Our cozy and tranquil apartment is located on a beautiful hilltop farm with views out from the porch across horse pasture and to the mountains as far away as New Hampshire. There are over 100 acres of field to walk through as well as a mile long trail running down through our property. We are 15 minutes from Chester, Ludlow and Weston and within half an hour of several major downhill ski resorts and 2 cross country ski areas.
The apartment has been renovated recently. Our daughter lived there for awhile before heading off to college and so it has a homey feel to it as well as being relatively free of clutter. It is very light and airy in the summer with large windows on 3 sides. I like to walk up from our house just a couple 100 yards away and sometimes just sit quietly and look out over the field to the mountains far away. It’s just a nice place to be.
The kitchen is outfitted for cooking. We provide some basics: salt, oil for the frying pan, coffee(bring half and half if you want it--we just can't keep a fresh supply of it and don't like the sugar and other stuff in the dried versions)-- and a small selection of tea. We provide towels and linens and some toiletries. We ask that you take your outdoor shoes off when you come in to protect the new wood floor. Because the floor can be cold in the winter bring a pair of slippers or indoor shoes.
There is one very comfortable double futon bed in the bedroom and a double futon couch in the living area as well. The place is heated with a new Rinnai propane unit. We ask you to turn it down at night and when you are out and generally use energy thoughtfully.
There are lots of books and a few games to use. We have considered getting internet but have had quite a bit of feedback from guests suggesting that they are surprised at how little they miss it and how nice it is to be unplugged. So for now there isn't wifi in the apartment. There are places in town where internet is available and in an emergency you could come down to our house to use the WiFi.
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You are welcome to walk around our farm just be aware that we have horses in the pastures right around the apartment. We ask that you not go into the pastures to pet them. In addition there are other people living on the farm besides us who value the quiet and serenity of the place. Still there is a lot of room for walking and exploring right on our place. It is especially beautiful in the late spring, summer and of course fall in Vermont is spectacular. The space below the apartment is used by my husband as a wood shop. He will be aware that you are visiting and try not to disturb you.
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One of us is usually on the farm and can be reached by phone or text. Because we live very close by you might see us walking around or if need be you can come find us at our house.
Besides lots of options for skiing we are familiar with many restaurants and shops in the area. In summer you might treat yourself to a show at the Weston Playhouse. My husband is an avid cyclist and would be thrilled to direct you to the best riding routes (road and mountain biking) in the area.
We are both happy to help direct you to find activities in the area whatever your interests are.
- Please bring slippers or indoor shoes to wear in the house.
- We appreciate it if you could be conservation minded: turn unneeded lights off and turn heat down when you are away for extended periods and at night.
- Please no smoking or open flames. Thanks.
I live with my husband on an incredibly beautiful hilltop farm in Vermont. While I work as a photographer at a youth theater, I have a dizzying list of interests and preoccupations including gardening, yoga and meditation, cats (we have 3), horses (we have 5), pottery and sculpture, painting and drawing, music (I play guitar and ukelele), reading and writing poetry, designing spaces, eating good organic food, mostly vegetarian, and spending time with my two grown daughters whenever possible. I love a really good conversation/discussion/dialogue with openminded free thinking people but also really enjoy time alone to rest, read or just daydream.
My husband, who sometimes greets people, is a farmer, carpenter, writer and year round cyclist (yes he is crazy into bikes and being outdoors). So I manage the technology, the photography, the decorating and act as the charlady. He is the fix it man and did much of the renovation of the place. We make a pretty good team!
As guests we try to leave things as good or better than we found them. Always a good policy I think.