About this listing
Centrally located, we are 20 minutes from many Vt. attractions. Montpelier, Waterbury, Stowe, Waitsfield..( ice cream, beer, skiing)
Or enjoy natural forest, brooks, and waterfalls outside your door.
Tax is included ... so is the cleaning!
Our completely renovated century-old guesthouse sits on 75 acres of natural Vermont mountain forest... replete with several brooks and many charming waterfalls.
The brooks join together, then flow east into Northfield Falls where three covered bridges in a row gave inspiration for our name.
Please Note: Price INCLUDES Vermont 9% meals & room tax.
Come relax in our second-floor private apartment with either 1 bedroom (queen), or 2 bedrooms (second bedroom is a double). Living room, fully equipped (sans dishwasher) kitchenette for light cooking, large bathroom (neo-angle shower), private entrance with covered porch, 32" flat-screen TV and wireless internet (both via satellite.) There are lots of music stations through the TV, but there is also an I-Pod / CD player for your discs and I-pod.
NOTE: Listed nightly rate is for the one bedroom apartment for 2 adults. Extra charge for second bedroom is $50 dbl oc, or $35 sing. oc. per night. Weekends usually require a 2 night stay (please inquire), and some holiday weekends require a 3 night stay.
We also have a "double" guest room in the main house. It can be available for larger groups in addition to the apartment, or it can be rented separately and is listed as such elsewhere here on AIRBNB. Check for availability.
WE ARE CENTRALLY LOCATED!
Heading WEST off the mountain you'll find:
Sugarbush / Mad River / and Stowe ski areas close by (20-40 min.)
Fine dining can be found from Waitsfield to Waterbury to Stowe (all 20-30 min. drive) and many attractions such as Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and Vermont's exotic beers.
Burlington, Vermont's largest town on beautiful Lake Champlain (home of the University of Vermont) is about an hour drive away.
Heading EAST off the mountain...(and through the covered bridges) you'll find:
Montpelier, Vermont's capital city and home of the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) and their amazing and photogenic meals. There are many other delicious eateries, the Hunger Mountain Co-op, and lots of fun shops and old Vermont charm. Montpelier is just 12 miles up the road.
Norwich University is just 5 miles away. Norwich is the first private military school in the country and home of N.U.'s famous Hockey games!
Many towns with real old-fashioned Vermont flavor can be explored from this side of the 'hill' including Barre and its famous granite quarry.
Many guests choose to spend some quiet time right here.
Enjoy a drink on the porch and watch the moon rise over the distant mountain. Wake up to the soothing sound of the brooks and birds. Hike, read in the garden, or try your hand at bird watching. In the winter, sledding and snowshoeing are fun right here on the property.
Rides in from the train station in Montpelier can be arranged.
Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE only please!
Owner is on premise and will work with all reasonable needs and requests.
Many little private areas along the brooks and in the forest. Wading pool with small sun deck in summer, snowshoeing and sledding in winter. The guest apartment is often the only space rented. I ( owner) am usually on premise as well. Occasionally, a guest room in the main house is rented at the same time and those folks may also be in the forest.
Interaction with Guests
I'm friendly and always try to be helpful to my guests...but I leave this up to people individually. I tend to keep a low profile once questions or concerns are addressed upon arrival...yet I am available, most of the time, for any of their needs.
A vehicle is necessary here on the mountain. In winter, snow tires and front wheel drive are recommended. and 4x4 's are a plus for most of Vermont...but not necessary.
Other Things to Note
I do not believe in collecting 'cleaning fees'. I am your host... you are renting my space... cleaning goes with my part of the job! However, I do often need to stick to check- in / out times. Please be conscious of this as I may need to get ready for other guests. You are welcome to continue to enjoy the property, but I may need to start cleaning the space. Please check with me. Thank you!
Here in the rural setting of the Green Mountains, we have artisian well water and a septic system.
PLEASE do not flush anything other than tissue paper in the commode, and please do not pour cooking grease down the drain! There is a clean can or jar in the freezer. Please pour cooking grease in that, and leave there for me to dispose of. Thank you very much!
Smoking is okay OUTSIDE ONLY, please. There will be an ashtray available if needed.
Please look over the guest 'info' sheet in unit...it has some other helpful details.
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
What a lovely place to stay! This was my first Airbnb experience and was a great introduction. This is a beautiful, home, inside and out. Dawn is a welcoming and considerate host and provided everything we needed and more besides. The garden and surroundings are full of natural beauty and the accommodations were clean, comfortable and warm. It's in a beautiful area and only 12 miles from Montpelier so offers the best of both worlds. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend Three Covered Bridges to anyone visiting Vermont.
First time to Vermont, and we fell in love with it! Dawn's mountain home is incredible - staying there made our the experience forever memorable. Three Covered Bridges Guest House and the private grounds that surround it are beautiful, well maintained - NO, lovingly manicured - and convenient to Montpelier and Northfield. We took wonderful walks through the gardens, along the streams, and sat by the waterfalls on Dawn's property. Can't wait to return!!!
This was the fourth year that I spent over a week at Dawn's amazing home with my husband and nearly two-year-old son and it was no less wonderful than any of the last. I can't say enough about how beautiful and peaceful her property is, and how incredible a host she is. It's the place I picture in the midst of hectic NYC life during the year and I look forward to returning again next summer!
Dawn was super accommodating, we were unable to arrive until very late at night and she was willing to wait up for us and leave her place well lit. When we woke up we found a mini loaf of Zucchini bread waiting in the fridge that was top notch! The property is beautiful, and you have the sounds from a near by brook to relax and fall asleep to. We would definitely make the trip back to Dawns for another stay.
I wish we had more time at the guesthouse. The space was perfect, the property amazing, and Dawn was extremely accommodating and friendly. Next time I hope to spend a week and wander all the brooks, waterfalls, and glens.
Thank you, Dawn!
We had a wonderful time staying at Dawn's and enjoyed exploring Montpelier which is about a 20 minute drive away. Dawn made us feel right at home and was available for anything we needed. It was the perfect secluded getaway we were looking for!
The apartment was beautiful, I could have lived there for months but alas, had only two days. The beauty of the site was clear even in the rainy late fall weather. I wish I could have been there in the summer to enjoy breakfast on the deck or a swim in the swimming hole and spend more time sitting by one of the waterfalls. Dawn was very welcoming and has done a remarkable job with her land and her house over the past 25 years, clearly a labor of love. Dawn is a meticulous innkeeper and I would highly recommend Three Covered Bridges Guesthouse!
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About the Host, Dawn
Originally from New Jersey, I fell in love with Vermont's mountain wilderness when I was about 12 years old. (Wow...no billboards!)
Years later, I bought a falling down camp (no wiring, no plumbing, etc.) and spent much time and money just getting the house into a livable condition. It's been another 15 years or so working out the details and chipping away at the outrageously overgrown flora and fauna to create open areas and some gardens. Whew!
Here's a quizz about Vermonters...."What do you call a Vermonter with 3 jobs?" Answer: "Lazy".
Like most folks here in the Green Mountains I do several things for "loot". I so some substitute teaching, respite for handicapped clients, waitressing and professional driving. In between those, I've finally been able to get my "guest house" up and running!