By Sarah Kinney
On Tuesday, the Top Notch Inn showcased their most recent addition, the Mt. Moriah Cottage.
During the last year, Sally Brassill and Odd Bersvendsen, owners of Top Notch Inn have been working with crews to renovate the 1940s style bungalow into a group rental unit, which sleeps up to ten people.
The house has five bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a professional kitchen, and a living room.
Outside, there is a large grassy yard, two porches, a grilling area, and a driveway large enough for several vehicles.
Brassill said there was a strong attempt to use local and or environmentally friendly materials in the cottage.
There is also a sense of trying to bring the local forests inside. Most of the rooms have a white-washed barn board feature wall. There are wood floors throughout the house. The two first floor bathrooms have birch bark wall paper that looks so real, you have to touch it to make sure it wasn't just peeled from a tree.
In many rooms, paintings by Will O'Brien highlight the local scenery.
Simple Structure, LCC was in charge of the renovation. They also built the headboards and some of the cabinets and side tables. Other furniture was purchased from Top Furniture.
On the first floor is one bedroom with a king size bed. On the second floor, one bedroom has a king size bed, one has a queen size bed, and two bedrooms each have two twin beds. Each room has a unique personality and is decorated differently.
Mt. Moriah Cottage is located at 259 Main St. Gorham, N.H. The cottage rents for about $280 to $320 per night for two people, with $20 each additional person. Unlike their other units, it will be available for rental year round. For more details about booking, you can visit topnotchinn.com.