Welcome to my house. There are 2 or 3 bedrooms available on the first floor, each with a double bed and close to the bathroom One large bedroom is connected to a smaller bedroom which would be appropriate for a family member or close friends.
Prices are higher during Dartmouth graduation and reunion weekends. Please ask.
****Also, there may be one or two rooms available during Dartmouth graduation (June 10--14), even if blocked on calendar. Please check availability.***
The rooms have a large outdoor porch surrounded by a lovely garden and lawn. Breakfast isn't served but the room has a mini fridge, a coffee pot/tea kettle with coffee and tea. Towels are provided.
The modern three story house is located less than 1 mile from the Dartmouth College campus. It is a 1/2 mile from world-famous King Arthur Flour and the Montshire Museum, considered one of the ten best science museums in the country.
Free WIFI and parking are available.
The Connecticut River is within walking distance for swimming or canoeing/kayaking. We are only a short drive from Woodstock and Quechee, Vermont (home of Simon Pearce restaurant and store with glass-blowing workshop) and other tourist attractions. Cross country skiing is nearby and there is excellent downhill skiing at Killington and Pico Mountains which are a 40 minute drive.
I am a writer who has published books about Guatemala and the Spanish Civil War. I've lived in Vermont for over 25 years and can tell you about the unique and interesting things to do in this beautiful area.
I have two dogs and a cat. The animals will be kept out of the rental area, but if you have allergies you should know that they live here.
I may have 2 or rooms for rent. If the calendar indicates that there are no rooms available, please check with me.
Wifi does not require a password.
No smoking please.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Rates are higher during Dartmouth graduation, Reunion weekends and Fall foliage. Please inquire.
The bathroom is close to the bedrooms. There is an outdoor deck which overlooks the garden and yard.
There is a local bus that stops at the bottom of our road. The bus route will take you to Hanover, W. Lebanon, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Lebanon.
Other Things to Note
I have a long term renter for January, February and March. There may be a room available during that time however, so please ask.
No smoking in the house. Please turn out all lights when not in the room.
Laurie was nice as usual, welcoming me and my husband in the warm room. The day was snowy and frigid cold, but she made sure the long driveway was plowed for us.
Laurie kept to herself but left us a welcome letter and left the door unlocked for when we arrived. We were very comfortable in her home and had total privacy! She had tea bags and local honey set out, and the beds were so comfortable. The house is set apart from any others and the neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. We had a great experience - the listing was very accurate. Thank you Laurie!
Arrived and got settled in easily, even though we got in later at night than expected. Bed was extremely comfy, but note, if two people sleep together, you should expect to roll towards a big cuddle in the middle! Hot water kettle and mugs in the room let us have our tea before bed and warm up after the chilly day, which we were happy about. We didn't happen to see Laurie until the next evening, but she was gracious to ask if we needed anything else to make us comfy (we didn't). Only hitch was that the morning of my interview, the hot water seemed to be acting up, and didn't hold out for a short body-only shower. Otherwise, this was perfectly close to the school, and King Arthur!
Laurie was absolutely accommodating for our party visiting over the new year and her home was lovely. She had coffee and local honey for us in one of the bedrooms and thoroughly walked us through all of the quirks of the house so our stay was as comfortable (and warm!) as it could be. An additional fun time was had playing with their two adorable dogs. The home was clean, easily accessible to Hanover (a few of us are alums) and just overall a beautiful, perfect place to celebrate. Thank you Laurie!
Unfortunately, I was a last minute cancellation as I wasn't feeling well. Laurie and I had messaged each other a number of times during the period before my booking date. She was always prompt, courteous and charming in her replies. Hope I'll be able to stay with her some other time.
Laurie's place was just as described. It was on a quiet street near the river and she went out of her way to make it comfortable. The room was spacious and the bed was ver comfortable.
I stayed at Laurie's home because I was visiting Dartmouth across the river. The walk was scenic and took me less than fifteen minutes.
Overall, a great experience and great hospitality. I would certainly recommend Laurie's home to anyone traveling to the Hanover area.