I stayed at the Dumaine House with two friends in June 2013. We were there for two nights. The owners, Terrie and Dave, were so friendly and helpful. It's a big guest house - they do a lot of group retreats, and it's more like a big cabin. On the first floor there were two rooms, each with a queen bed and a set of bunk beds, two bathrooms, and a sitting area / living room. Outside the 'apartment' area was a larger common room with a fire place, tables for family style dining, and couches. There was also a second floor of 'apartment' accommodations much like the first. Outside the common room was a large deck with a couple of Adirondack chairs and a table and chairs. There's apparently also a game room in the basement level, although we didn't venture down there. They were also in the process of adding a chapel onto the rear of the house. They host a lot of church groups and there were a lot of Christian-themed pictures and publications in the house. My friends and I are a mixed religion group and everyone was comfortable.
We were the only people there the weekend we stayed and had reserved one room. Terrie opened up the other room on the first floor for us so no one had to crawl into the top bunk. It was really nice of her to do that. The bedrooms were cozy. The beds were a little firm (I like a soft mattress and inevitably complain about this everywhere I go) but overall we were really comfortable there and I slept like a rock, regardless. The guest house is big enough that you don't feel like you're on top of your traveling companions the whole time.
They served up a giant breakfast both mornings and we ate til we rolled. They have chickens on the property so there's fresh eggs every day.
The property itself is fairly remote. They have wireless available, but none of us had any cell phone reception. They also have satellite TV, but if you wanted to disconnect, this would be a good place to do so. We had a nice time sitting on the deck with a glass of wine (there's a fridge in the 'apartment' area) watching the clouds roll over the mountain. Terrie and Dave gave us great directions and recommendations for restaurants to get dinner. Their whole family are just the nicest people and we were all happy to have met them and spend the weekend in their house.
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