HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Aug 20-27 open! Amazing View White Mts, Dog/Kid Friendly, Owners on Site

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

13-acre field and country roads for walking right outside your door.

RATES BASED ON OCCUPANCY: $100 per night for use of one bedroom; $125 for use of both beds and baths, plus 9% NH State tax and cleaning fee of $50 and $75 respectively. NO PET FEE, as all our guests are responsible pet owners.

OFF-SEASON RATE: March & April nightly rate is $75 per night for use of one bed/bath; $100 per night for both, plus 9% NH State Tax & cleaning fees as above.

Enjoy the entire 2nd story of our large stone house with its own entry. Owners live on the 1st floor in a wing off the main house. Upstairs has 2 spacious bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen), 2 full bathrooms, and well-equipped kitchen (lacking dishwasher only). Living room area is part of MB suite with basic cable plus HBO, Smart TV & DVD player in MB, WiFi, and good cell reception. Screened-in porch off MB suite has gas grill and best view in the house. Outdoor firepit in front yard, perfect for watching sunsets over the mountains to the west. Great for dogs - no roads or houses in sight. Children love it, too!

Smoking is permitted outdoors.

Hot tub, open May - October, is outside on the ground-level deck facing the mountains.

Highfields has excellent water from our own Artesian well - don't bother to buy any!

Many of our guests take our advice as long-time locals on routes to avoid traffic, or find the best local restaurants, berry-picking, hiking, skiing, farmers markets, and information on local activities. We enjoy facilitating your vacation in the area.

Please read our reviews. They speak for themselves.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Olga

Steve has lived in the Valley all his life and is the owner/operator of Home Grown Lumber, selling custom flooring, siding, mantels and tables. Olga's family built a second home here in the early 1950's and she moved to the area permanently in 1971. She recently retired from the Conway Public Library after working there since 1990. She plays guitar and is a storyteller and writer of fiction. She speaks French and ein bischen Deutsch.

Olga purchased this chateau / country house in 1976

Why Olga chose White Mountains

SHORT ANSWER: Outstanding view of mountains and Silver Lake; secluded location at the end of a dirt driveway; inside tips from the local owners, who live on site.

LONG ANSWER: Highfields was originally a log home built by Steve and Olga with friends in 1979. The 36-acre lot was heavily forested with old stone walls as the only testimony to the pastures of the 1800s. Over the years Steve has reclaimed 14 acres of field, opening up the view and creating an exclusive house site. Six years ago during extensive renovations, the logs were faced with old Montreal brick and a master bedroom addition was constructed on the first floor, freeing up the entire second story of the house for guest quarters. A second story deck was added, too. It has the best view on the property. Beautiful examples of Steve's wood products manufactured locally at Home Grown Lumber are evident in the second story renovations from the King Size bed in the master bedroom to the new floors, wainscoting and entryway, which is floor-to-ceiling red pine.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Since the owners spend their evenings in the downstairs addition on the northwest side of the house, upstairs guests rarely hear them, except when Olga is cooking in the kitchen, which is directly below the upstairs kitchen. Guests enjoy the privacy of their own apartment in a quiet location with no other houses in sight.

However, if you want some INSIDER INFORMATION about the area from long-time locals, Steve and Olga are home most evenings and are happy to share their knowledge over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. We know some terrific restaurants, routes to avoid traffic (especially in summer and fall!), good hikes and great beaches. Summer guests, please ask about the BEACH PASS for Silver Lake as it is only open to residents and their guests. We have a pass for you. The lake is a 10-minute drive on back roads. It has a gorgeous view, kid-friendly beach with tables and barbecue (charcoal) facilities, bathrooms and changing areas, a dock for good swimmers, and clear water off a sandy beach (rocks as you go deeper).

Winter guests can enjoy King Pine Ski Area 5 minutes down the road. Ask about snowmobile excursions, too! Our neighbors Ken and Paula Sweet do half-day and full-day trips right from your door with everything provided - Sweet Ride Snowmobiles. Cross country, sledding and snowshoeing is great right out your door, too - we live on a hill!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much Olga and Steve for the wonderful experience. Your home is a phenomenal, immaculate getaway. It is a great area to explore. The shops, the food and the quiet nights are all amazing. The mountains are exquisite and the sunsets are to die for. You're hospitality is like none other we have experienced. Hope to see you again. I would recommend Hobbs Tavern to any visitor. The blueberries from the neighbors are the best around. Thank you so much for your time and kindness.
Aug 2016
  • 1 of 8


