About This Listing
A beautiful and unique antique cape, circa 1769, set in the pleasant and historic area of Alstead Center, NH. Come enjoy the comfortable house, beautiful countryside, and New England charm. Two miles to Lake Warren and only 12 miles to Keene, NH.
Relax, make yourself at home and enjoy the house - an appealing New England post-and-beam cape, thoughtfully decorated with eclectic charm.
Sit and enjoy a cozy fire in the fireplace and perhaps curl up with a good book or a movie. Seasonally enjoy the patio with chimenea, screened porch, yard & gardens, and the 18' diameter tipi with fire pit, (also available as lodging for the adventurous! Please inquire if interested).
Up to three people can be accommodated in the house, (additional guests can be accommodated flexibly depending on your group, please inquire).
Guests have the choice of two lovely rooms - with a double bed, or a single, as well as a private 1/2 bath. There is a well appointed kitchen, comfortable living room with fireplace and dining area, office with high speed and wireless internet, full bath with claw foot bathtub and separate shower. Washer and Dryer also available for use. Linens and towels (website hidden) is encouraged, OR wholesome, home-cooked meals (communal or private) are available at additional cost, (and depending on my availability, please inquire).
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy sharing my house with visiting guests, friends and family, and I want everyone who visits to feel right at home, so I make every effort to allow guests their desired privacy level to enjoy their stay. Guest rooms and 1/2 bath are located privately on the second floor of the house.
There are two friendly indoor cats in residence, (they can be confined to my private room upon request when guests are present and are never allowed in the upstairs guest rooms of the house). I also share my land with a hive of honeybees and my flock of mixed breed chickens... complementary wake up calls provided by the resident rooster!
Please come, stay, enjoy! :)
About The Area:
Alstead is a small, quiet, country town. While there are no restaurants or large stores, there are several small General Stores, a gift store, and many small farms in the area offering local goods.
Keene is 25 minutes away and offers shopping, a food co-op and grocery stores, movie theater, and more.
There is no public transportation, a vehicle of your own or a rental is advised.
Other Things to Note
Please inquire if you have any questions or would like to make special arrangements such as meal(s) or extra bed(s).
I love my house, it is my home and full time residence and I kindly ask guests to honor that and treat it like they would their own. I also want guests to feel at home, relax, and enjoy their stay!
Please do not let my two cats outside, and do not leave outside doors open and unattended.
Please do not turn the heat up to an unreasonable level, and please turn it back down when you leave at the end of your stay.
Clean towels and linens are provided, extra towels are available upon request.
Extra pillows and blankets are available upon request, please do not use the decorative bed pillows as sleeping pillows, kindly remove them from the bed before you turn in for the night.
Please do not remove any items from the house.
Please do not open my closets, dressers, or desk drawers, (long term guests will be given a closet and dresser to use).
Please do not enter my private bedroom.
Smoking is allowed outside only, there is an area to dispose of cigarette butts located by the kitchen door.
I recycle and compost, please do not put vegetable waste or recyclables in the regular trash.
Please feel free to use the kitchen, including the appliances, pots/pans, dishes/utensils.
Please leave the kitchen in the same condition that you found it in.
Please bring your own food/drink items*
*If you have forgotten something, or only need a small amount of an item or ingredient I would be happy to help you out, but please ask before you use.
You are welcome to use the fridge, please take your items with you when you leave at the end of your stay.
Thank you! :)
Fantastic place tucked away in woods/mountains. Ashley was very flexible about arrival time and responsive to emails. Everything we needed was there.
Ashley's home is private and comfortable. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, one with an attached bath. My daughter and I were lucky enough to have the use of both. Ashley left us the fixings for breakfast in the morning as she was leaving very early. Everything was clean and convenient. We enjoyed our stay very much, thanks Ashley!
What a wonderful experience. If you want to feel wanted and appreciated, this is a great upstairs room and bathroom of a very well-loved home. It is as the host describes. Built in the 1700's and re-stored so very tastefully. Ashley was great and we'd come back again in a heart beat.
Ashley was a wonderful host and we had the best time! Her place is really beautiful, you can tell it's made with lots of love and attention to detail. She was great company and very helpful with advice on where to go & what to do in the area and she even made us delicious breakfast. I would definitely come back and recommend this place to everyone.
Ashley was a wonderful host and provided us with exceptional accommodations and comfort during our weekend trip to New Hampshire. We were excited to leave the city for a couple of days and staying at Ashley’s house made our getaway extra special.
Some of the highlights for us included the spacious bedroom with an extremely comfy mattress and beautiful furniture, homemade breakfasts (fresh eggs from her chickens!), a luxurious bathroom with both a shower and claw-foot tub, an outdoor seating area where we could play guitar and write in peace, and a garden to walk through. Ashley’s company was wonderful as well – it’s great to be able to stay somewhere that actually feels like home. If all Air-BNB experiences were like this, I’d never stay at a hotel again.
We will definitely be back to stay at Ashley’s the next time we want a country escape in Alstead, New Hampshire!
About the Host, Ashley
I live in beautiful Alstead Center, New Hampshire in an antique post-and-beam cape built in 1769 that I have lovingly restored over the past five years. I enjoy organic/heirloom gardening, reading, and crafts - especially jewelry making. I share my life with two cats, sixteen chickens, and a hive of honeybees.
I love meeting people from all over the country and the world!
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