Where History and Scenery Meet!

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Old Troy Road, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447, United States
Katie

Nestled amid conservation forest at the base of Little Monadnock Mountain, Stone Farm was established in 1785 and is comprised of 40 acres. We have two spacious rooms to serve your needs. Come back in time with us!

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Nestled amid conservation forest at the base of Little Monadnock Mountain, Stone Farm was established in 1785 and is comprised of 40 acres. We have two spacious rooms to serve your needs. Come back in time with us!

The Space

Nestled amid conservation forest at the base of Little Monadnock Mountain in historical Fitzwilliam, Stone Farm was established in 1785 and is comprised of 40 acres, including a pond. We are located at the base of one of the most beautiful trails in New Hampshire. There are activities here for every season: boating, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, sledding, skiing and just relaxing! We are a great place to connect with the beauty and fierce independence of New England's outdoors.

We are available for your needs year round and gourmet breakfast is always served to our guests. Other meals can be provided for an additional cost. Just let us know before your arrival if you follow a special diet... we can accommodate most anyone.

We have two rooms for overnight guests: The Snowden Room has a king size bed and fireplace and the Manning Room has a queen size bed, fold out full-size couch/bed, fireplace and a private entrance. We welcome your children and pets. Extra cots can be provided if you have more than two people per room. The two rooms can be made into a two room suite if you have a larger group. The main floor has a wonderful living room and grand fireplace, a fully updated kitchen, a shared bathroom with old world style and a lovely french door exit to the stone patio and view for miles to Northern Massachusetts.

We also have a larger room for events that can be rented if a larger group is staying or if you'd like to rent the space for a party or a meeting. The Rothbard room seats 25-30 comfortably for a lecture or 15-20 with dinner.

Regardless of which room you stay in, the quiet is breathtaking and wildlife is seen just outside your bedroom window: turkey, deer, porcupine and geese make Stone Farm their daily visit.

Guest Access

We provide transportation to guests who are arriving within an hour's drive of Stone Farm. Transportation around town and for longer distances can be secured for an additional fee.

We are located just minutes from the local ski lifts, 3 miles from the Massachusetts border, 18 miles from artsy Brattleboro and 13 miles from the quaint college town of Keene. Antique stores are abundant, live entertainment is just three miles down the road

Interaction with Guests

We take our cue from you! We have worked in hospitality for a long time. We will be completely unseen if you prefer to have a quiet time alone, or we will sit down and play a game of cards with you.

The Neighborhood

While our home is far from the evidence of other people, we do live within minutes of town. The historic Fitzwilliam Inn offers live entertainment and meals. There are antique stores and a history museum if you are interested. But most of our guests prefer to meet the neighbors on four feet who live in the conservation behind our home.

Getting around

We can provide transportation around town if you need it, but it is ideal to bring your own vehicle. Contact us ahead of time if you are coming in the winter so we can advise you of the road conditions.

Other Things to Note

If you like picking wild edibles, come during the summer or fall. We have berries, fruit and herbs a-plenty!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 8
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
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  • The trip to New Hampshire was made fantastic with the host of Katie and Matt.
    The historical house (built in 1790), and the pristine scenery really adds layers to our hiking trip to Mt. Monadnock. Both Matt and Katie are very friendly and respectful. My parents who don't speak any English can also feel their warmth and enjoyed the conversation (through translation).
    Also, special thanks to Katie's talented daughter (Kristina) for the interesting conversation.
    I will recommend the place to anybody who is interested in an enriched NH trip.

    July 2014
  • Thank you for hosting and feeding us, Katie and Matt!

    Lovely hosts, and a nice home and sorroundings. We got exactly what we wanted from New Hampshire countryside. There are very nice hiking trails a short walk away from the house. We also wanted to try getting into the pond... but held back ourselves out of regard for the two families of Canadian geese and goslings.

    For us the highlight was getting to watch multiple duck births: the duck eggs that were in the incubator started to hatch the night of our stay. We got to see the first brave one making its way out of the egg, and by morning there were four others to join her/him... exciting times!

    June 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a really nice stay with Katie and Matt while in town for a friend's wedding. Matt made us a great, filling breakfast both days, and was always available for a chat. The room was comfortable and convenient with a cute little tea station, which we used and appreciated!

    May 2014
  • All good! Generous breakfast, nice folks, country setting on a dirt road. Good for travelers, kids, pet lovers.

