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Historic Mansion for Wedding/Events or Ski Rental

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday estate in Cavendish - VT Mansion-Wedding Barn & Ski

Luxury Accommodations with Rustic Barn & Gardens, Hot Tub & Pub

Sleeps up to 17 overnight guests (7 bedrooms) with restored rustic barn for weddings from Spring-Fall. Ski Shuttle Route to Okemo Ski Resort, Scenic Route for Fall Foliage, Expansive Garden and grounds, Commercial Kitchen, Pub, Pool Table, 8 Person Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Water Fountain with Seating by our old apple tree, walking trails, close to shopping, dining and lots of outdoor recreation including the lakes region. Something for everyone and beautiful accommodations and property for any special event. Come stay and you'll never want to leave. Private Chef available for Catering at an additional fee. Beautiful for weddings, family reunions or a group ski retreat. Call Mary Jane for more details 860-690-9328 and come for a tour, you won't be disappointed. This is the most beautiful and luxurious rental you will find in the area.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Jane Abbate
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Mary Jane Abbate

Certified Chef and Interior Designer set out to create an unimaginable get away in a historic and very luxurious setting. Weddings and special events or just a great place to get away for a ski weekend. I always believed that a vacation get away should be nicer than the home I live in to make it worth the money I spend, I feel I have taken that philosophy and created something every adult, both young and old, would love.

Mary Jane Abbate purchased this estate in 2010

Why Mary Jane Abbate chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

I set out to find a beautiful historic property that was distinguished and offered that 'special something' that isn't typically seen in Vermont so that I could lovingly restore with fine details and furnishings that are both beautiful and comfortable. Commercial kitchen offers the ability to hire a caterer or be a professional cook while you rent this facility. Beautiful luxurious grounds offering flowering plants 3 seasons with a great covered porch and rocking chairs to sit and dine, have coffee or play a great game.

What makes this estate unique

Luxury at its finest with tempurpedic mattresses, beautiful antiques with spa style bathrooms offering rain shower heads and body spray. 8-Person Hot Tub, Pool Table and large pub with access to the grounds and fire pit. Great for holidays, events and just family get away's in any season. Beautiful Vermont Wedding Venue accommodating up to 125 guests, get married right here on site in our beautiful English Gardens and have a beautiful barn wedding reception with Certified Chef to custom cater your event.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Historic Mansion for Wedding/Events or Ski Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a delighful and memorable wedding for our daughter and now son-in-law this past Aug. 2016 at Glimmerstone. It was magical! Mary Jane and John and their staff did all that they could to make the event as individually special as possible. The grounds were well manicured (we are local to the area so we pass the property often and it always looks good), the inside of the Inn was spectacular, and the barn was beautifully prepared for a rustic reception. I would highly recommend the facility for any celebration.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Venue!

  • 5 of 5

The Glimmerstone Mansion is simply beautiful and amazing. We had our wedding there is September 2016 and it was incredible. The mansion is more beautiful than the pictures can show! We had our ceremony on site in the gardens and the reception in the beautiful barn. We had our family stay with us in the mansion and all our guests couldn't believe how incredibly gorgeous the place is! Mary Jane, John and the rest of the staff are amazing and they handled the incredible food for our cocktail hour and reception. Best wedding food by far! The guests could not stop complementing how delicious everything was. If you are looking for an incredible and different wedding experience I would highly recommend. Or even if you are looking for a gorgeous place away from the hussle and bussle this place hits the spot. It's a true gem!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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The Great Gatsby meets the classic countryside of Vermont!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding weekend! When people arrived into town early, the location allowed for family and friends to be entertained with the sunbathing and cooling off at the local swimming holes, the adventurous activities at Okemo mountain, and the cute restaurants and shops located within the nearby small towns.

We had the dinner rehearsal at the Mansion as well which allowed for a comfortable and casual way for the families to mingle together. There were so many different rooms and spaces on the property (the patio, fire pit, lawn with a fountain, downstairs pub, deck, and the living room/dining room) to choose from for every person to find a spot fitting for their socializing need. The fun and comfortable dinner rehearsal made for an easy transition into the wedding day.

It was a little hot on our wedding day but all of the shade the trees provided in the garden helped everyone stay comfortable enough to enjoy the important parts of the ceremony. The large patio and yard space for lawn games was a great way to get the whole party started during cocktail hour while the bride and groom snuck off to take pictures throughout the many picturesque options the property had to offer. The barn, where the reception was held, was the highlight of the whole weekend. The antique bar, the unique set up of the farm tables, all the space available for dancing, and the lighting with the chandeliers and other fixtures making the barn light up at night made you feel like a true king and queen celebrating in the olden days. The bonfire in the middle of the field with the moonlight shining over the hill was the icing on the cake reminding everyone that they were in the center of the beautiful green mountain state that is Vermont.

