Jamaica, VT, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Jamaica

Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceA private bedroom includes a single over double bunk bed. The separate bathroom has a hot shower and great water pressure. The living room is equipped with a futon that can fold out to a full bed. The cottage has its own dedicated high speed Wi-Fi connection so it is possible to watch a movie on your tablet. Or you can get unplugged as the cabin is packed full of your favorite childhood board and card games as well as a nice collection of books. Enjoy the tiny house amenities including a Keurig coffee maker complete with complimentary K cups. A refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and hotplates make preparing meals easy. The cabin is well insulated with gas heat and thermostat controlled air conditioning. Built by Jamaica Cottage Shop, a tiny home builder, this cozy and whimsical cabin is located on a quiet property in Jamaica, Vermont. The charming abode has all the basics you need for a comfortable visit to the Green Mountains. The quaint porch, with fantasy fairy lights, overlooks a magical garden of lilacs which bloom in June. Grill your dinner on the outdoor grill and then stroll around the yard and enjoy the secret garden, the chicken palace, or one of the park benches. It seems there is a surprise around every corner. Spend a day skiing on the slopes at one of the nearby ski resorts: Stratton, Bromley, Magic Mountain or Mount Snow and Okemo. Hike or bicycle to one of the popular swimming holes both Hamilton and Pikes Falls are very close. The two state parks Townshend and Jamaica have numerous overlook trails and the West River offers kayaking, rafting and tubing. Gourmet dining and designer outlets are a close drive in Manchester, Vermont. The Apple Blossom Cottage is the perfect retreat. Serene and simple, this comfortable space will sleep five. Enjoy the spring scents of lilacs & apple blossoms from the front porch knowing that your stay will be making a very small footprint on the ecosystem. Please note: For reservations booked in Vermont State on or after October first two thousand and sixteen, guests will see a charge for the occupancy tax. The tax will be listed separately and added to the total amount paid by guests on applicable stays. Dogs are welcome; an additional cleaning fee of $5 per day is required. Please note that the neighbor's dogs, who are friendly towards people and other dogs, are often over in our yard. Higher rates may apply to holiday weekends. Guest AccessGuests have access to ample parking and will be provided a keyless entry code. No four wheel drive is needed as the land is flat and level and located right off a paved main road. Interaction with GuestsWe live on the property and give guests their privacy but are available for questions. Getting AroundA car or bicycle is required to get around in rural Vermont. Other Things to NoteTake a video tour. Go to YouTube and search for: "Tiny House Tour 12x26 Jamaica Cottage Shop " Check out some recent online feature articles by visiting Pinterest and searching "Casa di Mangano". Also, 'Like' us on social media- search "Apple Blossom Cottage" Linens are included. Prices change seasonally.
Home/Apartment
4br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceOur lovingly maintained 1850's riverfront farmhouse with a large attached barn is just 10 minutes from Vermont's best skiing resorts - Stratton, Magic, and Bromley Mountains. Sit and relax on the deck overlooking the Pikes Falls River running through the private backyard. Gather with friends around the fire pit in the back yard or the crackling wood stove inside the cozy barn. Prepare a feast with fresh food purchased from the local farmer's market or general store in the fully equipped kitchen. Dine around the large farm table, and talk and laugh till the wee hours of the night. Enjoy life's simple pleasures in a home with such wonderful history. On a quiet street just off Main, you will enjoy privacy and quiet time while being mere footsteps away from a general store that seems to carry everything you could ever need including a wide collection of wines. There is also a hot yoga studio, a glassblowing shop, an art gallery, a library, a historical museum, fine inns and restaurants, and a lively farmer's market on Sundays (seasonal until October). The Jamaica State Park, also within walking distance from the house, has beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls. Manchester, known for its shopping outlets (Coach, Burberry, Armani, Gap, J. Crew, etc.) and wonderful restaurants is just a 20-minute drive. The Townshend Dam waterways are perfect for canoeing/kayaking and has white, sandy beaches for swimming and picnicking. The Townshend Auction House is an amazing place to find antiques and fine art for pennies on the dollar. There are many area antique shops in which to browse. Brattleboro and Bennington are fun towns for day trips. Come experience the natural beauty of Vermont and surround yourself with meandering rivers and a backdrop of breathtaking mountains. Our home is children and pet-friendly and sleeps 8 people. One queen and one double bed downstairs, and four twin beds upstairs. The house is outfitted with all the comforts of home, a wood stove, a little library of DVDs and books, wifi, and a washer and dryer. Freshly washed linens are provided. Guest AccessOur guests and their pets will have complete access to the entire house, including the attached barn, as well as the entire acre of property. Please remember to clean up after your furry friends! Interaction with GuestsI always reach out to our guests shortly after the reservation is booked. I am always a cell phone call or a text away, too, in case there is any question or concern. The NeighborhoodJamaica is perhaps the sweetest little Vermont village that you could imagine! It has all the character and charm you could ask for. Surrounded by a bowl of mountains, it is populated by humble, hard-working, and creative people. You can walk to every little shop, and the State Park is just footsteps away. You'd be hard-pressed to go for a walk and not meet up with someone else on foot willing to say hello and strike up a conversation with you! That's just how it is in Jamaica. Getting AroundThere is no public transit, but you can walk or bicycle to any place within the village. Other Things to NoteVermont country living can sometimes bring unexpected surprises. Although very old homes have tons of charm, they must not be compared to 4-star hotels. We price our Jamaica properties with this in mind. Thank you! We hope you enjoy your stay!
Home/Apartment
5br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceAll season mountain lodge with spectacular river views and close to Stratton. The house has four master suites all with their own baths, plus a magnificent great room, den, loft, large kitchen with island, and dining room that seats 12. The lodge was built in 2012 by the Wadsworth Company, and designed with noted Montana builder Highline Partners, to inspire guests with one of a kind mountain and river views, relaxation, outdoor activity, and intimate time with family and friends. There are 4 areas for gathering: the great room with grand lodge fireplace, the den with fireplace and HDTV, the loft with reading area and 6 person card table, and the kitchen with large island and wet bar. The bedrooms are as follows: Log Cabin Room (1 king bed) First floor bedroom designed as an elegant and cozy log cabin with a two person soaking tub and view of scenic on West River. En suite bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub, and rain shower. There is plenty of room to add one of the lodge's fold out beds. River Room (1 king bed) Second floor bedroom designed as the master suite with a spectacular view of the West River and Ball Mountain. En suite bathroom with two person soaking tub overlooking river, twin sinks, and double rain shower. Mountain Room (1 Queen, 1 XL twin) Second floor bedroom designed as a mountain cabin with a rustic bunk bed with queen on the bottom and XL twin on top. En suite bathroom with double sinks, and large rain shower. There is plenty of room to add one or two of the lodge's fold out beds. Trout Room (1 Queen) Second floor bedroom designed after a fly-fishing lodge with vintage fly-fishing gear and river front view. En suite bathroom with large rain shower. There is plenty of room to add one of the lodge's fold out beds. Additional Beds (1 queen + 2 single beds) The house also includes two foldable single beds and one queen blow up mattress. The single beds are perfect to add to the Mountain Room to make it a 5 person bunk room, or to add a bed to any of the other bedrooms. Put the queen mattress in the den to make it a fifth bedroom, with its own bathroom on the first floor. The house is an all season retreat with Stratton’s award winning skiing and golf course 7 miles away. Mt. Snow is 15 miles away and Bromley is 17 miles. The island has miles of trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter, and hiking and mountain biking during the fall and summer. You are steps from fishing for salmon and trout, and swimming during the summer. Enjoy the barbeque and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Jamaica State Park is 1 mile away with extensive hiking, biking, snowshoe, and cross country skiing trails. The house is located on a 100 acre private island on the West River, which only has two other homes, and is accessed by a scenic covered bridge. When you are at Dreamcatcher Lodge you are transported to a rustic mountain retreat that embodies the grand mountain homes of Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming, yet is only 3.5 hours from New York, and 2.5 hours from Boston. Each room has been uniquely designed with a theme that has been achieved by western architect and interior designer. The great room is framed with massive windows overlooking the river and a grand lodge fireplace, family sitting area, and chess table. The construction of the house embraces reclaimed material, using beams from old barns, antique white oak flooring, Douglas fir siding from old factories, and railings that came out of a 1800’s Victorian hotel. The house is 1 mile from the town of Jamaica. Jamaica is a charming Vermont town with two excellent restaurants (Astas and Three Mountain Inn), three bed and breakfasts (Jamaica House, Astas, and Three Mountain Inn), craft and antique shops, coffee shop (Jamaica Coffee House), and market (D&K Market) with fresh baked goods and everything you need. Children are welcome. Keep in mind that the lodge is appointed with fine furniture and art, so supervision is suggested. Also keep in mind that the lodge is located on a river, so children should not play by the river unsupervised. Spa and massage services are available by appointment. Guests may check in after 4:00 p.m. Check-out is at 12:00 p.m. daily Pets are considered upon request. $250 one time pet non-refundable cleaning fee Rates do not include 9% VT rental tax and a one time cleaning fee of $250 Reservations require 30 day cancellation Security deposit is $2,000. The NeighborhoodThe house is 1 mile from the town of Jamaica. Jamaica is a charming Vermont town with two excellent restaurants (Astas and Three Mountain Inn), three bed and breakfasts (Jamaica House, Astas, and Three Mountain Inn), craft and antique shops, coffee shop (Jamaica Coffee House), and market (D&K Market) with fresh baked goods and everything you need.
