Leicester, VT, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Leicester

Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceOur guest house is located on our 750 acre organic farm near Middlebury, VT. Beautiful views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains; dirt roads and fields for long walks, biking, and xcountry skiing/snowshoeing. We have two larger bedrooms each with a queen bed, as well as a small bedroom with a full futon/couch which would best accommodate one adult or two children. A full house would accommodate 5-6 people. The house is provided as one unit so even if you are single or a couple, you have it to yourselves. We stock the fridge (for self-serve breakfast) with our organic free-range eggs and homemade granola, local yogurt, milk, bread, cider and apples, and other Vermont and/or organic items. The kitchen has a full stove/oven. Centrally located for skiing, hiking, kayaking, biking. Two kayaks, snowshoes, and shuffleboard are complimentary for use. Wi-fi in living room. Great sunsets and star gazing on deck. Kids welcome. Dogs considered. Ideal for Middlebury College activities (scenic and easy 18 min. drive) and its summer language or Breadloaf school. $150/first bedroom/night. $100/second bedroom/night. $50/additional person/night. Weekly and monthly rates also available, at discounted rates. Discounts for children as well. Dogs or cats $25/stay. Guest AccessOur guests are welcome to explore the farm, use the shuffleboard, say hi to the cows and chickens! Walks across the various fields are shown on maps provided in the information folder found on the dining table and we can also describe them in more detail once guests are here. Interaction with GuestsWe always look forward to meeting our guests and answering any questions they have or accommodating any needs or concerns that arise. We aim to respect our guests privacy and independence. We ask guests to call before walking into our personal yard, just to make sure there are supervised greetings with our invisibly fenced-in dog, Cordelia; however, guests are welcome to come over when we are here and we are happy to show them our garden, if they are interested in that, or to have a larger tour of the rest of the farm. The NeighborhoodOliver Hill Farm is an 18 minute drive to Middlebury and a 10 minutes drive to Brandon, two charming towns full of great restaurants and cultural resources. It is a one hour drive north to Sugarbush or south to Killington and a half-hour to Middlebury Snow Bowl for downhill skiing. Rikert and Blueberry Hill X-Ski Centers, and the Catamount Trail, are a half-hour drive and we have x-country skiing and snowshoeing right out the back door in snow season, with the VAST trail's endless path running through the lower portion of our property. Hiking, boating, swimming, biking are found near by at Lake Dunmore and Branbury State Park, the Long Trail, Moosalamoo National Recreation area and there are many other places we can direct you to as well, into the mountains and towards Lake Champlain. Great spot for a mini-retreat! Getting AroundBranbury State Park on Lake Dunmore is just a few miles away and offers wonderful lake swimming, with beach and picnic areas. The various trailheads up into the Moosalamoo area are nearby there. If you hike up to Silver Lake, there is another smaller beach on the campsite side and other trails around the west side. For river swimming, it's fun to go up to the falls in Lincoln, just up from Bristol. Kayaking when the water is higher in late spring, early summer, and fall is great right on the farm, down through the Leicester River area or on Otter Creek. Lake Dunmore and Goshen Pond are other spots close by and the reservoir in Pittsford is another favorite of ours. Kingsland Bay on Lake Champlain is more of a drive, but also fun. We are located on a network of dirt roads that are great for biking. Paved road bike trips around Lake Dunmore, into Brandon (perhaps for lunch at Cafe Provence), over to Shoreham and western Salisbury are fun rides locally... the choices are endless. There is great cross country skiing with groomed trails at Rikert Ski Center up in Ripton, a beautiful 25 minute drive up the Middlebury gap. They make snow. We love Rikert and often go ourselves. If you need to rent your equipment, they offer that as well. (URL HIDDEN) Also, about a 20 minute drive up the Brandon gap and into Goshen is Blueberry Hill Center. (URL HIDDEN) Those are not groomed trails nor do they make snow, but it is very beautiful as well. They also provide rentals. Both centers connect with the Catamount trails and the VAST trails, with many accesses between the two centers. You can also xski out the back door of the guest house, depending on the