We are renting out our whole house to include 2 rooms with queen sized beds, 1 room with a toddler bed. We are just 10 minutes from Hanover and Dartmouth College (New Hampshire), and about 20 minutes from Queechee and Woodstock (Vermont).
We have a unique home on 2 acres. We strive to live a sustainable lifestyle. We like to garden, compost, and recycle.
There are three guest room available:
(1) queen bed;
(1) queen bed;
(1) toddler bed.
We also have a crib and inflatable queen-sized air mattress available upon request.
Guests have access to the living room, kitchen, laundry room, downstairs bathroom and upstairs bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
We are renting this house out for durations that we will not be in the home. Therefore, interaction with guests will primarily be over the phone, email or airbnb website.
Lovely, rural neighborhood. Wonderful neighbors. Just up the street from the famous Farnum Hill Reserve and Poverty Lane Orchards.
Beautiful summer blooms, to die for Fall foliage, white, snowy Winters, and a moist, thawing Spring with running creek behind our house.
My favorite description of the area we live is posted on the website of Catch Data Systems, a local employer -- they describe this area as such: "The Upper Valley encompasses quaint villages, bustling towns, bucolic landscapes, and rugged outdoors on both the New Hampshire and Vermont sides of the Connecticut River. Towns include Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Enfield and Canaan on the New Hampshire side, and Norwich, Hartford, Thetford, Windsor and Hartland in Vermont. Rich in history and heritage, the area offers an extraordinary mix of culture, world class education, access to top quality healthcare and boundless recreation opportunities."
The Upper Valley area has a modest public transit system called Advance Transit. It is free and I have heard that it is fairly good, but that it has a limited schedule and route. I have not utilized it myself and cannot speak first-hand about how good or bad it is. Unfortunately, it does not go to our neighborhood, but can be relied on if you are already in the towns of Lebanon and Hanover (on the New Hampshire side of the river), or White River Junction and Hartford (on the Vermont side of the river). Please feel free to look up their website for more information on their routes and schedules.
Because the public transit does not go to our home, we recommend either a car rental, or utilizing the taxi service to get to our house. We are out and about quite a bit ourselves and should we be in a position to help you with a ride, we gladly will.
During the Spring, Summer and Fall, a rental car with front-wheel drive should be sufficient. However, the winter months can be spotty, and we strongly recommend all-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires. We do the best we can to keep the driveway clear should a bad snowstorm arise, however cars can still get stuck and if conditions are particularly bad, we will recommend that you park on the street and walk up to the house (our driveway is about 200 feet, or, 61 meters). As long as we are home when you arrive, we will come out to help with luggage and any other assistance you may need.
Other Things to Note
Two spacious rooms equipped with queen-sized bed with hypoallergenic foam pad & pillowcases, extra set of sheets, extra towels, 4 pillows, extra blankets, and air purifier if desired (stored in the closet).
Smaller room equipped with toddler bed, toys and books.
Kitchen has microwave, fridge, gas stove, cookware, dishes, and dishwasher.
We keep a variety of tea and coffee on hand for the guests. In the morning, guests are welcome to help themselves to whatever beverages we have (typically tea, coffee, or milk) and any other breakfast goodies (typically instant oatmeal or cereal, boiled eggs and fruit).
Guests may set the home heating to their liking, we just ask that they turn it back down to 65F any time they will be out of the house for more than a few hours.
Kate and John were wonderful hosts, warm and welcoming. The room was spacious and comfortable and the setting idyllic.
Lovely people, wonderful setting, very comfortable room with view of the woods.
My wife and really enjoyed staying at this small homestead in the woods above Lebanon, NH. The bedroom was private with a private bath on the second floor. We slept with the window open over the bed and enjoyed the fresh woodsy scent. The only sounds we heard were birds in the woods. Before this experience, I don't think we've ever slept where there was almost complete silence in the night. We also enjoyed visiting with Kate and John, the owners, with whom we felt an instant bond as people who want to their own food in a sustainable manner. They are kind and caring, the perfect hosts. I wished that we could be neighbors.
We had an awesome stay with Kate and John and of course Sammy, on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being at the top, I rate them a 10. Excellent hosts. They made us feel right at home, I would stay there again if I ever go that direction. Thank you Kate and John.
Kate and John were very friendly, accommodating, and happy to share information about the area. Had a great stay with them, highly recommended!
Kate's guest room and gone was very welcoming. They worked with my schedule and gave rides into Hanover when they could, and made sure the taxi could get up the snowy driveway when they couldn't. Would definitely stay here again!
I was in the area to help my graduating daughter pack her belongings to move across the country. I spent three days working hard, in the midst of a storm that dumped 18 inches of fresh snow. At the end of the day my stay at Cozy Home in the Upper Valley was most pleasant and relaxing, a real treat to look forward to! My hosts, Katheryn and John, welcomed me as a friend and were warm, attentive, and generous. The room was private and very quiet with a beautiful view of the woods and exclusive use of the bathroom. The bed was warm and comfortable, the decor simple, but tasteful. I even had control of the room temperature with my own thermostat. It was my first experience with Airbnb and I am delighted with my choice.
I am currently pursuing my PhD at Dartmouth College in Computer Engineering. Some of my favorite activities are to travel as well as spend time in the great outdoors camping, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and more!