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, 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.
Jane, Randy and Rudder are great hosts! Accommodating and fun to talk with. I love dogs, and Rudder is a very sweet lab. He didn't come up to the room. The room was very comfortable, there were trees outside a wall of windows by the bed which felt like a treehouse. Lots of great books. I was able to walk to town (10 min) to dinner at a yummy local restaurant. If you are needing a place to stay in the area, this is very nice!
The house is lovely. The room is beautiful and clean. It is beautifully decorated. The hosts are friendly. The only problem we had was the lack of a real shower. The description they provide says "Bath has small, antique 4 ft. claw-foot tub with hand-held shower. (Please note: no regular shower.)" What this means is you need to sit in a very small tub, there is no room to stand. There is no curtain around it. Even if you are extremely careful water gets everywhere. My husband is 6 ft. so he really couldn't use the tub. It was really a shame because everything else about the experience couldn't have been nicer.
Staying at Jane's beautiful renovated farmhouse was such a pleasure. Every detail was perfect, down to the freshly pressed sheets and snacks that were awaiting us upon our arrival. Jane, Randy, and Rudder were very welcoming and Jane had many great restaurant recommendations for us in the area. She provided us with delicious breakfast in the morning which was the perfect way to end a lovely stay. We look forward to returning to Jane's farmhouse whenever we are in the area!
I stay in hotels probably 100+ nights a year and it was a wonderful pleasure to feel like I was staying with an old friend for a change instead of an antiseptic hotel room. Jane and Randy were warm and welcoming, helping me with little things that you'd never be able to get help with while staying in a hotel. The accommodations were comfortable, and if you're an avid reader, you'll find something to hook you on the bookshelves!
Even though I didn't get to experience the summer splendor of the garden, I loved the picturesque setting along a creek, with the residual piles of snow melting off to run down the creeks and streams.
Another important benefit was that it is an easy 10-15 minute walk to a wonderful restaurant called "Carpenter & Main" where I dined two nights in a row!
We had a wonderful stay at Jane's house. It is a perfect location if you are visiting the Dartmouth campus and/or skiing at the Dartmouth skiway. The bedroom was clean, cozy and full of so many books! Jane made us some nice breakfast in the morning and we had a wonderful time talking to her. Thanks, Jane!
This is the second time I have stayed at here, and it was just as good as the first.
About the Host, Jane
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