The SpaceEnjoy a restful stay in a welcoming room in a restored 1850 Vermont Cape, an art filled house with lots of character and original details. We live on quiet, rural road, about 5 minutes from I-89 (close enough for convenience, far enough to feel "out in the country"). No traffic, no stop lights, lots of cows and sugar maples! A genuine Vermont general store, the heart of the community and also the grocery stop, post office, car wash, and more, is just a 5 minute drive.
We are happy to offer free Parking, Wi-Fi, and ski/bike storage. Breakfast is self serve and includes coffee, tea, juice, local granola, oatmeal, toast, yogurt, and fresh fruit to get you going in the morning.
The guest's private, clean, 2nd floor room accommodates up to two people in a queen-sized bed. The writing desk is perfect for setting up a computer. Your private bath is on the first floor (old VT farmhouses!) Paintings by host & local artists adorn the walls. Fresh flowers from the market are often on the table. There is a welcoming eat-in kitchen to gather around for conversations and a comfortable living room to relax. Outside you can enjoy a large garden, raspberry patch, and sun/shade mixed yard with many perennial flower beds and huge sugar maples and evergreens to lounge beneath.
We are a short drive to Burlington where you can ride the Bike Path, kayak, take a sail boat tour or cruise Lake Champlain, stroll the farmer’s market, attend a UVM Hockey game, shop until you drop, and party all night.
We look forward to meeting you. We will feel most comfortable booking with folks who have developed profiles. Also, returning guests will be offered 10% off all future bookings.
Kristen & Dave Guest AccessGuests have access to a shared washer and dryer, respectful use of the kitchen, living room, and dining area. A copier/printer is also available for personal use. Interaction with GuestsWe interact with our guests in varying ways depending on the purpose of their stay. We often bring guests into our home and host a meal together - especially if they clearly say that they are looking to connect with a local or re-locate to Vermont. Other times we give our guests complete privacy and simply check in periodically to see if they need anything.
Kristen is a mixed media artist and teacher who works out of her home studio, and is also very active in the local arts community (and thus might also be out a bit). She is knowledgeable about what is going on in the area and is happy to make recommendations for activities. You can also schedule private art instruction with Kristen during your stay.
Dave works long days, and is happy to be about his business (like most Vermonters), but is also happy to chat with guests who wish to socialize. Get him going on motorcycles or fast cars and you could be there awhile. :)
We essentially treat guests like old friends. You are welcome in our home and can make tea or use the stove to make your own food, put stuff in the fridge, ask us any questions, or tell us you are ready to go to bed! The NeighborhoodGeorgia is one of the oldest chartered towns in Vermont. It's a quiet, safe bedroom community to St. Albans, Milton, and Burlington consisting of farms, neighborhoods,and pasture land. Lake Champlain is a few minutes drive, and for avid cyclists and motorcyclists, the Lake Champlain byway runs through Georgia. Boating and water sports are a short drive, as is wonderful (and challenging if you want it!) kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, sledding, and more.
We are across from a small, lovely farm where we get our eggs and meat, as well as seasonal vegetables. Getting AroundCars are the fastest way to get around, but bring your motorcycles, bicycles, and hiking boots too! Sorry, there is no public transportation in Georgia, however, there is local bus service from Milton (a 10 minute drive). Other Things to NoteWe have one cat, Lily, who is friendly, but not overly so. She doesn't have access to the guest room unless you leave your door open, then she is likely to visit to catch some afternoon rays.
We love animals and we are excited to meet yours! But we have to set down a few extra terms if we're going to host your little one. We can only accept animals under 20 lbs. We charge an extra $10/day. To protect our pet and yours we'll need the following before you arrive:
1. proof of the animal's vaccinations (a copy of the vet record showing vaccines would be fine)
2. flea preventative plan.
3. Verbal agreement that the pet is okay with staying in your room overnight and will not be left at the house when you are out and about during the day.
4. We also ask that you agree to clean up after your pet. We can provide bags.
Sorry if it seems like a lot but it's what we need to keep our pets safe and expectations clear.
Airport pick up is available if scheduled in advance. One way $20.
The Surrounding area:
Here's a teaser of what VT has to offer. See our Guidebook for more info.
Burlington's Church Street Marketplace is a National Register Historic District and has been named one of the Great Public Spaces in America for its historic buildings, thriving retail trade, carefully maintained streets and walkways, and strong community support.
Smuggler's Notch has been rated the #1 family ski resort in America for many years running. It also features some of the most challenging skiing in the northeast, one of the only triple black diamond trails. Smuggs is also a state park and has spectacular hikes and views of the tallest mountain (Mt. Mansfield) in Vermont.
Local areas of interest/distance and links:
Burlington (UVM, Flynn Theater, St. Michael's College, Champlain College, Church Street Marketplace): 25-30 minutes
Saint Albans & Milton (groceries, small town shopping): 10 minutes
Montréal: 75 minutes (passport required!)
Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort: 35 minutes