Shared Room
1br Shared Room
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The SpaceThis listing is for a campsite in a rural Vermont hamlet. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 acres of land, in the backyard or in the back forty. Bring your own tent and blankets or see our write up called Camping and tent rental at Evernest for other options. When I was younger and more carefree, I traveled around Europe with nothing much more than a backpack on my back and a Eurorail pass. Backyard campgrounds were plentiful there, and cheap. I have always found it to be disappointing that the US is not as amenable to backpack travelers. Camping is often expensive, crowded, loud, and uncomfortable. Sometimes campsite are located near to RV''s with noisy generators. As a tribute to the old days and European ways, we would like to offer inexpensive, no thrills camping on our property for the backpacker on a budget. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 wooded acres of land. We'll give you directions to trails and sights, and you take care of the rest. You can also camp on the lawn behind the house if you want something easy and near to the bathroom. Of course there is always the great outdoors for that sort of thing as well.... If you do want a bathroom, the only bathroom that comes with this camping rate is the bathroom in the barn. It includes a toilet and a cold water tap. (If the barn is being rented out you may use the downstairs bathroom of the house.) We are currently working on an outdoor solar shower, but unless that is finished, it is a shower-free camp zone. Camping rates do not include use of kitchen so for meals you are on your own with that. We do recommend keeping food items in the house or barn and not the tent - as not to attract bears into your outside bedroom. Our property is at the end of a dead-end dirt road with many acres of undeveloped land surrounding it. It is very hilly with streams, boulders, and trails. The house is situated in a hamlet of four farm-y houses. It is fairly private and laid back, You are not likely to encounter any one else if you wander away from the houses and into the woods. What you will likely experience is a variety of soothing woods sounds which range from the hooting of owls to the chirping of frogs and the occasional distant howling of coyotes in the distance. The coyotes, by the way, are actually small animals, on average about 30 lbs and are not going to come near you.) There are bears around but seeing one is about as rare as seeing a moose. They are most likely to be seen in the fall when the apple trees and blueberry bushes are full of fruit. Lemony (our dog) will likely inform us all if one should wander nearby. They are unlikely to want to go near humans as they are black bears, the less aggressive cousins of the grizzleys. My family lives in the house and includes me, my husband, our young child, our dog Lemony, and our cat Zagglepuss. We have a variety of free-range chickens running around (none of which will hurt you either!) Please no campfires Guest AccessYou will have access to the barn bathroom (or downstairs bathroom in house if barn is rented.) You will also have access to our warm outdoor shower that is attached to the red barn, inside the garden. Feel free to camp on or roam about our nearly 50 acres of land to the north and east of the house. Many people just camp on the lawn areas around the house. The campsite closest to the house, in the garden has the potential for house noises to be heard, but is a great spot amid the flowers. Please no campfires. No kitchen access but you can use our charcoal grill if you provide the charcoal. Interaction with GuestsSometimes we spend lots of time meeting and greeting guests, but other times very little. After you arrive, we kind of just go on with our lives and guests are welcome to come and set the tent up where they please. If we are not home, just be sure to use the correct property - the one with the cedar house and red, barn/chicken coop out back. The NeighborhoodWe live at the end of a dirt road in a little hamlet of country houses. Beyond us are woods for hundreds of unbroken acres. TRAILS: Our trails start at the far northeast corner behind the house and spread outwards. You can also keep walking along Mowrey road down the long steep hill. This is actually a town trail. There are several trails that go all the way to Jamaica. Ask us for directions. DOWNTOWN JAMAICA: It is small and quaint but our downtown has a few nice attractions including a general store with everything you probably need. There is also an art gallery, a glass blowing shop, and a great hot yoga studio called Change Yoga. ATTRACTIONS: In the summer you may want to go swimming or hiking. Hurricane Irene changed the swimming holes around a bit, and took some away indefinitely but some good ones still remain. Our favorite is the Stratton Snowmaking pond in Winhall off of Kendall Farm road. This one is about 80 feet deep, crystal clear, and easily accessible. It is likely to be filled with people but don’t worry, the pond is about ½ mile in circumference and there is plenty of space despite the cars. There are plenty of others including the waterfalls of Hamilton Falls, Pikes Falls, and the way off the track Angel Falls along the West River Trail. There are more places to hike around here than we can shake a stick at, but the easiest and one of the prettiest is located right in Jamaica State park where you can walk along an old train bed along the West River. There is a small per person charge for entering the park (or you can enter from the direction of the Ball Mountain Dam for free). We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. Getting AroundNo public transit, but mountain bike trails galore. Bring a car for long distances and a bike for fun. Other Things to NoteWe have free ranging chickens and NO dogs are welcome. Sorry though because we LOVE dogs and have one ourselves. Also PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE drive slowly on our road, especially past the houses.
Bedroom
Excellent
11 reviews
Bedroom
    The SpaceThe sun shines into this brightly colored room early in the morning, which is why we call it the Morning Room. This room has one single bed, a bookshelf of children's stories, and a cozy upstairs location. It is good for a child or a single person. Wanderlusters might enjoy this space. This country Vermont home is located at the dead end of a dirt road. Surrounded by field, forest, the house is situated in a little hamlet of rustic farm-y houses. We have a big house that has held up to 25 guests in the nooks and crannies in the past. Just across the hall is a roomy shower clad with tumbled marble tiles. Downstairs is a deep claw foot tub. It is an old tub that has had several past lives, including a stint as a watering basin in a cow field! We kind of like Its old demeanor and its contrast to our new marble floors gives a great shabby-chic impression, so we forgive the basin for its water stains. Almost every guest has taken advantage of this deep tub so I think it is a winner! We'll try to keep a good supply of bath salts or bubble bath nearby for steamy soaks. We live in the house with our cat, dog, and young child so be prepared for the family atmosphere. Outside is filled with flower gardens, gardens, and more gardens. We have a little glass breakfast table that sits amongst the flowers. Don't mind the chickens, they will peck around but they are harmless. We have an impressive supply of berry bushes (raspberries and blueberries) and will likely share some fruits if you come during the productive season. There are miles and miles of trails for walking, biking, and riding whatever it is that you ride. We ourselves own about 50 acres and there are many more acres of unbuilt land that surround it. We are in close driving distance to Stratton and Mount Snow as well. Wanderlust people and other yogi types are especially welcome. Vermont is a place of distinct seasonal interests. Come in the spring and you can visit our sugarbush and if my neighbor is boiling you are likely to get a taste of real Vermont maple syrup fresh from the evaporator (if you ask). He also sells it any time of year. Summertime is a time of swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, and eventing (horse and other). We have many trails on the property and there are swimming holes nearby, not to mention several very nice state parks and miles and miles of mountains if you are the Long Trail sort. Autumn is for leaf peeping, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and cozy campfire parties. Winter, of course is time for skiing. Here at Evernest we are avid skiiers and can direct you in the finest places to cross-country, downhill, and even sled or snow shoe. We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. There are some repeating events worth noting. Every first Friday night of the month there is an open studio art walk down in Brattleboro (40 min) with live street music and art everywhere. Sometimes they even close down the road. The neighboring town of Bellows Falls (50 min) also has these art walks on the third Fridays of the month. Stratton mountain often has free music on Saturday nights in the summer (25 min). This is a place that is famous for its outdoor activity (skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking), but if you are here when it is both rainy and cold, there are still a few things to see. You might want to go to Grafton and visit their cheese factory and galleries. Check out the downtown Jamaica and find a nice art gallery, gift shop, glass shop, historical society, library (and cheap book sale), and coffee shop. Take the gondola up AND down at Stratton. Go to see historic and quaint Wilmington (even after the flood.) Go to Manchester and shop in the outlets, go to the Northshire (a really great bookstore), or visit the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Go to Brattleboro and visit the art galleries, whether or not it is an art walk night. Do a GEOCACHE (there are quite a few in the area). Check out the local newspaper for indoor events. Find a pumpkin patch and carve a pumpkin. Find a yoga class. Pay for a day pass at the Stratton Sports center, get a massage, play tennis, work out, soak in the hot tub, or go swimming. Get a facial in Manchester or up at Stratton. Go to a movie in Brattleboro's historic Latchis theater. Go to the Montshire science museum in Norwich, VT (1.5 hrs north). Go see a play at the Weston Playhouse. Check out the local cheap antique store (Twitchell House in Townshend) to see a whole (seriously) creaky and barn house filled with dusty steals from auctions, etc. Go to the West Townshend market when they are firing the outdoor community pizza oven. Go early to the thrift shop, called The Thrifty Attic in Londonderry on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Or you can just snuggle up at the house by the woodstove with a warm mug of tea and a book, or maybe even a game of chess. If you have young children, we can recommend several play groups and indoor play places that are fun and funky. One is in Brattleboro and is called the Play Playce. The other is in Chester and is a Montesori inspired, sunny, wonderful, teacher led place called the Song Yard. As for nightlife, it is what you make of it. Our place is a nice place to settle down with a beer and some friends. In the winter time we have a cozy woodstove in the living room to liven up the atmosphere. If you really must go out, we recommend the Red Fox in Winhall which has live bands and plenty of live locals as well. The Fat Spy, also in Bondville, has been known to have occasional live music. A place called the Perfect Wife in Manchester also has frequent bands. Breakfast: We don't include breakfast in the price of your lodging. This is to keep the price down. Most people want to go out to eat. We will provide tea and coffee and sometimes offer snacks if they are available. If you would like us to include breakfast options, please tell us ahead of time and we will provide it. We will make a "special offer" that includes the cost of the breakfast. For $3 per person per day, we will provide a cold selection that may include cold cereal, milk, fruit, yogurt, juice, and toasts. For $6 per person per day, we will make you a warm cheese omelet with toast, french toast, or hot oatmeal with fruit and also choices from the cold selection. Apologies, we do not have meat. If you want to go out for breakfast, we recommend the following places. The Fox Stop is a new restaurant in Winhall (right near the base of Stratton Access Road) that has outdoor seating on the brook in the summer. The Jamaica Coffee Shop serves some sort of breakfast. The Dam Diner is a very popular, full-on diner in Townshend which will be sure to fill you up. Ask about the restaurant in Wardsboro. It is currently undergoing an owner change, but when it reopens is probably the closest full-service breakfast place. NOTE: In terms of pricing, we include a $25 one time cleaning fee. This pays for (some of) the time it takes to prepare and clean the room for the guests. This is separate from the nightly fee and is only charged once no matter the amount of people or length of stay. Some people have been confused by this, so I want to try and explain it here. If you look at the pricing details, it should lay it all out clearly, I think, Also note: We rent Vaughn's room and the Reading Room separately. This means that there may be two sets of guests at any given time. This has rarely happened, but please inquire if this makes you feel uncomfortable in any way. We try not to have anyone here that makes US feel uncomfortable, and so far have succeeded!
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    The SpaceA taste of Switzerland in Vermont! Quiet, restful and scenic. Guest AccessGardens, yard, terrace and brookside firepit, living and dinning areas open to guest during stay Interaction with GuestsWe live here with our family. We welcome you and offer suggestions when asked . On premiss 24 hours for assistance. During mild weather we would invite you for bocci on the lawn and lemonade in the garden. The NeighborhoodSmall village in a rural area Getting AroundNo public transportation. Short walk to best hiking in Vermont. Swimming and skiing, seasonaly Other Things to NoteFree off street parking/ Covered parking in garage with prier consent.
