The SpaceWelcome to The Highlands, an idyllic country home along a scenic country road on a 1500 foot mountaintop surrounded by 23 acres of gardens, meadows, and woodlands with stunning 35 mile views!
A private front entrance welcomes you to nearly 1,000 square feet of comfort including the Great Room with a cathedral ceiling, skylights, fireplace, and windows looking to the mountains.
Sleeping quarters comfortably accommodate up to four of you in the Garden Room with its twin beds overlooking an expansive terrace and flower gardens, and in the Meadow Room with its queen bed and library with a long bay window seat overlooking an evergreen topiary garden. Home is inappropriate for children. We are fully licensed by the town and state (#060924.) Supplemental 9% state meals and rooms tax upon arrival.
Both rooms have pastoral views of wildflower meadows and woodlands and are comfortably furnished with memory foam mattresses, duvets, a variety of pillows, irons, bathrobes, slippers, and HDTVS, one with a DVD player. Abundant heat in cool weather and refreshing mountain breezes on summer nights ensure comfortable sleeping.
Adjacent to both rooms is your own private bathroom fully equipped with a hairdryer, many toiletries, a tub/shower combination, and a window for natural light and a beautiful view across a meadow.
In the morning, you’ll awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and breakfast in The Sunroom, a Provence-inspired setting with plants and the soothing sound of an indoor waterfall. Enjoy northern hospitality with homemade breakfast entrees such as Scottish scones, clotted cream and jam, garden herb omelets, delicious croissants, French toast with real New Hampshire maple syrup, homemade granola, and Belgian waffles with berries.
The Highlands is an elegant, tranquil space where guests can “get away from it all” and experience brilliant clear nights, double rainbows, and spectacular sunsets and sunrises. You are likely to see deer, wild turkeys, and other wild visitors who entertain “up close and personal” with nature shows.
Ample room for parking is just a few easy steps from the front door, and after you get settled, you’re welcome to relax on the veranda, stroll in the rose garden, take a photo of the lupine field, hike, snowshoe or cross country ski (in the winter, of course). The scenic country road is ideal for biking, jogging, or training for the Proudy race.
Dartmouth College and downtown Hanover, a quintessential New England town with many cultural attractions, boutiques and restaurants, and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are only ten minutes away. The King Arthur store and café are 15 minutes away, Quechee Gorge 20 minutes, and NH and VT’s National Parks, 30 minutes.
About your hosts: We have been hosting guests since 1996 and love spoiling them. We enjoy gardening, writing, cooking, traveling, painting, and playing with “Wellington,” our Yorkie canine companion, who loves people. I’m a retired professional cellist, recently the concert series director at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and currently a writer and artist.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Highlands where afternoon tea and homemade cookies are always available. Guest AccessAccess to the Bathroom, Great Room, and Sunroom as well as the front porch and grounds. Interaction with GuestsYour host will introduce you to the home and area attractions, provide breakfast, afternoon tea and cookies while respecting your privacy. The NeighborhoodQuiet, rural neighborhood on scenic road with stunning vistas is among the most desirable areas in Hanover. Getting AroundDartmouth Coach with regular schedule to Logan Airport and South Station in Boston and NYC 10 minutes away by car. Car or taxi required to get to home. Other Things to NoteWe are a fully licensed B and B renting to one party at a time. Nightly rate includes service and cleaning. Most special diets accommodated. Home not suitable for children or pets. 9% NH state meals and rooms tax payable on arrival.