It's a very special place. Peaceful & feels like a million miles away from stress.
Yet close to down town Brandon where you can visit any number of local merchants.
My favorite being The Brandon House of Pizza.
In the morning you enjoy breakfast with the birds visiting the tress outside & the pond behind the nest, In the afternoon a wonderful hike into the woods stopping along the way to have a pizza picnic & for the 3 nights i was there a beaming smile from the moon lit up the historic meadows as far as my eyes could see.
The Nest is very comfortable and everything you could need is right there including dish washer, on site laundry machine and dryer & WiFi.
Jim & Lyn were wonderful hosts and made me feel right at home.
I had plenty of priacy & also could find them if i needed anything.
The farm is like the Kevin Costner film "Feild of Dreams" as i step foot upon it i again became a youngster refreshed and ready for adventure.
The Swallow’s Nest is a magical place tucked away on a farm near Brandon, Vermont. The views are truly unforgettable. Accommodations are top quality. And the host, Lyn, anticipated every need in advance of our arrival. She is the picture of hospitality. The bed is more comfortable than most anything I've slept on and the peace of the Swallow's Nest is the best therapy around. Brandon has loads to do and is a great home base to explore Middlebury, Burllngton, and Rutland. We've stayed here for three years running and plan to come back next year!
Idyllically situated just south of Brandon, even the torrential rain one morning didn’t dampen the view or our enthusiasm. The property is as described, the photos accurate and the cleanliness and upkeep of the property impeccable. We particularly appreciated the goodies that were left for our breakfast and the little things like a well stocked bookshelf. Thank you very much. We hope to return next year.
The highest compliment you can give a vacation-rental owner is returning, and that's exactly what we're doing. We've already reserved The Swallow's Nest for five days next July. It was everything we could have hoped for, especially the setting and the view from the patio, which is breathtaking.
We stayed at Swallows Nest for 10 days during the peak time of fall foliage in Vermont. We have never stayed any one place that long on a vacation. We loved the peaceful setting and being able to explore the many quintessential New England villages all within an hour drive or so from Brandon. Whether you want to hike the mountain trails, visit historic sites, explore the mountain roads for fall colors, shop at unique shops, the Swallows Nest is the perfect launching ground for your exploring. And I can't even begin to describe the vibrant colors and a lot of them were on the farm. Lyn invited me to explore their property and I did on several walks. I think I took a few dozen photos just of the spectacular tree colors and views on their property. As for place to visit in Central Vermont I highly recommend visiting the Calvin Cooledge birthplace at Plymouth Notch, Shelburne Museum, the Vermont Country Store at Weston or Rockingham, Manchester for shopping (and seeing a beautiful town), and Sugar Shack in Arlington for the Norman Rockwell Museum. There we actually got to meet and talk with one of the local residents who modeled for a famous Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover. That was cool! And speaking of cool... the coolest thing we got to do was take a hot air balloon ride on a cloudless, crisp fall morning. I highly recommend the Balloons Over New England out of Quechee. The crew made us feel at ease and gave us a great flight. All in all it was the trip of a lifetime, thanks in no small part to the beautiful peaceful setting of the Swallows Nest and the hospitality of Lyn and Jim. I highly recommend staying here!