2 nts minimum--do not enter children under 8 years old in your TOTAL of GUESTS--but do let us know in your communications to us the number of adults and the total number of children).
Private 2-story Guest House has rustic & elegant Old World charm (sleeps 3 couples very comfortably) in Vermont's NEK. Beautiful, charming, peaceful. A healing & fun place to let go, unwind, de-stress and relax. The LARGE picture window in the Upstairs Great Room looks out over our West pasture onto changing mountain views, and you can watch the antics of our animals -- you may even catch sight of a moose or deer. In Fall the foliage starts really changing by early October, and then by mid-late October the Yellows come to the forefront -- beautiful! On clear nights the stars are wonderful -- check for when the meteor shower periods are. Gather friends/family/mates around the movable fire pit and take in the Milky Way/stars. Near-private area just around the corner is great for hiking, exploring, swimming, fishing, or just soaking up nature and the peacefulness. I will always take you on the trails and show you which areas you can swim/fish, etc. from. Lots of other nearby ponds & lakes. On cool evenings you can curl up by the pellet stove, catch a Netflix movie, surf on your mobile device (WiFi) or fall asleep on the comfy inner-spring mattress futon couch-bed there. Cook up a storm in the downstairs Great Room kitchen (LOTS of spices, & herbs/produce from the Organic Guest House Garden, (July into late October) or on the outside Grill, or go out to one of the many yummy eating places in the area. In Winter the VAST Trail is just up the road, and Burke Mtn.'s great skiing is about 18-22 minutes away (Nordic & Alpine skiing). During Summer Burke has events (including 4th of July Fireworks, Barbecue, events, more). Kingdom Trails is there also, and features World Class Mtn. biking events. Wonderful eateries in the area. Craftbury's events include open air concerts in summer, a great Farmer's Market (live music, crafts, cheeses, farm produce, flowers, baked goods & foods), and The Open Center also has well groomed trails for hiking & more. Greensboro's #1 Rated Brewer in the US, Hill Farmstead Brewery, is on the way, too. Many great ponds/lakes nearby and in the area--several have boating.
Free WiFi, Dish HDTVs (downstairs TV has a Blu-ray DVD [Netflix, etc.]), some games, cards, jigsaw puzzles, books, stuffed toys for kids, crayons/colored pencils, Audubon Nature Guides. And the best part is just being here in Vermont's beautiful heartland. Linens are of course included. Both bathrooms (energy efficient toilets) are upstairs. Shared washer & dryer in the farm house -- give us your laundry or wet items (no charge). During growing season there's an organic vegetable garden just a few steps from the Guest House to pick fresh herbs & yummies from, and there's a small wood deck, deck chairs, picnic table, portable fire pit, and propane grill. 1/4 mile away is a near-private area with 2+ ponds and a floating dock -- wonderful water for swimming. On the way up to the second pond is a Scenic Outlook with great views (rugged climb), loons often summer in the 2nd pond (some beavers can be spotted in Fall). The hiking/exploring through primeval forest land is like a mini-White Mountains hike. Under 2 miles away is the Bread & Puppet Theater with museum, performances & music till late September. Burke is approx. 1/2 hr+ away and features many great eating places. Newport /Canada's border is about 35 minutes away (beautiful Lake Memphremagog is in both Canada and U.S., as is the Opera House) -- Stanstead, Sherbrooke & Magog (old-world) are really nice places to explore across the border. St. Johnsbury offers charm and variety -- museums, eateries, the Catamount Arts Center, Dog Mtn/Dog Chapel, & more. 20 minutes away in Greensboro is the #1 Rated Hill Farmstead Brewery. For great pizza, local brews, & food go to either Parker Pie in W. Glover, or Positive Pie in Hardwick. Check out our map on our website with links to many area resources. Smoking only outside. We LOVE it when people really enjoy themselves here--that's the best compliment you can give us.
A one-night rental is available at the rate of $200 for the night. 4th of July Weekend, LABOR DAY WEEKEND, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and Xmas-New Year's period are 3 NIGHT MINIMUMs. CALL FOR PRICE QUOTES (good for up to 3 days). All payments are non-refundable, so we strongly recommend travelers insurance, esp. if your (or your guests') plans or circumstances are iffy. Most rates above are for up to 4 adults (children under 8 [limit 2 free] are free--infants are always free), additional people are $25/nt/person. Cleanup before departure is expected. Please go to our website for further details and cancellation policies. No refunds for: weather problems, early departures, trail conditions, no-show of any of your guests.
There are many lakes & ponds in the area, as well as hiking, fishing, and world-class mountain biking events (Kingdom Trails) nearby. Burke Mountain Ski Resort & Craftsbury have many special events/activities (skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, sledding, fireworks, more) & great eateries/Farmer's Markets/outdoor summer concerts, etc. Hill Farmstead Brewery is wildly popular near Greensboro. In St. Johnsbury you can go to Dog Mountain (plus the Chapel and Gallery) with over 150 acres for sightseeing, hiking, & to take your dogs to go swimming, dog events & more. In St. J. are also the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, and the Catamount Arts Center (Films, concerts, much more).
The Guest House is situated on a 10+-acre farm with a fenced-in organic vegetable garden for our guests during the warm months. This healing place is a wonderful place to slow down, unwind, de-stress, have fun and spend time indoors, or out in nature. The House looks out over the West Pasture and vegetable gardens (the farm areas [separate from the Guest House Organic Vegetable Garden] & pastures are private property -- no access permitted). The LARGE Picture Window in the upstairs Great Room faces West, where you have beautiful mountain views and can watch the antics of our animals. In early Spring you can hop over to NH to watch -- or participate in -- Tuckerman's Ravine spring 'skiing' spectacle -- with many in their T-shirts.
In mid-Spring you can hear the woodland creek, bull frogs, and the beautiful tinkling music of the spring peepers. The butterflies & hummingbird moths come to the lilacs, then hummingbirds & many varieties of birds show up at the feeders. Around June 10th the large Luna Moths (& other Saturnid moths) come out at night (11 pm on) for about a month, followed by fireflies in July. Be sure to check dates of meteor showers -- we have beautiful sky views on clear nights for star gazing.
Around the corner is a wonderful near-private natural preserve with 2+ ponds (2nd one often has Loons in summer and occ. beaver), a scenic outlook (rugged climb to get to), swimming, hiking, exploring, and fishing. About a mile away is the world-famous Bread & Puppet Theater with indoor & outdoor performances and music concerts in the summer. Burke Mtn. has lots of summertime events (Fireworks, events & barbecue on the 4th of July), Circus Smirkus has performances in E. Burke & Hardwick, Kingdom Trails has world-class biking events and a gazillion miles of groomed trails. Craftsbury has concerts on the Common, and a Farmer's Market. St. Johnsbury, Newport and the Canadian border are about a half-hour away. There is a wide-variety of dining choices, Farmer's Markets and activities to choose from. Be sure to visit Dog Mountain/the Dog Chapel/the Stephen Huneck Gallery in St. Johnsbury if you love dogs -- nice hiking trails, scenic lookout, woodland walks, a great Gallery, and dog-themed events.
The Canadian border is a little over a half-hour north. Be sure to visit Newport, Lake Memphremagog, and continue across the border to the old-world Canadian village of Magog (or go a little further to Sherbrooke & Quebec City) -- all are great places to visit. If you go to Montreal, be sure to go to the Dieu du Ciel Pub & Brewery--Rated #1 in Canada. Absinthe in one brew, and one is made with Artemisia.