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Madison in Carroll County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bath/shower combos in both bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The sleep sofa is in the same room as the king-size bed. It is the living room sofa - a master bedroom suite, really, so please be aware that 4 of the party will share a room, if there are 5 or more in your party, and you lose the sofa, when they go to bed. There is a queen-size bed in another room with its own bathroom across the hall. The place is palatial for 2, ideal for 4 and do-able for 6. Rates are $100; $125; and $150 per night depending on occupancy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Beautiful, quiet location yet located close to all that Mount Washington Valley has to offer. Miles of gravel roads and forest trails to walk or ski on right outside your door. We know the area and can suggest places, activities, and local events that interest you - including beach passes and how to avoid traffic in summer/fall!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Aug 20-27 open! Amazing View White Mts, Dog/Kid Friendly, Owners on Site
average rating of 4.857143 based on 43 reviews

in the middle of it all

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Nice location about halfway between North Conway and the Lake Winnipesaukee region and a similar distance to the Fryeburg area. Well stocked unit with lots of towels, extra pillows, paper products, shampoo, etc. Always great to find a pet friendly place that doesn't charge extra. Great screened in porch with awesome sunset views over the mountains. Master bedroom area is very spacious. Access to a hot tub located off the back deck of the owners' part of the home. Cons: Kitchen/dining area could feel a little cramped, even with only two people. Internet connectivity could be a little patchy at times. There was a moderately strong stale cigarette smell in the unit, I noticed it most each time I came in from outside and when my nose was right up against textiles like towels from the unit. Master bath has western saloon style swinging doors, so not the greatest if you like lots of privacy in the bathroom.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

awesome views

  • 5 of 5

great location, dog friendly, awesome views. Near everything you could want.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great view. Very clean and relaxing. Thank you

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Olga was very kind and we enjoyed the eggs and great area for snowshoeing. Also our dog loved the place and you cannot beat the views. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you and am glad that April Fool's Day storm gave you some fresh snow to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed 6 nights for February vacation and had a great time. It was quiet, extremely clean, and spacious. Just minutes to King Pine, and only a short drive to North Conway. The hosts were very gracious and Olga offered helpful suggestions about the area and a warm welcome. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Hoffman Estates

Winter Wonderland!!!

  • 5 of 5

We drove all the way from Chicago, the drive was unpleasant. We encountered huge snow storm and heavy rains that lasted hours. We highly recommend listening to Olga's directions because google maps will not help.

Here are the great points of our stay:

- The view of the mountain is incredible! Especially from the master bedroom. You wake up with the mountaintop starring at you.

- The condo we stayed in has its own entrance.

- The terrace is an excellent place to relax and grill after a long day of skiing and snowboarding.

- This place is very dog friendly. There is so much land for him to run around and play off leash.

It is definitely the best place to "recharge the battery" and reunite with nature! Steve and Olga are amazing people who would make you feel like home away from home! We would love to come back in summer time!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return in summer. Messi can try the doggie swimming pond just down the road, and his people can enjoy the beautiful beach at Silver Lake, which is not open to the public - residents and guests only.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Lovely, Quiet mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were more than impressed by our stay at Olga's place. The pictures don't do it justice! Much roomier than it looked. Kitchen was well stocked with more than essentials and plenty of room/utensils to cook full meals. We "stayed in" for 2 full days, just playing games and watching movies with the occasional walk in the snow and a few sled runs down the hill (sleds available to use). The other day we went to the local outlet malls in North Conway. We got about 20"+ of snow on our last night, but driveway was well plowed and easy to exit. Stairs to apartment are not exposed to elements and not a problem. Loved our stay and the beautiful woodwork within and the views outside. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the place even better than expected. It's hard to convey the scope of the view with photos. Come back in warm weather. We would love to see you and your well-behaved doggie again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, ME / Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
King Pine Ski Area
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Indian Mound, Ossipee
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 113
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Purity Spring Resort and/or Inn at Crystal Lake
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
King Pine Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Silver Lake
Car: necessary

Highfields in winter is spectacular. You will be cozy with our wood furnace heat. There are also many trails accessible right from our door for cross country and snowshoe enthusiasts. Also great sledding, as we live on a hill.Downhill skiing is as close as 5 minutes (King Pine Ski Area) with larger areas like Cranmore Mt., Attitash and Wildcat half an hour's drive away. Enjoying a hot toddy or cup of tea by the outdoor fireplace as the sun sets is always a treat.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Madison, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning for 2 £38.47
Tax Rate 9.0%

The rate for an occupancy of 2 is $100 per night. For more than 2 it is $125 per night. Cleaning fees are $50 for 2; $75 for more than 2.
We prefer guests stay at least 4 nights, 6 or 7 is even better.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enquire Now

You might like these similar holiday rentals