About this listing
Beautiful passive solar home nestled in the White Mountains. A rural location yet a 15 -20 minute drive from North Conway. Take advantage of outdoor living, shopping and restaurants.
If you are intrigued by interesting architecture, then this is the place for you. The bedroom is nestled off of our living room (to the right of the greenhouse) in a small hallway on the east side of our house. The room is bright and spacious with private access to the bathroom.
Though we do have another listing in our home, we do not book both rooms unless private arrangements are made. We do this to insure guest privacy.
Our home was built in 1981 designed by an architect to be energy efficient. It is 100% south facing allowing in an abundance of sunlight, reducing any feelings of confined space. It is open concept with a central fireplace/wood stove.
Guests will have access to a full private bathroom, use of kitchen and all central living space. Screen porch, patio, outdoor grill, and fire pit. Please bring your own fire wood. We will provide the kindling.
Breakfast: Organic french roast coffee, tea, milk, cream, or honey. Oatmeal, 4 cold cereals, bread, homemade baked good, fruit, juice, jam and peanut butter. Eggs are not included.
On property: 200+ acres with 5 miles of hiking-snow shoeing trails.
Interaction with Guests
We look forward to every visit, and will be accessible. We also take cues gracefully and respect guests desire for privacy.
We are tucked away in this beautiful place in the forest, yet 15-20 minutes driving distance to restaurants and shopping in North Conway. The great outdoors, whatever your passion, is waiting here for you to experience. Our home sits on 200+ acres with 5 miles of hiking/snow shoeing trails. The best of everything!!
You will need a car.
Other Things to Note
Christie is a State of NH Justice of the Peace. She would love to help you plan a small wedding or private elopement.
We are early to bed, early to rise and ask that guests respect the evening quiet.
Christie and Richie are welcoming and accommodating hosts. Their furry animals are very friendly and approachable. This is definitely a house for pet friendly people. Would definitely recommend this home and would be happy to stay here again.
Christie e Richie sono stati gentili e disponibili, ci hanno consigliato cosa vedere nelle vicinanze e ci hanno messo a disposizione tutti i servizi della casa, oltre a latte, succhi e un' ottima torta fatta in casa per la colazione. Ogni volta che ci siamo incrociati per la casa ci hanno chiesto della nostra giornata, e se potevano fare qualcosa per noi. La loro casa é grande e immersa nel verde, dal prato di fronte se non ci sono nuvole di vedono tantissime stelle, e vicino alla casa c'é una spiaggetta sul fiume dove si può fare un bagno con vista mozzafiato sulle foreste di pini.
Christie und Richie sind außerordentlich nette und hilfsbereite Menschen, die bemüht sind, den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Als wir ankamen, gab es ein Problem mit unserem Mietwagen, bei dem sie uns sofort unterstützt haben. Das Haus liegt in einer sehr grünen Umgebung mit viel Natur. Direkt am Haus können unter Anderem Kolibris beobachtet werden. Es gehören ein Hund und zwei Katzen zur Familie. Bis zum Mount Washington sind es etwa 40 Minuten Autofahrt. Die Tipps von Christie und Richie für gute Restaurants und Sehenswürdigkeiten waren sehr hilfreich. Insgesamt eine sehr empfehlenswerte Unterkunft.
Christie and Ritchie made us feel completely welcome in their one-of-a-kind home tucked into the forest just outside of North Conway, NH. Their home was very comfortable with everything we needed to relax and enjoy our stay. Also enjoyed our chats with and the advice about activities and restaurants provided by our hosts. Thanks for making our stay a positive one!
The Girouards were good hosts; my bedroom was cosy and quiet and pleasantly furnished. The countryside is hilly and there are trails right on the property. This was my first airbnb experience and a good one!
It was our first Air BnB experience, so my boyfriend and I were a little nervous about what to expect. Our nerves were alleviated immediately upon arrival at the Shire. The house is absolutely beautiful, and super clean. Christie and Richie were perfect hosts, giving us some great suggestions about where to eat in the area as well as recommending some hiking trails and other attractions. Also, Christie's cranberry bread was absolutely amazing!
The Shire is in an ideal location- about 9 miles or so outside of downtown North Conway, and close to all of the major roads. It's close enough to everything to be super-convenient, yet far enough away to be considered a retreat!
Next time we plan a trip to the White Mountains, we will absolutely stay with Christie and Richie at the Shire! Thank you, Christie and Richie, for welcoming us into your home!
This was our second stay with Christie and Richie. We had a great time. They're great hosts.
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About the Host, Christie And Richie
We are avid trail runners, hikers, gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts. Richie and I raised 3 children and are proud grandparents. Our home is our sanctuary and, though we love to travel, we are blessed to live in this beautiful place. The experience of being airbnb hosts has surpassed all of our expectations. It is truly gratifying for us to share our home.
I am also a State of NH Justice of the Peace. I would love to help you plan a private destination wedding or elopement.