America's only original Grist Mill & Covered Bridge historic residence, as seen on HGTV's "You Live in What?" Central Vermont's historic and romantic getaway features beach (on Vermont's warmest river) with tethered, relaxing float tubes & private deck over Mill River's waterfalls. Near Killington & Okemo Mtn
* NEW IN 2017: Gold panning on your private mill beach !
** INQUIRE about a private beginner lesson with design artist Linda K. Evans. You'll take home a finished framed masterpiece
2,800 square feet of The Kingsley Grist Mill's mind-bending architectural craftsmanship is your to enjoy. The master suite has a rattan & iron queen posted bed. The guest room has a plush posted early american antique double/queen bed and dresser and is home to a rare "crazy quilt" made in 1905.
If needed or preferred, the third bedroom is created in the artists loft with a plush and comfortable queen folding sofa bed one flight up and just one flight below the mill's 360 degree vista cupola.
Among the treasured architectural features of the mill's 20th century rehabilitation are a six foot vintage Sparta, Georgia plaster ceiling medallion hand made and mounted by David Flaharty. David is one of America's most celebrated craftsmen having completed works for the U.S. Capital, White House, State Department and numerous Presidential libraries. His works are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and in private collections throughout America.
The tiles circumscribing the master suite bathroom were hand made in David Flaharty's studio and are exact castings from the elevator lobby of the famous Burnham & Root - Reliance Building, Chicago, Illinois.
Our guests have spoken: Do not miss a chance to have DJ Ron spin some vintage vinyl on the most awesome sound system on Airbnb (included in your stay but please pre-arrange). This legendary studio monitor was custom built for Michael Jackson's lead guitarist and LA recording studio owner Phil "Float'in" Houghton, in 1974.
All guests have access to the Mill's main structure as well as both private south facing river view sun decks. Home's primary kitchen and dining room are in the annex and are not included, however a galley kitchen with office size refrigerator, micro-wave, convection oven, bar sink and coffee/tea maker is available to you in the artist's studio loft.. Coffee/tea and breakfast treats are prepared every morning.
YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR BOTTLED WATER HOME ! Drink the crystal clear artesian well water of the Kingsley Grist Mill. Our 300 foot deep aquifer delivers 9 gallons / minute of the most delicious ice cold spring water you will never taste. Pure mineral H2O, nothing added, nothing taken away. Take some back when you go.
The Kingsley Grist Mill river bank is home to one of the few first generation virgin pine forests remaining in the state. 100 foot tall hemlocks and long needle pines, some dating back to the 1400's, create an unforgettable vista from the mill's river decks. They still take my breathe away!
Vintage vinyl music aficionados and audiophiles may choose to enjoy at least a one hour personal concert hosted by Ron, spinning mint and mint minus LP's on an historic sound system built by Frank Fisher in 1974 for LA's first 42 track recording studio. This rare and amazing Phase Linear powered stereo was previously owned by Phil "Float'in" Houghton who went on to record with such legends as The Jackson Five and Dan Hartman.
If weather and time permits, we'll try to squeeze in some star gazing and a night time fire along the riverbank, in the mill's upriver dam-house and waterfall observation deck.
With mutual respect for the historic surroundings offered to our Airbnb friends. Pets by mutual agreement. No smoking please. No children under 10 years of age, except infants. WIFI jetpac for e-mail and non-streaming available upon request.
The vintage 1974 La Chateau Recording Studio / Phase Linear sound system and monitor are for OWNERS USE ONLY. Please request a concert by DJ Ron when available.
Autumn and winter guests are requested to turn off ( or lower) interior lights in rooms not in use (including heat lamps in bathrooms) and lower indoor thermostats to 68 degrees before retiring for the evening. Please help us conserve energy!
Currently, Ron resides in the Kingsley Grist Mill in Vermont, with his artist/photographer/collaborator wife, Linda K. Evans, and their rescued and adopted greyhound, Tully. Ron co-designed the first fossil fuel-free home in Connecticut, as featured in Popular Mechanics Magazine. His home in Vermont was also featured on HGTV’s “You Live in What?” last year. His first car was used in the filming of “Ghost Story” that starred Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Ron graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he studied English literature under professor emeritus and author Milton White. He also attended graduate school at Columbia and Miami. As a freelancer writer, he has published articles in numerous magazines including: CG Magazine, Vermont Magazine, The Federation of Women Bodybuilders, and Chasing Woodstock is his first book.