Gilsum, NH, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Gilsum

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The SpaceWe have four listings for our home. If by chance you choose a listing and receive a message that conveys it's unavailable, please try other listings. Other spaces: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/277661 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/287816 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/287861 About Solar Living in the Emerson Brook Forest: Once the last of our three children moved away, we decided to share our spacious solar powered homestead with others. Oriented for southern exposure, our "off grid" battery-based solar electric homestead had its beginnings in 1981. In addition to being AirBnB hosts, we are proprietors of Green Energy Options Solar Store in Keene, a local resource for energy conservation education, independent power systems and energy efficient appliances and heating. Our home, located 12 miles from the vibrant city of Keene, is a bit of a showcase for our business and philosophy. We have three rooms with queen-sized beds, and one room with a twin sized bed for guests to choose from upon arrival at the house. All of the rooms have special qualities and we continuously get compliments on all of the beds. If by chance the first room listing is filled for a particular calendar day, please look into our other room listings view their availability. On occasion, when needed and possible, we offer our second floor master bedroom with an adjacent living room. This space does not have it’s own bathroom but provides a sense of privacy and accommodates up to four people. Our home has a wheelchair accessible ramp to the main floor bedrooms and bath as well as a separate entrance to our ground level living space, which includes an accessible shower. While our home may not be certified accessible, we welcome inquiries from those who might value our attempt to be inclusive. In addition to our comfy bedrooms, we have a sunroom, an ground-level den with a woodstove, hammock and couch; 2 shared bathrooms (one with a shower the other a bathtub), a living room with piano and couch, as well as south and north facing porches. Two bathrooms offer on-demand heated water for shower or bath. Our open-concept kitchen faces birdfeeders, a fruit orchard and perennial gardens. With some advanced notice and additional fee, we are happy to provide wholesome breakfast and dinner meals made from organic or locally grown ingredients. We also offer the possibility of a wood-fired hot tub, and therapeutic massage. Andre, our chocolate lab is just about the sweetest dog we’ve ever met. Being an only child, he received lots of training early on to make him the kind of dog that was more pleasure than work. If he has any flaws, it’s that he’s overly thrilled (for about one minute) to see every new face. We have two cats, Maude and Daenerys who are completely domesticated but exclusively outdoor cats. They help us keep our space mouse free. They eat and sleep in the confines of our back porch where they are safe from their natural predators. Help us keep our promise to cat allergic guests by not intentionally or unintentionally inviting them in. For the well-being of, and out of respect for our resident animals and sometimes poultry, we are unable to host our guest's companion animals. Guest AccessIn addition to our comfy bedrooms, we have a sun room, a ground level den with a woodstove, hammock and couch; 2 shared bathrooms (one with a shower the other a bathtub), a living room with piano, as well as south and north facing porches. Two bathrooms offer on-demand heated water for shower or bath. Our open-concept kitchen faces bird feeders in the winter, a fruit orchard and perennial gardens. With some advanced notice and additional fee, we are happy to provide wholesome breakfast and dinner meals made from organic or locally grown ingredients. We also offer the possibility of providing the luxury of a wood-fired hot tub, and therapeutic massage. Interaction with GuestsAs documented by our reviews, we thoroughly enjoy the social aspects of hosting. We see every guest who enters our home as a gift. We love learning about the world through other people’s eyes. Whenever possible we invite people to join us for meals (see more about meals below) and frequently end up spending hours togethr at the kitchen table playing Mexican Train Dominos or a game of our guests choosing (providing its easy enough to learn and won’t get in the way of socializing!). We’ve also hosted guests who are working on books, creating curriculum, or otherwise just need time alone. We understand and respect this need. The NeighborhoodWe live in the beloved Emerson Brook Forest. It’s a refuge from the fast pace world, a place to unwind, and reconnect to the natural world. Our home is adjacent to miles of surrounding woodland trails suitable for hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, swimming and exploring. The immediate neighborhood includes The Sustainability Project’s Emerson Brook Forest Nature Center, which features wheelchair accessible trails and edible forest gardens. We are an easy drive to several public recreational areas including Pitcher Mountain (great blueberry picking from July through August) and beautiful Mount Monadnock (reputed to be the second most climbed mountain in the world, after Mount Fuji in Japan.) Mole Hill Theater which hosts live music and theater is a seven-minute drive away. Nearby Keene is home to Keene State College (and the Redfern Art Center and Thorne Sagendorf Art Gallery) and Antioch University, the Colonial Theater, several recreation parks and nearly 90 restaurants from which to choose. The Keene Music Festival, hosting more than 90 bands of all persuasions, takes place annually on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Getting AroundWhile there is not public transportation between Gilsum and Keene (unless, one considers hitchhiking as such and we do pick up hitchhikers!), Pablo and I are willing, when available, to pick up and drop off our guests travelling by bus, train and airplane for a fee of .50 per mile including driving miles before and after pick up and drop off. Other Things to NotePlease read our House Rules which contain some repeated information as well as more detailed information. This little note is for absolute dog lovers. Andre loves hiking leash-less, up the hill, deeper into the forest. (We never take him down the road toward the state highway and cars). About 1/4th of a mile up the hill there is a large clearing with a beautiful pond. Andre is a fetcher, swimmer. If you would like him to accompany you up the hill, let us know and we'll give you more information.
