charming and comfortable
Submitted: May 29, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
We enjoyed our stay in this charming barn conversion very much. Mornings were spent in the easy chairs by the big window enjoying our coffee, the sun, and our books before heading off to spend the day hiking (Smuggler's notch), fishing (the Fly Rod free fly fishing clinic), touring (Mad River down rte 100b, Burlington), shopping, and eating (don't miss Red Hen bakery in Middlesex). Evenings we spent lounging on the big red couch with room enough to spare for a large army. So much to do in Stowe and the larger area we had no time to make it to Ben and Jerry's!
The barn was well located for our launching area- somewhat quiet and across the road from the river path that my husband walked every evening. The bedding was nice, towels fluffy, and the house spacious. The kitchen was fitted out well enough for casual cooking.
I would've given it 5 stars (4.5 stars are not an option) except for a few minor items- short on dishtowels, no washcloths, cooking pans thin with something burnt on the bottom, the usual "rental" knives (so hard to cut watermelon). We were in need of an iron and hairdryer- not something expected but would've been nice for those of us traveling by plane to our destination. In fairness, we never asked so those things could've actually been hiding somewhere. Our wet hair, wrinkled clothing (who really wants to iron anyway?), raggedly carved watermelon, and undried dishes did not stop us from having a good time- I would just have these things on my list to bring for next time.
The value was exceptional and I would love to stay here again. I would recommend the Rosebud Barn to anyone traveling to the Stowe area!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Mary, Your review is very helpful. If people don't speak up sometimes these details are missed. I will remedy these items. They are all good suggestions - including the dull knives! Thanks for your positive, yet constructive comments. Lisa
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