Float down the river past our Bridge of Flowers to get your morning coffee and visit the Glacial Potholes below a dam where the Mohawk and Penobscot indians formed a fishing treaty in 1708 to ensure perpetual peace in a rich fishing area. Our home is less than a 10 min. walk to the waterfall and Village library, coffee shops, art galleries and bakery, Yoga studio, whole foods Coop, and we have a weekly farmers market 1/2 a block from the house.
We are looking for a house and pet-sitter who can give loving attention and multiple short walks to our two small, energetic Japanese Spitzes (who also have a dog-door to an outside kennel), and give daily fresh salads to our two adult and 3 baby Red Footed tortoises. We do have two snakes: A ball python and a corn snake, but will feed them before we leave - so no need for more than misting. (We can also take the snakes to another household if they are a problem.) Oh! and we have a Packman frog who will need crickets (our girls are allergic to cats & have come to love reptiles and amphibians).
The outside of the house is plain (it used to be a wagon wheel factory), but the inside very comfortable, w/ overhead fans/Washer/Drier/dishwasher/clawfoot tub and separate shower. There's a large private yard perfect for BBQs overlooking a swimmable river (cleanest rivershed in New England) where we tie our kayaks. The bedroom we recommend overlooks the river and can have aircon if required.
August is the best time to be in this friendly town, close to rural and music fairs, museums, hikes, swimming and more. Our peach tree should be ripe in time for our exit and your arrival! For more about the area, Google: shelburnefalls