Great place to write, paint, think, hang out with new friends (shared living room downstairs and kitchen; there are bathrooms on both floors, shared by the people on that floor), be near ALL THE SKI areas (almost) in an inexpensive place, and just do whatever you think you may wish to do. There are only a few things we ask of people who live here....
1. We don't hit children (or anyone else) and don't "Punish" them. We try to interact with them, while keeping young ones safe, as though they had intelligence and free will and could come to understand the necessity for things. We honor and enjoy and protect them, and at the same time make sure they are safe and fed and cared for. People watch out for one another's kids to the extent they are able to.
Please keep an eye on them around the Pond! It is very deep in the middle.
2. We don't hunt, fish, or raise animals on the land to kill for any purpose whatever. My mother was a vegetarian (apparently) from the cradle, and I from the age of seven. We don't try to tell others what to eat (except we can't handle boiling lobsters alive here). If you want to eat meat, that's your choice. But please, we don't kill things or hurt them here. "They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy Mountain," it says somewhere in the Bible... and we've always agreed with it there and have made every effort to protect animals. Please steer kids away from tormenting the frogs in the spring!
3. Lyman Hall, Inc. (the corporation that owns the land) will let you know where to park at various times of year. Mud season and winter can be tricky. We appreciate your co-operation. It's a good idea to bring a Subaru or some other 4 wheel drive car.
Not much else in the way of rules. We do hope to see dwelling places kept tidy even if you're here for only a few days.
Now that all that is explained... I think most people will enjoy it here. We also have a couple of cabins, including my father's, the oldest and most historic building on the place. REnts are very inexpensive for Vermont, and we are happy to rent by the week, even possibly for a few nights. Brion McFarlin, the manager, can discuss price with you. A room in my mother's house, with loft and open area, use of a bathroom and of the kitchen and living room, is about $325- 350 a month. Much less than in Burlington or Montpelier!
Get in touch if you would like to know more. I'll try to post photos on here soon.
Ladybelle Fiske 802 767 3902
We ask for a couple of references and first and last month's rent if at all possible.