Granville is naturally situated in one of the best places in New England to observe the night sky. It is far from major population centers and flanked by two mountain ranges, so that on a scale of 1 to 9 (1 being the best), Granville ranks a 2 on the Bortle Dark Sky scale. Granville is in the center of the dark patch in the middle of the state:
It is best to observe a couple hours after sunset and to let your eyes adjust for 20 minutes. Turn off any nearby lights and if it happens to be a clear night (even better with a new moon) you will see a spectacular sky where the milky way appears so vividly, you’ll see it with breathtaking clarity:
Some recent guests took this photo with just a regular iPhone, but if you zoom in, it shows the density of stars of the sky:
Try walking up to the top, bring along a flashlight, camp chair (and maybe a beer or glass of wine) and just sit back and enjoy!
In case you are wondering, we just started building another house up top. Its been a dream since we bought the property in 2005 and we are finally getting to do it! The views and the privacy will be great and we hope to use this for a good part of the time as our house. We bought an old barn (dated: pre 1860), so Jeff and some local contractors are working to turn it into reality. It will be available for rent when we aren’t there, so look for updates!
Out of our last five rentals at the Little Loft, we have had one honeymooning couple and three engagements. It makes us very happy to know this is happening here as it means our cabin is both inspiring and now, thanks to so many new beginnings, inspired, too!
Our recent renter/photographer, Jennifer Irons graciously shared these beautiful photos to post online. Taken locally, they capture some of the great scenery this remarkable area has to offer. Thank you Jennifer!
There’s some new construction going on up top as Jeff and his assistant Rob are building a new garage. It will provide some much needed storage space for tools and equipment. Feel free to walk up and take a look, but please do not climb on any ladders or staging!
We recently added a fire pit to the Little Loft patio. It is located on the lower stone patio, safe from causing any fires and allowing for some nice views while relaxing. (We ask that you leave it where it is, as the fire bricks keep the heat from damaging our underground wiring.) And please, in NO CASES place it on the upper deck. The heat would melt the Azek decking and cause some major damage. Firewood can be found under the deck and throughout the property, but you may want to bring some newspaper/paper for kindling. Thank you and enjoy!