Heartwood School


We look forward to seeing you at the Heartwood School. 

Our new location is 299 Pratt Road, Alstead, New Hampshire, a small town of 2,000 in the hills above Keene. We are about 25 minutes north of Keene (home of Keene State) or 15 minutes east of Bellows Falls, Vermont. 

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**Please note that the Converting Trees to Timber class takes place in Windsor, Massachusetts**

Local Accommodations

Harvest Barn Inn802-732-8254


Bellows Falls, Vermont

The Harvest Barn Inn sits on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River in the postcard village of Bellows Falls. Within walking distance of restaurants and pubs, and a 15-minute drive from Alstead, we're the perfect place to stay while you're taking classes at the Heartwood School!  As a special offer to Heartwood students, enter promo code HEARTWOOD15 and get a 15% discount when you book six or more consecutive nights at Harvest Barn Inn.

Innkeepers: Kaelan & Blessing

His & Hers Farm603-255-8385


Alstead, New Hampshire

This restored and updated historic 1850’s farmhouse is just 9 miles from Heartwood School. His & Hers Farm has four guest rooms, each with its own private bathroom. All guest rooms are uniquely decorated and have modern amenities. There is free WIFI and internet TV in all rooms, complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, and bottled water. We also serve a  complimentary hot country breakfast in our dining room each morning with fresh coffee, juice, cereal, fruit, yogurt, baked goods, fresh eggs, bacon and pancakes, waffles, or french toast served with our family’s own maple syrup! Experience an exhilarating morning sunrise with a mug of local coffee or a glorious evening sunset from one of our decks or from our beautifully landscaped gardens. Venture down to the river or hike up onto the hills, go visit the cows next door at our family’s farm (Tamarack Farm), help to feed the chickens, or just grab a good book and head out to the hammock under the century-old apple trees. Enjoy the calm of country life. Call or email for reservations and mention Heartwood for a special rate ranging from $100-125/night, depending on the room reserved and time of year. 

Innkeepers:  Wendy & Dean Gowen 


Inn at Valley Farms 603-210-4055


Walpole, New Hampshire

We have four rooms at our inn. Two suites (Sleep up to 4 guests) and 2 rooms that fit up to 2 guests.  Also on our property, we have 2 cottages that sleep up to 6 guests and a farmhouse. (The farmhouse sleeps 8 guests total)  Breakfast is included for guests staying inside the inn. Guests who stay inside our cottages have full-size kitchens, so we just provide a homemade baked good upon arrival.  We recently added the option to add breakfast for cottages and that is $25 per person per day for breakfast. 

Innkeeper: Tessa


Private Rooms in Home

Walpole, New Hampshire

Although listed on Airbnb, to get the best rate, call Pat directly and mention that you will be a student of the Heartwood School.  We have 3 bedrooms, each with 2 twin beds, 1 shared bath, and a common room upstairs.  The upstairs is for renters and then everyone shares the rest of the house, including the kitchen, living room, dining room, and breakfast room.  We have a separate bed and bath on the first floor.  We have two friendly dogs, all of our guests love them. There is a separate refrigerator just for guests and otherwise, everyone shares the rest of the kitchen contents. There’s plenty of parking. 10 - 15 minutes from Pratt Road in Alstead.  

Pat Moodie: 907-388-9395

Private Room in Home

Alstead, New Hampshire

Separate sleeping accommodation above the garage, house access not available. We don't have a total stand-alone apartment, but we have some nice semi-separate accommodations and we are right down the road from the Pratt Rd shop. (1 mile away).  Our room has electricity and a double bed, no kitchen or running water.  Toaster, microwave, and small refrigerator available.  There is an outside hot water shower (chilly in November but still nice to shower outside for those who are inclined - it may be possible to shower at Heartwood School immediately before or after class).  There is an outside composting toilet (a 30-second walk from the garage.)  No Dogs and No smoking.  A step above camping for sure! (Especially in the cooler months)

Kevin Bittenbender: 603-499-3172


Private Room in Home

Bellows Falls VT 05101

Robert McBride: 802-463-1992, rmcbride@sover.net

Two rooms in a private home, located across from the Amtrak station in downtown Bellow Falls.  (about twenty minutes from Heartwood school). The two bedrooms are on the second floor and share a bathroom. On the ground floor is a front room, dining room, and kitchen,  which guests are welcome to use. Bellows Falls is a walkable community with access to grocery stores, eateries, cafes, and movie theater. Host, Robert McBride has been  involved with integrating artists and the arts into the revitalization of the community over the past 25 years. The two rooms are  listed on Airbnb, “room at the top of the stairs” and “room overlooking the canal.” The rooms go for $75 and $100 respectively but lolower rates may be available for Heartwood students



Local Camping options


Bear Hollow Camps-

(20 min) 25 Downing Ln, Marlow, NH 03456 +1-603-313-8876


Wilgus State Park-

 VT (41 min) Tent/RV 1-888-409-7579

Vermont State Parks - Fees & Passes (vtstateparks.com)


 Pillsbury State Park-

100 Pillsbury State Park Road, Washington, NH 03280

Phone: 603-863-2860



Parker Hill Farm & Boutique Camping-

481 Parker Hill Rd., Springfield, VT 802-885-4622 (30 min)



Northstar Campground-

 (39 min to school) 43 Coon Brook Rd, Newport, NH 03773

 https://northstarcampground.com  1-603-863-4001


Crow’s Nest Campground-

529 S Main St, Newport, NH 03773 (40 min) 




Swanzee Lake Camping

88 E Shore Rd, Swanzey, NH 03446 

http://swanzeylake.com (603) 352-9880


Ashuelot River Campground-

(36 min to school) https://ashuelotrivercampground.com

Tree Farm Campground-

53 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156 - (35 min)


In the greater Keene, New Hampshire, area you'll find a variety of accommodations to suit your needs. 

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