The Space***There are 2 additional bedrooms upstairs, with comfy twin beds available upon request. If interested, contact host.***
The studio accommodates 1-4 people. It has its own private bathroom with shower. The King size bed is super comfortable with an organic cuddle ewe topper. The couch is a futon, with a high quality full-size mattress. The room also includes a table and chairs, a desk, lots of books to read, games, shelf space, and a 37” flat screen TV. There is a small refrigerator and freezer, a microwave, and a hot pot. A selection of teas and hot cocoa is provided. Wine glasses and openers are also available. WiFi is included. This space has always been a favorite for sleeping as it is very quiet and comfy. It is on the ground floor, but is completely dry with no mustiness!!
Guests are free to use the kitchen and living room if they wish, but if privacy is of great importance, the room is right off the front entrance hallway, so you can come right in and head to your room without going through the house.
The house, set back and up from the road, is colorful, eclectic and full of music and art. The yard is big with soaring pines, maples, birch and oak trees all around. The extensive woods behind and next to the house connects with the MacDowell Damn property, a truly beautiful place to walk, swim, picnic and kayak. You can catch the sun rising over Crotchet Mountain from my living room and deck. The yard is frequently visited by deer, turkeys, porcupines, and every sort of local wild life.
I am happy to help out with any special requests if I am able. I want you to feel at home. There are cereals, granola, fruit, coffee and tea that you can help yourself to. Guest AccessFeel free to use the kitchen, great room, living room, deck and yard. Interaction with GuestsI’m in and out of the house throughout the day, but quite available and happy to help in any way I am able, so just ask! I'm happy to recommend restaurants and such. I’m open and friendly but also respect your privacy, so you set the level of interaction. The NeighborhoodThe house is 1/3 mile up a country road from Union Street, a residential road with sidewalks, that connects Peterborough and West Peterborough and routes 101 and 202. There is a lovely river park right at the bottom of the street. If you want a country walk, head up the hill past farms (horses, cows and sheep) and sweeping mountain views. It is an easy half mile walk down around the corner to Nature’s Green Grocer, a wonderful organic market and cafe on the beautiful Nubanuset River, SOUL yoga studio and Piggy’s, a fabulous consignment shop full of treasures large and small. Just up the hill is the gorgeous MacDowell Damn. Around the bend in another direction is the MacDowell Colony and the town playground, park and pool are just a mile away (easy to walk to on sidewalks) Downtown, where you will find wonderful shops, museums, galleries, a movie theater, and restaurants, is just 2 miles.
Peterborough is an amazing town. It is post-card, quintessential New England, with beautiful historic buildings. It is full of hip shops and fabulous restaurants, antique stores, consignment shops, the Sharon Arts Gallery, the New England Art Exchange, the Peterborough Players theater and Harlow’s Pub, a popular spot for great eats, live music and more. The area is a favorite for hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, snowshoeing, shopping and dining. Mt. Monadnock, the second most hiked mountain in the world, is about 10 minutes away, with many trails that take you to the top. Getting AroundYou can walk all over Peterborough from my home, if that suits you, but you will want a car to get the most out of the area. Other Things to NoteI have two sweet, friendly dogs. Nadja is a little nervous at first, but warms up quickly. George will want to snuggle if you sit down in the main house. They have never been allowed in the studio.