Located in a quiet, scenic pine forest setting, less than a mile to Marlboro College and it's Summer International Chamber Music Festival.
Perfect spot to Relax, Read, Hike & Explore Autumn's Changing Colors.
Newly built, Private, not shared
LARGE 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT
24’ x 28’
Clean Ceramic Tile Floors
New Kitchen Appliances
New Mattresses & Bedding
DSL Wi-Fi Internet service
The Smithsonian Magazine's May 2012 issue lists Brattleboro as one of the 20 Best Small Towns in America.
Brattleboro takes pride in its reputation as a hidden artistic haven. On the first Friday of every month, local artists, galleries and museums exhibit new work and put on performances as part of the traditional "Gallery Walk".
Your visit will likely coincide with at least one of many annual festivals:
* Strolling of the Heifers Weekend (June 6-8, 2014)…Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.on Brattleboro’s historic Main Street.
A parade of lovable heifer calves led by future farmers, followed by other farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns & more. Bicycle "Tour de Heifer"…farm to farm cycling rides ... June 8th.
* 3rd annual Slow Living Summit, taking place in downtown Brattleboro June 7!
* Vermont theatre Company in Brattleboro …
"Don't Drink the Water"... May 2-11,2014
"As you Like it" ..........June 26 - 29, 2014
* Marlboro Int’l Music Festival … Concerts from July 19- August 17, 2014 …less than a mile from our rentals.
* The Brattleboro Literary Festival October 2-5, 2014
Readings, Panel discussions, & special events, featuring emerging & established authors. All events are free & open to the public.
* Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair, August 14-17, 2014, nearby at Baker Field,Wilmington, VT. with it’s demolition derby and children’s lawnmower rodeo, and much more!
* Keene's Annual Pumpkin Festival ... October 19, 2013. Entertainment and spectacular towers of hand carved jack-o'lanterns can be found throughout the pumpkin-lined streets, just under 30 miles away from our rentals.You can carve your own creation at a booth that supplies all tools needed. Not to be missed!All events are free & open to the public.
Nearby Lake Whitingham's 28 miles of winding coastline, Mount Snow's golf & horseback riding, Wilmington & Brattleboro's quaint Vermont charm featuring Farmer's Markets & Covered Bridges & Hiking Trails.
Vermont state 9% tax included in rates.
Located on 20 acres of woods.
Interaction with Guests
My home is on premises and I will be present at your arrival.
The neighborhood is secluded in the woods and not near stores....therefore you must come prepared with food and all else!
No public transportation but wonderful for bike riding & hiking!
Other Things to Note
Sheets & Towels provided.
Dishes & cooking supplies provided.
Check in time 3pm
Check out time 10am
Please park in designated parking spaces
Theo's place is beautiful - quiet, in the woods near a stream - I enjoyed my time there!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Foliage Fest apartment. It was as described in the listing, large one bedroom apartment with simple yet well equipped kitchen and nice clean bathroom.
We found the address easily and Theo showed us around the apartment pointing out kitchen appliances etc. it had dishes, pots and pans, even wine glasses. We brought some food with us for dinner and breakfast since we read in the description that there is no grocery store in close proximity, so be prepared. On route 9 there are several dining places though, just check the opening times. Depending on the season driving there may be a challenge, we were fine with an SUV but I can imagine in mud season steep road to Theo's house could be for certain cars problematic. Bed was large and comfortable for us since we prefer firm mattresses. There was a little heater that we plugged in for little bit in the evening to warm up the place, but even though temperature at night was low, apartment was warm without the use of the heater at night. There few suggestions: there was one towel rack in the bathroom so additional would be helpful. Also extra roll of a paper towel and paper towels, there were cleaning supplies but no towels for that, so we did best we could with cleaning after ourselves but just paper towels would be helpful. Overall it was a great, clean apartment, perfect for our needs, cute deck to sit outside and hear the little creek and look at the stars. Theo was great and friendly host.