conditions! Here you can connect to the VAST trail by skiing across of our big field to the northwest, down in and through the magical swamp to the north here or just off Lower Bullock Road. That trail goes on for miles and miles. There is also often great snowshoeing. Even just hiking on the frozen terrain in the swamp or down the dirt road networks is an adventure right from the guest house. Other Things to Note*The newer thermostat on the wall by the couch controls the heat. *More wood for the wood stove is located in the basement. *We recycle so please use the labeled straw basket in the kitchen for that. *Meditation cushions are located in the closet of the small bedroom. Enjoy. *Please close windows if you go out for extended periods. We get quite sudden rainstorms with strong winds, at times. *It can get muddy and wet around here, so, Vermont style, please take your shoes and boots off at the door. There is an apple crate for them by the door. There are raggedly towels in the closed basket adjacent to the shoe crate, for wiping off your doggies, if need be too. We appreciate it greatly. *We have a washer and dryer at our house if you need something dried in the rainy or snowy weather and there is a laundry line in the yard. There is also a laundromat in Brandon, for full-fledged laundry needs. *Shuffleboard playing, walks or skiing in the fields and to the cow barn, and visits to the chicken house are welcome. Two pr snowshoes are in the closet. *Two kayaks are available for use. Please ask if you are interested. *Our dog Cordelia is invisibly fenced within our personal yard. Please don’t tempt her to come interact with you outside of our yard. Please enter the yard between the cars on to the stone walkway to our north porch or west office. She is more used to people coming in from that direction. Thank you. *When you have visitors, please ask them not to park on the grass. *Last but not least, no smoking inside the premises. Please let us know if you need ANYTHING. Suggestions are welcome. Sincerely, Suki and James
Farmhouse
4br Farmhouse
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceThis is a very old house with creaky, irregular but beautiful floors and features. It is set back from a quiet dirt road. Cows are occasionally heard mooing in the fields. Each season brings a different rural atmosphere. Guest AccessGuests may use the original house including living and dining area, kitchen, bedrooms and baths. Linens are supplied. There is a place to sit outside on the former porch site and a lawn under mature maple trees. Interaction with GuestsWe will greet you as close to your arrival time as is convenient for both of us. We are next door and can be reached by phone or text, or you may ring the doorbell. The NeighborhoodThe farm is convenient to the Long Trail, Lake Dunmore, Fern Lake, Breadloaf, Middlebury College and beautiful towns and countryside nearby. Getting AroundThere is parking at the house, with room to maneuver a boat trailer. Other Things to NoteThe house functions with an oil furnace and an effective wood stove. Old fashioned ventilators allow heat to rise to two of the second floor bedrooms so in winter be prepared with a warm bathrobe and slippers. Air conditioning is not central but is generated on the first floor. There is no TV. There is a large shower with a seat.
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
The SpaceAutumn in Vermont is a celebration of crisp fresh air, wildlife, sparkling rivers and waterfalls, and colorful mountain views. Vermont really is as pretty as the postcards and calendars show, and this is a great place to enjoy it. The cabin was built as a hunting camp in 1997 by a logging firm that harvested timber here. We have built our home on the property and updated the cabin with plenty of amenities - sometimes we wish we still lived there! The cabin is a nice balance of rustic, cozy, and comfortable, and we take pride in the beauty of this place. Guest AccessThe 300+ square foot main floor of the cabin has a double bed, working kitchen, and full bathroom with a shower and hot water. Also enjoy use of the lawn near the cabin, charcoal grill, fire pit and picnic table. There are dishes, pots and pans, a coffee maker and a microwave, a fridge, and a gas range. A radiator in the kitchen area keeps the space warm and cozy on cool spring nights. We have two kayaks available so you can get out and enjoy one of our beautiful nearby lakes or do some fishing. I can help with tying them down and tips for the best spots. Interaction with GuestsThe cabin is next to our home. We are around daily to answer questions or help out. I'll check in upon your arrival to make sure you have everything you need and can find your way around. The NeighborhoodPlenty