About this listing
Studio apartment in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Country setting on 26 acres. Private entrance. Skiing, hiking, backroads exploring, leaf peeping, etc. 4 miles to Caspian Lake, 15 miles to Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 30 miles to Stowe resorts and Smugglers Notch. 50 miles to Jay Peak, Burke Mountain, Mad river Valley. Full kitchen and bath, double bed in sleeping area, futon for children in living area.
We had a lovely stay at George and Kathy's oasis! All the tales of banana bread and coffee are true and truly appreciated. The view was incredible, the apartment clean and comfortable, and the kitchen well equipped for making any meal you desire and even stocked with George's beautiful handmade pottery. We would stay again and highly recommend others to as well! Thank you!
This is our second time at George's little Haven. We hope to return next year! His place is so welcoming, warm and perfectly located for wonderful XC skiing. We had everything we needed, comfy bed, full kitchen and lovely views out the windows . It felt like coming 'home' this time. Thank you George!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at George's Haven which was my base for some great cross-country skiing in the area. George and Kathy were warm and welcoming hosts. The apartment living room has a wonderful view of fields, woods and mountains beyond. The fridge had delicious home-baked zucchini bread enjoyed with a nice selection of teas - kitchen is fully equipped for fixing meals. The living room has comfortable seating and a nice selection of books, interesting info on the Hardwick area and DVD's while you're enjoying the view. After long days of cross-country skiing I had no trouble falling asleep on the comfortable bed. Also very useful is a decent cellphone signal and home wifi - the "kingdom" is notorious for having blank spots in coverage so this was very handy. The location is also convenient (10-15 minute drive) to Hardwick village which has most services including restaurants, groceries and a bookstore. All in all, the set-up and the hosts are great and I would gladly return.
We had a wonderful experience at the Hemmens' lovely guest apartment. The hosts were warm and welcoming. The apartment was comfortable, spotless, and so well equipped that we lacked for nothing. It was a pleasure to see a spectacular sun rise every morning over the mountains from the window of the sitting area.
We had a lovely stay in the studio at George and Kathy's. The view is stunning and the space is comfortable, cozy and full of light if you want it. Although our trip was work related we truly enjoyed relaxing in what little time we had to do so. Sadly because of our busy schedule we had little time for interaction but our arrival was greeted warmly and thoughtfully with sundries of milk, juice, and zucchini bread. All in all a truly positive experience.
Christa and Derick
Our stay there was just perfect! Kathy and George are lovely. Their welcome was exactly what we needed to start our holidays the best way. The studio is confy and cute with an amazing view. It was really clean and Katy cooked us a yummy zuchini cake, so good! They helped us with all our questions about the area and gave us really good advises with what to see and where to go.
We will go back for sure:-)
We had a lovely, relaxing stay here in East Hardwick. We received a warm welcome from Kathy and George, who were gracious in offering any help needed or answers to our questions. The setting is beautiful; the studio spacious, clean and comfortable, equipped with everything needed -- plus George's pottery dishes and vases; and enough coffee and food (including fresh-baked banana bread) to get us started!
There are beautiful gardens, a stretch of open land, and views of the mountains from the Adirondack chairs.
Altogether, a quiet, peaceful place near some great places to hike and explore.