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Charming NH log cabin "Lake Escape" on Highland Lake in Stoddard ~

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


About the property

Log cabin with 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. Ranch style log 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.

While our free WIFI service with Roku access, will allow you to "stay connected", there are 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!

State of NH License #063406

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Mary Sullivan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Mary Sullivan

We purchased this "Lake Escape" in Jan. 2012. Our draw to this quaint, tranquil setting, is it's calming tranquility. There's plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiasts. Only 45 minutes to the NH State Capital in Concord, 15 minutes to Hillsboro, Peterborough, Keene, and close to many recreational activities, including Mt. Monadnock, Sunapee State Park, Crotched Mountain, and countless quaint New England towns. Our family (including our black lab, Stella), decided it's time to share this gem with other families.

Our cabin observes all NH Rental Licensing requirements (NH License #063406)

Mary Sullivan purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Mary Sullivan chose Stoddard

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. Cruise the beautiful waters of Highland Lake in our complimentary kayaks. Enjoy a hike, take a journey up panoramic Pitcher Mountain to climb the fire tower, drive or walk to the top of Blueberry Mountain to pick buckets of blueberries, visit a local art list goes on. Or, relax, do nothing, and enjoy!


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests to be respectful renters, observing common sense noise levels between the hours of 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
  • Guests/Renters responsible for proper use and care of Owner's belongings. Broken, missing, damaged items subject to loss of Damage Deposit.
  • Property complies with State of NH licensing requirements - License Number 063406
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 6
  • 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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • 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
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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). Hiking, blueberry picking, fishing, and boating and the natural beauty of the area make this a go to destination for many seeking a getaway, yet within 1 hour to many other NH "touristy" destinations - see www.visitnh.com


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Charming NH log cabin "Lake Escape" on Highland Lake in Stoddard ~
average rating of 4.388889 based on 18 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: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay 👍👍👍

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is placed in a very idyllic and serene setting and met all our needs. Mary our host was most accommodating and informative, she lets us in on things to do and places to visit concurrent with the season. We took many day trips before returning too the cabin for our nightly retreat to the screened porch. A very relaxing two weeks. We will most definitely visit again!!! Jean and Darrelll Oct 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you made our cabin part of your East Coast vacation! You couldn't have asked for better weather for your day trips and taking in the beautiful foliage. We welcome you back anytime as you plan your future adventures!
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Charming cabin

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely visit here. The place is in immaculate condition. It has just about anything one could think of except we were unable to connect to Wifi, which we needed. We would definitely go back. Mary was a sweetheart to work with.

Thank You

Michelle & Peter

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle and Peter. We're glad enjoyed your stay!
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A great getaway for couples or families.

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the woods , within a short amble to the beautiful shore of Highland Lake, this cabin has so many little extras. (A treasure trove of stuff under the breezeway was a pleasant surprise.)

The hammock, multiple places to sit and relax, the firepit and charcoal grill, the kayaks and rowboat and the screened in breezeway all make this an inviting place to kick back and leave the hustle of modern living to others for a while.

During the day we napped on the hammock, watched the chipmunks scurry around and enjoyed the nearly perfect weather. At night we took in the complete darkness broken only when we looked up to gaze at the stars through the canopy of trees that surrounded us.

The nearby marina afforded us another great view of the lake as well as really good food and friendly service at great prices. We rented a motorized rowboat and traveled the length of the lake, taking in the first changes in the autumn foliage. (The only real drawback was that after Labor Day, the marina cuts its days of operation to Fri-Sun.)

The nearby General Store had just enough of the basics to make shopping there a great alternative to heading to "the big city" , and my wife really liked what could well be the world's smallest Post Office, which is little more than a cubicle at the end of the store.

A short drive took us to Pitcher Mountain where we rewarded with panoramic mountain views. (Do not miss this...a short, though slightly steep walk is well worth the effort)

In closing, I'd like to thank Mary who helped make this trip seamless and was kind enough to extend our stay by a day.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome. We're so glad you enjoyed your vacation. It sounds like your Pitcher Mountain hike and boat rental were memorable adventures! We welcome you back to our "Lake Escape" anytime~
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Labor Day Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our needs. Lots to do in the local area! The propane heater in the LR was awesome, as it did get chilly at night. Having access to the kayaks and bikes was also a big plus. Overall a great experience

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your long weekend get away. For the unofficial end of Summer, you certainly did have a couple of cool nights! The new gas stove in the LR is one of our favorite updates. There's nothing quite like sitting by toasty warm fire when there's a chill in the air! Come visit again!
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The cabin was just what we wanted. Our host Mary Sullivan was very nice and always quick to respond

  • 4 of 5

This cabin had so many ammeneties. It was very clean. The beds were really comfortable.The fire pit was fun at night. The house sat across from quiet Highland Lake. The hill to get to the row boat was too steep for my elderly mother so we went over to the marina and rented a pontoon boat. April the manager was helpful and made it a special day. Mary supplied a row boat that my husband and son used for fishing.. We had a Good time and definitely will be back.This cabin was supplied with everything I needed and more.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. What a great way for your Mom and your family to explore and enjoy the lake too. We welcome you back any time!
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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 and Sunapee 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 ......

(See links provided for additional NH tourist attractions and information @ www.visitnh.com)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Stoddard, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring/Summer 2018
16 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Waste Removal £71.43 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Pet Fee £71.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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