The Space35 minutes to Okemo (downhill/cross-country/snowboarding), 10 minutes to Mount Ascutney (snowshoeing/cross-country), 30 minutes to Hanover/Dartmouth/Norwich
While this space is perfect for anyone who wants a get-away--a place to relax, meditate, write, listen to birds or the chance to see a bald eagle--the unique attraction and outstanding quality here is the river. Over twenty miles accessible to boats, much more for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards. Feel free to bring your own, or use the kayaks available here.
There is a gentle walk-down path to the water from your patio, and an opportunity to sit on chairs, the grass, or a small stretch of "beach" right by the water. The covered patio area includes a grill, table and chairs, looks out to the fieldstone fireplace (available for camp fires), and water.
Inside is an open and inviting main room. The kitchen area has a full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, hot plates, pots/pans/dishes, hot water kettle, toaster, and convection oven. Pantry and fridge are stocked with all the basics and much more. A multi-purpose table with two chairs allow you to eat inside and watch the river, or use it as a work space/desk.
View tv or the flicker of flames from an electric fireplace from the soft micro suede couch. The HDTV is a 45" flat screen with cable (including espn), netflix, a dvd player and surround sound. DVDs, games, books, and puzzles available. Phone for domestic calls.
The bedroom has a view of the river, too, and a queen-sized bed, ample closet/hanging space, and a bureau. For additional sleeping in the main room, there's a chaise style couch (31x71) that converts to a (believe it or not, super-comfy) twin-sized bed. A self-inflating twin mattress can be used for a fourth person.
The bathroom includes a tiled rain shower and linen closet. Around the corner is a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.
Radiant floor heating through-out the apartment, and it stays nice and cool in the summers. Bedroom is air-conditioned in the summer. Modern ventilation system throughout home keeps air super clean and fresh. Guest AccessThe apartment is on the lower level of the house, and has it's own keyed entry door facing the river. Your privacy is important (We live above in the upper levels and access the house from the road side.) You have your own patio space and "back yard." Feel free to come and go as you please. Interaction with GuestsMost likely, we will be around when you are and available for questions, concerns, assistance. Some people enjoy socializing, others like autonomy, and we take our cues from you! Most importantly, we want you to feel like the place/space is yours, and unfettered by urban noise and chatter.
Check-in time is flexible as long as you don't mind letting yourself in. We can make arrangements that work best for you.
On occasion, we may not be on site during check-in or the duration of your stay, and will provide instruction ahead of time. I'm always available via text or call for any questions or concerns you might have. The NeighborhoodThe Odyssey is on state-maintained (very useful in the winter) Route 5, Connecticut River Road, which is home to several small organic vegetable farms and farm stands, a few dairy cows, maple syrup producers, a Christmas tree farm, and mostly year-round inhabitants. This 10-mile stretch of road connects the towns of Windsor, Weathersfield, and Springfield.
Within 10 minutes is a small grocery store, several local restaurants, bike trails, Mount Ascutney. Okemo, Dartmouth/Hanover are 35 minutes away. Getting AroundAmtrak station in Windsor, VT about 7 miles away. Airport in Lebanon, NH, with car rental available. It would take some coordination around schedules, but reach out if you are interested in coming via public transportation versus car. I may be able to be your Uber driver. Other Things to NoteSome basic recreation items are provided--bug spray, sunscreen, beach chairs, life vests--though you will want to consider bringing your own favorite flavors of such items, in a addition to water shoes/crocs. For winter recreation, 2 pairs of snowshoes are available.
Companion animals are considered additional guests. When you book the space, please include them in your count. For instance, if there are two people and two dogs, you are four guests total.