"Too hot in the hot tub!"

Any Vermonter of home-buying age will remember Eddie Murphy’s Hot Tub spoof of James Brown on Saturday Night Live. The skit was hilarious in part because we all know how sexy hot tubs can be.

This Valentine’s Day, think about getting steamy with your beloved in a hot tub. Hot tubs soothe away tension – the greatest inhibitor to romance.

The benefits of a good soak are myriad.

  • Soaking provides relief from arthritis.
  • Buoyancy relaxes muscles and reduces muscle tension.
  • A good, hot soak just before retiring improves your ability to fall asleep and can reduce insomnia.
  • Steam opens your nasal and bronchial passages and can clear your thoughts.
  • Immersion in hot water raises the body temperature and causes the blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increased circulation.

Most hot tub connoisseurs prefer a tub with a view, others prefer a hot tub with easy access to the Master Bedroom. Listed below are some favorite Vermont homes with hot tubs, three with great views. Click on the image for full property listing details. Maybe it’s time to take the plunge.

 The Millhouse in Starkboro VT, Hot tub on the river The Millhouse in Starksboro has two amazing tubs: one hot tub, one jacuzzi. The hot tub is on a deck above the river. Soaking here, next to the babbling brook is exquisite. The beautiful jacuzzi is made of wood.
Hot Tub on Lake Champlain, Bridport VT This Bridport home on Way Lane also has a terrific hot tub location: the deck. From here you can look west to Lake Champlain. An Adirdondack-style home with cathedral ceilings and a central wood stove in the living room, this lakefront property features open living spaces – all overlooking the Lake.
 Bridport Home with Hot tub and View! The listing for this fantastic Bridport home does not include an image of the hot tub, but here is the view…269′ of frontage on Lake Champlain! A main floor master suite with private bath and walk-in closet and sliding glass door to the deck. There’s power at the shore and direct access to the lake for boat launching.
 New Haven Vt Home with Hot Tub, MLS 4081508 This New Haven home on Dog Team Road is five minutes from Middlebury. You’ll be home from work and soaking in the tub in no time. This property features wide, open lawns, pasture land and wooded areas, a pond, a play house, and fireflies in summer. You can see them from the tub.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Contact me for a viewing of these terrific Vermont properties – and bring your towel.
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