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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to the Carriage House at Dutton Hill, a four-season retreat in a serene setting a mile-and-a-half from the center of Norwich, VT and a few miles from Dartmouth College and Hanover, NH. It is a convenient location for exploring all that the Upper Valley has to offer – wonderful restaurants, theater, museums, art galleries, natural beauty and lots of outdoor fun.

The residence is on the second floor of the Carriage House. You first enter into a combined living room and dining area sunlit by many windows and an entire wall of atrium doors that open up to a large balcony overlooking rich fields, vibrant tree lines and distant mountains. It is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or an evening cocktail. The kitchen has a microwave, electric range and oven, coffee maker, refrigerator and dishes, glassware, utensils, pots, pans and basic cooking necessities.

It sleeps four comfortably in two bedrooms: there is a queen size bed in one bedroom and twin beds in the other. To make your stay more enjoyable, the apartment is infused with luxurious touches, such as French linen sheets, Australian wool comforters, lush hotel towels and high end shampoos and soaps. There is an attractive bathroom shared by both rooms that offers nice hot showers.

The carriage house is set at the top of a long beautiful lawn punctuated with ancient apple trees and a spring fed pond. Trails surround Dutton Hill providing for lots of hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, ambling and leaf peeping. The network links up with the Appalachian Trail that can also be accessed on foot. In the winter, cross country ski trails are near, downhill skiing and snowboarding a short drive as well as many other winter sports. The summers are cool and comfortable and peaceful at the Carriage House with activities steps away from the front door.

Take a night off from cooking and enjoy dinner in Norwich at Carpenter & Main, a great restaurant with a notable Chef who was Executive Chef at the four-star, four-diamond Keswick Hall resort in Virginia. If a pub experience is what you are looking for then Jasper Murdock’s – also in Norwich – is a comfortable place to have a local beer and some tasty grub. Venturing out a bit further, there are lots of restaurants in Hanover as well as shopping. Quechee, the home of Quechee Gorge and Simon Pierce are just a fifteen minute drive away and offer great views and good eats as does Woodstock, VT. White River Junction is a lot of fun too and has excellent restaurants, shops and theater. Closer by, the College at Dartmouth provides plenty of culture and entertainment as well.

The apartment is a good fit for anyone seeking a relaxing quiet atmosphere with stunning views, but it is especially ideal for parents of Dartmouth College students, Dartmouth Alumni, patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, relocating executives and those taking courses at King Arthur Bakery.

Having said that, families are also more than welcome. The twin room is perfect for children of all ages - far enough from Mom and Dad for privacy but close enough so that they are not afraid.

We are about three miles to King Arthur Bakery – a great stop for coffee, lunch or a casual dinner – as well as a cook’s playground.

The Montshire Museum is also very near and is a great stop for families. The Hood Museum at Dartmouth also offers programming for all ages. There is plenty to do no matter the time of year. Just get here and we’ll help you figure out the best places to visit!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 780 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom one has a queen bed adorned with french linen sheets and warm quilts. Velvet blackout curtains hang on the windows and there is a closet with iron/board, suitcase stand and extra blankets. The second bedroom has twin beds with a soft carpet and gentleman's armoir. The beds don luxury sheets and comforters filled with Australian sheep's wool for extra warmth! It also has velvet blackout curtains. Both bed rooms have bedside tables and lamps as well as suitcase stands....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Darling bathroom with wainscotting and lace curtains. Hotel linens are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Extra amenities are available on request such as a welcome happy hour, continental breakfast on the weekends, warm cookies in the evening, Fire Pit Fridays (certain times and weather permitting), afternoon teas and premade picnics (some require an additional fee)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    There is a stereo option on the television....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table is in the main room which combines kitchen and living area. The table expands to seat four comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    A full kitchen with character!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some very basic pantry items....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid-Season
Oct 17 - Feb 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$149 $219
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

Low Season
Feb 21 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$139 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat
$850

