The SpaceThis 1810 brick is a fairly formal house with a center hall and taller ceilings then most Vt capes. Two large bedrooms are upstairs and one downstairs parlor is being used as a guest room as well. There is a large fireplace insert in the sitting room, which has a dining table which can be opened out to seat 8. The eat in kitchen table can open out to seat many more, but comfortably can accomodate another 6-8 people. The library is full of books of a variety of topics, and has a writing desk, a chair and a sofa. The kitchen is well appointed. There is a dining room which is offered for an extra fee. It has a very old 1802 large fireplace with a brick oven. The table can seat 12. The ell is where I go to be out of the way, and this room is in the ell. I can shut the door to it, or leave it as part of the house rental. Guest AccessGuests have access to all of the main brick house, while I live in the "ell". There is a lovely town road that goes through the center of the farm with stone walls for walks, and a 2 and 1/2 acre pond stocked with trout. There is a patio and stone grill, as well as a gas grill. There's a basketball hoop in the large red barn for a pick me up game. Wildlife is abundant, and you might see a bear, wild turkeys, deer, mink, geese, ducks and even owls. You certainly might hear one! Interaction with GuestsI can be available or I can disappear into my end of the house. It is fun to socialize with guests if everyone is in the mood! I look forward to meeting new people and making new friends. But if you are in need of quiet and solitude, that is fine too. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is grand. There are views all around of other moutains and pastures. Farmhouses dot the sides of the hills and in the warmer weather, the pastures are filled with cows, goats and sheep. There is lots of haying going on all through the summer. One neighbor does all of his farming with his horse team. The village of Randolph has a movie theatre, and a music hall (Chandler's). You can look them up on line to see what is playing at the time of your visit. There are a couple of nice restaurants in town, and in other nearby villages. Getting AroundThe Amtrak train stops in Randolph out of Washington D.C. It stops in all the major cities and towns on the way. It ends in St. Albans. The train arrives in Randolph from the south around 7 pm and going south, it leaves the station around 11 am. You can also take a bus or a train to White River VT or to West Lebanon N.H. and catch a train from there to Randolph. Randolph is 3 miles from my home. and if you wanted I could pick you up from the station. Flights into Burlington are frequent and is only 45 minutes away. Rental cars are available at the airport. Other Things to NoteThere's a fireplace insert in the parlor, which is very cozy. It is capable of heating the entire main house so I try to keep it going. I will show you how to do this or I will do it for you, which means periodically, it will need to be fed more wood. In my world, there is nothing more lovely then the steady heat from a wood stove, especially if it is biting cold and snowy outside. If you are in the mood for a fire, the doors can be open to view the flames for a while.