Staying with Angela and Jesse was probably one of the best things my family and I have done in a long time. The two of them were so welcoming, considerate, and friendly, we feel like we've made friends for life. Our stay in the tiny house was incredible and the accommodations were top of the line. We were greeted upon arrival by Angela and the pups with open arms! We were given a tour of the land which included the pond, waterfall, frog pond, a creek walk, the garden, and a trip to visit the animals.
The tiny house, which was designed and built by Jesse is located behind the big house (also designed and built by Jesse). The directions to the tiny house were perfect. Prior to our arrival, Angela contacted us to make sure we had everything we needed. She also provided us with a list of for purchase, locally sourced protein that she could leave in the tiny-house for our arrival. We took her up on the offer and asked for eggs, breakfast sausage, and pork chops which were outstanding! We cooked everything in the organized kitchen of the tiny house and the meal turned out fantastic!
During our stay in the cabin, we deeply enjoyed the wood burning fire place (wood was provided and cut)! There were several games and books to discover. We read, colored, and played a heated game of Risk with the perfect ambiance of the trees saying in the wind outside. The trails that run along side the waterfall and pond were nice to enjoy for an early morning walk or in the summer mountain biking. The bigger pond, was great for fishing, kayaking, and bird watching. Interacting with the donkey and cow were highlights of our days on the property and they are the friendliest couple of animals! During our stay we visited Boone, NC and there were plenty of shops, breweries, and restaurants to try. We recommend driving up to Boone simply to experience the amazing scenic drive.
Angela and Jessie’s place is the perfect get away and though we didn’t visit with children, this would be a great place to bring the whole family. The shower and beds are great and the fire pit out front is the perfect touch for an evening talking with friends or family. If you’re considering this location for solitude, this is also a perfect location to read, draw, meditate, or simply sleep. Angela and Jesse are working on adding additional touches to the property for relaxation, one of which includes a very well designed sauna. We’ll definitely be taking a trip back when it’s done for another amazing weekend!
Woodbury Meadows is the perfect location in central Vermont. Right off of the capital of Montepelier there's a lot to do while still being in a rural, lake abundant community. The Meadows are owned by a lovely couple Jon and Ann who have built a community of close friends and family in the area.
Upon arrival at Woodbury Meadows we were welcomed with silly jokes and open arms. The site had anything we needed, including a newly built bathouse equipped with organic products and sustainable lights. Jon and Ann had a lovely community oriented potluck during our arrival and we were able to see their community in full effect. During the potluck we were able to learn about their on site forraging and earth connection classes. Before you go check out the class listings at Wisdom of the Herb School taught by Annie, a close friend and resident of the Woodbury Meadows community.
The site that we stayed at had a newly built patio outlooking Jon and Ann's land across the road. There was a picnic table, firewood, and a water faucet for our own convenience. The site has a beautiful view of the property, though the ground is graveled so be prepared with insulation padding for your rent.
In the area, there are quite a few lakes with public access for swimming, fishing, and boating (I highly recommend bug spray, the flies and mosquitoes are lethal). The town of Woodbury has a small general store with a bar attached in the back featuring weekend folk music and local brews. If you're looking for a more fast pace bar, check out Three Penny Bar in downtown Montepelier just 20 minutes away. There are also amazing book stores, toy stores, and other shops in town to occupy your time during your stay. Finally, if you don't do anything else while visiting at Woodbury Meadows, make sure you stop at Morse Farm and grab a creamie and other Vermont made goods. The store is a game changer!
Visiting the lodge at Tullamore Farms was a fantastic experience. Taking a weekend trip to the lodge is the perfect get away if you are looking to have a good experience in an open outdoor space with the sound of animals, and access to near by trails and outdoor activities. This lodge is a perfect way to make the best of a rainy afternoon or evening. Lighting the fire and grabbing a cozy blanket to listen to jazz on the record player is extremely soothing.
The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to make a simple breakfast or decadent baked goods, all you have to do is bring the groceries. There are two rooms available with comfortable mattresses and bedding, each room holding plenty of sunlight. In the living room there is a cozy couch, flat screen TV and floor to ceiling windows creating the perfect ambiance. The bathroom has a shower, bathtub, washer, dryer, and plenty of soaps, shampoos, conditioners for your needs. The house is stocked with clean towels so there is no need to pack your own.
The highlight of the property is the spacious backyard, equipped with a fire pit, benches, lanterns, and citronella candles. During our stay we spotted rabbits, deer, and ground hogs. We had the pleasure of playing a good game of settlers of Catan (a group favorite) and a few leisure games of catch! The options are endless with the amount of green space.
The lodge is located on several acres owned by the host Jeanmarie. There is a functioning farm that is well kept on site however, there is no interactions with animals or the farm facilities, outside of the farm store. Though you may spot a few chickens or sheep roaming the grounds freely, like we did. The farm store is quant and carries a variety of meat, oils, and dairy products. While visiting the lodge you might want to check out the Delaware River Canal, local art shops, scenic preserves, or antique shops!
If you need anything else the lodge's lovely host JeanMarie will guide you in the right direction. She is wealth of knowledge and has plenty to share with her guest!