About This Listing
Imagine being lulled to sleep by the sounds of a beautiful stream and chirping peepers. Summertime in Vermont is a magical time and this is a great location to make the most of it! There is great swimming, kayaking, biking, and hiking very close by and incredible food and drink!
Hardwick, VT, featured in the book The Town That Food Saved and in many media outlets, has become a local foods mecca for those interested in local food and sustainable agriculture. Come and check out all that's going on within the sustainable agriculture world here! (Buffalo Mountain Co-op, Vermont Food Venture Center, the Center for an Agricultural Economy, Highfields Center for Composting, Vermont Soy, Vermont Natural Coatings, Pete's Greens, High Mowing Seeds, the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Caledonia Spirits, Hill Farmstead Brewery, etc, etc...) It is also about 1 hr to several downhill ski areas (Stowe, Burke Mtn., Jay Peak, Smuggler's Notch, and Sugarbush) and is located about 20 minutes from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for cross country skiing. Hardwick's restaurant choices include the Vermont Supper Club, and also Positive Pie with wood-fired pizza.
This home is three miles from Hardwick Village. It is located on 20 acres of woods, primarily maple trees and has a lovely year-round stream that flows by the house. The house is of a natural decor and constructed with natural materials. There is parking, a washer/dryer available, wireless internet, and full-use of bathroom and kitchen. Two woodstoves warm the house during the winter. There's a new large deck constructed from wood milled from trees from the land and finished with Hardwick's own Vermont Natural Coatings: a patio is currently being constructed.
Nichols Pond is motor-free and is about 1 mile away and offers a beautiful view if you climb up to Nichols Ledge (about a 15 min. hike) or is a lovely place to swim or take a kayak out. I personally like to ride my bike there and hop in the water!
The whole house with two bedrooms (one has a king-size bed and one with twin beds) is available. Inquire for schedule details.
We have 20 acres, with hundreds of acres behind us! Nichols Pond and Nichols Ledge are within walking distance - hike up to see the beautiful view!
The house has two bedrooms and two baths, internet, apple tv, netflix, piano, guitar, full kitchen, washer/dryer, woodstove, games, sunroom, large dining table, and lovely natural and simple decor.
The stream next to the house is deep enough to soak in, or spend some lazy time right next to it in the hammock!
Interaction with Guests
While I work during the days (have the holidays off), I will be available to assist you, or have my property manager available.
Hardwick is a lovely town - several choices for food, a walking bridge over the Lamoille River, Nichols Pond and Nichols Ledge, Buffalo Mountain Co-op, and many great food and beverage producers - some of the best in the world! Cabot, Caledonia Spirits, Hill Farmstead Brewery, Jasper Hill Cheese, and more!
You will need a vehicle here.
No smoking inside, pets are negotiable, basic respect for the home is required.
Heather was an attentive and accessible hostess. We had her cabin all to ourselves. It was sweet to be on the edge of the woods and to hear the brook water right in the backyard.
The space was clean and the wood stove added extra warmth for a cold evening. The combined sitting areas of the living room and kitchen were cozy and comfortable. I really like the beautiful blue tile on the kitchen counter!
In particular I appreciate Heather's availabilty by phone and text for questions I have re. AirBNB as I begin my own space to offer in Burlington.
Heather has a lovely house in a beautiful and secluded town in VT. It was a lovely getaway for us to hole up and escape from the city. We enjoyed walking around the "neighborhood" and taking in the scenery. Several local attractions include cross-country skiing at the extensive trails at Craftsbury Outdoor Center and various restaurants with delicious food in nearby towns.
Our trip was great. The house was warm with the wood stove going when we arrived. It is her home and you can feel it in the decor and the daily living things around. For her and her family to move out for a few days to share there home was really awesome. There is loads of good reading there. So we got just what we had hoped for.
Heather is a great host(ess). The house is idyllically located and fully equipped. Once the wood stoves get going it is amazingly warm and cozy. I would highly recommend staying in Hardwick, even when the temperature is -20!
Walking on the snow covered roads and watching the snow fall is magical at Heather's!
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About the Host, Heather
I am very interested in both global issues (policy, international relations, cultures) and local issues (community development, local food). I love a good debate and meeting new people!
Beautiful! Loons and no motor boats!
Amazing view and a short (but steep) hike!
Great food and great folks!
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Cross Country Skiing
Skiing and indoor water park