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Kirby Ridge: Three Plums and a Kiwi


Kirby Ridge: Three Plums and a Kiwi

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

If you are seeking the action/adventure options of the Kingdom Trails or Burke Mountain or are simply looking for a beautiful redoubt from which to soak in the peace and beauty of the Northeast Kingdom, Three Plums and a Kiwi will meet your expectations.

Our one bedroom apartment is connected to our home by an enclosed porch. The apartment offers a very comfortable living room/dining room/kitchen main space with built in bookshelves (plenty of books and magazines) and original art work on the walls. A Tivoli Two FM radio fills the room with a high quality stereo sound. Switch to the auxiliary and listen to your digital collection. Wi-fi allows you to connect, though our band width does not support streaming. The kitchen is well equipped for those who prefer to cook in. For outdoor cooking we have a propane grill. The small bedroom has a brand new queen sized bed. The living room has a comfortable couch and a futon. The futon converts to a queen-sized bed. The bathroom includes a wood paneled tub and shower. Wide board pine floors, pine window trim, and wood furniture give this space a clean and cozy atmosphere.

The apartment has its own deck overlooking three plum trees, kiwi vines, and our vegetable garden. Wild turkey and deer are often seen in our fields. Morning birdsong will greet your awakening.

Our solar-powered homestead is situated on 36 acres of hay fields and hardwood forests. Trails begin out the back door and wind through fields and woods. Along with our vegetable garden, the house is surrounded by perennial beds and a number of fruit trees and berry bushes. The near and distant views are outstanding!

Along with our dog Kenai and cat Lulu, we have a small barn housing Hilary's horse Chipper and two alpine goats, Violet and Kirby.

While there is great dirt road biking and walking (Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months) out the back door, we are only 15 minutes from the incredible Kingdom Trails and 15 minutes from Burke Mountain. Our local supermarket, the White Market, is 10 minutes down the road. Saint Johnsbury, 20 minutes distant, offers great movies at Catamount Arts as well as the Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum and the Fairbanks Museum.

The apartment is perfect for two, though it can accommodate a maximum of four. Sheets and towels are provided. The nightly fee for one or two is $110/night, three or four is $120.

There is ample parking for two vehicles.

A minimum commitment of two nights is required. Once you have reserved with airbnb we will send you our detailed User's Guide.

Hope to see you in the NEK! Tom and Hilary


Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox


43 Reviews

Debbie User Profile
April 2018
Tom and Hilary are wonderful hosts, apartment is spotless, warm and comfortable. We have stayed many times now and can't wait to visit again. Apartment has all the kitchen tools needed to make any meal while enjoying a glass of wine overlooking the incredible views. Perfect locat…
Lawrence User Profile
November 2017
Lovely little house, hosts with just the right balance of helpfulness and understanding of the value of privacy, beautiful surroundings. Good walks, stellar shelf of books. I'll be back.
Loryn User Profile
September 2017
There is not much we can say about Thomas and Hilary's spot in the NEK that we haven't said in our previous three reviews! (See years 2014, 2015 and 2016....) Their spot is a perfect getaway for us, and we continue to enjoy our time there and visiting with both of them. It is sit…
Hannah User Profile
July 2017
Thomas and Hillary were wonderful hosts! Their home was beautiful, tidy, and very comfortable. The views were incredible and we loved all of their suggestions for diners and bars. Definitely recommend staying with these kind and generous hosts.
Jeffrey User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful spot. Close to Kingdom Trails and resort.
Tiffany User Profile
October 2016
Thomas and Hilary made us feel very welcome and at home. The neighborhood was quant and there are several covered bridges within 10 minute drive from the house. Hilary's suggestion to take a drive up Darling Hill Road was wonderful (and just 10 minutes away from the home.) They h…
Chris User Profile
September 2016
This is a fantastic base to explore Vermont - particularly the mountain biking in the region. Tom was a great host, good for a chat, warm & friendly. The accommodation was spotless and provides a cozy, rustic feel. In my mind this is exactly the experience Airbnb aspires to, so g…

Hosted by Thomas

Vermont, United StatesJoined in November 2012
Thomas User Profile
76 Reviews
Educator and avid cyclist. My wife Hilary's passions are her horse, goats, cat and dog. No giraffes yet!
Languages: Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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