About This Listing
Enjoy the beauty of Vermont. Just outside charming Adamant and 10 mins from Montpelier. Trails for walking, skiing, and snow-shoeing right our the door, as is a wood-fired sauna.
Cozy 2-bedroom apartment with a combined studio kitchen and living area on first floor of my home in Adamant, VT. Sunny and secluded, located on a beautiful back road. The kitchen is stocked for guests who enjoy cooking -- a gas cooktop, pots and pans and some staples (pasta, rice, basic spices, etc).
Two bedroom: one w/ a queen bed, the other w/ a double futon. Both made w/ wonderfully soft vintage linens.
You can enjoy the network of walking, snowshoe and ski trails out the back of my house in any season. Use of the wonderful wood-fired sauna is included. Cats in the house.
6 miles from Montpelier, less than a mile to the village of Adamant. Montpelier is a charming town w/ lots of great, locally-owned shops and restaurants.
Adamant is a picture-postcard village with ponds, a waterfall, and a swimming hole, It's the home of the Adamant Music School and the Adamant Co-op --a charming community hub and the oldest co-op in the state. The Co-op offers home cooked meals and groceries, and lots of local color. You can purchase a home-cooked meal and enjoy it on the screened in porch overlooking the waterfall while surfing the net. The Co-op is delightfully quirky--it has an outhouse rather than indoor plumbing, but proudly offers visitors free high speed wifi.
Other Things to Note
The house has wifi. AT&T cell phone coverage is good. others can be sporadic. Guests have the use of a land line.
No smoking anywhere on the property. Other than that, the golden rule pretty much covers it.
We needed a place with a couple of beds so this BNB met those needs. It is a nice sized apartment located in a sweet village near Montpelier - very picturesque. Our hosts made us a very good coffee cake, provided other good snacks, and were hospitable. The beds were comfortable. We were disappointed that the apartment was not sunny as we thought it would be from the pictures. The floors are concrete with radiant heat that need ample time to warm up.
Not acceptable. After walking in within 2 minutes we turned and walked out and ended up driving into town and getting a hotel room for less money that was much better. The apartment reminded me of my grandma's basement that needs remodeling (by the way the rental IS a basement). The photos of the OUTSIDE of the house make it look great, and maybe the upstairs is, but the "apt" is unacceptable especially at $146 per night....I want a refund. Cindy, please credit back to my card the rental fee. And you need to put photos of the INSIDE of the apt. and house on Airbnb....the outside is deceptive. This is my first Airbnb experience and it was awful....
All I can do here is describe what I encountered when I arrived: a filthy apartment with lots of mold (especially on the bedroom window frame, two feet from the bed), unmade beds with stained pillows (not the cases), a large hairball in the bathroom sink, dead spiders throughout the place, no toilet paper and a strong smell of mildew. I was shocked and, frankly, deeply dismayed. Why? Because this service is built on trust. It is these types of places that destroy interesting, practical services like Airbnb. The homeowner apologized but offered to refund only part of the money, which also was insulting. Thankfully, Airbnb intervened and did the right thing.
The reservation was canceled 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
If you're looking for a place to stay to enjoy a bit of rural Vermont or to visit Montpelier, strongly consider this listing! The apartment easily sleeps 4 and includes a functional kitchen, friendly cats, and a welcoming and helpful hostess. Vacationed in the apartment for 2 nights after significant snow fall and in icy conditions. Cindy warned us in advance of when the driveway became impassable from recent snow and freezing rain, and made sure things were taken care of when the furnace went out. The wood stove was a pleasant source of heat before it could get fixed. The surrounding area was fun to explore (hiking trails behind the house) and Cindy prepared the sauna for us on our last night. Overall, a recommendable host and place to stay. We're looking forward to staying again!
I stayed at Cindy's with a friend while we were attending an herbal conference nearby. Cindy was not in town to greet us, but left wood for the sauna. We got in too late and couldn't take advantage of her hospitality but appreciated a welcoming text from her upon our arrival. The driveway does require attention, but was not a problem in my front wheel drive compact car.
The floor was radiant floor heating and the bedrooms were very comfy. The kitchen was well stocked, English muffins in the fridge with butter, jam, half and half, orange juice, lots of tea, hot chocolate, granola bars, and more. The beds were covered in extremely comfy sheets, lots of blankets and awesome pillows. The lighting was good for reading in bed.
Saturday night we did get to chat with Cindy and found her to be so welcoming and personable. We would definitely stay here again. We spent quite a bit of time hanging out in the kitchen chatting and wished there was a comfy chair or two there. Everything else was fine!
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