It was a wedding that our whole family and friends will not stop talking about and they keep asking if we can do family reunions and other events there so that they all can immerse themselves in the Glimmerstone Mansion experience again. The best part is how the owners made you feel right at home with their welcoming smiles and energy. A huge part of our wedding going so smoothly was how the staff was extremely helpful and professional in getting every little detail taken care of. The Glimmerstone Mansion Inn was a dream come true and we seriously can't wait for our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Everything Mary Jane and John have here is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We met Mary Jane and toured this property and immediately knew this is where we wanted to have our wedding. The attention to detail throughout the house and grounds is beautiful. Our family and friends were so happy to stay in such beautiful rooms and loved the ease of relaxing throughout such a great property. It would be impossible to fully explain Mary Jane and all of the hours and care she put into making sure our stay and wedding was everything we wanted! She is so knowledgeable about things to do and see in the area and was always offering new ideas over several of our visits. For a house rental or a wedding venue Glimmerstone is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Magical Wedding Weekend at Glimmerstone

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing and lucky find for a wedding venue! Mary Jane is an amazing chef who can also cater your event if you wish. We were really happy we chose that option because the food was amazing and all our guests rightfully raved about it! Overall the mansion is a very special and beautiful place to stay, we stayed here with our family for the weekend and had a wonderful time. The gardens were perfect and beautiful for our outdoor ceremony and the barn was magical for the reception. I can't recommend Glimmerstone enough! There are plenty of hotels and airbnbs around for guests to stay and Mary Jane can help arrange for shuttles, drivers and other staff needed for your event. We had an incredible weekend and wedding we will never forget here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Can't say enough good things!!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly can't say enough about this beautiful home and it's wonderful owner! We stayed for a weekend with a group of friends to ski and celebrate my husband's birthday. Not being familiar with the area I had many questions and Mary Ann was truly amazing in every way! She had great recommendations for places in the area and did a catered dinner one night on-site which was exactly what I had in mind. It was truly the perfect celebration in large part due to the beautiful home and all of the help from Mary Ann in making the arrangements! The home is incredible and attention has been paid to every detail to ensure a wonderful stay! If you are looking in the area, this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth State Park
"Swimming, hiking, kayaking, rafting, picnic, food, paddle board, paddle boat,fish, childrens..."
Ascutney Mountain
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Mr. Darcy's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Okemo Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
Sam's Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Okemo Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Close to the following ski resorts: Okemo, Bromley, Stratton, Suicide Six, Killington, Pico

Close to: Green Mountains, Okemo Mountain, Ascutney Mountain, Killington Mountain, Waterfalls, Lakes, Tourist Attractions, Shopping and Dining

On the Shuttle Route for Skiing at Okemo during the winter

Weddings in our rustic barn


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Cavendish, Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Season Specials
14 Oct 2016 - 12 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MLK Weekend
13 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Presidents Holiday Week
10 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Skiing 2017
3 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Specials
8 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £103
Property Damage Protection £81
Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Tax Rate 9.0%

Contact Owner with approximate time of arrival to acquire keys and receive a tour of the property. Owner is responsible for standard cleaning of rooms (interior and outbuilding) and linens of the property-this is included in the price of the rental.
Owner is NOT responsible for picking up random garbage throughout the property (interior and exterior) nor responsible for cleaning anything other than the kitchen (not to include dishes, glasses, pots/pans and items left in the kitchen). The property should be left as it was found for the exception of cleaning bathrooms, linens and all interior and outbuilding rooms. Events in barn or on premises require the guest leave the property the way in which is was provided (this means if items were moved or relocated, they must be returned to their same location). $50 per hour will be charged against the $250 damage deposit for any cleanup required beyond the standard cleaning described. The fee for damage protection covers any items that must be replaced or repaired. The $250 damage deposit covers any unnecessary cleaning required as described. Pets are considered at the owners discretion. Pet's must be crated or accompany the pet owner when they leave the property (no exceptions). It is encouraged that pet's should not be left alone in the property while their owners are not present. No fireworks of any kind and since this is a neighborhood we request no loud music or excessive noise after dark.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Cavendish in Vermont

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms have subway tile and exposed rustic but spa style showers with two rooms having claw foot bathtubs with bath salts.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Can be transformed to a king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can accommodate 2 roll away beds to sleep 4 combined
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Entrance or adjoining room to Bedroom 6
  • Bedrooms all have lush robes and toiletries along with lavish bedding, cable television and most rooms have working fireplaces, built in cabinets, Full Bath in 5 bedrooms 2 smaller rooms share a hall bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Chef owner can be hired at an additional fee with prior notice/reservation. Barn Weddings with wedding planner, staff, caterer available. Private parties and small events can be arranged by scheduling an appointment with the Chef Owner .

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