    Home/Apartment
    4br Home/Apartment
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    • Pets Allowed
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    The Space1800's farmhouse with large fenced in yard. 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large screened in porch, open dining room/kitchen area. Cozy living room fireplace with cable TV. Antique and midcentury modern furniture. Walking distance to hiking trails, swimming, X country skiing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and horse back riding. House has indoor ping pong, outside lawn croquet. The fabulous, well stocked general store, (even has a wide selection of wine) with fresh meat and produce, coffee shop, restaurants, art gallery are all within a stone's throw of our house. During the summer months there is a farmer's market in each surrounding village, including Jamaica almost every weekday. We are a 10 minute drive from the base of Stratton Mountain where there is skiing in the winter and golf in the summer months. Outlet shopping is located in Manchester, a 20 minute car ride away. Well behaved dogs welcome! The space comfortably accommodates 8 people. Guest AccessIn addition to river swimming, access to the State Park and trails, Stratton Mountain is 10 minutes away with golf, gym, swimming pools, tennis and outlet shopping. Horseback riding is nearby. Interaction with GuestsIf there is a problem, or there are questions about sightseeing, Karen at the general store, D & K's , is our caretaker. She responds to any problems you might have, and can guide you to great shopping, restaurants, antiquing, etc. Of course I am available by cell phone if necessary. The NeighborhoodWe love the feeling of community as well as our sense of privacy... We can walk across the bridge to the fabulous market, several great restaurants, an historical museum, an art gallery, and a few shops. Within walking distance is the state park that runs along the West River. Getting Aroundno public transportation...the village is exactly in between Manchester and Brattleboro on route 30.
    Bedroom
    Excellent
    10 reviews
    Bedroom
      The SpaceThis listing is for a campsite in a rural Vermont hamlet. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 acres of land, in the backyard or in the back forty. Bring your own tent and blankets or see our write up called Camping and tent rental at Evernest for other options. When I was younger and more carefree, I traveled around Europe with nothing much more than a backpack on my back and a Eurorail pass. Backyard campgrounds were plentiful there, and cheap. I have always found it to be disappointing that the US is not as amenable to backpack travelers. Camping is often expensive, crowded, loud, and uncomfortable. Sometimes campsite are located near to RV''s with noisy generators. As a tribute to the old days and European ways, we would like to offer inexpensive, no thrills camping on our property for the backpacker on a budget. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 wooded acres of land. We'll give you directions to trails and sights, and you take care of the rest. You can also camp on the lawn behind the house if you want something easy and near to the bathroom. Of course there is always the great outdoors for that sort of thing as well.... If you do want a bathroom, the only bathroom that comes with this camping rate is the bathroom in the barn. It includes a toilet and a cold water tap. (If the barn is being rented out you may use the downstairs bathroom of the house.) We also have a warm outdoor shower available in the garden in summer months. Camping rates do not include use of kitchen so for meals you are on your own with that. We do recommend keeping food items in the house or barn and not the tent - as not to attract bears into your outside bedroom. Our property is at the end of a dead-end dirt road with many acres of undeveloped land surrounding it. It is very hilly with streams, boulders, and trails. The house is situated in a hamlet of four farm-y houses. It is fairly private and laid back, You are not likely to encounter any one else if you wander away from the houses and into the woods. What you will likely experience is a variety of soothing woods sounds which range from the hooting of owls to the chirping of frogs and the occasional distant howling of coyotes in the distance. The coyotes, by the way, are actually small animals, on average about 30 lbs and are not going to come near you.) There are bears around but seeing one is about as rare as seeing a moose. They are most likely to be seen in the fall when the apple trees and blueberry bushes are full of fruit. Lemony (our dog) will likely inform us all if one should wander nearby. They are unlikely to want to go near humans as they are black bears, the less aggressive cousins of the grizzleys. My family lives in the house and includes me, my husband, our young child, our dog Lemony, and our cat Zagglepuss. We have a variety of free-range chickens running around (none of which will hurt you either!) You provide the tent or rent a tent and blankets. We have another listing that rents both tent and blanket. Please no campfires Guest AccessFeel free to camp on or roam about our nearly 50 acres of land to the north and east of the house. Many people just camp on the lawn areas around the house. The campsite closest to the house, in the garden has the potential for house noises to be heard, but is a great spot amid the flowers. You will have access to the barn bathroom (or downstairs bathroom in house if barn is rented.) You will also have access to our warm outdoor shower that is attached to the red barn, inside the garden. Please no campfires. No kitchen access but you can use our charcoal grill if you provide the charcoal. Interaction with GuestsSometimes we spend lots of time meeting and greeting guests, but other times very little. After you arrive, we kind of just go on with our lives and guests are welcome to come and set the tent up where they please. If we are not home, just be sure to use the correct property - the one with the cedar house and red, barn/chicken coop out back. The NeighborhoodWe live at the end of a dirt road in a little hamlet of country houses. Beyond us are woods for hundreds of unbroken acres. TRAILS: Our trails start at the far northeast corner behind the house and spread outwards. You can also keep walking along Mowrey road down the long steep hill. This is actually a town trail. There are several trails that go all the way to Jamaica. Ask us for directions. DOWNTOWN JAMAICA: It is small and quaint but our downtown has a few nice attractions including a general store with everything you probably need. There is also an art gallery, a glass blowing shop, and a great hot yoga studio called Change Yoga. ATTRACTIONS: In the summer you may want to go swimming or hiking. Hurricane Irene changed the swimming holes around a bit, and took some away indefinitely but some good ones still remain. Our favorite is the Stratton Snowmaking pond in Winhall off of Kendall Farm road. This one is about 80 feet deep, crystal clear, and easily accessible. It is likely to be filled with people but don’t worry, the pond is about ½ mile in circumference and there is plenty of space despite the cars. There are plenty of others including the waterfalls of Hamilton Falls, Pikes Falls, and the way off the track Angel Falls along the West River Trail. There are more places to hike around here than we can shake a stick at, but the easiest and one of the prettiest is located right in Jamaica State park where you can walk along an old train bed along the West River. There is a small per person charge for entering the park (or you can enter from the direction of the Ball Mountain Dam for free). We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. Getting AroundNo public transportation. You need a car or a bike. If you bike, be prepared for lots of steep, long hills. Other Things to NoteThis is for campsite only. We rent a tent for an additional $25 fee. Please see our listing called Campsite and Tent rental at Evernest.
      Bedroom
      Excellent
      10 reviews
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        The SpaceThis listing is for a campsite in a rural Vermont hamlet. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 acres of land, in the backyard or in the back forty. Bring your own tent and blankets or see our write up called Camping and tent rental at Evernest for other options. When I was younger and more carefree, I traveled around Europe with nothing much more than a backpack on my back and a Eurorail pass. Backyard campgrounds were plentiful there, and cheap. I have always found it to be disappointing that the US is not as amenable to backpack travelers. Camping is often expensive, crowded, loud, and uncomfortable. Sometimes campsite are located near to RV''s with noisy generators. As a tribute to the old days and European ways, we would like to offer inexpensive, no thrills camping on our property for the backpacker on a budget. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 wooded acres of land. We'll give you directions to trails and sights, and you take care of the rest. You can also camp on the lawn behind the house if you want something easy and near to the bathroom. Of course there is always the great outdoors for that sort of thing as well.... If you do want a bathroom, the only bathroom that comes with this camping rate is the bathroom in the barn. It includes a toilet and a cold water tap. (If the barn is being rented out you may use the downstairs bathroom of the house.) We also have a warm outdoor shower available in the garden in summer months. Camping rates do not include use of kitchen so for meals you are on your own with that. We do recommend keeping food items in the house or barn and not the tent - as not to attract bears into your outside bedroom. Our property is at the end of a dead-end dirt road with many acres of undeveloped land surrounding it. It is very hilly with streams, boulders, and trails. The house is situated in a hamlet of four farm-y houses. It is fairly private and laid back, You are not likely to encounter any one else if you wander away from the houses and into the woods. What you will likely experience is a variety of soothing woods sounds which range from the hooting of owls to the chirping of frogs and the occasional distant howling of coyotes in the distance. The coyotes, by the way, are actually small animals, on average about 30 lbs and are not going to come near you.) There are bears around but seeing one is about as rare as seeing a moose. They are most likely to be seen in the fall when the apple trees and blueberry bushes are full of fruit. Lemony (our dog) will likely inform us all if one should wander nearby. They are unlikely to want to go near humans as they are black bears, the less aggressive cousins of the grizzleys. My family lives in the house and includes me, my husband, our young child, our dog Lemony, and our cat Zagglepuss. We have a variety of free-range chickens running around (none of which will hurt you either!) You provide the tent or rent a tent and blankets. We have another listing that rents both tent and blanket. Please no campfires Guest AccessNo kitchen access but you can use our charcoal grill if you provide the charcoal. You will have access to the barn bathroom (or downstairs bathroom in house if barn is rented.) You will also have access to our warm outdoor shower that is attached to the red barn, inside the garden. Feel free to camp on or roam about our nearly 50 acres of land to the north and east of the house. Many people just camp on the lawn areas around the house. The campsite closest to the house, in the garden has the potential for house noises to be heard, but is a great spot amid the flowers. Please no campfires. Interaction with GuestsSometimes we spend lots of time meeting and greeting guests, but other times very little. After you arrive, we kind of just go on with our lives and guests are welcome to come and set the tent up where they please. If we are not home, just be sure to use the correct property - the one with the cedar house and red, barn/chicken coop out back. The NeighborhoodTRAILS: Our trails start at the far northeast corner behind the house and spread outwards. You can also keep walking along Mowrey road down the long steep hill. This is actually a town trail. There are several trails that go all the way to Jamaica. Ask us for directions. DOWNTOWN JAMAICA: It is small and quaint but our downtown has a few nice attractions including a general store with everything you probably need. There is also an art gallery, a glass blowing shop, and a great hot yoga studio called Change Yoga. ATTRACTIONS: In the summer you may want to go swimming or hiking. Hurricane Irene changed the swimming holes around a bit, and took some away indefinitely but some good ones still remain. Our favorite is the Stratton Snowmaking pond in Winhall off of Kendall Farm road. This one is about 80 feet deep, crystal clear, and easily accessible. It is likely to be filled with people but don’t worry, the pond is about ½ mile in circumference and there is plenty of space despite the cars. There are plenty of others including the waterfalls of Hamilton Falls, Pikes Falls, and the way off the track Angel Falls along the West River Trail. There are more places to hike around here than we can shake a stick at, but the easiest and one of the prettiest is located right in Jamaica State park where you can walk along an old train bed along the West River. There is a small per person charge for entering the park (or you can enter from the direction of the Ball Mountain Dam for free). We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. Getting AroundNo public transportation. You need a car or a bike. If you bike, be prepared for lots of steep, long hills. Other Things to NoteThis is a campsite only. Tent rentals are an additional $25. See our listing for Camping and Tent rental at Evernest for the complete info.
