My husband, dog and I were lucky enough to stay here over New Years for 2009. The house, acreage and peaceful setting were perfectly described here, but it was even better than we hoped. It's got beautiful light from windows on all sides; a cozy woodstove to read/nap by; a warm hot tub to thaw you out after a long snowshoe or cross-country outting, and a tv/dvd player if the quiet gets to be too much. We loved the house and our dog did, too- he romped around outside and loved the nearby trails. The owners were extremely responsive- we couldn't figure out how to use the hot tub (just needed to know which switch!) and they responded immediately to our questions. They also provided great meal and activity options- we followed many of their trail suggestions and food recommendations and were well pleased. The kitchen has everything you need- full stove, oven and dishwasher (nice to have when you are on vacation), and there's a Shaws Market and local/ organic food market easily reachable nearby. If you don't feel like cooking, the nearby options are plentiful, tasy and span from cheap eats to a very nice night out. The house is very close to vermont institution Vermont Flatbread Co. in one direction, and the New England Culinary Institute's restaturant and lunch/bistro place in Montepelier (no more than 20 minutes away).
Though we don't have kids and we came in the winter, I'd highly recommend this to couples and families alike, for any season. I have no doubt that the mountain view would be beautiful in fall foliage splendor, and the house is near cross country and downhill skiing for winter, great swimming holes and local fun activities for summer, plus the house would easily accomodate more than just two. Like the other review here, not only would we recommend this place, we can't wait to come back!