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Charming log cabin "Lake Escape" on Highland Lake in Stoddard, NH.....

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ranch style log home, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, with full lake access and lakeside views.

Start your day with coffee on the porch listening to the call of the loons on beautiful, 7 mile long Highland Lake in Stoddard. This private, tranquil setting is your perfect lake escape. Home is adorned with a knotty pine interior, and nestled on a very private, quiet, lakeside setting. 2 bedrooms sleep 7 comfortably with full bath, double bed, bunk beds and twin bed, sleep sofa, and a day bed on the porch (like sleeping under the stars). Also includes use of 3 kayaks, rowboat, 2 fishing poles, and 2 bicycles.

Plenty of recreational activities within walking distance; Highland Lake Marina - 1/2 mile, Stoddard General Store - 1 mile, hiking trail to Stoddard Rocks/Pioneer Lake - 1/2 mile. Drive or hike to the top of nearby "Blueberry" Pitcher Mtn. (Yankee Magazine's top NE blueberry picking spot). Hike Pitcher Mtn. Fire Tower. Stoddard boasts over 65% of Conservation Land, with miles of recreational trails for hiking or biking. Horseback riding nearby, known for stellar fishing, kayaking, swimming, bird watching, and of course, relaxing!

Only 15 minutes to Keene's shopping, restaurants, and cultural activities, 20 minutes to Mt. Sunapee's four season recreation area for zip lining, mountain top gondola rides, or take in the Annual League of NH Craftsmen's week long August event. 10 minutes to historic Hillsborough to enjoy their Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, their weekend Farmer's Market , or local art galleries, glass blowing and exhibits. So many things to do for all ages!

More Details

Mary Sullivan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2017

About Mary Sullivan

We purchased this "Lake Escape" in Jan. 2012. Our draw to this quaint, tranquil setting, is it's calming peacefulness. There's plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiasts, and it's only 45 minutes to the NH State Capital in Concord, 15 minutes to Keene, and close to many other recreational activities. Our family (including our black lab, Stella), decided it's time to share this gem with other families.

Mary Sullivan purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Mary Sullivan chose Monadnock Region

Close to modern amenities and cultural activities, the quaint town of Stoddard is perfect for escaping the chaos. You'll experience a simpler way of life as you cross the wooden bridge, and wind around the corners on your climb up Shedd Hill Road. This cabin, and it's surroundings, has an abundance of natural beauty. It's ideal for year round outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking, walking, biking, fishing, boating, berry picking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, local art, bird watching, and so much more.....

What makes this cabin unique

Who doesn't dream of staying in a rustic log cabin on a lake? This beauty is ideal for creating traditions and memories to last a lifetime......Kicking back in the rocking chairs on the screened porch listening to the loons. Take a trip down to the Marina for breakfast, lunch or dinner (and a cocktail). Check out the ice cream and penny candy while you're there. Enjoy a hike, take a journey up panoramic Pitcher Mountain to the climb the fire tower, drive or walk to the top of Blueberry Mountain to pick buckets of blueberries.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Stoddard in Cheshire County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Sleep sofa in living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleep sofa is located in living room
  • Bedroom 1 - double bed Bedroom 2 - bunk beds and twin bed Sleep Sofa in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Highland Lake is very well known for great fishing. Fishing licenses available at the Marina. Children 15 and under do not require license. Motorized boat rentals available at Highland Lake Marina. Large boat ramp access is available at 2 locations (Marina, and on Route 123)


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Charming log cabin "Lake Escape" on Highland Lake in Stoddard, NH.....
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful log cabin on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay! We stayed at a perfect time in September, so the lake was quiet and it felt like we were the only 2 people on the small street. The cabin was clean, cozy and felt homey. The beds were comfortable and we loved sitting out on the screened in porch for coffee in the morning. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and we enjoyed using the charcoal grill. We used the kayaks and explored the lake and did some fishing right from the lakefront. We found plenty of places to hike nearby and even did Monadnock one day! We enjoyed the quiet and when we wanted noise and people, it was a short 30 minute drive into Keene for shopping and restaurants. Overall this place is great for just about anybody!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Loved the cabin but walkway to the lake was too steep to use the kayaks

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Spent the entire month of August at "'Lake Escape" . Except for the sound of jet skis, motor boats and power tools upon occasion, this is a quiet, secluded get-a-way. There is room enough for several cars and is more affordable than many rentals in the area. The 3 lake kayaks, row boat, water toys etc. are a real plus. All mattresses are comfortable. The screened-in porch is a delightful area that also allows one to escape the overwhelming mildew/mold in the cabin. Do not store anything in the basement. My bike seat grew mold. The tap water is not suitable for drinking, plenty of drinking water is provided by owner, when requested. As one who entertains a lot, the kitchen equipment was less than adequate. The oven, when hot, is malodorous. Be sure to bring your own large pot for pasta, lobsters etc. If you drink wine, bring your own glasses.

