About this listing
Beautiful historic property, originally an early 1800's tavern with a rich history as a working farm, vacation home, inn and year round residence. Property sits at the base of Mt. Monadnock with beautiful mountain and pastoral views.
Beautiful historic property, originally an early 1800's tavern with a rich history as a working farm, seasonal vacation home, inn and year round residence. Property sits at the base of Mt. Monadnock with beautiful mountain and pastoral views. Our street address is 580 Mountain Rd., Jaffrey, NH 03452.
One of several buildings on the estate, the huge 6 bedroom, 8 bath brick mansion was built with talent and craftsmanship from a bygone era. Tastefully furnished, this impressive home features elegant period details and country charm. In addition to 5 second floor bedroom suites and one third floor bedroom suite, the home has a large, lovely eat-in country kitchen, formal dining room with chandelier, cozy den, peaceful library and huge formal living room on the main floor. A large furnished screened porch sits off living room.
The basement has an additional bathroom and game room with a fireplace and pool and foosball tables. Beautiful outdoor space includes a large stone terrace off kitchen. The brick house stays comfortably cool through the summer months. This gem is a true vacation retreat. Internet WiFi access included; no telephone or TV. Cell coverage is good. Step back and enjoy a relaxing stay at this one-in-a-million country home.
Offered as a private, fully functional home; flexibility in level of services available to meet your needs. Your party will be the only guests in residence during your stay. I live just a few miles down the road. Each of the spacious six bedroom suites has a king size bed and its own private bathroom.
Base rental of $200 per night includes all main floor living spaces and one bedroom & bath suite; double occupancy. PLEASE DISREGARD THE EXTRA PEOPLE PRICING ON THE AIRBNB WEBSITE. We price by the bedroom suite as follows:
•1st Suite (for first one or two guests): $200 / night
•2nd Suite (for additional one to two guests): $150 / night
•3rd Suite (for additional one to two guests): $150 / night
•4th Suite (for additional one to two guests): $150 / night
•5th Suite (for additional one to two guests): $150 / night
•6th Suite (for additional one to two guests): $150 / night
***Renting all six suites, for example, costs $950 per night. Contact Pamela before booking so we can discuss how to book your stay. It may be possible to accommodate more than 12 people.
Activities on the property include: hiking the 333 estate acres, walking or biking the estate's internal road network, birdwatching / observing extensive wildlife, climbing Mt. Monadnock or just relaxing and enjoying the breeze and gazing at the mountain in your own expansive backyard. Monadnock is the most climbed mountain in the western hemisphere, extolled in the literature of Thoreau and Emerson. See Wikipedia for more about this fabled landmark.
Unlimited scenic opportunities for artists and photographers.
For individuals interested in trailering in their own horses, boarding is available at nearby Mead Brook Equestrian Center (look it up online at 74 Great Rd., Jaffrey, NH 03452).
The estate is an outstanding venue for your wedding or other social event. Our vaulted-ceiling banquet hall comfortably seats 130 guests and more can be accommodated with outside tenting. There are lodging establishments nearby for additional guests to overnight and experienced local caterers can satisfy your every culinary desire.
Shattuck Golf Course is less than a 5 minute drive away; 3 lakes with public access / beaches are less than a 15 minute drive! In town there's a Subway & McDonald's, 2 local pizza/ sub shops, a pub/ burger sports bar, a Chinese restaurant as well as a few finer dining establishments. Grocery store is 15 minutes away. Dollar General and Family Dollar stores are in town.
The estate is conveniently located on Route 124 near Fitzwilliam Rd., in the small, quiet, southwestern NH town of Jaffrey (population 5,000). To learn more about the area, visit online the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce for Visitor Info. It is a fifteen minute drive to Keene or Peterborough, NH.
Please contact the estate manager, Pam Royce, at 153 Great Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452 for more information. The estate is open for lodging year round and the banquet facility operates seasonally May through October.
Relax and enjoy this beautiful and historic property. Where centuries have left their mark, a crack or a chip here or there, you will find is made up for tenfold with comfort, character and charm.
Please treat this place as you would your own.
No burning candles please.
Please respect occupancy rates; more than 1 additional guest requires suite rental.
No pets please.
Please do not rearrange furniture.
Please do not remove any decorative items from their location.
Please make sure linens & towels remain on the property.
No smoking allowed inside; no smoking on the property preferred.
Limit food and beverages in rooms other than kitchen and dining room.
Use caution and good judgement with young children around staircases and windows on upper floors.
Please use good judgement regarding shoes inside the house; please consider leaving wet, muddy shoes at the door.
Immediately report any problems or damages to manager.
We spent the past weekend at the Grand View Inn, directly at the base of Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH. There are actually a couple of sites up there on the web that have info about the place and some of them with mixed reviews and disparaging comments from previous years. You can ignore everything negative on the web (all from prior owners).
This is not a simple little country inn. It is a *palatial* grand mansion, built originally around 1800 along the old Boston road. It had served as a tavern / inn for the stage coach. Winston Churchill stayed here. Upon driving up the long dirt driveway and seeing the place, we were speechless at its grandeur, how large and elegant it was.
The Grand View is an expansive, federalist style, multi-story home with full basement and roughly 6 spacious bedrooms, each with private bath and shower. My room (sort of the Vanderbilt master bedroom), could have been a large studio apartment. Comfortable furniture, enormous bed, period antiques, its own deck overlooking the mountain, jacuzzi tub, and walk in shower with multiple shower heads and steam feature too. And lots of quiet.
There was a grand dining room, a smoking room with bar and huge leather couch, large kitchen with several eating tables and its own fireplace, and granite adjoining patio outside. The ground floor also had a large living room with an adjoining enclosed patio. Almost every room had its own fireplace although we only used one fireplace, the one in the kitchen, which made dining cozy in the cool spring evenings and mornings.
In the basement was a pool table with Foosball and free laundry. And behind the house was expansive acreage (330 acres they say, including 1/3 of the mountain side!) for walks leading to a trail that snaked off into the woods rising up into Modadnock. Pam was unseen offsite but always available by text to help out. She scooped up a BBQ grill for us at the last minute before we got there. There was a huge in-ground pool in the backyard but it was covered for the season. Several outbuildings were adjacent to the main house including a gigantic wedding ball room. Smokey the friendly German Shepard from next door paid us a couple visits to check in.
I lost my cell phone wall adapter on the first night. Pam said she'd get back to me about helping with this. An hour or two later I went out to the car to charge my phone on the car adapter and after looking up at the dark sky and beautiful stars I went to open the door and there hanging on the door handle was a replacement adapter for me. Thank you!
We all just sat and stared at Monadnock for long periods of time on this trip. It drains the stress right out of you looking at it, it is so imposing.
We are coming back to the Grand View Inn.
The Estate is gorgeous and Pam is a welcoming host. 8 of us stayed for the weekend and there was MORE than enough space. The rooms are all comfortable, each with it's own bathroom, and the common areas have tons of seating and interesting knick-knacks. Our stay was wonderful. Thanks Pam!
About the Host, Pamela
I am manager of the 580 Mountain Road Estate. As your host, my goal will be to welcome you and introduce you to this spectacular home and surroundings so that your stay will be as enjoyable as possible. I am a fourth generation native of Jaffrey, so I have an intimate knowledge of the area and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
My primary job for many years was raising three active boys and volunteering in my community. Since that time, I have held a variety of positions which have gifted me with a diversified set of skills; I think of myself as a Jill-of-All Trades.
I believe in the power of positive thinking and find a sense of humor healthy for everyday living. Spending time with my adult children, upcycling and gardening are some of my favorite things to do.