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        This room resides in a charming old farmhouse. The room has a comfortable queen bed, sitting area, electric fireplace, private bath and closet space. Included is a full hot breakfast and large shared common area with fireplace and television.
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        The SpaceThe Parker House, circa 1832, is one of the oldest homes in the village. Throughout its rich history, it has served as a bank, a library, a post office, and even a barber shop. Just think of all the visiting and town gossip that took place there back in the day! The home remains full of authentic integrity and antique charm with a large eat-in kitchen, living room, three bedrooms down and one large, open upstairs bedroom, a family room, and two full baths. The house sleeps 10 people and has over 3000 sq. ft. of living space! It is located just 10 miles from Stratton and just minutes from other resorts like Magic, Bromley and Mount Snow. Enjoy the gardens and private back yard. Prepare a feast with fresh food purchased from the local farmer's market or local general store in the fully equipped kitchen and dine around the large farm table. Enjoy life's simple pleasures in a home with such wonderful history. The house is outfitted with all the comforts of home, including a pellet and a wood stove, a library of DVDs, wifi, and a washer and dryer. Freshly washed linens are provided. Around the corner from Main St. (Rt 30), you will enjoy privacy and quiet time while being nestled in the village of Jamaica. The village offers a general store that seems to carry everything you could ever need. There is also a hot yoga studio, a glassblowing shop, an art gallery, a library, a historical museum, fine inns and restaurants, and a lively farmer's market on Sundays (seasonal). The Jamaica State Park, also within walking distance from the house, has beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls. Manchester, known for its shopping outlets (Coach, Burberry, Armani, Gap, J. Crew, etc.) and wonderful restaurants is just a 20-minute drive. The Townshend Dam waterways are perfect for canoeing/kayaking and has white, sandy beaches for swimming and picnicking. The Townshend Auction House is an amazing place to find antiques and fine art for pennies on the dollar. There are many area antique shops in which to browse. Brattleboro and Bennington are fun towns for day trips. Come experience the natural beauty of Vermont and surround yourself with meandering rivers and a backdrop of breathtaking mountains. Guest AccessGuests and their pets will have access to the entire house and property. Owners will not be on premises. Please clean up after your furry friends! Interaction with GuestsI always reach out to guests after a reservation has been placed. I will not be available to greet you since we live out of the area. You will let yourself in with guided instructions. I am always an e-mail, a text, or a phone call away. I will not be present at the house during the guest's stay. The NeighborhoodThe village of Jamaica offers a fantastic general store with a HUGE wine and beer selection, homemade fresh food and baked goods, and pretty much everything you could ever need! Also in walking distance is the Workhorse Cafe and sandwich shop, a glassblowing shop and gallery, a small library, a Swiss restaurant, the Elaine Beckwith Art Gallery, the Change hot yoga studio, a post office, two lovely inns. I love the relaxed, let-your-hair-down feel of Jamaica. On Sundays (till October) the farmer's market is filled with fresh food, BBQ, and live music. As a creative spirit, I always leave our second home feeling so inspired, and my heart remains in Vermont even after I go back home. The people there are so friendly and willing to stop and strike up a conversation with you. It is a place you just have to experience! Getting AroundNo public transportation, but you can access the entire village on foot or bicycle. Other Things to NoteVermont country living can sometimes bring unexpected surprises. Although very old homes have tons of charm, they must not be compared to 4-star hotels. We price our Jamaica properties with this in mind. Thank you! We hope you enjoy your stay!
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        Excellent
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        The SpaceThis country Vermont home is located at the dead end of a dirt road. Surrounded by field, forest, the house is situated in a little hamlet of rustic farm-y houses. We have a big house that has held up to 25 guests in the nooks and crannies in the past. You will stay in Vaughn's Room, the recently created bedroom on the ground floor. This bedroom has a queen sized bed with a memory foam liner. Everyone seems to think it is very comfy. There is another listing for the Reading Room if you want additional space. Upstairs is a roomy shower clad with tumbled marble tiles. Downstairs is a deep claw foot tub. It is an old tub that has had several past lives, including a stint as a watering basin in a cow field! We kind of like Its old demeanor and its contrast to our new marble floors gives a great shabby-chic impression, so we forgive the basin for its water stains. Almost every guest has taken advantage of this deep tub so I think it is a winner! We'll try to keep a good supply of bath salts or bubble bath nearby for steamy soaks. We live in the house with our cat, dog, and young child so be prepared for the family atmosphere. The best guests for us are those that can handle our gregarious ways. We live here and will undoubtedly see you from time to time. You are welcome to use the entire house or stay in the privacy of your own room. Whatever you want. Outside is filled with flower gardens, gardens, and more gardens. We have a little glass breakfast table that sits amongst the flowers. Don't mind the chickens, they will peck around but they are harmless. We have an impressive supply of berry bushes (raspberries and blueberries) and will likely share some fruits if you come during the productive season. There are miles and miles of trails for walking, biking, and riding whatever it is that you ride. We ourselves own about 50 acres and there are many more acres of unbuilt land that surround it. We are in close driving distance to Stratton and Mount Snow as well. Wanderlust people and other yogi types are especially welcome. Vermont is a place of distinct seasonal interests. Come in the spring and you can visit our sugarbush and if my neighbor is boiling you are likely to get a taste of real Vermont maple syrup fresh from the evaporator (if you ask). He also sells it any time of year. Summertime is a time of swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, and eventing (horse and other). We have many trails on the property and there are swimming holes nearby, not to mention several very nice state parks and miles and miles of mountains if you are the Long Trail sort. Autumn is for leaf peeping, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and cozy campfire parties. Winter, of course is time for skiing. Here at Evernest we are avid skiiers and can direct you in the finest places to cross-country, downhill, and even sled or snow shoe. We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. There are some repeating events worth noting. Every first Friday night of the month there is an open studio art walk down in Brattleboro (40 min) with live street music and art everywhere. Sometimes they even close down the road. The neighboring town of Bellows Falls (50 min) also has these art walks on the third Fridays of the month. Stratton mountain often has free music on Saturday nights in the summer (25 min). This is a place that is famous for its outdoor activity (skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking), but if you are here when it is both rainy and cold, there are still a few things to see. You might want to go to Grafton and visit their cheese factory and galleries. Check out the downtown Jamaica and find a nice art gallery, gift shop, glass shop, historical society, library (and cheap book sale), and coffee shop (not currently open). Wardsboro also have a sometimes-open breakfast restaurant. Take the gondola up AND down at Stratton. Go to see historic and quaint Wilmington (even after the flood.) Go to Manchester and shop in the outlets, go to the Northshire (a really great bookstore), or visit the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Go to Brattleboro and visit the art galleries, whether or not it is an art walk night. Do a GEOCACHE (there are quite a few in the area). Check out the local newspaper for indoor events. Find a pumpkin patch and carve a pumpkin. Find a yoga class. Pay for a day pass at the Stratton Sports center, get a massage, play tennis, work out, soak in the hot tub, or go swimming. Get a facial in Manchester or up at Stratton. Go to a movie in Brattleboro's historic Latchis theater. Go to the Montshire science museum in Norwich, VT (1.5 hrs north). Go see a play at the Weston Playhouse. Check out the local cheap antique store (Twitchell House in Townshend) to see a whole (seriously) creaky and barn house filled with dusty steals from auctions, etc. Go to the West Townshend market when they are firing the outdoor community pizza oven. Go early to the thrift shop, called The Thrifty Attic in Londonderry on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Or you can just snuggle up at the house by the woodstove with a warm mug of tea and a book, or maybe even a game of chess. If you have young children, we can recommend several play groups and indoor play places that are fun and funky. One is in Brattleboro and is called the Play Playce. The other is in Chester and is a Montesori inspired, sunny, wonderful, teacher led place called the Song Yard. As for nightlife, it is what you make of it. Our place is a nice place to settle down with a beer and some friends. In the winter time we have a cozy woodstove in the living room to liven up the atmosphere. If you really must go out, we recommend the Red Fox in Winhall which has live bands and plenty of live locals as well. The Fat Spy, also in Bondville, has been known to have occasional live music. A place called the Perfect Wife in Manchester also has frequent bands. Breakfast: We don't include breakfast in the price of your lodging. This is to keep the price down. Most people want to go out to eat. We will provide tea and coffee and sometimes offer snacks if they are available. If you would like us to include breakfast options, please tell us ahead of time and we will provide it. We will make a "special offer" that includes the cost of the breakfast. For $3 per person per day, we will provide a cold selection that may include cold cereal, milk, fruit, yogurt, juice, and toasts. For $6 per person per day, we will make you a warm cheese omelet with toast, french toast, pancakes, OR hot oatmeal with fruit and also choices from the cold selection. We do not have meat. PLEASE MAKE THESE ARRANGEMENTS AHEAD OF TIME SO THAT WE CAN BE PREPARED. If you want to go out for breakfast, we recommend the Dam Diner. It is a very popular, full-on diner in Townshend which will be sure to fill you up. Ask about the restaurant in Wardsboro. It is open but mostly on weekends I think. It is the closest breakfast shop to our house (2.5 miles.) NOTE: In terms of pricing, we include a $25 one time cleaning fee. This pays for (some of) the time it takes to prepare and clean the room for the guests. This is separate from the nightly fee and is only charged once no matter the amount of people or length of stay. Some people have been confused by this, so I want to try and explain it here. If you look at the pricing details, it should lay it all out clearly, I think, Also note: We rent Vaughn's room, the Reading Room, and the Secret Room separately. This means that there may be multiple sets of guests at any given time. This has rarely happened, but please inquire if this makes you feel uncomfortable in any way. We try not to have anyone here that makes US feel uncomfortable, and so far have succeeded! Guest AccessGuests may use the whole house. The NeighborhoodThere are miles and miles of trails for walking, biking, and riding whatever it is that you ride. We ourselves own about 50 acres and there are many more acres of unbuilt land that surround it. We are in close driving distance to Stratton and Mount Snow as well. Wanderlust people and other yogi types are especially welcome. Vermont is a place of distinct seasonal interests. Come in the spring and you can visit our sugarbush and if my neighbor is boiling you are likely to get a taste of real Vermont maple syrup fresh from the evaporator (if you ask). He also sells it any time of year. Summertime is a time of swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, and eventing (horse and other). We have many trails on the property and there are swimming holes nearby, not to mention several very nice state parks and miles and miles of mountains if you are the Long Trail sort. Autumn is for leaf peeping, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and cozy campfire parties. Winter, of course is time for skiing. Here at Evernest we are avid skiiers and can direct you in the finest places to cross-country, downhill, and even sled or snow shoe. We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. There are some repeating events worth noting. Every first Friday night of the month there is an open studio art walk down in Brattleboro (40 min) with live street music and art everywhere. Sometimes they even close down the road. The neighboring town of Bellows Falls (50 min) also has these art walks on the third Fridays of the month. Stratton mountain often has free music on Saturday nights in the summer (25 min). This is a place that is famous for its outdoor activity (skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking), but if you are here when it is both rainy and cold, there are still a few things to see. You might want to go to Grafton and visit their cheese factory and galleries. Check out the downtown Jamaica and find a nice art gallery, gift shop, glass shop, historical society, library (and cheap book sale), and coffee shop (not currently open). Wardsboro also have a sometimes-open breakfast restaurant. Take the gondola up AND down at Stratton. Go to see historic and quaint Wilmington (even after the flood.) Go to Manchester and shop in the outlets, go to the Northshire (a really great bookstore), or visit the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Go to Brattleboro and visit the art galleries, whether or not it is an art walk night. Do a GEOCACHE (there are quite a few in the area). Check out the local newspaper for indoor events. Find a pumpkin patch and carve a pumpkin. Find a yoga class. Pay for a day pass at the Stratton Sports center, get a massage, play tennis, work out, soak in the hot tub, or go swimming. Get a facial in Manchester or up at Stratton. Go to a movie in Brattleboro's historic Latchis theater. Go to the Montshire science museum in Norwich, VT (1.5 hrs north). Go see a play at the Weston Playhouse. Check out the local cheap antique store (Twitchell House in Townshend) to see a whole (seriously) creaky and barn house filled with dusty steals from auctions, etc. Go to the West Townshend market when they are firing the outdoor community pizza oven. Go early to the thrift shop, called The Thrifty Attic in Londonderry on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Or you can just snuggle up at the house by the woodstove with a warm mug of tea and a book, or maybe even a game of chess. If you have young children, we can recommend several play groups and indoor play places that are fun and funky. One is in Brattleboro and is called the Play Playce. The other is in Chester and is a Montesori inspired, sunny, wonderful, teacher led place called the Song Yard. As for nightlife, it is what you make of it. Our place is a nice place to settle down with a beer and some friends. In the winter time we have a cozy woodstove in the living room to liven up the atmosphere. If you really must go out, we recommend the Red Fox in Winhall which has live bands and plenty of live locals as well. The Fat Spy, also in Bondville, has been known to have occasional live music. A place called the Perfect Wife in Manchester also has frequent bands.
