This lovely family home was built in 1828. The home is furnished with fine antiques. Located on over two acres of gardens, lawns and meadow, the house is just down the street from the historic Bennington Battle Monument in the Village of Old Bennington.
The first floor has a formal library-styled parlor, perfect for a quiet read. The family room, the original Old Kitchen, has a wood burning fireplace. It is a great place to gather for enjoying a drink and watching the fire or a bit of TV. Meals can be enjoyed in the separate dining room or in the updated kitchen at the antique kitchen table. One bedroom is conveniently located on the first floor. The bedroom has a queen bed and a full bathroom with a tub/shower.
Second Floor: Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There is also a cozy T.V. room. One bedroom overlooks the back garden through a large bay window. Each bedroom has one double bed and one twin bed.The sleeping porch with one twin bed is enclosed and usable throughout the winter. The upstairs full bath has a vintage deep claw-footed tub. A half bath is adjacent to the sleeping porch.
Local Attractions: There are many local Bennington attractions, including the Bennington Battle Monument, the Old First Church, where poet Robert Frost is buried, the Bennington Museum, which includes works of the famous primitive artist, Grandma Moses, the Covered Bridge Museum and the Bennington Pottery. Bennington College is only a ten minute drive away, through the Silk Bridge, one of Vermont's remaining working covered bridges. Bennington is only twenty minutes from Manchester Center and outlet shopping. A twenty minute drive to the south is Williamstown, Massachusetts and the Clark Art Institute. Several ski areas, Stratton Mountain and Bromely are also with an hour drive. The Famous Vermont Country Store, in Weston, is an beautiful 45 minute drive.
Rates: Rate and deposit may vary by season, date and the size of the party. Rates, additional information and photos of our home are available upon request. This is our family home. We like to know a bit about our guests prior to making a reservation. Kindly tell us about yourself and your party when you respond.
Vermont Department of Taxes, Meals and Rooms Tax License issued to Lucy Baldwin in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 225 of Title 32, V.S.A., to operate an establishment know as Lucy Baldwin located at 18 Monument Ave, Bennington, Vt This license is issued effective Jan-01-2008 to Vermont business tax account number MRT-101005430--1.
extra-$25 for each guest over 4, per stay.
property damage policy-$99 for $5000 per stay.
My golden retriever and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 month winter stay 2016-2017 in this charming, well maintained home in Old Bennington. The setting is lovely with an expansive yard and views of the historic Bennington Monument. We stayed warm and cozy, and especially appreciated the convenience of the attached garage and snow removal amenities. The owner, Lucy, and her property manager, Wendy, were very kind and hospitable, with attention to detail, ensuring a very pleasant experience. Thank you so much!
Monument house is wonderful! This was our 2nd time staying here and won't be our last, Lucy is a wonderful hostess! My kids and I really miss the back porch in the morning, and at night. We were visiting family that all lived within minutes. Perfect stay!!
Lovely stay while visiting family and friends. Truly a home that someone, for this week, us, lives. It has everything! Great porch, library and fireplace keeping room.
We had a fabulous Christmas Holiday spent at Monument House. The house is so cozy, comfortable and full of charm. It was super cold so we stayed warm with the roaring fire and good books! Such a peaceful time to get away from the city. Lucy was an excellent host and responded to every question quickly. We are very much looking forward to another stay!
This is our second time at Lucy’s house. Monument Ave is a beautiful location, the house is gorgeous and the owner is the sweetest. Lucy is also very responsive when we have questions. We can’t wait to come back!
Lucy's home is comfortable and welcoming. The location is convenient to Bennington shops, restaurants, museums and is very walkable. Seeing the Bennington Monument from the backyard was an added bonus. We spent most of our time on the back porch; the view is gorgeous: gardens and mountains! The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet.
We had a great week at Monument House. It is a beautiful house on a beautiful street with other historic homes. Everything we needed was there--the house was very thoughtfully outfitted and absolutely spotless when we arrived. The back covered porch and grounds were a delight, and we spent many hours relaxing there. We felt completely welcome. There were binders containing very helpful information and pamphlets about the area. Also, the owner, Lucy, was a terrific long-distance host, and provided much valuable and appreciated guidance on sights to see and things to do. She also checked up on us periodically to be sure we had everything we needed. I can't say enough positive things about this experience. I was sorry to leave and would go back in a second. Thank you Lucy!!
All in all, the property was amazing. I was a little afraid of breaking something as much of the house was aged, with all modern conveniences though. The location was great and the host was most gracious and helpful at all times!
I absolutely adored every moment of the precious time I spent at Lucy’s beautiful home on Monument Ave. I found the house to be wonderfully nostalgic; full of history, memories, and a vibrant sense of connection to the village. Loved perusing the library—fellow old book lovers will definitely want to plan a shopping trip to DogEars Book Barn, which is just 10 minutes down the road. The house sits on a stunning piece of land (just a walk down to the end of the property is a treat in itself) with beautifully tended gardens, a huge maple tree to read under, a tranquil view, and a huge swath of endless grass for my dog to play on! We both really loved every minute and can’t wait to return, which I would not hesitate to do in any season of the year—thank you Lucy for your incredible hospitality; I loved swapping corgi pictures :)
I came to Bennington VT for my daughter’s wedding. The weather was warm (mid eighties) and the house stayed cool. My guests and I used open windows and fans at night to stay comfortable. We rarely used the available AC units. The house is a lovely period home (1920/30’s) with all modern conveniences (WiFi printer with scanner was a nice surprise). Lucy has considered every need (that I had). Bathrooms were bright, cheerful, clean and well equipped. We spent a lot of time on the porch and strolling the gardens - lovely. I would recommend this home to anyone seeking a peaceful, tranquil setting. Also, the location is very convenient to both Bennington and N. Bennington. The neighborhood offers some pleasant strolls or good runs.