front entry with view into downstairs study/music roomfront entry and stairs to second floor.  tree came from our property.
Mountainside retreat 1 Solheim Farm

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our homestead is a peaceful oasis nestled in the mountains of eastern Vermont. Get away from it all, yet be close to everything Vermont has to offer year round! Minutes from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and King Arthur Bakery/School in Norwich.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 15%
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The space

Nestled on a wooded hillside at the end of the road, our newly renovated home has four available guest rooms--two single occupancy bedrooms on the second floor, and two double occupancy bedrooms on the third floor of the house. Each bedroom is listed separately on Airbnb, so if you are interested in more than one room, or a different sized room, please see our other listings. We also have a cabin listed through airbnb. It sleeps up to 5.

This bedroom listing that you are viewing here has a double bed, and is located on the third floor. It has a great view, and privacy. All rooms include bed and bath linens, and access to two full bathrooms (one with a large stall and rain-shower, the other with a deep soaking tub--we also have a lovely outside shower available during warm months). A self-serve breakfast of local foods is included in nightly rate.

Our open living/dining room area is naturally well lit with views across the valley and woodlands. The house is sited above the confluence of two streams, and has a large south-facing deck, screened porch and stone patios, offering space for relaxing or working outdoors. High speed internet and wifi are available, but no television. Cell coverage is poor at the house, but a land line is available for domestic calls.

We have a friendly Corgi, a joyful Cockapoo, a shy Great Pyrenees, and gentle cat. Many wild birds visit our feeders year round. In the summer, our house is surrounded by perennial and vegetable gardens, and a growing orchard on the hill above.

Our property is adjacent to the Appalachian Trail Corridor and is contiguous with Land Trust and town forest, offering access right out our backdoor to miles and miles of trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing. Each season offers opportunities to glimpse wildlife and birds.

We are located 9 miles from the I-91/ I-89 interstate junction, within a short drive to Dartmouth College/Hanover, NH, Woodstock, VT, as well as many ski areas and local attractions. Driving times from Boston: 2.5 hours; NYC: 5 hours; Montreal: 3.5 hours. Public transportation from Boston, New York and Burlington/Montreal (trains and buses) are available to nearby White River Junction. You will need a car to get around, as much of Vermont and New Hampshire is rural with little to no public transportation. There are a number of rental car agencies nearby in West Lebanon, NH/White River Jct, VT. There are many restaurants within a short drive (15-30 minutes).

We hope you will consider our home, Solheim ("sunhouse" in Norwegian) for a beautiful Vermont mountain retreat within easy driving distance of many northern New England attractions and activities year round.

Guest access

Guests have access to all public spaces in our home, full use of the kitchen if you prefer to bring in your own food and cook for yourself. All gardens and woods on our property.

Interaction with guests

Guests are warmly welcomed to our home. We will be in residence during your stay, but you determine how much you want to interact. We orient you to the house, and are available to answer any questions. If you prefer to have privacy or less interaction, feel free to come and go as you please. If you enjoy some conversation or a shared breakfast with us, we are more than happy to engage--we've met many wonderful people through airbnb!

Other things to note

During the winter months, Vermont roads require at least good snow tires. Many people have 4 wheel drive vehicles, or use studded snow tires for winter driving conditions. Our road is well-maintained by the town, but it is a typical Vermont mountain road--it will be a challenge without good snow tires or 4 wheel drive until the plow comes through. If you have any questions, please ask!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

You will be a guest in our family home. Rooms are located on separate floors in the house, and the shared bathrooms are located on the 2nd and 1st floors. You are welcome to share our common living spaces (kitchen, dining room, living room, outside porches, decks, gardens).

Guest dogs may be negotiable with prior approval. We just want to be sure that visiting dogs will be compatible with our dogs, cats and chickens/ducks.

