Clear nights are great for star gazing (check for when the meteor showers are).   The VAST Trail is right up the hill.  18 minutes away is Kingdom Trails (NE of
here).  Check out their calendar of events  
https://kingdom.kinsta.com/events; to the SW is Hill Farmstead Brewery, and Craftsbury's Open Center.  Our farm
animals are mesmerizing & entertaining to watch.  The livestock, pastures and paddocks are not openly accessible for our guests.  Please note this house is not
like a condo/resort with antiseptic new perfection -- it is earthy, elegant, old-fashioned and natural--and due to the C
OVID-19 pandemic,  we do everything to make
sure it is thoroughly disinfected & sanitized before any quests come.   All places nearby have mask mandates, and until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control,
you need to check out what protections/regulation the local businesses have in place.  Canada's borders are closed right now.   
The State of Vermont currently
requires 7 days of quarantining in a
lodging, and a signed Certificate of Compliance be e-mailed to us before you arrive here.  For more info, go to:

https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel

To go to the Certificate of Compliance, click here




Amenities include:  Linens, WiFi, HDTV, a Blu-ray DVD Player & Netflix), Radio-CD Player,  Microwave, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Bean Grinder, Food Processor,
Blender, Waffle Maker, Sandwich Griller, some basics (spices, flour, condiments, etc.)--plus basics to make yourselves a hearty breakfast with (OJ, butter, eggs,
jam, maple syrup, selection of coffees/teas), Games, DVDs, CDs, Books, Kids' Toys, Hair Dryer, Iron, Gas Grill, Portable Fire pit.  

Area Offerings:  The easily accessible Holbrook State Park is just down the hill (swimming, hiking, fishing, exploring); Bread & Puppet Theater is just a mile further
on.   Nearby are a wide variety of eating places (12-min. drive or more), and markets.  Lyndon State College is only 18 minutes away and the #1-Rated Hill
Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro are about 20-25 minutes away.  St. Johnsbury & Dog Mountain are a 1/2-hr drive.   Newport & the Canadian border are about
35+ min away, Montreal (and the
Dieu du Ciel Pub & Brewery, rated #1 in Canada) is about 2.25 hrs, Boston is 3.5 hrs, NYC & the Cape are about 5+ hrs in good
driving conditions.

Vacation Rental --  phone us for a rate quote for the period of your desired stay.   We will e-mail you an invoice for SECURE credit card payment through PayPal.   
We reserve the right to require a security deposit.

Refunds:    all refunds & cancellations are dependent on our finding a replacement booking for the dates you booked/paid for -- the sooner you notify us of  
changes in plans, the greater the likelihood of our finding a replacement booking for your dates or you can change to another date range; no refunds for weather
problems, last-minute change of plans, early departures, or no-show  guests.  We are also not responsible for trail conditions (VAST, biking, etc.)

If your -- or your guest's -- plans are iffy, then
take out Traveler's Insurance.  If you need to change your reservation to another date -- please check for availability
(and similar price range) -- and give us sufficient lead time to try to fill your previous dates.  If we are unable to find a replacement booking for your dates and you
have not chosen to take another date, you do not get a refund.  No refunds possible with
less than 3 weeks' minimum notice.  Payment constitutes agreement to
all terms and conditions above.  

         e-mailing us is recommended at
               stephanieb638@aol.com  
Upstairs GREAT ROOM with Breakfast
Nook, King-size Bed & Captain's Bed
We accept credit card payments by e-mailing you an invoice that
links you to our account with PayPal (you do NOT need to have a
PayPal account to pay with your credit card)
.  If you started
booking with us through AirBnB, then stay with that--we cannot
cancel with AirBnB without stiff penalties.
Area Links
& Resources
Thank you for an amazing weekend.  Your farm is such a special place.  
We really enjoyed watching the donkeys, geese & sheep, and sitting by
the wood-pellet stove late in the evenings.  So relaxing!  And
the stars at
night
were also a real treat.  Can’t wait to come back again.  It was great
staying at your place and meeting both of you.  Thanks again!

                     -- Christine, Ben & Friends
What  a heaven you have there.  HUGE thanks for my wondrous stay --
your place is such a haven!!!

Kate -- Gainesville, FL
We had a great time at your place.  Great location, great views, and
GREAT house!  We are already thinking about when we can come back.

Thanks so much for everything!  

Jeff, Natalie, et al.
Bedroom #2 with Full-Size Bed, Cable TV, Attached 1/2 Bathroom
Testimonials
& Directions
Bedroom #1 Sleigh Bed with Plush King-Size Mattress,
HDTV/DVD
, Attached Shower Room
Marc and Stephi are the greatest hosts, in an old farm house with all the
amenities you could probably think of, and then some.  We enjoyed a
restful few days touring the area, barbecuing and enjoying the bountiful
produce from Stephi's garden (never tasted dill like that!), sitting and
relaxing and looking out the window.  The rental is spacious and homey.   
Our hosts even  lent us sweaters and umbrellas when we came un-
equipped.  We truly enjoyed getting to know them and hope to be back
again!

           
-- Berne18 August 2013
Stephanie & Marc were great.   The upstairs great room window is
awesome and you will not want to move from watching nature.  Stephanie
took the time to show us around the place and made sure to find some
drawing paper for our daughter who also loved the place.  We look forward
to staying here again.

Don & Simone, & daughter Sophia
Map w Info &
Place Markers
Trying to keep Bobo & Lady Hazel separated from the Pigs' sweet food (in a blizzard).  
First you see the donkeys eating where they should, but when they hear the sounds of
the pigs being fed, then Marc has his hands full.  Trouble is, Hazel is patiently persistent;
she eventually goes back to where their sugary food is*.  This was too difficult a balancing
act for every day; so the pigs were sent to a new home and harmony/balance was
restored.
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*Donkeys LOVE sweet foods, but it gives them founder & other problems--a carrot a day is maximum of sweets for the
donkeys
, especially in winter.
Accommodations
8601 VT Route 122, Sheffield VT 05866