Auk's Nest welcomes children and pets. Beautiful cottage gardens surround the house, which is furnished with a skillful blend of antiques and 21st-century comfort.
The south bedroom, with a double bed, overlooks extensive cottage gardens and an apple orchard; the north bedroom, with twin beds, has a view into the woods. Both rooms have ample closet space, and plenty of books to browse.
Breakfast time! How about fresh orange juice and seasonal fruits, followed by fresh eggs laid yesterday by free-range chickens? With bacon, or sausage? Fragrant, tasty bread stuffs with homemade jams and jellies make a hit, as do my signature specialties – German apple pancake, Kaiserschmarrn, Savory Baked Omelette. Just let me know of any special dietary preferences, guests at Auk’s Nest get just what they want.
Miles of hiking trails extend through the abutting 350-acre forest preserve, and swimming, boating, berry picking, mountain climbing, and tennis are minutes away. Winter brings cross-country and Alpine skiing, tobogganing, and sleigh rides; play in the snow and come in to relax by the fire with hot cocoa and a good book. Arts and crafts galleries and shops abound, plus excellent "antiquing." and the area boasts many first-class restaurants.Guest Access
Temple is in the Monadnock Region, New Hampshire's "Currier & Ives Corner" ~ the perfect location for exploring surrounding towns and neighboring Vermont and Massachusetts. The region offers chamber music, repertory theatre, galleries, and many fine restaurants. Tennis, swimming, hiking, and berry picking are all nearby, and wintertime guests can hike, ski, and snowshoe 15 minutes away at Windblown Ski area, or on the abutting thousand-acre Heald Tract. Bring your skis & snowshoes & sleds! Stay-at-homes enjoy music, games, and books by the fire in the book-filled living room.
.Interaction with Guests
I love to swap stories with guests who are so inclined ~ and I know when to keep myself to myself! Many travelers love each other's company best.The Neighborhood
The lovely New England village of Temple nestles on the flank of Temple Mountain. I love its friendly, old-fashioned rural character, unaltered in my four decades of residence. We have a good library and an old-time family store, and our historical society offers a variety of stimulating events.Getting Around
Temple is a friendly, old-fashioned rural hamlet. Public transportation does not thrive in our rustic area. Folks love to bring their bikes for our back roads and byways ~ and the roads and driveways are well plowed in winter!Other Things to Note
A word about Bed & Breakfasts: Why are our rates higher than private rooms?
B&B hosts are seasoned professionals, steeped in the nuances of inn keeping. We love to spin local tales and recommend restaurants and special local sites ~ and we know how and when to keep our distance. Important: The State of New Hampshire requires licenses, yearly safety and health inspections, and special B&B insurance coverage, and imposes a 9 percent Rooms and Meals Tax. Guests benefit from our professionalism and from the safety that these requirements provide.