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Artful Historic 1st Fl'r 2 Bdrm Apt, Civil War Infirmary Home by VCFA & downtow

Montpelier, VT, USA
  • Apartment1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

Sunny 2 Bedroom 1st Flr Apt in Historic Home near VCFA and many area attractions

Come and vacation at our historic house in Montpelier, Vermont, the nation's smallest capital! Our first floor apartment is cool in the summer, and cozy and warm in winter. We are 7 buildings away from VCFA and a ten minute walk to downtown where there are wonderful restaurants, book stores, and shops to enjoy. Get a tour of the capitol building, hike in Hubbard Park, or enjoy live music in town. We are close to Vermont College green, a fun place to throw a frisbee. Many attractions and activities are a quick drive from here...hiking trails, ski areas and resorts - Stowe, Sugarbush, Bolton Valley, Trapp Family Lodge - are just 15-30 miles away!

If our calendar is full, please contact me as we have two other apartments on the property. This house can be booked for events such as weddings and family gatherings! The VRBO listings are #454402 and #971889.


Beth Damon

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Beth Damon

I am an architect, educator, instructional designer, artist and mother of four. My son William and I live in this wonderful historic house, which is getting more and more empty as the children grow up! We would love for you to stay here and have loads of fun ideas for your visit to Vermont. This is a quiet, peaceful place and we spent most of our time painting, gardening, cooking, and being outdoors when not hard at our work.

Beth Damon purchased this Apartment in 1997

Why Beth Damon chose Montpelier

Our many guests have greatly enjoyed staying here. Because we live in the back part of the house (which is very long) we are right here if there are any worries or if you need anything. Because we live very close to downtown you are able to just park your car and walk everywhere. We are even on the city bus route now! There is lots of live music downtown, and local craft beer to try, excellent restaurants, bookstores, a great library, and of course, America's smallest capital. Montpelier is bustling with fun and interesting things to do during all seasons! PLUS, we are centrally located so it is easy to take day trips all over Vermont from here. Montreal is under a 2 hour drive as well.

What makes this Apartment unique

I think the most unique benefit to our house is the mixture of old house charm and modern conveniences. The house is very cozy during winter months, and we are a 15 minute drive to hiking trails, and 30-40 minutes from some of the best ski resorts in the country - Stowe, Sugarbush, Trapp Family Lodge, and Bolton Valley. Burlington is just a quick commuter bus ride away, or a 35 minute drive, and a truly vibrant college town on Lake Champlain. The capital is a really fun place to check out and we hope you'll visit us soon!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2/Living Room
        2 double, 1 twin/ single, The couch could also be step up with bedding for one person.
      • This room is furnished as a living room with a queen plus double size bed in it. There are a comfortable couch and a few comfortable chairs, plus a wardrobe.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • The toilet is in a separate space from the shower. The shower has a tub at the base, which makes it great for bathing small children!

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          From the backyard, you are looking at downtown and the Capitol Building and church steeples, with the mountain beyond.
        • Mountain View
          We have a beautiful view of Camel's Hump and the valley with the dome of the Capital Building and downtown Montpelier from the back yard.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Can be provided for bedroom if needed. Second room has a nice ceiling fan and three windows, so it's very cool in there.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Two wireless signals in the house. Very strong, reliable connection.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Can also serve as sleeping space
                    • Parking
                      Off-street parking provided in the winter months during parking ban.
                    • Telephone
                      Yes, for local calls if needed.
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped, eat-in kitchen!
                        • Microwave
                          UNIT is with vent over the stove area.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          There are spices and a few pantry items. Just ask if you need anything as we live in the building and will happily provide a few items you might need!
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          There is a four burner electric range.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Eat-in Kitchen is quite spacious - we can get a high chair if needed.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Many to choose from in the space and in our library. Just ask us!
                                • DVD Player
                                  See note under television section.
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  We have a game room in our basement which we are happy to share with you upon request, depending on our family schedule!
                                • Games
                                  We have lots of board games to choose from. Some in the space, but just ask for your favorite and we probably have it.
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  See note under television section.
                                • Television
                                  We have a television available with basic cable UPON REUQEST and VCR and DVD player. My family has been television-free for some time so it is not standardly in the space.
                                • Toys
                                  If you let me know the ages of your children I can provide toys in the apartment for them.
                                • Video Library
                                  See note under television section.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      We can loan you a bike or two depending upon availability. Please ask us.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      We have a wonderful outdoor seating area with tremendous views. Please share the space with our other guests and communicate if you plan to have a gathering in the backyard so everyone can enjoy!
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 - 14' Kayaks are available to borrow.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      I have a screen porch in the backyard if you stay out into dusk and would like to escape insects who might be flying around.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Our yard has a beautiful view of downtown with the mountains beyond.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We have a small Weber grill, which we will set up for you. If you wish to grill, please ask us as we have two other apts in the building to coordinate with.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Nordic skis and snowshoes can be borrowed in some sizes (skis) depending on availability. Please ask.
                                    • Tennis
                                      We have rackets to loan, and there are courts closeby.

