About this listing
Circa 1850 Cape-style house featured in March, April and May 2013 issues of This Old House magazine (see on-line "From Fixer-Upper to Refined Farmhouse" by Deborah Baldwin) and on houzz (search "Beautiful Hardworking Cape Renovation").
Second floor room w/ private bath in classic New England village, 2 miles from Dartmouth College, close to lakes and rivers, mountains, shopping, museums, theater. Walking distance to fantastic independent bookstore, post office, town green, churches and quintessential general store.
Double bed heaped with old antique quilts, hypo-allergenic pillows and 100% cotton sheets. Fluffy towels. Fresh flowers in your room. Bath has small, antique 4 ft. claw-foot tub with hand-held shower. (Please note: there is no stand-up shower.) Cable TV with premium channels. Private stair separates guest room from rest of house.
Second sleeping place available for an additional $75 for those who prefer not to share a bed: queen-sized, high-end air mattress in studio adjacent to guest room. Airy room with high ceiling, very comfortable. Shares bath with guest room.
Excellent restaurants close by. Hiking in the Green and White Mountains is an easy drive. Other nearby attractions: Simon Pearce glass-blowing, Quechee Gorge, covered bridges, country fairs, King Arthur Flour store & cafe, fishing and Dartmouth's Hopkins Center for the Arts featuring film, concerts and art exhibits. Hanover, NH is right across the Connecticut River and has a multitude of restaurants, shopping, gelato, downtown movie theater showing current features. Five miles from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Laundry privileges. Continental breakfast included (yogurt & granola or muffins/toast, coffee/tea, fruit/juice). Books and magazines abound.
Our very friendly Labrador Retriever adds to the atmosphere at no additional charge.
Please note that prices will be higher for Dartmouth graduation, Dartmouth Reunions and fall foliage season.
We are not handicap accessible. Room is at the top of fairly steep and narrow stair.
Guest bedroom & en suite bath. Kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
We love getting to know our guests -- it's the real fun of Airbnb -- but if you prefer to have a romantic breakfast with just your partner or are not a morning person and don't want to talk over coffee, that's okay too.
Randy and I are happy to give recommendations for restaurants, things to see, places to ski, etc.
Vermont village setting.
There is no taxi service in the area, but we are happy to pick you up at the Dartmouth Coach bus stop at the Hanover Inn, providing the timing works. Can also give you a ride to Dartmouth or DHMC if you are stuck.
There is a good door-to-door car service that can take you to and from the Manchester, NH, Boston, Hartford, CT and Burlington, VT airports. Please contact us for details.
Other Things to Note
The room is above the kitchen, up it's own staircase and tucked out of sight and hearing of the rest of the house. It is absolutely private, but there is no actual door. At night we will be on the other side of the house where we can't hear you and you can't hear us. (Earplugs available for late- or light-sleepers.)
As described, there is no stand-up shower in the private bathroom. This is due to the configuration of the knee wall/roof: there is no room for a full shower. The tub is a small, antique clawfoot with a nice hand-held shower. Nearly all of our guests find this a fun detail.
The house was built in 1850 when spaces were just smaller. This adds to the coziness we love. Ceilings are low in the guest room, so if you are tall, you may have to duck a bit.
No smoking. No recreational drugs. Limited kitchen privileges (you can store things in the fridge, make tea, etc. but no cooking).
No pets unless otherwise arranged.
Our day begins at 5:30 AM - you can sleep as long as you like, but you will hear us downstairs (guest room is just above the kitchen). We go to bed early (9:00 PM ish). We'll leave the lights on for you.
We often work at home and need uninterrupted space, so hanging out during the day is not an option.
Bring your own laptop or there are computers available at the public library just down the road. Household wifi password available upon arrival. Cell service in the house can be spotty depending on your carrier. Land line available for limited use as needed.
Please be tidy. No meals in the bedroom. General decorum expected.
Jane, Randy, and Rudder the dog provided a perfect home away from home for two nights while my fiancé and I were visiting Dartmouth.
The room is tucked away in its own nook of the restored farmhouse, packed full of fantastic books. I could have stayed a week just to read.
It was great getting to know Jane over a fresh breakfast- she is a thoughtful, whip-smart lady, and a wealth of local knowledge.
Jane and Randy did everything to make our stay perfect. We really appreciated them accommodating our crazy schedule and extra vehicle.
Jane, Randy and Rudder were wonderful hosts. The house and the garden were lovely. I really appreciated the attention to details (especially the maple candies).
We were able to spend time with Jane and her family while we were visiting the area. What a wonderful place! The house is something to admire and Jane is a great host to us. Cozy, homey place that is close to local shops and Dartmouth. We look forward to staying again in the future!
Great experience. Ideal for single person looking for a relaxing week.
Jane and Randy have a wonderful home and are outstanding hosts. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay and felt very comfortable in their home. We also enjoyed their hospitality and will definitely stay with them the next time we visit our son in Hanover.
Jane was an incredible host and if I ever go back (and I hope I do), I would stay with her again. Lovely home, cozy bed, and a perfect breakfast -fresh blueberries, greek yogurt and organic granola. Randy was also great - ran a umbrella out to get me out of a rain storm. Thanks so much to both of you and Rudder too!