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.
Assez difficile de juger ce pour quoi nous avons réglé dans la mesure où nous avons bénéficié d'un upgrade gratuit qui correspondait à la maison principale. Pour cela nous sommes extrêmement reconnaissant envers notre hôte Cindy. Nous avons tout simplement été accueilli comme si nous étions chez nous. Des serviettes de bain on été mises à notre disposition ainsi que des petites friandises.
Le lieu est tout simplement charmant, on se trouve en pleine forêt sans le moindre vis-à-vis. Du calme, de la sérénité, de la nature vraiment un cadre idéale pour se relaxer.
Ma femme a pu profiter du sauna qui même en plein été est quelque chose de sacré pour une Russe.
La fraîcheur de la nuit a été atténué par la présence d'une cheminé qui rajoute une touche de romantisme au lieu.
En résumé, pour qui veut se retirer un tant soit peu de la civilisation, c'est tout simplement l'endroit parfait.
La jolie petite ville de Montpelier se trouve à environ 15 minutes de route où l'on peut trouver une boulangerie digne de nos boulangeries françaises.
Un seul bémol, nous aurions voulu croiser un ours...
The house, while fairly deep in the silent woods of Central Vermont, is also very close to a variety of local attractions, not the least of which is the village/town of Adamant down the road. Cindy and Gabriel were great hosts and very attentive to my travel plans which changed last minute. The upper (main) portion of the house is light-filled and comfortable with an exceptional cook's kitchen--and a motley collection of cats who are inside/outside. If you enjoy being removed from it all and wish to relax with the woods surrounding you, this is the house for you. With a number of bedrooms available, the house would also be suitable for a large family or group.
Cindy was easy to communicate with and her son was there to greet us when we arrived. The area is lush and green and off-the-beaten path. The house and its surroundings were more overgrown and rustic then I had expected, but for one night it wasn't a problem. The kitchen isn't as well stocked as we had hoped, but dinner still made it to the table. We had a well-rested sleep in comfortable bedrooms in the incredible silence of the woods.
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.
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