The SpaceThe apartment has been recently renovated and it is absolutely beautiful. It gets lovely afternoon light in the living and dining rooms through westerly-facing windows ... a perfect spot to relax. These rooms have hardwood floors, oriental rugs and gorgeous antiques. The futon opens out into a full-sized bed. It is brand new and super comfortable. There is a flat screen tv (with satellite) mounted on the wall in the living room. WiFi is available throughout the apartment.
The bedroom has a lovely queen-sized sleigh bed and a window with views overlooking the cows and dairy barn.
Guests are welcome to enjoy our covered porch. The perfect spot to relax with a book or enjoy a meal or glass of coffee. Or wine!
There is a kitchen with mini-fridge, microwave oven, toaster oven, single burner hot plate and coffee pot. It is stocked with plates, bowls, glasses, silverware and other essentials.
The entrance to the apartment is private -- through the garage and up a set of stairs. Guest AccessYou are welcome to wander around and enjoy the property! The cows are milked twice a day, morning and night. Feel free to go into the milking parlor to see first-hand how cows are milked. You can even try your hand at milking one yourself! Check out the baby calves in the hutches (if we have any newborns you might even have the opportunity to bottle feed one yourself) and the "teen-agers" who live in a separate calf barn. Kids love to count the barn cats. We have two horses, two big and very friendly Bernese Mountain Dogs and at certain times of the year we also have pigs ...
We tap our own trees, so if you are here during sugaring season, you are in for a real treat! There is nothing like walking into the sugar house when Dave or Andy are boiling .... have a taste of fresh syrup before it is even bottled!
We have both a brook and a pond on the property. Bring a fishing pole to try to catch a trout ... or a net to go after frogs! We have a large garden with plenty of fresh produce. If you are here in the summer, feel free to harvest and eat fresh vegetables. We also have a farm store on the property ... our own raw cow's milk, hamburger and maple syrup as well as local honey, cheese and organic eggs are available for purchase.
Snowmobile trails cut through the property .... great for skiing or snowmobiling in the winter, or hiking in the summer. Interaction with GuestsI live here on the farm with my boyfriend, Pete ... the farmer ... and our three teen-age daughters. We are all available to point you in the direction of the best swimming hole, excellent meal, hike, sunset vista spot, music event, antique shop, latte, thrift shop, boutique, playground, ice cream cone or pizza! All three girls are happy to give informal tours of the farm or even babysit for hire if you are hankering for a night out (there are many restaurants to choose from within a half hour drive, but the restaurant at L.A. Burdicks is right here in Walpole ... and it is renowned!) I am a certified Massage Therapist. I have been practicing for 20 years. I am happy to provide massages right in your apartment. Let me know if you are interested and we will be sure to get you in the schedule.
Of course, if you'd prefer limited interaction, we will respect your privacy. The NeighborhoodWalpole is an absolutely beautiful New England village. It's streets are lined with gorgeous homes and public buidlings. For a small town, we have unbelievable diversity and most importantly ... community. The locals are proud of their New England heritage and the newcomers (like me) bring a respect for that heritage and a little bit of something different to the mix. This town has it all. And what I most appreciate ... it has a town center; a central location where we interact with one another. A post office. A couple of coffee shops. A gas station. A town green. A town recreation area. Restaurants. Taverns. A golf course. This is a town that is built on community. L.A. Burdicks and it's grocery store provide world-renowned chocolate, strong coffee, french pastries, lunch and dinners and high-quality (and often locally-sourced) groceries. The Bellows Walpole Inn is another local favorite; both its pub and its gourmet restaurant. The Walpole Tavern is a local gathering spot, offering resonably-priced pub fare in a kid-friendly environment. There are often concerts on the green on Sunday afternoons. The golf-course and town recreational area with swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts are open to the public. The Walpole Mountain View Winery and Alyson's Apple Orchard are great excursions ... each 5-minutes from the farm. Walpole has an ice cream scoop shop with antique car cruise nights on Sunday evenings during warm weather as well as a weekend flea market. We are happy to provide other suggestions for nearby towns as well.
Skiiers ... Stratton, Mt. Snow, Okemo and Mt. Sunnape are all within an hours drive away and Killington and Pico are certainly not too far! There is a public ice rink in Keene, and tubing at Granite Gorge, also in Keene. The farm is located on a snow-mobile trail .... direct access to miles of both snowmobiling as well as cross-country skiing.
Hip, artsy, Brattleboro, Vermont and lovely Keene, NH are both just 20 - 30 minutes away. Skiing at Okemo and Stratton are close. Bromley's alpine slide and adventure park, various zip-line parks, West Lebanon, NH (Dartmouth) and Manchester, VT (outlets) are just an hour away.
There are more dairy farms here in Walpole (8) than any other town in New Hampshire. Small family dairy farming is a dying breed. A stay here at Great Brook Farm will provide you with a glimpse of days gone by. Getting AroundWe live in a rural location with no public transportation. You will need a car. There is plenty of room for parking! Other Things to NoteIf you plan on simply enjoying the apartment with limited exposure on the farm, that's fine! You will love it, and feel completely relaxed.
If you do plan on having some fun exploring the farm, be sure to bring some boots. And clothes you don't mind getting dirty!
A 9% rooms and meals tax is included in this rate.
(STATE OF NH MEALS AND RENTALS TAX LICENSE NO. 060968)