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Lovely site, crickets, frogs, birdsong and doe with twin fawns for company. Really well constructed home for Vermont. Nice sound system options and yoga practice accessories. Great owner, answered all questions before and after, gave us complete privacy and was also available to give detailed tour of building construction choices (of interest to us). It is a very efficient, simple system design, worth a stay and a gander if you plan on building in North East.
We had relaxing and peaceful stay at the cabin. Enjoyed the great space outdoors- beautiful views, wildlife, trampoline and ponds. The cabin inside was nice and cozy as well. Mason was a welcoming host and easy to communicate with.
The property is phenomenal and the host was very responsive to our various questions before our stay and during it.
Mason was a great host -- very responsive. The property is amazing! It really is a sanctuary -- birds chirping, total privacy, views of the mountains. The pond is crystal clear and was a perfect way to cool off after a hot day. There was a symphony of frogs every evening and lots of places to relax and unwind.
You need to see it to believe it. Lots of other great reviews on here so I won't be redundant... but we had a great time and the house is awesome.
My friend and I stayed here for three nights in early October while attending our Tuck reunion and had the best time. The house was simply fantastic. It's in a very private spot that was beautiful with the fall colors. The ride to Dartmouth is only about 15 minutes. We loved the trampoline and the outdoor area. There are trails where you can walk through the woods and to a very scenic vista.
Inside there is one traditional bedroom and then a sleeping loft which my friend used. The steps up are a bit narrow and there's no railing, so it's best for someone young and confident with heights. The kitchen has everything you need, and the bathroom was really nice. I loved the rain shower.
Mason was great and answered all of my questions promptly while I was making a decision on where to stay. Overall we had a fantastic time!
This is truly a wondrous sanctuary! In the middle of nature, with plenty trails to walk with nice views. Close to Hanover, if you want to see the Dartmouth campus. We were there during the fall foliage, which was amazing!
Host is great and very responsive. He has built a great place. Our daughter loved the trampoline, the pond, the wild animals and the giant swing in the living room!
This was a real find for us. It is on the top of a hill, out there and submerged in nature, but also close for our visit to Dartmouth. Don't miss a swim in the pond. There is a really nice loft but it doesn't have a railing which made us nervous with two toddlers who always wanted to go up there. Would have liked to stay longer.
For the first time after years of travel I was disappointed to wake up in my own bed.
"Home on the Hill" is a magical place and just what this Silicon Valley weary family needed. Off the grid and wonderfully removed from it all - Home on the Hill is a place to heal and rejuvenate.
I grew up across the river in Lyme and we return for a lengthy stay every other summer. We enjoy an old fashioned summer of long days by the family pond fishing and kayaking. This year we planned a month long stay and decided to give ourselves space from local family.
It was wonderful - I woke with the sun streaming in each morning and absolute peace and quiet, save for birds and various delightful insects. We saw ground hogs, fox, skunks and deer on a regular basis.
Our time with family was enhanced by the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate with our family of 4 each morning before joining everyone for the day.
Home on the Hill was the perfect place to host a couple family dinners and everyone, including my 87 year old mother enjoyed the nice walk to view the amazing mountain vistas.
My 12 yo son was not happy when he heard we were staying a town away from his cousins. However, when we pulled up that first night, just before dark, and he saw the amazing landscape surrounded by trees with a swimming pond and other delights, he was won over. My children are 9 and 12 and very athletic - Home on the Hill has a few aspects that could be worrisome for families with very young children. The sleeping loft is open to the great room below with no railing. We used some rope to fashion a temporary barrier in case one of the kids woke up at night and got disoriented in the new space. The stairs to the loft are narrow and care is needed to go up and down safely. With a few strict safety rules we had no problems.
We felt comfortable with the arrangement but some family members who visited expressed concern and felt it was worth mentioning to prospective renters.
Overall our stay was exactly what we needed. It even inspired serious talks about a possible move for our family to a more rural less stressful environment. My daughter who hates change decided that we might be able to move if we can find a similar place that "is private and in the middle of nature."
The home on the hill exceeded expectations. The location is beautiful and the house is lovely and welcoming. Mason will make sure you know all the things there is to know about the house and I am sure that you will fall in love with the house, the location and the beautiful fire place!
Mason was a great guest! The place was left nice and clean, and the communication was superb. We would definitely host again :)
Short stay, quiet and respectful!
Mason was a wonderful guest, very clean and respectful. You are welcome back anytime! Thank you again for leaving the condo spotless!
Mason was a fine guest...very polite!
Mason was a very good guest, he lets my flat very clean, Hope to welcom again very soon!
Fantastic guest, easy communication, great person to have around, very respectful of my place and super interesting to talk to! So simply 5 stars all around :), I highly recommend hosting Mason if you ever get a chance!!!
I had the opportunity to host Mason for two nights recently in Portland and found him to be a wonderful houseguest. He's an engaging, informed, interested, interesting, balanced and insightful person who treated my home with respect and care. It was a pleasure getting to know him a bit and I would be happy to host him again!
Mason and his friends rented my Joshua Tree house for a full month in December. Communication was very easy and went smoothly. They were a very nice group and I had a great time talking with them and answering any questions they had. During the time they were staying the heating system malfunctioned - but Mason was very gracious and understanding during the time it took to get it repaired. Something I very much appreciated. They also left the house in great condition. I would definitely recommend him to any future hosts. Thanks Mason and I hope to see you back again!
He is a wonderful soul and I hope I get to see him again soon.
Mason was great!
Mason and I have been friends for over 15 years. Mason is an healthy active guy that lives life to the fullest, yet knows how to quiet life down and appreciates the calm of nature. He has built a sanctuary on a beautiful VT hillside that seamlessly integrates into the natural world around it. Mason lives his life like most people dream of vacationing.