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceWe have four listings for our home. If by chance you choose a listing and receive a message that conveys it's unavailable, please try other listings. Other spaces: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/287850 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/277661 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/287861 About Solar Living in the Emerson Brook Forest: Once the last of our three children moved away, we decided to share our spacious solar powered homestead with others. Oriented for southern exposure, our "off grid" battery-based solar electric homestead had its beginnings in 1981. In addition to being AirBnB hosts, we are proprietors of Green Energy Options Solar Store in Keene, a local resource for energy conservation education, independent power systems and energy efficient appliances and heating. Our home, located 12 miles from the vibrant city of Keene, is a bit of a showcase for our business and philosophy. We have three rooms with queen-sized beds, and one room with a twin sized bed for guests to choose from upon arrival at the house. All of the rooms have special qualities and we continuously get compliments on all of the beds. If by chance the first room listing is filled for a particular calendar day, please look into our other room listings view their availability. On occasion, when needed and possible, we offer our second floor master bedroom with an adjacent living room. This space does not have it’s own bathroom but provides a sense of privacy and accommodates up to four people. Our home has a wheelchair accessible ramp to the main floor bedrooms and bath as well as a separate entrance to our ground level living space, which includes an accessible shower. While our home may not be certified accessible, we welcome inquiries from those who might value our attempt to be inclusive. In addition to our comfy bedrooms, we have a sunroom, an ground-level den with a woodstove, hammock and couch; 2 shared bathrooms (one with a shower the other a bathtub), a living room with piano and couch, as well as south and north facing porches. Two bathrooms offer on-demand heated water for shower or bath. Our open-concept kitchen faces birdfeeders, a fruit orchard and perennial gardens. With some advanced notice and additional fee, we are happy to provide wholesome breakfast and dinner meals made from organic or locally grown ingredients. We also offer the possibility of a wood-fired hot tub, and therapeutic massage. Andre, our chocolate lab is just about the sweetest dog we’ve ever met. Being an only child, he received lots of training early on to make him the kind of dog that was more pleasure than work. If he has any flaws, it’s that he’s overly thrilled (for about one minute) to see every new face. We have two cats, Maude and Daenerys who are completely domesticated but exclusively outdoor cats. They help us keep our space mouse free. They eat and sleep in the confines of our back porch where they are safe from their natural predators. Help us keep our promise to cat allergic guests by not intentionally or unintentionally inviting them in. For the well-being of, and out of respect for our resident animals and sometimes poultry, we are unable to host our guest's companion animals. Guest AccessIn addition to our comfy bedrooms, we have a sunroom, a ground level den with a woodstove, hammock and couch; 2 shared bathrooms (one with a shower the other a bathtub), a living room with piano, as well as south and north facing porches. Two bathrooms offer on-demand heated water for shower or bath. Our open-concept kitchen faces bird feeders in the winter, a fruit orchard and perennial gardens. With some advanced notice and additional fee, we are happy to provide wholesome breakfast and dinner meals made from organic or locally grown ingredients. We also offer the possibility of providing the luxury of a wood-fired hot tub, and therapeutic massage. Interaction with GuestsAs documented by our reviews, we thoroughly enjoy the social aspects of hosting. We see every guest who enters our home as a gift. We love learning about the world through other people’s eyes. Whenever possible we invite people to join us for meals (see more about meals below) and frequently end up spending hours togethr at the kitchen table playing Mexican Train Dominos or a game of our guests choosing (providing its easy enough to learn and won’t get in the way of socializing!). We’ve also hosted guests who are working on books, creating curriculum, or otherwise just need time alone. We understand and respect this need. The NeighborhoodWe live in the beloved Emerson Brook Forest. It’s a refuge from the fast pace world, a place to unwind, and reconnect to the natural world. Our home is adjacent to miles of surrounding woodland trails suitable for hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, swimming and exploring. The immediate neighborhood includes The Sustainability Project’s Emerson Brook Forest Nature Center, which features wheelchair accessible trails and edible