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Serenity Now - Couples Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy Vermont Cottage


This cabin is a peaceful hideaway, 8 miles outside of Brattleboro Vermont. Tucked into a wooded cove, a babbling brook will lull you to sleep after a day of biking, hiking, skiing or just plain daydreaming. Two hours from Boston and three hours from New York City.


For guests staying 3 nights or more, I will include a local wine and cheese platter for your arrival!



Classic Vermont cabin with wide-pine floors, post and beam construction, and large deck overlooking stream. King-size bed in cozy bedroom. Cabin is fully equipped with propane and wood heat, hot water, stove, mini-fridge, linens, and all kitchen supplies. Fast and free wireless internet included.


Bike, cross country ski, or hike from cabin. Short walk to historical covered bridge and waterfall. Miles and miles of country roads, trails and meadows to explore.

Downtown Brattleboro offers dinning, art, theater, antique shops, brew pubs and funky thrift stores.


The cabin is situated on a small creek in a private corner of our land. Our home is separated from the cabin by woods. If you wish, we are available to greet you. We can offer lots of great suggestions for outdoor and indoor adventures.

More Details

Lisa Ford
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Lisa Ford

my husband and I cherish our life in southern vermont, raising our three children. We bike, hike and ski the local terrain. We rise at the break of dawn to garden or run or

We recently renovated our sweet cabin to share with friends and family. It is separated from our main home by woods. We welcome visitors to enjoy our lovely vermont homestead.

Lisa Ford purchased this cabin in 2002


Guilford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Serenity Now - Couples Retreat
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

A lovely cabin in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weeklong stay in Lisa's cabin. Lisa was easy to contact and attentive, but respected our privacy (which is one of the beauties of this place). The downstairs had a kitchen where we cooked some nights, while the upstairs had a massive King-size bed that was so comfortable. The cabin is tucked away from the road and Lisa's house and offers a private spot in the woods with modern amenities​ (like really fast WiFi). Brattleboro and Guilford are a short drive away (go to the Blueberry House for ice cream and Three Stones for a Mayan dinner) as is New Hampshire and some national parks. It is a perfect area for eating well, hiking, and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful and thoughtful

  • 5 of 5

Every need has been anticipated and catered for. We had a completely chilled out 2 nights in between cities and will always remember the cosy feelings this cabin generated.

Recommend with no hesitation to anyone looking for a secluded getaway without the need to rough it.


  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Katy, TX

Wonderful Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Serenity Now in chilly mid-March, and loved it! It is off the beaten path (which was a plus for us), but close enough to town and other points of interest that we felt like there were more than enough things to see and do. The cabin isn't huge, but is even bigger than the pictures suggest. PLENTY of room for a couple. Drinking coffee together at the kitchen table with those big windows was us in our happy place :) We LOVED the delicious local treats included in our stay, and appreciated how the Fords respected our privacy, yet were very available and helpful. Most of the time, we put the phones away, but WiFi worked extremely well in the cabin. A quick trip to the local market on the way, and we were all set for our stay.

It was fun to get the wood stove going, although the propane heater worked well, too. We tried snow-shoeing for the first time, which we will remember for years to come. Their property is beautiful, even when covered by snow! Would recommend shopping in Brattleboro, visiting Grafton Village cheese makers, checking out Hidden Springs Maple Farm, and eating/drinking at Whetstone Station. Local restaurants were all fantastic! Visit the Vermont welcome center if you have the opportunity. Seriously, it's pretty neat! We would definitely love to come back another time.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, homey, private retreat

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriend and I were looking for a quiet get away in vermont and this place was definately a fantastic choice on our part. It's an adorable size; very small but that only adds to the aesthetic. It gives off a "grandmas cottage" type of feel, welcoming you with the warm scent of organic soaps, oven cooking and mellow, mountain pawn decore.

The owner is also appeared to be a very sweet, genuine woman. I never formally met her, but she spoke very politely and deliberately went out of her way to assure we would have a wonderful stay there whilst also assuring our privacy.

Over all this cabin was just what we were looking for and more; the only thing negative i can gather from my stay was that the hot water heater was incredibly small and made showering a challenge (especially when the knobs are both confusing/unreliable). The stove also only has one setting for its temperature (its pretty old). These two problems, however, are legitimately it though. The host provided all the firewood you need, soaps and shampoos, bath robes, tools such as an axe/snow shovel, candles for dinner, full cooking utensils, an assortment of teas, a long list of places to go or things to do nearby, places to eat, and offered discounts for multiple things.

I hightly recommend this cabin; 10/10 its got a kind size bed with memory foam, what more do you want

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Everything we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

This cozy little cabin hosted everything we were after in a hectic life's get away

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Introvert's dream

  • 4 of 5

Had a pleasant stay at this cozy cottage. Quite unique little cabin, loved the privacy, you can drive in and out and not have to face the owners if you don't want to. The space is just enough for 2 people, loved the bedroom which takes up the entire upper floor - kinda steep staircase, but loved the hand-carved guard rail, without that baby it would be a tad treacherous, but adventurous nonetheless. No TV, which was nice, actually. But great Wi-Fi. No A/C, but they graciously provided a fan. The front deck is really cool too, we had most of our meals there, with nothing but nature surrounding. OK - The Number One coolest thing about our stay was the owner's text back to me on our last morning (which was Sunday, we just stayed the weekend) saying 'feel free to stay the day' -- RU kidding? No one has ever done that for me and my wife before -- thanks! That allowed us to head into town to find a church after a lazy sleepy morning, then we rode our bikes on this nice river trail, came back, had a late lunch, then eventually left (reluctantly!). Brattleboro is actually a pretty quaint little place. Lots of kayaking to do, plus hiking trails (we visited the Retreat farm trails). Nightlife ain't bad either, great restaurants. So, the cabin was great, had a nice fire pit too, but we just were too lazy. And, it's just as the title implies, well done.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Bradley Airport - CT
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Whetstone Brewery, Brattleboro
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Brattleboro Country Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak - Brattleboro
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
interstate 91
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Guilford Country Store/Eatery
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
mount snow
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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