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, bakery/gourmet foods, 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: no regular 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 (muffins or toast, coffee/tea, fruit/juice). Books and magazines abound.
Two friendly Labrador Retrievers add to the atmosphere at no additional charge. (Earplugs available for late- or light-sleepers.)
Please note that prices will be higher for Dartmouth graduation, Dartmouth Reunions and fall foliage season.
Also, we are not handicap accessible. Room is at the top of fairly steep and narrow stair.
No smoking. No recreational drugs. Limited kitchen privileges (you can store things in the fridge, make tea, etc. but no cooking).
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 food in the bedroom. General decorum expected.
My husband and I went for a quick, last minute get-away. We enjoyed our stay very much! The room was nicely decorated with a great personal touch. It was clean and comfortable. The recommendations for local restaurants and things to do was helpful. Jane was efficient and easy to work with for booking and we enjoyed a yummy, light breakfast. We would definitely go back.
On our second visit we enjoyed staying with Jane as much as our first visit! Her home and the room are so quaint and cute, and they make for a perfect winter weekend getaway to Vermont! We look forward to returning soon!
Jane and Randy have a beautiful home that fits perfect in the surrounding environment. Their local knowledge was especially helpful for selecting great places to visit.
My sister and I came to Jane's to celebrate our birthday's and couldn't have picked a better spot. From the moment we arrived Jane made us feel welcomed with a cup of hot tea and friendly conversation. The home is a beautiful remodeled farmhouse just up the rode from the small town of Norwich. There are plenty of good restaurants (within walking or a short car ride) to choose from. Our room was cozy and restful and our tasty breakfast the next morning was made even more enjoyable talking with Jane and hearing about all the creative ventures!
Thanks, Jane...we hope to be back soon!
It is like a mini bed & breakfast in the classical New England style at Jane's house. The room is on the top floor of a two story house and well furnished and decorated. The breakfast was excellent and Jane was very helpful during the whole stay. Wonderful dog who loves to play frisbee. Because of the height of the ceiling and the size of the bath just be mindful that anyone over 6'2" will find the place a little awkward. Overall an excellent place.
My wife and I went up for Dartmouth's homecoming weekend, and we were so pleased with our first airbnb adventure! Jane made us feel right at home, and was an absolute pleasure of a host. She was extremely understanding when we got in late after catching up with friends, and made us a delicious breakfast the next morning. The house is beautiful and very comfortable, and we slept very well! To top it all off, Jane's dog Rutter is as friendly as they come, and definitely a really fun addition to the place!
It's a sooooo sweet place with beautiful view and lovely dog. Thanks, warm Jane & Randy :-) I had a wonderful night there. I will definitely go again and stay longer next time.