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Stay in your own private little cottage with windows on all 4 walls. This unique property is the studio of Vermont/California artist, Meryl Lebowitz, and was created to have prime views of the painter's property. The Artist's cottage has it's own heating system, bathroom and kitchenette with electric fry pan, toaster, mini fridge, rice maker, crock pot, hot pot, coffee maker, microwave and a gas grille. Enjoy hanging out inside (bring your inner artist), or explore the trails that traverse the 40 acres. In the winter you can snow shoe or back country ski from the front door, In the summer enjoy the flowers, visit the cabin in the woods, hit targets with the bb gun, and make sure to have a camp fire.
Kirby is a scenic gem in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, bordered by Burke, Victory, Concord, St Johnsbury and Lyndon. A small, agricultural village the Studio Cottage is 5 miles from East Burke, a village well known for it's ski area and biking trails, and 4 miles from Lyndon, home of Lyndon State College.
If you are looking for the true Vermont experience, this place is for you. The property is located on top of 40 acres, with views of Vermont's green mountains in all directions and not a road in sight. Bike or drive 5 miles on a scenic dirt road to East Burke Village, surrounded by skiing and mountain biking trails. Or jump in your car and head out on the pavement to beautiful Lake Willoughby. If you're an artist, or just love beautiful places, there are plenty of gardens and stonewalls to sketch, paint or photograph, and some big trees to dream under.
My husband, and sculptor, David Tanych and I (Meryl Lebowitz) have been working on this property for the past 10 years. We designed and built all of the buildings, which include an art studio, woodworking shop, metal studio and house. I consider this compound our finest collaboration. We love having people connect with the property and encourage you to feel creative here! Bring cameras, sketch pads, notebooks...or just chill. It's fun to walk the trails and check out David's ponds at the bottom of our hill. If the cottage is full for your dates, send us a request. We may have something else available for your stay.
I am an oil painter, who has been working as an artist for 30 years. David is a woodworker, and metal artist. Together we have collaborated on our property for 11 years. Recently, we have been spending our winters in California, perusing our art careers, returning to Vermont in time to plant the garden.
Meryl Lebowitz purchased this cottage in 2001
We bought this property with a vision of making it into a compound that would inspire creativity. It was a blank canvas with an incredible vista, except for the acres of clear-cut forest, which made it look as if a bomb had been dropped. First we cleaned up the land, which took a year, David built a barn to house our equipment on the second year, I started the perennial gardens, and together with our son, we began building the stone walls. The third year, my studio and David's woodshop were built, we then were able to work up here, while we lived off site. We began the house the following year, and David had the opportunity to build a structure with a rounded wall, the front wall of our house)....We lived in my studio for 6 months. Our first project in the house was an apartment, complete with David's beautiful wood cabinets and concrete counter tops. We lived there while we began working on the rest of our home.
Benefits? This compound is like heaven. Gardens, trails, firepits, a cabin in the woods, fresh air, no traffic, walking and running loops, privacy, organic veggies, beauty, beauty, beauty....
If you want to vacation in a rural area, you cant do better than this. And town is only 4 miles away.
A superb base for exploring the NE Kingdom. Beautifully designed and furnished cottage, high above the valley below, very private and peaceful. Wonderful to sit and watch the weather in our chairs outside. Kestrels putting on a show in the big tree right below, and at night we heard an owl. The king size bed is a treat. Thank you Meryl for a perfect stay.
This little cottage is a wonderful place to stay in the NEK. It is comfortable, quiet, well-located, and comes with stellar views, especially at sunset. The grounds a great for strolling, and if you are there in warm weather, you might be invited to share in the garden's bounty. Best for solo travelers or couples, I think.
Thank you Meryl and David for a lovely weekend in the hills of Vermont! It was SO quiet! The house was stocked with everything needed to make light dinners and breakfast for our short getaway from NY. The view of the sunrises and sunsets were wonderful each day! Perfect little cottage for the two of us. Great price too! Thanks again! :)
This is a very special property. Quiet and beautiful. The cottage is well appointed and very comfortable. I hope to return often.
We had a blast - cooked ribs on the grill surrounded by mountain views - sat outside under covered porch and took in the artistically landscaped gardens -- an oasis -- so many different varieties of plants/flowers – really beautiful. King bed was very comfortable – space was full of natural light and really highlighted the views. The room was large and did not feel cramped even with a dining room table, sitting area and mini kitchen. Accommodations were perfect for two. Super clean and full of original artwork – unique feel. We stayed 3 nights - wished it could have been more. Kingdom Bike Trails were 5 miles away -- and the Victory State Forest was 5 miles too - convenient to both – excellent biking and hiking and photo ops. We never went out to eat – grill was perfect and the area is so peaceful – we did not desire to leave. Meryl was the perfect host – thanks so much - -we would love to come back.
The cottage was the perfect size for one person or a couple. The property is beautiful, especially the view from the front porch! The location is great for anyone planning to use Kingdom Trails. It's a scenic 5 minute drive to East Burke. I would recommend this property to anyone that is looking for an affordable, relaxing stay in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I hope to return soon!
Kirby is a scenic gem in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, bordered by Burke, Victory, Concord, St Johnsbury and Lyndon. A small, agricultural village, our rental property is 5 miles from East Burke, a village well known for it's ski area and biking trails, and 4 miles from Lyndon, home of Lyndon State College.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|