I am a Professor at Middlebury College and have been living on Bingham Farm with my two children for the past 25 years.
Our stay with Elizabeth at her family's 'Barn Apt' was wonderful! The apartment is clean and comfortable and our stay was made even better by Elizabeth's daughter, Harriet, who made us fresh home-made 'hot from the oven' sour cream coffee cake and left us all kinds of delicious treats in the refrigerator (OJ, milk, bread, homemade jam, eggs, wine and cheese -- among other things). The farm is just a short drive from Middlebury (where we were visiting our daughter at college) and is a beautiful country escape easy to get to during spring, summer and fall. Heavy snow may require a 4 wheel drive vehicle, but Elizabeth may not make it available during winter months. I highly recommend staying here while in the area and enjoy the real 'country' settingsurrounding Middlebury, Vermont!
What a beautiful spot!
Elizabeth was a wonderful host, and apparently my wife and I were her first guests. I would never have guessed this, based on the welcoming and professional setup of the space.
On the coffee table, Elizabeth left a history of Cornwall and its homes, bookmarked at Bingham Farm. A nice info sheet with recommendations for walking, restaurants, and details of the apartment was very helpful. We were also surprised to find tea, coffee and a few goodies in the refrigerator for a simple breakfast.
This short stay was a great introduction to Vermont, and I hope to come back soon.
Hats off to Elizabeth for enduring what was probably our most difficult booking glitch ever - due to date re-arranging. And to Harriet for driving the whole way from Vermont in the nasty pre-holiday traffic and weather mess. So glad that they endured both situations and spent a brief time with us. Hope they head back this way again - welcome anytime.
The second time was the same thing very nice!
Elizabeth and their son and dauther is a very nice family, so kind, respectfull, we love have them in our home, like a family. Very beautifull family. Their kids so sweet like her.
It was a delight to have Elizabeth & her daughter Harriet in our home. I also had the pleasure of meeting her son who is living here in Park City. They were very interesting and easy to be with. I truly appreciated her concern and assistance in picking up some eye medications when I couldn't see to drive. They were very respectful of our home and sweet to our dogs. It would be a pleasure to host them again.
Elizabeth and her kids were thoughtful, pleasant guests. They were quiet and respectful, they enjoyed playing with our son, and they were fun to talk to. They also brought us maple syrup... yum!