The cabin was just as described, on a spectacular property with beautiful woods directly behind it. It was absolutely gorgeous and my friend and I went on a little adventure down to the creek, which you can hear from the apartment. Theo greeted us, even though we got there hours later than we originally planned. He showed us where everything was and encouraged us to enjoy the property. It is very difficult to locate at night if you're not familiar with the area, and cell service there is spotty, but we managed to get there just fine. A couple of issues: there was no hot water the two nights we were there. I asked Theo about it and he said it was probably the downstairs guests using it and it would be restored soon but unfortunately it was an issue for our whole stay which made things pretty inconvenient. Speaking of the downstairs guests--there were multiple children running around full speed down there at the least convenient times, like 7 am on a Saturday, and in the afternoon as well. The other reviewers are right about the walls being verrry thin. These apartments are not even terribly big so it was alarming as well as just irritating. It happened both days we were there and definitely put a damper on a relaxing weekend in the woods. But, so it goes.
The nearest gas stations were about 10 miles away and we never actually came across a real grocery store so definitely heed his warning about coming prepared. Things around here close early so you'll want to show up fully stocked. I recommend exploring the grounds because they really are quite stunning.
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The place was great and Theo was very nice and helpful, but I have a few suggestions for future guests.
First, if you're going in winter make sure you have chains for your tires and/or 4 wheel drive. When we went it had just snowed that day and the road was icy. We ran into a snowbank, were helped out by friendly Vermonters, then had a very tense drive down the curvy hill to Theo's place.
Second, if you have back problems this place may not be for you. The bed is very stiff and its mostly hard chairs for sitting. We were fine, but just know what you're up for.
We stayed in the upstairs apartment. All was new and clean. I would suggest bringing blankets, however, as the bed had only 1 thin blanket, but the space heater warmed up the place nicely. Everything else was included. Theo was helpful with suggesting activities and directions. He recommended Dinosaur Footprints park for the way home, which was really cool. Theo even came out to the road with a flashlight when our GPS failed us in getting us to the right spot. The property and surroundings are so peaceful and beautiful, with a babbling brook. Perfect to just hang out at. There is also lots to do in the nearby area, and beautiful driving all around.
We stayed at Vermont Foliage Fest for 2 nights and had a lovely time. The location is incredibly peaceful - no man-made sounds, because it is removed from the main road, just the chirping of crickets and the bubbling of the stream behind the property. The upstairs apartment was spacious, with a big bed, futon couch, desk, and small kitchen table for two. The kitchen was well equipped with an electric stove/oven from Greece, several different pots and pans, and utensils. The space was immaculately clean. The bed was very firm. When we opened the windows we could hear the rustling of nature outside, but when we shut them they were completely soundproof. The little deck outside was perfect for setting up the telescope and getting a glimpse of the moon.
It was easy to get to Brattleboro via Rt 9. If you go, check out the food co-op, which has the most incredible bulk section we have ever seen. Hiking and other outdoor activities were also easily accessible. We didn't explore behind the building, but we made the easy journey to Molly Stark State Forest for a hike up Mt. Olga. Highly recommended!
Theo was an attentive and kind host. He greeted us at the property to show us around and give us keys, even though we arrived an hour later than we had expected. He provided a lot of books, as well as some local guides for hiking, biking, arts, culture, and other area offerings. On our last day, he stopped by to chat and pick up the keys around 11, giving us ample time to clean up and hit the road before his next guests arrived in the afternoon.
We didn't have wifi access and we had no AT&T service at the property, but we didn't miss either one!
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I am an avid traveler having bicycled throughout the USA, Australia & New Zealand, camping as I went, growing sprouts and sourdough starter on the back of my bicycle.
This apartment, house, cottage & greenhouse I built entirely by myself. I love doing various projects most dealing with sustainable living and alternative energy. I consider myself a carpenter / artisan, making furniture and art from found materials.
I love living in the serenity of the woods, I know you will too.