This unique Mountain House sits on 25 acres and is located one mile off US Highway, Route 3. We are about 165 miles to downtown Boston and 115 miles from the Manchester, N.H. airport. This custom built 2000 square foot home has one of the finest southern views of any house in the region. On a sunny day you can see as far away as Cannon Moutain, or as close as Martin Meadow Pond, where you can be in your kayak in five minutes from the house. Martin Meadow Pond also offers some of the best fishing of any small lake or pond within 20 miles.
If you love to hike or just nature walk, you don't even have to get in your car and drive. Don't be surprised if while on that walk you see a moose feeding in the fields down the road from us. Bird lovers will also be in heaven by the abundance of numbers and variety of species that love to hangout in our hardwood forest. If you enjoy skiing, Bretton Woods Ski Resort is only a 20 minute drive from the house; and only 10 minutes further is Cannon Mountain. If you love to snowmobile there are numerous places to choose from within a short ten minute drive.
Most of all, if you love the outdoors in a private setting and still only have to drive ten minutes to the grocery store, then you will love our place.
I grew up spending most of my life in the South. I manage a family business but, my position can best be summed up as a property manager.
The Owner purchased this house in 2007
My wife and I really knew nothing about the New England area. It wasn't until we were invited by friends to visit Northern New Hampshire in 2005 that I realized I had been missing out on a wonderful area. The area blew me away with its natural beauty that I had never experienced in the flatlands of Florida.
In 2006 we bought some raw land with the intention of building on our own 80 acre subdivision. Before we built our road, our realtor alerted us to this mountain house on 25 acres with beautiful Southern views. It was an easy decision to go forward to making this house a family retreat during the harsh summers in Florida.
Location, location, location. We love to be isolated but, also love to be close enough to get to the grocery store and other shopping in ten minutes. Being very close to some great fishing and kayaking ponds is important. When we want to go sking we are only 18 miles from Bretton Woods. If we are in the mood to go hiking, we have numerous places to go within 10-25 minutes.
What a glorious time we had at this exceptional mountain house! Perched atop a very steep unpaved driveway ( you do need a 4WD vehicle, or you can walk up and down it like we did-- if you don't enjoy exercise, bring the truck!) this home boasts the most magnificent views-- almost indescribable!
Each evening, the clouds settle in to completely obscure the mountain range, then, as the sun rises, the clouds gradually lift, revealing the mountains one by one-- it's like your own magic show.
We loved the location near Lancaster, an adorable town with lots of amenities but not touristy. Recommend the delicious food at the Moonbeam Cafe in town, we went there for our one meal out.
The home itself wants for nothing. It has a massive wrap around porch with adirondack chairs -- I spent one whole day of our trip on that porch just watching the mountains and meditating. The decor is cozy and mountain-themed, and the owners have thought of everything you might need-- rooms are stocked with all your kitchen amenities, laundry, extra blankets, etc.
Lou, the property's builder and caretaker, is lovely and so helpful. A huge storm downed several trees on the property while we were there, leaving us without power, and Lou was at the house within minutes. Fortunately, since the house was so well equipped with candles, flashlights and kerosene lanterns, we didn't mind the outage a bit. A candlelit night in the mountains is our idea of a good time.
We were just a couple and our toddler on this trip, but the house could have accommodated several more people without feeling cramped, because there are so many different hangout areas. A portion of the wrap around porch is screened in with doors that lock on each side, so our toddler was able to blissfully set up camp out there with his toys while we cooked meals, etc. Others might care about little tiny things like super slow internet, but we weren't there to be on the computer, so it didn't really faze us and we just used our smartphones when we needed to look up a local park or place we wanted to go. There are plenty of resident carpenter ants, but again, we only had to look beneath the kitchen sink to find extra ant traps, and once we put them out, no more ant parade. This place is absolutely fabulous if you want to have a home base for your NH adventures, or if you never even leave the porch. Blissful. Thanks to Kevin and Lou for taking such thoughtful care of this beautiful home. We can't wait to return.
Our two families ventured to NH for some rest and relaxation with 5 young kids. The place was very family friendly, the deck was perfect for outside play and was close to outdoor adventures!
The property had amazing views of the mountains- you felt like you were on top of the world! That being said definitely have a 4 wheel drive vehicle:)
Lou the caretaker and Kevin the owner were great! I would highly recommend!
We are a party of four travelling together from the UK. During our month travelling around New England we stayed for nine days at this beautiful property.
Over many years we have rented properties in the USA this one most be one of the best equipped, there was absolutely everything you could ever want. Because we were travelling for over one month we prefer to self-cater both for financial and practical reasons, it was so easy in this property, in fact, it was probably better equipped than my own home.
The situation of the house must be the best in the area, the panorama is so beautiful it has to be seen to be believed. Also, the peace and tranquility, it is so quiet definitely no road or traffic noise. Even so, it is only a short drive to Lancaster for shopping and civilisation.
The house is very clean and well cared for, Lou, who takes care of the house, is close by in case of any problems you may have. There is a great wood burning fire with an abundance of logs for those chilly evenings. Although we don't watch much TV whilst we are travelling the reception and channel selection is first class.
Booking from the UK could not have been easier, Kevin is brilliant to deal with and payment in dollars is absolutely no problem. Also, I received my security deposit back within a week.
I can thoroughly recommend this property to anyone visiting New Hampshire, we were there during the fall so it was extra special. We found gorgeous walks and loved the area.
Finally, the driveway, although it is steep our rental SUV went up without any problem and there is an ample turning and parking area at the top.
We had a great stay over 4 days. We were our most relaxed in years wile at our stay. The home was well equipped from the kitchen to games. We were able to cook as we would at home and enjoy a warm cozy home during our stay. I can't wait to book another stay. Lou, the person who cares for the home was very nice and very helpful. He made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
It really doesn't get any better than this location.
We have rented many vacation houses and this one is now by far our favorite. We stayed here for a week in August with plans to do a lot of hiking alternated with just relaxing with a good book and it was beyond perfect in all ways (and we are very particular about where we stay!) The house is gorgeous and immaculate- even more beautiful in person than the photos can show. It is fabulously equipped and there is nothing one could want that is not supplied. The owner,Kevin and local caretaker, Lou were tremendously accommodating, making sure that all of our questions were answered and that we had everything we could possibly need. The huge deck with its one-in-a-million view of the mountains was our favorite place to sit with a drink, a book, and to just relax. There's also a wonderful screened porch with super comfortable seating. The house is located in a wonderful area where all activities are easily accessible but you feel a million miles away when you return "home" to this idyllic, totally private mountain retreat at the end of a busy day. It is so quiet, peaceful and relaxing - we even spent one whole day not leaving the house at all. We highly recommend this house! You will not be disappointed !
Three of my adult children and I spent two delightful nights here while attending a weekend wedding at a local venue. The climb up the mountain was a little frightening for us folks from the Arkansas delta, but the view from the top was spectacular! Our only negative was when four of us tried to get ready to go out, we had a hot water shortage. Otherwise, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.