Peaceful Private Inspiring
All expectations are listed in the house manual located on the kitchen table. In general, guests should leave the house as they found it and bring dirty bed sheets and towels to the laundry machines before check out. Trash and recyclables go in cans on the back side of the porch. The house is furnished with comfortable beds and some antiques. Guests should treat the lodge as they would treat the home of a beloved family member (for example, no jumping on beds and cleaning up after themselves). Anything not functioning properly or of concern should be reported to Joe and Kaycie so they can deal with it immediately. Dancing Fern Lodge has a strict no pets and no smoking policy.
Our family of four lives on our small homestead in Keene, which is the abutting property north of Dancing Fern Lodge. We feel passionately about our community and the beautiful land where we live. Diversified organic farming is largely a part of our backgrounds, but we've downsized farming ventures so that we can sustain our own family primarily with homegrown food, lumber and firewood. Joe, (aka Jack of all trades), is a horse lover and works as a farrier (trimming and shoeing horses). He retired from the NYC Fire Department after 20 years of service. While juggling farm and vacation rental ventures, Kaycie whole heartedly embraces her job as a preschool teacher and as "Mama". Travel and adventure is always big on our minds, but our animals, garden and school usually keep us close to home. All four of us love outdoor adventures, gardening, theater and good music, dancing, reading, and meeting the adventuresome souls who stay at Dancing Fern Lodge and Creek Berry Cottage.