What a GREAT experience. The owner, Lucy, was so nice to work with. I think this is her family home and it is furnished with wonderful antiques and local interest trinkets. It is truly unique in my vacation rental experience.
The house was built in 1828, located adjacent to the giant Bennington Battle Monument, it appears to be a historic building. The grounds are several acres planted with lovely flowers and trees. This house is a perfect mix of 19th century antique and modern comforts. There are enough rooms that it is easy to get lost when you first arrive.
Although we prefer to dine out, the fully equipped kitchen allowed us to enjoy several dinners and hot breakfast many days. A Keurig coffee maker was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed coffee on the large porch each morning and cocktails in the evening. We saw deer several times and many birds. (Lucy provides binoculars and a bird guide as well. What a nice touch!)
Bennington is a nice town and allows for many day trips to NY, Mass, and southern Vermont attractions. The Vermont Country Store is a must and 'The Clark' is a highlight. There is so much history in the area that we plan to visit again. Lucy provides book, maps and guides to many of the local attractions, by the way.
The town of Bennington is large enough to contain several large grocery stores and chain stores as well as many locally-owned restaurants and cool one-of-a-kind shops.
You can walk to the Old First Church and Cemetery (Robert Frost Grave) from the house, and the Monument is steps away, The elevator ride to the top is fun and ends in a great view.
We will definitely visit the Monument House again. It is truly a special vacation rental. It's not possible to exaggerate the experience. Highly recommended!
Thank you, Lucy.