Secluded Vermont cottage next to small brook on 11 wooded acres; near Bromley Mountain Ski Resort; close to iconic Vermont villages; along hiking/biking trail.
Step across a footbridge over the sparkling stream to the cozy Vermont cottage on 11 wooded acres. Families and pets will love it. The all-electric house has washer and dryer, refrigerator, electric range, and microwave; no stairs. The all-season porch has large windows that look out to the stream; and a day-bed for an extra guest.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have access to a full kitchen, living-room, bathroom, two bedrooms, a 4-season porch with large windows, patio and 11 wooded acres.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I'll either be across the road at Thornwood Farm or away -- available on email or text or phone as needed. I will not be in the house. Although most of my possessions are there, there is ample room in the closets and dressers, as well as linens, dishes, flatware, glasses (wine glasses too!)
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There is adequate closet and dresser space for guest use, as well as linens, towels, dishes, and flatware.
-Be respectful of our home and treat it as you would your own.
Feel free to use whatever food items are in the cupboards or fridge.
Please remove your shoes inside the house. Everyone in Vermont does it.
Pets are welcome, but please keep them off of the furniture.
STRICT NO SMOKING policy in our home and out of doors.
Enjoy reading, games, or toys. But please leave them behind for future guests.
Our INTERNET CONNECTION is a little slow. It will help if will you turn off your cell phone wifi. [Next time Congress considers broadband Internet connectivity for rural areas call your reps and urge improvement!]
PASSWORD IS ON THE FRIDGE.
We don’t have TV — the dish on the roof is evidence of a prior owner’s failed attempt.
GARBAGE There is a compost pile for any vegetable matter on the right side of the long driveway (bunny trail) — no meat — and a dumpster between the road and the garage for your trash bags.
Pump in bathroom will pop and rattle — it’s normal, don’t worry.
Refrigerator — noisy, don’t buy a Kenmore.
Some weekdays the quarry may dump slate tailings on the pile near the end of the long driveway. It’s OK — just a little startling. I haven’t heard it for a few weeks. They must be working different areas of the quarry. Likely you’ll see trucks carting HUGE rocks out.
Neighbors have chickens and roosters and donkeys.
Do what you can to keep crumbs wiped up otherwise ants think you’ve left them dinner — this is why the toaster is in the fridge;
This is the country, after all!
Kindly do not use the desk in the living room. It is 150 years old and belonged to my grandmother in England. It is fragile and contains only personal items.
Smoke detector; there is no carbon monoxide detector because there is no open flame, only the heat pump and electric baseboard heat.
First aid materials in the bathroom cabinet.
Fire extinguisher to the left of the kitchen range.
HEATING AND COOLING
The house has a heat pump. It is pre-set to keep the house at 74 degrees during the day and 68 degrees at night. If you are unconfortable I can reset it for you from my cellphone. Just call me at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Please do not use the thermostat in the kitchen.
I am a retired speechwriter -- but the topics I wrote about were in education, not politics. I am a media junkie so I follow world events, US affairs, culture, art, and politics. Also opera. . . I read a lot but almost all nonfiction. I like to folk dance, mostly balkan dancing. My social life revolves around my family. My brother and his family live across the road. I have siblings in Burlington, VT. And, children and grandchildren in the Washington, D.C. area. I have cousins in the UK -- who "found" us when they did genealogy research on family. I like horses but stay mostly in the barn -- I'm no longer a rider. I like to hike and ride a bicycle. I cycled the Erie Canal in miles in 8 days! My property borders a rail-trail through New York State and Vermont.
I am often not at my Vermont house so the house is maintained by my brother who is a farrier and owns a horse farm across the road. If I am at home I occupy myself in maintaining the property (11 acres) and doing crafts and 'assemblage'/collage artwork. Oh, and reading, and cooking, too.
I am basically a happy person who enjoys interaction with people of many cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, backgrounds, races, and genders.