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.
The good house provided the perfect weekend. The accommodations were nice and simple. Thanks so much! Loved the record player
Our long weekend at The Good Cottage was absolutely perfect! Melissa very responsive to any emails and was sure to give us our privacy while letting us know she was available to any additional inquiries. The cottage itself adorable and perfectly outfitted for anything you might need during your stay and was very comfortable! We cooked, we lounged, we played games, walked into town for the delicious donuts and had a cider at the pub, and even managed to tour a few nearby towns. This is the perfect location for a getaway and we would definitely come back again. The town, like the cottage, was charming.
A few notes about the cottage: Melissa has a roku that is connected to netflix so you can watch movies on that. We had brought an apple tv (we thought we'd read a review where someone mentions one) but I don't believe her tv has an hdmi port so were unable to use it (but again roku! so not an issue). She also had a few essentials like milk, butter, coffee/tea, and olive oil available that came in handy and were much appreciated. She does accept pets and there were a few moments where my own allergies has me sneezing from random dander however everything was cleaned very well so that it shouldn't be a problem unless someone is very sensitive. And there is internet but cell phone reception was iffy, perfect if you are looking to get away but something to consider if you are expecting any important calls.
All in all highly recommended!
I can not recommend this cabin enough. It was exactly as it was described and even better. It was incredibly warm and all the amenities were in great condition and uniquely beautiful. We utilized the record player the whole weekend as well as the board games and porch. We cooked several meals in the kitchen and it had everything necessary. The shower was great and the bedroom bed/linens as well. Melissa provided us with everything we needed and then let us to ourselves. She was generous to shovel our car out during a snow storm as well.
We went skiing for two days at Okemo and this location was an easy 25 minutes drive. The town was beautiful and quiet with a market and brewery. I cant wait to come back to stay.
The cottage was simple and delightful. Exactly what we expected and needed. A great location near the sweet town of Saxton's River. Everything was clean and cute. The bed comfortable and the water hot and powerful. Melissa was welcoming, flexible, and helpful. She was honest and warm and a perfect host. We would happily stay here again.
p.s. don't miss the apple cider donuts at the general store!
Melissa was very accommodating. We arrived late and left early, so we did not have any interaction, but everything was so easy it was great. The house was clean and very nice. The town is very quaint and we had a great (email hidden).
We had a lovely stay at Melissa's Good House Cottage. It is such a cute and cozy place and we felt totally at home with everything we needed. Melissa was very helpful with her instructions on how to get there, recommendations for walks and things to do - she also gave us fresh eggs from her chickens! Saxtons River is a sweet little village and we enjoyed walking around there as well as driving to other nearby towns. We would definitely return.
My girlfriend and I and our 8-month-old son had a delightful stay at The Good House Cottage. Melissa provided excellent directions and had a pack-and-play all set up for us when we arrived. She also had a high chair ready for us to use. Both of these things were much appreciated! Melissa popped in to ask us if we needed anything or had any questions about the area. She gave us some great dining tips and directed us to a place to buy winter boots. The cottage itself is cozy and clean. We had fun with the record player, bunny bowling game, & Sorry + Yahtzee board games. We also enjoyed being able to stream Netflix via the Roku. The location was very convenient for us as we spent time in Bellows Falls and Grafton. The town of Saxton's River is quaint with a general store, and an inn with a few restaurants. I would highly recommend staying at The Good House Cottage!
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.