An amazing, picturesque dream vacation
My wife and I just got back from our stay at this farmhouse, and I would say that without a doubt it was by far the best place we have ever stayed. The house was painstakingly renovated by Jackie, who has an eye for detail and an appreciation for good craftsmanship. Each of the rooms (and there seemed to be endless rooms) were all miniature studies in rustic splendor. The kitchen lacked nothing, and our meager spices and cookware remained in the car. The living room was spacious, with a comfortable couch and plenty of chairs to entertain. The wood stove was very romantic, as was the easterly view of the lake, allowing one to see the moon and and it's lake reflection. The place was immaculately clean and well maintained.
Jackie welcomed us heartily during the week, treating us as old friends. Being a native islander, she was very knowledgeable about the area, giving us plenty of good ideas for things to do. She even provided us with great tasting plums, pickings from a small garden another vacationer had set up, and got us duck eggs too!
While we were there, Jackie had 2 horses, a dog and a cat each one more adorable than the next. I have always been a little skittish around dogs, not liking to be licked, and the dog (a little beagle whose name is Buster - a dog so famous in town he has a street named after him and everybody seemed to know him) was very relaxed,and would sit to be petted, but didn't jump up and lick you like most dogs I've encountered.
While we were there we went canoeing a handful of times, which was very pleasant. We caught a sunset and sunrise on the lake that was amazing. We also enjoyed a seaplane ride that is available down the street a little bit. There are some very interesting antique shops in the area also.
The house was easily found off of a main street (US rte 2, which I believe is a scenic byway, and a quite beautiful one at that!) and was about 45 minutes to Burlington, which is a nice little college town.
We enjoyed good meats (marinated steak tips and italian sausages), from a little grocery shop down the street, an pizza with about a dozen toppings from McKee's in South Hero, and ice cream in what has to be the most comprehensive General store called "A Hero's Welcome".
I can't recommend this place enough. We had a memorable vacation and are considering going back next year with some friends
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