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Charming 1903 Cottage! PRIVATE, RELAXING, IDEAL FOR FAMILY FUN!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bath + convertible bed(s), great bass fishing off the dock

Called "A little slice of heaven" by one renter, this scenic property we call Higher Ground captures the beauty of rural New England. The cabin is a modernized 1903 cottage with 1100 square feet of comfortable living space that includes three bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and one full bathroom. Fully furnished and delightfully decorated, the living room contains an American Leather sleeper sectional (in fabric and a queen plus size pull out bed) with maximum seating for relaxing. The sizeable screened front porch is also furnished and a great place to watch the exquisite sunsets or enjoy the lake and mountain views. Other amenities include washer, dryer, iron, stove and microwave. Outside, there is a wide 1300 foot hiking trail down to the private lakefront beach. Two kayaks and two paddle boards are available for fishing or recreation. There is a small sand box for the kids as well as a wonderful place to swim, have fun, picnic and relax. With an occasional chime of church bells from Cathedral of the Pines, Higher Ground is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful creation.


Owner
Ryan Townsend
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Ryan Townsend

Higher Ground is owned by Ryan and Heidi Townsend. It is a retreat home that is used for meeting family and friends. We own a furniture and design business and have a passion for creating spaces people will enjoy and love. We decorated Higher Ground with the goal of making it functional as well as serene and beautiful. We hope you come and enjoy this little slice of heaven as much as we do!

Ryan Townsend purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Ryan Townsend chose Rindge

I (Heidi) was raised in Rindge and while returning home to visit family, I stumbled on this beautiful property in 1996. It was nostalgic and reminded me of a summer cottage my parents had owned when I was young. Higher Ground was originally built by a professor from Boston College in 1903 as a summer home. It still had some of his original belongings in the barn in 1996. I instantly fell in love with the charm of the cottage and the beauty of the landscape. Since it borders Cathedral of the Pines, the first day I was there I heard the chimes playing. Instantly, I felt a heavenly tranquility that is still there to this day. It holds some of my most treasured memories raising my children: horseback riding the many trails nearby, canoeing on the lake, hiking, campfires in the evening, swimming in the early mornings and just relaxing! It truly is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a fast paced life. We hope it will be that for you too. Blessings!

What makes this cabin unique

This property is on a paved road but is completely secluded. It has a 6 acre field as well as beautiful woods to explore. The lake has a 50 foot cleared beach area and has no public access, making it quiet and serene.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the Rindge around the Cheshire County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The barn is off limits.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • mountain
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Includes a washer and dryer in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There is a comfortable pull out bed in the sectional.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming 1903 Cottage! PRIVATE, RELAXING, IDEAL FOR FAMILY FUN!
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience! The house, grounds and pond are exactly as portrayed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was really well decorated and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here for a long weekend. This little house is on a very large lot with a short walk down to Emerson Pond. There is a fire pit near the house and another one down by the lake with a picnic table, kayaks and paddle boards. We felt like we had the lake to ourselves! The water was warm and we had a perfect view west for the sunset! Great location too - not too far of a drive for us from southern New England, another hour north from the cottage to Lake Sunapee and 30 minutes to Mt. Monadnock. We will definitely come back to this quiet, country cottage when we need a break!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this quaint cottage. We did venture down to the water briefly, but spent the majority of our visit on the screen porch. The property has plenty of space for outdoor play and the pond looked quite inviting! Rain and thunder kept us on the porch!

The interior is decorated nicely and the master bedroom was very comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the house with our 7 and 9 year old kids. We enjoyed kayaking and nearby hiking. A very relaxing few days in a beautiful house. One note for people with mobility issues or very young kids, the walk down to the lake is long and steep.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Lake Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the cabin! We spent 4 nights in August with our two young children and loved the house and all the benefits of lake living. The cabin was very clean and beautifully decorated with two bedrooms upstairs in the loft and another downstairs. The sandy beach was great for the kids with a fire pit to warm up and even a rope swing for the big "kids." We didn't want to leave! Jessica, the property manager, was very attentive and even had some snacks and treats waiting for us when we arrived. Highly recommend! We'll be back if we have the opportunity!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time, cozy,charmimg, clean and nicely decorated. Great location. Had some crazy weather so spent lots of time on screened in porch. Kitchen was well supplied as we ate in a lot. Jessica was always ready to help. Hope we can return again. Happy summer

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Located near Mount Monadnock (the most climbed mountain in the U.S.), Next to Cathedral of the Pines, near Annette state park, numerous hiking trails and many antique shops in the area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin around the Rindge,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£945
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£331
Thu,Fri,Sat
£2,104
£6,286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £75.21

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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