This small Victorian is in a very private location. It is next door to a great sledding hill, and 20 minutes from Cannon. The White Mountains are readily available for hiking.
The house's interior is colorful and fun and comfortable for families.
Our house has a lot of original art in it, including the painted stairway. It is a bright, sunny space when the weather cooperates and it is handy to many mountains: Cannon, Loon, and Bretton Woods for skiing; and for hiking the list is much longer. It is very private with a big front yard and a large porch. So just hanging out on the property for a quiet get away is lovely.
Guests have access to all parts of the house: kitchen cupboards and the pantry closet as well as condiments in the fridge. The back porch is screened in and great for warmer months. The only exception is closets and bureaus, as the house is a working house and used by us often. There is an empty bureau in the twin bedroom, for those who really need one.
I am highly available via text and phone, but often do not meet guests in person as it is rare I am in the same place. If we are renting the NH house, that means I am either in ME or MA. I am happy to meet renters who are nearby our MA residence but that has been infrequent. I leave goodies, though, and am happy to help anyone figure out things to do in the area via email.
I love that our neighborhood is bordered by acres and acres of wilderness. Intrepid walkers who don't mind climbing steep hills and braving brambles can be out for a few hours.
The tiny downtown of Lisbon features a beautiful library and town office building within walking distance. There is also a bridge across the Ammonoosuc River where one can stand and look at the dam. Convenient for milk, bread, and eggs is Northrup's Store.
This house is in northern NH. There is no public transportation nearby.
The TV only gets one station! When we are there, we are not interested in watching. However, there are many movies in the house if people want to watch one!
There is no wi-fi, except for cell phones, and even those are spotty. The top of the driveway and the back bedroom have been known for decent service. Again, we are there to unplug!
There is an place with free wi-fi at Wendell's Cafe in Franconia. The coffee is decent and it is next door to the Garnet Hill Outlet, so if you are desperate for the Internet, contact can be made to the outside world from there...
We want people to treat the house with respect and be responsible guests. No parties, please. We expect it to look the way it did when guests walked in. We do allow pets and have had many well behaved dogs and a few cats!
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
I teach first and second grade in MA., a job I love. I live outside Boston with my husband and Bracco Italiano dog. Our house is a mini Italian villa made of stone and built by an immigrant from Italy in 1920. We still have the original grapevines that he planted. We love to hang out in our yard, but we also love to travel!