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Historic Village Home on Memphremagog's Black River

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Canoe to Lake Memphremagog's South Bay, stroll through cottage gardens, relax at the river's edge, wander through farmland and covered bridge, walk to the post office or diner, or soak in a claw foot bath. Relax, rejuvenate, restore. End of road setting.

Two bedrooms with full size baths. The first has connecting bath. The other has river views, skylight, and French windows opening to cathedral space. Study area upstairs. Kitchen with cherry cabinetry and gas stove, dining area, French doors lead into living room and studio area. Downstairs bath has claw foot tub. Private deck.

Certified Wellness Home.

Easy access to VAST, hiking, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, Jay Peak, Craftsbury Outdoor Center all within 35 minutes.

From National Geographic -' Vermont scored highly—best in the U.S.—in our survey of destination stewardship,” says Jonathan Tourtellot, director of the Center for Sustainable Destinations, “because Vermonters care a lot about character of place.'

Here in the Northeast Kingdom, we're excited to promote geotourism - you can view historic structures and traditional New England architecture, birdwalk through wetlands, visit old cemeteries, sample cuisine from local artisans, visit sustainable farms and dairies and sugarhouses. Let us help assist you in this discovery!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About The Owner

We're native Vermonters, a nurse and photographer, and love to restore houses, garden, bicycle, snowshoe and travel. We enjoy sharing our hospitality and helping others learn about this special part of Vermont.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have never been this happy with a house we have rented before.(Not only is it a beautiful house, but it is so well stocked and we especially appreciate how clean it is.)

Thank you for helping make this a very special visit for us.
Jul 2014
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Coventry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Historic Village Home on Memphremagog's Black River
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Bridgewater, MA

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I - and another couple - had a great stay here! The house is warm and cozy and a perfect short commute to ski at Jay Peak. Jeanne was very nice and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away to a beautiful part of the country!

  • 5 of 5

This is just a very special and cozy home to stay at. My wife and I drove up from Long Island to spend three nights at the house and it was just awesome. It was meticulously clean, tastefully furnished and extremely comfortable. We appreciated having a very functional kitchen, which allowed us to stay home and eat after a long day exploring the surrounding area. On another day, it was a 25 minute drive to Jay Peak for a day of skiing and eating at local restaurants. The owners, Jeanne and John, live in a beautiful home across the street and stopped over once to say hi and to offer some area specific advice and suggestions and they are great. The surrounding area is just wide open, bucolic and so beautiful. We spent a lot of time just driving around and appreciating the sights in this magnificent part of the country. The diner just up the road was a real treat as well. This is a great little getaway and worth the drive to the "north country."

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed here probably a half-dozen times, during just about every season of the year. Every time, we are absolutely delighted. The house is charming in its structure and decor, clean and tidy, very well-stocked (often with fresh-baked goods waiting on the kitchen table for us), and located close to numerous options for outdoorsy things to do. The beds are wonderfully comfortable. The owners are among the most congenial we've ever had the pleasure of renting from. Highly highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The detailed description for this getaway cottage was exactly how the owners described, and better than we expected. The property was in A-1 condition, everything was available and clean. The owners, John and Jean not only greeted us with a warm welcome but with recommendations for so much to do in the area. They made us feel so much at home. They presented with such hospitality with a tour of their property of breathtaking waterfalls in their lovely backyard, a beautiful garden of flowers, and many vegetables. We even found vegetables on our table and blackberries in a basket on the steps, to name just a few of the beautiful touches they added to our stay to make it so wonderful each day. There is so much to do, including the nearby Alpaca farm, don't leave the area without visiting these beautiful animals. Also, when you go into town, there is so much to explore, and only a short drive to Canada. We all had a blast. This is a wonderful historic cottage in a great location that has all the amenities and nearby attractions, including great restaurants. We couldn't ask for more. It was a fantastic getaway. Highly recommend this cottage to family, friends, and colleagues. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway or vacation in the area this is the one for you. Our stay brought much peace and happiness, we loved it! We will be back for sure! A'Vant Family

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A step back in time...

  • 5 of 5

Lovely...everything including the setting, the house, the hosts, the area, all lovely. I spent a couple quiet days with my sister away from kids, grandkids, jobs, and stresses and it was perfect. Beautiful gardens, the Black River in the back yard, a beautifully restored antique home. Just lovely...

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite Someway rental yet!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week recently and wished we could have stayed longer! Millrace House, nestled along the Black River, is just adorable and the owners very accommodating. I am pretty sure they ordered the picture-perfect weather for us too! We grilled several nights just so we could be at the house, but we did have breakfast at Martha's Diner right around the corner one morning. There are two double beds upstairs - the original stairs! - and one twin downstairs, with two full bathrooms. The kitchen had everything we needed and there's even a washer and dryer. I loved all the old look that was really new, and all the unique details. Lots of storage and the place felt very large. It was clearly our favorite rental from HOMEWAY thus far. Jean told us about a walking loop, so each morning we walked 2.5 hilly miles through a covered bridge and along some picturesque back roads. We love that there is less people and life there seems unhurried - the perfect vacation. The house is centrally located to all activities - and there is much to do in the Northeast Kingdom in the Fall - we took the Sunday International Brunch Cruise on Lake Memphremagog, only minutes away in Newport, kayaked the Clyde River, hiked Mt. Pisgah, saw 17 covered bridges, took an ATV tour in Danville, saw a recent movie for $4/person in St. Johnsbury, and a parade and craft fair in East Burke. We did much traveling by car but the scenery is so pretty and there is no traffic so it is a pleasure. On the way home we stopped at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier for lunch - amazing! And don't forget to try a maple cremee!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Burlington Vermont
Nearest Ski
20 Miles

In the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. Home on the Black River, flowing into Lake Memphremagog's South Bay. Easy access to VAST, hiking, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, Jay Peak, Craftsbury Outdoor Center all within 35 minutes.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snowboarding, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding/Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing,


Rates & Availability

Coventry House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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