About This Listing
Our cabin is a light-filled and cozy retreat for guests wanting a rustic, yet comfortable VT experience! Get away from it all, yet be close to everything Vermont has to offer year round! Minutes from Dartmouth College and King Arthur Bakery/School.
Nestled on a wooded hillside at the end of the road, our cabin is a light-filled, peaceful and cozy retreat. Two sleeping lofts are accessible by ladder stair above the living area. In the colder months, a Jotul wood stove is your source of heat--we'll get the cabin toasty for you before your arrival, and you keep the wood stove going to your comfort level. A kitchenette with bottled water (no running water), sink, small fridge, an induction cooktop, dishes, and cooking utensils is available if you prefer to prepare/eat meals in the cabin. A "state of the art" Swedish composting toilet provides the basic amenities in the cabin. Bed and bath linens are provided. Full bathing facilities are located just steps away in main house.
The cabin has a private deck overlooking a small stream, a covered front porch, and full access to our gardens, woods and trails.
Full access to our main house is just a short stroll through the gardens. These amenities include 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). Cabin guests are welcome to use our well-supplied kitchen, living and dining areas, and grounds. A self-serve breakfast, which includes locally produced foods is also included in nightly rate upon request.
Our open living/dining room area is naturally well lit with views across the valley and woodlands. Sited above the confluence of two streams, a large deck, screened porch and stone patios flank the southern side of the house, offering space for relaxing or working outdoors. High speed internet and wifi are available, but no television.
We have a friendly Corgi, a shy Great Pyrenees, and a gentle cat. Many wild birds visit our feeders year round. We have angora rabbits we raise for fiber. 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 20 minute drive to Dartmouth College/Hanover, NH, 20 minutes to 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.
Guests will have access to cabin, grounds, and all public areas in the main house, including kitchen, dining, living rooms, bathrooms. Wifi and a landline are available in cabin and at house (no cell coverage at house).
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 snow tires. Many people have 4 wheel drive vehicles, or use studded snow tires. Our road is well-maintained by the town, but it is a typical Vermont mountain road--it may impassable without good snow tires or 4 wheel drive/studded snows until the plow comes through. If you have any questions, please ask!
You will be a guest in our family homestead. The cabin is located about 25 yards from the main 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).
Our homestead is smoking and drug-free. Alcohol in moderation is fine.
Alexandra and Martha are fantastic. They gave us a tour upon arrival, were always available for questions, and there was zero hassle checking out. The cabin itself is really great; we had two occupants but the place could sleep five if everyone's okay with it. There are books, magazines, games, kids' activities... It's hard to imagine a better place to vacation.
I don't think Airbnb would have enough room for me to leave a proper review. The Cabin was charming and our hosts were even more charming. What a wonderful experience for my family. We will be back! Alex and Martha were fantastic hosts in sharing not only their cabin, but their own home. The location is perfect as you can see by the pictures, but it is also only 1/4 of a mile from the Appalachian Trail and a great "watering hole" for a nice swim on warm summer days. You will love this place!! Enjoy!
It was fabulous, and we look forward to a return visit. The environment was beautiful, clean, cozy and welcoming, and the hosts were very accommodating and provided for every question and appetite our family had. We were able to enjoy lounging in the serene setting, hiking the AT or quick access to quaint towns. Only regret, we couldn't stay longer!
We had a great time here; the cabin is just like the pictures, the area around it is beautiful, and Martha and Alexandra were wonderful hosts. The cabin was comfortable and cozy (we had four people) and we loved hearing the bullfrogs and birds outside. Martha and Alexandra were extremely nice and we were very grateful to be able to chat with them (and try their delicious granola!) as well as meet their wonderful dogs. We'd love to come back!
Remarkably cozy spot in VT with two of the warmest hosts I have experienced. A gem of place that relaxes and reenergizes you within a few hours of arriving. Would stay again in a heartbeat and hopefully will during my next trip to the region.
Alex and Martha were awesome hosts! The cabin looked just liked the pictures. Area is very quiet and peaceful. The road to get to there is very hilly, so make sure your car can make it up steep hills. My husband and I felt very welcomed here. We would definitely stay at the cabin again. :)
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About the Host, Alexandra
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, so grad school is a mid-life career renewal adventure for me. 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, and keep chickens and ducks for pest control, as well as eggs. Vegetable, perennial, forest and native species gardening are underway, and we are managing our 10 acre forest lot for sustainable biodiversity.