About this listing
I used to think that it was just me: I had a soft spot for our Cottage because I fell in love with Fred there. But now that many Airbnb guests enjoy the cottage as much as we do, I believe it. It's a sweet place to experience simple rustic living.
Our cottage is a private, separate building in a quiet rural setting - located in the back yard at our home. It is a two story building with open rooms, full kitchen and bath - a little on the creative side but very clean and everything works! The claw foot tub and steps in the bathroom require guests to be steady on their feet, as do the stairs to the bedroom, which are pretty steep. A Hearthstone gas fireplace provides radiant heat and ambiance. Free WiFi is included but it is not strong enough a signal for live streaming - (it is strong enough for email and basic web browsing).
Upstairs has a queen bed and a single bed with a single trundle (two singles). Downstairs couch has a double hide-away bed. So, depending on your comfort level with each other and openness, the cottage can sleep a small crowd.
The cottage is totally pet friendly. Your pets are free to roam outside too, based on your comfort level. There is a big yard, woods and fields right outside the door. We also have a very friendly dog and a cat and chickens. We do charge a $25 per pet fee, which we will have to add to your rate after you make the reservation.
Walking and Cross country ski and snowshoe trails are right out the door. We have a little map to get your oriented. 20 minutes from Stowe, Hardwick, Craftsbury and Johnson. Just five minutes away is Morrisville - a good sized town with a 24 hour Price Chopper, Hannafords, 3 Pharmacies (CVS, Kinney's and Brooks), Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's about 5 Chinese Restaurants, a 4-Plex Movie Theater, and Mobile Station and a few really good places to eat and enjoy live music (see my guide book below) Stowe Mountain, Jay Peak and Smuggler's Notch Ski Areas all easy drives. 20 minutes via back road to Craftsbury Touring Center. We are just a few minutes from Green River Reservoir State Park - absolutely gorgeous area! We love our land and our home and love to share it!
You are welcome to enjoy the yard, hammock, woods and trails all around. The WiFi is a little weak, so please do not plan on doing any streaming. Please do not go down to the bees without Frederic or Gerette.
Interaction with guests
As long as you are not arriving too late, we will plan to be present to greet you. We are happy to give you all the privacy you want - and we are also happy to share with you any of our experiences and tips for enjoying the area to the fullest. Really, you get to decide how much we interact. We live in the house nearby and often times we meet, like good neighbors, in the yard or on the driveway...
Morrisville offers public bus transportation but in general, you will need your own vehicle in order to enjoy the area.
You will need good snow tires or four wheel drive in the winter, to get up the driveway.
Be prepared to walk across part of the back yard to get to the cottage - there is no drive up access.
It is best to arrive in daylight hours. If this is not possible, please be in communication with us.
We hope that you the full description before confirming your reservation. Dream Haven has a number of idiosyncrasies that may make it inappropriate for you and we want you to be the ones determining that. We are happy to host you if you are looking for what we have to offer!
Hmm..what can I say? I am a mother of two - 21 year old Sonya and 16 year old Luke, wife of Frederic, my beloved. I am a Reiki Practitioner and Dream Mentor, working with youth and adults to explore dreams and healing as a path to self discovery. I am also a Cult Awareness Educator, Hospice Volunteer and passionate environmentalist.
I am delighted to share our cottage with those who enjoy simple living and want to be in rural Vermont beside one of the most beautiful lakes in the state: Green River Reservoir. I love to share our home and the surrounding woods, filled with walking and skiing trails. If you choose to stay at our unpretentious cottage, Dream Haven of Vermont, we will respect your privacy, strive to be helpful when and if you need us and welcome you to our humble slice of heaven on earth.