Arts+Crafts style bungalow - a gem.

House - Entire home/apt · Allyn Rd, Putney, VT 05346, United States

Milagro is a hand-built home we designed and built with Putney craftsman. Peaceful, natural, creative sensibilities combine funky and elegant design throughout. Milagro blends Arts&Crafts style with favorite elements from many cultures.
Come visit !

The Space

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 91north at exit #4. We are in southeastern Vermont near the Massachusetts and New Hampshire borders.
Check our blue guidebook on 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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 4
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Our stay was fantastic! We really enjoyed the house and the hot tub! Everything was very comfortable and clean and we even took an evening and made dinner in the kitchen- which had everything we needed. The town of Putney has a great General Store-perfect for snacks and other items. We also ate at a fun cafe, which I can't seem to remember the name now, but it was right in the center of Putney. We really enjoyed the stay and are so thankful to Doug & Jessica!!!

    March 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Laura, we are so glad you found both the General Store and The Gleanery.
    Hoping that next time you can bring Wolly, and let him loose in the great outdoors. Thanks for being considerate guests,
    Doug+Jessica

  • Staying at Milagro was a wonderful escape from the city. We especially enjoyed the peace and quiet, the hot tub, the wood stove, and the space to cook and eat. Doug and Jessica were available and very helpful. They were generous enough to leave us some tasty wine and chocolate. We would love to come back next time we are in Vermont.

    March 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Devon, so glad that you guys were able to take a break from the city. We will have to check out your AirBnB location in Brooklyn. Glad you enjoyed yourselves at Milagro!
    Doug+Jessica

  • Part of me briefly considered not reviewing Milagro, so we could keep it to ourselves...but that wouldn't be fair to our lovely hosts. We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend filled w/ a lot of nothing -- hanging out in the hot tub, knitting, reading, and tooling around town. It's such a comfortable place, that we didn't feel much need to leave. We did venture into town for supper, groceries, treats, and a little shopping at Swirl. It's really a great little place; you should go.

    March 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Melinda and Sasha took great care of our home. The place was simply spotless after their departure. We love when guests are so attentive and appreciative.
    Please visit again!
    Doug+Jessica

  • Had a wonderful stay in this quiet oasis! Doug and Jessica were super kind and generous. They were very responsive when our tiny car couldn't make it up the snowy hill (although a friendly neighbor gave us a lift and told us we could leave the car at the bottom of the hill) and throughout our entire stay. Milagro is such a warm and welcoming place, with a wooden stove, lovely kitchen, and artwork adorning all the walls! We took advantage of the nearby cross-country ski trails, local Putney Co-Op, tried a yoga class in Brattleboro, and enjoyed the variety of video games in the house! This was a perfect way to celebrate a birthday and we will definitely come back, it was so hard to leave! Thanks for a wonderful few days!

    February 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Amy - we appreciate your easy-going nature, and ability to roll with the unexpected Vemont weather. Thanks so much for staying in touch and keeping us in the loop - glad you were able to pack in all the fun you described - hoping you'll come back!
    Doug+Jessica

  • We had a delightful time at Milagro! It is a stunning and comfortable home and Doug & Jessica are exceptionally thoughtful and thorough hosts. We enjoyed a snowy weekend cozied up with our dog and close friends. Putney is very cute, but we never needed to leave this beautiful home. The light and views were perfect! We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it!

    February 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Carrie left us a beautiful bouquet of flowers, which was such an unexpected surprise. We are consistently astounded by the good vibes that guests bring into our humble home.
    Carrie, you and your friends are most certainly welcome to return!
    Doug+Jessica

  • Doug & Jessica's house is amazing! We were so glad we got to go to such a magical place for our little getaway. Life in NYC is a grind and a few days in their beautiful home, with it's gorgeous surroundings was just what the doctor ordered.
    The actual house is cool, comfy, warm and covered with art. The hot tub on the deck is perfect to relax in, the wood burning stove is amazing to sit by and read a book, or hang. Doug & Jessica even left us a bottle of wine and chocolates when we got there!
    Our dog, Trolley, also had a blast. She loved running around in the snow on the vast acres behind the house and curling up by the fire.
    We would DEFINITELY go back. Still thinking about our trip.

    February 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Karen and Zach,
    We are so glad you both got a rest from the big city. I know that Bear would have loved to have played with Trolley - anything involving zipping around in the woods. Hoping you'll return !
    Doug+Jessica

  • Milagro is definitely a gem! The house is so unique and is perfect for a nice getaway. Doug and Jessica made everything very easy. They were easy to communicate with, left us all the information we would need in a binder and even left chocolates and a bottle of wine! We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

    February 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    David, thanks so much for your positive review. We appreciate you both leaving the place so tidy - the mark of a well-travelled guest! Hoping you'll visit again, and pass along the invitation to your friends...
    Doug+Jessica

  • The rave reviews are true! My husband, baby and I stayed at this lovely house with friends in January. It was the perfect place to catch up, play some music together, and get away. A storybook country road leads to the artsy, cosy and light-filled house. The kitchen was well equipped with everything to make our feasts, and the two local food stores provided some really nice prepared as food as well as basic supplies. We especially loved the claw foot tub in the upstairs bathroom and comfortable window seat at the dining table. It's a wonderful place. P.S. If in doubt, take a dip in the hot tub! It's delightful.

    January 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Susannah, we are tickled you all had a fun time. That heavy oak dining table came from my folk's place, and has witnessed many a fine meal. We feel blessed to be able to share it with you and your family. Thanks for your effusive review!
    Come on back,
    Doug+Jessica

  • I can't sing enough praises about this beautiful home. Book it now and look no further! Doug and Jessica were totally attentive throughout the booking process and made everything so easy and turn-key. The house is truly a gem.... cozy, inspiring, and full of every amenity one would need. And of course, you can't leave out the incredible hot tub, which we took full advantage of! We were looking for a relaxing and quiet weekend, and Milagro did not disappoint. There are also a ton of things to do in the area. I highly encourage hanging out in Putney and meeting all the friendly locals! We left with many new friends :)
    Thanks for an amazing few days Doug and Jessica, we hope to return!

    January 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Andrew, thanks for recommending Milagro! We were so glad to be able to host you and your friends. We appreciate the hot chocolate, which matches our snowy surroundings...
    Hoping you'll return,
    Doug+Jessica

  • Milagro was so beautifully built - you can tell that a lot of dedication and thought was put into it. Every detail made me smile and served as a source of inspiration. We couldn't have choosen a better place to celebrate our birthdays.

    Doug was very prompt with comunication and had great suggetions on what to do, where to eat. It was an immense pleasure getting to meet him and we will definitely be back. Thanks for everything.

    January 2014
    Doug + Jessica
    Response from Doug + Jessica:

    Juliana, it was so nice to meet you and Greg, and hope that you'll visit again.
    The pasta dish you gave us was delicious, and we especially liked the extra garlic on the garlic bread... We were thrilled to hear that you had birthday dinners at Fireworks - one of Jessica's all time favorites in Brattleboro.
    See you the next time,
    Doug+Jessica

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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.
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