December in Vermont is the season of cozy fireplaces. It is mild enough that not too much heat will be lost up the flue, and cold enough that snuggling in front of a blazing fire is the most appropriate way to spend an evening. I’ve collected a few Addison County fireplaces in some spectacular living rooms pictured below. Click each image for the full Vermont MLS listing:

Here’s a little more information about these great fireplaces (Clockwise from the top left):

  • This fireplace is the centerpiece of a beautiful colonial two-story home that is being sold along with the Fox Creek Inn in Chittenden, Vermont.
  • A fireplace in Middlebury on Morse Road. This 4810 square foot custom home is on 51 acres on Otter Creek.
  • The fireplace and wood stove are oriented “side-by-each” in the guest house of this spectacular Lake Champlain waterfront home in Panton.
  • Another great lakefront fireplace – this one is also in Panton and has 259 feet of waterfront.

The perfect compliment to the cozy fire of course is ice – ice wine, that is. Vermont ice wines (and ice cider) are award winners. Ice wine is a delicious dessert wine produced from grapes that have frozen on the vine. The sugars in these lucky grapes do not freeze, but the water does, creating a more concentrated nectar.

Here are a few regional favorites:
Night Fires – Lincoln Peak Winery in New Haven
Vermont Ice
Boyden Valley Winery in Camrbidge
Vidal IceEast Shore Vineyard in Grande Isle
Estate Vidal BlancSnow Farm Vineyard, South Hero
and Eden Ice Cider Company sells five varieties of ice cider (called “apple ice wine” by some)

Contact me to view these incredible Vermont properties. I’ll bring some kindling and wine glasses. Until then, I’ll leave you with Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice”:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.