Thanksgiving 2016Rizotto and Orzo enjoying a sunny April day on the deck.
BellaVista - Simple yet Unique. Renewal of Spirit.
BellaVista - Simple yet Unique. Renewal of Spirit.

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
Please set the number of adults.
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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East side of Snake Mountain, 7 miles to Middlebury, with views from Camel's Hump to Killington. Private 16-acres. Hiking, biking, pond swimming/Ice skating, snowshoeing, x-c skiing at your risk. Retired Chef owned and operated. Our ala carte breakfast menu is cooked in your presence to include our own breakfast sausage's. Smokehouse on premise. Vegetarian and meat lover's menu choices. The atmosphere at BellaVista is either serene or stimulating.

The space

BellaVista has a relaxed atmosphere, Private , quite and clean for a renewal of spirit while you are visiting the 802!

Guest access

As our guest you will have your own private bedroom with access to a deck with "Big Sky" views of the Green Mountains.
As our guest you will have your own private bathroom, 2 sinks, shower- tub and toilet.
As our guest you will have access to an attached separate room (3 rooms total) that offers Satellite T.V., exercise bike, and socializing.

Interaction with guests

As our guest we will be here to answer any and all questions you may have. We will keep our door open or closed as you wish. We are here to help you have the best experience staying with us while you are in our piece of Vermont.

Other things to note

With 3 private rooms and mudroom entrance that constitute BellaVista your privacy will not be interrupted.
Providing we have snow, "Think Snow!" you will be able to Nordic ski or snowshoe on 16 acres of privacy right out the front door. We have 2 pairs of shoe shoes available, but not Nordic Ski's.
Ice skating on our pond, depending on Mother Nature's cooperation is also available. You will need your own skates. All at your own risk.
On days or evenings when the wind cooperates, a bonfire in our fire pit goes great with a cup of hot chocolate or glass of your favorite beverage.

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

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premise
Air Conditioning

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

Bella Vista is a smoke free house. Smoking is not allowed. Pets are allowed but know that we have 3 Bernese Mtn. Dogs of our own, so no Cats. A fenced area for your pet and ours in available and walking your pet on our property is not an issue. If, with our permission, you are NOT keeping your pet with you at all times, a crate is required. As our guest you are responsible for any damage your pet may cause.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Zara User Profile
September 2017
Nice, clean and very comfortable apartment in large adorable house. Richard's family was very friendly and kind. Richard cooks delicious breakfast and he is interesting people. We liked have conversation with him and his wife. We hope to repeat the visit to Richard's house again very soon.

Sue User Profile
September 2017
Thank you!

Peg User Profile
August 2017
Great place & hosts. Peaceful & rural feeling. Dogs are delightful. Delicious breakfast.

William User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful location, great host, delicious breakfast. We'll be back.

Laura User Profile
August 2017
A great location with terrific hosts, fabulous breakfast. Very welcoming, laid back, with space to relax on a sweet property. Highly recommend this Vermont country setting just 10 minutes from Middlebury

Anna User Profile
August 2017
We highly recommend this stay during any season! Beautiful property and view! Close by to many other towns in VT such as Burlington and Middlebury. Very relaxing environment and the hosts made us feel at home. The pups were an added bonus. Our dog was welcome by the Richard, Laurie and their dogs. Richard is a phenomenal chef and went above and beyond each morning creating a scrumptious meal! Thank you Laurie, Richard, Orzo, Risotto, and Puckey for an amazing stay!

Marsh User Profile
July 2017
Do NOT expect a typical Airbnb stay...Richard is an extraordinary host and chef with a marvelous Vermont hideaway suite of rooms for guests. We stayed at 9 Airbnb on this trip and this is the only one that gets 10+. If you are looking for a country retreat, Vermont views, 9 choices for breakfast, dinner if you want, and many extra touches, this is the place!

Middlebury, Vermont, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Richard User ProfileRichard is a superhost.

Retired classically trained Professional Cook - 18 years in hotels/restaurants, 27 years at Middlebury College Dining Services. Love outdoor activities - skiing, tennis, swimming, home projects (built a smokehouse). Avid Detroit sports fan. Family, pets and friends nourish my existence.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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