Blue Heron Pond is a corner of heaven in a four season paradise. We are three miles from downtown Brattleboro, on 13 private acres of woods with a lovely pond to swim in during the warm weather, and ice skating in the winter. Ski and snow shoeing out the back door. Woods to walk in. We are an hour and a half from Boston, three hours from NYC. Amtrack has a train daily from NYC and there are buses from Boston and NYC.
This is a welcoming, large and comfortable space. Most or our guests tell us how "at home" they feel here. As you walk in there is a modern kitchen, with gas stove, dishwasher, and fresh delicious well water. In the living room is a fold out queen size fouton. A wood stove for the cold weather. Internet and television with satellite. Full bathroom with tub and shower, and washing machine and dryer.
Bedroom is a 200 square foot space, a lovely space for writing and creating, the bed is a comfortable double sized bed. We have additional blow up air mattresses.
Brattleboro is a mecca for arts, culture, entertainment, restaurants, music of all kinds, and sports. We are at the center of a sports paradise with mountains, forests, lakes and water.
-skiing at Mt Snow and Stratton
-cross country and snow shoeing in town
-swim, canoe and kayak in lakes and rivers (and our own pond)
- There is a public park with swimming pool,tennis courts, sledding, ice skating, bunny hill with lift only 1 mile away
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The price is right, the rooms are large, the hosts are gracious, the kitchen well appointed.A quiet place in the woods close to a large town. A few problems:There is very little natural light in the apt.The living room is especially dark and the internet service often doesn't work.Nonetheless, a good deal!
Our family, 2 grown ups and a 8 months old baby, spent a wonderful week at The Blue Heron Pond, just outside the little town of Brattleboro. The house is on a hill surrounded by the woods, right beside a beautiful pond. We lived downstairs with the entrance facing the view of the pond. The rooms are huge and you will find everything you need of kitchen supplies, the nicest frenchman ever, washing machine, cats, dryer, bathtub and a reliable internet connection. The surroundings are very atmospheric, deeply beautiful and just perfect for both relaxing and hiking. If you are lucky the cautious blue heron flies by the pond in the morning, or deers running around in the woods. The house may be isolated from everything but at he same time its only a 10 minute drive from Brattleboro, where you'll find excellent whole food at the "Co-op" or the "Farmers Market", vintage clothes and 'stuff' at "Twice upon a time", outdoor clothing and excellent service at "Sam's" and nice restaurants, coffee shops around the area. Brattleboro might be a small town, but it has a rich art scene and cultural life.
We really found a home at Zoe´s and T´s paradise. They are wonderful people, very helpful and you'll most likely leave as friends more than guests.
Kalle, Marjanne & Sally
Nice, quiet place with ample birdsong and other forest sounds - fully equipped, spacious, and private, with friendly, responsive hosts! Great place to spend time in the Brattleboro area (7 min. from downtown).
T and Zoe are super nice! The house is just a few minutes from Brattleboro and if you need any directions Zoe knows the best things to do. The rooms are really big! There were 4 of us and there was still so much space. Comfy beds and plenty of extra blankets and pillows if you get cold. The area is absolutely beautiful, it's up on a hill overlooking the pond, so you get a good view of the woods.
A wonderful apartment, in a beautiful setting and right near the lovely town of Brattleboro. The apartment is lovely, full of everything needed for a great stay. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful retreat, surrounded by a quiet and beautiful landscape!
Really nice place, really nice people. Very solicitous. They even had apple cider in the fridge for us!
We spent a lovely two night weekend at Blue Heron Pond. The first-level apartment is very cozy and tidy. Very welcoming and amenties were all there, from extra blankets/pillows to cable tv (which our 2 yr old appreciated the most!). Newer, big bathroom was great as well as lots of living space between the kitchen and the living room. The outdoor environment is beautiful. Lots of wildflowers, benches, chairs and view of the pond down below. The home is up a bit from the main road, and you cannot see or hear any neighbors, it is very serene. We took a couple short walks in the woods and saw fireflies at night.
Proximity to the downtown was perfect, just a few mintues away and close to anything you'd need for your stay in Brattleboro. Our hosts were away that weekend, but communicating with them was very easy and they made our reservation process (my first time) an excellent experience.
Blue Heron Pond is certainly a place of peace and quiet, for people looking for a home-like stay.
The location is out of a fairy tale: a long curvy driveway through the woods takes you to a beautiful home overlooking a small garden, the pond and the mountains. You can hike for miles through the woods and not see another person, and yet the town of Brattleboro is only about 3 miles away. We love riding, and there was a great place, Cold Brook Stables, a very short drive away.
The living space itself is giant, very clean and private. T and Zoe were gracious hosts and interesting people, making us feel welcome and at home. They always made sure we had everything we needed, and even invited us over for a lovely evening and sneak peak at T's new play.
Very nice and quiet with an amazing view of the pond and the woods with the leaves changing. All so beautiful.
Namaya was very kind and told some interesting stories as he lit the wood burning stove in our apartment.
This is a very special place deep in the Vermont woods (but easily accessible with our navigator). The Blue Heron Pond is an actual pond surrounded by beautiful woods and hills. The accommodations are roomy and rustic. Wireless internet if you want it. No TV, but lots of good book. Zoe and T are hospitable and creative people. Be sure to read T's account of the expansion of the pond by an old Vermont neighbor!