As we drove down the quiet, country road, we passed one beautiful estate after another, each having that special Vermont charm. Soon our GPS navigation system told us that we were approaching our destination. The quaint sign by the road lit by an old fashion lamp read The Squire House. We have arrived. The beautiful home is set far back from the road with big Vermont mountains behind it. It was our second time here, and it felt so good to be back. The house is simply charming. Every last detail has been thought of. The downstairs has three very large sitting rooms. The first room has a television, cozy couches and chairs, and a working wood fireplace that is match ready with paper, kindling wood, and logs. The second room is larger with a grand piano to the right which I enjoyed playing later in our stay and big beautiful windows over looking the front yard. The third sitting room also has a working wood fireplace that is match ready. To the right is a large dining room that has a wonderful view of the back yard with its turtle rock, old trees, and bird feeders. The upstairs has three guest rooms each with its own bathroom. The two bedrooms that we have stayed in both have working wood fireplaces. Sitting in our own room, reading our books in front of the crackling fire was simply priceless. Each room upstairs and downstairs is decorated exquisitely.
The hosts, Roger and Gay, are warm, loving people. They were genuinely happy to have us stay with them. They helped us find a wonderful yoga class which they happen to attend weekly as well. And they told us about a wonderful restaurant with Turkish plates and special pizzas made on thin peta bread in an open brick oven. The helped us find beautiful walks that were very nearby. They even helped us find a place where we could buy organic seeds for our vegetable garden. They remembered that we drink tea not coffee and that we did not like food with refined sugar in it. They truly made us feel at home.
The breakfasts that they prepared for us were 5 stars all the way. They used local ingredients and prepared everything themselves. As I am writing this, my mouth is salivating as I think about all of the delightful food we ate.
I have been to many bed and breakfasts, but this one sets the standard. The location of the home, the house itself, the hosts, and the meals are simply exemplary. For the record, my wife and I have never gone back to the same place twice because we like to visit different homes and places. The Squire House is the first place we have ever gone back to a second time, and I'm already looking forward to our third time. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant but informal, built in 1918 and carefully restored, Squire House is a luxurious B&B on eleven private acres in a classic Vermont village. With only three guest rooms, Squire House is never crowded or commercial. Each guest room has a modern private bathroom, nine-foot ceilings, large windows and central air conditioning. There are five wood-burning fireplaces. Full three-course breakfasts are served on English china in our paneled dining room. ... more less