About this listing
Come enjoy country life in our post and beam guest barn. This unique barn was designed as a recreational summer space for relatives and friends. It comfortably accommodates four people. Open loft living space with private master alcove.
Soaring beams, the fresh smell of pine, and large screened doors to meadows front and back make this lodging unique. Generous open space below with basketball, swing, kitchenette and two cedar picnic tables. Cozy living and sleeping loft above to accommodate four guests. Private master alcove with large skylight in both bedroom and bathroom. Kitchenette is equipped with two burner electric cooktop, dorm style small fridge/freezer, keurig coffee maker, and microwave. Wifi and cable TV.
Our property is on a dirt road and includes 11 acres of woods and meadow. There are hundreds of acres of surrounding conservation lands with trails for walking, biking, and exploring. There is a spectacular waterfall which is a half an hour walk from the house with deep pools for soaking or cooling off. There are also several lakes and ponds within a short drive such as Greenfield State Park and Cunningham Pond. Numerous organic farms and restaurants provide fresh and delicious food for dining in or eating out.
Interaction with Guests
My husband and I live in an antique colonial on the same property (across the meadow from barn). We are friendly and like to chat but we have our own thing going on and tend to keep pretty busy.
The Monadnock region is much appreciated for its gentle beauty and cultural life. Clear fresh lakes and streams for boating or swimming are within a short drive from your door. You will love the remote location and quiet natural environment for hiking, biking, walking, swimming, kayaking, etc. You will also enjoy the small town feel of Wilton and Peterborough with an old movie theater, gourmet chocolate shop, general store, and eclectic pubs, restaurants, and art studios. There is a wealth of cultural activities nearby such as free summer concerts and theater groups throughout the summer.
Our property is a little over an hour from Boston and approximately 4 hours from NYC.
Other Things to Note
This barn is loaded with fun toys for old and young such as Foosball, Basketball hoop, scooter, juggling clubs, and adult sized swing. This is an ideal listing for the outdoor enthusiast and especially bicyclists because of the many scenic rides on country roads.
Please no smoking or pets. No B Ball after 12am.
The Post and Beam Guest Barn exceeded our expectations. The location was lovely, the interior was beautiful and so extraordinary, and Julia was a perfect host. If we ever have the chance to spend time in that area of NH again, we'd head back to the Guest Barn in a second!
Our visit to Julia's barn was lovely in every respect. She was communicative and warm both before and during our stay. Our picturesque accommodations were lovingly cared-for and very tidy. The barn itself was rife with entertainment from basketball and juggling to board games and a reading nook.
We cannot more highly recommend Julia as a thoughtful and adept host and her lodgings as the quintessential destination.
The Post and Beam Guest Barn is a great place to stay, especially if you have children. It was hard to get our kids to leave. It is well stocked with lots of activities and games. Our granddaughter really enjoyed the dollhouse, scooter and swing. Our grandson enjoyed the basket of trucks, all the balls and just being able to run around in an open space.
We hope to have the opportunity to return again in the near future. Highly recommended.
Had a relaxing two night stay. Julia is so sweet and helpful. Hope to stay again soon.
My wife and I absolutely loved our weekend stay in the barn. Julia was a wonderful host and met us when we arrived to show us the ropes. It was very helpful as some things like securing the barn doors would have taken some figuring out otherwise. She also left us some local granola and milk which we had for breakfast both days. Delicious. There were lots of nice touches all around (local brochures and fresh flowers to name a couple). We spent our days enjoying the area (local waterfalls, Frye's Mill, Mt Monadnock), and our nights being entertained by all of the fun things to do in the barn. There is a TV but I'm not sure why anyone would need to turn it on. The experience is unique, and for us, 100% positive. We look forward to booking the barn again in the future.
I enjoyed a warm welcome to a charming stay at the full comfortable experience. Host Julia drop some blueberries to share which were enjoyable. Good nights sleep in quiet neighborhood. I enjoyed my stay.
We had a great stay! It was absolutely peaceful and beautiful, I loved every second.
Julia met me at the property, showed me around, told me to just let her know if I needed anything that might be missing. Even left delicious and fresh granola and milk for us.
So many fun activities inside the barn to make you feel like a kid again (scooter, bball, dart board, swing!). Great books throughout as well. Just all the details were SO thoughtful from flowers, to antiques, to books. Julia has EXCELLENT taste and style.
The property and barn is gorgeous and quiet. The master bed was SO comfortable! The night sky is lovely here and you will hardly hear a sound (cars, ppl, etc).
Sleeping Tip: There is a beautiful skylight window over the master bed. If you're sensitive to sleeping through morning light, then bring a sleep mask and you'll be all good!
Kitchen Tip: I'm sure this was mentioned somewhere, but there is no oven. Probably makes sense not to have one in a barn anyways. But just bring food accordingly. Also, there is a Keurig for coffee and they supply a few cups, and no wine glasses (I'm sure if I asked her she would have leant them to me). Bring a bag of ice and just note the fridge is just a little guy.
Local Tip: Bring your running shoes. There are quiet roads and insane hills all around to explore by foot. I saw a massive snake while out, but no bears :) Definitely check out the Frye Mill, short walk away.
About the Host, Julia
I am a nature enthusiast, massage therapist, and mother of college aged children. I keep very active with yoga and outdoor work but I also enjoy reading philosophy and literature. I am especially interested in finding common ground between different spiritual traditions. I am also deeply committed to exploring the healing arts.