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Garden Retreat, Lake Fairlee, Dartmouth & Skiway

SuperhostFairlee, Vermont, United States
Entire townhouse hosted by Pippa
6 guests1 bedroom4 beds1 bath
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A 6 min. walk to Lake Fairlee, 23 mins. to Dartmouth or Dartmouth Ski-way, our Airbnb includes a 1000 square ft room in a lovely garden setting. This separate house built onto ours has a private entrance and offers hardwood floors, radiant heat in winter, large windows, a private kitchen, private bath, garden views and 2 spacious semi-private sleeping areas - one queen bed, one single bed, plus 2 queen futons in shared spaces. We are cleaning re CDC & Airbnb guidelines to keep everyone safe.

The space
Our place was designed for music gatherings and over night guests with social ambiance in mind. But the large room also serves as a quiet environment for just one or two people to relax, read, meditate, watch movies or work. There are stairs leading up to the loft with three alcoves for sleeping areas. We provide folding Chinese screens for additional privacy. Each alcove has a window view. We are only minutes away from Dartmouth and the many cultural gems and natural beauties in the area. We welcome people from all backgrounds.

Guest access
We offer two road bikes, two kayaks, badminton and an easy to set up folding ping pong table.

FYI, cell phone signal is unreliable here at this point. It comes and goes. We have a landline in the Airbnb.

Other things to note
SUMMER: We encourage people to explore our 3 acre grounds and flower gardens. There are outside chairs, cushions and tables that are easy to relocate as the sun shifts. Guests have access to two road bikes in good condition and two kayaks secured down at the lake. There is a dock very close by for swimming, or you can take a 5 minute drive to the town beach, Treasure Island. There you'll find dressing rooms, a life guard, picnic tables, canoe rentals, and a pleasant community atmosphere.

WINTER INDOORS: Viewing winter fields and woods from our warm interior of verdant plants and natural light creates a great setting for a cold weather retreat. It’s perfect for meditating, study or work, and the apartment is large enough to include space for yoga with mats and meditation cushions for two. Or just curl up with a book from the large selection in our library.

WINTER OUTDOORS: For natural beauty and winter exercise, you can cross-country ski on beginner trails through the neighborhood woods and fields straight from our door. Or take a quick walk down to Lake Fairlee and ice fish with the locals. Ten miles east in Lyme, NH there are beautiful cross-country ski trails with beginning to advanced levels. You can also find good down-hill skiing in Lyme at Dartmouth Skiway. A fifteen minute drive north brings you to Lake Morey, famous for the largest groomed ice skating trail on any lake in the Unifed States. For the adventurous, the Post Mills airport offers year-round balloon rides.

WINTER, NIGHT LIFE AND CULTURE: Hanover NH (home of Dartmouth College) and White River Junction provide a wealth of night life and artistic inspiration. The Fall/Winter calendar goes into full swing starting in September with high calibre theatre and concert productions all the way to May — not to mention some very fine restaurants. Check out Northern Stage in White River Junction and the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth in Hanover.

GUITARS: We are also the site of Vermont Instruments where George has run a school for building acoustic stringed instruments since 1982. Two of his fine guitars are always in the apartment for guest use and we encourage musicians to practice here. We also welcome guest visits to the guitar shop where you can see the craft of lutherie in progress.
A 6 min. walk to Lake Fairlee, 23 mins. to Dartmouth or Dartmouth Ski-way, our Airbnb includes a 1000 square ft room in a lovely garden setting. This separate house built onto ours has a private entrance and offers hardwood floors, radiant heat in winter, large windows, a private kitchen, private bath, garden views and 2 spacious semi-private sleeping areas - one queen bed, one single bed, plus 2 queen futons in sh…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 2 sofa beds

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Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
Heating

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Fairlee, Vermont, United States

We live on a small residential street in the village of Post Mills one of five tiny villages in the rural town of Thetford, in Central Eastern VT. Post Mills is populated by full time residents and also has a vibrant summer community. The four camps around our 450 acre lake have been in operation since 1906 leaving much of the shoreline still wooded. Scenic bike rides, rivers and hiking trails on public lands are minutes away. We recommend the Post Mills Airport for balloon rides and our town beach, Treasure Island, if you're looking for a community atmosphere on the lake. From June to mid-October treat yourself to the produce and organic cheeses at Cross Road Farm located 1/3 of a mile from our place. You'll find art galleries, theater, summer concerts, delightful restaurants, shopping, church suppers, antiquing and more beautiful natural settings within easy reach of our village.! Ask us!
We live on a small residential street in the village of Post Mills one of five tiny villages in the rural town of Thetford, in Central Eastern VT. Post Mills is populated by full time residents and also has a…

Hosted by Pippa

Joined in April 2014
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I'm an artist (painter and fabric dyer) and teach both art and yoga in the our Vermont/New Hampshire community known as the Upper Valley. My husband is a musician and master guitar builder. We both have studios on the property. I'm devoted to creating in my studio and to my yoga practice. In summer I try to be outdoors as much as possible -- swimming in the lake, cycling, and just soaking up nature. We also enjoy gardening and cooking with fresh ingredients. In winter I can cross country ski right from my door. I love reading and just finished Manhattan Beach. My husband and I listen to jazz most often, at the moment, Monty Alexander and Ahmad Jamal, but we also enjoy other styles -- classical music and ballet. We've traveled in Europe and Asia and would love to live in France for a year. Since we spend so much time in the country, it's always a treat to explore a city like New York, Boston or Toronto!
I'm an artist (painter and fabric dyer) and teach both art and yoga in the our Vermont/New Hampshire community known as the Upper Valley. My husband is a musician and master guitar…
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We are generally at home and live on the property. We allow guests their own entrance and complete privacy. At the same time, we're available to answer any questions in person or by text to ensure our guests can feel safe and oriented, and able to enjoy their time here.
We are generally at home and live on the property. We allow guests their own entrance and complete privacy. At the same time, we're available to answer any questions in person or…
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