|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Welcome to Alder Brook House, your home away from home. Located in Essex Center, Alder Brook House is perfectly situated for enjoying the skiing, hiking and rural touring for which Vermont is famous as well as the shopping, nightlife, theaters and museums of Burlington, Vermont's largest city. Walk to restaurants and shopping in minutes or take a drive in the country that begins right at your front door. Perhaps you’d rather relax at home, cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it on the spacious rear deck overlooking the comfortable yard and wooded back lot. Enjoy a movie in the sun room or take an evening stroll. Whatever unique Vermont experience you’re looking for, we hope you’ll come see us…and make yourself at home. Equipped with central air conditioning.
We also have a small flock of chickens on the property and fresh eggs are available for purchase. Let us know ahead and we'll have them in the fridge for you when you arrive!
Keywords: Extended stay home, Vacation home, Business accommodation, Ranch house
Sam and Fran have lived in Essex for about thirty years. Sam grew up in Vermont, Fran in New Jersey. We both love Vermont and think Essex is the perfect spot for us. We have the culture center of the college town of Burlington only minutes away but are still far enough outside to easily enjoy our passions of hiking, biking, boating and outdoor life. Sam's time is divided among the pursuits of writing, cooking and caring for our many guests at Alder Brook House while Franny works as a lab coordinator for the University of Vermont.
Sam Kinghorn purchased this house in 2009
When the house next door became available it seemed a natural for us. It gave us the opportunity to meet folks from other places and introduce them to the sights, sounds and tastes of our part of the world. With our proximity to theaters, restaurants, museums, skiing and 110 miles of Lake Champlain we have a lot to offer. Since our home is right next door we're easily available for suggestions, directions or advice to help our guests have the fullest experience possible. We love it here and we think you will too!
If I had to use one word to describe the benefits of Alder Brook House it would be variety. Within ten miles one finds dozens of excellent restaurants from burgers to Nepalese, Asian to French, Bosnian to Vietnamese to Italian, fast food to fine dining. Boating, swimming, fishing and sightseeing on Lake Champlain, Hiking in the Green Mountains, theaters, both live and film, three colleges and one university, a world renown museum and several antique shops. Just a bit farther and there are ski areas such as Stowe, Sugarbush and Bolton Valley as well as plenty of cross country opportunities. Organizing many full days of your favourite activities is a very simple thing. There's even a public pool right around the corner and fresh eggs in the backyard.
Alder Brook Cottage couldn't have been more lovely - what a gem in a perfect location, close to all that Burlington has to offer yet steps to beautiful country roads for cycling (which we enjoyed yesterday)!
Thanks for everything-we will most definitely be back - and next time hopefully with friends!
We enjoyed our stay. The house was exactly as advertised. Thanks!
This is a very comfortable, well maintained home with a great host who lives next door. The living room is well stocked with games, puzzles and books, a basement with pool table and foosball, a nice back yard with deck, grill and fire pit. Some chickens to add to the fun! A great place for couples or for families. I would definitely stay here again.
Perfect for our family! My 18 month old LOVED the chickens and the house was perfect for him. Clean and provided everything we needed to have a relaxing weekend. Owners were very accommodating!
Sam was a great host, greeting us with freshly cut flowers and a chilled bottle of wine. The place is clean and quiet, close to plenty of things to do. Very convenient to Burlington and to restaurants and shops in Essex, but far enough from the city to provide a quiet, country setting. Had a dinner to remember at Loretta's, and found lots of antique stores to peruse. We definitely recommend Alder Brook Cottage.This is a very welcoming and comfortable place to stay.
This home is every bit as nice as it appears in the photos. Everything was clean, and well cared for. My family of 4 enjoyed our weekend stay immensely. Our brief conversations with the owner (Sam) were interesting as well. If we ever have occasion to stay in the northern Vermont area again the first availability I will check is Alder Brook Cottage. Thanks for the wine and cheese as well. A very nice touch!
Sam puts so much thought into all the details of this property. The pictures are great, but seeing it with your own eyes is even better. One of the most comfortable homes we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. We are looking forward to our next visit to Alder Brook Cottage. Thanks again Sam!
Five minutes to Planet Fitness.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.