This is a beautiful, well-designed, spacious house! We were so delighted when we entered--fresh flowers and homemade gingerbread on the kitchen island and plenty of space for all that we needed for meals for a week of skiing for a family of ten. It is authentically Vermont, not something designed to simulate an old Vermont farmhouse. The house has so much character, with rustic beams and old paneling throughout the downstairs, yet is bright, spacious and beautifully designed for comfort. Three bathrooms, all with showers, and one so big our toddler called it her bedroom, made for easy living. All of the bedrooms, prettily wallpapered, have their own stove heaters, so we could all adjust to our own temperature needs while sleeping. The kitchen was perfectly appointed with plenty of everything we needed and nice touches, too, e.g., napkins and paper towels were included and basic staples for cooking were on the shelves. One had the feeling that we were guests and friends of the owners, not renters.
The decorating was perfect--very pretty and fresh, but not overdone. They wasn't a wrong note anywhere you cast your eye in the house. Beautiful and interesting pictures on the wall added so much interest. The linens were cozy and pretty as well. The master bedroom was beautiful and large,with a soaring ceiling and sky lights (with shades) and ample room for a cot. The dining table was big enough for all of us and situated nicely between the open kitchen and the living room. There was even a den off to the side, which was great for those who needed to catch up with work. Another corner with a desk was tucked in an area in the living room away from traffic, which was happily used by my daughter-in-law.
We never heard a peep from the owners, but it was nice to know they were there. We mentioned by phone message a small problem (an ice dam, there being so much snow) and Lynn had someone out that very afternoon to fix it. Toward the end of the week, we met the owners and had a chance to chat. They are both just lovely! it was a perfect home for us.
The house is located very nicely on a main road and very close to a large grocery store that had everything we needed, even fresh clams! It was 20 minutes to Stratton Mt. We will definitely rent the house again if everyone can get away! The home was perfectly clean when we arrived and easy to maintain during the busy week. I would recommend this property to anyone!