Hi, we're Dave & Francesca!
Hi & Welcome to the Kingdom!
Heart Winds House is ideally located in Vermont's Beautiful Northeast Kingdom with plenty of privacy & ample access to all the adventures the area has to offer. In addition, we are inspected & licensed by the State of Vermont & your health & safety, as well as your enjoyment & comfort, are top priorities for us.
Our family designed & built Heart Winds House out of about 60% recycled & salvaged materials, doing much of the work ourselves. It is serendipitously situated along a picturesque country road & sits right in the middle of a sunny meadow with perfect privacy while being surrounded by trees and allowing glimpses of mountain views — yet so convenient since it is within minutes of the local village & all the area recreation amenities.
We are a "working homestead" & we harvest wood from our managed forest & produce from our gardens. We have been hosting guests from around the world for more than 15 years & thoroughly enjoy it. We have a great affection for Vermont & the Northeast Kingdom Region & love to share that with others. We also love to travel & are fortunate to have traveled in nearly 40 countries so far, enjoying the people & all the various cultures.
We do maintain part-time "outside" careers. Francesca was the Director of Vemont's Northeast Kingdom Travel & Toursim Association for many years, but is now semi-retired & works as a mosaic artist & graphic designer at Studio Fresca & teaches part-time at nearby Burke Mountain Academy. We do offer special packages & workshops for those interested in mosaics & other art forms, so if you'd like to include some art experiences in your visit, just ask! Dave works part-time in the aviation industry, is a licensed pilot, likes to cook & loves to surf. He is the head Chef for Hearty's, a Vermont licensed catering & take-out food service.
We put effort into making our guests comfortable & ensuring an enjoyable visit, so please contact us with any questions!