Cozy Train Depot in Putney Vermont

House - Entire home/apt · Putney Landing Road, Putney, VT 05346, United States
Your host, Lisa
16 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Rent this charming and cozy 1 bedroom house in Putney, Vermont. A former train depot, this home is just a few minutes walk to the Connecticut River with boat launch for enjoying fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. Complete with a wood burning stove (thermostat controlled heat too) a great kitchen, and window seat to look out on the tracks. Comfortable queen size bed in a well sized room. Twin size aeromattress and sheets available upon request. There is occasional train traffic - approximately 3-4 trains pass by every day/night. Wireless internet, basic cable, and washer/dryer are included. In the summer, a gas grill is available for use along with an outdoor fireplace (good for use year around). Our newest addition is a Keurig so that guests can enjoy a cup of coffee.

Walking distance to renown West Hill Bike Shop ((website hidden)) for rental of bikes, cross-country skis, etc. Also, walking distance to the Spinnery for those of you who love to knit ((website hidden))!

The charming village of Putney is few minute drive away with great restaurants and lots to do. Hiking and biking in the spring, summer and fall, and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. Downhill skiing is approximately 45 minutes to Stratton and 50 minutes to Mount Snow.

Apple picking (Fall) and Cheese Tasting ((website hidden)) are some of our favorite things to do. There are a number of scenic hikes including Madame Sherri's & Wantastiquest Mountain, Black Mountain and Putney Mountain. Great restaurants in the area include The Gleanery (our favorite!) and The Putney Inn. The Putney Coop is a great place for sandwiches, snacks, beer and wine.

Just 15 minutes to downtown Brattleboro and just off I-91, there is tons to do in this small, rural town. Close to the Putney School, Yellowbarn Music Festival and nearby to the Putney Inn. Approximately 100 miles to Bradley Airport in Hartford, CT, 3.5 hours from NYC, and 2 hours from Boston.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to whatever is in the home.

Interaction with Guests

We are happy to provide suggestions for things to do in the area, restaurants, hikes, etc but when you visit our home, it is all yours.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $840 /week
Monthly Price: $2300 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $125
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Second time staying at Lisa's and it was great! Clean and comfortable.

    June 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thanks for coming back to stay with us - we would love to have you anytime you are in the area!

    June 2014
  • This was my first experience with airbnb and it was perfect! We had an awesome weekend! Lisa is a great host and communicator; she made sure we had everything we needed. The house is just lovely and VERY clean. I would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

    May 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thanks Rosandrys - we loved having you too. Come back anytime!

    May 2014
  • Lisa's house was adorable and so conveniently located! I am originally from Brattleboro and still go there often (good food & coffee) but when I am here, I work in Walpole, NH. Lisa's house is right off 91 and Rt 5, making it 10-15 minutes to anywhere, which is wonderful!

    The house is clean, comfortable and well appointed making for a very comfortable stay. I look forward to coming back in a few weeks!

    May 2014
  • I live in Brattleboro and reserved the depot for my family's visit to the area. It is by far the best place to stay, with it's comfortable, home-away-from-home feel exceeding the expectations of my brother and sister-in-law. Our time at the depot together was fantastic! This is a great place to experience New England with all its charm. The house not only matches the description on air bnb- it's better! Lisa is an amazing host, who helped us ensure we had everything we needed. I will definitely return as often as I can!

    May 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thank you Bethany. Great to have you and we would love to again if your brother and sister-in-law come back into town. Or if you need a getaway!

    May 2014
  • Just the best!!! We travel a lot and like and trust airbnb. The Train Depot in Putney was our best experience ever. We arrived on a cold, icy evening in the dark with snow on the ground. From the moment we opened the door to the Depot we felt totally cared for and happy there. From the basket of welcoming and comfy house slippers by the front door to the neatly stacked pile of firewood by the stove in the living room everything had been beautifully thought out for guests. The decor is cozy, warm and very tasteful, the furnishings, bed linens, towels are all lovely, and the kitchen is the best-equipped we have ever encountered. Oh.. and the bed is extremely comfortable. We really enjoyed the occasional passing train too.. it was exciting and evocative! Thank you for everything Lisa and we are really looking forward to coming back!!

