4 Cozy Vermont Restful Getaways

Dec 26, 2019
Hygge Living

There is nothing more cozy, or "Hygge" like and wonderful than sitting around an open fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa on a cold January day. I love New England retreats to get away by yourself or with family to have fun, recharge and find ways to enjoy the long, cold winters up here. 

In my next story, Love Paints the Way, Rebecca Campbell, a high profile business woman from Boston, listens to her heart that calls her to these mountains though she wasn’t sure why. In surrendering to her heart’s longing, love shows her the reason...

Riding on the subway during a stressful time at work, she sees an ad for a cozy retreat in a mountain village near a ski lodge and senses that this is what she needs. A time for rest and some fun on the slopes.

Despite her boss’s objection, Rebecca packs up and goes on a much needed trip. In surrendering to her heart’s longing and her body’s need for renewal, she finds love and a different reason to get away than she expected.

Vermont especially offers warm and cozy places to warm up, dig deeply into your soul and enjoy a restful time after the holidays. 

Here are 4 of my favorites:

1. Amee Farm in Pittsfield, VT.

Speaking of cocoa, Amee Farm has the best! If you want total seclusion, you cannot get any better. It’s peaceful charm invites you to take a breath away from life’s frenzy and find calm and comfort. It’s stylish rooms are beautiful with hardwood floors that shine. 

Bathing in modern bathrooms with luxury tiles, cozy dining and living rooms that help you sink into relaxation are sure to keep you coming back again and again!

Rustic, yet fully modern, Amee Farm is relaxed, warm and friendly giving you the peace you are seeking. Mount Catamount, Ski Blanford and Jiminy Peak ski resorts are nearby for skiing and a fun day out.

2. The Inn at Ormsby Hill

Located in the heart of the Green Mountains on private property in Manchester Center this retreat offers an extra touch of velvety coziness and the feeling that you have stepped back in time. 

This beautiful inn has a long history and is now owned by Jack and MaryAnn Orlando. Snuggle up with a blanket by a warm cozy fire or retreat to your room that boast of canopy beds and everything roses. A feminine touch invites guests to rest and be pampered while they are there. 

At the end of your day, sink into a deep bathtub for a warm bubbly soak and then relax in comfortable, cozy chairs just right for reading and writing. Year round this special retreat offers you the best of Vermont from skiing to swimming to biking in the summer. Historic sites and museums are nearby for daytime outings.

3. The Inn at Round Barn Farm

Located in the Green Mountains in Waitsfield, this country inn offers mountain and meadow views in a charming country inn near the Madd River Valley where there are so many discoveries in nature and outdoor fun. 

Built in 1910, the farmhouse was eventually sold to Jack and Doreen Simko in 1986 who renovated the farmhouse to include 7 beautiful guest rooms and restoring the round barn. In 1992 4 more guest rooms were added to the historic barn.The 4-season inn invites you to enjoy the many facets of Vermont beauty. Sugar Bush and Stowe ski resorts are nearby as well as art museums and many cultural events. 

Barn weddings are hosted by the Hayloft on the property and is a perfect place for that special event. 

4. The Pitcher Inn

The Pitcher Inn is where I drew my fictional idea that sparked my short story, Love Paints the Way. Located in the heart of upper Vermont Green Mountains and near Sugarbush Ski Resort.  

Authentic, serene and wonderfully magical, it is owned by Maggie and Heather Smith who, along with Heather’s father Will, have rebuilt it to what it is today: elegant, charming, fully equipped and welcoming. A 4-seasons inn that offers the best of Vermont skiing, cultural arts and outdoor adventures near the Madd River Valley. This is a similar kind of setting that I created for Rebecca who lodges away from the main Inn a converted barn suite. 

The serene mountains  of Vermont capture her heart and where she faces her fear and she rediscovers her true passion in life. Ultimately, where she finds that letting go of her fear invites new love that she had only dreamed of. 

This cozy inn features a place for family reunions and gatherings and a retreat to bring comfort and rest. Get lost in the serene mountains of Vermont or talk with friends by the fireplace. Your choice! Take time to take care of you first this brand new year.

I hope you find peace and rest during the winter lights of January. Oh, and if you need something else to read with your cup of hot cocoa, then make sure to check out the rest of Simply Be Magazine's goodies each turn of the season - all FREE! Each issue includes: inspiration, articles, home decor and more! 




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