We are a charming six acre working homestead in Eliot conveniently located 4 miles from historic Portsmouth, NH. We offer cozy accommodations & daily self serve organic breakfast options.
With 18th century charm, Shilo Farm offers comfortable accommodations with rejuvenation and convenience in mind. The feel of the home has been described as rustic elegant with an eclectic flair and our walls are filled with a unique collection of original art for inspiration and reflection.
We currently have three spaces available: The Farm House Suite, Barn Retreat and the Skylight Suite. All have private bathrooms and share the kitchen and all common spaces (ie the Dining Room and Living Room). They are listed separately on the Air BNB site. The description as follows is specifically for the FARM HOUSE SUITE.
ACCOMMODATIONS: The Farm House Suite is perfect for a couple or a family. It has a private entrance and includes a queen bed in the Master bedroom, a full bath and a sunroom/yoga/exercise room. There is the option of renting the adjoined Living Room/Library room space which has a new queen sleeper sofa for an additional $75.00. We have a twin foldaway bed for our smaller guests as well. The kitchen is fully equipped and open to all guests. It is far from the bedroom, so your peace will not be disturbed.
PRICING: Our listed price of $165 is based on double occupancy. If you are traveling with additional friends or family, there is a $20 surcharge per guest or you can rent the adjoined Living Room space for an additional $75.00. Children under the age of 1 are free.
Because we believe that sleep is one of the main pillars of health, we have invested in a Queen SLEEP NUMBER bed to ensure a restful and rejuvenating night of sleep. We use only ORGANIC linens and towels and non-toxic cleaners.
NOTE: The home is a rambling farmhouse and is attached to our residence as well. However, we are self contained in our own unit so you can have as much privacy as you desire. Please don't be shy in letting us know how much or how little you would like to interact with us or our furry menagerie. There is the Community Living room and Dining room that separates both units which optimizes your privacy.
Enjoy the serenity of the landscape while you sip on your morning coffee or tea. We invite our guests to join us in morning animal chores of collecting eggs and feeding the goats. Our fire pit is a wonderful evening activity after a day at the beach or enjoying the sites of Portsmouth.
We can interact as much or as little as you desire. We love to meet new folks and will be happy to give you advice on the area....but if it's privacy you seek...than it is yours! Just let us know! We will be minimally in the kitchen to restock the shelves for your continental breakfast, access the fridge and prepare coffee upon request.
ADDITIONAL HOLISTIC AMENITIES:
YOGA: Schedule a private Yoga class with Jonas Zev.
ADVENTURE: We can also provide guided hikes and kayaking excursions based in availability.
Feel free to spend time with one of our many furry creatures. We currently have a Great Pyrenees pup (Her name is SHASTA) who is in training as a Livestock Guardian Dog, three adopted cats, 5 Nigerian Dwarf Goats and 40 Chickens. We are a no-kill homestead and use only the eggs and milk from our flock and herd. We do ask that you enter the paddock areas only when we are home for safety reasons.
ROMANTIC FIRESIDE RETREAT/WRITER'S RETREAT: $220/night for exclusive use of the fireplace room in addition to the bedroom and sunroom (There is a private hallway that joins the two spaces). Enjoy a romantic night in front of the fire and peruse our extensive library, or use the space for a private writers retreat. With your own separate entrance, this really feels like a home away from home! Please indicate at your initial booking if you would like this amenity.
RENT THE WHOLE PROPERTY! And have exclusive use of all the common spaces. We have enough beds to sleep 11 folks. Please make a special inquiry so we can adjust the pricing accordingly. Cost: $500.00/night. If you wish to host a larger event, please inquire for special pricing.
NO SMOKING PLEASE: We are a non smoking property and ask that you do not smoke in the house or on the grounds.
NO PETS PLEASE. We wish we could host your pets as well, but unfortunately our 130# Livestock Guardian dog Shasta is the protector for our goats and chickens and gets uncomfortable with other animals on property.
We have a two night minimum from May through October.
Jonas Zev Amberger has been a full time yoga teacher since 1997 and received a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of New Hampshire in 1991. He later went on to study at the Kalidas Sanskrit University in Nagpur, India, where he received a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine in 2004. He co-founded and directed YogaEast, a progressive school for Ashtanga yoga in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from 2002 to 2006. He also founded and directed Yoga 5, a center for Ashtanga yoga and Ayurveda in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts from 2006 to 2008. Jonas says of his personal philosophy regarding yoga practice, “When I practice yoga, I move away from the external stimulation that tells me I should be this or do that. I reconnect with a true place inside myself that invites me to express myself authentically with confidence and clarity.”
Amylyn has almost 20 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, working with people of all ages and abilities, with her passion lies in connecting animals with humans and considers it the ultimate healing experience. She also holds a degree in Outdoor Education and has spent many years guiding youth and adult groups into the wilderness and facilitating ropes course adventures. She spends much of her time in the vegetable gardens, cultivating the herb gardens and continuing to grow their vision of a sustainable and self sufficient life-style. In the summer months she loves to explore the the salt marshes in her kayak, biking the winding sea roads and surrounding herself in the beauty of nature.
Together Amylyn and Jonas love to bring people together in a creative and nurturing way. Their home has been a hub for monthly community fires and they have hosted a number of bands for midsummer celebrations. They envision growing Shilo Farm into a place where friends, family and strangers alike can gather and share in music, food, and meaningful conversation. Our vision is always growing and we hope you can come and visit and be a part of our creative process!!!!