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ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS (including staying with local hosts)

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LOCAL ACCOMMODATION (Keene, about 18 miles from Jaffrey, is the largest nearby town, actually city. Here you will find several modern motels and other accommodation options.)
Franklin Pierce University http://franklinpierce.edu/institutes/conference_ctr/conf_accomm.htm
The Franklin Pierce campus is located in Rindge, just over five miles from downtown Jaffrey. Arrangements have been made to accommodate interested attendees in one or more of the Townhouses attractively situated across from Pearly Pond. Each air conditioned unit consists of three two-person bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen and living room. These are furnished and linen is provided but no pots, pans, crockery or silverware. The lowest level of each unit also has a two-person efficiency apartment consisting of a bedroom and a sitting area, kitchen and bathroom. Each Townhouse also has a washer-dryer. The facilities of the University are available to attendees staying in the Townhouses (library, recreation including sailing, kayaking, swimming, tennis, work-out equipment, etc.). In order to make this work for us, the University is requring a minimum of six attendees. The cost for double occupancy is $65 per night. For those who want to have a two-person room all to themselves, the fee is $90 per night. You can extend your stay, both forward and back, if you want to spend more time in the region.

The Monadnock Inn http://www.monadnockinn.com
This historic inn is about two miles west of downtown Jaffrey, in the original settlement, now called Jaffrey Center. The village is a National Register Historic District. Up the street is the Jaffrey Meetinghouse the frame of which went up on the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Among those buried in the Old Burying Ground behind the Meetinghouse is the author Willa Cather.
The Inn is known for its dining. There's also an attractive bar and lounge.

Woodbound Inn http://www.woodbound.com
Woodbound long operated as a family resort with many actvities at its location on Lake Contoocook stradling Jaffrey and Rindge. The main building was recently totally rebuilt and the Inn is now very comfortable and upscale with fine dining. There are also one- and two-bedroom cottages overlooking the lake. It's about a mile or so from downtown Jaffrey.

Benjamin Prescott Inn http://www.benjaminprescottinn.com
This bed and breakfast is in an historic farmhouse about a mile east of downtown.

The Currier's House http://www.thecurriershouse.com
A small bed and breakfast in the Jaffrey Center village, about two miles west of downtown.

Jack Daniels Motor Inn http://www.jackdanielsmotorinn.com
A non-chain modern hotel on the edge of Peterborough, about seven miles northeast of Jaffrey. Peterborough has some very nice shops and restaurants. Just down the street is the Peterborough Town Library, established in 1833, and said to be the oldest public library in the world.

Campgrounds at Monadnock State Park http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/monadnock-state-park.aspx Also http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Monadnock_State_Park/r/campgroundFees.do?contractCode=NH&parkId=270051
Much of the northwest corner of Jaffrey is take up by the Monadnock State Park. You may wish to climb this most-climbed peak (3,165 feet) during your Jaffrey stay. But you may also want to camp in either of two campgrounds at the park which accommodate tents and camping vehicles. There are toilets and showers. The daily fees range from $18 to $30.
Gilson Pond Campground Map        Monadnock Campground Map
Naulakha—Rudyard Kipling's Vermont house http://landmarktrustusa.org/index.php/properties/naulakha/
Here's an idea! Get together with some others and rent Naulakha, Rudyard Kipling's house in Dummerston, Vermont, just north of Brattleboro and about an hour away (35 miles) from Jaffrey. This is owned by the Landmark Trust USA. It's a marvelous property. I've rented 11 LT properties in the UK and Italy and have never had a bad experience. Naulakha is in a beautiful setting. Generally you have to book far ahead. The minimum stay is 3 nights. Current June price this year is $360 a night (assuming 8 people that's $45 a person per night). You could stay there before, during or after the gathering and use it as a base for day trips throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.


An option that might appeal to you is staying with a local host in or near to Jaffrey. These are people who are all friends and neighbors of mine and have kindly offered to open their homes for two nights for one or more SouthPole-sium attendees. I will match interested attendees with hosts based on my knowledge of both and any special needs (such as no stairs). If this interests you, click here for more information and for a form to submit.

