About this listing
Nestled in the field behind our house is a lovely new wooden barn. Our field is host to an ever changing collection of cows and goats throughout the year but the barn will be just for you. A private sleeping area is equipped with a full size futon, an electric space heater, lighting, radio/cd player and plenty of rustic charm. An upstairs loft holds a ping pong table and basketball hoop. Kids can also be accommodated on futons in the upstairs loft and are more than welcome! There are plenty of fun activities for them on the property and in the area. The views from the barn's deck are nothing short of spectacular. You are welcome to join us in the main house to use the kitchen and the bathroom (the barn does not have either). All linens are provided.
Our place is about 15 minutes from the town of Brandon which has several wonderful restaurants, a grocery store, and shopping. We are also about 25 minutes from the college town of Middlebury which is known for its quaint downtown and arts scene. We are nearby to Middlebury College Snowbowl for downhill skiing and Rikert Ski Center for X-Country skiing (one of two places in the state that makes snow!). We are also minutes away from Blueberry HIll Ski Center for back country skiing and snowshoeing. We can provide the snowshoes.
This space is perfect for someone looking for a rustic retreat in a beautiful part of Vermont. We will make you feel at home!
A note about winter reservations: We are more than happy to accommodate you during the winter months. The barn room is insulated but please keep in mind that temperatures in December thru February can be very low so please pack accordingly. This experience is similar to winter camping but protected from the elements!
Guests have access to the entire property and more than welcome to use the various sitting areas and our three season screened in porch.
Interaction with Guests
We are very happy to help our guests have a wonderful Vermont experience. We have many maps and guide books for hiking, skiing and biking. Please just ask and we can direct you many local swimming holes.
We are a very quiet, peaceful, rural setting with beautiful sun sets. We are located on a dirt road (about 4-5 miles from the main road) from either Middlebury or Brandon. We are host to many animals small and large and numerous birds.
There are buses from Middlebury to get to Burlington but times are limited. We would be willing to pick you up from the train in Rutland (for a fee) but once at our house it is very rural and a car is needed to get around.
Other Things to Note
Please note: We would like to know a bit about you before we accept a reservation so please have a full profile filled out including a picture. Thank you!
Please have fun and treat our home as you would want your home treated. No pets or smoking allowed in the barn or house please.