About This Listing
This beautiful, bright and sunny studio apartment is the perfect place for a quiet vacation or a romantic weekend get-away. It is part of a 200 year old farmhouse, but is a separate and private space. It is bright and spacious in summer, cozy and warm in winter, and glorious in the fall. You will find everything you need to leave behind the hustle and bustle of your busy life, and spend some quiet time in beautiful rural Vermont. The afternoon sun pours in the large old windows, and the wide pine floors glow honey gold. You can relax with a good book, nap in the comfy bed, cook a meal in the fully but simply appointed kitchen, or soak in the tub. If you need to work, you will have all the quiet you need, plus good cell coverage and high-speed wireless internet. You can come and go as you please, and have as much contact with homeowner as you want. There is a shared main entrance, but the studio is a separate space.
The studio consists of a good sized living/bedroom with a comfy full size bed, plus a brand new fold out full-size sleeper for extra guests or your little one. A pack & play for babies is available upon request. The kitchen is equipped for cooking simple meals, with service for 4. The full bath is roomy and the bathtub is great for soaking. Two thick robes are on the door for your comfort.
The flower-covered front porch is the perfect place to dream away a summer afternoon. Lie in the hammock with a book, or have your morning coffee at the outdoor table while listening to the birdsong and the neighborhood roosters. Venture out through the meandering pathways into secret gardens, ponds, and fruit trees. Fill your bucket with delicious sun-warmed raspberries, and pick vegetables straight from the garden for your supper.
Situated in a quiet and friendly rural neighborhood, you are but minutes from I-91, and 20 minutes from the Upper Valley. Hartland is a quaint Vermont town, with a diner, yoga studio, general store, library, gas station (with a surprisingly good wine selection), a Unitarian Universalist and a Congregational church, and a fantastic farmer's market on Fridays. There are miles of dirt roads right outside the door, to wander and get lost (I can give you a map!), or hop on your mountain bike and be gone for an afternoon. Hartland has an amazing network of miles and miles of public access cross-country ski trails, so if you come in the winter do bring your skis or snow-shoes. I can also tell you where to rent some.
Studio is walking distance to town, and is a ten minute walk to the Skunk Hollow Tavern, where you can enjoy a pub meal downstairs or head upstairs for a romantic dining experience in an historic old tavern. Put your dancing shoes on for a Friday night with some of the best live bands around, or enjoy open mic night on Wednesdays.
Historic Windsor, with its shops, restaurants, museums, river adventure company, bike shop, the Harpoon Brewery, a brand new craft vodka distillery, and one of the longest and most photographed covered bridges in the world, is minutes away. In the other direction you'll find Woodstock, just 20 minutes away. Woodstock has been voted one of the most beautiful towns in the US and is full of lovely shops and restaurants, covered bridges, the Billings Farm and Museum, galleries, and antique shops - it is quintessential Vermont.
The Upper Valley, also 20 minutes away, consists of towns on both sides of the Connecticut River, in Vermont and New Hampshire. You will find restaurants to suit all tastes, wonderful shops and many tourist attractions. Hanover, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College are here, and so is the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, a premier hospital and health care center. The King Arthur Baking Store and School is just up the road and offers a beautiful new shop that is a baker's dream, and also offers baking classes throughout the year. Vermont Law School is a 25 minute drive.
There are numerous smaller ski areas within a half an hour, and Killington, the "beast of the east" is just a 40 minute drive, through picturesque hills and forest. Rivers, lakes, hiking trails, miles of mountain biking roads and trails, and several premier distance running and biking races and events make this the perfect destination for any outdoor enthusiast.
Play hard, see the sights, go to meetings or medical appointments, put in a day on the slopes, or just meander the back roads and rivers of this beautiful part of Vermont, and then return home for a peaceful and quiet rest in your own comfortable little space.
Children are more than welcome in this space - with advance notice toys, games and snacks will be provided.
This home is a welcoming space and is lgbtq friendly.
