"The Pie in the Sky" is a beautiful old farmhouse set in rolling hills north of Montpelier. The owners, Jay and Jude, have set aside half the house for guests, adding a number of luxury touches like a solarium, hot tub, and three-vent downstairs shower. They've managed to do so without letting the charm of the old rooms escape. Art and books abound inside. There's also a lovely small outside porch where we watched the sun set -- the views at the Pie and in the surrounding area are fabulous. Ducks and sheep added to the magic. The place is peaceful, high above a dirt road that doesnt boost much traffic.
Despite the quiet, we found lots to do in the area, including wandering Montpelier, biking the ridge roads (had to pump our way up there of course), hiking the town forest, and appreciating the spectacular nurseries in the area -- Perennial Pleasures and the Vermont Flower Farm. The town of Plainfield is also a delight.
Highly recommended; we'd love to return.