Best view of the Canal which runs into the Connecticut River.Relax in antique Rocking Chair after a day of exploring!

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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.

The space

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 atmosphere. Cooking 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!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 21%
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House Rules

No smoking in the house
Enjoy eating and cooking
Enjoy village life in VT



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1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Miranda User Profile
June 2017
Robert was an exceptionally welcoming host. His kitchen was ours, his cooking was for us, his garden was gorgeous. His house is a Victorian, with 4 bedrooms and one bathroom. Although this situation is not for everyone, it is a beautiful home, with art everywhere. I would stay there again if I were anywhere nearby.

Joanne User Profile
May 2017
Great location. Great communication. You will not be disappointed staying here!

Tom User Profile
May 2017
From being picked up at the train station to sharing food and his friends, Robert is an engaging host. His home is an eclectic, art filled retreat in the center of town along the canal. Something for everyone here....

Charles User Profile
December 2016
Robert has a wonderful old house full of antiques and art. It is a great little place with full access to the kitchen and bathroom shared with others. Robert is a wonderful host, full of suggestions and local knowledge -- and he is an artist. Bellows Falls is not a great tourist destination, but it has its great sides and is near to Brattleboro, Putney and other places of interest.

Hans User Profile
October 2016
Robert McBride is the kindest & most accommodating host a weary traveler & visitor to New England could ever ask for.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Bellows Falls is a unique village.
October 2016

Annie User ProfileAnnie is a superhost.
September 2016
What a wonderful place. Robert is a relaxed and welcoming host, and his house is a true aesthetic experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay - it felt like home away from home!

Mattie User Profile
December 2015
What a lovely stay I had here! Robert is a warm and considerate host. The home is full of interesting art and books - cozy and pretty.

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Rockingham, Vermont, United States · Joined in August 2012
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.

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) in order to involve the arts in the revitalization efforts of Bellows Falls.

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