MRV Short-Term Rental Survey



Mad River Valley (MRV) community members and municipal leaders work continuously to achieve a balance between being a welcoming year-round destination for visitors and maintaining a high quality of life for full-time residents. Short-term rentals (STRs), such as Airbnb, highlight where this balance can become markedly more complex.

Given the variety of potential benefits, concerns, and action steps associated with STRs, a greater understanding of the Mad River Valley’s perspectives on STRs is needed. This survey is the first step in a public engagement process of better understanding the impacts of STRs in our community.


In the state of Vermont, “short-term rental” means a furnished house, condominium, or other dwelling room or self-contained dwelling unit rented to the transient, traveling, or vacationing public for a period of fewer than 30 consecutive days and for more than 14 days per calendar year (18 V.S.A. § 4301 (14)).


The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous and confidential, and will not be linked to you as an individual. It is advised to complete in one sitting to avoid answers getting lost. This survey is voluntary. You may skip any questions that you do not wish to answer and can stop taking the survey at any time.

The survey is being conducted by the Mad River Valley Planning District (MRVPD) in consultation with the VT Short-Term Rental Alliance (VTSTRA). The survey will be open until October 5, 2022. Survey responses will be available on and will be publicized to the community this fall.

*As MRVPD serves the towns of Warren, Waitsfield & Fayston, this survey was created for residents of these three towns.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact MRVPD Community Planner Amy Tomasso: [email protected] or (802) 496-7179.

Thank you for your input!