Starting in late-June the Luna moths come out very late at night, followed by fireflies in July. Clear nights are great for star gazing (check for when the meteor
showers are). The VAST Trail is right up the hill. Two minutes away is a local (nr-private) area that's great for swimming, hiking, exploring, fishing (shut from Nov
1 to end of May)--Bread & Puppet is a mile further away. 18 minutes away is Burke Mtn. ski resort & Kingdom Trails. The SE corner of our property is often
referred to as Moose Bog, frequented sometimes at twilight by Moose. Our farm animals are mesmerizing & entertaining to watch. Although the livestock,
pastures and paddocks are not openly accessible for our guests, there are many opportunities to take part in helping with the farm if you would like to. Please
note this house is not like a condo/resort with antiseptic new perfection -- it is earthy, elegant, old-fashioned and natural. Marc also offers instruction for or
participation in internal energy arts: Chi Gung (Qigong), Tai Chi, Bagua, circle walking (walking the 8 directions).
Amenities include: Linens, WiFi, HDTV, a Blu-ray DVD Player & Netflix), Radio-CD Player, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Bean Grinder, Blender, Waffle
Maker, Sandwich Griller, some basics (spices, flour, condiments, etc.)--plus enough to have a hearty breakfast, Games, DVDs, CDs, Books, Kids' Toys, Hair Dryer,
Iron, Gas Grill, Portable Fire pit.
Area Offerings: We are near many areas with great eating places, plus outdoor trails (hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking), and many ponds and lakes
(fishing, swimming, even boating in some). The world-renowned Bread & Puppet Theater is a mile+ away. Nearby are some great family restaurants (12-min.
drive or more), and markets. Lyndon State College is only 18 minutes away, Kingdom Trails with world-class mtn. biking events (100+ miles of trails), Craftsbury's
Outdoor Center, Burke Mountain and E. Burke with their many activities, trails, and more great eating spots, 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 2.5 hrs, Boston is 3.5 hrs, NYC and 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 a
change in plans, the greater the likelihood of our finding a replacement booking for your dates; 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 2-3 weeks' minimum notice. Payment constitutes agreement to
all terms and conditions above.
Phoning us is recommended at 802-525-1234
Upstairs GREAT ROOM with Breakfast
Nook, King-size Bed & Captain's Bed
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Thank you for an amazing weekend. Your farm is such a special place.
We really enjoyed watching the donkeys, geese and 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,
|Bedroom #1 with Plush King-Size
Sleigh Bed, HDTV/DVD
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 unequipped. We truly enjoyed getting to know them and hope to
be back again!
-- Berne18 August 2013
|8601 VT Route 122, Sheffield VT 05866
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
|Daily Chi Gung
Classes for Guests