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        The SpaceThis country Vermont home is located at the dead end of a dirt road. Surrounded by field, forest, the house is situated in a little hamlet of rustic farm-y houses. We have a big house that has held up to 25 guests in the nooks and crannies in the past. This listing is for the loft above the kitchen. This nook is very homey but only good for nimble people who can climb the ladder. It is not appropriate for very small children, but those who are old enough to not tumble out to the floor below will LOVE it. We call it the "Reading Room" because it is a great place to curl up with a book, especially in the winter. Some guests think of it as the "love nest" though. It is a good place for cuddling, especially in the winter when the woodstove is going. It is good for two people but a third could potentially camp out on the carpeted floor below the bed if they really wanted to, This room is cheaper than Vaughn's room for several reasons. 1. It requires a ladder to get to. 2. It is less private and noise resistant (good for deep sleepers or those who don't mind the din of early morning breakfasters below. 3. It is a futon and not a bed. 4. It is more informal of a space, good for people who are low-maintenance and easy to adapt. We do ask that people using the loft please not wear shoes, eat food, or drink anything other than water in order to keep the cozy white carpet white and clean. There is no door on this room, but it is not easy to see up there as it is a loft. I should note this, however, because the cat might want to join you. If you are not a cat-liker, beware. There is no way to keep out the cat from this room. Upstairs is a roomy shower clad with tumbled marble tiles. Downstairs is a deep claw foot tub. It is an old tub that has had several past lives, including a stint as a watering basin in a cow field! We kind of like Its old demeanor and its contrast to our new marble floors gives a great shabby-chic impression, so we forgive the basin for its water stains. Almost every guest has taken advantage of this deep tub so I think it is a winner! We'll try to keep a good supply of bath salts or bubble bath nearby for steamy soaks. We live in the house with our cat, dog, and young child so be prepared for the family atmosphere. Outside is filled with flower gardens, gardens, and more gardens. We have a little glass breakfast table that sits amongst the flowers. Don't mind the chickens, they will peck around but they are harmless. We have an impressive supply of berry bushes (raspberries and blueberries) and will likely share some fruits if you come during the productive season. There are miles and miles of trails for walking, biking, and riding whatever it is that you ride. We ourselves own about 50 acres and there are many more acres of unbuilt land that surround it. We are in close driving distance to Stratton and Mount Snow as well. Wanderlust people and other yogi types are especially welcome. Vermont is a place of distinct seasonal interests. Come in the spring and you can visit our sugarbush and if my neighbor is boiling you are likely to get a taste of real Vermont maple syrup fresh from the evaporator (if you ask). He also sells it any time of year. Summertime is a time of swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, and eventing (horse and other). We have many trails on the property and there are swimming holes nearby, not to mention several very nice state parks and miles and miles of mountains if you are the Long Trail sort. Autumn is for leaf peeping, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and cozy campfire parties. Winter, of course is time for skiing. Here at Evernest we are avid skiiers and can direct you in the finest places to cross-country, downhill, and even sled or snow shoe. We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. There are some repeating events worth noting. Every first Friday night of the month there is an open studio art walk down in Brattleboro (40 min) with live street music and art everywhere. Sometimes they even close down the road. The neighboring town of Bellows Falls (50 min) also has these art walks on the third Fridays of the month. Stratton mountain often has free music on Saturday nights in the summer (25 min). This is a place that is famous for its outdoor activity (skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking), but if you are here when it is both rainy and cold, there are still a few things to see. You might want to go to Grafton and visit their cheese factory and galleries. Check out the downtown Jamaica and find a nice art gallery, gift shop, glass shop, historical society, library (and cheap book sale), and coffee shop (not currently open). Wardsboro also have a sometimes open breakfast restaurant. Take the gondola up AND down at Stratton. Go to see historic and quaint Wilmington (even after the flood.) Go to Manchester and shop in the outlets, go to the Northshire (a really great bookstore), or visit the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Go to Brattleboro and visit the art galleries, whether or not it is an art walk night. Do a GEOCACHE (there are quite a few in the area). Check out the local newspaper for indoor events. Find a pumpkin patch and carve a pumpkin. Find a yoga class. Pay for a day pass at the Stratton Sports center, get a massage, play tennis, work out, soak in the hot tub, or go swimming. Get a facial in Manchester or up at Stratton. Go to a movie in Brattleboro's historic Latchis theater. Go to the Montshire science museum in Norwich, VT (1.5 hrs north). Go see a play at the Weston Playhouse. Check out the local cheap antique store (Twitchell House in Townshend) to see a whole (seriously) creaky and barn house filled with dusty steals from auctions, etc. Go to the West Townshend market when they are firing the outdoor community pizza oven. Go early to the thrift shop, called The Thrifty Attic in Londonderry on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Or you can just snuggle up at the house by the woodstove with a warm mug of tea and a book, or maybe even a game of chess. If you have young children, we can recommend several play groups and indoor play places that are fun and funky. One is in Brattleboro and is called the Play Playce. The other is in Chester and is a Montesori inspired, sunny, wonderful, teacher led place called the Song Yard. As for nightlife, it is what you make of it. Our place is a nice place to settle down with a beer and some friends. In the winter time we have a cozy woodstove in the living room to liven up the atmosphere. If you really must go out, we recommend the Red Fox in Winhall which has live bands and plenty of live locals as well. The Fat Spy, also in Bondville, has been known to have occasional live music. A place called the Perfect Wife in Manchester also has frequent bands. Breakfast: We don't include breakfast in the price of your lodging. This is to keep the price down. Most people want to go out to eat. We will provide tea and coffee and sometimes offer snacks if they are available. If you would like us to include breakfast options, please tell us ahead of time and we will provide it. We will make a "special offer" that includes the cost of the breakfast. For $3 per person per day, we will provide a cold selection that may include cold cereal, milk, fruit, yogurt, juice, and toasts. For $6 per person per day, we will make you a warm cheese omelet with toast, french toast, or hot oatmeal with fruit and also choices from the cold selection. Apologies, we do not have meat. If you want to go out for breakfast, we recommend the following places. The Fox Stop is a new restaurant in Winhall (right near the base of Stratton Access Road) that has outdoor seating on the brook in the summer. The Jamaica Coffee Shop serves some sort of breakfast. The Dam Diner is a very popular, full-on diner in Townshend which will be sure to fill you up. Ask about the restaurant in Wardsboro. It is currently undergoing an owner change, but when it reopens is probably the closest full-service breakfast place. NOTE: In terms of pricing, we include a $25 one time cleaning fee. This pays for (some of) the time it takes to prepare and clean the room for the guests. This is separate from the nightly fee and is only charged once no matter the amount of people or length of stay. Some people have been confused by this, so I want to try and explain it here. If you look at the pricing details, it should lay it all out clearly, I think, Upstairs is a roomy shower clad with tumbled marble tiles. Downstairs is a deep claw foot tub. It is an old tub that has had several past lives, including a stint as a watering basin in a cow field! We kind of like Its old demeanor and its contrast to our new marble floors gives a great shabby chic impression, so we forgive the basin for its water stains. Almost every guest has taken advantage of this deep tub so I think it is a winner! We'll try to keep a good supply of bath salts or bubble bath nearby for steamy soaks. Also note: We rent Vaughn's room and the Reading Room separately. This means that there may be two sets of guests at any given time. This has rarely happened, but please inquire if this makes you feel uncomfortable in any way. We try not to have anyone here that makes US feel uncomfortable, and so far have succeeded! Guest AccessThe whole house Interaction with GuestsWe are informal and a bit gregarious ourselves. If we are around we will undoubtedly interact, just because of the layout of the house. We also might go to sleep early or stay out all day so each time may be different. The NeighborhoodWe live in a very rural place at the end of a dead end road in the middle of the wilderness. There are a few neighbors in this little hamlet but not much going on to the north, south, and east. You will likely find a lot of silence here at night, unless the frogs are croaking. When they are croaking, the evenings will be filled with melodic singing and delightful peeping. Those times are April-June mostly. Also you are likely to be awoken by the crows of our roosters. Sorry. That is farm living I guess. Getting AroundThere is no public transit so you'll need a car or a bike. IF you do the bike route, make sure you are in good shape. We live on the top of a hill and the distances between everything are far. Other Things to NoteUse our directions NOT THE GPS!!!
