Historic Hanover Area Home, 16 Miles to Dartmouth!

Sleeps 84 BR1 BA


Reconnect with nature at this charming New Hampshire farmhouse. Nestled on 20 rural acres bordering the 1,200-acre Haffenreffer Forest, this 4-bed, 1-bath vacation rental highlights Enfield’s natural beauty and is only 16 miles from Dartmouth College for all of the students, parents, and alumni. Tranquility is guaranteed while you're hiking along Spectacle Pond or Grafton Pond. In the winter, venture to ski Whaleback Mountain or simply cross-country ski or sled right out the back door!


  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Heating
  • Washer
  • Pets Allowed


Location Details

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (14.9 miles), Dartmouth College (16.9 miles), Enfield Shaker Museum (6.7 miles), Shrine of Our Lady-La Salette (6.8 miles), Montshire Museum of Science (22.9 miles), Story Land (90.3 miles), Cardigan Mountain School (5.8 miles)

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Cardigan Mountain State Park (9.7 miles), Lake Sunapee (21.1 miles), Quechee State Park (24.1 miles), Polar Caves Park (26.2 miles), Wellington State Park (28.3 miles), Lake Winnapausakee (64.1 miles)

SKI RESORTS: Whaleback Mountain (13.3 miles), Ragged Mountain Resort (19.6 miles), Killington Ski Area (51.5 miles)

LAKES: Spectacle Pond (1.2 miles), Grafton Pond (2.1 miles), Crystal Lake (2.2 miles), Mascoma Lake (6.9 miles)

NEARBY CITIES: Hanover (17.2 miles), Hartford (21.3 miles), Claremont (31.5 miles), Laconia (43.8 miles)

AIRPORTS: Lebanon Municipal Airport (17.9 miles), Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (73.4 miles), Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (73.4 miles)


22 reviews
  • Loved the location


    We had a lovely sister weekend at this property. The accommodations are cozy and warm and really give you the feel of an older farmhouse. It's quintessential old New England. We loved the local hiking. The stairs are as advertised - steep with no handrail, and there is only one bathroom connected to the main bedroom, but again - this is a farmhouse from the 1700s, so keeping that in mind it was great!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Mary S.
    Published November 1, 2022
  • Nice relaxing stay


    Nice quiet location close to many outdoor recreation opportunities. Liked the sense of home it gave. Only one small issue was with the electronic door lock, it stopped working and were unable to lock the door when we checked out at 11:00.Called number given for assistance and also sent email but had not received a reply as of the time of this review.Would recommend for anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Andrew M.
    Published October 11, 2022
  • Terrible.


    Horrible experience. A single 1st floor window unit does not qualify as an air conditioned. There were lots of spider webs, stained area rug on the dirty bathroom floor, ancient bed mattresses and a bevy steep stairway to the second floor without a railing. Since the only bathroom was on the 1st floor anyone needing to use it would have to navigate it in the dark. Not a good setup. Can NOT recommend this to anyone - especially at the price. Looking for a refund.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Robert G.
    Published August 24, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Robert – we are very troubled to read your review and regret that your experience has not matched the average 4.77-star rating we have worked hard to achieve with over 68 reviews since we opened the Historic Story Homestead to vacationers. The Historic Story Homestead is a nearly 230-year-old farmhouse nestled on 20 acres of pristine forest surrounded by peace and quiet as well as many activities including some of New Hampshire’s best kayaking. Our listing clearly alerts our prospective guests to the steep stairway built by Revolutionary War soldier John Story in 1797. It features wide plank walls but is a steep pitch. In New Hampshire, central air conditioning is not a standard feature. We know that it sometimes gets hot which is why we have provided 3 window unit air conditioners. Because most guests prefers the clean cool night air, we also have window fans. The AC units are not installed permanently because they are not used much but they were all available. The bed mattresses are not ancient, and we have also invested in mattress toppers for some of them for added comfort. The King mattress in the luxurious canopy bed in the master has been lauded by many guests as being like sleeping on a cloud. As it regards the bathroom, the listing clearly articulates where the bathroom is, and I admit that it would be nice to have another bathroom. However, we do have nightlights installed so no one must navigate anything in the dark and there is additional lighting available if more is desired. I am hoping to add an additional bathroom upstairs – not an easy job on a 230-year-old historic farmhouse. It is unfortunate that you chose to shorten your stay without contacting me about your concerns so that we could try to address any reasonable issues you had raised. I am always available by phone and text to try to assist our guests who have questions or concerns about anything. Most people appear to be willing to trade off the inconvenience of one bathroom for the history, peace, quiet, and convenience of the location. On the day you chose to end your stay, I had my cleaning team immediately investigate the property and they reported to me that there were a few cobwebs that their dusting had missed. Our pest company actively works to protect the property from any kind of unwelcome guests. I was unaware that the bathroom mat was stained, and we are always ready to replace items like that so we will instruct our on-site team to address that - thank you for letting me know about it. I will work with our guest management company Evolve to reasonably accommodate any legitimate concerns."

  • Quiet retreat


    We had a nice stay at this rural 200+ year old home. It was our home base as we explored NH. Wish that Enfield was a bit closer to attractions like Lake W and the White Mountains. We did so much driving. The property owner, Mike, was very attentive. Our son was stung by bees that made a nest under the picnic table and Mike got an exterminator out to the house immediately. There were spices in the cupboard, plenty of towels and beds were comfy. If you like rustic and off the beaten path, you’ll be happy here.

    Published June 27, 2022
  • Great home in excellent location


    We loved our stay at the Story Homestead! Great history and hiking in the area. Fun, delicious places to eat. The house was perfect! A small issue when we arrived was solved within minutes by our host. Totally recommend staying here!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Carole C.
    Published April 20, 2022
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