forest gardens. We are an easy drive to several public recreational areas including Pitcher Mountain (great blueberry picking from July through August) and beautiful Mount Monadnock (reputed to be the second most climbed mountain in the world, after Mount Fuji in Japan.) Mole Hill Theater which hosts live music and theater is a seven-minute drive away. Nearby Keene is home to Keene State College (and the Redfern Art Center and Thorne Sagendorf Art Gallery) and Antioch University, the Colonial Theater, several recreation parks and nearly 90 restaurants from which to choose. The Keene Music Festival, hosting more than 90 bands of all persuasions, takes place annually on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Getting AroundWhile there is no public transportation between Gilsum and Keene (unless, one considers hitchhiking as such and we do pick up hitchhikers!), Pablo and I are willing, when available, to pick up and drop off our guests travelling by bus, train and airplane for a fee of .50 per mile including driving miles before and after pick up and drop off. Other Things to NotePlease read our House Rules which contain some repeated information as well as more detailed information. This little note is for absolute dog lovers. Andre loves hiking leash-less, up the hill, deeper into the forest. (We never take him down the road toward the state highway and cars). About 1/4th of a mile up the hill there is a large clearing with a beautiful pond. Andre is a fetcher, swimmer. If you would like him to accompany you up the hill, let us know and we'll give you more information.
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceWe have four listings for our home. If by chance you choose a listing and receive a message that conveys it's unavailable, please try other listings. Other spaces: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/277661 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/287816 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/287861 About Solar Living in the Emerson Brook Forest: Once the last of our three children moved away, we decided to share our spacious solar powered homestead with others. Oriented for southern exposure, our "off grid" battery-based solar electric homestead had its beginnings in 1981. In addition to being AirBnB hosts, we are proprietors of Green Energy Options Solar Store in Keene, a local resource for energy conservation education, independent power systems and energy efficient appliances and heating. Our home, located 12 miles from the vibrant city of Keene, is a bit of a showcase for our business and philosophy. We have three rooms with queen-sized beds, and one room with a twin sized bed for guests to choose from upon arrival at the house. All of the rooms have special qualities and we continuously get compliments on all of the beds. If by chance the first room listing is filled for a particular calendar day, please look into our other room listings view their availability. On occasion, when needed and possible, we offer our second floor master bedroom with an adjacent living room. This space does not have it’s own bathroom but provides a sense of privacy and accommodates up to four people. Our home has a wheelchair accessible ramp to the main floor bedrooms and bath as well as a separate entrance to our ground level living space, which includes an accessible shower. While our home may not be certified accessible, we welcome inquiries from those who might value our attempt to be inclusive. In addition to our comfy bedrooms, we have a sunroom, an ground-level den with a woodstove, hammock and couch; 2 shared bathrooms (one with a shower the other a bathtub), a living room with piano and couch, as well as south and north facing porches. Two bathrooms offer on-demand heated water for shower or bath. Our open-concept kitchen faces birdfeeders, a fruit orchard and perennial gardens. With some advanced notice and additional fee, we are happy to provide wholesome breakfast and dinner meals made from organic or locally grown ingredients. We also offer the possibility of a wood-fired hot tub, and therapeutic massage. Andre, our chocolate lab is just about the sweetest dog we’ve ever met. Being an only child, he received lots of training early on to make him the kind of dog that was more pleasure than work. If he has any flaws, it’s that he’s overly thrilled (for about one minute) to see every new face. We have two cats, Maude and Daenerys who are completely domesticated but exclusively outdoor cats. They help us keep our space mouse free. They eat and sleep in the confines of our back porch where they are safe from their natural predators. Help us keep our promise to cat allergic guests by not intentionally or unintentionally inviting them in. For the well-being of, and out of respect for our resident animals and sometimes poultry, we are unable to host our guest's companion animals. Guest AccessIn addition to our comfy bedrooms, we have a sun room, a ground level den with a woodstove, hammock and couch; 2 shared bathrooms (one with a shower the other a bathtub), a