Female with a background in the professional arts & healthy lifestyle.
What a great experience we had at the "secluded house on the hill". We are so glad we stayed there on our way from NH to Montreal. The house is great, the patio lovely. We went on several walks around the area and enjoyed driving around and visiting neighboring farms and South Royalton. Thank you Susan!
This is a wonderful place. The building itself is understated, crafted with consideration, and full of character. It's very simple, pleasurably minimal, and with lots of little architectural quirks. The real amenity, of course, is its seclusion and the lovely little outdoor spaces – the patio, the fire pit. With tons of screen windows and doors you can really let the fresh air in, and with its low ceilings and small rooms it's cozy at night.
Susan was a great host – stayed up late to meet us when we were stuck in traffic, left some simple provisions in the fridge, and was both inviting and at the same time non-invasive, leaving us to ourselves to enjoy the place once she'd shown us the basics.
It's a good place to use as a base to explore, to come back to and have nice nights of cooking or reading. Lots of good spots for morning yoga. Not built for a big crowd, it's a great intimate getaway.
This area of Vermont is something special too – it is not tourist Vermont, though there's tons of beautiful terrain (and tourist VT is not so hard to drive to).
The only drawbacks I'd note are that the furnishings (beds, chairs, curtains) are very basic – it's more of an affordably-furnished rental than lived-in home, and certainly not some richly-appointed retreat. The photos are accurate, though, and so long as you're not expecting anything more than they promise I think you'll enjoy it to the fullest.
A great trip. Hope to return sometime.
WOW! What an incredible place. The cabin was in a beautiful, quiet spot in the woods. It was a perfect and cozy cabin, a great place to curl up with a book or star-gaze outside at night. Susan was wonderful, helpful and very accommodating. We would definitely stay again!
A lovely place! Really secluded, beautiful surroundings. Everything's provided. Spent two days here and really enjoyed it.
Susan was not by guest, but rather, the travel agent of her son, Evan and his girlfriend Dominique. They were both courteous, easy and friendly. Susan would have been proud. :)
Susan is a wonderful guest with a great personality. I would highly reccommend this fascinating woman.