Changeover Day: Saturday

Dartmouth Graduation
Jun 9 - Jun 11, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,500
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$219
$1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Fee $35
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Three day holiday weekends require a three night minimum. All other stays only a two-night. This is a no-smoking rental.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH
1.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jasper Murdock's Ale House
97 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Camplain, Burlington
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hanover Country Club
6 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
91
1.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Carpenter and Main
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dartmouth SKIWAY (10 m); Killington, Vermont (40m)

Car: Necessary

Norwich is one of the towns that dot the Connecticut River in Northern Vermont and New Hampshire that make up the picturesque Upper Valley. The area is dedicated to four season outdoor adventures and sports and there are numerous of nature lovers living here. Norwich has a Norman Rockwell feel to it - a true New England town - with a Town Green, General Store, a tall steepled white Congregational Church and a pub or two- all of which are comfortably nestled into the mountains. There are lots of trails for hiking, biking, skiing, bird watching and such just a short walk from our Carriage House. In fact, the Appalachian Trail meanders through Norwich and can also be reached by foot from this vacation spot. Just across the bridge is Dartmouth College offering up lots of talent, culture, shopping and good eats. World Class theater, opera and music are all available and appreciated here. We are close to the breathtaking Quechee Gorge, to Quechee town and Simon Pearce where glass blowing demonstrations are available, as well as a fantastic restaurant. The storied town of Woodstock, Vermont is also nearby and worth a day trip. Downhill skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of the Dartmouth SKIWAY, Suicide Six, and Killington at a bit more of a distance. This area is also the location of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, a world class medical facility providing care to the region. It could be that the Upper Valley is the unofficial birthplace of the farm-to-table foodie movement as most restaurants wouldn’t think of offering anything but local, fresh ingredients. Ariana's Restaurant in Orfield, NH is a great find, as is Osteria in Woodstock, VT, and a bit closer is Carpenter & Main (just a mile away) with a Chef that hails from Keswick Hall - a 4-star, 4- diamond resort in Virginia. There are numerous craft beer breweries such as Jasper Murdock's Alehouse which is right in Norwich! Hard cider products from local orchards abound and remarkable local artisanal cheeses -that go well beyond Vermont Cheddar -are available and best sampled at the Norwich Farmers Market. The summers are cool and comfortable offering golfing, sight-seeing, hiking, swimming and all sorts of camps. Autumn is breathtakingly beautiful and hiking, cycling and just plain old leaf peeping are actively pursued. Winter brings a quiet serenity to the landscape, but it is equally active with folks enjoying downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, skating, snow shoeing, snow mobiling and other winter sports. It is a friendly, relaxed place that offers up the best of what Mother Nature provides. Having said all of that, the greatest thing that the Carriage House at Dutton Hill offers is the view. When you take in the vista all the anxiety of life just melts away, your shoulders relax, you inhale deeply and you enjoy.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: After my husband retired from the military, we moved to Norwich, VT. He hails from New England and attended Norwich University so he was familiar with the area. As for me, I just spent the last quarter century living in Old Town, Alexandria working as a journalist - I didn't know what I was getting into. Well, I have to say, it is the most beautiful place I have ever lived. We are delighted to share it with visitors to our Carriage House.

Why the Owner Chose Norwich, VT, USA:
The setting is what sold this property to us. Each time we stepped onto the property and took in the view all our anxiety slipped away. It is just a really relaxing, pretty place. The Carriage House has an even better view than the main residence. We often enjoy evening cocktails on the balcony of the apartment when it isn't occupied, of course!


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Dutton Hill Road

    Dutton Hill Road

  • The Carriage House

    The Carriage House

  • The deck/balcony.

    The deck/balcony.

  • View from the balcony.

    View from the balcony.

  • The weathervane.

    The weathervane.

  • Carriage House

    Carriage House

  • Front of Carriage House

    Front of Carriage House

  • Pond on property.

    Pond on property.

  • Old apple trees.

    Old apple trees.

  • Dutton Hill Road.

    Dutton Hill Road.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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