The picturesque New England town of Rochester is conveniently located on Route 100 in central Vermont, approximately 1.25 hours from Burlington, VT, 1 hour from Hanover, NH and 3 hours from Boston, MA. The institute will be based at the Rochester Community School, and will have classes in several locations surrounding the town center. Local restaurants and businesses are all within walking distance, making your busy day easier to manage and more enjoyable. Several local B&Bs are ready to welcome you for the week (some have pianos). Camping is also available. Please make your reservations early because Rochester is a popular vacation destination.
Many Rochester residents make their homes available for Suzuki week on airbnb and other websites, such as www.homeaway.com and https://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/vermont/sugarbush-mad-river-glen/rochester. A little hint is that if you say you are staying for an entire week, you often get a discounted rate! (And it is lovely to be in Rochester an extra day on either end)!
If you are interested in being a GMSI Housing Coordinator and helping others to find appropriate places, please contact Pam. If you are a teacher trainee looking for a single room, please contact Pam.
INNS, HOTELS, and B&Bs
When Words Count Retreat (formerly Harvey's Mountain Inn)
Offering newly renovated accommodations, breakfast included, a pool beautiful mountain views and plenty of space to play. They are offering a 15% discount on the room rates to Green Mountain Suzuki Institute participants.
1764 Marsh Brook Road, Rochester, VT.
Call the General Manager, Eberly Sharier, to discuss room and meal rates.
CasaBella Inn & Restaurant
Full country inn on Route 100, 8 miles south of Rochester.
Chef owned. Restaurant on premises.
Cobble House Inn
Bordering the White River, 12 miles south of Rochester in Gaysville.
Two tuned pianos on premises, Breakfasts included.
Call Tony at 802-234-5458 for special Suzuki rate.
Old Hancock Hotel
Inn with restaurant, 4 miles north of the Rochester town park, located in Hancock at the junction of Routes 100 & 125. Weekly rates available.
The Gathering Inn
Guest accommodation on Route 100 in Hancock, 4 miles north of Rochester village.
Weekly rates available.
Our new GMSI Camping Coordinator is Christy Pardew (Oz' Mom). Christy has kindly offered to help GMSIers figure out camping possibilities together! She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-913-7672!
Information on Moosalamoo and Chittenden Brook Campgrounds.
Information on Lake Dunmore Kampersville, Branbury State Park, and Gifford Woods State Park.
RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS
Many homes for rent for the week can be found on www.airbnb.com and on the other sites listed above (or google Rochester Vermont vacation rentals). Rochester residents have graciously made their homes (and town!) available for Suzuki week.
Red Acre Cottage (new listing for 2018)
Welcome to quintessential Vermont! Come stay at our cozy yet spacious, rustic yet modern, much-beloved Red Acre Cottage. We're nestled on a scenic ridge in the idyllic town of Rochester, just east of the Green Mountains and right off of Vermont Scenic Byway Route 100, one of the state's prettiest roads.
THESE ARE LISTINGS WHICH WERE GIVEN FOR THE SUMMER OF 2016 & 2017; AS THE MONTHS PROGRESS AND ROCHESTER TOWNSFOLK SEND IN MORE LISTINGS, THIS SECTION WILL BE FREQUENTLY UPDATED:
1860's farmhouse for rent in Granville. 3 bedrooms, large kitchen and dining room, large living room, WiFi, television via WiFi, telephone. Email for photos if interested. Weekly rental rate including all linens but not maid service is $1,000 plus VT Rooms and Meals tax and $75.00 cleaning fee. The house is located at 3586 North Hollow Rd., Granville, VT 05747.
Call or email Diane at 802.767.3569 email@example.com
1780-era farmhouse on Route 73 just outside town that has been in our family since 1852. The house is surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest, and hiking trails are accessible from the back door; there is a swimming hole in the West Branch of the White River a hundred yards down the road. The house has 4 bedrooms, two baths, large kitchen, living room, dining room, a large workroom, a separate 2-car garage, and a pasture that is suitable for horses. Cable TV and wifi.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crowley Farmhouse: This large farmhouse sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms, 3 baths). We are located one quarter mile from Village of Rochester off Route 100. Our home allows for plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, including a baby grand piano.
Please contact Mary Sue: email@example.com.
4 bedrooms. 1/2 baths. 1 king size bed. 4 twin size. 1 futon. 42" TV. Cable. WiFi. Right off the park! Great for a family or group. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private 1.5 bedroom, fully furnished home on quiet hilltop location at the end of a dirt road, located on an old family farm with walking, hiking, and biking trails. Clean, newly renovated timber frame. 2 miles from downtown Rochester. Listing at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10904342.
Contact Gloria Phone; (802) 767-4647, Email: email@example.com
NEW LISTING FOR 2017:
1810 'Mountain Brook Farmhouse': This charming, cozy but spacious home is large and kid-friendly enough for 2 families (>1800 sq ft). Recently renovated and outfitted with families in mind (e.g., bikes, tubes, and a game room), this 4-bedroom, 3-bath house is a comfortable, well-equipped home-base for Green Mountain activities and a wonderful spot for relaxing at the end of the day. For photos see: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4316614. For more info, please contact Erika Spanger-Siegfried at firstname.lastname@example.org and 978 809 9000. And a special note from Erika: My family and I had the pleasure of hearing your students and instructors play last summer -- we're so impressed by your institute. We'd be delighted to host Suzuki families this year and beyond, and would be happy to offer a bigger-than-usual weekly discount (e.g., a week for the price of 5 nights).
Two new listings April 2017:
From Alecia Toro, Great Hawk, Rochester - it is a nice and perfect house to rent. We already have the house in Air BNB and we have Pat Harvey taking care of it. Here is the link, we will love to have our house in your list for this next Suzuki Camp. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16829116?preview
Antique country cottage on a picturesque road in North Hollow Rochester. 4 miles from village. Beautiful view of the hollow. Stream. Picnic area. Many walking/biking trails. Cottage is small, 1940's rustic exterior, owner built, low ceilings (6'8"), sweet and lovely furnishings. Well supplied kitchen. 2 full beds. 1 bathroom. TV. Internet. AT&T cell service. No landline. No A/C but fans and great cross ventilation in case this July is a scorcher. You will feel like you are really in old Vermont. Contact Irene (802) 291-2532 email@example.com