Our homestead is smoking and drug-free. Alcohol in moderation is fine.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Bedrooms are on second and third floors. Guests use stairs to get to all bedrooms.
Pet(s) live on property - We have dogs, cats, ducks and chickens on our property. Animals do not go into guest rooms (unless invited by guests)
Some spaces are shared - The bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dining area and outside garden/deck/patio areas are all common spaces open to our guests



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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116 Reviews

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Jenny User Profile
April 2017
Very very nice and clean house. Alexandra's place is so cute with lovely dogs and cats. We arrived late at midnight but Martha still greet us a big welcome. Every detail in the house is lovely and warm. I love this place a and it is my best airbnb experience ever.

Pauline User Profile
December 2016
Alex and martha could not be more generous, welcoming and warm. We very much enjoyed our stay there. Their home is absolutely gorgeous and incredibly clean. Highly recommend and plan to stay there next time we are in the area!

Brittni User Profile
November 2016
We felt so comfortable and at home while staying at Alex's place! We brought our black lab, Colt, and he enjoyed playing with their animals and their dogs. Alex made us feel right at home and was so welcoming when we arrived. Her home was quaint, quiet, clean, and so cozy! We are definitely looking forward to come and visit again!

Cindy User Profile
November 2016
This is just the loveliest place to stay-we spent 4 nights in the third floor bedroom. It was so comfortable-with room for all of our stuff. There is a desk to sit with a view of the duck pond great for journaling, drinking coffee, reading. Plenty of outlets for plugging in-good wifi connection. The bed slept great. The bathrooms are on the first and second floors, so spacious and sparkling clean, I took pictures:-) Every spot you sit or stand in has a window to bring the outside in, bathrooms included! If I was the jealous type, I would be green with envy for Martha and Alex's kitchen. They have amazing homemade granola, fruit, eggs, toast, yogurt and most importantly coffee!! Our daughter had stayed here for a week, earlier in the year, and cooked all of her meals in the kitchen. It is very well equipped-and there is a dining table to eat at-again, with a view! The Finnish soapstone firebox was in use, a nice place to sit and read or chat. Martha and Alex were delightful to get to know-so helpful in giving us information about the area. We took a baking class at King Arthur. Hopefully, we'll be back.

John User Profile
October 2016
Our stay at the farm was fantastic. We arrived at about 9pm at night and left late morning the next day, but wish we had had more time. Martha and Alexandra were very helpful in their communication and detailed directions. The barn is beautiful, and they have several very friendly dogs and cats, not to mention the chickens and goats! There was plenty to eat as part of the complimentary breakfast. Dartmouth College, where we spent most of the weekend, is a short ~20 minute drive away. I would definitely stay here again.

Tracy User Profile
October 2016
An amazing little refuge in the woods! I loved staying here- the house is beautiful inside and out. Wonderful hosts, super cozy and fun animals.
Alexandra User ProfileAlexandra is a superhost.
Response from Alexandra:
Thanks for the good feedback, Tracy, and for being a great guest!
October 2016

Nancy User Profile
October 2016
Alexandra was so welcoming and generous. A very warm and quiet place with lovely company when I wanted it. Also very helpful.
Alexandra User ProfileAlexandra is a superhost.
Response from Alexandra:
Thanks for the good feedback, Nancy, and we hope you will stay with us again!
October 2016

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Norwich, Vermont, United States · Joined in September 2011
Alexandra User ProfileAlexandra is a superhost.

I live in Norwich, Vermont, but am a graduate student at Harvard, so commute to Boston regularly. My area of study is International Relations with an emphasis on sustainable development, education and human rights. I've been working in education and education administration, as well as organization development consulting for the past 20+ years. Our house is our home, homestead and sanctuary. We are enjoying developing our property according to permaculture principles and have put in a fruit tree orchard, honeybees, a simple rainwater catchment system, vegetable, perennial, forest and native species gardening are underway, and we are managing the land for sustainable biodiversity. In addition, we have a well established sugarbush with approximately 450 taps. Guests visiting during maple sugaring season may have the opportunity to participate--depending on mother nature and the trees.

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