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        The SpaceUPDATE! The door is on and works! The walls are plastered. All that remains is the hanging of some trim and the hanging of the gargoyle face that operates the "Secret" door. Now the Secret Room is the darkest (at night), potentially coziest room in the house. This room is still cheaper than the rest because it is not fully finished. (See above.) The room is around the corner, behind the door to the basement, so there is some privacy and you couldn't ask for a darker night sky. If there is a negative about this is that a person in the Secret Room can hear someone coming down the stairs (from upstairs) - but we would try to tiptoe if you were in the house. There is a day bed with a pull out trundle that should each fit one person comfortably. The trundle is designed so that it can be raised up to the height of the daybed. I think that a couple that wants to snuggle might find this set up annoying because of the fact that it would essentially be two beds pushed together, though there are those who have successfully done this. We can also put a queen sized memory foam topper over them both to have a better bed for two people. All of the negatives being aired here, I should say that although the room has some work to get to the finished state, we are not animals. The bed in this Secret Room comes equipped with down comforters and feather pillows. After all you do deserve to be as snug as a bug. (No actual bugs please.) Clearly, this room is good for the budget traveler who doesn't complain much. I think I have been straightforward about all of the possible negatives of the room. So if you are low-key and low-maintenance then this is a good fit. If you have high expectations of perfection, then this may not be the room for you. I expect that with each new visitor, we will be compelled to make one new improvement on this room. Listing this room on Air bnb is helping us fund our work. The person/people who stay in this room are welcome to use the rest of the house as well. Here is the description. This country Vermont home is located at the dead end of a dirt road. Surrounded by field, forest, the house is situated in a little hamlet of rustic farm-y houses. We have a big house that has held up to 25 guests in the nooks and crannies in the past. Upstairs is a roomy shower clad with tumbled marble tiles. Downstairs is a deep claw foot tub. It is an old tub that has had several past lives, including a stint as a watering basin in a cow field! We kind of like Its old demeanor and its contrast to our new marble floors gives a great shabby-chic impression, so we forgive the basin for its water stains. Almost every guest has taken advantage of this deep tub so I think it is a winner! We'll try to keep a good supply of bath salts or bubble bath nearby for steamy soaks. This is a shared bathroom but we usually stick to the upstairs ourselves when guests are around. We live in the house with our cat, dog, and young child so be prepared for the family atmosphere. Outside is filled with flower gardens, gardens, and more gardens. We have a little glass breakfast table that sits amongst the flowers. Don't mind the chickens, they will peck around but they are harmless. We have an impressive supply of berry bushes (raspberries and blueberries) and will likely share some fruits if you come during the productive season. There are miles and miles of trails for walking, biking, and riding whatever it is that you ride. We ourselves own about 50 acres and there are many more acres of unbuilt land that surround it. We are in close driving distance to Stratton and Mount Snow as well. Wanderlust people and other yogi types are especially welcome. Vermont is a place of distinct seasonal interests. Come in the spring and you can visit our sugarbush and if my neighbor is boiling you are likely to get a taste of real Vermont maple syrup fresh from the evaporator (if you ask). He also sells it any time of year. Summertime is a time of swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, and eventing (horse and other). We have many trails on the property and there are swimming holes nearby, not to mention several very nice state parks and miles and miles of mountains if you are the Long Trail sort. Autumn is for leaf peeping, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and cozy campfire parties. Winter, of course is time for skiing. Here at Evernest we are avid skiiers and can direct you in the finest places to cross-country, downhill, and even sled or snow shoe. We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. There are some repeating events worth noting. Every first Friday night of the month there is an open studio art walk down in Brattleboro (40 min) with live street music and art everywhere. Sometimes they even close down the road. The neighboring town of Bellows Falls (50 min) also has these art walks on the third Fridays of the month. Stratton mountain often has free music on Saturday nights in the summer (25 min). This is a place that is famous for its outdoor activity (skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking), but if you are here when it is both rainy and cold, there are still a few things to see. You might want to go to Grafton and visit their cheese factory and galleries. Check out the downtown Jamaica and find a nice art gallery, gift shop, glass shop, historical society, library (and cheap book sale), and coffee shop (not currently open). Wardsboro also have a sometimes-open breakfast restaurant. Take the gondola up AND down at Stratton. Go to see historic and quaint Wilmington (even after the flood.) Go to Manchester and shop in the outlets, go to the Northshire (a really great bookstore), or visit the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Go to Brattleboro and visit the art galleries, whether or not it is an art walk night. Do a GEOCACHE (there are quite a few in the area). Check out the local newspaper for indoor events. Find a pumpkin patch and carve a pumpkin. Find a yoga class. Pay for a day pass at the Stratton Sports center, get a massage, play tennis, work out, soak in the hot tub, or go swimming. Get a facial in Manchester or up at Stratton. Go to a movie in Brattleboro's historic Latchis theater. Go to the Montshire science museum in Norwich, VT (1.5 hrs north). Go see a play at the Weston Playhouse. Check out the local cheap antique store (Twitchell House in Townshend) to see a whole (seriously) creaky and barn house filled with dusty steals from auctions, etc. Go to the West Townshend market when they are firing the outdoor community pizza oven. Go early to the thrift shop, called The Thrifty Attic in Londonderry on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Or you can just snuggle up at the house by the woodstove with a warm mug of tea and a book, or maybe even a game of chess. If you have young children, we can recommend several play groups and indoor play places that are fun and funky. One is in Brattleboro and is called the Play Playce. The other is in Chester and is a Montesori inspired, sunny, wonderful, teacher led place called the Song Yard. As for nightlife, it is what you make of it. Our place is a nice place to settle down with a beer and some friends. In the winter time we have a cozy woodstove in the living room to liven up the atmosphere. If you really must go out, we recommend the Red Fox in Winhall which has live bands and plenty of live locals as well. The Fat Spy, also in Bondville, has been known to have occasional live music. A place called the Perfect Wife in Manchester also has frequent bands. Breakfast: We don't include breakfast in the base price of your lodging. This is to keep the price down. Most people want to go out to eat. We will provide tea and coffee and sometimes offer snacks if they are available. If you would like us to include breakfast options, please tell us ahead of time and we will provide it. We will make a "special offer" that includes the cost of the breakfast. For $3 per person per day, we will provide a cold selection that may include cold cereal, milk, fruit, yogurt, juice, and toasts. For $6 per person per day, we will make you a warm cheese omelet with toast, french toast, or hot oatmeal with fruit and also choices from the cold selection. Apologies, we do not have meat. If you want to go out for breakfast, we recommend the following places. The Fox Stop is a new restaurant in Winhall (right near the base of Stratton Access Road) that has outdoor seating on the brook in the summer. The Jamaica Coffee Shop serves some sort of breakfast. The Dam Diner is a very popular, full-on diner in Townshend which will be sure to fill you up. Ask about the restaurant in Wardsboro. It is currently undergoing an owner change, but when it reopens is probably the closest full-service breakfast place. NOTE: Also note: We also rent Vaughn's room, the Blue Sky Room, and the Reading Room separately. This means that there may be two sets of guests at any given time. This has rarely happened, but please inquire if this makes you feel uncomfortable in any way. We try not to have anyone here that makes US feel uncomfortable, and so far have succeeded!
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        The SpaceWelcome to our Jamaica farmhouse, a place with space to live and breathe the beauty that Vermont has to offer. Simple, authentic, and perfectly close to the village, yet quiet and serene. The peaceful sound of water over stones can be heard from the brook outside the front door. Minutes away from the slopes and other outdoor activities, the entire house is a library- a real treasure for those days one might rather curl up by the stove. The attached yoga/ meditation studio is completely private (windows and skylights face away towards the mountains and the back of the 2 acre property. Physical Description/ Walk Through: The house has an attached barn with covered parking for one car and an insulated room to remove and store ski equipment. The hallway between the house and barn leads to the kitchen, a yoga studio with Buddhist shrine, and a fenced in dog yard that backs up to our summer cabins. The kitchen and dining area are together. There is a small wood stove at the far end of the dining area. Also downstairs is a living room with a large wall mounted TV and wood stove, a den/guest bedroom with a full bed, and a bathroom with a shower and laundry. The second floor has a large master bedroom with a Queen bed and work desk, and a small single bedroom. The rooms share a full bathroom that is accessible from either bedroom. The 3rd floor is a converted attic that is a great room for kids. There is a trundle bed, a single bed and a full futon couch, so it can sleep up to 5 people. There is a 1/2 bath and a television upstairs. The Village: The town of Jamaica, just steps away, is a friendly Vermont village with a coffee house, artisan shops, post office. D & K's Country Store in town has everything you could need in a pinch. There are always seasonal festivals and local activities. Jamaica State Park is also a quick, and beautiful walk from the house. The Area: There is a wonderfully healthy Co-Op in Brattleboro, a grocery store in nearby Londonderry and every kind of shopping, including designer outlets, in Manchester. Enjoy the many restaurants also nearby- from diners to gourmet award winning dining. Please feel free to ask me for recommendations! Guest AccessYou will have access to the all areas with the exception of cabins on the back of the property which will be locked. Please enjoy the house, barn and our beautiful Palden Sayka center! Interaction with GuestsWe have a great caretaker who is resource on all things " Jamaica" and will show you the property. Once you know your arrival time, he will coordinate to show you around the property. My sister Julie and I are always available by phone or email with any questions! The NeighborhoodAfter summering in Jamaica for many years, my father bought and completely renovated the 200 year old farmhouse and retired from his job and life in Manhattan to live the good life in Vermont. An activist for peace, a writer, and practicing Buddhist and Jew, my dad built the yoga/meditation studio which served as a Dharma Center as well as a space for yoga and Tai Chi classes. The honorable Lama Pema Wangdak regularly traveled from New York to teach at the studio, which served as the Palden Sakya Center for Vermont. The summer cabins, an outdoor labyrinth and an outhouse were added to further realize his vision for the property. As you see in the photos, the house contains original paintings and other artwork. My grandfather was an accomplished artist and much of the art in the home is his or that of his contemporaries. There are also some local Vermont artists represented on the walls. My sister and I have tried to preserve and maintain the simple beauty, integrity and artistic as well as spiritual curiosity this property embodies. In the summer, we hold various retreats and celebrations at the house. We love our home, and we're sure you will feel and join in the love on your next get away! Getting AroundCarport and Parking on Property
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        The SpaceOur Bed and Breakfast is in a nice quiet country setting with a brook running alongside the property. Common area to hang out in and watch movies or sit by the wood burning stove. Only 5 miles to Stratton Mountain Ski Resort. Guest AccessBreakfast room with mini fridge and microwave. Music Room with piano and guitar and common living room with wood burning stove and flat screen TV. Getting AroundFree parking on site. No Taxi service.
