82 Canal Street has the ambiance of an old-time boarding. Comfortable public rooms, lots of books to sit back and look through. Nice screened in porch that overlooks the perennial garden. Robert McBride enjoys cooking and sharing food.
Historic home in Bellows Falls along the CT River in SE VT.
Three bedrooms available upstairs. One Bathroom downstairs.
Possible to reach on Amtrak's Vermonter Train -- Bellows Falls is walkable: Movie theater, Restaurant, Grocery store, etc. Experience the real VT in a "boarding" house (website hidden) is encouraged and can happily be shared or catered by owner. No cable TV, but there is WIFI. Your stay can be a night, a weekend, a week or longer. The house is closed down seasonally January 1st - April 1st. Pets will be considered - reach out!
No smoking in the house
Enjoy eating and cooking
Enjoy village life in VT
Great stay at eclectic and cozy home. Robert was a wonderful host!
We loved our visit to Robert's place. It was like entering a little museum, with every object and piece of art thoughtfully placed, but also very homey and welcoming. Robert is a wonderful host and the experience was a great introduction to Bellow Falls and it's community. The view from the window was beautiful and my son loved seeing the train across the canal. The location was great and close to the center.
Robert is awesome...very kind and considerate. Second time we stayed with him. Always goes out of his way to accommodate people. Knows where to go and even wants to cook for his guests.
I had a very pleasant stay with Robert during a recent work trip to VT. Accommodations were great for what I needed & Robert was a charming host. I'd be happy to book here again when I'm in the area.
We had such a wonderful 3 days staying with Robert in his lovely, colourful home. Robert is a fantastic host and an incredible cook - and we had the pleasure of having dinner with him and his lovely friends during our stay. Everyone made us feel so welcome - it was like we were staying with friends. I would definitely recommend a stay with Robert, and we would certainly love to go back.
Robert is one in a million person. There is no one like him, which is a big compliment. He is open, gracious, generous, interesting and fun. I hope to be back to see him soon.
Three of us came to visit the lovely town of Bellows Falls and absolutely loved seeing it from Robert's local perspective. His house was unique just as it was comfortable and there was never a dull moment when chatting with Robert. He was so accommodating with anything one could need during a stay, not to mention he is only one block away from the downtown area. I'd highly recommend booking with Robert and look forward to seeing him next time I'm in town.
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Originally from San Francisco, CA; I moved to Manhattan in 1975 to attend Hunter College and receive a MFA in painting; helped to start an alternate art space on the lower east side, PS122 and. I stayed in NYC for 25 years. I moved to Bellows Falls VT in 1994 where. I started the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) (website hidden) in order to involve the arts in the revitalization efforts of Bellows Falls.