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The Moose Lodge - Private home | river | 1mi to ski | sauna | pool table| outdoor kitchen

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (Sleeps 20)


We feel that our dreams came true when we discovered this house - a minute away from the ski slopes, yet in a world of its own. There is nothing else like it at Bretton Woods. Surrounded completely by National Forest land, the house sits on 32 acres bordered by National Forests on 3 sides, and the Ammonoosuc River on the other. It's located right below the West Mountain ski trails at Bretton Woods. The river runs along the property for over half a mile, and there are several separate private beach areas to be enjoyed - sandy beaches and pebble beaches. Awesome for tubing, fishing, swimming! Spectacular views of the mountains, including Mt Washington, will greet you when you are not immersed in the stunning woods. In front of the house, a large meadow is kept open by the National Forest Service to provide forage for many animals including moose and deer. On an opposite corner of the property is a beaver pond and a bog area that is a popular feeding ground for moose on summer nights, when it is not unusual to see people sitting near the entrance to our driveway to wait for the majestic animals to show up. Throughout the property, patches of blackberries, blueberries and raspberries alternate with beautiful woodlands and the sound of the river. In warm summer nights, you will be mesmerized by the thousands of fireflies that fly all around the property. Fly fish, swim, tube from your own backyard. And at night, enjoy more stars than you thought possible while making s'mores on the fire pit.


- Stunning setting, surrounded by National Forest and the Ammonoosuc River. Privacy! You will feel right in the middle of a National Park

- Private river frontage with several beaches (both sandy and rocky!)

- Incredible outdoor entertainment setup with pond, waterfalls, covered outdoor kitchen, large bar, large dining table with pergola, firepit

- On site swimming holes and river tubing

- Several miles of hiking trails and x-country trails on site

- Fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities

- Berry patches throughout the property (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)

- Free high speed wi-fi internet

- Large flat screen TVs with live cable and on-demand content from HBO, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu

- Sauna and Pool Table

- Wood and gas fireplaces


Decorated in lodge style, the house is furnished with everything you need, from a fully stocked kitchen to linens and towels. We also have AC units for those warm summer days! The house has 2 floors and a huge (12 foot deep) deck.



The top level features over 1700 sf of living space, plus a huge deck overlooking the meadows and the surrounding mountains. The views are outstanding, spanning from Cherry Mountain to Mt Washington to the slopes of Bretton Woods. A 2-person sauna will warm you after a day of hiking or skiing (or a dip in the river!), and we offer complimentary high-speed wifi and a huge library of on-demand movies and shows from Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, Netflix, etc, plus live cable TV.

You will come in from the front door, which is located on the meadows side. As you walk in, a mudroom provides a convenient place to take your shoes off and leave your jackets. From there, you will have the living room on your left, and the sunny "family room" on your right.


To the left as you walk in, you will find the open concept living/dining room and kitchen. The living room features a complete set of log futons, which double as sleeping space if needed; the sofa opens up to a queen bed, the love seat to a full bed, and the chair to a small bed, great for a little kid. The TV is equipped with Roku, which will give you access to tons of live and on-demand programming including cable TV, HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, plus hundreds of other channels. The oversized patio doors let you soak in the views and bring sunlight all day long, and a gas-powered wood stove keeps you warm and cozy. The large kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need, and the outdoor patio and kitchen is a true show-stopper!


To the right of the mudroom as you walk in is a spacious family room, which has a queen sized futon and an electric fireplace. A great spot for the kids to play, or to sit down and read a book while enjoying the views and checking for wildlife in the meadows. Of course, the queen sized futon also offers additional sleeping space for the larger groups.


The large master bedroom features huge sliders onto the deck and great views, and a private master bathroom with jetted Jacuzzi tub and separate shower area. The bed is queen sized, log style.


The additional 2 guestrooms on this floor feature a queen bed, and a twin over futon respectively, giving a total of 5 comfortable sleeping spaces.


The 2-person infrared sauna is a fantastic way to warm up at the end of a ski day, or to take care of your sore muscles at the end of a long hike or a day swimming in the river.


A huge, 12 foot wide deck wraps around the house to give you even more places to soak in your incredible surroundings from. It's the perfect spot for an afternoon drink or a morning coffee! Relax in the mountain breeze and watch the hummingbirds fly by, or the occasional wildlife.


The downstairs provides an additional 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed plus a twin bed, one with a full over full bunk plus a queen bed. In addition, there is a futon that sleeps an additional 2 people. While a lower level, you still get full sized windows that let you enjoy partial views, and you also have access to a TV room with a full set of living room furniture, an extra kitchen and a POOL TABLE!


