Last week we stayed at the historic Amos Brown House in Whitingham, Vermont. It. Was. Beautiful. I made a goal earlier this year to book one airbnb for our family of four each quarter; this was our first one. I stumbled upon this house on Julia Engel’s Gal Meets Glam and just had to see it during peak foliage. It was about a 2.5 hour drive from Boston.
Rather than being owned by an individual, this charming red farmhouse is owned by The Landmark Trust USA and is rentable via airbnb. I understand the non-profit purchased the home in the early 2000’s when it’s condition was severely deteriorated.
In the home’s living room is a table full of amazing documentation on the entire restoration. As a lover of old homes (we restored our 1800’s home), the trust really did this job with respect to the home’s history. They speak to the history of the home a bit here, but truly, if you’re in the area and love a good rural historic home, this one is a must-see.
There were two rooms upstairs and a bathroom. Each room upstairs had two twin beds. The windows overlook the gorgeous rural property and the natural light that shined in these rooms seriously made my heart full. I took an obligatory nap in the sunlight on one afternoon while my son slept in the other bed. The kids thought it was pretty groovy having their own beds.
Downstairs is a room I would consider the “master” bedroom; there was one queen bed. The kitchen, living room, dining room, and another bathroom were on the main floor. There’s a whole barn area that I never got around to taking pictures of but it was beautiful. The entire house was welcoming, well-designed (some of the furniture pieces…gah!), and we had everything that we needed functionally for several days.
During our entire stay we only saw a few cars drive by on the dirt road. Without fail, every night we saw deer 🙂
Do you have any great airbnb’s to recommend in the New England area? I’d love to hear!