X-C skiing & Snowshoeing at Amos Brown House

Sunday morning the 5th, the thermometer hit minus 20, giving us clear blue skies, & sparkling snow so we took our two dogs and decided to tour near the Amos Brown House. In some places, the snow had a wind crust, in others it was deep, light & fluffy. We gave the dogs a chance … >More

The driveway approach to Naulakha has new color

The day lilies have bloomed and the rich thick stand borders the driveway welcomes you as you approach Naulakha. These flowers add great color to the dining room table or anywhere else in the house… enjoy…..

Day Lilies at the Dutton Farm House

This row of day lilies is still very young has not opened fully but adds wonderful color to your front yard. Not only do you have these wildflowers but there is also a very healthy crop of wild raspberries behind the house on the edge of the mowed lawn. Enjoy them both, bring color into … >More

Day Lilies at the Kipling Carriage House

This is a spectacular time of year. First we had rhododendrons, then wild iris with deep luxurious purples, and now day lilies. These abound everywhere, free for the picking, to enjoy at your bedside or dinner table. Come stay with us!

An easy snowshoe walk in the woods

For Valentines Day, my wife and I went snowshoeing on the Black Mtn trail, an easy outing on a well marked trail that leads to an old fire tower site from which you can see the Connecticut, New Hampshire, and surrounding hills. At sunset, it is breathtaking!

Kipling’s hidden retreat

Recently I was visiting with family that lived in the Kipling Carriage House in the 1950’s and learned that Kipling had several hidden retreats on the hillside above Naulakha. Apparently, he had two marble benches placed on the hillside where he could spend quite time musing & dreaming about the next story. The benches are … >More

Microwaves at long last

After receiving comments from many of our guests, we finally realized that microwaves are just too much a part of the convenience of daily lives so each of our historic homes now has one.  We hope this addition to the kitchen will give you more flexibility, more utility..

The Sugar House has a new Bed!

We have just removed the full bed and replaced it with a queen that is super comfortable. Tom added bedside tables so there is a new look!  We have been debating this change and finally accomplished this first one.  We are now making plans to improve both the upstairs corner bedroom in the Dutton Farm … >More