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.
Our family of 4 enjoyed our stay in Heather's home in Hardwick. The house is comfortable and well-equipped, and we loved the artsy feeling. Listening to the brook, drinking morning tea on the porch, and being able to see so many stars at night were very special. Heather was very communicative throughout the booking and visit, and came by shortly after we arrived to make sure we were set.
There was plenty to see in the area, and we enjoyed a tour of the Cabot Cheese factory, a hike on the Hardwick trails, visiting the shops in town, and a day trip to ride the tram at Jay Peak. You can't go wrong here - so relaxing to hang out in the home, and incredible views everywhere when venturing out.
We loved our stay at Heather's place. The house and yard are great and so is the amazing pond (which is within walking distance). It was lovely to get away from the city and relax next to the backyard stream. The town of Hardwick has a great coop market and some nice places to eat. Heather was really helpful and easy to contact. We would definitely consider staying here again.
Our stay at Heather's home in Hardwick was practically perfect. Heather provided great communication and everything was exactly as described. The brook in the back was serene and peaceful, the deck was the perfect place to relax and drink your morning coffee. It's going to be a difficult transition back to the Brooklyn way of life after staying in this lovely house in the woods.
Great fully stocked house in a beatiful spot! We loved the stream. Went bathing and hiking in it all the time. Also loved hearing the river from the house. The light was so pretty because of the trees!
Heathers house has everything you need to feel at home and it is very tastefull and cozy. Dennis also enjoyed playing the piano. Thank you for sharing this wonderful spot with the world!
This home is absolutely gorgeous!! We spent five glorious days here. The nearby creek is beautiful and the perfect murmur to fall asleep by. Nichols Pond is wonderful and a short 5 mins drive for daily swims. The kitchen and dining room in the house are amazing — this is where we spent most of our time. Some of the country's very best locally grown food is right nearby. The co-op in Hardwick is incredible. Up the road in Craftsbury is Pete's Greens Farmstand. Nearby in Greensboro is Willey's, which is the select seller of Jasper Hill cheeses, and they also have fresh Hill Farmstead beers. Hill Farmstead itself is close, so you can also go directly to the source of the best beer in the country.
Staying in Heather's wooded home near Hardwick VT was a delight. Very comfortable and laid back. Close enough to the funky little town when needed, yet you feel nicely isolated back at the house. Open the windows and listen to the stream out back! Excellent communication with Heather beforehand and she stopped by briefly to meet us and make sure everything was ok. Would certainly recommend to anyone wanting to experience that area of Vermont.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Heather's cozy cottage. She was very attentive to our particular needs (a 9 month old child!) and we appreciated her genuine hospitality. The entire experience was down right charming! Many thanks to Heather and her family for making our stay so special!
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!