About this listing
"No exaggeration-I am the most relaxed I've been in years! This was wonderful-it was so nice with coffee, the French chanteuse warbling about Paris on the record player, the sunlight streaming in the windows-I am so refreshed!"
Nestled in a c.1870 farm house, this darling and private getaway is on the fringe of a quaint Vermont village. Serene and sunny with a vintage flair. Walking distance to: eclectic general store- historic inn/restaurant with cocktail beckoning porch- brew pub with countless hand picked beer wonderment, local color, live music, food, hilarity-an arts center-yoga, children's art camp (stilt walking!)-swimming holes-Vermont Academy-Post Office-8 minute pastoral drive to a fantastic recording studio. Trails, woods, dirt road walking just out the door in the other direction. Close to cross country skiing, downhill, etc.
Separate bedroom with lovely crisp line dried linens and Queen sized bed
Living Room with pull out Queen sized couch
Wireless/TV with DVD player and streaming movies, shows, etc.
10 minutes from Amtrak/Greyhound stations
1 1/2 from Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT)
(under) 4 hours from NYC
2 1/2 hours to Boston
(price includes 9% VT room and meals tax)
Other Things to Note
Pets are considered on a case by case basis-most are welcome! Please keep your pet on a leash at all times on the property and clean up after. Make every effort not to leave your dog alone-even the most tranquil guest can become agitated in a strange environment. I do not take a deposit, but if anything is damaged I expect to be compensated. I charge a flat 20.00 cleaning fee for your stay. It takes an extra chunk of time to restore the space to allergy free for future guests! Thanks for your consideration.
No smoking or open flames on premises, Please.
Kindly shed your shoes at the door.
If you are going to be out for an extended period, and you have the heat on, please turn it down to 60 whilst you're away.
About the Host, Melissa
I grew up in Northern Vermont, spending a good deal of time in Saxtons River with my grandparents. I lived in NYC and Brooklyn for a number of years and when it felt timely to leave I made my way back to Saxtons River, as I could think of no other place that possessed the solid charm and perfect balance between the middle of nowhere and the urban living I sought a change from. I bought a farm house and started growing flowers for cutting.
Living here, it's everything I imagined it would be.
As a 6th generation Vermonter (and a sometime New Yorker who craved trips to VT), I paid special attention to detail while creating THE GOOD HOUSE COTTAGE, imagining myself as a traveler, culling from experiences in my own travels, I have made every effort to piece together a little haven in this magical corner of VT.