The Robert Frost Stone House
The work of the poet Robert Frost embodies the serene tranquility of a hyper-romantic New England. Though he was born in San Francisco, and lived out the last quarter of his life in Florida, he drew most of the imagery for his poetry from the places he lived in Vermont and New Hampshire. Between 1920 and 1929 his principal residence was this 18th century stone house in South Shaftsbury, in Southern Vermont. Though it is in Vermont, many of the pieces compiled in his volume "New Hampshire" were composed here, including "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." He also had a house at the Noble Farm, in Ripton, as he taught for many years at nearby Middlebury College.