Where to stay:
Lodging options at or near Kroka
Our family campsite is prepared with firewood and a tarp. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags and enjoy a peaceful evening under the stars! Space can be limited on busy summer weekends. Please contact Linda in the Kroka office to reserve a site in advance. Cost: $15 per night. A water spigot and composting toilet are available, but please note that we cannot provide food or showers. In order to preserve the Kroka"wilderness" experience for our students, please keep your distance from youth programs that may be taking place in the village or on the farm.
|Orchard Hill Farmhouse
The purpose of The Farmhouse at Orchard Hill is to give visitors the opportunity to experience an expanded view of the possible. If you are looking for a place to stay while your child is at Kroka camp, The Farmhouse at Orchard Hill community is a perfect spot for you and your family! Located just down the road, The Farmhouse is on an organic farm and orchard, adjacent to the Orchard Hill Breadworks Bakery. The house has sleeping quarters upstairs, a hostel type dormatory space or a private room, a shared bathroom, and a beautiful common kitchen to share with Farm residents. There will be fresh bread and produce for sale just across the road or bring your own food to cook!! A community room provides space for yoga, reading, or just hanging out on a summer evening! There are forest trails and streams to explore, berries to pick, farm animals to visit, and pizza evening and African Dance class every Tuesday, and local arts and music events throughout the summer. Reasonable rates. Call Anton or Eleanor at 603-835-6115
| Emerson Brook Forest Hospitality
With our children grown, we’re delighted to be able to share our spacious solar powered homestead with others. Writers, artists, musicians, naturalists, social and environmental activists, families, travelers, and people needing a respite from the buzz of life will enjoy the peace and wonder of our forest. Located less than 7 miles from Kroka and 12 miles from the vibrant city of Keene, we have 4-5 guestrooms from which to choose. Our home is wheelchair accessible as are some of the miles of surrounding woodland trails. Two bathrooms offer on-demand heated water for shower or bath. Wireless internet and AC appliance compatible. Cost of room suitable for two people is $45. We also offer options for wholesome lunch and dinner meals and a wood-fired hot tub with advanced notice and at an additional charge. For the well-being of our resident animals (5 turkeys, a donkey and a well-trained chocolate lab), we are unable to host animals other than service dogs. We are owners of Green Energy Options Solar Store in Keene and affiliated with a non-profit, The Sustainability Project, Inc. promoting a love of nature, environmental stewardship, and caring communities. Learn more about The Sustainability Project based in the Emerson Brook Forest, Gilsum, NH through www.emersonbrookforest.org For more information and to reserve a room please call Valerie or Pablo at 603-209-7272
|The Bailey's B & B
We serve as a bed and breakfast for individuals or families coming to Kroka each summer. We have two rooms on the second floor, both with queen size beds and a shared bath. We charge $100.00 per night/per room, with full breakfast (using Kroka eggs!). The best way to book a room in our home is to contact my wife, Lynn, at 603-313-8876 (cell) or home 603-446-3450. We are at 25 Downing Lane in Marlow, 1.9 miles south of intersection of Rt. 123 & Rt 10, directly across from Greenes Landing Road. Downing Lane is sometimes not found on GPS/IPhone etc: be sure to enter "Greenes Landing Road"; we are directly across Rt 10 at the top of Downing Lane Drive.
|Pillsbury State Park
Heavily wooded and sprinkled with several ponds and wetlands, Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser known gems of the New Hampshire state park system. Its diversity of habitats makes it home for a great variety of wildlife, including moose and loons. Crossed by a network of hiking and mountain bike trails, the park is an important link in the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, a 51-mile hiking trail that connects Mount Monadnock with Mt. Sunapee to the north. Canoeing, warm-water fishing, picniking, hiking and mountain biking are favorite park activities. History buffs enjoy exploring the park's long-abandoned and overgrown mill sites and cellar holes, remnants of early farm settlement and lumbering of the late 1700s and early 1800s when the area was called Cherry Valley.
|Colony House, Keene NH
Built in 1819, the federal-style brick home offers rare accommodations to business travelers and tourists year-round. Situated in Keene’s downtown historic district, the house is listed on the National Historic Register and was selected for a New Hampshire Preservation Award in 2005 for excellence in restoration. Based on independent reviews, the Colony House was selected as a "Best of New England" winner for fine accommodations, amenities, hospitality and service. Located within easy walking distance of the theatre, shops, colleges, restaurants and parks, the Colony House welcomes visitors to this distinctive destination.
|The Lane Hotel, Keene NH
This unique forty-room hotel is housed in a building with long standing traditions in Main Street's E. F. Lane Block, and features uniquely styled accommodations to create a perfectly comfortable visit. Within walking distance of over 30 locally-owned restaurants and shops, The Colonial Theatre, & Keene State College, The Lane Hotel is your perfect choice for accommodations in beautiful Downtown Keene. Two other options offered by the same local owners of The Lane Hotel are: Courtyard by Marriot and the Holiday Inn Express