living room with piano, as well as south and north facing porches. Two bathrooms offer on-demand heated water for shower or bath. Our open-concept kitchen faces bird feeders in the winter, a fruit orchard and perennial gardens. With some advanced notice and additional fee, we are happy to provide wholesome breakfast and dinner meals made from organic or locally grown ingredients. We also offer the possibility of providing the luxury of a wood-fired hot tub, and therapeutic massage. Interaction with GuestsAs documented by our reviews, we thoroughly enjoy the social aspects of hosting. We see every guest who enters our home as a gift. We love learning about the world through other people’s eyes. Whenever possible we invite people to join us for meals (see more about meals below) and frequently end up spending hours togethr at the kitchen table playing Mexican Train Dominos or a game of our guests choosing (providing its easy enough to learn and won’t get in the way of socializing!). We’ve also hosted guests who are working on books, creating curriculum, or otherwise just need time alone. We understand and respect this need. The NeighborhoodWe live in the beloved Emerson Brook Forest. It’s a refuge from the fast pace world, a place to unwind, and reconnect to the natural world. Our home is adjacent to miles of surrounding woodland trails suitable for hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, swimming and exploring. The immediate neighborhood includes The Sustainability Project’s Emerson Brook Forest Nature Center, which features wheelchair accessible trails and edible forest gardens. We are an easy drive to several public recreational areas including Pitcher Mountain (great blueberry picking from July through August) and beautiful Mount Monadnock (reputed to be the second most climbed mountain in the world, after Mount Fuji in Japan.) Mole Hill Theater which hosts live music and theater is a seven-minute drive away. Nearby Keene is home to Keene State College (and the Redfern Art Center and Thorne Sagendorf Art Gallery) and Antioch University, the Colonial Theater, several recreation parks and nearly 90 restaurants from which to choose. The Keene Music Festival, hosting more than 90 bands of all persuasions, takes place annually on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Getting AroundWhile there is no public transportation between Gilsum and Keene (unless, one considers hitchhiking as such and we do pick up hitchhikers!), Pablo and I are willing, when available, to pick up and drop off our guests travelling by bus, train and airplane for a fee of .50 per mile including driving miles before and after pick up and drop off. Other Things to NotePlease read our House Rules which contain some repeated information as well as more detailed information. This little note is for absolute dog lovers. Andre loves hiking leash-less, up the hill, deeper into the forest. (We never take him down the road toward the state highway and cars). About 1/4th of a mile up the hill there is a large clearing with a beautiful pond. Andre is a fetcher, swimmer. If you would like him to accompany you up the hill, let us know and we'll give you more information.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWelcome to our quiet, peaceful home located in rural New Hampshire. We live on a dirt road with beautiful walks right out our front door, yet we are a quick 15 minute drive to both downtown Keene, New Hampshire and Walpole, New Hampshire. The downstairs is shared space including a well-equipped kitchen, dining room with a wood stove, board game tea room, living room with a brick fireplace and Nintendo 64, and screened-in porch. The upstairs is yours! You will have a large private bedroom with a queen-size bed, an office space with a desk, and a private bathroom with a shower. If you have more than two people, we have a second bedroom upstairs available which has a full size bed on the floor as well as a toddler bed- this is a great room for kids. This second bedroom is not rented separately, so if you only book the first room, you will still have a private bathroom. If you want to use the second bedroom you will need to book for 3 or 4 people. The yard is lovely with flower and herb gardens, an in-ground pool, and noises of our neighbor's chickens and goats. We can't wait to share our home with you. Guest AccessYou will have access to all of the common rooms in the house. The NeighborhoodFrom our home it is a 10-minute drive to Surry Mountain Lake, Surry Dam, Goose Pond, Stonewall Farm, and a local swimming hole in the Ashuelot River. Our home is a 15-minute drive to downtown Keene where you can enjoy many, wonderful, local restaurants and then enjoy an evening of live performance or film at the Colonial Theatre. If you drive 15 minutes north you will be in Walpole, New Hampshire the home of Burdick's chocolate cafe and restaurant. You will also be within 30-minutes of Mt. Monadnock, Gap Mountain, and Pitcher Mountain. These are all lovely hikes with varying levels of difficulty from very easy to moderately strenuous.
