This bright second floor apartment features a large deck with amazing views of Rochester Mountain, Mount Cushman, and Braintree Mountain. The sunny living space contains a full and outfitted kitchen, a full bath with tub/shower, and a comfortable bedroom with a queen size bed. The apartment is attached to a family home, but has a separate entrance and plenty of parking. We are located at the end of a dead-end road on four lovely acres, just 2 miles from Route 100. Wireless DSL internet is available, as well as a TV/DVD player, but no cable access.
Mike is a furnituremaker and works out of his woodshop here on Sawmill Hill. He spends his free time kayaking local whitewater and backcountry skiing out the back door. Carrie is an education administrator in area schools, and is an avid runner and XC skier. Our boys Henry (5) and Porter (3) help out with our pigs, chickens, garden, and firewood .
Our place is 4 miles from Rochester, a quintessential Vermont town with a large village green, several hip cafes & restaurants, bucolic views, and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Nearby attractions include
- Green Mountain National Forest and the Long Trail
-Short drives to Killington, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and the Middlebury Snowbowl, as well as unlimited backcountry skiing
-Excellent canoeing, kayaking, tubing, swimming and fishing on the upper White River and its tributaries
-Extensive local and regional biking- both road and mountain- and a legendary bike shop right in town.
-Lots of local art: pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, theatre, live music, writers, fine art
-Short scenic drives to neighoring areas: the Mad River Valley and Capitol District, the Champlain Valley, and the Connecticut River Valley
You don't have to be that 'outdoorsy' to really enjoy this place. If you have a sturdy pair of shoes and clothing appropriate to the season, you can walk any number of miles of quiet dirt road with just the occasional passing car to punctuate a world of meadows, forests, barns, and far-off mountains. A chair-and-book combination can be another good option, on the sunny deck or in the shade of an old maple tree.
The well-appointed apartment was exactly as described offering peace and quiet in the middle of gorgeous mountain views. Easy access to hiking trails. We were there during a heat wave and did not need to turn on the A/C thanks to the crisp mountain breeze.
Beautiful location, gracious hosts, tidy, lovely apartment.
Beautiful apartment with an incredible view. A perfectly cozy & comfortable space for slowing down and soaking up the scenery. Thank you, Mike & Carrie, for your hospitality!
Mike and Carries place is beautiful! We were very warm and cozy inside. They provided movies and board games. Mike even set us up with wood for us to use his fire pit. It was amazing watching the sunset with a fire going. He also was very helpful with guiding us to get X-country skis. We went on a 2 hour beautiful trail right out his front steps. We would def return.
Our stay with Mike and Carrie was absolutely phenomenal! The apartment is adorable and nice and warm on those cold March nights we stayed. They were always available if we had a problem but otherwise left us to enjoy our stay. We skiied at Killington (about a 45 min drive to the mtn) and it was amazing to be able to make breakfast in the morning and pack a lunch to bring with us to the mountain. The kitchen was very well stocked! There was a supermarket right in town for anything we forgot.
I would definitely recommend Mike and Carrie's to anyone who is looking for a peaceful getaway!
Had a great stay here! Made the request on a Friday and heard back right away for check in the following day. Only 30 min from Killington Mtn so it worked out perfectly. Thanks!
Our family (two adults, a four year old and a one year old) stayed at Carrie and Mike's apartment and had a great time! I can't say enough about how accommodating and friendly they are. We were very comfortable in their apartment. They had all of the utensils and pots/pans that we needed to make our own dinner and breakfast. The views are spectacular and the town of Rochester is pretty darn awesome. Our older daughter went sledding and skiing on the hill behind the house, which was a nice bonus. Mike's woodworking is also really impressive, we picked up a great cutting board. We look forward to staying with them again!
The location and view was incredible, so peaceful and quiet. The apartment was great as well, the perfect size for two. We saw Mike briefly when we arrived and had no other contact until we left. It felt like we had our own separate space entirely. If you're visiting during the winter and renting a car I'd recommend an AWD. This was Mikes advice to us, which we didn't listen to and had a few driving slips in our small 2-wheel drive rental, nothing major but enough to make us concerned about driving in the snow.
We had a very nice stay at Carrie and Mike's house. The apartment is lovely and the hosts were great. We went skiing at Killington most days, which is gorgeous 35 minute drive down route 100.
This air bnb was a last minute decision, and boy am I glad we picked it! The apartment was fully equip with a full kitchen - perfect for making breakfast on a chilly winter morning! The heating system was great as well (crucial in winter!). We arrived at the apartment in the evening so we had no idea of the views awaiting us the next morning - they were astounding! We got to watch a glorious sunrise across the mountainous valley, definitely one of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen! We would come back again! Mike was very helpful and made sure that we were settled and happy with our stay. Thanks again!
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