About this listing
Whole home rental. Two guest rooms with Queen size beds, two bathrooms, kitchen and living space. Just 10 minutes from Hanover and Dartmouth College (New Hampshire), & 20 minutes from Queechee and Woodstock (Vermont).
We have a unique home on 2 acres. We live sustainably. We love to garden, and raise chickens.
Two guest rooms available.
Guests have access to the living room, kitchen, downstairs bathroom and upstairs bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
We will be available for the arrival of the guest and away for the duration of the guest's stay.
Lovely, rural neighborhood. Near 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.
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 beds with hypoallergenic foam pad & pillowcases. Extra sheets, towels, pillows, and blankets are provided. Air purifier if desired (stored in the closet), window A/C unit(s), as well as an ironing board and iron.
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).
Turn heat down to 65 and turn A/C off when away from the home.
Please respect the house.
Kate was a great host. She was very helpful and flexible regarding logistics. The house was perfect for the four of us. 'Cozy' under sells the house. Though not a large house, the bedrooms are ample and the living space is comfortable for four or more.
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!
About the Host, Kate
Howdy! I am Kate, and together with my husband John, we run a quaint homestead-like lifestyle on 2-acres in Lebanon, NH. We are located about 15-30 minutes from Dartmouth College, depending on traffic. We have two children and live busy lives. I am working toward my doctoral degree in computer engineering and John is a nurse. We strive to live a sustainable lifestyle through growing our own food, raising chickens, composting food waste, recycling and living resourcefully. We love to travel and spend time in the great outdoors.