    March 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thanks so much David! We loved having you and hope you will come back. Thanks for taking such good care of our home!

    March 2014
  • I can't say enough great things about Lisa and the Cozy Train Depot. Lisa was such a pleasure - she was kind, easygoing, and very thoughtful. She texted me to make sure we arrived safely and was very flexible about our arrival and departure times. The house was wonderful as well. It was cute, cozy, and very comfortable. Lisa has thought of everything guests might need, from kindling for the fire to fresh bread, eggs, and milk.

    Prior to our stay, I was a bit concerned about the trains going by, but it only happened a couple times and wasn't a bother at all.

    We stayed at the house to ski at Mount Snow, and while it was about an hour away, the drive was easy and very beautiful.

    I highly recommend staying here!

    March 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thanks Camille - we loved having you! Glad you got some skiing in. We would love to host you anytime.

    March 2014
  • I visited The Depot with my girlfriend for a nice getaway from Boston and had a wonderful weekend. It was exactly as advertised and even better...quaint, extremely clean, very well decorated and cozy. The train came by twice a day and was actually a fun treat.

    The kitchen was stocked with all sorts of kitchenware and we cooked a feast both nights.

    Lisa was super friendly, extremely responsive (responded to my text within minutes when I asked for the WiFi password!) and professional.

    We will definitely be going back and would highly recommend it to friends.

    February 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thanks Matt! The Depot is our favorite place to relax and cook too. It was great having you two. Come back anytime!

    February 2014
  • The depot was exactly as depicted in the photos. My girlfriend and I came down for a long Valentine's weekend and had an amazing time, sitting next to the wood stove, making use of the really functional kitchen, and relaxing in the comfortable bed. We rented nordic skis from the Westhill Shop (that's just down the street) and made use of the extensive trail system by the Putney School, and had a delicious dinner at the Gleanery in town. Mass MoCA was only an hour drive away! Highly recommend this place, and Lisa is a phenomenal communicator.

    February 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thanks Emil! Glad you enjoyed the area - both the cross country skiing and the food. The Gleanery is one of our favorites too. Thanks for mentioning the proximity of Westhill Shop. A great resource for skiers and bike riders. Come back anytime!

    February 2014
  • We visited in the dead of winter and the train depot was exactly as described...cozy! All the amenities and many more that we would never have thought of were on site. Lisa was out of town, but she had a caretaker make sure that everything was all set. When we arrived the walkways were shoveled, including the side porch with an outdoor fire pit. At first we were leery of the 3-4 times a day train schedule, but it's true. They ran through at very appropriate times and there were only a few each day. It actually adds to the experience as you can watch them rush by from the bay window and feel like you're standing on the tracks themselves. Very cool!

    December 2013
    Response from Lisa:

    Thanks Shawn - we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the trains too, but don't want them to be a surprise to our guests. Hope you come back for a visit again soon!

    December 2013
  • This was my first experience with AirBnB, and it was perfect. This historic home in Putney has been transformed into a cozy guest cottage. It is in perfect condition, decorated simply and with an artistic flair. Everything is high end, from the linens to the dishes in the huge eat-in kitchen. I loved watching a train go by out back, and I especially appreciated the thoughtful amenities in all rooms.

    Communications were easy, and the house was beautifully prepared for us, including fresh bread, cheese, milk, and coffee, along with a fully stocked kitchen. The location is ideal: the Co-op is a short walk, and the river is right out back. Lisa always answered my queries. I highly recommend this home and look forward to coming back the next time we visit family in Vermont. Thank you for a fabulous Christmas in Vermont!

    December 2013
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We live in San Francisco currently, but my husband grew up in Vermont and bought this charming old train depot about 10 years ago. Vermont is our favorite place to go, decompress and spend time with friends and family. I love yoga, cheese, good food, reading and running - all of which I can enjoy in ample quantity in Vermont! We would love to share our cozy Vermont home with you - it is the perfect place to relax, curl up with a good book, and enjoy the outdoors.
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