So far the following have volunteered to be Local Hosts. (When matched the names of their guests will be added. Those in red have yet to be matched.) Many thanks!
Ellen Avery (Karen Ronne Tupek)
Anne & Jim Banghart (John and Sue Bonham)
Chris & Claire Bean (Joe O'Farrell)
Nancy & David Belletete (David Hirzel)
Al & Nancy Clapp (Bob & Robbie Dodson)
Bill Driscoll
Sean & Judy Driscoll (Valmar Kurol)
Runi Estes
Tuck & Bobbie Gilbert (Marty Greene)
Herb & Collette Gramm (Isobel and David Williams)
Janet Grant (Laura Waterman, Dan Allen, Nat Davis)
Clay & Caroline Hollister (Tracy Sheeley & Rich Joss)
Bruce & Sally Larsen (Jim and Geraldine McAdam, Seamus Taaffe)
Suzan Macy
Joe & Marcie Manning
Kathryn Manning (Neelon Crawford)
Jim & Sue McCarthy
Bonnie Mitchell (Hilary Shibata)
Rick & Duffy Monahon (Regina Daly, Marj Spoerri)
Gene & Margaret Pokorny (Richard J.S. Gutman, Tom Henderson)
Linda & Zav Giragosian (Stephen Hicks)
Bill Schofield (David and Deirdre Stam, Betty Carlisle, Margo Fernandez)
Rob Stephenson (Greg Glade)
Bill & Kathy Weibel (Joan Boothe)
Antarcticans opting for staying with a Local Host whose names appear in italics (Those in red have yet to be matched):

Dan Allen, New London, New Hampshire (Janet Grant)
Sue Bonham, London (Anne & Jim Banghart)
John Bonham, London (Anne & Jim Banghart)
Joan Boothe, San Francisco, California (Bill & Kathy Weibel)
Betty Carlisle, M.D., Brewerton, New York (Bill Schofield)
Neelon Crawford, Polar Fine Arts, Fort Washakie, Wyoming (Kathryn Manning)
Regina Daly, Catskill, New York (Rick & Duffy Monahon)
Nat Davis, New London, New Hampshire (Janet Grant)
Bob Dodson, Wilder, Vermont (Al & Nancy Clapp)
Robbie Dodson, Wilder, Vermont (Al & Nancy Clapp)
Margo Fernandez, Brewerton, New York (Bill Schofield)
Greg Glade, Top of the World Books, Hinesburg, Vermont (Rob Stephenson)
Martin L. Greene, Seattle, Washington (Tuck & Bobbie Gilbert)
Richard J.S. Gutman, West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Margaret & Gene Pokorny)
Tom Henderson, Slingerlands, New York (Margaret & Gene Pokorny)
Stephen Hicks, University of Canterbury, Rangiora, New Zealand (Linda & Zav Giragosian)
David Hirzel, Pacifica, California (Nancy & David Belletete)
Richard Joss, Park City, Utah (Caroline & Clay Hollister)
Valmar Kurol, Montreal Antarctic Society, Montreal (Sean & Judy Driscoll)
Geraldine McAdam, Falkland Islands Journal, Cookstown, Northern Ireland (Bruce & Sally Larsen)
Jim McAdam, Editor, Falkland Islands Journal, Cookstown, Northern Ireland (Bruce & Sally Larsen)
Joe O'Farrell, Enniskerry, Ireland (Claire & Chris Bean)
Tracy Sheeley, Park City, Utah (Caroline & Clay Hollister)
Hillary Shibata, Saffron Walden, Essex, UK (Bonnie Mitchell)
Marjory Spoerri, Stanfordville, New York (Rick & Duffy Monahon)
David Stam, Syracuse, New York (Bill Schofield)
Deirdre Stam, Syracuse, New York (Bill Schofield)
Seamus Taaffe, Shackleton Autumn School, Athy, Ireland (Bruce & Sally Larsen)
Karen Ronne Tupek, Bethesda, Maryland (Ellen Avery)
Laura Waterman, East Corinth, Vermont (Janet Grant)
Isobel Williams, Essendon, Herts, UK (Herb & Collette Gramm)
David Williams, Essendon, Herts, UK (Herb & Collette Gramm)