Battenkill Valley Mansion

This baronial home is ideal for week long family reunions, small weddings, retreats and conferences, yoga teacher trainings, milestone birthday celebrations and ski weekends with friends.

This 9,000 sq. foot mansion was built in 1906 as a wedding present for the daughter of Albert Gilbert, the Chicago railroad tycoon who built the Wilburton Inn in 1902 only half a mile away.

It is on a completely private 5 acre estate off scenic River Road, right below Hildrene, the Lincoln Family Home in the heart of Manchester Village, Vermont. You can jog, walk, and hike right from the mansion past beaucolic farmlands, cows, barns, and even a one room school house and red covered bridge!

The mansion was completely renovated in 2005. It features high ceilings, handsome original wooden detailing, 15 bedrooms with a total of 21 beds. There are 12 bathrooms that were remodeled with Vermont Marble trims.

The house has a 330 square foot commercial kitchen and is perfect for large groups who enjoy cooking together. There are 10 gas burners and 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, a three-bay commercial dishwasher, microwave, and huge pantry.

The 400 sq. foot, handsome wood paneled dining room features a wood burning fireplace.The 560 sq. foot living room features a piano and lots of couches for everyone to sit together and relax and watch the huge flat screen TV. There is a bedroom with a double bed for guests that have difficulty with stairs, plus an optional 15th bedroom in the library that has a twin bed. The house has Free WiFi and satellite TV, a gazebo, and on-site campfire.

The 850-square foot grand ballroom can be enjoyed as a sun-filled yoga studio, corporate conference room, wedding area, or family game room with a full size ping pong table and giant chess set.  

The mansion contains 4 wood burning fireplaces.This home sleeps 34 guests and can accomodate events for 50.

 

The Rooms

Enormous kitchen with separate pantry.

Enormous kitchen with separate pantry.

The wood-paneled formal dining room has a wood burning fireplace and seats 25. Additional guests can sit in the foyer and sun room.

The wood-paneled formal dining room has a wood burning fireplace and seats 25. Additional guests can sit in the foyer and sun room.

The Ball Room.

Bedroom 1: 2 double beds and a pull out king size sofa, plus a sitting room,  378 sq. ft,

Bedroom 1: 2 double beds and a pull out king size sofa, plus a sitting room,  378 sq. ft,

Bathroom 1 has a marble sunken tub.

Bathroom 1 has a marble sunken tub.

Bedroom 2, 350 sq ft. 

Bedroom 2, 350 sq ft. 

This recently renovated bathroom has a very cool  marble trimmed shower for two.

This recently renovated bathroom has a very cool  marble trimmed shower for two.

Room 5 is a master suite with a king size bed, wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, sitting room, and bathroom with a tub and shower, 375 sq. ft. 

Room 5 is a master suite with a king size bed, wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, sitting room, and bathroom with a tub and shower, 375 sq. ft. 

Spacious bathroom with clawed foot tub and stand alone shower.

Spacious bathroom with clawed foot tub and stand alone shower.

Room 6 features a double and a twin bed and a bathroom with a tub,  190 sq ft. 

Room 6 features a double and a twin bed and a bathroom with a tub,  190 sq ft. 

 

Floor plans

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An early fall view of the Battenkill Valley Mansion.