About this listing
Stunning valley views. This gentlewomen's farm, nestled on 77 acres & surrounded by 1000's more, is home to 3 alpaca, 2 horses & handfuls of chickens. Collect eggs, kayak, hike, read & nap in this private quiet mountainside get away or go antiquing. Our place is good for couples, solo, small families (kids under 1 or 6 and older) and adventurers. If our house is booked look into our Camper listing.
Our home is a short distance from a Connecticut River Boat launch, Pisgah State Park, Warrwick and Mt. Grace State Forests, and the Metacomet-Monadnock trail system. We do have our own trails off of the property and just on the other side of "our" little mountain is a section of a rails to trails system, which stretches for miles between Keene (NH), Brattleboro (VT), and Northfield (MA). The space is decorated with vintage and antique items and furniture. It is perfect for a retreat or a base for your outdoor adventures.
We love our animals: alpaca, horses, chickens, 2 cats, and a dog. We also love the animals that venture into our yard. Recently a moose took out a section of our horse fencing. Though, mostly we see deer, coyotes, fox, possums, countless numbers and species of song birds, and birds of prey (a pair of red-tailed hawks nest here and bald eagles fly over frequently in the summer and fall months).
We have some sporting equipment we can offer; snow shoes, and a couple of sets of cross country skis (for the right size people) & kyaks if you can transport them. We also have a hot tub located under the stars that can be used any time of the year & a gazebo that is nestled on the front lawn with a gas fire bowl, swing, and bistro table for leisurely pleasures.
We invite you to visit us
The house divides into two sections quite easily. The front portion of the house has incredible views and is the area we hope our quests will enjoy. Three bedrooms are upstairs (one with a queen size bed, one with a full size bed, and the third with one or two single beds). We also keep a full size bed in the living room as extra lounging space. There is a bathroom upstairs with a shower. The kitchen is fully equipped for guest use.
We ask that should you like to use any of our sporting equipment you make arrangements ahead of time.
Interaction with guests
We do expect to be able to welcome our visitors, walk them through the house and answer any questions they may have. Most often we will be present through the duration of our guests' stay. When we are not we make arrangements for house sitters who sometimes stay on the property. While guests are visiting two doors close between the "guest space" and "our space." There is privacy for everyone and the guest space feels like a home to itself.
Our interaction with guests is typically limited to greeting them. We are available by phone to answer any questions that our guests may have and are willing always to help with suggestions for outings.
We unfortunately do not have public transportation nearby. There is a train station in Brattleboro. The train is sporadic through the day and runs north to south. The bus can be board in Keene, Brattleboro or Greenfield, depending on where you are seeking to travel to. There is a local bus in Brattleboro called the Moover (Cow Powered!), which can take people along VT route 9. We suggest having your own car to visit us.
Other things to note
Our two cats may visit you at your request. There is a cat door that can be unlocked if you are hoping for a visit.
Parents: Please note, we love having young ones visit with us. The alpaca, especially love little children. Our home is furnished and decorated with many antiques and vintage items, is over 200 years-old and can, for some families, be a hard space to manage for multiple young children, specifically toddlers, so we limit the ages of children who come to stay her to under 1 years and older than 6 years.
We are in a rural area. There are convenience stores, a local grocery store and several farm stands with local produce within ten minutes from us. Keene is a 20-30 minutes drive depending upon traffic and the route chosen to get there. Brattleboro and Greenfield are each 20 minutes from the house. Please consider this as you plan your trip.
We are a quiet home in a neighborhood that is peaceful. We ask that this not be a place you come to party, but a place you come for peace and relaxation. There is no smoking on our property.
DAMAGES: Guest understands that this property is a private residence and agrees to indemnify owner of the property from costs or damages associated with being harmed on the property.
CLEANING/LINENS/DISHES: Guests are asked to leave the home in the same condition as when they arrived. The home is furnished with blankets, bedspreads and pillows, linens, bath towels and hot tub towels. Guest must supply their own towels for use at the beach.
No hot tub usage if you have been or are drinking.
Dishes should be washed, dried and put away.
We may consider well behaved dogs with excellent reviews.
We ask that you be conscious of your energy usage (turning lights off when you're not in a space, not opening the windows when the heat is on, etc.)
Use coasters under your drinks in all places
If you are eating in bed--which we understand, you are on vacation--please use an old towel under your plate to protect our linens. Many of the bed coverings are vintage and difficult to replace. We will charge an $80 fee to replace sheet sets that are damaged and the actual replacement costs for stained bed-coverings.
Do not use the good bathroom towels when you are using the hot tub. Please use the towels provided in the basket located in the downstairs hallway. We will asses a $30 fee in the case of a damaged or missing item from our towel sets.
When you are ready to leave, please remove the sheets from your bed and leave them on the kitchen floor.
We love our house and know you will too. Thanks for your help in these small ways, it keeps our space available for others in the future.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I'm Stacey and my partner is Sue. We live in a beautiful home overlooking the top of the Pioneer Valley. Every morning we wake up and are reminded that we are incredibly blessed to live on the side of "our" little mountain. Recently, with the urging of friends and family, we decided we want to share this space with others.