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Get away to the perfect Vermont vacation rental. Escape to the country and Rye Chalet in Wells, Vermont. 

Olie and Jinny Rye built the chalet in 1968, when Olie retired from International Paper Company. It was designed by Jinny, who took full advantage of the gorgeous southerly view over Hidden Valley's miles of hills, fields and streams. Noted artisan stonemason Simon Shultz created magnificent two-story stone columns to support the huge wrap-around deck and, at the heart of the chalet, a spectacular three-story stone core housing two fireplaces. A charming custom spiral staircase connects all three floors. 

Olie and Jinny loved sitting on the deck and watching the sunset. If Olie was out walking in the woods or pitching on his green with his 9-iron, Jinny rang the big train bell to summon him for meals. You can use the bell to call in your friends and family.

Vermont's famous fresh country air comes from 18 acres of tranquil woodlands surrounding this spacious, comfortable, cheery country rental house. The lovely Lake St. Catherine is just five minutes away.

The beautifully decorated and completely furnished house, with 3600 square feet of living space, offers several gathering areas—two separate living rooms, a large game table area, a dining area and a sociable kitchen and counter (see our photo gallery). It’s marvelous for retreats, reunions, family gatherings, writers, artists and other contemplative endeavors. Because the chalet has a bedroom and full bath on each of its three floors, it is great for three couples, one per floor. 

Because you’ll be on vacation, there are games galore, hundreds of well-chosen books and over 200 movies on video. Guided hiking, hunting and/or fishing tours can be arranged for an additional fee for all levels—from child to expert.

For the Vermont vacation rental of your dreams, welcome to Rye Chalet, the country, and fresh, clean air.




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The Space

Artisan stonemason Simon Shultz created magnificent two-story stone columns that support the outside deck and, at the heart of the chalet, a spectacular three-story stone core with two fireplaces. A charming spiral staircase connects all three floors. With 3600 square feet of living space, the chalet offers several gathering areas, including two separate living rooms, a game table area, a dining area and a sociable kitchen.

Marvelous for retreats, reunions, family gatherings, writers and artists. One bedroom and bath on each of three floors, connected by an enchanting spiral staircase. Two twin beds, two queen beds and two queen sofa beds. Great for three couples, one per floor. Furnished down to the cookbooks. There are games galore, hundreds of well-chosen books and over 200 movies on video.


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Reviews


“What a soothing week we spent at your Wells valley hideaway. The view is extravagant and your roomy, warm home was sparkling and efficient. 'Away from it all' yet close to Everything Vermont. What more could we ask -- a lovely house that's easy to move into and hard to leave! I can imagine that lovely setting in the fall but city jobs call -- we'll see you again in ski season.”

“May days at the spacious chalet easily accommodated nine of us with comfortable gathering spaces and private space, too. Couldn't get our fill of the lovely valley view below. The location is just about perfect for my likes – a mile to the general store for the morning NY Times, hiking, boating, golf, shopping in Manchester.”

“What a wonderful place! The house is absolutely charming and the Vermont countryside is soooo pretty. I wish we had had more time to do all the things there are to do around Wells. But, we'll be back. Thank you, Rye Chalet.”

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Rates / Reservations

Standard rates are $235 per night, $1,234 per week or $3,525 per month. Two night minimum.

Peak season (December 20 through March 15) rates are $270 per night, $1,418 per week or $4,050 per month. Two night minimum.

Spring Special (March 16 through May 31) rates are $190 per night, $998 per week or $2,850 per month. Two night minimum.

Inquire about seasonal rates.

Add 9% Vermont Rooms & Meals Tax, a $100 Cleaning Fee, and a refundable $200 damage deposit.

A $500 deposit is required to confirm your reservation. The balance is due no later than 15 days prior to arrival. Refunds (minus a $100 administrative fee) will be given if, after cancellation, other guests fill your reserved dates.

How To Reserve the Rye Chalet

Let us know you definitely want to rent the chalet and for which arrival and which departure dates. We will set up an account for you and email you an invoice upon which you can pay by credit card. Let us know if you prefer to make only one full payment now, or would like to make a $500 deposit now and pay the balance 15 days before arrival. We will bill you accordingly.

When we receive your payment, we will update our web site and our Internet listings to show the chalet as unavailable to others for your reserved dates.

Contact us to inquire about availability.

Sleeping arrangements

Max Guests: 10
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Rules

No smoking
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

Contact

Rye Chalet
Wells, Vermont

(p) 802.566.0303

[email protected]

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