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November snowfall  ~ and all plowed out at Still Water Bindery. Lots of room for parking.Come ski Vermont! ~ Only 25 minutes to Stratton Mountain or Mount Snow according to Google Maps!!
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Still Water Bindery & Workshops in Newfane Village

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Patty

Still Water Bindery & Workshops in Newfane Village

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Patty is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean14 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

SPECIAL: 20% off any "Still Water Bindery Experience" if you stay at Still Water Bindery. Email for special price after booking!

Located on Rt 30 in the National Historic village of Newfane, Vermont, this 1830's post & beam farm house welcomes you to Vermont country life ~ three acres of meadow, perennial flower beds, fruit trees, an organic vegetable garden and book bindery.

Amenities

Essentials
Heating
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
Children’s books and toys
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (under 2 years) and pets - The bedrooms are upstairs. There is no guardrail at the top of the stairs for toddlers. There are lots of small toys that could be a choking hazard.
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 5PM - 10PM and check out out by 9AM

Availability

106 Reviews

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Susy
August 2017
Lovely place and wonderful host and pets!
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Response from Patty:
Lovely to meet you and your family. I hope you had a wonderful holiday in America!
August 2017
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Richard
August 2015
We spent six days at Still Water Bindery in August. We were immediately made to feel welcome by Patty's generous spirit and openness to sharing her house with us. Both our children loved Patty's two pets who were gentle and patient. The house is beautifully decorated and is full …
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Kate
October 2018
A true gem - a sparkling home with sparkling hospitality. Be sure to take advantage of Patty's bookbinding workshops - they are a brilliant and meditative way to spend a Vermont evening. The granola at breakfast was another highlight!
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Response from Patty:
It was so wonderful to meet you both ~ and spend some shared creative time in the bindery with you both ~ I hope to see you again soon and maybe head out to forage in the woods on a walk with the dog! Patty, Skye & Belle
October 2018
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Arne
October 2018
Patty was a great host, everything was prepared with lovely datails and we received a very warm welcome. Her home was extremely cosy, a very authentic home in Vermont, such nice decoration and extremely clean. We felt as if we were at home. We had very interesting conversations a…
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Donna
October 2018
Patty offers 2 comfortable rooms in her house with a bathroom for guests. Breakfast consists of fruit, jams, granola and a couple of other cold cereals, and a bread of some sort. Her workshop is a bit pricey, though the finished product is fun to take home. As a teacher, I found …
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Response from Patty:
Donna ~ I am so sorry that you did not have a wonderful experience at Still Water Bindery! You were a very hard guest to please, and nothing seemed to be right for you during your stay. As I have many guests coming through AirBnB to stay with me, I am sorry that I did not remember that I had offered you some eggs with your breakfast. All you had to do was ASK! No problem and I would have served eggs! As it was I went out of my way to provide you with gluten-free crackers, a bottle of wine and cheese for your arrival, as I was not going to be here to welcome you due to a longstanding engagement. I showed these to your friend, and she even chose the bottle of wine. In addition, I made a special trip to the bakery to buy some gluten-free macaroons for a tasty treat on your last day. A "continental style breakfast" is described in the AirBnB description. You seem to forget the dairy products, including yogurt that was served as well at breakfast. A selection of three various fresh fruits were available every day, and the granola is homemade, not store bought. Freshly made coffee and tea were available all day. Yes, other guests have been more than pleased with this selection for breakfast ~ so sorry it did not work for you. I suggest next time you stay somewhere that there is a kitchen facility for use by guests ~ especially if you wish to eat meals other than breakfast at the rental. My kitchen is not available to guests ~ as clearly stated in the description. You seemed to be unsatisfied with this, but this is a house rule. The price of the workshop was public on the AirBnB Experience page. The hourly rate is also public information on my website. I am not sure why you expected to pay only $35 for a $150 workshop? This was very awkward for me to ask for the correct fee. Having spent almost 6 hours teaching your workshop (that in the past too only took 3 hours to teach to three other guests) was exhausting. If you were not able to see the demonstrations, I would gladly have done these at your own work station. If my instructions were unclear, you could have asked as many questions as you needed to for a clearer understanding of the steps. The workshop included a choice of my private collection of papers purchased around the world, in addition to my own paste papers, and silk and fabric book cloth in many colors. All tools and materials were included in the workshop in addition to the instructions. I stepped in to help you make a beautiful book, as I do not think you would have been happy with less than what you left with. In the end you all made lovely books to take home with you ~ You yourself said you do not have cell coverage in Vermont. I explained that I had been some intermittent problems with my wifi coverage, and that the company is currently working on it. As I mentioned several times, the local library was just two blocks away, and aways has wifi service that can be used from outside the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a village in a rural part of the state. Other guests have used services when they travel to larger towns during the day, connecting to their cell and wifi then. As per my AirBnB description "Wireless internet is very spotty and there is no reliable cell service in Newfane. Welcome to Vermont ~ and enjoy some time being off the internet!" Don't know why you missed the driveway - there is a very detailed description of the location of the house on AirBnB. I haven't heard that other folks have gotten lost. It even says how many house past the local store it is, and the visual at end of my driveway. Maybe you did not read this description on the listing? Communication is the key ~ ask for what you don't see, but please don't complain afterwards. AirBnB hosts try to please all their guests all the time. Your review is what we rely on to have a successful business. Sorry this visit didn't work for you. It didn't work for me either. Patty
October 2018
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Rachel
October 2018
We had a really lovely time at Patty's! Everything was super clean, bedding was just right, breakfast was yummy, the woods out back provided a beautiful walk... We felt warmly welcomed by all hosts, human, canine and feline. Communication about logistics was clear and a great bin…
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Response from Patty:
So wonderful to spend some more time with you Rachel and meet your family ~ You are welcome back any time ~ Patty, Skye & Belle
October 2018
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Amanda
October 2018
I was travelling through southern vermont with my mother and was so fortunate to come to stay with Patty at Stillwater Bookbindery. Her home was an idyllic little home base to explore surrounding cities of Brattleboro, Grafton, Bennington, Manchester, and Woodstock. Patty was so …

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Vermont, United StatesJoined in March 2014
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Patty is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I love to travel . . . I am a bookbinder and artist and own Still Water Bindery. I am an avid rower and have a single shell I row on the Connecticut River. I love to be surrounded by beauty and spend time in nature: hiking, biking, gardening, painting and walking the dog. I …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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