Chalet rustique mais moderne, accueillant mais spacieux
Particulier / consommateur
Salle(s) de bain
Soirées/évènements non autorisés
Dogs only. No cats. No pets on the furniture.
Adaptée aux enfants
Please note our stairs don't have balusters.
Âge minimum du vacancier principal:28
Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100 %. Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50 %.
Came here for a quiet Thanksgiving. It was great to have a kitchen with an ample supply of cooking equipment. We enjoyed the location and while it was very cold outside, we stayed quite warm while inside with the use of the wood stove. And being able to bring our dog with us was a definite plus!
I’m so pleased you enjoyed my cottage for your Thanksgiving. I hope you had a lovely holiday. Come back soon!
Our stay at the cabin was great! Williams property is very well maintained and had everything we needed for our long weekend stay. There are a fair amount of “rules”, but I totally understand trying to keep the place in good shape and keep the footprint low.
We are looking forward to coming back again in the future!
Nice house and location; a few negatives, for us at least
Red Acre Cottage is in a beautiful location a couple miles uphill from scenic Route 100. The cottage itself is lovely, with a well-equipped kitchen, an extensive library and DVD collection, interesting artwork, and good WiFi. We especially enjoyed reading the coffee table book by Peter Miller, A Lifetime of Vermont People. Unfortunately, the positives were offset by a number of negatives. Topmost among them was the no-shoes-in-house edict...in a house with steep, uncarpeted stairs to the bedrooms. Even with a handrail, we felt we were taking our lives in our hands every time we made the climb or descent in our stocking feet. Also: a picture-perfect claw foot bathtub, but no place nearby to hold soap, shampoo, or anything else. Instructive notes on what to do, or not do, abound—including on the inside of the commode lid. Throughout the house, however, it was difficult to determine which switches operated which lights. As people who don’t own a wood stove, we’d not want to stay there in the winter, as the detailed instructions for its use are rather intimidating. (There are other heating options, as the listing notes, but this appears to be the preferred one; probably advisable to discuss with the owner before booking in winter.) Over the course of three days, we got two messages from the owner. The first asked us to turn off an outside floodlight we didn’t know existed—he saw it was on as he happened to be “driving by.” The following night we got a message telling us that “the power grid is down” and the house was operating off “the Tesla battery”; what we were to do with this information, we hadn’t a clue. In summary, while it’s a nice house in a great location, we’d not be inclined to stay there again. For those who do stay, we had good meals in Rochester at Maple Soul and the country store’s cafe. And of course, you can’t beat the Vermont scenery.
I am truly grateful for this review. To date, I have 107 five star reviews across the internet. This is the first time I have ever gotten feedback like this, but I take it very seriously.
I will contemplate a solution as to the traction on my stairs, but VT is muddy and/or wet much of the time, so I don't regret my no shoes policy - especially with irreplaceable broad plank fir floors. My stairs are like any other stairs...one must be careful descending in socks!
A soap holder next to the clawfoot tub would indeed be handy! Again, I have never thought of this and I will investigate the possibilities.
The instructions on the inside of the commode lid are crucial, "no feminine products in the toilet". They clog the septic system. The solution to such a problem is hiring a piece of heavy equipment to dig it up and rebuild it at great expense. Rather nasty job, really.
The other tiny notes around the house include a reminder to turn of the lights. I am an environmentalist above all, and I have all but taken this home off the grid. It has water and energy saving features throughout. Most folks appreciate this, and no one else has ever had trouble determining which switches control which lights. (I assure you there are no trick light switches.) I did, in fact, drive by (during the day) and notice the flood lights over the driveway were on. Just dropped a quick note to alert the guests. I think I will install a timer or motion detector to solve this problem.
In regard to the Tesla battery/solar panels, I find that in the past guests have appreciated the heads up that they are on battery power. The power has gone off for as long as 62 hours in the past. My guests have no idea, as I have seamless backup power. However, I consider it common courtesy to notify them when the power goes down so they can conserve effectively. Frankly, most folks think it's kind of cool and enjoy knowing.
I provide a very detailed house manual before arrival. It includes wood stove instructions. Wood stoves are ubiquitous in Vermont. This one is state-of-the-art, catalytic wood stove. I also provide very expensive, kiln dried firewood. I have propane and electric heat as well.
I take great pride in my home and I put a lot of effort in to making my guests comfortable. I certainly take these criticisms seriously and I will make adjustments. However, 3 stars was indeed heavy handed.
Thank you very much for your feedback.
A great, relaxing trip.
Relaxing, relaxing, relaxing. Did I say relaxing? Nice stay, quiet area. You could do as little as you want or as much as you wanted. Great stay!
Did you mention relaxing? :)
The Red Acre Cottage is a gorgeous home that sits on a lovely piece of property off a scenic country road. The house has everything you need and is beautifully furnished. One of our favorite activities was just sitting on the front porch and taking in the Vermont country side. When we did venture off the porch, we enjoyed exploring the local area - Rochester is a charming town, and the Red Acre Cottage is a short drive to the Long Trail and other great nature.
I agree 100%. One can drive all over Vermont, and be entertained for months trying to discover all the hidden surprises, but my favorite pastime is sitting on the porch!
Thank you for providing such a beautiful, pet-friendly rental. We had a chance also to enjoy Texas Falls, Warren Falls, and trails while there. You provide everything needed while at your cottage and it was a very relaxing stay on our way home from visiting Maine. We also visited Thundering Road Falls on the way home - awesome beauty! Thanks again, Marty & Linda