About this listing
Milagro is a hand-built home we designed and built with Putney craftsmen. Peaceful, natural, creative sensibilities combine funky and elegant design throughout. Milagro blends Arts&Crafts style with favorite elements from many cultures.
Guests will have access to our entire home.
This includes the use of the hot-tub, outdoor grill, and fire pit.
Our location is ten minutes from Putney Village off interstate 91 north at exit #4. We are in southeastern Vermont near the Massachusetts and New Hampshire borders.
Check our map at the bottom of this page for suggestions of activities and local restaurants.
Close to Brattleboro, nearby cross-country skiing at The Putney School. Cross-country ski and mountain bike rentals may be found at West Hill Bike shop in Putney.
We are an hour to the downhill ski slopes like Ascutney, Bromley, Mt.Snow, Okemo, and Stratton.
Closer, is the cross-country ski center at Grafton Ponds. Open-air skating is free at the Retreat Meadows, and affordable family skating is found at Brattleboro's ice skating rink at Living Memorial Park.
Locally we have great mountain biking, hiking, running trails, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing. Also, locally crafted beer, cheese, wine, and fresh roasted coffee beans.
Nextstage Arts in Putney Village offers live music and film screenings.
Discreet, adult, clothing-optional river swims abound each summer. For example, one renown swim spot is named "Indian Love Call".
Caution: you might want to move here...
We have 3 neighbors. Our closest neighbor, a builder, renovated an old "Hippie home" about 100 yards away beyond our birch trees.
Next, a tiny cabin, against our 11 acre property line, lives a young neighbor who raises chickens, and like most Vermonters, is willing to help when needed.
Last on our dirt road, are two energetic gals who have a goat farm, and amazing chèvre cheese. They welcome visitors, but please leave your dog home at Milagro if you visit.
Beyond the goat farm is a flat hiking trail that after 15 minutes goes into the border of our neighboring village of Dummerston.
Come see for yourselves...
Limited public transit is available to downtown Putney from Brattleboro and Bellows Falls. Amtrak trains run to Nearby Brattleboro. Our place is accessed easiest by a vehicle, preferable AWD or 4WD in winter. Snow tires are suggested if we get a big snowfall.
Here's a list of airports surrounding us, and distances to us. Distances are by car travel.
We are south of BTV or Burlington, VT airport - about 2.5 hours.
We are north of BDL or Bradley, CN airport - about 1.5 hours.
We are west of MHT or Manchester, NH airport - 2 hours.
We are west of BOS or Boston, MA airport - 2.5 hours.
Visit our Green Mountain state again, or for the first time. We love our state motto, which is Freedom+Unity.
You are all invited!
Interaction with Guests
We usually stay in touch until guests arrive. After that, we suggest they call or text us through AirBNB if they need help or advice.
Public transit is available from downtown Putney, but it is limited. Amtrak trains run to Nearby Brattleboro. Our place is accessed easiest by a vehicle, preferable AWD or 4WD in winter. Snow tires are suggested if we get a big snowfall.
Other Things to Note
One note: both bedrooms are on the 2nd floor, however the stairs are wide and easy.
The main bathroom is situated between the 2 bedrooms.
Our small wood stove is available to use though we may or may not have any wood to burn.
This home is not designed to be a "Party House." Respectful and mindful guests will enjoy themselves most. Any signs of abuse or misuse will cause a forfeit of security deposit.
We ask that you remove your shoes indoors. You may want to pack some wool socks or house slippers to wear inside during colder months.
Unbreakable cups only, around the hot tub.
No smoking whatsoever.
$150/nt. as a private home for 4 people.
Additional people will result in additional charges $25/person/night - contact owner for groups of more than 4.
Dogs are welcome. A separate $15 cleaning fee is required if you are bringing your dog(s). This is arranged with the owner prior to your visit.
Doug is an emerging artist, and a photographer affiliated with
Vermont Center For Photography, or VCP. Please search for our website
Doug moved to Vermont from St.Croix, U.S.V.I to study photography, taught art for 9 years, and has exhibited nationally and internationally in juried shows.
Jessica recently retired from teaching at a local Montessori School after 27 years. She moved to Vermont from England to enjoy the variety of seasons.