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.
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.
Usually if we rent to 6 people, we prefer to make it available to families - parents traveling with their kids.
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.
One of the most amazing experiences I've ever had on AirBNB!! The home was beautiful, eclectic and simply gorgeous!! The view of the hills is beautiful, near a farm with goats. The hot tub was an amazing touch!! Doug really strives to make your stay an unforgettable experience!!
It was a magical relaxing experience and a much needed break from the city. We especially wanted this trip for Tunafish our aging bulldog with heart disease and she lived it up hiking on Putney mountain. We continue to be obsessed with your home and have started to actively look for a home similar to yours in Putney to create our dream come true.
Michelle, we are delighted that Tunafish managed to see the marvels of
Putney Mountain's overlook . We are so lucky to have a gentle hike nearby,
with such a stellar view of several mountain peaks around us.
Such a short jaunt for a breathtaking view of our green mountains. . .
Thanks for being so appreciative...
We wish Tunafish ongoing exercise, and continuing good heart health.
We had a great experience at Doug and Jessica's place. The home was exactly as advertised and exactly what we were looking for to enjoy a nice weekend in Vermont. A thorough welcome book explained everything we needed to know about the home, including how to operate the amazing hot tub on the porch. Also, Doug and Jessica helped us with recommendations on where to go kayaking and exploring. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Vermont in the future!
Leandra & Victor,
Thank you so much for finding us up on the Holland Hill. It is a two mile drive up a dirt road to get to Milagro, so we appreciate you both making the journey. We are so happy you have plans to stay again in the future...
Enjoy this wonderful summer!
Doug and Jessica are excellent hosts, and their home is more than we could have ever imagined. To start, Doug and Jessica were very warm in all of their communication and extremely responsive to any correspondence. They provided excellent directions to Milagro and information that was helpful leading up to the trip. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by a bottle of wine and chocolates left on the kitchen counter next to the Milagro guide book, which was full of information on places to go and things to do (which we didn't get to with such a short stay - next time!). The home and its property really exceeded our expectations. We immediately felt at home and hope to visit again.
What a beautiful house! One of the loveliest places I've ever stayed . So eclectic and inviting! Everything was perfect.
What a wonderful place. We couldn't have asked for anything more- if anything it exceeded our expectations as pictures couldn't do it justice. Doug and Jessica have obviously put a lot of work and thought into making it easy and comfortable for guests to stay. We were sad to leave and cannot wait to go back!
We had a great time at Milagro this weekend. The property was exactly as described- clean, comfortable and very peaceful. All in all it was a perfect spot for a quick getaway!
About the Host, Doug + Jessica
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.