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184 Aldworth Road
Harrisville, NH, 03450


 Welcome to Aldworth Manor, a historic estate resting on 170 rolling acres in southern New Hampshire. With stunning views of Mount Monadnock, gorgeous grounds, miles of trails, beautiful gardens, and a variety of lodging options, Aldworth Manor is the Monadnock region’s premier venue for weddings, receptions, retreats, tented celebrations, concerts and special occasions of any kind.

Artist Residencies

Information on Aldworth Manor Artist Residencies. 

Residencies at Aldworth take place numerous times during the year.  A week or up to several weeks/months is possible depending on the time of year.  Artist Residents stay in the Headmaster’s House, which is located in the middle of the estate grounds just down from Aldworth Manor.   The 170-acre private historical estate gives our residents access to gardens, trails and lake and is picturesquely placed at the top of the hill with stunning views of Mount Monadnock.  Located in Harrisville, a beautifully restored mill town, this New England hamlet offers inspiration and a place to retreat, create and explore.  In Harrisville there is a general store, post office, and mill buildings (with yarn store/offices/artist studios).  The bustling centers of Keene and Peterborough, NH are within 10 miles of Aldworth and offer the amenities of larger towns (groceries, restaurants, shopping, etc.) and trips can be arranged through the manor if required.  Within a 20 mile radius, the Monadnock region provides exceptional access to parks, lakes, nordic/downhill ski areas, arts/cultural events year-round to fill your need for adventure, inspiration and relaxation.   Local experiences such as contra-dancing, shape-note singing, four season outdoor activities and community potlucks/socials are encouraged depending on the desires of the residents. Depending on your area of work, we can accommodate different studio and creative space options on the property.  The gardens and pavilion of the Manor also are great places to work or display your work.   


The headmaster’s house is a large 5 bedroom/3.5 bath home with several lodging options.  One queen room with private bath (soaking tub and shower), one queen with half bath, one private room with twin trundle, one private room with two twins, and one private room with three twins.  The home has very large living and kitchen areas, with a large deck.  House has wifi and cell service.  Provisions include towels and bed linens, along with kitchen items needed to prepare meals.  



1 Queen with private bath (soaking tub and shower), $400/week

1 Queen with half bath, $350/week

1 Private twin room, $300/week

2 Shared twin rooms, $200 per bed/week(5 beds available)


Extra guest for the night: $40 per night


A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total payment is required to hold your reservation.


Transport Options:

Airports:  Manchester Regional 50 minutes, Boston 60 miles, Hartford 1.5 hours

Greyhound:  Keene (20 minutes)

Trains:  Amtrak NYC to Brattleboro, VT (30 minutes), MBTA Commuter Rail to Fitchburg, MA

Taxi service:  Adventure, Uber/Lyft, Thomas Transportation

Rental Cars:  Airports, or locally in Keene NH: Enterprise and U-Save Rentals



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When would you like to have your residency: 


June 14-28th

July 12-26th


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Materials to include:  Visual Artists send up to 5 images of your work.  Writers send up to 5 excerpts of your works.  Performance artists send vimeo/youtube links of up to 5 performances.  Musicians provide us with 3 examples of your work.  



Please fill out application and send to  Once application fee of $15 is processed, the application will be reviewed and a decision made.