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        3 reviews
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        The SpaceThis B & B is in a quiet country setting with a brook running along property. Only 5 miles from Stratton Mountain Ski Resort. Common areas to hang out in and beautiful breakfast room with full hot breakfast. Guest AccessBreakfast room with mini fridge and microwave. Music Room with piano and guitar and common living room with wood burning fireplace and flat screen TV with expanded cable. and wifi. Getting AroundFree parking on site. No public transportation provided.
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        This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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        3br house
          This property has now been rented for the 2015-16 season and is no longer available. property has now been rented for the 2015-16 season and is no longer available. property has now been rented for the 2015-16 season and is no longer available. property has now been rented for the 2015-16 season and is no longer available. property has now been rented for the 2015-16 season and is no longer available. property has now been rented for the 2015-16 season and is no longer available. property has now been rented for the 2015-16 season and is no longer available. property has now been rented for the 2015-16 season and is no longer available.
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          4br house
            Historic and Serene. Sleeps a Family + Friends, Furry or Otherwise. Welcome to our Jamaica farmhouse, a place with space to live and breathe the beauty that Vermont has to offer. Simple, authentic, and perfectly close to the village, yet quiet and serene. The peaceful sound of water over stones can be heard from the brook outside the front door. Minutes away from the slopes and other outdoor activities, the entire house is a library- a real treasure for those days one might rather curl up by the stove. The attached yoga/ meditation studio is completely private (windows and skylights face away towards the mountains and the back of the 2 acre property. Physical Description/ Walk Through: The house has an attached barn with covered parking for one car and an insulated room to remove and store ski equipment. The hallway between the house and barn leads to the kitchen, a yoga studio with Buddhist shrine, and a fenced in dog yard that backs up to our summer cabins. The kitchen and dining area are together. There is a small wood stove at the far end of the dining area. Also downstairs is a living room with a large wall mounted TV and wood stove, a den/guest bedroom with a double futon sofa bed, and a bathroom with a shower and laundry. The second floor has a large master bedroom with a full bed and work desk, and a small single bedroom. The rooms share a full bathroom that is accessible from either bedroom. The 3rd floor is a converted attic that is a great room for kids. There is a trundle bed, a single bed and a full futon couch, so it can sleep up to 5 young ones. There is a 1/2 bath and a television upstairs. The Village: The town of Jamaica, just steps away, is a friendly Vermont village with a coffee house, artisan shops, post office. D & K's Country Store in town has everything you could need in a pinch. There are always seasonal festivals and local activities. Jamaica State Park is also a quick, and beautiful walk from the house. The Area: There is a wonderfully healthy Co-Op in Brattleboro, a grocery store in nearby Londonderry and every kind of shopping, including designer outlets, in Manchester. Enjoy the many restaurants also nearby- from diners to gourmet award winning dining. Please feel free to ask me for recommendations! The home is available to rent for the ski season, November 1, 2016- March 31, 2017 for $16,500 including utilities or $11,500 utilities excluded. There is no lodging tax added as this is a long term rental. A security deposit is required.
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            Quaint and rustic log home, Very private. open floor with cathedral ceiling. Covered porch. Only 3 miles from Stratton Mountain entrance, and 15 minutes from Bromley Close to Manchester premium outlet stores. Golf, hiking, horseback riding, white water rafting are all within minutes from the house. Entrance to Jamaica State Park is only a few hundred yards away. House is located on a private Road with lots of privacy. Only 3 miles to Stratton Mountain entrance and a short distance to Mt Snow and Bromley. About twenty miles to great shopping in Manchester. Access to Jamaica State park is only half mile away.
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            4br Home/Apartment
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            This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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            The SpaceWe provide a tent and a pile of quilts. You sleep in a lovely rural hamlet surrounded by nature. (Note: For clarity's sake, we charge a base price of $18 per night for the camping site, whether or not you have a tent. The tent/blanket rental will show up as an additional $25 one-time rental charge, good for the length of your stay. This shows up on your bill as a "cleaning fee." To give you an example, a two night rental will be $36 for the campsite plus $25 one-time tent rental fee for a total of $61 plus fees and taxes.) When I was younger and more carefree, I traveled around Europe with nothing much more than a backpack on my back and a Eurorail pass. Backyard campgrounds were plentiful there, and cheap. I have always found it to be disappointing that the US is not as amenable to backpack travelers. Camping is often expensive, crowded, loud, and uncomfortable. Sometimes campsite are located near to RV''s with noisy generators. As a tribute to the old days and European ways, we would like to offer inexpensive, no thrills camping on our property for the backpacker on a budget. Now we have added a listing for the budget traveler without a tent. There is a bathroom in the barn. (If the barn is being rented out you may use the downstairs bathroom of the house.) We also have a warm outdoor shower available in the garden in summer months. Camping rates do not include use of kitchen so for meals you are on your own with that. We do recommend keeping food items in the car or barn and not the tent - as not to attract bears into your outside bedroom. Our property is at the end of a dead-end dirt road with many acres of undeveloped land surrounding it. It is very hilly with streams, boulders, and trails. The house is situated in a hamlet of four farm-y houses. It is fairly private and laid back, You are not likely to encounter any one else if you wander away from the houses and into the woods. What you will likely experience is a variety of soothing woods sounds which range from the hooting of owls to the chirping of frogs and the occasional distant howling of coyotes in the distance. The coyotes, by the way, are actually small animals, on average about 30 lbs and are not going to come near you.) There are bears around but seeing one is about as rare as seeing a moose. They are most likely to be seen in the fall when the apple trees and blueberry bushes are full of fruit. Lemony (our dog) will likely inform us all if one should wander nearby. They are unlikely to want to go near humans as they are black bears, the less aggressive cousins of the grizzleys. My family lives in the house and includes me, my husband, our young child, our dog Lemony, and our cat Zagglepuss. We have a variety of free-range chickens running around (none of which will hurt you either!) Please no campfires Guest AccessNo kitchen access but you can use our charcoal grill if you provide the charcoal. You will have access to the barn bathroom (or downstairs bathroom in house if barn is rented.) You will also have access to our warm outdoor shower that is attached to the red barn, inside the garden. Feel free to camp on or roam about our nearly 50 acres of land to the north and east of the house. Many people just camp on the lawn areas around the house. The campsite closest to the house, in the garden has the potential for house noises to be heard, but is a great spot amid the flowers. Please no campfires. Interaction with GuestsWe'll likely get you started but then go about our business as usual. The NeighborhoodWe live at the end of a dirt road in a little hamlet of country houses. Beyond us are woods for hundreds of unbroken acres. TRAILS: Our trails start at the far northeast corner behind the house and spread outwards. You can also keep walking along Mowrey road down the long steep hill. This is actually a town trail. There are several trails that go all the way to Jamaica. Ask us for directions. DOWNTOWN JAMAICA: It is small and quaint but our downtown has a few nice attractions including a general store with everything you probably need. There is also an art gallery, a glass blowing shop, and a great hot yoga studio called Change Yoga. ATTRACTIONS: In the summer you may want to go swimming or hiking. Hurricane Irene changed the swimming holes around a bit, and took some away indefinitely but some good ones still remain. Our favorite is the Stratton Snowmaking pond in Winhall off of Kendall Farm road. This one is about 80 feet deep, crystal clear, and easily accessible. It is likely to be filled with people but don’t worry, the pond is about ½ mile in circumference and there is plenty of space despite the cars. There are plenty of others including the waterfalls of Hamilton Falls, Pikes Falls, and the way off the track Angel Falls along the West River Trail. There are more places to hike around here than we can shake a stick at, but the easiest and one of the prettiest is located right in Jamaica State park where you can walk along an old train bed along the West River. There is a small per person charge for entering the park (or you can enter from the direction of the Ball Mountain Dam for free). We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. Getting AroundYou'll need a car or be good on a bike. Beware of steep and long hills. We live about 4.5 miles from town. Other Things to NoteThis is a budget rental for easy going campers. We still live here and will go about our usual business.
