About This Listing
Charming 224 year old farm house in rural New Hampshire yet within 15 minutes to Concord and 1 hour to mountains and ocean. The Contoocook River runs along our property, we have walking trails and a state park next door.
Breakwind Farm is 223 year old 6 acre farm located in a quaint and rural community just outside of Concord NH. In the summer months we have a small organic herb and vegetable garden and sell our produce at our stand and at the local Farmers Markets.
Our property runs along the Contoocook River where you can cross country ski or snowshoe in the winter, and swim and explore by canoe or kayak in the summer. We are also within walking distance to Elm Brook Park with walking/xcountry ski trails, swimming, picnic and recreational facilities. For downhill skiing, scenic vistas, auto road and hiking, Pat's Peak is a 10 minute drive, Mount Kearsage State Park is 20 minutes north, and Mount Sunapee, less than 30 minutes. If you like the adventure of snowmobiling, mountain biking, dirt biking or ATV riding, bring your vehicles because we have 2 parks located near us; Clough State Park in Weare, NH, and the Hopkinton-Everett Recreation park down the street. Love golf? Duston Country Club golf club is a ten minute drive.
Our town may be rural but the capital of New Hampshire, Concord, is just 15 minutes away where you have access to shopping, restaurants and cultural events. The White Mountains, Boston and seacoast are also within 1- 1 1/2 hours by car or bus. As you can see there is no shortage of activities in the area, however if you would just like to sit and watch the garden grow, please feel free to enjoy the solitude, or we would always welcome help with gardening and picking vegetables if you are so inclined.
In the evening, relax by the fire pit and enjoy the sound of the peepers and crackling fire, or indulge in the warmth of the outdoor hot tub (except July and August). On the weekends we'll have a batch of our original Breakwind Farm Beans cooking for the Farmers Market. Have a free sample and canned baked beans will never be the same.
Come and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and traffic and enjoy the country life for a few days or a week. You will feel refreshed and renewed and won't be disappointed ...like us, you'll probably never want to go back!
We usually have one or two bedrooms available, one with a full and twin bed, the other with one full bed (see our other, seasonal listing). Our bathroom is shared and downstairs. You can use the kitchen, dining room, 3 season room, living room, porch, hot tub (except in July and August), grill and outdoor eating area. If you have a larger crowd, we also have plenty of space available for campers! We also use one of our bedrooms to host helper from all over the world to work at Breakwind. We have a friendly dog and a cat.
*small disclaimer: On the weekends we vendor at local farmers markets. In the morning we may be getting our vehicles loaded with market supplies. After the markets we use the kitchen (approx 2 hour) to clean up, and we then store the supplies in the dining room for the following day. If you need to use either the kitchen or dining room during those times, just let us know. We will happily work around your schedule!
Website: Breakwind Farm
Almost everything but our bedroom!
Please ask before using the hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you want...
Rural, but on an interstate road
Across the street from Elm Brook State Park
you do need a car to travel.
Other Things to Note
If you would like to bring your dog prior approval is necessary because we also board dogs occasionally, and have our own 14 year old make Border Collie. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please park in our dirt driveway in front of the house, or the right hand side of the paved driveway.
*Ours is an old (224 years) working farm/garden and once in a while we are in the middle of projects/repairs.
No Smoking in house or near the 1790 wooden barn. You may smoke behind the house. We do not provide breakfast, however if you would like coffee/tea in the morning please let us know the night before and we can show you where it is located. We look forward to having you stay at Breakwind!
Two very welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts!
Rick and Patti instantly made us feel at home, as did their cat and dog! A lovely addition!
The only sad thing is we couldn't stay longer!
A rustic farm, in a lovely area, close to the White mountains! A lovely spot! Xxx
Patti and Rick were very understanding of our changing schedule; Rick greeted us when we arrived at their lovely old farmhouse and showed us around the house and our room. They also helped explain the whole process, since this was our first use of airbnb. They were also very helpful in providing information about local eating places (I'm a vegan). Our 5 day stay was very peaceful and we left truly rejuvenated. A lovely experience!
Patti and Rick are lovely people and their home is filled with character. They made us feel at home and we would happily stay here again should we be lucky enough to make it back to this part of the world.
I really enjoyed my stay at this lovely farm in a gorgeous NH valley. Host Rick made me feel like family in their very comfortable home.
This was a great midway stop for me between Logan Airport and home. I didn't meet Patti, but Rick was humorous and informative. They seem to have put a lot of thought into making their guest's stay as pleasant as possible. The bedroom was large and quiet. The cat was friendly. I would stay here again.
Patti & Rick made my son & myself feel right at home.We had gone up to explore the surrounding area to do some rock climbing & look for some ice climbing in the winter. We weren't around that much , but when we were we were given full rein of the house. As a bonus my son is building a off the grid home in CO. near Denver ,turns out Ricks a old off the grid kind of guy,he showed us there hot water system ,and gave my son all kinds of info to set himself up with solar.I have to give a shout out to their cat,what i understand is it showed up as a kitten stray,Patti & Rick adopted the stray .The cat was very young so it learned its life lessons from their dog,I first noticed the way it took over the dogs bed & how it slept all stretched out on its back , extremely friendly & affectionate kitty to say the least.I would go back ,nice country setting on a main road.
As the description in the listing states, the farm can seem a bit rustic at first, but Rick was very welcoming and we could enjoy both the outside barbecue and the hot tub which really is top notch (and even more so by a chilly starry night) and everything was very comfortable and cozy.
Rick also helped us define our visit itinerary and it's likely it was much better than we could have decided using only a guidebook, as he knows the region and its attractions very well.
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About the Host, Patti
My Husband and I run a small organic garden and sell our vegetables at a stand outside our house and at local farmers markets. We are also the Owner and Chief Bean Counter of Breakwind Farm's FARTOOTEMPTING Organic Baked Beans which we sell at markets and events throughout the region.
We purchased our 6 acre 1790 farmhouse 3 years ago and have been slowly renovating the house and working on the gardens. We added solar electric and hot water this summer in an ongoing effort to become self sustaining in the next few years. We both love to travel, especially if we can ski and snowboard, but most of our free time is spent working in the gardens and renovating. Some of the bedrooms upstairs need updating. They are all clean and cozy, but the wallpaper is peeling in spots and it does show its age, so it is rustic but quite quaint.
During the summer months we use one of our 3 spare bedroom to host helpers from all over the world through sites like Workaway, Helpx and WWOOF. Our helpers lend a hand with our gardens, farm stand and markets in exchange for room and board. We very much enjoy conversing with them and learning about others cultures and lifestyles.
We look forward to welcoming our Airbnb guests and sharing all that Breakwind Farm has to offer!
*small disclaimer: In the summer we vendor at farmers markets on the weekends. In the morning we may be getting our vehicles loaded with market supplies. After the markets we use the kitchen (approx 2 hour) to clean up, and we then store the supplies in the dining room for the following day. If you need to use either the kitchen or dining room during those times, just let us know. We will happily work around your schedule!
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