Our cabin is a light-filled and cozy retreat for guests wanting a rustic, yet comfortable VT experience!
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, sink, small fridge, 2 burner stove, dishes, and cooking utensils is available if you prefer to prepare/eat meals in the cabin. A composting toilet provides the basic amenities in the cabin. Bed and bath linens are provided.
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. Breakfast, which includes our own chicken eggs and 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 two gentle cats. Many wild birds visit our feeders year round. We have chickens for daily fresh eggs and six amusing ducks who keep our gardens pest free. 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). A small general store with a full service deli is located in the village at the foot of our hill and is open seven-days a week.
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).
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!
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 be a challenge without good snow tires or 4 wheel drive until the plow comes through. If you have any questions, please ask!
We had such a relaxing weekend in the cabin! Alex and her family are wonderful hosts. They prepared breakfasts for us each morning (no small feat; we have a few food restrictions) and provided wonderful conversation. The cabin itself is perfectly cozy. We made simple dinners in the kitchen, and stoked the fire to our hearts' content.
Alex and Martha were incredible hosts. They made us delicious breakfasts with eggs from their own chickens and ducks, gave us all sorts of tips on where to explore, and even rescued us when we couldn't get our car up a snowy hill! We were looking for an romantic/outdoorsy winter getaway, and we couldn't have imagined a better experience! The cabin is exactly as advertised: a perfect combination of rustic charm (wood stove, composting toilet), with modern convenience (kitchenette, wireless internet). Their fully-equipped main house is just a few steps away, and we felt very welcome to hang out in their beautiful living space and use their kitchen and bathrooms. We can't wait to come back to this beautiful spot to spend more time with this very welcoming family, and to experience Vermont's other seasons.
For a New Year’s ski trip to Vermont, my wife and I were looking for a cozy and scenic place to call home for a few nights. We got that and much more during our stay at this beautiful Mountainside Retreat!
Alex and Martha welcomed us in like members of their own family… They pointed us toward the best ski resorts in the area (there are a ton!), made us great breakfasts, and provided a comfortable room to rest up for the next adventure.
Their home is as beautiful in person as in the photos – We used the kitchen to cook dinners, read by the wood-burning fireplace with their cats, and explored the surrounded woods and stream on a snowshoe excursion with their Corgi in tow. I really couldn’t imagine a better place to experience the wonderland of Vermont in winter.
We'll always have this great New Year's memory and hope we can return again and again to explore Vermont in each of its beautiful seasons.
The caring hosts provided a warm, relaxing experience.