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              The SpaceThis listing is for a campsite in a rural Vermont hamlet. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 acres of land, in the backyard or in the back forty. Bring your own tent and blankets or see our write up called Camping and tent rental at Evernest for other options. When I was younger and more carefree, I traveled around Europe with nothing much more than a backpack on my back and a Eurorail pass. Backyard campgrounds were plentiful there, and cheap. I have always found it to be disappointing that the US is not as amenable to backpack travelers. Camping is often expensive, crowded, loud, and uncomfortable. Sometimes campsite are located near to RV''s with noisy generators. As a tribute to the old days and European ways, we would like to offer inexpensive, no thrills camping on our property for the backpacker on a budget. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 wooded acres of land. We'll give you directions to trails and sights, and you take care of the rest. You can also camp on the lawn behind the house if you want something easy and near to the bathroom. Of course there is always the great outdoors for that sort of thing as well.... If you do want a bathroom, the only bathroom that comes with this camping rate is the bathroom in the barn. It includes a toilet and a cold water tap. (If the barn is being rented out you may use the downstairs bathroom of the house.) We also have a warm outdoor shower available in the garden in summer months. Camping rates do not include use of kitchen so for meals you are on your own with that. We do recommend keeping food items in the house or barn and not the tent - as not to attract bears into your outside bedroom. Our property is at the end of a dead-end dirt road with many acres of undeveloped land surrounding it. It is very hilly with streams, boulders, and trails. The house is situated in a hamlet of four farm-y houses. It is fairly private and laid back, You are not likely to encounter any one else if you wander away from the houses and into the woods. What you will likely experience is a variety of soothing woods sounds which range from the hooting of owls to the chirping of frogs and the occasional distant howling of coyotes in the distance. The coyotes, by the way, are actually small animals, on average about 30 lbs and are not going to come near you.) There are bears around but seeing one is about as rare as seeing a moose. They are most likely to be seen in the fall when the apple trees and blueberry bushes are full of fruit. Lemony (our dog) will likely inform us all if one should wander nearby. They are unlikely to want to go near humans as they are black bears, the less aggressive cousins of the grizzleys. My family lives in the house and includes me, my husband, our young child, our dog Lemony, and our cat Zagglepuss. We have a variety of free-range chickens running around (none of which will hurt you either!) You provide the tent or rent a tent and blankets. We have another listing that rents both tent and blanket. Please no campfires Guest AccessNo kitchen access but you can use our charcoal grill if you provide the charcoal. You will have access to the barn bathroom (or downstairs bathroom in house if barn is rented.) You will also have access to our warm outdoor shower that is attached to the red barn, inside the garden. Feel free to camp on or roam about our nearly 50 acres of land to the north and east of the house. Many people just camp on the lawn areas around the house. The campsite closest to the house, in the garden has the potential for house noises to be heard, but is a great spot amid the flowers. Please no campfires. Interaction with GuestsSometimes we spend lots of time meeting and greeting guests, but other times very little. After you arrive, we kind of just go on with our lives and guests are welcome to come and set the tent up where they please. If we are not home, just be sure to use the correct property - the one with the cedar house and red, barn/chicken coop out back. The NeighborhoodWe live at the end of a dirt road in a little hamlet of country houses. Beyond us are woods for hundreds of unbroken acres. TRAILS: Our trails start at the far northeast corner behind the house and spread outwards. You can also keep walking along Mowrey road down the long steep hill. This is actually a town trail. There are several trails that go all the way to Jamaica. Ask us for directions. DOWNTOWN JAMAICA: It is small and quaint but our downtown has a few nice attractions including a general store with everything you probably need. There is also an art gallery, a glass blowing shop, and a great hot yoga studio called Change Yoga. ATTRACTIONS: In the summer you may want to go swimming or hiking. Hurricane Irene changed the swimming holes around a bit, and took some away indefinitely but some good ones still remain. Our favorite is the Stratton Snowmaking pond in Winhall off of Kendall Farm road. This one is about 80 feet deep, crystal clear, and easily accessible. It is likely to be filled with people but don’t worry, the pond is about ½ mile in circumference and there is plenty of space despite the cars. There are plenty of others including the waterfalls of Hamilton Falls, Pikes Falls, and the way off the track Angel Falls along the West River Trail. There are more places to hike around here than we can shake a stick at, but the easiest and one of the prettiest is located right in Jamaica State park where you can walk along an old train bed along the West River. There is a small per person charge for entering the park (or you can enter from the direction of the Ball Mountain Dam for free). We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. Getting AroundNo public transportation. You need a car or a bike. If you bike, be prepared for lots of steep, long hills. Other Things to NoteThis is a campsite only. Tent rentals are an additional $25. See our listing for Camping and Tent rental at Evernest for the complete info.
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              Large 3 bedroom 2 bath log cabin with large rock wood burning fireplace. Only minutes from Stratton Mountain and one mile from Jamaica State Park with miles of hiking trails along the West River. Perfect place to get away on 6 acres.
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              7 reviews
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              The SpaceThis is a campsite in a rural Vermont hamlet. Bring your own tent and bedding or see below for tent rental info. When I was younger and more carefree, I traveled around Europe with nothing much more than a backpack on my back and a Eurorail pass. Backyard campgrounds were plentiful there, and cheap. I have always found it to be disappointing that the US is not as amenable to backpack travelers. Camping is often expensive, crowded, loud, and uncomfortable. Sometimes campsite are located near to RV''s with noisy generators. As a tribute to the old days and European ways, we would like to offer inexpensive, no thrills camping on our property for the backpacker on a budget. Camp anywhere on our nearly 50 wooded acres of land. We'll give you directions to trails and sights, and you take care of the rest. You can also camp on the lawn behind the house if you want something easy and near to the bathroom. Of course there is always the great outdoors for that sort of thing as well.... If you do want a bathroom, the only bathroom that comes with this camping rate is the bathroom in the barn. It includes a toilet and a cold water tap. (If the barn is being rented out you may use the downstairs bathroom of the house.) We are currently working on an outdoor solar shower, but unless that is finished, it is a shower-free camp zone. Camping rates do not include use of kitchen so for meals you are on your own with that. We do recommend keeping food items in the house or barn and not the tent - as not to attract bears into your outside bedroom. Our property is at the end of a dead-end dirt road with many acres of undeveloped land surrounding it. It is very hilly with streams, boulders, and trails. The house is situated in a hamlet of four farm-y houses. It is fairly private and laid back, You are not likely to encounter any one else if you wander away from the houses and into the woods. What you will likely experience is a variety of soothing woods sounds which range from the hooting of owls to the chirping of frogs and the occasional distant howling of coyotes in the distance. The coyotes, by the way, are actually small animals, on average about 30 lbs and are not going to come near you.) There are bears around but seeing one is about as rare as seeing a moose. They are most likely to be seen in the fall when the apple trees and blueberry bushes are full of fruit. Lemony (our dog) will likely inform us all if one should wander nearby. They are unlikely to want to go near humans as they are black bears, the less aggressive cousins of the grizzleys. My family lives in the house and includes me, my husband, our young child, our dog Lemony, and our cat Zagglepuss. We have a variety of free-range chickens running around (none of which will hurt you either! Please no campfires Guest AccessNo kitchen access but you can use our charcoal grill if you provide the charcoal. You will have access to the barn bathroom (or downstairs bathroom in house if barn is rented.) You will also have access to our warm outdoor shower that is attached to the red barn, inside the garden. Feel free to camp on or roam about our nearly 50 acres of land to the north and east of the house. Many people just camp on the lawn areas around the house. The campsite closest to the house, in the garden has the potential for house noises to be heard, but is a great spot amid the flowers. Please no campfires. Interaction with GuestsSometimes we spend lots of time meeting and greeting guests, but other times very little. After you arrive, we kind of just go on with our lives and guests are welcome to come and set the tent up where they please. If we are not home, just be sure to use the correct property - the one with the cedar house and red, barn/chicken coop out back. The NeighborhoodWe live at the end of a dirt road in a little hamlet of country houses. Beyond us are woods for hundreds of unbroken acres. TRAILS: Our trails start at the far northeast corner behind the house and spread outwards. You can also keep walking along Mowrey road down the long steep hill. This is actually a town trail. There are several trails that go all the way to Jamaica. Ask us for directions. DOWNTOWN JAMAICA: It is small and quaint but our downtown has a few nice attractions including a general store with everything you probably need. There is also an art gallery, a glass blowing shop, and a great hot yoga studio called Change Yoga. ATTRACTIONS: In the summer you may want to go swimming or hiking. Hurricane Irene changed the swimming holes around a bit, and took some away indefinitely but some good ones still remain. Our favorite is the Stratton Snowmaking pond in Winhall off of Kendall Farm road. This one is about 80 feet deep, crystal clear, and easily accessible. It is likely to be filled with people but don’t worry, the pond is about ½ mile in circumference and there is plenty of space despite the cars. There are plenty of others including the waterfalls of Hamilton Falls, Pikes Falls, and the way off the track Angel Falls along the West River Trail. There are more places to hike around here than we can shake a stick at, but the easiest and one of the prettiest is located right in Jamaica State park where you can walk along an old train bed along the West River. There is a small per person charge for entering the park (or you can enter from the direction of the Ball Mountain Dam for free). We have a very unique piece of architecture on our road. The neighboring church, Our Lady of Ephesus, House of Prayer has constructed an exact replica of the Virgin Mary's last known home (in what is now known as Turkey). All are welcome to visit. It is free, open 24 hours and located at the South Hill road end of Mowrey road. There are occasional open masses. If you are interested in knowing more about this, I would look it up on the web under the Church's name. Getting AroundNo public transportation. You need a car or a bike. If you bike, be prepared for lots of steep, long hills. Other Things to NoteThis is a campsite only. Tent rentals are an additional $10. See our listing for Camping and Tent rental at Evernest for the complete info.
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              "Stratton Ten Pines" - Spectacular Timberframe House. Quintessential Vermont experience. 5 bedrooms + loft. Sleeps 16. 4 bathrooms. Super hottub, pool table, foosball, soaring fieldstone fireplace. One of Vermont's finest rental properties.
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              The SpaceOK, you won't sleep in the coop, but this barn space allows you to sleep just next door to get the full country experience. There is a simple (toilet and sink) bathroom, and a heated open air shower just outside inside a garden . This shower may be shared with campers. This rental is situated in the barn right behind our main house but the views are oriented away so we don't look at each other. It seems more private that way. This barn is still under renovation and we continue to chip away at it slowly. We have just put in a brand-new pine floor and the place feels clean and new. It does not have a kitchen or upstairs (yet) but may someday. If you read through the reviews you'll see mention of the many iterations. It has worked already as an easy, separate getaway space for the not-so-picky. Now it is a bit fancier. Every year it gets a bit better. This is a good rental for couples and could accommodate even more if you were willing to sleep on the other couch or floor. Since it is outside of the main house, you will not be directly sharing any space with us and can choose to keep mostly to yourselves. The chickens live right next door, so yes you will likely hear the chickens in the morning. That is part of the charm. We have 10 free-ranging hens and two (surprise) roosters (named Uncle Abby and Foghorn). If you would like to be a part of the feeding experience, please let us know. Upstairs still houses or private storage. Currently there is no key to the outer door. We haven't much use for one. This is a three season rental. There is no heat out there. This could be a great location for outdoor enthusiasts like hikers, bikers, kayakers, Wanderlust attendees, and other low-maintenance but private types of people. It is NOT a good location for high maintenance types who really want the amenities of a hotel. This is a country rental and comes complete with quirks and creaks. We like it that way. Guest AccessYou'll have sole access to the barn while you are here. There is an outdoor shower just outside (which we or campers may also use) and a working toilet within the barn space. Please feel free to roam about the premises. We have about 50 acres of trails and wooded walks. The upstairs is private storage. It is not locked but we'd prefer it if you didn't go up there. Interaction with GuestsSometimes a lot, sometimes very little. This depends on the guest. The NeighborhoodVery rural landscape with great views Getting AroundNo public transportation available Other Things to NoteDue to the chickens, we regret to say, "no dogs." This is terrible for us too because we love dogs.