Robert Frost wrote this poem, along with many other of his most famous compositions, at his house in southern Vermont. The house sat on seven acres of wooded land, and Frost himself apparently spent many hours in the woods in this area. It seems entirely possible, then, that narrator of this poem is, in fact, describing woods very similar to those near Frost's home at the time of his writing. They are beautiful and tranquil, quiet and dark, and the narrator obviously enjoys watching the snow fall in them, in the same way Frost would have enjoyed the areas surrounding his home. The narrator's horse shakes his bells "To ask if there is some mistake" because this narrator does not, evidently, stop like this very often. He has stopped "without a farmhouse near," which must be uncommon for the pair, and so the narrator assumes that his "little horse must think it queer."