Rochester House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, Sleep min 2- max 4 adults, (possible 2 children), 1 Bath
A decidedly cool and comfortable guest house in a quintessential Vermont small town.
Owned and run by two artists, our clean and recently rehabbed house is an amalgamation of old and new.
Built in the 1900's as factory housing, refinished hardwood floors throughout, large sunny rooms both up and downstairs. A well equipped kitchen that is roomy enough to hold you and your friends. Three quiet bedrooms, all furnished with new comfortable beds. A front porch to spy the neighbors, read a book or just relax with a cocktail.
Walk to our art gallery and cafes serving espresso's on their shaded porches. A bookstore to lose oneself in while finding just the right book to curl up with. Super restaurants provide fine and casual dining experiences. Sip local beers at local bars.
Rochester is a road/mountain biking mecca- roll into our great bike shop and ask for the rides only locals know.
Cross country skiing on our local trails, snowshoe or hike to the top of Rochester Gap for a fabulous view.
Take a leisurely stroll and commune with the cows at our local organic farm. Golfing is nearby, kayaking in the White River is directly across the street!
Killington and Sugarbush are an easy 30 minute drive in either direction. Try the Middlebury Snowbowl, only 15 minutes away that supplies skiing and snowboarding in a smaller more budget conscious friendly family atmosphere.
Travel back roads to loose yourself on, country stores to peruse, farmers markets for the freshest of fresh. Listen to impromptu concerts on the town green or just hangout and count pick up trucks.
Start up a conversation with a local- Rochester truly has one of everybody.
Decorated with original artwork, furnished with contemporary furniture, throw in a vintage farm house kitchen table for good measure. Dishwasher to coffeemaker, soft throw blankets to Marimekko prints, linens to toiletries, wi-fi to flatscreen all thoughtfully considered to make your time in Vermont both relaxed and memorable.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Both visual artists in our mid 50's- an abstract painter and photographer. We ride both mountain and road bikes, snowshoe local forests and return home to our nearly finished 1823 school house.
Our organic garden supplies stellar veggies year round. My wife is a fanatic cook and I try to ride my vintage racing motorcycle just a little bit too fast for comfort.
We came to Rochester perhaps 15 years ago on a camping holiday only to later purchase three relic houses greatly in need of love. Robinson Drive has been the most interesting- ongoing restoration if not for the sheer size relating to its original purpose. Rochester is a small town safe and secure in who it is, friendly and peaceful.
Waving is commonplace. Conversations to just saying say hello make the trip to the grocery store a lengthy but rewarding journey. The slow change of seasons, one more time of shoveling your car out of a snowbank with the help of a neighbor makes for good friends.
We slowly fell in love with this massive slate roofed house as a project in need of fresh eyes, fresh hands and a healthy bank account. Oh, don't forget patience. Seeing plenty of windows pouring in sunlight and large square rooms as a palate for a calm, positive experience. Its location- on a side street make it a little off the beaten path but one is able to wander the town streets, have a coffee in the bookstore, read the paper and casually wander home. No car. Remember walking?