In honor of the currently ongoing MLB postseason, I found a great winter rental option in Vermont with baseball roots. Located in Westminster, Vermont, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom property was once home to one of the most legendary baseball players of all time: Ted Williams. Each room features memorabilia of the Splendid Splinter, along with Vogue model wife, Dolores Wettach. The two lived there during the 1960s and 70s, following Williams’s retirement from the game of baseball. Some of the neat amenities include a Red Sox memorial bench featuring a statute of Ted Williams, adjacent fishing on the Connecticut River, fire pit, security system, A/C and heating, a kitchen with luxury appliances (Keurig, Crock Pot, etc.), and access to hiking trails on site.
There are a few caveats to this one though: For one, it costs over $500 a night. You’ll definitely need a group of friends for this one unless you’re crazy rich, but there is an eleven guest limit. If this is your base for a ski vacation, you will be driving a bit to get to Southern Vermont’s skiing destinations. The closest ski area is Living Memorial Park Snow Sports Ski Area, which is frankly small compared to other New England ski areas. Magic Mountain and Okemo Mountain Resort are around a forty-five-minute drive away. Other options include Mount Snow and Bromley Mountain (fifty-five minutes away), Stratton Mountain Resort(one hour and four minutes), and Killington (around ninety minutes). There are some cool outdoor activities around though, liking fishing, swimming, and hiking, so this could be a good base for a family looking to do varying outdoor activities. Still though, if you are a Red Sox fan and are aiming to do a family reunion soon, this is a sick option to check out.