About this listing
The cabin, built in 1936, is a very calming, simple, and slightly rustic home. It sits on a hill and is surrounded by stunning views, a newly seeded meadow, 50 private acres of forest, and a 10,500 acre contiguous block of protected lands.
The cabin, built in 1936, is a very calming, simple, and slightly rustic home. It sits on a hill and is surrounded by stunning views, a newly seeded meadow, 50 private acres of forest, and a 10,500 acre contiguous block of protected lands including Miller State Park, Wapack National Wildlife refuge and the Temple Mountain State Reservation.
You enter the cabin through the front hall, with its mid-century modern desk and country bench. Connected to the hall is a large kitchen and a big double height main-room, with a lovely large stone fireplace. The main room has a dinning table, a sitting area, a quirky mix of art on the walls, shelves of art & design books, and incredible views that extend all the way to peaks in Vermont. The bathroom, bunk room, and master bedroom all also lead off the main hall. The downstairs bathroom has a claw foot tub and a high pressure rain shower head. The bunk room has two bunks, a ping pong table, and large windows looking out to the forest and stonewalls beyond. The master bedroom has a plush California king bed, oak furniture, and another incredible view. There is also an upper floor, with another bedroom, another bathroom and an office, which all have fantastic views. The cabin is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, watching the Fall leaves change, or as a writer or painter's retreat. The cabin is close to skiing, swimming, many hiking trails, and the nearby town of Peterborough, which is a lovely New England village. Boston is also only an hour and twenty minutes drive away.
The cabin shares its road with two other houses, however, they are far away and the cabin is the last house up the hill, so your privacy is absolutely complete. There is also no television, since this is really a retreat from modern life. Please also note that since the cabin is remote, the wifi has therefore sometimes been inconsistent (needing to be reset frequently if so).
Lastly, during the peak snow months, we have a snowplough man, who will clear the driveway whenever there is excess snow, however, four wheel drive cars are also very strongly advised. Late May and Early June can be black fly season in Northern New England; however, the cabin has a good breeze, so it hasn't ever been a big problem here.
Interaction with Guests
I either leave detailed instructions and tell the guests the door code or I meet the guests when they arrive.
From you: Nothing illegal please. Please drive slowly past the neighbor's houses, as some have children. Please don't build the fire in the fireplace too high and please don't leave the house if a fire is lit. Lastly, please respect the house and treat it as you would hope someone would treat your own home.
From me: I will endeavor to meet you on arrival, show you around, answer your questions about the area, and leave you stocked with some local food treat. I will also give you a key and tell you the house alarm code. If you need anything during your stay, or if you have any questions, I will always be available by phone to provide advice or send someone over to help with any problems.
I help manage a children's writers literary estate, and am a writer myself. I studied politics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and writing at Dartmouth College, USA. I've worked in writing, politics and digital fields in Ireland, England, Texas, New York, New Hampshire and Saudi Arabia. I'm design and art obsessed, and am an avid antique and photography collector.