The SpaceThis timber frame home was constructed using entire trees, harvested from the property, they stand, like totem poles, visually joining the surrounding woods. The south-facing, wall of glass window blurs the boundary between inside and out. It's like living inside the Nature Channel, in a reverse snow globe, surrounded by weather, but cozy, inside.
Two stone fireplaces flank the main space, to enjoy firelight (during cold months), one even has a built in oven that can be used for cooking, if desired. Wide pine and oak floors made from timber from the property and milled just up the road. There is space to prep and eat contained in the rental suite, but the full kitchen, on the main floor, is available for guest use.
Note that the Sky Room itself is private, with bed, table and chairs, lounge area, etc.. The loft area is semi-private, open to the main body of the house. There are folding screens to create privacy, but it is open to the ambiance, sounds, etc. of the main floor, below. Again, the loft is open to the house, so the semi-private loft, with privacy screens, etc., really needs to work for you. Please consider this, before renting. Thanks!
Entire House Rental
Rentals can include the full house (ask about fee and availability), but this listing is for just the Master Suite a private room with it's own bath, loft and deck (with view). Guest AccessCheck in time: 3pm or later, unless arranged.
Check out time: Noon, unless arranged.
Guests will have access to the full kitchen, and fireside, but, will not necessarily be alone in the house.
If the rental is for the whole house, guests will have full access to the main floor for lounging, etc., (But, some personal rooms will be closed off). Interaction with GuestsI may be available, in the house, or may be out of town during a guests visit. If a fee has been paid for wood-fired hot tub prep, it will be filled, fired and ready at check in time. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is very rural. This house is in the woods and other homes are only visible from the edge of the deck, or through the woods. None the less, we have a variety of great restaurants in the area and Hanover, NH is right down the road (15 minutes) where concerts, movies, dance performances, etc. are usually available.
A ski slope (the Dartmouth Skiway, visible out the front window) is about 15 minutes away and has two chair lifts, and bunny slope, lodge, rental center and very reasonable rates. Two larger ski areas are each 60 miles from the house: Okemo and Stowe, both outstanding options.
Cross country skiing is readily available near the house. The Lake Morey Resort golf course (1 mile away) is an excellent choice.
WARM WEATHER SPORT
Lake Morey is a large (600 acre) lake, a mile away and is great for swimming, boating, and maintains an fantastic ice skating track in winter. The Lake Morey Resort (at Lake Morey) has an 18 hole golf course (par 70), club house, bar, spa and special events.
River swimming holes abound, nearby, I'll leave a listing in the house. They are perfection. Really.
There are many local farms in the area that produce local foods, cheeses, meats, maple syrup and more. A listing of great visits will be available to guests.
Hiking trails are available all around the local area. For a bigger climb, the White Mountains are about an hour and a half away, providing excellent mountain hiking / climbing and more. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation in the area. You will need transport. Other Things to Note• The loft is "semi-private", please, look at the pictures to see how the space sits above the "great room" of the home.
• The rental suite (room and loft) are accessed by a spiral staircase. Be aware that you may need to duck your head to avoid banging it! (Watch your head!)
• The loft does not have a railing. I've taken measures to protect you, but you'll need to be aware and keep yourself safe!
• Wood fired hot tub available, $50 fee for me to set it up for you.
Note: Prepping the tub takes time: Fill. Fire the submerged tub stove. Maintain the fire. Air temperature influences heat time: 5 - 10 hours, hence, the fee. There are no jets in the tub, it's a simple cedar tub... old school!)
• Wood for the Hot Tub
Wood will be stacked outside the fireplace room, on the deck, ready for use. Additional wood is not included in the rental.
• Water for Hot Tub
If you desire use of the hot tub, please let me know in advance. It will not be pre-heated, unless prep fee of $50 is paid. If you decide late that you'd like to use the tub, let me know, as there are specifics on how to do it without damaging the water pipes during winter. I will either fill it, have a friend fill it, or instruct you on how to do it. FILLING THE HOT TUB WITHOUT LETTING ME KNOW IS NOT ALLOWED.
• Claw Foot Tub for Rental Space on Loft
The rental suite includes a dynamite, two-sided, 6 ft claw foot tub. The tub is on rental suite loft, not in an enclosed room, in view of the huge picture window face of the house. There are folding screens to surround the tub to create the level of privacy that you desire.
• Small Food Prep Room in Rental Suite
A microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator are in the rental suite space, for your use. The full kitchen, on the main floor, is also available for cooking.
• The entry (mud room), a downstairs bathroom and a couple other minor bits of the house are still in construction. This doesn't affect the rental suite, but you may notice it when you are here.