About this listing
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
Wi-Fi Internet service
Vermont state 9% tax included in rates.
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".
*Brattleboro Farmers Market
May 2- October 31, Saturdays 9am-2pm
Route 9 near the Covered Bridge &
June 16 - October 27, Tuesdays 10am-2pmWhetstone Pathway -lower Main Street
*Brattleboro Contra Dance.
At the Stone Church at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, just north of the post office in downtown Brattleboro, VT.The dance starts with a workshop for beginners at 6:45 and continues with dancing for all from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Admission is $10. Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. (phone number hidden)nd and 4th Sunday
*Brattleboro Open Mic Poetry Nights @ Twilight Tea Lounge takes place once a month on the 4th Friday of each month at the Twilight Tea Lounge, 7:30-9 p.m. Lower Level, 41 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301. The event includes everything from poetry, prose, short stories, and all things that involve writing/verse.
Your visit will likely coincide with at least one of many annual festivals:
* Marlboro Int’l Music Festival … Concerts from July 18th – August 16th, 2015…less than a mile from our (website hidden)
* Strolling of the Heifers Weekend (June 5-7, 2015)…Parade on Saturday, June 6 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 .
* 3rd annual Slow Living Summit, taking place in downtown Brattleboro June 3-5! ..a conference focused on the development of nurturing and mutually supportive communities, bioregions and economic systems.
* Vermont theatre Company in Brattleboro …
Romeo and Juliette
Rotary Stage at Brattleboro Memorial Park
* Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair, August 20-23, 2015, 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 17, 2015. 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.
*Brattleboro Film Festival, Fri. 10/30 - Sun, 11/8/2015
Nearby Lake Whitingham's 28 miles of winding coastline & Hiking Trails makes a visit to our part of Vermont a wonderful choice.
*Molly Stark State Park Trails
Molly Stark State Park, 705 Vermont 9
Wilmington, VT, 05363
Phone: (phone number hidden)t Dummer State Park Trails
517 Old Guilford Road
Guilford, VT, 05301
Phone: (phone number hidden)
Sawdaga Lake Road, off Route 100
Description: The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s access area offers shoreline fishing opportunities, or you could launch your own boat.
*Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Marlboro, VT, 05344
Phone: (phone number hidden)
This natural history museum in the foothills of the Green Mountains offer mounted specimens of 600 native New England birds and mammals as well as live hawks and owls. Hours: Summer hours are Memorial Day to late October, daily, 10 a.m.-5 (website hidden)
*Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
10 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, VT, 05301
Phone: (phone number hidden)
Located on 20 acres of woods...a few bicycles provided
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
My boyfriend and I stayed in Theo's beautifully built home for two nights and had a wonderful stay. Almost everything in the apartment Theo built himself and is of great quality! Theo was very flexible when it came to the time of us arriving and leaving, which was very nice of him. The scenery on this property was my favorite part of this Airbnb. There is a sweet stream only a few steps away from the house which is so beautiful to go sit by and listen to in the evening. Also, on a clear night, there's just millions of stars, and the porch or the lawn is the perfect place to just star gaze! Theo showed us his farm and his chickens which was very interesting. Overall, I would suggest this airbnb to anybody who needs a getaway! Beautiful scenery, and great host!
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.
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About the Host, Theo
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.