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Reviews

A Magical Place (Chad)

Squabetty is a magical place. We came here 9 years ago to celebrate the life of an incredible person. We were all so impressed with how our memories of Squabetty were even better than we thought. This incredible place has such special qualities. This is a place where memories are made. Thank you for sharing this one-of-a-kind place with us. We can't wait to return to Squabetty again someday. The home and property have everything you need to have a relaxing, restorative time.

 

Country Retreat Unique (Anne T)
There isn't anything on the property we didn't use! We shuffle-boarded, we dipped in the pool, an adventurous friend slept in the lean-to. We played ping-pong until way too late. We sent a group of 5 hiking to the top of Mount Mansfield... We referenced old trail guides in the house in search of a "lake in the clouds" to no success. We ate dinner on the porch and watched fireflies. We saw foxes, chipmunks, and I heard rumors of someone in the party seeing a moose. The barn is plenty large enough for any dance party to hold and is so charming on its own, I almost didn't bother with the decorations I had brought for the wedding.

 

My New Favorite Spot in Vermont (Joe)

In addition to the amazing house, the location is spectacular. After the long drive up the driveway, you are quite literally on the side of Mt. Mansfield, with one of the peaks towering above you at all times. It is a perfect representation of the Green Mountains and was a great way to show our friends why we are so proud to call Vermont our home.

 

Wedding Weekend (Emily K- Vermont)

I cannot say enough how beautiful and wonderful the house and the surroundings are. When you are there you feel like your time has stopped and you can relax. The house was clean for us when we arrived and the caretaker was there to greet us.

 

Perfect Wedding Spot! (Deb)

The wedding guests were awed by the beautiful location and the trip up the road just added to the ambiance. Each night we were lulled to sleep by the stream running next to the house. Overall it was a fabulous stay and we hated to leave. What wonderful memories were made on the mountain!

 

We were blown away!  Can't wait to go back.  (Mary- Endfield, CT)

Squabetty is a magical place to stay. The property has everything you could want in a vacation getaway. 

 

A magical retreat with historic charm (JAV- Boston, MA)

The house cannot be described in pictures or words. The approach to the house seems to remove you from civilization until you suddenly arrive at your own private Vermont paradise. There is a fresh, gurgling mountain stream with a small waterfall that you cross to arrive at the house. There are trails in the woods surrounding the house and plenty of yard-like area around the house for children or pets to play.

Returning Renters (August 2023-Erin, East Greenwich, RI)

We first experienced Squabetty as guests of a wedding 7+ years ago, and we've been returning as renters ever since. Squabetty is a completely unique place that somehow blends rustic with luxury touches that make you wonder if any five-star resort in New England could do it quite as well. It's isolated but tremendously inviting and warm and has self-contained activities to offer guests of all ages and interests, whether finding a quiet nook to read, alternating between the refreshingly chilly, stream-fed swimming pool and the wood-fired sauna, playing a game of shuffleboard or horseshoes, or hiking the many trails that criss-cross Squabetty's generous property on the side of Mt. Mansfield. I look forward to a hot morning coffee spiked with maple syrup from nearby Runamok almost all year round. I don't make it at home; it has to be enjoyed on Squabetty's generous patio watching the hummingbirds or it doesn't taste quite the same. The property is obviously well-loved, and at the same time, renters are entrusted with its care with just enough instruction to make it easy to take advantage of everything the house and grounds have to offer. My only complaint is that the WiFi has improved over the years (which necessitates more willpower to truly unplug)! We hope we can continue to be fellow stewards of this amazing place and its rich history for years to come. 

 

The Perfect Family Escape (August 2023-Meghan, Coatesville, PA)

My husband and I were introduced to the magic of Squabetty when our good friends held their wedding on the property in 2016. We thought that Squabetty would be the perfect place for our large family to relax and spend time together, so we convinced my parents, siblings, and their partners to head to Vermont for a week in the summer of 2019. By the end of our visit, everyone was enchanted as we were, and we have all been lucky enough to return every other year since, a tradition we hope to continue for many years to come! The house has served as a well-loved retreat for the Deane/McLane family over the years and we’re grateful that we’ve been able to make it a part of our family’s story as well.

We all love the beautiful house, which is equipped with everything you could ever think to need in a rental property and then some (a crockpot! a rolling pin!) We appreciate the many thoughtful touches provided by the owners, from fresh flowers throughout the house to the guest book full of details to help you have a successful visit. Decorations and family mementos allow you to learn more about the history of the house and family if you’re so inclined. The property itself has many amenities to keep visitors entertained, including the pool, sauna, creek, trails, hammock, and a barn full of supplies for fun activities like cornhole, croquet, even a Ping-Pong table, and a piano! You can have a wonderful time without ever leaving the property or you can enjoy exploring the area. Cambridge and Jericho are nearby for groceries, supplies, and local color and it’s a reasonable drive to visit attractions in Stowe, Waterbury, and Burlington. Squabetty is a unique off-the-beaten-path family escape where there’s both enough room to spread out and plenty of opportunities to spend time together. 

Wedding Party (September 2023-Julia and Matt, Dorchester, MA)

Squabetty was a perfect weekend getaway for our wedding party of close friends. It allowed us to fully enjoy Vermont's beauty of the woods, brook, and Mount Mansfield. The Deane Family has put so much love into the property. Their history made the property so special. Our guests loved exploring every room and all the nooks and crannies. Staying there was comforting and familiar. We fell right into a routine of leisure and enjoyed our days by the porch, brook, and pool and our nights by the fire. Our wedding guests loved the property and couldn't believe that Squabetty existed. We are so appreciative of Squabetty and having found it for our wedding weekend. It made it so special and memorable.

The Little Things (September 2023-Zach and Rachel)

Our wedding weekend at Squabetty was absolutely incredible! I'm still pinching myself, our time there was an absolute dream. We had perfect weather and the hosts added special touches that made the weekend even more memorable- Road signs were added to help our guests find their way, and when we arrived we found a special welcome note and a bottle of maple syrup! Little vases of flowers in each room welcomed us and our guests, and the barn was the perfect place for us to celebrate as the harvest moon watched over us from the top of Mount Mansfield. We received so many compliments about our choice of venue, and we cannot wait to come back again!

 

Unfortgettable Expereicne (September 2023- Kenzie)

We were so happy to have our friends and family experience a piece of our home in Vermont, and Squabetty was the perfect showcase. As with any older property, it had its quirks (finding light switches, and hidden doors), but did well hosting everyone and creating an unforgettable

experience.

 

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