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Hidden Gem Country Apartment NEK VT
Hidden Gem Country Apartment NEK VT
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Hidden Gem, a custom crafted loft apartment adjoining our house with its own entrance. Attention to detail makes this a place you'll never want to leave. Comfortable & elegant. Full kitchen. Luxurious king bed. Separate bedroom with queen bed.

The space

Designed by Matt and I, the apt. is elegant, comfortable, cozy and functional. Be prepared to never want to leave, it's that sweet up on our hill. And did I mention that my husband Matthew has spent his life as a designer of fine furniture & architecture, so the attention to detail reveals itself around every corner.

Guest access

Access the loft through our indoor/outdoor room which is a wonderful place to be in the rain or the heat, (for our wedding we used it for a band and dancing)! It has chairs and a table. There is also an outdoor grill and campfire area. You have full access to our 23+ acres of land, with lots of walking or mtn. biking trails (if you're feeling adventurous). Head out onto our country dirt roads. Watch the sunset, listen to the peepers or bliss out in the moonlight on a cold winter's night. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing right out the door.

Interaction with guests

Being adventure seekers, Matt and I love to travel and enjoy staying active. When we are away, my sister Paula will be able to answer any of your questions and point you in the right direction. We will interact as much or as little as you like.
We are happy to offer suggestions of the many things to do and places to explore both right here or within a short drive.

Other things to note

Because of our STEEP DRIVEWAY we recommend 4x4 IN WINTER. Or you can park at the bottom of the hill on days when the driveway is sketchy and we will pick you up.

Other Kitchen essentials provided:

Kitchen equipment, including blender, baking dishes, baking sheets, crockpot, good knives, pots, pans, toaster oven,
salt and pepper
Olive oil and vinegar
coffee and selection of teas
essential seasonings
Basically everything you need to start a great meal or cookout!

Also, occasionally we need to use the washer and dryer which is accessed through your bathroom. We will set our timing up with you.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking in or around the house.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


43 Reviews

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Bob User Profile
July 2017
"Hidden Gem" is a beautiful, comfortable and relaxed place to stay when traveling to Vermont's "Northeast Kingdom." It was the perfect accommodation for 2 brothers in their 60's and a son in his 30's visiting St. Johnsbury to learn about ancestors who settled in the area long ago. The large living room on the 2nd floor has a king bed and a fold-out sofa, plus a kitchen and dining area. There is another bedroom with a queen bed just down the hall -- all conducive to great sleeping when the windows are opened to allow the cool Vermont air into the rooms. The bathroom is large and bright and has a great shower. Our hosts, Cindy and Matt, were friendly, helpful and fun to get to know. They told us about good St. Johnsbury restaurants, a wonderful bakery in Montpelier and a busy micro-brewery in the Danville area, that we never would have visited without their recommendations. All of the guys in our group agreed that staying at Hidden Gem with Cindy and Matt was a great experience, and we would return without hesitation if given the opportunity.

Noah User Profile
July 2017
Cindy and Matt's Hidden Gem is perched high up on a mountain top in the southern portion of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The views looking east are sublime and you can spend your day gazing out from the numerous windows or from the lovely garden. Matt and Cindy's place is beautifully decorated, clean, warm, spacious and quiet. We visited them during the beginning of blueberry season and they generously supplied us with goodies from their garden. Do yourself a favor and pay them a visit. It will be just the getaway you're looking for.

Shawn User Profile
July 2017
Our first stay at the hidden gem was one to remember. We previously had longed stayed at a beloved cabin that has recently closed, we were hesitant to try a new place but could not be more satisfied with our find of the hidden gem. We booked our trip spontaneously and only the day before we arrived, we then ended up getting to Vermont earlier than planned but Cindy was very accommodating and allowed us to check in early. The hidden gem was nestled in a scenic mountain with plenty of great views. We enjoyed sitting outside and taking in the beautiful green mountains. Inside we were pleased with how clean and well kept everything was. Everything we could possibly need was accounted for. Our only complaint would be that we were so busy exploring Vermont that we didn't get to spend as much time relaxing at the hidden gem as we would have liked! We will be back again, and maybe next time we will bring friends as there is more than enough room for 2 couples!

Julia User Profile
July 2017
This is a gorgeous place with outstanding views. If you want privacy this is the place to be. Super clean and very well equipped. The hosts are so accommodating and friendly! Did I mention the outstanding views?! :-) Amazing!!!

Phillip User Profile
July 2017
Cindy and Matt are excellent hosts. They are friendly, welcoming people and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. And they succeeded! The apartment is super comfortable and has everything needed for a vacation in the woods. After a day of biking the scenic back roads, we grilled dinner, then chatted around the firepit. Life is good!

Sheila User Profile
June 2017
Clean, beautiful peaceful place.

Muhong User Profile
February 2017
The place is very beautiful and stunning especially at night. If you look up you can literally see the galaxy. The apartment is very clean in general. I will definitely come back.

St. Johnsbury, Vermont, United StatesJoined in June 2014
Cindy User ProfileCindy is a superhost.
Having grown up in an urban area, I cherish the beauty and wide open spaces of the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont. As a former part owner of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, I enjoyed leading nature tours in all seasons. I am passionate about food, wildlife, yoga, and travel. My mas…
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