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Romantic Cottage On Organic Farm

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 private BR, 1 sleeping loft, 1 full bath w/ laundry, sleeps up to 6

In Brandon, VT, situated on our organic farm, our guest house is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, or extended vacation. 'The Nest' is surrounded by meadows and has sweeping views of the Green Mountains and countryside.

Being only 1.5 miles from the village center allows easy access to Brandon's many shops, restaurants, and galleries. It's been recently called the "coolest town in the state"

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/coolest-town-vt/

A fully equipped custom cherry kitchen, newly furnished interior, meticulous housekeeping, and crisp, plush linens will make your stay homey and comfortable. We invite you to come experience Vermont at the Nest! Sleeps four. The rates are for the 4 people.

More Details

Property Manager
Lyn Des Marais
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brandon in Rutland County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • town ...
  • Water View ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Our large, tiled bathroom has a custom cherry vanity and cabinets. A full size washer & dryer are available for your use. Iron, ironing board, and hair dryer are also available.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The Nest offers one spacious, private bedroom with a queen bed. It has a gorgeous view of the Green Mountains and our very own 'bird sanctuary'. We also have a sleeping loft upstairs with two twin beds. Downstairs there is a new Ethan Allen pull-out sofa for additional guests.
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We can provide a chef and cleaning for additional charges.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Romantic Cottage On Organic Farm
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Brooklyn, NY
4

Lovely well maintained cottage

  • 4 of 5

The property is clean, very well maintained on incredibly beautiful land. We enjoyed the privacy and the amazing views from inside the cabin. The mosquitoes were particularly vicious so enjoying the lovely deck & grill was not possible the weekend we visited. The kitchen is well stocked & we were happy to find it has a Keurig coffee maker. The kitchen has plenty of utensils, pots & pans etc. Having the washer & dryer was a huge bonus. The beds are all on the second floor. When you get to the top of the stairs, the two twin beds are immediately to the right and a private bedroom with the queen sized bed is to your left. The air conditioner on the 1st floor cooled the 1st floor very well but the 2nd floor remained quite warm. I was thrilled to find that the very long leather couch in the living room is incredibly comfortable and I slept there. My husband didn't mind the warmth on the 2nd floor and said the bed was quite comfortable. There are two casement windows opposite each other on the 2nd floor so if there's a breeze you'll get some airflow. We look forward to staying there again. Thank you Lyn!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you again as well. We hope as you come to Keewaydin you'll stay again. We will ensure we add a fan to the second floor!!!!
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4

Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

Overall, really 5 stars. Gave 4 only because we were looking for accommodations for 2 parents and 2 college age kids. Sleeping arrangements were cozy, with 2 day beds for the college kids right outside the master bedroom. Would highly recommend for romantic getaway or couple with smaller children. No cable TV but I was happy for the break (and they did have wifi for the college kids). There was a TV for DVD playing and a selection of movies (we watched 2 as a family ... kinda nice!). I loved the house ... very clean, modern with quaintness of a guesthouse sitting on a farm. While the freestanding home sits close to the main house, the hosts were gracious but kept to themselves unless needed. Full kitchen with plates, appliances, etc. and washer and dryer. The view was spectacular -- I would imagine even better in the summer (we were there in November). Last but not least, she left eggs, bacon, milk and pancake mix so we didn't have to find our way around first thing in the morning (we arrived after dark). Nice touch!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting, beautiful farm, home away from home with wonderful accommodating hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Swallows Nest for 10 days during the peak time of fall foliage in Vermont. We have never stayed any one place that long on a vacation. We loved the peaceful setting and being able to explore the many quintessential New England villages all within an hour drive or so from Brandon. Whether you want to hike the mountain trails, visit historic sites, explore the mountain roads for fall colors, shop at unique shops, the Swallows Nest is the perfect launching ground for your exploring. And I can't even begin to describe the vibrant colors and a lot of them were on the farm. Lyn invited me to explore their property and I did on several walks. I think I took a few dozen photos just of the spectacular tree colors and views on their property. As for place to visit in Central Vermont I highly recommend visiting the Calvin Cooledge birthplace at Plymouth Notch, Shelburne Museum, the Vermont Country Store at Weston or Rockingham, Manchester for shopping (and seeing a beautiful town), and Sugar Shack in Arlington for the Norman Rockwell Museum. There we actually got to meet and talk with one of the local residents who modeled for a famous Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover. That was cool! And speaking of cool... the coolest thing we got to do was take a hot air balloon ride on a cloudless, crisp fall morning. I highly recommend the Balloons Over New England out of Quechee. The crew made us feel at ease and gave us a great flight. All in all it was the trip of a lifetime, thanks in no small part to the beautiful peaceful setting of the Swallows Nest and the hospitality of Lyn and Jim. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. You were lovely guests.
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Billings
5

Perfect for leaf peeping in Vermont!

  • 5 of 5

My elderly parents and I stayed at the Nest for 3 nights as part of our leaf peeping tour. It was also conveniently close to Middlebury College, where we visited my son. The home was relaxing and beautiful. Lyn, the home-owner, could not have been more lovely and accommodating. It is a great place to escape any hustle and bustle. We would stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sykesville, MD
5

Beautiful and Tranquil!

  • 5 of 5

This guest house is absolutely perfection! Everything from the cozy interior to the expansive beauty of the farm has made this a favorite for my travels. Lyn and her family were so kind and welcoming, leaving fresh baked brownies and necessities in the fridge for my arrival. I traveled alone this trip, however, I am very much looking forward to bringing my family back to Swallow's Nest.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We loved having you.
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful property for a weekend to attend a wedding in Middlebury. The Swallows Nest was perfect! We met the owner Lyn who was warm, welcoming and very willing to give us information about the area. Lyn gave us a history of the farm the amazing repairs that they have done to the barns so far and what will done in the future. So many birds, turkeys, geese, herons, ducks, hummingbirds, of course swallows and a furry woodchuck.

The cottage was very clean, comfortable, quite and had everything you could need. We would and will definitely stay here again and recommend to friends. One thing to note, there is NO TV. Which is FINE by me - great chance to disconnect from the world. Wi-Fi is available.

Thanks so much for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferries
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Neshobe golf course, Brandon
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Rutland Vermont
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cafe Provence
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Snowbowl, Pico, Killington
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brandon, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
11 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£356
for 2 nights
From
£178
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£868
for 3 nights
From
£289
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£413
for 2 nights
From
£207
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£413
for 2 nights
From
£207
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change. For May and Foliage seasons, we require full payment 90 days in advance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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