The SpaceNestled in the hollows of Central Vermont is a fully restored, antique, 9 room farmhouse bed & breakfast furnished and accented with local antiques. It sits on 17 pristine acres and is surrounded by 360° spectacular views of The Green Mountains. The house is situated directly between the two biggest ski destinations in Vermont – Killington & Sugarbush / Mad River Valley, about 30 minutes from either mountain and is THE PERFECT SETTING FOR WEDDINGS.
Mountain View VT combines the luxuries of high-end hotel accommodations with the classic simplicity of a small country inn. With a grand total of only 9 rooms, you’ll feel as though the grounds are all yours. In addition to the swimming pool, gazebo and reflection pond, there are picnic tables, benches, an outdoor stone grill, a charcoal grill and wonderful places for meditation, yoga and relaxing throughout the property. The entire property gets excellent WiFi as well. A Complimentary, Farm-To-Table Breakfast is included in the price of your room and tends to exceed our guest’s expectations.
Each of the nine rooms at Mountain View is named after and inspired by a classic literary figure. This room, The Mark Twain, is an understated and relaxing room with private bathroom & shower, wonderful natural light and beautiful details. It features a Queen-Size Bed, An Antique Wooden Desk, Matching Recliner & Ottoman, Original Antique Hardwood Floors, An Antique Wood Clothing Bureau, A Hanging Rack, Wood Rocking Chair, A Small Library & Photos, Books and Memorabilia of the American Novelist Mark Twain. Guest AccessAll 17 acres are yours to explore, not to mention wherever the dirt roads lead...
Guests also have full access to The Pool, The Reflection Pond, The Dining Room and The Living Room with Flat Screen TV, Library & Fire Place.
Coffee, Tea, Ice Tea & Cold Water are always available in the foyer between the kitchen and dining room. Interaction with GuestsThe retreat's GM, Eberly Sharier, has lived in VT for over 15 years and is extremely approachable, good-natured and funny. She has many years of top-notch hospitality experience and is here to make your experience exceed your expectations. Steve Eisner, who manages the writer's retreat, is also around and can help answer any questions or direct you to the best restaurants and places worth seeing in the area. The NeighborhoodRochester is a surprisingly beautiful little town you would never guess is only a 10-minute drive from the retreat. It has a well-stocked Grocery Store (with great selection of wine, beer and liquors), A Superb Cafe / Bakery / Bookshop, A Farmer's Market, A Bike Rental Shop, A Country Restaurant an Art Gallery and Many Seasonal Events. Beyond Rochester, Vermont has a lot to offer and our staff will be happy to help direct you and make suggestions for many local activities, restaurants and destinations. Getting AroundA member of our staff will can always pick you up and drop off you off the the airport, train station or bus station. Due to the nature of Vermont being a very spread-out state, renting a car is strongly recommended if you wish to explore outside of the retreat. Other Things to NoteThe retreat is sometimes shared with a writer’s workshop called "When Words Count". So, sometimes you'll be sharing the grounds with some aspiring writers during your stay. This workshop includes a 3-course dinner for their writers. If that’s something you’re interested in, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance and we’d be happy to include you for dinner. Dinner is $30, which includes state tax.
AT&T works very well here for cell reception, Verizon does not.