the pond.
Google Earth Photo of the location of the Cole House and Cole Cabin in Stratton with the pond.

Ski Season 

The house may be rented for $12,500 plus utilities and security deposit for the ski season  (December-mid April) or for a partial season.  Families are given preference.

Contact Jeremy directly, fill out the Rental Inquiry Form  or call him at 413-731-9410.

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