About this listing
Our 1847 Greek Revival home has easy access to Norwich Univ., Montpelier, Sugarbush, Mad River & Central VT. 1 or 2 guests can enjoy a private upstairs bedroom and bath. Share the rest of the house with us and enjoy the cozy wood stove or deck.
We're two world travelers and artists who love to meet new people. We work in education and as advocates for people with special needs. Our house is a beautiful 1847 Greek Revival, and we're looking forward to sharing it with you!
We have an upstirs bedroom with a queen size bed. There is a private bathroom with tub .
You will feel right at home with lots of books and paintings on the walls. We will need to coordinate kitchen use, but the living room, sun porch or back yard deck are always available. You can explore the barn if you want!
Our mailing address is Northfield, but we are really in Northfield Falls. It is a five minute drive to Norwich University in Northfield, twelve minutes to Montpelier, fifty minutes to Burlington, thirty minutes to Sugarbush and Waitsfield.
There is a restaurant/pub, country store, and three covered bridges just across street. A few minutes away is a grocery store & hardware store. In Northfield there is a Subway, breakfast spot, pharmacy, sandwich store and Burger place.
Montpelier is the state capital and home to the New England Culinary School. There are many great restaurants and cute stores plus the capital and other buildings of historic interest.
No smoking inside. We have one very friendly dog, and one cat, but do not allow other pets. A lint roller is highly recommended. WIFI is available.
We are happy to share the living areas of our house. Your safety and comfort are our priorities. If you feel there is something that is unsafe, please let us know. For the kitchen, we just need to make a workable arrangement for all. We have a beautiful back yard that you are free to use year round. (we have extra snowshoes)(remember, safety first!)
Interaction with guests
We will be present at the listing. You can interact with us as little or as much as you like. We enjoy meeting people and hanging out, but can also give you your privacy. We have a dog and cat, but do not host pets. We provide a continental breakfast of locally made cinnamon rolls and coffee. We have made people other things, but with our schedule you can't count on that.
With a car, our neighborhood is convenient to ski areas, shopping and the big city of Montpelier. We are centrally located and not as expensive as staying in the ski resorts. There are some beautiful drives from here. Montpelier, the capital, has movies and great restaurants. Hope Cemetery in Barre is an amazing display of granite carving. There is a wonderful upscale deli across the street. They have breakfast, amazing sandwiches and supplies for a great picnic. Nice wine selection as well.
There is a commuter shuttle bus to Northfield or Montpelier in the morning and late afternoon. It stops across the street and is $2 each way.
Other things to note
If you don't like dogs, you don't want to stay with us. Our dog is very friendly and gets depressed when people don't like her. We do not host other pets.
No smoking inside, no pets or guns. Be nice. Arrive before 9pm. Thanks!
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I am an artist and teacher. I have a daughter in her 20's who lives in Boston and is attending grad school at Tufts. My husband, Jim, is the best. He works with adults with disabilities, is a great cook and has traveled all over when he was younger. He was in Africa and Jamaica as a peace corp volunteer. He can do just about anything if he is interested in it. We have been very happy together for30 years. Our favorite destination is Italy. We love the people, the food and painting landscape. We are easy going and patient and love to meet new people. We have had two foreign exchange students, a family from Finland, a teacher from China and an educator from Uzbekistan live with us. Last month we hosted three exchange students from Thailand.