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Charming New England house circa 1830, 2 miles from Dartmouth College/Hanover, NH.

The space

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 tucked under the knee wall -- no room to stand -- with handheld shower gizmo that you have to sit to use. Cable TV with premium channels. Private stair separates guest room from rest of house. Books and magazines abound.

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.

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 access

Guest bedroom & en suite bath.

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 time with just your partner or are not a morning person and don't want to chit chat, that's okay too.

I work at home starting in the wee hours of the morning. This means I'm pretty focused and not always available for interaction at that time of day.

Randy and I are happy to give recommendations for restaurants, things to see, places to ski, etc.

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 1830 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.

We do not offer breakfast, but we will be very happy to make you a cup of coffee or tea to help you jump-start your day!


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 9AM

No smoking. No recreational drugs. Limited kitchen privileges (you can store things in the fridge, make tea, etc. but no cooking).

No pets.

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.

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.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

191 Reviews

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Kerry User Profile
September 2017
Jane was a wonderful host!

Roy User Profile
September 2017
Very comfortable and pleasant stay. An easy walk I to town.

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Jane's guest room is lovely--engaging decor, very comfortable bed, quiet, and an old-style four-paw bathtub that's a pleasure to relax in. Jane and Randy are welcoming, attentive hosts--it was a pleasure talking with them. Rudder the friendly dog is a big bonus. Norwich is a beautiful place to vacation in. I recommend the Norwich Inn pub, Dan and Whit's general store, King Arthur Flour bakery and cafe, and the vistas park on the Vermont side of the bridge over the Connecticut River.

Karin User ProfileKarin is a superhost.
August 2017
We had a lovely stay at Jane's charming period home. The cozy upstairs bedroom was well appointed and the double bed and small clawfoot tub served us well. The nearby Norwich Inn proved a good choice for dinner and Dan and Whit's general store, next door provided baked goods for the morning. Jane and Randy's hospitality was exemplary ... exceeded only by Rudder, their amiable yellow lab. Great fun!

Jared User Profile
August 2017
Great place to stay near the center of Norwich!

Lucy User Profile
August 2017
This is a darling and very comfortable room and bath in a charming Vermont house. Hand-held shower attachment in the old clawfoot tub a little difficult, but overall a good experience. Warm and gracious hosts!

Alex User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful home in a scenic area not far from Hanover. I was in town for a short trip but now want to return and stay longer and next time, go hiking and cycling in the surrounding area. Jane's place is accommodating for both business and personal travel and the room is decorated very nicely, a peaceful place to wake up each morning. I enjoyed talking with Jane and liked her good advice about the area and life!
Jane User ProfileJane is a superhost.
Response from Jane:
It was great having you, Alex. Looking forward to having you stay with us again! -- Jane & Randy
August 2017

Norwich, Vermont, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Jane User ProfileJane is a superhost.

Motto: Why not now?
Loves: books, good soap, clean sheets, our dogs, meeting new people, NPR.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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