About this listing
All season vacation place at the foot of Chipman Hill. Bed and Continental breakfast. Guest kitchen opens to the woods. With grant piano, deck, porch, fireplace, and authentic art. Over look Middlebury College and Adirondacks. Walking/hiking/biking/x-country ski trails next to the house. 6 minute walk into town, 11 minutes to Middlebury College campus. 20 minutes from Middlebury Snow Bowl, 45 minutes from Sugarbush, Killington, Burlington.
My house is located on hill side, overlooking the Champlain Valley, Adirondack, the Town of Middlebury, and Middlebury College.
I do not serve a formal breakfast, but there is a small but fully equipped guest kitchen with coffee, tea, cereals, snack, eggs, and fresh muffins from bakery. Just help yourself.
Interaction with Guests
I will be available upon your arrival and will happily acquaint you with the area when I am not travel. I will have someone be my hostess if I am out of town.
Our neighborhood is quiet, yet it is close to town, and easy to travel north or south . The house is on the loop of TAM ( Trail Around Middlebury) The hiking trail stars right on my door step.
It is 3.5 hours from Boston. 2 hours to Montreal. 5.5 hours to New York City. The Addison County Regional Transit bus makes 4 round trips a day to Burlington.
Up stairs bedrooms are carpeted. I recommend guest to leave outdoor shoes at downstairs. It is safer to walk on the old steps without shoes on.
We arrived at Yinglei's home on Friday afternoon for a two night stay. She greeted us warmly and served us tea and homemade cake. She has a beautiful home on the hillside that is a short walk to downtown. Her house is clean and beautifully decorated and the landscaping is lovely. We had the second floor to ourselves because no other guests were there. It was nice to have access to a private kitchen and we enjoyed sitting on the back deck surrounded by woods and gardens. The bed was very comfortable. Next time we will stay longer so we can explore Middlebury a bit more.
Yinglei was a wonderful host. She made me and my son feel totally welcome and did everything she could to make out stay very comfortable. Having our own kitchen was a real bonus and the bed was very comfortable. I will definitely go back when in Middlebury.
The neighborhood is about a ten-minute walk from the village of Middlebury. The house is tucked on a hillside and is very quiet. The view from our window of the mountains in the distance was lovely. Yinglei made us feel welcome and was very careful to show us everything that related to our stay. Our room was immaculate with plenty of towels, warm cozy blankets and a lovely wood dresser so we could unpack. (No cheesy Ikea furniture!!!)
The listing on airbnb was very accurate. Yinglei was a wonderful host who made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. She did everything she could to make our stay pleasant and memorable. The house had everything we needed and the kitchen was well equipped for an enjoyable breakfast. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while we were in Middlebury to watch our college son swim.
Yinglei has natural enthusiasm for life, guests, art and Vermont. I was comfortable every moment thanks to Yinglei's generosity. I look forward to returning.
Quaint, cozy, and comfortable sum up our experience in Yinglei's home. Yinglei was a wonderful hostess and made us feel welcome in her home right away. She was interested in getting to know us, and prepared breakfast for us one morning. She was also very flexible when we had to add another night last minute. We would definitely stay with Yinglei again
I had a splendid stay--Yinglei was a wonderful hostess! She was extremely gracious and welcoming. She went out of her way to see to it that I had everything I needed, including a deluxe breakfast each morning (4). The accommodations were clean, quiet, and very comfortable. And Yinglei was delightful company, too, an interesting and talented woman. She was very accessible and her communication was great. Sharing a bathroom is never enjoyable but the other guests were tidy enough and Yinglei seemed to stay on top of keeping it clean. It was a little farther from campus than I'd hoped but the setting is nice and getting to campus is not difficult.
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About the Host, Yinglei
I am a teacher and artist, specializing in Chinese language, literature, painting and calligraphy. I am a certified Chinese tea master. My interests are Chinese Taiji, Taiji sward, traditional medicine, and medicinal herbs. I do wood turning, pottery. I love nature and people. I have traveled all over the world, have hiked the Alps, mountains in Asia, and the Long Trail. This beautiful nature brought me to Vermont.