Homeplace has more windows than walls and is full of European antiques and Vermont craftwork. It is surrounded by perennial gardens and woods with many trails. There are friendly house and barn animals. A full breakfast is served. The large living room is where guests can relax with a book near the fireplace, work on a jigsaw puzzle in the corner near the piano, or play chess near the windows overlooking the large terrace.
4.8 on June 26, 2011
I was in the area to be with a family member who was dying. Not only was the natural environment secluded and peaceful, but Mariot was a wonderful host and made sure I was okay. She helped me get through this most difficult time. The food was fresh from her garden and delicious and, since I'm a dog lover, I found her little Aussie sweet and not a bother at all. I felt like I was at home. and I can't say enough about my experience at Homeplace.
3.6 on July 30, 2010
Very nice and unique accommodations, beautiful gardens and grounds, quiet and restful location in secluded country setting. Mariot, our hostess, was friendly and gracious, making all 14 of us - with children and seniors alike and a dog - feel most welcome. Highly reccomend.
3.8 on July 26, 2010
Visited Vermont for the Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival and happened upon Homeplace whilst looking for lodging on the internet What a lovely surprise to find a little bit of paradise tucked away down a wooded road!The house is inviting and the gardens are lush and vibrant, not to mention the spring-fed pond which just calls out for someone to jump in. We always had animals growing up, so the dogs, donkeys, sheep and chickens made me feel right at home - all that's missing is a cat. I highly recommend this place and will definitely visit again.
4.0 on May 31, 2010
If you want a place to get away from the stress of modern life, this is the place to go. With beautiful gardens and lots of open spaces to enjoy, hammocks, and a huge screened porch for gathering and relaxing, this is a wonderful place to connect with other family members or friends. Having the barn and nearby farm animals was like having a miniature petting zoo right there. The hostess's dogs were very sweet and loved to visit with us, although, I'm afraid we might have taught them a bad habit or two...especially the younger one. The hostess was very accommodating and helped to make our time there a special one.
4.8 on April 16, 2010
First time I stayed, I felt it almost made up for my cancelled trip to Switzerland - the sound of the sheep's bells, the silence and mountain air, the ambience, the wonderful conversation, the deliciously comfortable beds. This place has character, heart and soul.
A double bed in a window nook, two single beds, and a private bath. Perfect for families with small children. Price depends on how many are sharing the room.
A big sunny room with a four-poster double bed and a single bed. Windows look out to Mount Mansfield; armchair and rocking chair for private relaxation. Price depends on how many people share the room; private bath is available for $10 extra.
The Double Room features a double bed and a swivel rocking chair. Price depends on how many people share the room; a private bath is available for $10 extra.
Eugen's Room has a double bed and features a collection of wooden bears. Price depends on how many people share the room; a private bath is available for $10 extra.
Burlington, VT (BTV) 16 miles
Take I-89 to Exit 11 at Richmond, VT. Drive to Route West; then right onto Route 117 to Skunk Hollow Road. Drive 2-1/2 miles to a three-way stop, bear left and stay left for 1/2 mile. At the three-way stop in Jericho, turn left and then bear right uphill. Pass between the two churches, and after the yellow "Children Crossing" sign, but before the school and the post office, turn left onto Old Pump Road. Drive out for a mile, crossing into Essex, and turn right opposite the Huessy mailboxes onto our 1/2-mile driveway. Don't turn right at the fork; keep left for Homeplace.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ben and Jerry's Factory, 1/2 hour away, Stowe and Smuggler's 1/2 hour away, Shelburne Museum, 1/2 hour away, University of VT and Burlington, 1/2 hour away, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails
Cats , Dogs , many barn animals
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian