A HobbitHome Tucked In A Vermont Grassy Hillside

Earthen home hosted by Pepper & Cynthia

  1. 2 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.


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Take an enchanted mini-vaca to the 'The Hill' ... fantasy architecture on 12 lovely green acres! Featured in publications far and wide this unique 1100 sq. ft. home was a design/build project completed by the hosts in 2018. Visit Higher Ground dot Com

The space
Our Bookings run for long weekends and mid-week. Option One: Book Thursday, check-in at 4:00 - Sunday check out at 11:00 or Option Two: Book Sunday, check-in at 4:00 - Wednesday, check-out at 11:00.

NOTE: To 'request' or even 'inquire' about booking , TWO strong reviews from previous stays with Airbnb. are required. (See 'note' at end of listing for reason.) If you do not have 2 reviews please do not request a stay 1) We will have to 'Decline' the reservation and we hate to 'Decline' anyone. 2) With every 'Decline' our listing will get buried by the algorithm. Thanks for your understanding! Please keep us in mind for a future adventure! (We can answer questions vialink above.)

Hobbiton is the movie set of The Hobbit. People travel to New Zealand from around the world in part just to walk past the little Hobbit holes of the Shire, which are only facades... ‘The Hill’ however, is not! This earth-sheltered, fantasy architecture home is one that you can easily drive to and for a wee adventure. Charming Tolkienesque styling, filled with antiques and special touches that will transport you. Our design/build project combines old-world charm mixed with all modern conveniences. The cottage has a great view of the valley from the walk-on roof and is only a 5-minute stroll down meadow paths to the Crossman's General Store and town services. Gather fresh eggs from our chicks for your am breakfast and pick blueberries in July. (We are sorry to say that Sissy is now semi-retired so you can only get her frozen meals and bread at Squire's Farm (6 min drive away) or at Dorset General Store.)

Experiences! The Quest for the Arkenstone, Hunt for the Ring, and Bard Bowman's Archery Challenge

Accommodations: There is a queen bed (soft sleep) in the master bed nook which adjoins a full bath with a claw foot tub on the 'Baggs Inn', which is the living side of the space with a full kitchen. The 'Double Dragon Pub,’ has a full queen Murphy bed (med or firm sleep) with a full bath/ shower. The garden includes a claw foot tub for a hot soak and stargazing as well as an outdoor hot/cold shower. A fire-pit for sing-alongs is outside the pub. There is a landline as phone service is spotty...best service is AT&T...but WiFi calling will work. Fiber optic wifi, smart TV...but consider treating yourself to a tech-free weekend. There are darts and board games in the pub, new archery forest, quoits, bocce. Quest for The Arkenstone is an outdoor adventure and Hunt for the Ring is an inside game. Swim in a spring-fed pond, May, June & July...floatation devices provided. Your well-behaved, non-shedding dog under 25 lbs. is welcome with a fee and a refundable deposit.

NOTE: Guests must have at least two good reviews on Airbnb to book with us.
After any Airbnb stay, you will write a review on your stay and the host will also write a review on your care of their home as well as your level of communication, following the house rules etc. The point of the reviews for the host is to determine the level of cleanliness and respect of property that guests showed in previous stays. Likewise, the reviews written about us by our guests provide you with important information... is the property is clean? were the hosts considerate?... the stay is worth the money? Thanks for understanding that without 2 good reviews we will 'Decline' all requests as reviews are the only way to provide us with a sense of security regarding the care of our home. We have over 90 5-star reviews for you to feel secure about booking this space with us while we only require two from you. Don't take it personally...we don't know you and that is the point : ) !

RE: Using our property for photo/video shoot ...

Hobbit House Design Limitations: Guests who are large in size will not be comfortable in this space...the toilet stall is very narrow, antique chairs smaller and fragile, tight spaces include: bedroom nook...pass-through bar...kitchen cooking/seating area & dining area. Few low doorways. So sorry!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Valley view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
32" HDTV with standard cable
EV charger - level 1
Free washer – In unit

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Where you’ll be

Middletown Springs, Vermont, United States

Middletown Springs is a quaint village of 800 about 30 minutes to Manchester on one of the loveliest routes through Vermont. Middlebury is 45 minutes away... the half-way point to Burlington. The town has all basic amenities; fire dept, small general store, post office, library, churches, historical society and Sissy's Kitchen...Voted Best in Yankee Magazine: Best NE Picnic Cafe (cash & check only), all just steps from the property...a lovely 5-minute walk away through our meadows. Step back in time... cell service is spotty in tows. Coverage in the town of Poultney (8 miles west)... so enjoy life the way it was before the madness set in. Little Flower Farm, just 4 miles west has fresh organic veggies! There is high-speed fiber optic internet. Golfing and boating nearby on Lake St. Catherine!

Hosted by Pepper & Cynthia

  1. Joined in January 2014
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I am a jack of all trades/engineer/building science and my wife Cynthia is a designer, who as an idea person keeps the projects big and small coming... luckily we enjoy our time working together to make some of our dreams come true. Cynthia is no longer a traveler after being in one too many flying 'mishaps' and so now we look forward to meeting travelers from near and far by hosting your Hobbitish Holiday...what we hope will be an adventure of special magnificence!
I am a jack of all trades/engineer/building science and my wife Cynthia is a designer, who as an idea person keeps the projects big and small coming... luckily we enjoy our time wo…

During your stay

We stay in the Spring Cottage and are available only when needed. We are happy to join you for Happy Hour/Dinner but we won't put you on the spot by suggesting it. If you wish to hear more about our design/build projects, tiny house living, the good, bad & ugly about settling in VT ...we wait for our guests to invite us to give them maximum privacy.
We stay in the Spring Cottage and are available only when needed. We are happy to join you for Happy Hour/Dinner but we won't put you on the spot by suggesting it. If you wish to h…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy