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Mad House Rentals 

Stay a few nights, Stay a season.

Historical building. Clean, private, modern amenities.   

The Mad House used to house the most exclusive restaurant in the valley.  After a million dollar renovation it has transformed from the Common Man restaurant into the Mad House Rentals. This professionally managed,  Renovated barn is nestled between Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen, with Mad River Glen just a short distance away.  The Mad House brings you everything you could want for any season.  Ski lockers, mudrooms, A/C in most units, private decks with private grills and hot tubs.  There is a smart TV in every bedroom and a washer and dryer in every unit.  In the winter, the Mad Bus stops out front for transportation to the mountains for skiing and in the summer and fall, you can find a hiking network of trails right from the building. Managed via Downstream Enterprises for top notch 24/7 service  

Mad House condo's

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Orsini's, named after the first restaurant to occupy the barn is a luxurious 2000 sq foot 3/3 luxury condo boasts a very open modern floor plan that is spacious and light that sleep 8 people 


La Pasta

La Pasta , named after the second Restaurant to occupy the Barn is  a beautiful lower level 2000 sq foot 4/3 condo that has a contemporary barn feel and   can sleep 10 people. 

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The Common Man

The common Man, named for the last and most famous restaurant that occupied the barn is is a very special 3/4 condo that keeps much of the original charm of the old barn and can sleep 8 people. 

Customer Stories

Wonderful place! Great views and a beautiful property,

inside and out! You will not regret your stay here! This was lodging for a business acquisition. I would love to be here when I have more time to play!!


This is a wonderful, hidden gem in the valley.

For sure I will be recommending this to my friends. Extremely straightforward check in process, everything worked exactly as we had hoped.


Stephen & Christina

History of this iconic barn

If you have been coming to the valley for years, then you know this was once an iconic restaurant that served the valley for over 60 years in various restaurant capacities, the last and most known being The Common Man.  


In 2019, the building underwent a million dollar renovation converting it to 3 very high end, keyless units.  For people that have visited the restaurant in the past, they have found staying now offers a  high end experience with nostalgia.  If you have never been to the restaurant, you will be welcome with beautiful units that have history you can learn about if you so choose.  


The units are available for short term or in some cases seasonally. The entire house can also be rented for large parties that want to be together but also have some privacy.  


The upstairs units still hold the charm of the old barn while the lower unit houses a more contemporary barn flair. Each unit is completely independent with their own kitchens living areas , decks and private hot tubs.  

The lower unit is dog friendly, while the upstairs units are small dog considered units.


We welcome you to explore the units and find the one(s) that fit your needs and we look forward to welcoming you to this iconic building  that holds a special piece of history in the Mad River Valley.

The Mad House is managed via a local professional management group that is available 24 hours a day to ensure all of your needs are met. 

About Us

We are Mike and Des Trahan and we are passionate about this barn and the Mad River Valley. We have been affiliated with the Mad River Valley for over 25 years and continue to love its charm. We owned the barn during the final chapter of it's tenure as The Common Man and in 2019 we were personally involved it's renovation to rental properties  We love to travel and have taken care to meet the needs of the most discerning guests. While we love the barn and visit it regularly, we do have a 24 hour management group to handle all of your needs, should you have any.  

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Contact Details

3209 German Flats Road Warren, VT, 05674 



Mike and Des Trahan have owned the Barn since they purchased it as The Common Man in 2011.

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