Dreaming of a Romantic Get Away filled with peace, tranquility & nature?
Kristi & Ed Bride, Owners
About Kristi & Ed Bride, Owners
The owners, Kristi & Ed are from VT. We have been married for more than 30 years and love this calm retreat that is our 'secret' on Daniels Pond. We grew up an hour away from Glover, near Montpelier, the capital city. Kristi has been visiting the pond with family since she was a very little girl. We like to shop at at Currier's Store, Pete's Greens Farm Stand and Burtt's Apple Orchard. You might pass us on the Mt. Pisgah hiking trail, bid against us at an Albany auction or catch us floating the sunny afternoon away on the pond. We have fun by chasing a golf ball down the Westmore golf course, standing in line for an ice cream at Pick & Shovel and eating a Strawberry Shortcake at the Irasburg Church Fair. One of our summer favorites (July) is a day trip to Fitch Bay (Quebec-so bring your passport) where wineries and Bleu Lavande (Lavender Farm Fields) are located. We love exploring the towns of the Northeast Kingdom (and Eastern Townships of Quebec) and all they have to offer. We love winter too, Skiing at Jay Peak and Burke Mountain and show shoeing around the pond on snowy day followed by a glass of wine in front of the fire!
Kristi & Ed Bride, Owners purchased this House in 2012
Why Kristi & Ed Bride, Owners chose Glover
We love the beautiful and unspoiled location, the quiet sounds of the Pond and close proximity to mountains and small towns. From May to October we like to shop for vegetables, eggs and more at farm stands on the side of the road and the many local Farmers Markets. Visit local country stores, small family owned shops, county fairs, festivals & church suppers. Make time to check out the Bread & Puppet Theater Museum, Circus Smirkus, Craftsbury Chamber Players as well as the many artists that reside in the area. This is where you get outside to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and boating on some of the most beautiful land & water anywhere. In the fall, the leaves change color and the foliage is legendary - you have to see it to believe it! From December through April, skiing/riding Jay Peak, Burke Mountain or Stowe, and snowshoeing, ice skating and snowmobiling are available throughout the area. Jay Peak also has a huge, amazing indoor water park that is open year round! Each spring brings the 'Maple Sugar Season' where the famous VT Maple Syrup 'Liquid Gold' is bottled for all to enjoy on pancakes, ice cream & more!
What makes this House unique
Daniels Pond is so beautiful and this cottage was hand built in the 1980's by Kristi's Dad. He cut down the cedar trees on the lot and used them to build the cottage-all the wood you see inside, he put up by hand! As you can see it is waterfront and has a small sandy beachfront on the edge of the pond, perfect for wading in the water slowly or sitting on the dock and kicking your feet. In the winter, it's perfect for Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing and Cross Country Skiing on the pond. This is a magical place to relax, reconnect with nature (and each other) and get away from it all. Don't you deserve A Getaway on Daniels Pond?
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Beautiful lake house on a beautiful pond. Had a great stay, canoed in the pond, saw loons and a bald eagle, hiked nearby Mt Pisgah. Short, easy drive to Hill Farmstead brewery allowing you to get there early and beat the lines . Kristi is a great host and a great resource for activities and attractions in the area. Hoping to make it back sometime soon!
Dear Ethan, Kelli Jo, Nick & Rory,
How fun to getaway with friends and check out Hill Farmstead’s amazing craft brews (same town as the cottage). We loved having you and welcome you back anytime! All Our Best, Kristi & Ed
a nice place to stay
We have been fortunate to stay in many rental houses over the last years. No hostess came close to Kristi regarding personnal attentions. We felt as if she was invested in the quality of our vacation. She went the extra mile to make sure we were confortable at all time. House was clean, well organised and well stocked. The area is extremely peaceful. It is awesome to relax with friends. We hope to come back. Thank you Kristi!
Very comfortable, clean, tidy house which the owners keep stocked with kitchen basics and lots of helpful maps and books about the area. Rowboat and canoe provided. Owners are lovely and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. We had a wonderful two weeks and didn’t want to leave!
Relax, reconnect and rejuvenate describes it perfectly
We had a wonderful time at this property. We biked, swam and walked every day. It was so peaceful and quiet it provided a perfect environment to completely relax. Kristi and Ed were amazing hosts. They made every effort to make sure our stay was excellent . The kitchen was well stocked, there was lots of information on things to do and the house was very comfortable. The last night we were there Kristi brought us chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. And when we arrived there were gifts at that end as well. Kristi checked in frequently to make sure we were OK, and Ed stopped by to get the trash and was very welcoming. We could not have asked for a better stay.
Beautiful location and cottage
The cottage was beautifully maintained and very comfortable. The lake was quiet except for the occasional calls from the loons or eagle. Overall it was very relaxing. We wish we had been able to stay longer.
A Getaway Cottage is a quiet, relaxing and central location for all your Northeast Kingdom activities. An easy 40 min drive to Jay Peak Resort for skiing/riding, the amazing Pump House Indoor Waterpark, Year Round Ice Skating Rink and Championship Public Golf Course. Also just a 30 min drive to Burke Mountain for Skiing/Riding & world class mountain biking. Stowe Mountain Resort is less than one hour. Craftsbury Outdoor Center is 20 minutes away for some of the best cross country trails anywhere!
In the summer bring your mountain bikes to ride Glover's dirt back roads and hills around the cottage or head over to Kingdom Trails in East Burke (fee) for IMBA 'Epic' rated trails & lift serviced downhill runs at Burke Mountain. If a road bike is your passion, try the (25/50 or) century rides along Route 16 passing through the gorgeous hills and valleys of this rural region.
If you'd like to explore Canada, remember to BRING YOUR PASSPORTS! The Canadian border is only 35 minutes north, where you can experience the quaint Eastern Townships in the Province of Quebec, We love to explore the small towns, wineries, shops and brasserie's in and around Magog, Fitch Bay & Stanstead. In July, one of our favorites is the Lavender Farm named "Bleu Lavande" for amazing relaxation, massages, live music and local products using lavender from the farm. Also, venture up to Montreal for the Jazz Festival, F1 Canadian Grad Prix, Just For Laughs comedy festival, a casino and more, it's just a 2 hour drive away!
Take a day trip to Stowe/Waterbury and visit Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, stop by Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Cabot Cheese Annex, Green Mountain Coffee and Lake Champlain Chocolates to round out your must have VT Food & Drink day! Plan ahead to pick up your Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery. Also, the #1 rated brewery, Hill Farmstead Brewery is just 15 minutes from the cottage.
Shop at Currier's Quality Market, a real VT General Store & Post Office - (6mi) or a small town C&C Supermarket (8mi) for your grocery needs. Visit the Caledonia Spirits, home of famous Barr Hill Gin and Vodka (Hardwick). You must have the "Green Mountain Special" pizza at The Parker Pie Co (W. Glover) and then you'll know why Food Network Magazine called it one of 'America's 50 Best Pizzas'.
Visiting local Vermont schools? Lyndon State College (30mins), Lyndon Institute (30mins) Sterling College (20mins) & St Johnsbury Academy (35mins)