There is access to Highland lake via a short, but steep, walk from cabin. There is no beach. Unfortunately, the recent drought and warm temps have allowed a proliferation of plant life to grow in Highland Lake this summer. Swimming from lake access is not recommended for this reason. There is a public beach on Island Pond a short drive away. I thoroughly enjoyed swimming there.

Be sure to bring your own towels, as only a few dish towels and a random towel can be found here and there. If you plan to use the kitchen, you will need to buy your own sponges, dish soap…

Did my best to Jerry-rig shades for the 2nd bedroom since none are provided. If you sleep cold, bring extra blankets. The windows are difficult to maneuver and many are missing screens.

There is a restaurant at the Marina, ½ mile down the road. Grocery stores are 20-30 min away in either Keene or Hillsborough. Was told the High Tide Restaurant in Hillsborough has great seafood, but didn’t make it there. Can’t say I can recommend any of the restaurants I sampled in the Keene/Hillsborough/Stoddared area.

Thunder and lightning storms knocked out all power 2 nights in a row, for a total of 14 hours, this included the loss of water. The marina lost power as well. The owner was unaware this outage occurred and believes it to be an unusual event. I was thankful for my camping gear. The kerosene lamps at the property are not functional and the flashlight provided contained dead batteries. Fortunately, there are lots of candles available at the cabin.

One can find cell phone coverage outside the cabin at the top of the driveway. The WiFi works well.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback from your visit to our cabin. The experiences and needs of our guest's is extremely important to us. The summer of 2016 in NH, August in particular, exceeds all records as the hottest, haziest, with lowest rainfall. This resulted in drought conditions. We provide bottled water to our guests in an effort to conserve on our water resources from our private well. Additionally, we equip our basement with a dehumidifier for periods of high humidity. We're sorry you didn't reach out to us during your stay about the items you noted, as we would have been very happy to assist. While we can't control NH's weather and the elements, we have since revised our "Guest's Guidebook" to ensure the items you noted were absent, are easier to locate for future guests. We also added shades in the 2nd bdrm :-) Thank you again for your feedback. We take great pride on being responsive and available to our guests. We want to ensure every visitor has a memorable and enjoyable vacation experience.
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Nice simple cabin

  • 4 of 5

Nice tidy cabin, close to the lake. We visited with two couples, beds were fine, everything worked well. A nice little getaway location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Destination

  • 4 of 5

If quiet, tranquility is what you have in mind, this is the place. You can be off the grid for a weekend and return whenever you choose to. The cabin was clean, and perfectly outfitted with all that you need for your stay.Kayaking on the lake and hiking in the mountains are at your doorstep. Time stands still.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful "Lake Escape"

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is great, and the setting is lovely. No wifi or cell phone reception meant a needed break from the constant intrusion of technology while I was there. The pictures really show what the place is like- comfortable and well maintained. Pitcher Mountain was a nice daily walk- during foliage season the view was amazing and got better every day! I hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highland Lake Marina Restaurant
"Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, local entertainment, excellent home cooking. Boat rent..."
Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail
"www.msgtc.org 46 miles of hiking trails from Mt. Monadnock to Mt. Sunapee "
Pitcher Mountain
Mount Sunapee State Park
"Four seasons of activities await you at beautiful Mt. Sunapee State Park; gondola rides, zi..."
Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce
"Shopping, dining, theater, nightlife and entertainment await you 15 minutes away in the home..."
Tooky Mills Restaurant & Pub
"Tasty local fair with local town character, only 10 minutes away. Catch the Hillsborough Ba..."
Stoddard Rocks
"Trail head to Stoddard Rocks/Pioneer Lake is .5 miles from cabin "
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Highland Lake Marina
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hillsboro, Sunapee, Kearsarge, Bennington
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Highland Lake Marina
Car: necessary

Numerous beginner to expert hiking and biking trails are available throughout the Town of Stoddard and the surrounding Monadnock Region. Two adult bicycles are provided for our guests.

In addition to the free use of our 3 kayaks and a rowboat, there are motorboat, paddle boat, canoe, and pontoon boat rentals available at the Highland Lake Marina 1/2 mile down Shedd Hill Road. (contact Marina for rates)

Seasonal berry picking (blueberries and strawberries). Fresh local farm produce is available at general store and on Shedd Hill Rd.

Excellent fishing for beginners and experts alike. NH Fishing Licenses available for purchase at the Marina. No license is required for kids 15 and under. One fishing pole is available for guests (....worms not included)

Horseback riding available, several local art galleries, Stoddard's Town Library.

No charge for magnificent star gazing, sunsets, loon calls, bird sightings, and memories to last a lifetime ......


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Stoddard, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring/Summer 2017
13 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £242
Cleaning & Waste Removal £81
Pet Fee £81

Please contact owner regarding pet policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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