Location, Amenities & About

Location


We are at 14 Pleasant Street in Saxtons River, which is in the southeastern corner of Vermont, just 5 miles west of Exit 5 on Interstate 91. We're about 2 hours from Boston, 4 from NYC, 4 from Montreal, 5.5 from Philly and 8 from D.C. Airports: 1.5 hrs from Bradley , 2 from Manchester, NH and 2.5 from both Logan and Albany.

Outstanding dining, entertainment, recreation and adventure around the corner...

  • Pleasant Valley Brewing, offering regional microbrews and hearty tavern fare.
  • Dish On Main family restaurant, with full breakfast and lunch menus.
  • The Village Market's full deli, groceries, wines, beers and gourmet specialties.
  • Saxtons River Inn with casual pub and elegant formal dining room.
  • Two unique performing arts theaters presenting great concerts and plays.
  • A lovely gift shop run by local artisans, featuring jewelry, apparel, etc.
  • Hiking trails, cycling roads, Nordic skiing, playgrounds, rivers and vistas.

And just down the road...

  • Five alpine ski resorts (30 mi.) - Okemo, Stratton, Mt. Snow, Bromley & Ascutney.
  • Grafton Ponds Cross-Country Ski Center (10 mi.) - Over 10 miles of trails, plus snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating and summer hiking and bike terrain park.
  • The Vermont Country Store (3 mi.) - Vintage goods, of old-timey catalogue fame.
  • Bellows Falls (5 mi.) - A former paper mill town, now a burgeoning artistic community with bookstores, galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants, a fully restored Italianate movie and stage theater, the Miss Bellows Falls Diner in a restored 1924 Worcester rail car, and the acclaimed annual Roots On the River Music Festival and many other live music venues and events.
  • Brattleboro (27 mi.) - A bustling, culturally lively town with numerous dining options, pubs, rock, folk and jazz venues, shops, galleries, an exceptional modern art museum and art deco movie house.
  • The Weston Playhouse (23 mi.) - A high-caliber theater with equity actors.
  • Burdick's Restaurant and Chocolatier (8 mi.) - Modern cuisine and chocolates.
  • Manchester (42 mi.) - Famous for its dozens of major-label retail outlets.
  • Antique stores, co-ops and shows, as well as junque shops, abound.
  • The Montshire Museum (48 mi.) - Kids' science/nature sanctuary with water park.
  • Dartmouth/Hanover, NH (50 mi.) - Performing arts, museum, shops, restaurants.
  • The Simon-Pearce Glass Factory/Outlet (48 mi.) - Glass-blowers and great buys.
  • Micro-breweries (within 50 mi.) - Harpoon, McNeil's, Jasper Murdock, etc.
  • Classical music festivals (within 40 mi.) - Yellow Barn, Marlboro, Manchester, etc.
  • Connecticut River, West River, Herricks Cove, natural habitats, nature museums.
  • The Green Mountains, the Long Trail, the Appalachian Trail, etc. for great hiking.

Renowned seasonal events...

  • Summer - Besides all the kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, cycling and swimming that's in abundance, there's the charming 4th of July parade that goes right past the house (with front row seats for guests) followed by a colorful street faire, fireworks and bbq picnic at the local swimming pond, Old Home Days carnival with fireworks, Roots On the River Music Festival, summer stock theatre, classical music festivals, plus the famous Strolling of the Heifers through downtown Brattleboro.
  • Autumn - Vivid hues, apple picking, maple sugaring, stunning hikes, drives, bike rides, river paddling and vistas, the Brattleboro Literary Festival and Women's Film Festival, and Halloween, with houses decorated to the nines, a sweet costume parade that also goes past the house and the quintessential rural New England village trick-or-treating experience.
  • Winter - Picturesque year round, Saxtons River becomes a snowy postcard in winter, with cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and ice skating right down the street, holiday concerts and Santa's visit, in which he lights the village Christmas tree before the kids line up to see him, with cookies and cocoa for all and horse-drawn carriage rides through the village.
  • Spring - A great time of year for skiing and snow fun, as well as peaceful paddling and bracing whitewater adventures, scenic cycling and discovering springtime blossoms on nature hikes.

Amenities

  • A big, sunny bedroom boasting refinished pine floors, a roomy dresser, reading chairs beneath a ventilating skylight, comfy queen bed and DirecTV.
  • A bright, airy living room with spectacular 7'-tall arched window, full futon couch, books, games, DirectTV/DVD, CD player, iPod docking system and radio.
  • A mod yet cozy kitchen nook, stocked with fridge, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, dishes, mugs, glasses and utensils, along with assorted teas and fresh ground Mocha Joe's organic coffees.
  • A cheerful bathroom includes oval tub, showerhead with 7 spray-settings, hand-painted tiles and ventilating skylight.
  • A large, private balcony with comfortable patio furniture and extra chairs as needed. Perfect for warm weather relaxation and gatherings.
  • Ventilating (opening) skylights in every room plus screen door and fans, making the suite breezy in summer.
  • Quiet, efficient heaters that keep each room warm and toasty in winter.
  • Books, board games and plenty of space to spread out, hang out and relax.
  • Wireless DSL, reliable cell signal, CD player, iPod speaker system, radio.
  • Ample parking right next to the stairs leading to your door.
  • Plenty of storage available for skis, bicycles, kayaks, canoes, etc.
  • Extra single mattresses available.

For guests affiliated with Vermont Academy and other private schools
Pleasant Street Suite is right across the road from VA and just a short drive from the Putney School, Greenwood School and Landmark College. Private and spacious, with plenty of parking, the suite serves as a perfect gathering place for families, conference attendees, guest faculty or staff members, and includes the following dining/meeting options:

Delectable dining delivered to your door
Full en suite dining can be arranged with a local high-caliber caterer for family and friends wishing to spend private time together--from lunches, brunches and barbeques, to casual finger foods, romantic meals for two or birthday cakes for twenty (plus party supplies!). Small coordination fee applies.

Meetings, seminars and retreats
Conference table for up to 8 people, flip chart, other materials as needed, and full catering can be easily arranged. Small coordination fee applies.

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Saxtons River Recreation Center pond

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Pleasant Street Suite   PO Box 19   Saxtons River   Vermont 05154   tel & fax 802.869.1919