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SOLD OUT. Post and Beam Off-Grid Solar Home on the shores of Lake Umbagog

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Our house is located right on Lake Umbagog. You have private swimming and a dock steps away from the front porch. This is the perfect place to find quiet and rest in a beautiful post-and-beam lakefront home. Nestled in the heart of the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, we are eco-friendly, totally off the grid, and use solar with propane generator support for energy. We supply all-organic soaps in the bathrooms and organic and fragrance-free laundry soap and fabric softener. If you want contact with the outside world, we have excellent, high speed WiFi. You will have cell service if you are a Verizon cell customer through our Verizon Network Extender.

Listen to the loons while you drink your morning coffee on our large open air porch right off the kitchen or on our private dock. Your closest neighbor is 1/2 mile away by water. Enjoy an afternoon on the screened porch or second floor deck. At night, make a fire in the fire pit down by the lake after your dinner you've cooked on the Weber gas grill. That's what we used to do with our kids.

You’ll find 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms plus a large open sleeping loft off the cathedral ceiling balcony.

The house sleeps 7 (4 adults and 3 kids max due to our well capacity). We have 2 1/2 baths (one full bath on the first floor), a great sound system, Netflix using our Roku internet system, a grand piano and DVD/VCR to play rentals you can get at the Errol General Store. Use our canoes or bring your own. Put your boat in at the Public Boat Launch on Rt 26. Bring your dog and enjoy miles of wilderness walks. You’ll go home rested, refreshed and rejuvenated.

We’re a short distance to exceptional fly and lake fishing, fabulous hiking, and flat and white-water paddling. There’s trout fishing on the Rapid River and Androscoggin. A short drive gets you to Grafton Notch and the Appalachian Trail for hiking. And of course, there’s paddling on the incomparable Lake Umbagog as well as the Androscoggin and Megalloway Rivers. The canoe is just steps away from the gorgeous covered deck right off the full kitchen.

Keywords: Lake Umbagog, lakefront, wilderness, loons, bass, fishing, kayaking, paddling, canoeing, off-grid

More Details

Property Manager
Gail Kilkelly
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2018

About Gail Kilkelly

The house was built by well-known post and beam contractor Tom Bembridge and our father in 1993 .Our family and dogs have enjoyed this spectacular property since 1968. Gail and her brothers spent their childhood summers on Lake Umbagog. Now their children have learned to swim, sail, fish and paddle as they continue to do today. This is the perfect spot for your entire family. We provide personalized service and look forward to meeting you! Arthur and Gail Kilkelly are both teachers (Community College of Vermont and South Burlington High School) and serve as the property managers.

Gail Kilkelly purchased this house in 1993

Why Gail Kilkelly chose Errol

This is Gail's mother's house. We rent it to help meet the costs of her medical needs.

What makes this house unique

This property affords you time to think, to dream, to find your creative spirit. You'll leave with peace in your heart, sun on your face, and a renewed sense of energy and purpose of life.

Guestbook comments from the manager

No need to describe the Wilderness Lodge Experience... it sells itself and no words can do it justice! Enjoyed an unusually warm late-summer week free of rain and full of sun. Thanks Gail and Arthur for the opportunity to share in your family history and amazing location on Lake Umbagog. Hope to see you all again in the future.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Errol in North Oxford

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    First floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Loft - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Open sleeping loft shares bath with Bedroom # 2.
    Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite 1/2 bath
    King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , One king with en suite full bath
  • Bedroom # 2 shares an ensuite full bath with the sleeping loft.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Grand Piano for your practice or pleasure! Fishing off the dock, the call of loons in the early morning and evening, watch eagles soar overhead. Quiet privacy and restful surroundings.


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(9 traveller reviews)

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SOLD OUT. Post and Beam Off-Grid Solar Home on the shores of Lake Umbagog
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Most Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

Quiet privacy with plenty of places to enjoy the peace and quiet. I love the little screened in porch. Great spot to listen to the loons. This was my third year, plan to be back next year. Love the addition of Dr. Bronner's soaps!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having a wonderful renter like you is a true joy. Thank you for taking such good care of the house while you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see all of you again next year!
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Great New Hampshire getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Wilderness Lodge is a great spot to relax and get away from it all. The property is very private, the cottage is more than adequately equipped, the lake is beautiful, and wildlife is plentiful. Our two dogs enjoyed the lake, and the yard is so private that we never worried that they were bothering anyone near by. We hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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As always, I beautiful time

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time at this vacation home and it was as good as the first. It's a beautiful home in a beautiful location. The coffee on the porch in the morning watching the hummingbirds, the campfires at night listening to the loons call and watching the fabulous night sky, fishing off the dock, canoeing the lake, it doesn't get any better than this.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to see you again. We hope to see you both next year!!
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Providence, RI

Wonderful week-long stay in late August...

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, quiet, secluded, wonderfully comfortable and well-equipped off-the-grid home. Perfect place to get away and kick back...or be as active as you want! We swam, paddled, fished, hiked, biked and had a great time exploring the lake, nearby rivers, and area parks. Couldn't have asked for a better place or more gracious property owners/caretakers.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allen - We loved having you and your family. Thank you for being such considerate guests!
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Derry, NH

Lovely, Tranquil, and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family and I have been to the Wilderness Lodge and enjoyed it more this time than we could have imagined. The kids enjoyed the bald eagle sightings, feeding the families of ducks every morning and evening, the deer we saw bounding through the forest, fishing, fishing and more fishing!!! There is so much to discover on the lake and something to do for everyone! We enjoyed starting our morning off with coffee and ending our day with cocktails on the amazing porch that looks out over the lake. Gail and her family are warm and welcoming. There is so much history on this property. They are blessed to have such an amazing piece of heaven and we are blessed that they shared it with us!! We look forward to visiting the Lodge again next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ray and Adrienne - We loved having you and look forward to seeing you and your adorable (and amazing) children again. Best wishes for a wonderful year with your whole family together. Gail and Arthur
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Portland, Connecticut

Wilderness Lodge Review

  • 5 of 5

This was the most comfortable and cozy place we ever vacationed at. The building was spotless and well stocked with all we needed, including a fantastic collection of reading material. We heard and saw loons every day and evening. The grandchildren visited, and we utilized the canoes to explore the various small islands and bays. There is so little boat activity on the Lake that it is like stepping back in history and experiencing what the fur traders and native Americans enjoyed. Most evenings we relaxed on the expansive front porch looking out over the lake. There was a fire pit down by the water and we roasted marshmallows and told stories, some of which were true. A small dock will accommodate a boat and moter if desired. We were quite content to fish for smallmouth bass from the canoes. There is a great expanse of water in the front of the cottage and would make for some great fun with a small sailboat. I was mostly content to paint and photograph the area. This was a vacation we will never forget and we hope we can return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kerry - The photographs you've shared with me are magical. We're so pleased that the entire family had an enjoyable time. We hope we see you again next year!
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Wilderness Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Errol General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
LL Cote
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Colebrook, NH
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Berlin/Gorham, NH
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Bethel, Maine
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Turn Off to Mountain Pond Road
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Dixville Notch
Nearest Point of Interest
The Balsams Hotel

Exceptional bird watching opportunities from the porch and dock. Concrete public boat launch 3 miles across the lake. Fish for small mouth bass, pickerel, pike, salmon.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Errol, New Hampshire

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £185.65
Pet Fee £74.26

Rates are subject to change prior to receiving $ 500.00 Reservation Fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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