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Recent Waitsfield reviews

  • A Writer's/Artist's Dream Come True

    "Life changing — that’s what seven days at Above the Clouds Retreat was for my teenage daughter and me. The previous reviewers did a fantastic job describing the accommodations and beauty of the house. Let me describe the impact of that beauty on us. I came thinking I was going to have a writing intensive, but it became a transforming experience, more like a vision quest, that deeply affected the direction of my writing… and me, in ways I didn't expect. The house is designed to bring nature indoors. Secluded from the noises of humanity, the house is impeccably clean and quiet. Soothing sounds of nature reach your ears — bird song and the low rushing waters of a river from the valley. There is movement on the mountains — dynamic skies, clouds skimming over mountaintops or bending down to flow through the valley. You can see it all from your bed, in front of the fireplace, standing in the kitchen. The deck is an invitation for listening to the wind, drinking in the sky or sustaining yourself on mountains. Also for dancing in a gentle rain with your daughter. The night stars are so close you could fall into them. I woke up every night with anxiety like I have for decades, and watched it lose interest in me as it was drawn to the silhouette of mountains and valley beyond the wide windows at the foot of my bed. Turning over I could see a panorama of long mountain ranges in the distance and sweet maple trees standing just outside my deck. I felt safe and comforted, loved. This was a profoundly spiritual experience for me. There’s a nice T.V. in the house. I did not watch it. There’s a fine blue tooth speaker for music listening. I did not use it. I listened, watched and communed with nature. And when I wasn’t spending it in silence, I spent it talking with my daughter, face to face, heart to heart. Artists talk of priming the pump, refilling your well of inspiration. Above the Clouds Retreat refilled my soul. There was no cabin fever for me nor, surprisingly, for my teenage daughter who’s an extrovert. We were happy to stay at Above the Clouds Retreat the entire week but for one day, when we explored Burlington. It was fun and there are places to visit and things to do, but for us, we needed to go nowhere else. Above the Clouds Retreat is an inextricable part of me now. I’m sustained by it, and the warmth and graciousness of its owners, Marianne and Bob, still, almost 400 miles away. I will be back. I left a piece of my heart there."
    Guest: Demian Y. Date of Stay: April 2017 Review Submitted: April 22, 2017
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  • Great house and great location!

    "We had a great time in this house. It was a great layout for our group, and the basement was perfect for the young ones to sleep as it was separate and quiet. There is a beautiful new hot tub, and the dining table was perfect for a big group. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax, and it was a short drive to the mountain. The road is steep and although not snowy, because it was warm it was VERY muddy, so cars without AWD were slipping up the hill. Hope to rent again!"
    Guest: Kara C. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 27, 2017
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  • Great place and location. Very Cozy home!

    "Great house!!"
    Guest: Kristen M. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 25, 2017
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  • Beautiful, peaceful and well maintained

    "Loved our stay with Harvey - he was a great host, checking in with us to make sure everything was going well. Great central location to a number of ski mountains, Burlington, Ben & Jerry's and The Alchemist brewery (Heddy Topper)"
    Guest: Andrew Q. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: March 6, 2017
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