Craftsbury Common, Vermont

 

The B&B


Located in a recently renovated 1860′s farmhouse, the b&b is a mile north of Craftsbury Common and halfway between Sterling College and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.  Little Hosmer Pond, home to a pair of nesting loons, is across the road.  There are two bedrooms for a capacity of four people.  Guests have access to the living room, dining room, gardens and orchard.

Bedroom for two: $125 a night

Bedroom for one: $95 a night.

Checks and cash only.  A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking with a minimum deposit of 1 night.  All deposits will be forfeited if cancelled within 14 days of arrival, or 30 days during Holiday Season.  Due to the small number of rooms and the destination nature of our business, it is necessary to strictly enforce our cancellation policy.

We offer a home cooked breakfast around a big table.  Or, if you’re in a hurry to ski, bike or go for a run, you can have the best cup of coffee or tea in Craftsbury and toast and juice in the kitchen.   For dinner there’s Positive Pie in Hardwick, the Bees Knees, 10 Railroad Street, and Moog’s in Morrisville and Parker Pie in West Glover.  You can eat dinner at the Outdoor Center if you book in advance. The Craftsbury Historic General Store sells a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, cheese, wine, beer, and prepared foods for lunch and supper. You’re welcome to bring them back here to eat.

The house has wi-fi throughout and plenty of books.

The b&b is owned and operated by Nancy Moran, a photojournalist who lived and worked in Saigon, London, Paris, Beirut, New York and Dallas before settling in Craftsbury.  She is a rower, x-country skier, hunts birds with Sam, her black Labrador retriever and is on the boards of the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative, a local conservation group, and Camp Hosmer Point, which back in the day was Holiday Hill Camp for Girls.

The upstairs front room has two antique spool beds.  Both are double sized.  The back room has a queen bed with no foot board and works for tall guests.

Everyone asks about the javelina.  He was given to me by a rancher friend when I lived in Texas.  My friend’s father shot him in south Texas back in the 1950′s.