Two double occupancy rooms in a charming, 100- year-old cottage. 5 min walk to/from Amtrac/bus, 20 min from Lake Champlain and mountains for skiing, hiking, etc. 2 canoes and a kayak available to rent. 5 min walk to village cafes.
Fast wifi, 2 TV's, deck dining, canoes and kayak, walk to/from Amtrac and frequent, convenient bus, help yourself to the kitchen, living room, laundry "room", shady front porch rockers and glider, free, off-street parking.
Interaction with Guests
When here, I am often in my garden or study. However, I am always available for guests who like to chat or need any help or info on local areas of interest. Generally, I try to give guests ample personal space but I have greatly enjoyed getting to know my guests and conversing at their convenience.
My neighborhood is generally quiet and eclectic -- every house on my street is distinct. I personally enjoy walking in the village, enjoying the gardens and the many lovely, old homes.
Amtrac, also a key public transportation hub (bus) is a 5 minute walk to and from my house. Although I have not taken the train from Amtrac, my two grown sons have and prefer it to driving. I frequently use and always enjoy the bus system. It is punctual, clean, and riders are respectful and friendly. Also, every bus has an easy bike rack for those who want to extent their trip on bike, and they are also all wheelchair accessible. Very cheap: $1.25 per fare (have the correct change!) and you should ask for a free pass for transfers, even if it's only for the return trip. My off street parking can accommodate 4 cars not counting mine, which is in the garage because I rarely use it. Bike rentals are available nearby and if you're desperate, you might be able to borrow mine...
I have only one rule: if you use or eat the last of something, put it on the list-pad which is always on the kitchen counter.
I needed a place to spend the night near the train station, and Kim's cottage was the perfect solution. Only a 5 minute walk from the station, the house was just as pictured, clean and inviting. Kim was a wonderful host, leaving me a wonderful breakfast of quiche and apple crisp the next morning. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Kim was a great host and has a beautiful house! We only stayed a night but were greeted upon arrival and she recommended a couple good restaurants. The house was very nicely decorated and very clean. Best part was breakfast in the morning, quiche and homemade crêpes! We had a great time out in Vermont and I would definitely recommend staying here if you're planning on going to the Burlington area!
We have several chats with Kim who was very informative about Vermont and what 'green' state it is. Although she works full time teaching she made a cooked breakfast for us every morning and we had the use of the whole house; lovely deck out back
The house was lovely and immaculate. It is very close to Burlington. Kim was the most gracious host, and made us breakfast too. She also provided local restaurant recommendations. The only drawback was that the train tracks are very close by. Other than that, it was a great experience!
Wonderful! Adorable house, great location and a splendid host. Kim exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend staying with Kim.
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I am a bilingual (French, English) teacher, writer and storyteller. I have lived most of my life in Vermont and I spend as much time as possible out of doors, kayaking, canoeing, biking, skiing and snow-shoeing, so I am happy and qualified to suggest nearby places for outdoor adventures. I am fairly well-traveled (Adirondacks, Alberta, Alaska, Australia, BC, France, Maine, Nova Scotia, the canyons in western US...) and I enjoy hearing stories of others' travels. I have spent a lot of time in Quebec, from wilderness camping in Northern Quebec to weekends in Montreal and I am happy to share my favorite spots across the border.
I am an avid gardener and I love to cook. While my sons, now grown and on their own, were younger, their friends were always welcomed at our house, so I spent years happily cooking and feeding kids and teenagers. My guests can expect homemade crepes, waffles or scones for breakfast or brunch on the weekends, and can help themselves to more of the same on weekdays.
I have lived all of my life in New England and spent many summers on Martha's Vineyard. I am a bit of a history buff, and I am especially interested in place-names, so for those who are interested, I am happy to share what I know about local and regional history.
My guests are welcomed to make themselves at home, including in the kitchen. I have only one rule: if you use or eat the last of something, write it on the list-pad on the kitchen counter! It's a simple system, but it works!