    May 2014
  • Katie & Matt, our hosts, were pleasant company for our one night stay. The sleeping arrangements worked out fine; the bed was very comfortable. Katie's breakfast was enjoyable and so was our stay.

    April 2014
  • This is one of the most interesting Airbnb experiences that we have had. Katie and Matt are the co-hosts. We did not get to meet Katie (I wish I had), but I spent quite a bit of time talking with Matt. It appears that they are 2 very idealistic people who have made a great effort to follow through on their beliefs. It was fascinating listening to their experiences and life stories. The house is a beautiful museum piece, full of history. The art work is like a gallery. There is even a plaque on the front door that says "Ayn Rand slept here". JUST KIDDING!!! We did not get to taste the results of Matt's kitchen wizardry, as we were attending a Buddhist retreat that included meals. However, we are planning to return on a lovely summer night this year. I want to sit on the patio, gaze at the stars, say hi to the wild denizens and ghostly inhabitants and finally have a gourmet breakfast. Thanks for your very warm hospitality, Matt!

    March 2014
  • If you prefer Fruit Loops for breakfast, this is the wrong place for you. Matt has over 15 years of professional chef experience, and Katie treats her preparations as a work of art. Food was fresh and delicious. Homemade bread was baked daily. I appreciated the wide selection of teas and honey, since I have limited caffeine in my diet.

    As far as the location, I highly recommend their house if you're seeking relaxation. They're a few miles from the center of Fitzwilliam, where you can find a host of antique stores. Their property backs up against several trails, which is great for snowshoeing in the winter. I imagine the landscape is gorgeous in the summer as well. There is plenty of wildlife to photograph, and a curious fox visited the old 1800's cottage during my stay.

    The cottage. Katie has done her research and knows a fair amount of the history of the 1790's home, as well as the town of Fitzwilliam. It's pretty cool to sleep in a house that is several hundred years old, wondering what stories unfolded for previous residents. If the hand-chopped support beams don't inspire reflection and introspection, Katie's art collection will. I think it would take at least a week to soak in every piece of eclectic decor in the house.

    I highly recommend this BNB to anyone who wants to escape the superficial hubbub of most hotels and motels. You will find character and inspiration here, as well as the freedom to simply be.

    Note: If you are adventurous enough to go during the winter, remember that it gets cold. Bring layers and proper winter attire.

    January 2014
  • I decided to get away for a night with a friend the night before my birthday. Staying with Katie was exactly the relaxing and unique experience I wanted! She was super friendly, answered my (phone number hidden) questions with no hesitation, and even left a note on my door when she had to leave for a bit. We woke up to HOME MADE amazing sourdough bread, bacon, and a delicious omlette. As someone who has worked in the food industry my entire life, THIS was a great meal! Fresh coffee and OJ topped it off. If you are looking for a wonderful getaway THIS is your place. It's also a great scenic drive into Keene for dinner or a walk. THANK YOU KATIE AND MATT!!

    December 2013
  • Katie and Matt were very welcoming and accommodating hosts. Matt lit the fire in my room even though it wasn't very cold, because I love fires (in fireplaces!), and Katie cooked a nice breakfast (within my dietary restrictions) and kindly went on a walk with me in the reservation next door. Great old house, if you're into post and beam construction etc, and lovely forested grounds. There is a dog and two cats, and because the common areas are shared privacy is limited. But it was quiet and warm--just what I was looking for. I'll be back when the moon isn't full to see those stars!

    November 2013
  • We stayed in the room that had its own fireplace, which was really special! Matt cheerfully helped us with the fire each night of our stay. The bed was very comfortable and with the help of a space heater, the room was quite comfortable, even in November. The two guest rooms are right off of the living room/kitchen area, where Katie, her two kids, and Matt can often be found cooking or hanging out. This makes for a friendly atmosphere, but is not ideal if you're looking for a feeling of privacy. Matt (and Katie) are quite politically active libertarians, so keep this in mind if you're looking for a vacation from politics. ;)
    The shared bathroom was roomy and clean, and the shower had plenty of hot water, though there was quite a bit of mildew on the tile. There is an old German Shepherd and two cats, one of which will cheerfully accompany you on walks around the property, which was pretty adorable. The house is an easy distance from Mt. Modadnock, and is in a beautiful stretch of woods, up on a bit of a hill, so the stargazing is excellent!

    November 2013
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I enjoy opening my home to visitors and spent some of my youth as a foreign exchange student. For this reason, I'm uniquely suited to welcoming those visiting from outside of the United States but I still enjoy stays from those from within the US borders.
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