to do nearby! Rutland and Middlebury Farmers' Markets, Wood's Garden Market, Champlain and Douglas Orchards, Falls of Lana, Silver Lake, Branbury State Park, Goshen Dam, shops and restaurants in Middlebury and Brandon, Rutland's Paramount Theater, Cattails Restaurant, Texas Falls, Route 100 Scenic Highway, Mount Independence Historic Site and Fort Ticonderoga, rivers and mountains galore! Still a working forest, the property is home to a plethora of wildlife, hosting two beaver dams and a designated deer wintering area. There are some trails here on the property, and plenty of outdoor space for you to enjoy. Enjoy colorful sunsets as herons, ducks, and geese fly in for the evening, or spend the evening out in the cultural centers of Brandon or Middlebury. Bring, rent or borrow a boat and spend the day at nearby Lake Dunmore, Fern Lake, or Sugar Hill Reservoir; make the stunning 1 hour drive up to Burlington for the day for cool shops and great restaurants; or pick fresh Vermont fruits and berries with views of Lake Champlain. The Moosalamoo Recreation area is right in our backyard. There is so much to do around here, you may not want to leave! Getting AroundWe are about 1 mile from Route 7 - the main corridor through western Vermont. The Vermonter and the Ethan Allen Express provide train service from NYC to either side of the state. The closest drops to here are in Rutland, Randolph, and Burlington. "The Bus" and the ACTR provide nearby bus service - the latter has a stop about 1 mile from the house. There are car rental agencies in Rutland and Burlington. Savvy travelers shouldn't have much of a problem getting around, though a bicycle would help! While we are near a great deal of resources, this is still rural Vermont! Other Things to NoteSimple accommodations in a beautiful space make this a thoroughly enjoyable place to live and visit. We have decent cell service here, but there is no landline in the cabin. There is no TV, so you may want to bring a book or laptop or other device for entertainment if the forecast looks questionable. Playing cards and a few board games are available. The kitchen sink and shower have unlimited hot water, but the bathroom sink has cold water only.
Farmhouse
1br Farmhouse
  • Wifi
  • Parking
One bedroom in an 1820's farmhouse with an open format downstairs revealing post and beam. Use of shared kitchen, laundry, bath. Cows and sheep are on the property. A long view of the Adirondacks. Near Middlebury, Breadloaf, lakes, hiking, skiing.
Farm Stay
1br Farm Stay
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
Summers Gale Farm is located in the lake district near the Moosalamoo Recreation Area, three miles from the Silver Lake trailhead & fifteen minutes south of Middlebury. Our five bedrooms can be booked individually as private rooms, or reserved for a larger group. Cost per room per night is $125. Organic breakfast includes frittata (sourced from our hens & gardens). Couples, solo adventurers, families, aspiring artists, and larger groups are welcome. Rent/work swap is sometimes an option.
Cottage
3br Cottage
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wifi
Very private 2-story lake front house fully equipped for swimming, kayaking, fishing and relaxing with the entire family. Great screened-in porch with seating and a large picnic table for eating, late night card games, or simply enjoying the lake and mountain views. Dock includes a waterside deck area with railings and a two-section dock that acts as a diving raft (with ladder). Level backyard has 150 feet of unobstructed views. It also has a large gas grill and a small fire pit perfect for Smore’s and the occasional ghost story. The house comes with 2 kayaks, a rowboat, a canoe and plenty of water tubes/noodles. Life vests and paddles are included. Spacious 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The Master Bedroom has a large queen size bed and a sitting area with an adjoining bath and a lake-side deck. The 2nd bedroom has 2 double beds and the 3rd bedroom (on the 1st floor) has 2 twin beds. Fully equipped galley kitchen (with a 3 stool breakfast bar), a living room, and a kitchenette that easily seats 6. There is also a large picnic table on the screened in porch that seats 8. Living room also features a TV and woodstove for those cooler summer evenings. Other Attractions: Fern lake is a peaceful lake perfect for the family with children of all ages. The lake is small and does not allow boat speeds above 5mph. 5 miles from Lake Dunmore, where you can rent boats for more water activity, or grab a casual dinner of pizza and chicken wings (and incredible ice cream) at the deli. 8 miles from Middlebury and 5 miles from Brandon, VT for dining, shopping, antiquing and more.