This newly-renovated and solar-powered historic schoolhouse overlooks our family's regenerative organic farm. The Schoolhouse is bright and open, with a modern-rustic feel. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a country setting with views of the Green Mountains in every direction.
We've just finished renovating the Schoolhouse and are ready to begin welcoming guests. This 800 sq. ft. house is open and filled with natural light. It has vaulted ceilings, wood floors, concrete countertops, bright windows, and a large deck that looks out over the farm and the mountains to the west. Most nights, the sunset view from the deck is spectacular.
There are two queen beds in the house: one in a private downstairs bedroom, and one in an open loft bedroom. (The peak of the loft bedroom is just over 6 feet, so taller guests might be more comfortable in the downstairs bedroom.) There is also a full-size futon in the living area that can be made up to accommodate an additional two guests.
The house has wifi and a "Smart TV" (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, streaming for your devices, etc.). There is no cable/live TV nor DVD. We also have small portable speakers so you can listen to music indoors and out.
****** The lawn has just been re-seeded after finishing extensive landscaping. It will green up quickly over the summer, but we don't want folks to be surprised by a hay-covered lawn in the meantime! ******
The Schoolhouse is located on and above our family's 4th-generation farm. We use no chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.) on the land. We practice regenerative agriculture—using our sheep, chickens, turkeys, bees, and perennial fruit and forage crops to make sure our farm's ecosystems and animals remain fed, protected, strong, and resilient. If you're interested in regenerative agriculture (aka carbon farming)—and if time allows—we'd be happy to give you a tour of our farm and practices. For a peek at the farm, you can check out @studiohillvt on Instagram.
Guests will have access to the whole Schoolhouse and its surrounding yard. The yard has a fire pit and seating, as well as room for yard games. We can also direct you to some scenic trail walks (with views of the Green Mountains) throughout the farm.
The Schoolhouse is a private building with its own parking and driveway. It is a comfortable house with modern amenities, but we do want people to expect to hear the sights and sounds of a working farm. You'll occasionally hear tractors, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and a donkey in the distance.
Interaction with guests
We will meet you at the time of check-in, answer any questions you may have, and then be out of your hair. We live in a nearby house on the farm, and are available if you have any questions.
Other things to note
***** Sorry, no pets. No smoking *****
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.