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Charming Retreat in the Heart of the Upper Valley

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A clean, fully furnished 2-bdrm sunlit apt w/attractive and modern amenities

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!

More Details

Owner
Tiffany Pache
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Tiffany Pache

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.

Tiffany Pache purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Tiffany Pache chose Norwich

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!

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Jasper Murdock's Ale House
Nearest Ferry
97 Miles
Lake Camplain, Burlington
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hanover Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
91
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Carpenter and Main
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Norwich in Windsor County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Darling bathroom with wainscotting and lace curtains. Hotel linens are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
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).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Retreat in the Heart of the Upper Valley
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
5

Perfect Home Away from Home when visiting Dartmouth

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Tiffany's carriage house. She is a wonderful host and will make sure that you have everything you need and more! We staid during Dartmouth's graduation weekend, which can be incredibly chaotic in Hanover. It was nice to be able to drive across the bridge every night and take a rest from the chaos. The house itself has a kitchenette that works perfectly fine for basic meals. We made a lovely chicken and beans dish one night and found the tools that we needed. Just beware, the fridge is a bit small. The beds are comfortable as is the bathroom and living area. Highly recommended if you are staying for a big Dartmouth weekend and are bringing kids or family, or if you are visiting the area for something else!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

Very peaceful and beautiful, while being close to Dartmouth and convenient to entire area

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful countryside, great view, very private, and quiet. Plenty of space and very comfortable. Otto, their wonderful Bernese, is the best greeter possible. Norwich is great little town; just across the river from Dartmouth. Will definitely stay here on my next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming retreat in the Upper Valley

  • 5 of 5

We only had two nights at the Carriage House, but it was perfect for what we needed. It's a quick drive from town and the property is excluded with great views of the surrounding hills. The space was perfectly sized for the four of us and very comfortable and clean. I wish we could have spent a bit more time there, but we had a busy weekend wedding schedule. Tiffany and family were very welcoming and their Bernese Otto was the cutest. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sarah, it was great having you all here. We had hoped to invite you for a beverage on the porch but you all seemed very busy. We hope the wedding was wonderful. Best, Tiffany
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the beautiful location and comfortable accommodations. It was the perfect place to stay while visiting the Hanover area and upper valley. Thanks Tiffany!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views, very charming ,

  • 1 of 5

Very uncomfortable beds in one bedroom , couldn't sleep , couldn't stay there . Moved out After one night. A few ants in kitchen, didn't like smell. Not much privacy. Big Dog unleashed. Just not for us.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry about our guest's disappointing stay, especially since her family had viewed the apartment prior to arrival and were very pleased with it. But we've taken her input to heart! The twin bed has a new mattress and pillows. We've also had weeks of rain, which led to some mustiness in the entry hall. That, too, has been rectified. We checked for ants and could not find any. The Carriage House is a separate apartment with its own entrance and we respect our guests privacy. We appreciate the feedback and since this was our guest's first Homeaway experience, we hope that she tries it out again. We reached out to VRBO/Homeaway's customer service to see if we could offer her a coupon of some sort but they said they do not do that right now.
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5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Last week my wife and I stayed at this property, and we concur that it is indeed a "charming retreat"! It's also conveniently located to both Norwich (where we dined several times at the wonderful Carpenter and Main) and Hanover. The accommodations were comfortable, and the setting among the woods above Norwich got us outside every day (despite a week of rain!) to walk the byways and even a stretch of the Appalachian Trail. We enjoyed our New England escape, and would recommend this property to fellow travelers.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.23
Damage Deposit £74.45

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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