Sorry, but no pets are allowed. But, don't worry - Maya, the ten year old friendly golden retriever will not mind a bit if you are feeling the need to do some dog petting!
There is nothing fancy here, but there is all that you need - that's why it feels like home.
Please make yourself at home, relax, and thoroughly enjoy your visit. My home is your home away from home, and I want you to have everything you need. If you can't find something you need, please feel free to ask. Please feel free to enjoy the front porch, or stroll around the grounds and the gardens. If you dare, you are welcome to take a dip in the small pond. Come and go as you please, and have as much privacy as you want. I will be around or at work, but easily reached by cell phone, and always available for a chat when I am home. Please, no smoking anywhere on the property.
Beautiful area and clean, well-appointed space. We loved hanging out on the porch with coffee in the morning and the close proximity to Woodstock. We'd love to stay here again.
We were in town on family business just as the spring thaw was affecting Vermont. We had to call Nancy en route because we were arriving late. She was very accommodating and suggested a wonderful restaurant on the way, so we arrived at her home very late. She was there to greet us at the door and to show us to the very complete and tidy apartment. Given the hour we were grateful for the warm firm bed, and next morning for the coffee and breakfast provisions she had provided. During the rest of our stay our family kept us from crossing paths with Nancy and really appreciating the rest of the house and grounds, but her friendliness and the accommodations will have us come back when we are less pressed for time. We highly recommend her hospitality and studio apartment.
Nancy was very responsive and welcoming when we arrived. I forgot a hair dryer and I was looking for a place to go for a run, she quickly provided help for both! The space is just as pictured, bright, sunny and peaceful which was certainly welcoming as the mud season was starting in VT. We LOVED the fresh daffodils, fluffy robes, the local cream, eggs & yogurt, honey and the Green Mtn coffee left for us to enjoy. Such a nice touch! We walked to Skunk Hollow Tavern for a fabulous dinner and enjoyed the starry sky as we walked home. A wonderful stay. Nancy had a great balance of being there when we needed her and then giving us the privacy we were looking for as well.
Nancy was the perfect host. She showed us around the apartment and told us about local restaurants and ski trails. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and cozy - just as advertised. We would enjoy staying here again.
This was our first trip to Hartland, VT. As with most places, it was a pleasure to visit. We did not have chance to ski on Hartland's maintained ski trail network due to inclement weather, but this looks like something to check out next time. Nancy's apartment provides a real incentive to return.
Nancy met us upon arrival at her charming home located in lovely and quiet Hartland, Vermont. She made us feel at home and answered our questions about local cross-country ski trails, where to go grocery shopping and other points of interest in the area.
The studio apartment was very cute and fairly large. It was the perfect size for two people. The kitchen was pretty simple but had all the necessities - Nancy also provided some local eggs, yogurt and cream for coffee, which were delicious and greatly appreciated! The food in Vermont was wonderful!
If you are a fan of cross-country skiing, Nancy's place is ideal for you. There are some cross-country ski trails which start right next to Nancy's property - also there is another trail head about a 3 min drive down the road to a 30km network of community-run and well maintained cross country trails - they were gorgeous. Most of the trails were groomed for classic cross country skiing but there were others which I would characterize as "back country" as well as some snowmobile trails. My girlfriend and I went skiing quite a bit while we were there.
All in all, I would recommend Nancy's place to any folks looking for an off-the-beaten-track Vermont experience.
We had a perfect weekend in Nancy's very charming farmhouse studio! It was nice and bright and clean. Nancy wrote us a very considerate email with details before we got there, and left us some local milk, eggs, and yogurt in the fridge—along with 2 little chocolate hearts, since we were there over Valentine's Day. She was a pleasure to coordinate with even though we didn't get to meet her. Would highly recommend this location!
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About the Host, Nancy
I am a working professional and a full-time graduate student who has raised two children in this lovely home. It is far too big for just me, and I am hoping to share it with interesting guests from around the world.