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The SpaceMy space is uniquely tucked into the woods and is very private. Guest AccessGuests may access the kitchen, living room, bathroom or laundry facilities. Interaction with GuestsI love to interact with my guests and I am always available for questions. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is country and friendly Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here so a car is a must! All wheel drive or four wheel drive is preferred if visiting in the winter. Other Things to NoteThe thermostat is kept at 64 degrees in the winter. Please be sure to bring sweaters, warm pajamas and warm coats. The bed has a warm blanket. There are cats and dogs in the house. This is a family oriented home. Grandchildren may be visiting.
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The SpacePerfect for hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing. Or a safe haven when traveling. Guest AccessShared common areas. Interaction with GuestsI love to interact with my guests! I am also available anytime by phone or email. The Neighborhood15 minutes to Keene. 50 minutes to Concord. 30 minutes to Peterboro. 45 minutes to Brattleboro VT. Close to Antioch New England College. Near Granite Gorge. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation available and you must use a car (all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive preferred if travelling in the winter) Other Things to NoteThere are 2 cats and 2 dogs in the house who are very social and loves to visit!
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4br Home/Apartment
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A private road leads you up to Four Winds Farm - which sits upon 7 acres in the middle of a 200+ acre working hay farm. Fields and woods surround the south facing house providing you with an amazing view of Mt. Monadnock. Every room has at least one sliding glass door to take advantage of the beautiful views and making the house bright and airy. On the 1st floor is a large, fully equipped kitchen leading to a dining room on one side, and living room on the other. The cherry dining table comfortably seats 10. Attached to the kitchen is a laundry room with washer/dryer and a half bath. The north end of the house has a large family room with a wood burning fireplace, built-in bar & bar table, 52' flatscreen TV with a DVR & DVD player and a leather sectional sofa. A large dvd library is provided. The south-facing living room has a floor-to-ceiling stone wood burning fireplace, a built-in bookcase filled with books & games and a Bose CD player. The first floor bedroom wing, which can be closed off by a door in order to provide privacy, consists of a bunk room with 2 sets of bunks, a room with 2 twin beds, and a Queen bedroom. Each bedroom has a sliding glass door facing south and its own outdoor seating. At the end of the hall is a full-size bath with a tub/shower and double sinks. A port-a-crib is available for little ones. The 2nd floor contains the master wing, consisting of a king-size bedroom, en suite bath with a shower and a separate sitting area with a tv/dvd and sliding door leading to a small balcony overlooking the pool. A patio runs the full length of the bedroom wing and leads to a large wrap-around deck which has direct access to the living room and kitchen through 4 sliding glass doors. There is a gas grill, and wrought iron tables and chairs to seat 10. There is a large game room in the finished basement. We have a pool table, ping pong table, foosball, darts and a sitting area. The brand new 20' x 40' in-ground pool is located on the southwest side, providing you with a beautiful sunset view. The fenced-in pool has its own patio area and lounge chairs. Here there is also a separate hot tub, apple trees, a pear tree and blueberry bushes. Since we are the only house on this hill, it is very peaceful and quiet. The cul de sac driveway provides plenty of parking, along with a 2 car garage. The large basement has a pool table, foosball table and a ping pong table. Keywords: House, Farmhouse