The SpacePeaceful, romantic, inspiring and comfy OFF THE GRID home, lovingly created and enjoyed by many. Only 6 miles to town, yet loads of privacy and peace and quiet. Overlooks mountains to the north and west - spectacular sunsets, and amazing stargazing! Beautiful meandering yard & field, no visible neighbors.
House has an open kitchen - dining - livingroom with propane fireplace, and piano! Several choices for eating - the island in kitchen, the dining table overlooking the view, or the porch in warmer months.
The daylight basement is finished into a yoga studio, with a view of the field and beyond, & a woodstove - open space to play, dance, stretch - whatever moves you.
There are 2 baths - the one upstairs has a clawfoot tub, downstairs has a shower. Sleeping accommodations are: 2 lofts - one w/double bed & one w/twin, a single daybed overlooking the mountains, and futon couch on the porch (warm weather, only!) There is also a couch in common space that is very long and a mini futon in the yoga room.
Although there are a couple of kerosene lamps in my photos, I no longer keep them active, as lamp oil has gotten so costly, and people often did not use them properly. Candles, instead!
It is easy to 'hide out' at my place, and equally easy to access entertainment and local color. Cell phone coverage is good.
Give yourself a vacation to remember. . . to refresh, restore and inspire your spirit.
Many thanks, Karen Guest AccessQuiet dirt roads and paths for walking or biking. Loads of mountain hikes close-by, ponds, rivers, and magical swimming holes. (see photos of Step Falls). Sunday River Ski Resort & Mt. Abrams 20 minutes away. Cross-country ski trails 5 minutes away! Downtown is 10 minutes away, with shops, SUPER yummy (internet) Cafe DiCocoa, restaurants from basic to higher end, music on weekends, Hoot Nite (local musicians jam) at Sud's Pub on Thursdays, The Gem - our new & improved movie theater, Rite-Aid, grocery, health food store. . . A friendly and charming town, in all seasons. An hour to North Conway, 1.5 hours to Portland or Freeport. Interaction with GuestsI am a big fan of communication! Please make sure you have read my site thoroughly .... super late check-in times do not work. Please note that you provide your own sheets & towels. If you are doing the instant booking option, please be aware that a sleepy tiger cat may need to be here, depending on my cat sitter's availability! He will be gone over Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year's for sure, though...
I may be available to hire for private yoga classes, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Thai-Shiatsu or Energy Coaching during your stay. Could also arrange for massages while you are here, with a wonderful therapist! The NeighborhoodSuper quiet - No visible neighbors. Walk, bike, hike or ski right from the door. Yet town is just a 10 minute drive, with plenty to do - see description in "Guest Access" section! Getting AroundIs lovely and low key. Walk, bike, hike, ski or drive - traffic free! During ski season, there is a bus that frequents town if you want to take it up to Sunday River, rather than dealing with parking, etc. Other Things to NotePlease thoroughly read all sections of the Airbnb site, to help answer your questions. The house Is off-the-grid, which requires a bit more mindfulness, but it has all the creature comforts of home - including a wide sky for star gazing, weather watching, sunsets, and moonrises.
Although I offer a FLEXIBLE check-in time, I do ask that you make a realistic assessment of your ETA allowing for traffic, especially on Fridays coming up from the south, as someone (either myself or a friend) will be greeting you and going over house stuff... thanks!