This Civil War Infirmary House is charming and fully updated with modern conveniences. The two apartments can be used by two families or as a whole house. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms, a landing with books and games, kitchen and bath. Downstairs: 1 bedroom, coat room, kitchen, bath, and living room/bedroom. We are a block from VT College and NECI, on the city bus route, and a ten minute walk to downtown to local shops, fine dining, live music, and local micro-brews.
The house is great because it has easy access to the street, and a private area in the backyard with a beautiful view we share with our guests.
The street is quiet and safe, and neighbors are super friendly. It is a great walking street as it is flat, and the college green is very close - great for kicking a ball or throwing a frisbee around. Since my kids are grown, we have lots of things to share if needed - nordic skis, kayaks, snowshoes, and warm clothing. We are super kid friendly, and have baby furniture and a stroller if needed, as well as books and games.
We will leave your key for you and give instructions about how to retrieve it. Your entry is private and locked. There is parking off the street in winter parking bans. Otherwise, it is nice to park on the street because you don't want to see cars when you look at the view!
Someone is home most of the time and we are always available through texting. We are happy to help you out with ideas about where to visit during your stay, but also happy to give you privacy and not be intrusive. We are quiet, artsy, and outdoor people.
There is always a lot happening in Montpelier: Festivals, live music, events at the various theaters and auditoriums, local stage company Lost Nation Theatre, Kellogg Hubbard Library always has events and children's activities, state history museum and capital are a must-see...check the city website for events.
Montpelier is a central location for visiting area sights, while being a destination in itself. Close by are Waterbury/Stowe, the Mad River Valley, Burlington, Hanover, NH, and the list goes on. Montreal is even a possible day trip from here.
We love to enjoy family and folks. Comunication is important. If you have anything you need, just ask. Because we share two doors with the space (one up and one down) you are able to quickly let us know if you need a certain pan for the kitchen, etc. This is a VERY LONG house, and we live at the back. It is important at night to be respectful of close neighbors and each other and keep a quiet atmosphere.
Hi - I'm an instructional designer, educator, artist, school principal, architect, mom, gardener, cook, and adventure enthusiast - I just love outdoors and the weather. My historic house is the work of my life, as I have helped to design and build it into the beautiful space you see. The front of the house was the Commandant's house in the Civil War Infirmary and was rolled down the street from the College green on logs in the late 1800's. We live in the back of the home (it is a very LONG house) - my son William, who is 16, helps me manage the place...anything you need is probably here and we are happy to loan things you forget (kayaks, snow shoes, nordic skis, warm outerwear, boots, you name it!)
Hope you'll come visit us soon!