Vacationing in Vermont

Sitting on the front steps of Fred's cabin...our summer retreat

Vermont truly is a great place to vacation!  Living and working there is one thing.  But vacationing, with no yard work, household responsibilities or work demands to deal with is something completely different.  And when your vacation home is an airy Adirondack cabin that sits on top of a hillside with spectacular views, it feels like a slice of heaven.

Looking out on the hills of Guilford, VT.

We book ended our month in Vermont with time in Washington D.C. with Kate and Ben, Brittany and Victor.  It was wonderful to see them after our time out of the country.  We were also fortunate to have Kate visit us for a few days at the end of our time in Vermont.  We are all making plans for the four of them to visit us at Christmas time later this year.  We cannot wait to have them all with us in our home in Beirut!

Fred’s cabin was an ideal place to spend our time in Vermont.  Having rented our home for the duration of our two years in Lebanon, we needed a place to say, and Fred’s cabin was a great find.   The 1920’s era cabin sits close to Fred’s home, both of which are perched on the edge of a cliff with spectacular views of the hills of Guilford, VT.  Whether sipping the morning’s first cup of coffee, enjoying a cocktail with friends at happy hour, or listening to the gentle call of wood thrushes as the sun sets, this spot is absolutely spectacular.

We enjoyed having Kate with us for a few days

The cabin itself is adorably cute, with a large living/dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable bedroom. Adding to the charm of the place are the silver birch logs which frame the place. Reading or napping…or both… on the corner bed, with its views of the hills and the ever-present breeze, was a regular part of the daily routine at Fred’s.  The only difficulty was deciding which of us would get that popular spot.

The bathroom, situated in an outbuilding, adds to the camp like feel of the place.  While this structure is a ten step walk away from the cabin, it is a fully functioning facility, with a sink and toilet room, and a spacious, well lit shower with plenty of hot water.

Madi and Sharon enjoying late day sun

In spite of our sleeping in every morning, and reading and/or napping every afternoon, we were quite busy during our stay.  We either had friends over or joined friends for dinner most nights.  Kate visited for a few days, as did our friends Madi and Bugs from Martha’s Vineyard.  Donna threw us a party, which allowed us to see many other friends and work colleagues if only for this one night.  Yoga, walking, biking, golf, kayaking and tennis and reading kept our day times full.  We could get used to this life!

Our favorite spot in the cabin.

We have already booked the cabin for next July.

Looking at the back of the cabin from the cliff

Sharon and Donna enjoying each other's company after month's apart

Sunset at Fred's

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3 Responses to Vacationing in Vermont

  1. lorna mitchell says:

    Hello, my name is Kelly and i work with Lorna. I became very fond of Benson and Gideon when they were living here. I wondered if there was a way to say hello to them?

  2. Great pictures and great memories. It was so great to see you. Have a wonderful time this year and we will be looking forward to seeing you next July. Miles to go until then for all of us. Enjoy the journey. Love Rob

  3. David Friel says:

    A fabulous spot, a real Vermont vacation. What a great find. I can understand why you enjoyed it so much.

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