First of all, words and pictures just can't do justice to this property. You will literally be immersed in the majesty of the White Mountains National Forest, and all it has to offer. The property offer several distinct areas, from thick pine woods to meadows to decidous forest and of course, the river frontage and many beaches. All this, just 1 mile from the Bretton Woods base area!

Most importantly, we care about our guests, and we will be with you every step of the way to make sure you have a fantastic vacation. We make it easy with a smooth check-in check-out process (just drive right up to the property, we use electronic locks so you don't need to pick up keys anywhere!), and late check-outs and early check-ins whenever possible.


With its spectacular setting and fantastic outdoor space, the Moose Lodge is a great venue for your informal wedding or for a large gathering. Please note, events and weddings with >30 invitees are subject to the following conditions:

1. $2,000 event fee, which includes the use of a 20x40 tent, 10 6-foot tables and 50 chairs

2. Guest must rent portable toilets

3. Guest must rent all units on the property, including Moose Lodge and Bear Cabin

4. Minimum of 4 night rental is required



*Operated under Meals and Rentals License N. 060929*

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Bretton Woods Rentals
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Bretton Woods Rentals

Owners of several properties in the area and of Bretton Woods Rentals, a small vacation rental management company focused on highly selected properties and top notch, personalized service. Very attentive, we want this to be a GREAT experience and value and follow up on all feedback we receive. We are constantly updating our units, so you will find new improvements every time. Please let us know what we can do to serve you better!

Why Bretton Woods Rentals chose Bretton Woods

You have to see it to believe it. We had to pinch ourselves when we first visited. The setting is idyllic.

What makes this house unique

Imagine staying in the middle of one of the most beautiful stretches of the White Mountain National Forest, but with all the amenities of a modern, upscale home! One of our AirBnB guests described it as "magical"


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bretton Woods in Carroll

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Upper Level, Master Bedroom with private bath and jacuzzi - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upper Level Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sauna Room - Twin over Double Bunk Bed - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Lower Level Bedroom on Kitchen Side - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Lower Level bedroom with Full/Full Bunk Bed - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Double Bed
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski


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The Moose Lodge - Private home | river | 1mi to ski | sauna | pool table| outdoor kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A wonderful family retreat

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property as a get away with my children and grandchildren. I was pleasantly surprised because it was more than I expected. The grounds were lovely with a built in kitchen and an outdoor dining table that sat 16. There is a path that goes down to a clean, clear stream which the children loved and after would have a baseball game in the yard. There is a large deck to have cocktails on in the evening while the sun goes down behind the mountains. The veiw was spectacular. We had alot of laughs together; it was a great bonding experience. The owner, Alex, is easy to talk to and very accommodating. I was truly impressed. We look forward to coming back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Dottie - we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the retreat we've been working hard to create! I can promise you it will be even better on your next visit!
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beautiful mountain home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great guys away vacation. Lots of snow and snowmobiling.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW !!! The Moose Lodge was by far the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed. They say in real estate location is everything,all you need to do is look at the pictures above and you’ll see that’s true here. The house itself is also amazing. Plenty of room for a large group or a family reunion. Very clean,comfortable and designed perfectly. The owners Alex&Aaron are super nice people and we look forward to seeing them again next year. Also saw great fireworks from our deck over the slopes of nearby Bretton Woods. Thanks Tom O

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, what can we say - THANK YOU! We are flattered, and glad that you've had a good time. It's a special place indeed, and we are glad to be able to share our slice of Heaven with guests like you and your family! Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you next time!
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Perfect place for a large family or two families.

  • 5 of 5

Great location 3 minutes from Bretton Woods ....and amazing views from the deck.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and phenomenal hosts

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a spacious property with proximity to the mountains and Bretton Woods, this is a great find.

There is tons of sleeping spots and it’s quite spacious with the second living area in the basement. The kitchen had everything you need to make meals and we were completely satisfied. There was lots of space outdoors to snowshoe right out the door and we didn’t get around to using the fire pit, but it’s super close.

Our stay was a group of 9 and we had more than enough space. I’m sure the place can sleep double because there’s futons everywhere. The basement was a bit musty, but we stuck the younger groups down there to sleep and play pool late into the night.

The TV options worked great and there’s board games onsite which is really great. What made the stay truly great was the kindness and generosity of the hosts. They answer queries super quick and the went above and beyond to help us on a few separate occasions. On New Year’s Eve we also had a spectacular view of the fireworks at the Mt-Washington right from our living room so that was a super suprise!!

We hope to definitely return in the future! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location and Lots of Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Very large, clean, and well taken care of property. We enjoyed it immensely! Near many scenic hikes including Franconia Notch and Crawford Notch. Would definitely stay again. Thanks a lot Alex!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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