About this listing
The Tompeca Cottage is a converted carriage house of post and beam construction. It has two bedrooms, one with queen bed, the other with two twin beds as well as a fold-out couch that could sleep another two guests . There is a private bath, kitchen, fireplace and oak bar and furnished in antiques and bric-a-brac. It is very cozy and located in a quiet, rural area. Master bedroom is air conditioned. Pet friendly. Can also accommodate horses in our three stall barn. Great area for cross country skiing, snow shoeing, bicycling and horseback riding. Conway, New Hampshire is only 10 mile drive. Stone Mountain Arts Center two miles away. There are numerous restaurants within a 10 minute drive and grocery store about 15 minutes away. During the summer and early fall guests can help themselves to produce -- corn, tomatoes, beans, cukes, etc --. from our organic garden. The Brownfield Bog Wildlife Preserve is just 10 minutes away and is a great place for canoeing and kayaking in a magical place surrounded by the White Mountains and filled with a vast array of wildlife including moose. We also seem to be located in an area that is prime owl habitat for we hear many different hoots through the year coming from the surrounding forests. If you like quiet rural settings with lots of opportunity for outdoor activities then this is a great place for your vacation or getaway. Excellent road and mountain biking; canoeing on the Saco river; kayaking in the Brownfield Bog Wildlife Reserve and hiking trails all around us.
Guest have access to our entire property - 50 acres -- as well as hundreds of acres of surrounding forests with miles of hiking and biking trails.
Interaction with Guests
We try to leave our guests alone unless they require some information or sundry items.
Beautiful unspoiled region of the White Mountains -- brooks, scenic vistas excellent star gazing . Bird watching. There is a nesting pair of golden eagle in the vicinity and we often see them soaring overhear on thermals. Once they even tried to snatch one of our laying hens (but weren't successful). We also once witnessed a perrigrine falcon strike a blue jay that was flying across our meadow. Our hiking trails are very popular and well-used
A vehicle is recommended although we have picked up guests from the nearby bus station.
Other Things to Note
We've been hosting guests in our bed and breakfast and cabins for over 25 years, so we are not new to being hosts and knowing what guests want and appreciate
No smoking indoors. No loud parties or music after 11 pm. Additional charge for pets. The state of Maine charges a 8% rooms and meal tax and that additional charge will have to be collected after check in. It is not included in the Airbnb pricing. Rates are for two guests using one bed. Additional guests/beds
would be flat rate of $20 per guest. During winter months a $20 surcharge is imposed for one night stays.
About the Host, Kevin And Theresa
We are native New Yorkers who moved to New England in the early '70's and love the tranquility and space our farm affords.We have been hosting guests for over 25 years now - first in our bed and breakfast home and then renovated a small cottage and finally built a log cabin to accommodate the larger number of guests coming to the area . We enjoy the seasonal changes and are extremely active in the outdoors -- biking, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing. horseback riding -- so we can provide great information about those activities for our guests. Also own a sailboat on which we've sailed to the Caribbean and all along the east coast of US. Theresa is licensed massage therapist, Rieki and esoteric healing practitioner and many guests avail themselves of her skills. We love to travel and usually head to warmer climates during the winter months while others look after our property. Our destinations have included Africa, Thailand, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Venezuela and others. We enjoying relating our travel experiences to our guests and hearing about theirs -indeed we have traveled to several locations based on the recommendations of our guests.