                                      Onsite Services

                                        • Staff


                                            • museums
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • We are right in the heart of Vermont, walking distance to downtown and the Vermont College green and VCFA, for a game or a stroll or the residency program. We are close to many area attractions, resorts, hiking, boating and skiing. We live on the premises so can help with planning day trips and many area goings-on. Please contact us if you have any questions as you are planning your trip. The property has 3 total apartments and can be rented as a whole. It is ideal for a small wedding or group function. Please contact us about your specific needs and we are happy to provide a package arrangement for the rental period.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              10 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great spot in Montpelier!

                                                              Katie M.

                                                              There aren't many places to rent in Montpelier proper (which is a great town to stay in to see VT in general), and this is a real gem. Me, my husband, and my two kids (ages 4 and 7) rented the bottom floor of the house (the upper floor is also available for rent). It's cozy (the living room is also the bedroom), but it didn't feel cramped and seemed like just the right size for us. The accommodations are comfortable. Beth the owner is a wonderful hostess who put a lot of children's toys and books in the apartment which our kids really appreciated. Our friends rented the upper floor, and they brought a baby with them, and she had all kinds of baby things for them, like a pack 'n play and high chair. The house is in a nice neighborhood, close to a college (I recommend having dinner at their cafeteria; it's made by the culinary students there). It's easy to walk downtown. The only possible drawbacks for some people is that there isn't a tv (we didn't mind), and the owners live in the house that's connected (we rarely saw them -- only outside -- and never heard them), and you might have strangers living above you (you can hear some creaking above, and some muffled conversation if it's loud) and you'll share an entrance/exit with them. But these are pretty minor things; overall, this is a great pick for your Vermont stay!

                                                              Clean and Comfortable!

                                                              Sarah H.

                                                              We stayed in the downstairs apartment which was very well equipped, and the beds were unusually comfortable for a vacation rental. Beth is very friendly and helpful. We would stay there again for sure!

                                                              Lovely weekend stay in Montpelier

                                                              Carey N.

                                                              We had a wonderful stay at Beth and Bob's place in Montpelier! The home was easy to find, and was clean, cozy, and had absolutely everything we needed. It's located on a lovely, quiet street, and just a nice walk away from the downtown area.

                                                              Beth and Bob were extremely gracious and communicative hosts. Despite living only an hour away, I wasn't too familiar with downtown Montpelier, and Beth was so helpful in providing suggestions for places to visit, eat, and grab a drink. We had a great dinner at Three Penny Taproom and delicious gelato at Chill. Beth had so many wonderful suggestions that I think we'll need to make another trip back soon! :)


                                                              shane s.

                                                              We stayed only for two nights but we enjoyed every minute. Close enough to walk to downtown to restaurants and shops. Had everything you needed if you wanted to cook and very clean felt at home. She also left us some homemade cookies and a bottle of wine to enjoy you cannot ask for more.

                                                              Wonderful Accommodations!

                                                              Brendan R.Charlotte

                                                              I've stayed with Beth twice before, and will do so several times again in the future! It's the perfect place from which to see Vermont.

                                                              Absolutely beautiful apartment, gorgeous garden and thoughtful host

                                                              Alexandra McRae D.

                                                              I stayed in the downstairs apartment at 80 College for 10 days during my final residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts. It's a very short walk to the college, but also into town - it couldn't have been more convenient. The apartment was beautiful and very cosy, and Beth was incredibly welcoming, thoughtful and kind, asking us if there was anything we needed, and even offering to change our sheets for us if we needed. It's a shoes off rule inside the house which helps to keep everything clean, which is great. The garden is absolutely gorgeous - there were peonies in bloom when we were there and we were able to sit outside and enjoy a view over Montpelier and the mountains at sunset with a drink, surrounded by nature. I could not think of a better place to stay in Montpelier and would wholeheartedly recommend it.


                                                              Montpelier, VT, USA

                                                              Montpelier is a great place to stay. You will be centrally located to visit many area attractions, or just stay here in the state's capital.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $45 - $50
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              We will send details to our guests prior to their arrival and call to answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in using the additional room on the first floor, please let us know.

                                                              10 Reviews
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