The Woolen Mill is located in Winooski, Vermont in the greater Burlington area just minutes away from UVM, St. Michael’s, Champlain College, Fletcher Allen Hospital, and the Church Street Marketplace. Vermont’s most unique apartments feature beautiful historic architecture with loft style apartments that have original wood beams and exposed brick walls.

We are dedicated to simplifying our residents lives with amenities that provide a level of convenience unmatched elsewhere including a full service health club, saunas, hot tubs, racquetball court, and indoor heated pool. Please explore our website and contact us with questions anytime.

Breathe healthily, live happily

IMG_1317The Woolen Mill is a Smoke Free Community.  Our residents health and well being is important to us therefore smoking in the building or within 50 feet of our building is prohibited.

 

Our goal here at The Woolen Mill is to make sure all our residents enjoy their living space and everything The Woolen Mill has to offer. 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Brief History Lesson

Building The Woolen Mill was an actual operating mill, which was part of the American Woolen Mills.  The building was built in 1881.  It continued as a mill through World War II.  The American Woolen Mills in Winooski at their peak during WWII employed over 3,000 people making the mills the largest employer in the State of Vermont.  A combination of factors contributed to the closing of the mill in 1954 including not only the ending of the war, but also due to the harsh winter climate impacting production prices and the increasing popularity of synthetic fibers.  

Over the years since the closing of the operating Woolen Mill a few transformations were made.  In 1957 a section of The Woolen Mill burned down leaving only the smoke stack to remain, which can still be seen today.  The buildings left were later transformed into Forest Hills and the Country Store.  Forest Hills was a department store and the Country Store was where residents could get their groceries.  Finally, in 1979 construction began to transform the interiors of the building into unique loft style apartments.  It was in 1981 that the first Resident moved into the Woolen Mill.

For more information on the Winooski area  and the mills you may consider finding a copy of the book The Mills at Winooski Falls: Winooski and Burlington, Vermont:  Illustrated Essays and Oral Histories edited by Laura Krawitt.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Luxury Living in a Historic Mill Building

IMG_2026Offering a variety of spacious units.  Studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and two bedrooms plus loft.  These stunning units can range up to 1700 square feet.  Enjoy the 15 foot ceilings and exposed brick and wood beams that this historic building has to offer.  Enjoy the wonderful local restaurants and sights all within walking distance from our building.  Let our 24 hour on site management and maintenance staff make your daily life easier with our package delivery service and your maintenance needs plus much more.

Please browse our site and view all of our amenities, living spaces, and available apartments.  If you have any questions or would like more information do not hesitate to contact us.