The SpaceUpon arrival, you’ll immediately fall in love with our beautifully decorated home, nestled in New Hampshire's lush, green landscape and bordered by the tumbling Blow Me Down Brook and Covered Bridge. Indeed, it has been deeply loved by three generations of our family for fifty years! With enough room to accommodate up to 7 guests throughout 1,300 square feet of inviting living space, our rustic home is the perfect size and layout for families, friends or couples looking to explore all this area has to offer. Originally an old horse barn, the converted property now boasts an appealing mix of antique decor, fine artwork and modern-day appliances. We hope you will love our house as much as we do:-)
Look forward to preparing delicious home-cooked meals in the recently remodeled, fully equipped kitchen, stocked with everything you'll need to create mouthwatering meals. Shop at nearby Edgewater Farms farm stand in Plainfield, and select from an astounding array of organic vegetables to cook up. When you return home from your ventures, unwind and relax while listening to music on the surround-sound system, streaming movies on the blu-ray player, or curl up by the handsome fireplace with a new read. Have dinner out on the screened porch, and afterwards sip a warm beverage in the cool breeze before retiring to one of the welcoming bedrooms for a peaceful night’s sleep.
While you may consider spending the duration of your getaway lounging inside our comfortable and cozy home, you won’t have to travel far to experience authentic New England life. Just steps from the property, you’ll want to explore the Blow Me Down Covered Bridge, or climb down and wade into the brook for some adventuresome rock hopping. During your stay, be sure to pay a visit to St. Gaudens National Historic Site for a variety of wonderful outdoor concerts and events, and learn about Cornish’s history as an art colony. Drive just a few miles down the road to cross the famous Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge spanning the Connecticut River, but be sure to walk your horses or pay 2 dollars fine!
Pull out your bid card at the Smith Auction Gallery in Plainfield and bid on fine antiques at an authentic auction. Venture a little further to the town of Quechee, Vermont for abundant restaurant and shopping destinations, which range from antique stores to elegant glass blowing studios. Hanover, New Hampshire, home to Dartmouth College, is located a short distance away, boasting an endless array of local boutiques and restaurants.
For those looking for outdoor adventure, visit Mount Ascutney for a scenic hike or mountain bike ride with mountain top views of huge stretches of the twin states, or rent a canoe and paddle down the Connecticut River. In the autumn, you'll be in the perfect spot to watch the leaves turn spectacular colors. Venture out to try zip-lining at one of the local resorts. Come winter, you’ll enjoy easy access to NH and Vermont's famous ski resorts such as Sunapee, Killington and Stowe, all an hour or less from our home.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway with loved ones, or a more adventurous tour of New England's great outdoors, book our delightful Cornish home for an experience you’ll never forget! Interaction with GuestsWe all live far away from the house, so we will not be able to meet you. We have a team of people on the ground who can help if any needs arise:-) The NeighborhoodCornish is an old artists colony graced by such names as Maxfield Parish, Augustus St. Gaudens, and others from that time period. In our little neighborhood, we have roads that can be walked for miles with farms, horses, covered bridges, ponds, and the timeless scenery of New England. The nearest little town is Plainfield, which is about 1.5 miles from the house. There is a small general store and gas station there, a library, post office, auction house, and a few churches. If you keep driving down 12-A for 8 miles, you will reach West Lebanon, where there are numerous shopping centers, and everything you will need. In the other direction on 12-A, you will find the Cornish-Windsor covered bridge, and there is shopping in Windsor too. Getting AroundThere is an Amtrak station in Windsor, Vt, just across the long covered bridge that spans the Connecticut River. There is a teeny little airport in West Lebanon that has flights from Boston. Other Things to NoteOur neighbor across the road is extremely sensitive to lights being left on outside. Please make sure all outside lights are off before you retire for the night. Thank you!